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roaster

  • noun a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)
    • the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got
  • noun a cook who roasts food

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adorned

  • adjective provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
    decorated.
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day

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prim

  • verb assume a prim appearance
    • They mince and prim
  • verb contract one's lips
    • She primmed her lips after every bite of food

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patrician

  • noun a person of refined upbringing and manners
  • noun a member of the aristocracy
    aristocrat; blue blood.

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lushness

  • noun the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
    voluptuousness; luxuriance.

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finical

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; finicky; picky.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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put_off

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
    turn off.

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all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

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wrangle

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; dustup; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    wrangling; haggling; haggle.

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argle

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civilized

  • adjective having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
    civilised.
    • terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world
  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry

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overnice

  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    squeamish; nice; prissy; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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trimness

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trim.
    • in good trim

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nitpicker

  • noun someone who makes small and unjustified criticisms

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dainty

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; treat.
  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; niminy-piminy; mincing.

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carper

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    niggler.

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sorehead

  • noun someone who is peevish or disgruntled

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debate

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argumentation; argument.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; disputation.

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disceptation

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

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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busy

  • verb keep busy with
    occupy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch

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old-maidish

  • adjective satellite primly fastidious
    old-womanish.

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choosy

  • adjective satellite difficult to please
    choosey.

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public_debate

  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    disputation; debate.

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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polemize

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemise; polemicise; polemicize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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squabble

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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antagonist

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; opponent.
  • noun a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
    • when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist

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fall_out

  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    follow.
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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squabbler

  • noun someone who quarrels about a small matter

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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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dispute

  • noun a disagreement or argument about something important
    difference of opinion; difference; conflict.
    • he had a dispute with his wife
    • there were irreconcilable differences
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
  • noun coming into conflict with
    contravention.

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dodge

  • noun an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    stratagem; contrivance.
    • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
  • noun a quick evasive movement

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qualm

  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    scruple; misgiving.
  • noun a mild state of nausea
    squeamishness; queasiness.

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contention

  • noun a point asserted as part of an argument
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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argufy

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    altercate; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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bargy

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advocate

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; exponent.
  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.

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stickler

  • noun someone who insists on something
    • a stickler for promptness

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parry

  • noun (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
  • noun a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    counterpunch; counter.

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully

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malcontent

  • noun a person who is discontented or disgusted
  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    ill-affected; disaffected; rebellious.

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polemic

  • noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    polemist; polemicist.
  • noun a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

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words

  • noun the words that are spoken
    • I listened to his words very closely
  • noun the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    lyric; language.
    • his compositions always started with the lyrics
    • he wrote both words and music
    • the song uses colloquial language

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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hedge

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedgerow.
  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedging.

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difference

  • noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
    • there are many differences between jazz and rock
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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squabble

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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gainsay

  • verb take exception to
    challenge; dispute.
    • She challenged his claims

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caviller

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; quibbler; pettifogger.

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devil's_advocate

  • noun someone who takes the worse side just for the sake of argument

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showiness

  • noun extravagant elaborateness
    floridness; flamboyance; floridity.
    • he wrote with great flamboyance

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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wrangler

  • noun someone who argues noisily or angrily
  • noun a cowboy who takes care of the saddle horses
    horse wrangler.

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voluptuousness

  • noun the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)
    hot stuff.
    • he thought she was really hot stuff
  • noun the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
    lushness; luxuriance.

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genteelness

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; gentility.

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pettifog

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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luxuriance

  • noun the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
    lushness; voluptuousness.

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prudery

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    primness; Grundyism; prudishness.

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evade

  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; sidestep; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully
  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    elude; bilk.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation

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vermiculated

  • adjective satellite decorated with wormlike tracery or markings
    vermicular; vermiculate.
    • vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework
  • verb decorate with wavy or winding lines
    vermiculate.

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altercate

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    argufy; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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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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disputant

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    eristic; controversialist.

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polished

  • adjective perfected or made shiny and smooth
    • his polished prose
    • in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes
    • freshly polished silver
  • verb make (a surface) shine
    shine; polish; smooth; smoothen.
    • shine the silver, please
    • polish my shoes

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baroque

  • noun elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
    baroqueness.
  • noun the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
    Baroque era; Baroque period.

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punctiliousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    scrupulousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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smoothness

  • noun a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
    • admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs
    • some artists prefer the smoothness of a board
  • noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; fluency.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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creek

  • noun a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
    brook.
    • the creek dried up every summer
  • noun any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma

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fence

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fencing.
  • noun a dealer in stolen property

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floridness

  • noun extravagant elaborateness
    showiness; flamboyance; floridity.
    • he wrote with great flamboyance

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duck

  • noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • noun (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    duck's egg.

