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staunch (Also staunchings, stauncher, staunches, staunched, staunchest, staunching) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to staunch

tie_up

  • verb secure with or as if with ropes
    bind; tie down; truss.
    • tie down the prisoners
    • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
  • verb invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
    • All my money is tied up in long-term investments

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disassociate

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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invariable

  • noun a quantity that does not vary
    constant; constant quantity.
  • adjective not liable to or capable of change
    • an invariable temperature
    • an invariable rule
    • his invariable courtesy

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foul

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

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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lock_away

  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; shut up; lock; lock in; put away; shut away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe

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unconvertible

  • adjective used especially of currencies; incapable of being exchanged for or replaced by another currency of equal value
    unexchangeable; inconvertible.

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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skid

  • noun one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  • noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    shoe; brake shoe.

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obviate

  • verb do away with
    rid of; eliminate.
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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stave

  • noun (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
    staff.
  • noun one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    lag.

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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unruffled

  • adjective satellite free from emotional agitation or nervous tension
    unflustered; unflurried; unperturbed.
    • the waiters were unflurried and good natured
    • with contented mind and unruffled spirit"- Anthony Trollope
  • adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    smooth; quiet; placid; tranquil; still.
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water

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shut_away

  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; shut up; lock; lock in; put away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe

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stable

  • noun a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
    stalls; horse barn.
  • verb shelter in a stable
    • stable horses

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breach

  • noun a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
  • noun an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

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footsure

  • adjective satellite not liable to stumble or fall
    surefooted; sure-footed.
    • on surefooted donkeys

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immutable

  • adjective not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature
    changeless.
    • the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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congest

  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; choke; foul; clog up; choke off; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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disfranchisement

  • noun the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote

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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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blockade

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    encirclement.
  • noun prevents access or progress

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lock_up

  • verb secure by locking
    • lock up the house before you go on vacation
  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    shut up; lock; lock in; put away; shut away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe

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bottleneck

  • noun a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    chokepoint; constriction.
  • noun the narrow part of a bottle near the top

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drag

  • noun the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
    retarding force.
  • noun something that slows or delays progress
    • taxation is a drag on the economy
    • too many laws are a drag on the use of new land

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dampen

  • verb smother or suppress
    stifle.
    • Stifle your curiosity
  • verb make moist
    wash; moisten.
    • The dew moistened the meadows

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long-wearing

  • adjective satellite capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay
    durable.
    • durable denim jeans

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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rock-steady

  • adjective satellite consistent in performance or behavior
    dependable; steady-going.
    • dependable in one's habits
    • a steady-going family man

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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unconditioned

  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unlearned; innate.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • adjective not conditional
    unconditional.
    • unconditional surrender

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steadfastness

  • noun loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
    staunchness.
  • noun steadfast resolution

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reliable

  • adjective worthy of reliance or trust
    dependable.
    • a reliable source of information
    • a dependable worker
  • adjective satellite worthy of being depended on
    true; dependable; honest.
    • a dependable worker
    • an honest working stiff
    • a reliable sourcSFLe of information
    • he was true to his word
    • I would be true for there are those who trust me

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triumph

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

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prevent

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
    keep.
    • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
    • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
    • Keep the child from eating the marbles

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fill_up

  • verb make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    make full; fill.
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride
  • verb become full
    fill.
    • The pool slowly filled with water
    • The theater filled up slowly

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shut_off

  • verb stem the flow of
    close off.
    • shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation
  • verb isolate or separate
    close off.
    • She was shut off from the friends

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consistent

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
    • testimony consistent with the known facts
    • I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
  • adjective capable of being reproduced
    reproducible.
    • astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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haul_up

  • verb come to a halt after driving somewhere
    pull up; draw up.
    • The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn
    • The chauffeur hauled up in front of us

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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layover

  • noun a brief stay in the course of a journey
    stop; stopover.
    • they made a stopover to visit their friends

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rigorous

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    strict.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    tight; stringent.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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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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get_down

  • verb lower (one's body) as by kneeling
    • Get down on your knees!
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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forestall

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; foreclose.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    anticipate; counter; foresee.

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surcease

  • noun a stopping
    cessation.
    • a cessation of the thunder

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volatile

  • noun a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    • it was heated to evaporate the volatiles
  • adjective evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    • volatile oils
    • volatile solvents

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clog_up

  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; choke off; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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everlasting

  • noun any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
    everlasting flower.
  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; eternal; ageless; eonian; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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tie-up

  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; association; tie.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England
  • noun an interruption of normal activity
    standstill; stand.

