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sweetening

  • noun something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
    sweetener.
  • noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
    enhancement.

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ejaculate

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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rhetorician

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

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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temperament

  • noun your usual mood
    disposition.
    • he has a happy disposition
  • noun excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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precondition

  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    condition; stipulation.
  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; given.

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foul

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

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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well-mannered

  • adjective satellite of good upbringing
    well-bred.
  • adjective satellite socially correct in behavior
    mannerly.

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neutralization_reaction

  • noun a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
    neutralization; neutralisation; neutralisation reaction.

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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barbarization

  • noun an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
    barbarisation.

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depressurise

  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurize; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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liveliness

  • noun general activity and motion
    animation.
  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    life; sprightliness; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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porno

  • noun creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
    pornography; erotica; smut; porn.

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oxidise

  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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untie

  • verb undo the ties of
    unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb cause to become loose
    loosen; undo.
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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automatize

  • verb turn into an automaton
    automatise.
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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disability

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    handicap; impairment; disablement.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment

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fuck_all

  • noun little or nothing at all
    Fanny Adams; bugger all; sweet Fanny Adams.
    • I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all
    • I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery

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stain

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

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daze

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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honorific

  • noun an expression of respect
    • the Japanese use many honorifics
  • adjective satellite conferring or showing honor or respect
    • honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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sexualise

  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    sexualize.
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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denationalise

  • verb put under private control or ownership
    denationalize.
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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digit

  • noun one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
    figure.
    • 0 and 1 are digits
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; finger.

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goose_egg

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it

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masculinize

  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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commercialisation

  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    commercialization.
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

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activation

  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

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impart

  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; pass on.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students
  • verb bestow a quality on
    lend; contribute; add; bring; bestow.
    • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
    • The music added a lot to the play
    • She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings
    • This adds a light note to the program

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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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appropriation

  • noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting
    annexation.

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signature_tune

  • noun a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
    theme song; signature.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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resplendence

  • noun brilliant radiant beauty
    resplendency; glory.
    • the glory of the sunrise

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elocution

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

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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water_gate

  • noun regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
    floodgate; head gate; sluicegate; penstock; sluice valve.

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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plump_out

  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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intensification

  • noun action that makes something stronger or more extreme
  • noun the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)

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naturalise

  • verb adopt to another place
    naturalize.
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike
    naturalize.

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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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standardizer

  • noun a person who sets a standard for things to conform to
    standardiser.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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lessen

  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
  • verb make smaller
    minify; decrease.
    • He decreased his staff

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desiccant

  • noun a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
    siccative; drying agent; drier.

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heat_energy

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat.

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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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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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emptiness

  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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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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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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vitalise

  • verb give life to
    vitalize.
    • The eggs are vitalized
  • verb make more lively or vigorous
    vitalize.
    • The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man

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filtration

  • noun the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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fatness

  • noun excess bodily weight
    blubber; avoirdupois; fat.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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equilibrise

  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
    equilibrate; equilibrize; balance.
    • She has to balance work and her domestic duties
    • balance the two weights

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above

  • noun an earlier section of a written text
    • for instructions refer to the above
  • adjective satellite appearing earlier in the same text
    • flaws in the above interpretation

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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jaundice

  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
    icterus.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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niche

  • noun a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    • he found his niche in the academic world
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; recess.

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leitmotif

  • noun a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
    leitmotiv.

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linguistic_communication

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    language.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

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ionization

  • noun the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)
    ionisation.
    • the ionization of a gas
  • noun the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas
    ionisation.

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immaterialize

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    unsubstantialise; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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monetary_system

  • noun anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
    medium of exchange.

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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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wastefulness

  • noun the trait of wasting resources
    thriftlessness; waste.
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; waste.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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virilise

  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilize; masculinize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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contraction

  • noun (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
    muscular contraction; muscle contraction.
  • noun the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    condensation; compression.
    • the contraction of a gas on cooling

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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hairdo

  • noun the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    hairstyle; coif; hair style; coiffure.

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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rumba

  • noun syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
    rhumba.
  • noun a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
    rhumba.

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deodorize

  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

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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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digitiser

  • noun device for converting analogue signals into digital signals
    analog-to-digital converter; analog-digital converter; digitizer.

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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ball_cock

  • noun floating ball that controls level in a water tank
    ballcock.