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crackle

  • noun the sharp sound of snapping noises
    crepitation; crackling.
  • noun glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
    crackle china; crackleware.

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neatness

  • noun the state of being neat and smart and trim
    spruceness.
  • noun the trait of being neat and orderly
    tidiness.

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bickering

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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bust-up

  • noun a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)

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dustup

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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awry

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; cockeyed.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite not functioning properly
    amiss; wrong; haywire.
    • something is amiss
    • has gone completely haywire
    • something is wrong with the engine

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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fuss

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; hassle.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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embattled

  • adjective satellite prepared for battle
    • an embattled city
  • verb fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
    embattle.
    • an embattled castle

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gentility

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; genteelness.

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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suaveness

  • noun the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
    suavity; blandness; smoothness.

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mincing

  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; niminy-piminy; dainty.
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; mince; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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quarreler

  • noun a disputant who quarrels
    quarreller.

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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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tiff

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; spat.

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gentleman

  • noun a man of refinement
  • noun a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
    valet de chambre; man; gentleman's gentleman; valet.
    • Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man

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moot

  • noun a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
    • he organized the weekly moot
  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    deliberate; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind

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logomachy

  • noun argument about words or the meaning of words

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haggling

  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    wrangling; haggle; wrangle.
  • verb wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
    chaffer; higgle; haggle; huckster.
    • Let's not haggle over a few dollars

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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wranglesome

Contentious; quarrelsome. Prov. Eng. Halliwell.

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argy

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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chicane

  • noun a bridge hand that is void of trumps
  • noun a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

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damask

  • noun a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
  • noun a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it

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wrangling

  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    haggling; haggle; wrangle.
  • verb to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
    brawl; wrangle.
    • The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street

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brawl

  • noun an uproarious party
    do; bash.
  • noun a noisy fight in a crowd
    free-for-all.

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carp

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  • noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

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scrapper

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    combatant; fighter; belligerent; battler.

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free

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

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squeamish

  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    overnice; nice; prissy; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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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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opposition

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    resistance.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun the relation between opposed entities
    oppositeness.

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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combatant

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; fighter; belligerent; battler.
  • adjective satellite engaging in or ready for combat

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adversary

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; antagonist; opponent.

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fussiness

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; choler; crossness; fretfulness; petulance; peevishness.
  • noun unnecessary elaborateness in details

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squabble

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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disputation

  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; debate.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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rebutter

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    confuter; refuter; disprover.
  • noun (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
    rebuttal.

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civilised

  • adjective having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
    civilized.
    • terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world
  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry

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have

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

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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pick_apart

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    criticise; knock; criticize.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free

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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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persnickety

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snotty; snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; too big for one's breeches; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • adjective satellite characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
    pernickety.
    • a persnickety job
    • a persnickety school teacher

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sparring

  • noun an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
  • noun making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
    spar.

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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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pettifoggery

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; bickering; tiff; spat.

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opinion

  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; persuasion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?
  • noun a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
    view.
    • his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

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primness

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    prudery; Grundyism; prudishness.
  • noun exaggerated and arrogant properness
    priggishness.

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argue

  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason.
  • verb have an argument about something
    contend; debate; fence.

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maidish

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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criticise

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    knock; pick apart; criticize.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
  • verb act as a critic
    criticize.
    • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either

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quibbler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; caviller; pettifogger.

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belligerent

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; fighter; battler.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
    aggressive.
    • aggressive acts against another country
    • a belligerent tone

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confuter

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    rebutter; refuter; disprover.

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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repugn

  • verb to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
    contend; contest.
    • They contested the outcome of the race

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elude

  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    bilk; evade.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
  • verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    escape.
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

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meticulosity

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulousness.

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disaffected

  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    malcontent; ill-affected; rebellious.
  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; alienate; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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puffed

  • adjective satellite gathered for protruding fullness
    puff.
    • puff sleeves
  • verb smoke and exhale strongly
    puff; whiff.
    • puff a cigar
    • whiff a pipe

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groomed

  • adjective neat and smart in appearance; well cared for
    • the manager was a beautifully groomed young man
    • his horse was always groomed
  • verb educate for a future role or function
    train; groom; prepare.
    • He is grooming his son to become his successor
    • The prince was prepared to become King one day
    • They trained him to be a warrior

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cultivated

  • adjective (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing
    • cultivated land
  • verb foster the growth of
    cultivate.