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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suffocate

  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    asphyxiate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
  • verb impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    stifle; asphyxiate; choke.
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

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splinter

  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    sliver.
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    break away; secede.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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undestroyable

  • adjective satellite very long lasting
    perdurable; indestructible; durable.
    • less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys
    • the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent
  • adjective satellite not capable of being destroyed

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uneven

  • adjective not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
    • an uneven color
    • uneven ground
    • uneven margins
    • wood with an uneven grain
  • adjective satellite (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
    mismatched.
    • vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church

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separation

  • noun the state of lacking unity
  • noun coming apart
    breakup; detachment.

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bring_up

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb bring up
    parent; nurture; raise; rear.
    • raise a family
    • bring up children

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change

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

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wait

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; time lag.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    waiting.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him

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haemostasis

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasia; hemostasia; hemostasis.

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unhesitating

  • adjective satellite characterized by quickness and firmness
    resolute.
    • his reply was unhesitating

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haemostasia

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasis; hemostasia; hemostasis.

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defeat

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    licking.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    frustration.

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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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conglutinate

  • verb cause to adhere
    coapt.
    • The wounds were coapted
  • verb stick together
    • the edges of the wound conglutinated

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retired

  • adjective satellite no longer active in your work or profession
  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    retire.
    • He retired at age 68

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retiree

  • noun someone who has retired from active working
    retired person.

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forbid

  • verb command against
    prohibit; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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give_the_gate

  • verb terminate a relationship abruptly
    give the bounce; give the axe.
    • Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman

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roll_up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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hard-and-fast

  • adjective satellite (of rules) stringently enforced
    strict.
    • hard-and-fast rules

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lodging

  • noun structures collectively in which people are housed
    housing; living accommodations.
  • noun the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
    lodgement; lodgment.
    • the lodgment of the balloon in the tree

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quenching

  • noun the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
    extinction; extinguishing.
    • the extinction of the lights
  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; allay; slake; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst

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bog_down

  • verb get stuck while doing something
    bog.
    • She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation
  • verb cause to get stuck as if in a mire
    mire.
    • The mud mired our cart

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set_back

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back

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perm

  • noun a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
    permanent wave; permanent.
  • noun a city in the European part of Russia
    Molotov.

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unchangeable

  • adjective not changeable or subject to change
    • a fixed and unchangeable part of the germ plasm"-Ashley Montagu
    • the unchangeable seasons
    • one of the unchangeable facts of life

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procrastinate

  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dillydally; dilly-dally; drag one's heels; stall; shillyshally; drag one's feet.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days
  • verb postpone or delay needlessly
    • He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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forestalling

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    preclusion; obviation.
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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conformable

  • adjective satellite quick to comply
    • I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable"-Shakespeare
  • adjective satellite disposed or willing to comply
    amenable.
    • someone amenable to persuasion

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symmetrical

  • adjective having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
    symmetric.
  • adjective satellite exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
    harmonious; proportionate.

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changelessness

  • noun the property of remaining unchanged
  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    unchangeableness; unchangeability; unchangingness.

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dormant

  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    hibernating; torpid.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs
  • adjective (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
    inactive.
    • a dormant volcano

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unlearned

  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unconditioned; innate.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • verb try to forget; put out of one's memory or knowledge
    unlearn.

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ageless

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; eternal; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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flag

  • noun emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  • noun a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    masthead.

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rigid

  • adjective satellite incapable of or resistant to bending
    stiff.
    • a rigid strip of metal
    • a table made of rigid plastic
    • a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
    • stiff hair
    • a stiff neck
  • adjective satellite incapable of compromise or flexibility
    strict.

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choke_off

  • verb suppress
    choke back; choke down.
    • He choked down his rage
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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emeritus

  • noun a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
  • adjective satellite honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'

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unfaithful

  • adjective not true to duty or obligation or promises
    • an unfaithful lover
  • adjective having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend
    • her husband was unfaithful

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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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blocking

  • noun the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
    block.
  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; block up; stop; blockade; barricade; block off; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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kibosh

  • verb stop from happening or developing
    stop; halt; block.
    • Block his election
    • Halt the process

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phase-out

  • noun the act or instance of a planned discontinuation

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stop_up

  • verb fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
    plug; secure.
    • plug the hole
    • stop up the leak

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stabilized

  • adjective satellite made stable or firm
    stabilised.
  • verb make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium
    stabilise; stabilize.
    • The drug stabilized her blood pressure
    • stabilize prices

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lapse

  • noun a mistake resulting from inattention
    oversight.
  • noun a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters

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shelve

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb place on a shelf
    • shelve books

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closing

  • noun the act of closing something
    shutting.
  • noun the last section of a communication
    close; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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plug

  • noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    stopper; stopple.
  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    chew; wad; quid; cud; chaw.