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procedure

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    process.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
    operation.
    • the operations in building a house
    • certain machine tool operations

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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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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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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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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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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demythologization

  • noun the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
    demythologisation.

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furore

  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; cult; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season
  • noun a sudden outburst (as of protest)
    furor.

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souse

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

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oxygenize

  • verb change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
    oxygenise.
  • verb dehydrogenate with oxygen
    oxygenise.

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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synchronizing

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
    synchronisation; synchronicity; synchronism; synchronization; synchroneity; synchrony.
    • the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves
  • noun an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
    synchronising; synchronization; synchronisation.

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labyrinthine

  • adjective relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear
    • labyrinthine deafness
  • adjective satellite resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
    mazy; labyrinthian.
    • a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths

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absolution

  • noun the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
  • noun the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
    remittal; remission of sin; remission.

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detribalization

  • noun the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living
    detribalisation.
  • noun the decline or termination of tribal organization
    detribalisation.

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reflate

  • verb economics: experience reflation
    • The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures
  • verb economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
    • These measures reflated the economy

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depersonalisation_neurosis

  • noun emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
    depersonalization disorder; depersonalization; depersonalisation disorder; depersonalization neurosis; depersonalisation.

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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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masculinisation

  • noun the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
    virilization; masculinization; virilisation.

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lessening

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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introit

  • noun a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services

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denationalization

  • noun changing something from state to private ownership or control
    privatization; privatisation; denationalisation.

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calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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bombast

  • noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
    blah; fustian; claptrap; rant.

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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bilge

  • noun water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
    bilge water.
  • noun where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom

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curvature

  • noun (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
    • curvature of the spine
  • noun the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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bemusement

  • noun confusion resulting from failure to understand
    puzzlement; mystification; bewilderment; befuddlement; bafflement; obfuscation.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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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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sparge

  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sprinkle.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt
  • verb agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
    • sparge the water

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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phraseology

  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words
    diction; phrasing; choice of words; verbiage; wording.
    • use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

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sitar

  • noun a stringed instrument of India; has a long neck and movable frets; has 6 or 7 metal strings for playing and usually 13 resonating strings

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archaise

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaize.
    • archaized craftwork

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gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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sluice

  • noun conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
    sluiceway; penstock.
  • verb pour as if from a sluice
    sluice down.
    • An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef

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insulating_material

  • noun a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
    insulation; insulant.

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physiological_state

  • noun the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
    physiological condition; physical condition.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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oxide

  • noun any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

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archaist

  • noun a person who archaizes
  • noun an expert or collector of antiquities
    antiquary; antiquarian.

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urbanise

  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    urbanize.
    • Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them
  • verb make more industrial or city-like
    urbanize.
    • The area was urbanized after many people moved in

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centralization

  • noun the act of consolidating power under a central control
    centralisation.
  • noun gathering to a center
    centralisation.

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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stylisation

  • noun the act of stylizing; causing to conform to a particular style
    stylization.

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lifehack

  • verb make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

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spicery

  • noun the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
    spiciness; spice.

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slenderize

  • verb make slender or appear to be slender
    slenderise.
    • slenderizing skirts
  • verb take off weight
    slim; melt off; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.

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currency

  • noun the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
  • noun general acceptance or use
    • the currency of ideas

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degenerate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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impregnation

  • noun material with which something is impregnated
    • the impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue
  • noun the process of totally saturating something with a substance
    saturation.
    • the impregnation of wood with preservative
    • the saturation of cotton with ether

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freshen

  • verb make (to feel) fresh
    refresh.
    • The cool water refreshed us
  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    refreshen; refresh; freshen up.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game

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times

  • noun a more or less definite period of time now or previously present
    • it was a sign of the times
  • noun an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed
    multiplication.
    • the multiplication of four by three gives twelve
    • four times three equals twelve

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demagnetisation

  • noun the process of removing magnetization
    demagnetization.

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absolute

  • noun something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative
    • no mortal being can influence the absolute
  • adjective perfect or complete or pure
    • absolute loyalty
    • absolute silence
    • absolute truth
    • absolute alcohol

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ceremony

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremonial occasion; observance; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor
  • noun any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
    • the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine
    • he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball
    • he disposed of it without ceremony

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provincial

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
    • the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials
  • noun a country person
    bucolic; peasant.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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strop

  • noun a leather strap used to sharpen razors
  • verb sharpen on a strop
    • strop razors

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farce

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    forcemeat.

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