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refined

  • adjective (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
    • she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship
    • refined people with refined taste
  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune; refine.
    • refine one's style of writing

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argy-bargy

  • noun a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
    argle-bargle.

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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old-womanish

  • adjective satellite primly fastidious
    old-maidish.

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argumentation

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argument; debate.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    line; argument; line of reasoning; logical argument.
    • I can't follow your line of reasoning

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differ

  • verb be different
    • These two tests differ in only one respect
  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; disagree; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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opposer

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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nauseated

  • adjective satellite feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
    queasy; nauseous; sick; sickish.
  • verb upset and make nauseated
    nauseate; sicken; turn one's stomach.
    • The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach
    • The mold on the food sickened the diners

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handbag

  • noun a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    bag; purse; pocketbook.
    • she reached into her bag and found a comb

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choosey

  • adjective satellite difficult to please
    choosy.

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finicky

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; picky; finical.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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haggle

  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    wrangling; haggling; wrangle.
  • verb wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
    chaffer; higgle; huckster.
    • Let's not haggle over a few dollars

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cultured

  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; polite; civilized; genteel; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society
  • verb grow in a special preparation
    culture.
    • the biologist grows microorganisms

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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overrefined

  • adjective satellite excessively delicate or refined
    superfine.
  • verb refine too much or with excess of subtlety
    over-refine; overrefine.
    • He is overrefining this matter

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indicate

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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brabble

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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spar

  • noun any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
  • noun a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

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breeding

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    gentility; genteelness.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    training; education.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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rococo

  • noun fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
  • adjective satellite having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation
    • an exquisite gilded rococo mirror

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spat

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff.
  • noun a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles
    gaiter.

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opponent

  • noun a contestant that you are matched against
    opposite; opposition.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; antagonist.

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fastidiousness

  • noun the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style
    • neatness and fastidiousness of dress

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contestation

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

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prissy

  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    puritanical; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; victorian; prudish; prim; straightlaced; priggish.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts
  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    overnice; squeamish; nice; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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caviler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    quibbler; caviller; pettifogger.

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resistance

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    opposition.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

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grundyism

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    primness; prudery; prudishness.

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polemicize

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemise; polemicise; polemize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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damascene

  • noun a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Damascus

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opposing

  • adjective satellite characterized by active hostility
    opponent.
    • opponent (or opposing) armies
  • verb be against; express opposition to
    oppose.
    • We oppose the ban on abortion

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pernickety

  • adjective satellite characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
    persnickety.
    • a persnickety job
    • a persnickety school teacher

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refuter

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    rebutter; confuter; disprover.

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particular

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    specific.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; detail.
    • it was perfect in all details

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ornateness

  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; rhetoric; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language
  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
    elaborateness.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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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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disarrange

  • verb destroy the arrangement or order of
    • My son disarranged the papers on my desk
  • verb disturb the arrangement of
    • disarrange the papers

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prudishness

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    primness; prudery; Grundyism.

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flamboyant

  • noun showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    flame tree; Poinciana regia; royal poinciana; peacock flower; Delonix regia.
  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; showy.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad

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womanish

  • adjective satellite having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men
    • womanish tears

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difference_of_opinion

  • noun a disagreement or argument about something important
    difference; conflict; dispute.
    • he had a dispute with his wife
    • there were irreconcilable differences
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

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challenge

  • noun a demanding or stimulating situation
    • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power
  • noun a call to engage in a contest or fight

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floridity

  • noun extravagant elaborateness
    showiness; floridness; flamboyance.
    • he wrote with great flamboyance

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up

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

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spruceness

  • noun the state of being neat and smart and trim
    neatness.

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controversialist

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    eristic; disputant.

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niggler

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    carper.

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squabblesome

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pettifogger

  • noun a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
    shyster.
  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; quibbler; caviller.

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trim

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

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run-in

  • noun an angry dispute
    wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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bicker

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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eristic

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    disputant; controversialist.
  • noun the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)

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dissent

  • noun (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
    • he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion
  • noun a difference of opinion

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trig

  • noun the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
    trigonometry.
  • adjective satellite neat and smart in appearance
    trim; clean-cut.
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard

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elaborateness

  • noun marked by elaborately complex detail
    intricacy; elaboration; involution.
  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
    ornateness.

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tidy

  • noun receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
  • verb put (things or places) in order
    straighten out; tidy up; straighten; clean up; square away; neaten.
    • Tidy up your room!