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break_off

  • verb interrupt before its natural or planned end
    break short; cut short.
    • We had to cut short our vacation
  • verb prevent completion
    break; stop; discontinue.
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations

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defer

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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sign_off

  • verb cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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coapt

  • verb cause to adhere
    conglutinate.
    • The wounds were coapted
  • verb fit tightly and fasten

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defusing

  • noun the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
    deactivation.
  • verb remove the triggering device from
    defuse.

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dilly-dally

  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dillydally; drag one's heels; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally; drag one's feet.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

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abort

  • noun the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
    • I wasted a year of my life working on an abort
    • he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area
  • verb terminate before completion
    • abort the mission
    • abort the process running on my computer

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concordant

  • adjective satellite in keeping
    agreeable; consonant; accordant; conformable.
    • salaries agreeable with current trends
    • plans conformable with your wishes
    • expressed views concordant with his background
  • adjective satellite being of the same opinion
    concurring.

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lay_over

  • verb interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
    stop over.
    • We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil
  • verb place on top of
    superimpose; superpose.
    • can you superimpose the two images?

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leave_off

  • verb come to an end, stop or cease
    • the road leaves off at the edge of the forest
    • leave off where you started
  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece

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cut_off

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb cease, stop
    cut.
    • cut the noise
    • We had to cut short the conversation

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hesitate

  • verb pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
    waver; waffle.
    • Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures
  • verb interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
    pause.
    • The speaker paused

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unwavering

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite not showing abrupt variations
    level.
    • spoke in a level voice
    • she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss

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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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bung

  • noun a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    spile.
  • verb give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
    fee; tip.
    • Remember to tip the waiter
    • fee the steward

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stymie

  • noun a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    stymy.
  • noun a thwarting and distressing situation
    stymy.

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delay

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    hold; postponement; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    holdup.

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imperishable

  • adjective not perishable
  • adjective satellite unceasing
    abiding; enduring.
    • an abiding belief
    • imperishable truths

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put_away

  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; shut up; lock; lock in; shut away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe
  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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mutable

  • adjective capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
    changeable.
    • a mutable substance
    • the mutable ways of fortune
    • mutable weather patterns
    • a mutable foreign policy

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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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truthful

  • adjective expressing or given to expressing the truth
    true.
    • a true statement
    • gave truthful testimony
    • a truthful person
  • adjective satellite conforming to truth
    • I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so
    • a truthful statement

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occlude

  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; close up; obturate; jam; impede; block.
    • obstruct the path

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changeless

  • adjective not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature
    immutable.
    • the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God
  • adjective satellite unvarying in nature
    constant; unvarying; invariant.
    • maintained a constant temperature
    • principles of unvarying validity

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flag_down

  • verb signal to stop
    • Let's flag down a cab--it's starting to rain
    • The policeman flagged down our car

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unfluctuating

  • adjective satellite not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
    firm; steady.
    • stocks are still firm

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quits

  • adjective satellite on equal terms by payment or requital
    • we're now quits
    • finally quits with the loan
  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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unshakable

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite without flaws or loopholes
    watertight; unassailable; bulletproof.
    • an ironclad contract
    • a watertight alibi
    • a bulletproof argument

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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apodeictic

  • adjective satellite of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
    apodictic.

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hemostatic

  • adjective satellite tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
    styptic.

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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authentic

  • adjective satellite conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
    reliable.
    • an authentic account by an eyewitness
    • reliable information
  • adjective satellite not counterfeit or copied
    veritable; bona fide; unquestionable.
    • an authentic signature
    • a bona fide manuscript
    • an unquestionable antique
    • photographs taken in a veritable bull ring

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give_up

  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; waive; forgo.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
  • verb give up with the intent of never claiming again
    abandon.
    • Abandon your life to God
    • She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti
    • We gave the drowning victim up for dead

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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natural

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

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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give_the_bounce

  • verb terminate a relationship abruptly
    give the axe; give the gate.
    • Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman

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broadcasting

  • noun a medium that disseminates via telecommunications
    broadcast medium.
  • noun taking part in a radio or tv program

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preventive

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventative; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; hinderance.

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unvaried

  • adjective lacking variety
    unvarying.

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nolle_prosequi

  • noun an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
    nol pros.
  • verb drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
    nolle pros; nol.pros..
    • They nolle prossed the charge

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devote

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    commit; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb dedicate
    pay; give.
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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stability

  • noun the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast
    stableness.
  • noun a stable order (especially of society)

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nonwavering

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enclose

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house
  • verb close in; darkness enclosed him"
    hold in; confine.

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staunch

  • verb stop the flow of a liquid
    stanch; halt; stem.
    • staunch the blood flow
    • stem the tide
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    unswerving; steadfast.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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fidelity

  • noun accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
  • noun the quality of being faithful
    faithfulness.