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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affray

  • noun noisy quarrel
    altercation; fracas.
  • noun a noisy fight
    disturbance; ruffle; fray.

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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flamboyance

  • noun extravagant elaborateness
    showiness; floridness; floridity.
    • he wrote with great flamboyance

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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castled

  • adjective satellite having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
    embattled; castellated; battlemented.
    • a crenelated molding
  • verb move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
    castle.

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tidiness

  • noun the habit of being tidy
  • noun the trait of being neat and orderly
    neatness.

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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quiddity

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quibble.
  • noun the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
    haecceity.

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polemise

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemicise; polemicize; polemize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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barney

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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contest

  • noun an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
    competition.
  • noun a struggle between rivals

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tilt

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    joust.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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orderly

  • noun a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
    • the orderly laid out the general's uniform
  • noun a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
    hospital attendant.

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battler

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; fighter; belligerent.

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suavity

  • noun the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
    blandness; suaveness; smoothness.

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scrupulousness

  • noun conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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sick

  • noun people who are sick
    • they devote their lives to caring for the sick
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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vermiculate

  • verb decorate with wavy or winding lines
  • adjective satellite infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
    worm-eaten; wormy.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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conflict

  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; struggle.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
  • noun opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    • he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

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nice

  • adjective pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
    • what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith
    • nice manners
    • a nice dress
    • a nice face
    • a nice day
    • had a nice time at the party
    • the corn and tomatoes are nice today
  • noun a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera

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cavil

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    quibble; quiddity.
  • verb raise trivial objections
    carp; chicane.

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disprover

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    rebutter; confuter; refuter.

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readjustment

  • noun the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)
  • noun the act of adjusting something to match a standard
    adjustment; registration.

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fastidious

  • adjective giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
    • a fastidious and incisive intellect
    • fastidious about personal cleanliness
  • adjective having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    exacting.
    • fastidious microorganisms
    • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements

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firestorm

  • noun a storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area
  • noun an outburst of controversy
    • the incident triggered a political firestorm

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combat

  • noun an engagement fought between two military forces
    armed combat.
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; fighting; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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queasiness

  • noun a mild state of nausea
    qualm; squeamishness.
  • noun inability to rest or relax or be still
    uneasiness; restlessness.

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arguing

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument
  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason; argue.

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devil

  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Satan; Old Nick.
  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; demon; daimon; fiend.

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disagree

  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; differ; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions
  • verb be different from one another
    disaccord; discord.

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puff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    whiff; puff of air.
  • noun a light inflated pastry or puff shell

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decorated

  • adjective provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
    adorned.
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day

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resister

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; thwarter; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    opposer; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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squeamishness

  • noun a mild state of nausea
    qualm; queasiness.
  • noun the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked
    • the program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers
    • he refused to allow squeamishness to deter him from his duty

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bangle

  • noun jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
    bracelet.
  • noun cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    fallal; novelty; trinket; gewgaw; gaud; bauble.

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take_issue

  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; differ; disagree.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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uncluttered

  • adjective satellite having nothing extraneous
    unlittered.
    • an uncluttered room
    • the unlittered shoulders of the road
  • verb rid of obstructions
    unclutter; clear.
    • Clear your desk

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niggle

  • verb worry unnecessarily or excessively
    fuss; fret.
    • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now
  • verb argue over petty things
    squabble; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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criticize

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    criticise; knock; pick apart.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
  • verb act as a critic
    criticise.
    • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either

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fighter

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; belligerent; battler.
  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; attack aircraft.

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picky

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; finicky; finical.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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bobbery

A squabble; a tumult; a noisy disturbance; as, to raise a bobbery. Low Halliwell.

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meticulous

  • adjective satellite marked by precise accordance with details
    punctilious.
    • meticulous research
    • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme care in treatment of details
    • a meticulous craftsman
    • almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities

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meticulousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulosity.

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polemicise

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemise; polemicize; polemize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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fighting

  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
  • verb be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    contend; struggle; fight.
    • the tribesmen fought each other
    • Siblings are always fighting
    • Militant groups are contending for control of the country

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blandness

  • noun the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern
    • the blandness of his confession enraged the judge
  • noun lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property
    insipidness; insipidity.

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quarrel

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

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argle-bargle

  • noun a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
    argy-bargy.

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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brangle

A wrangle; a squabble; a noisy contest or dispute. R.
A brangle between him and his neighbor. Swift.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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fussy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy.
  • adjective satellite overcrowded or cluttered with detail
    busy.
    • a busy painting
    • a fussy design

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