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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styptic

  • noun a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
    astringent drug; astringent.
  • adjective satellite tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
    hemostatic.

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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stopover

  • noun a stopping place on a journey
    way station.
    • there is a stopover to change planes in Chicago
  • noun a brief stay in the course of a journey
    stop; layover.
    • they made a stopover to visit their friends

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secede

  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    splinter; break away.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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permanent

  • noun a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
    permanent wave; perm.
  • adjective continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
    lasting.
    • permanent secretary to the president
    • permanent address
    • literature of permanent value

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fade

  • noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    slicing; slice.
    • he took lessons to cure his slicing
  • noun gradually ceasing to be visible
    disappearance.

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close_in

  • verb advance or converge on
    draw in.
    • The police were closing in on him
  • verb surround completely
    inclose; shut in; enclose.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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dam

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

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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placid

  • adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    smooth; quiet; unruffled; tranquil; still.
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water
  • adjective satellite not easily irritated
    equable; even-tempered; good-tempered.
    • an equable temper
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays

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iridescent

  • adjective satellite varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    shot; changeable; chatoyant.
    • changeable taffeta
    • chatoyant (or shot) silk
    • a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent
  • adjective satellite having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
    nacreous; pearlescent; opalescent; opaline.
    • an iridescent oil slick
    • nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl
    • a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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interrupt

  • noun a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
  • verb make a break in
    cut off; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages

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downright

  • adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
    • a downright answer
    • a downright kind of person
  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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day

  • noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day
  • noun some point or period in time
    • it should arrive any day now
    • after that day she never trusted him again
    • those were the days
    • these days it is not unusual

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stopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    showstopper; show-stopper.
  • noun a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
    conversation stopper.

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preclude

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb make impossible, especially beforehand
    close out; rule out.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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motoring

  • noun the act of driving an automobile
  • verb travel or be transported in a vehicle
    drive; motor.
    • We drove to the university every morning
    • They motored to London for the theater

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rock

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

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arrester

  • noun a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
    arrester hook.

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retired_person

  • noun someone who has retired from active working
    retiree.

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lasting

  • adjective continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
    permanent.
    • permanent secretary to the president
    • permanent address
    • literature of permanent value
  • verb persist for a specified period of time
    last; endure.
    • The bad weather lasted for three days

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ward_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb avert, turn away, or repel
    • Ward off danger

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stalling

  • noun a tactic used to mislead or delay
    stall.
  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dillydally; dilly-dally; drag one's heels; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally; drag one's feet.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

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thwart

  • noun a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
    cross thwart.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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staunch

  • verb stop the flow of a liquid
    stanch; halt; stem.
    • staunch the blood flow
    • stem the tide
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    unswerving; steadfast.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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staunch

  • verb stop the flow of a liquid
    stanch; halt; stem.
    • staunch the blood flow
    • stem the tide
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    unswerving; steadfast.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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resolute

  • adjective firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
    • stood resolute against the enemy
    • faced with a resolute opposition
    • a resolute and unshakeable faith
  • adjective satellite characterized by quickness and firmness
    unhesitating.
    • his reply was unhesitating

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baulk

  • noun the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
    balk.
    • a player with ball in hand must play from the balk
  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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steadied

  • adjective satellite made steady or constant
    • the noise became a steadied roaring
  • verb make steady
    becalm; steady; calm.
    • steady yourself

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obturate

  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; close up; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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earth_up

  • verb block with earth, as after a landslide
    land up.

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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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stabilised

  • adjective satellite made stable or firm
    stabilized.
  • verb support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    steady; brace; stabilize; stabilise.
    • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel

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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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extinguishing

  • noun the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
    quenching; extinction.
    • the extinction of the lights
  • verb put an end to; kill
    snuff out; extinguish.
    • The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children

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driving

  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    drive.
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

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creditworthy

  • adjective satellite having an acceptable credit rating
    responsible.
    • a responsible borrower

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relinquishing

  • noun a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
    relinquishment.
  • noun the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
    relinquishment.

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pit_stop

  • noun a stop during an automobile trip for rest and refreshment
  • noun a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car

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intermit

  • verb cease an action temporarily
    break; pause.
    • We pause for station identification
    • let's break for lunch

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postpone

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam

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reconciled

  • adjective satellite made compatible or consistent
  • verb make (one thing) compatible with (another)
    accommodate; conciliate; reconcile.
    • The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories

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one

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

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prorogue

  • verb hold back to a later time
    set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

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shut

  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
  • verb become closed
    close.
    • The windows closed with a loud bang

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eternal

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite tiresomely long; seemingly without end
    interminable; endless.
    • endless debates
    • an endless conversation
    • the wait seemed eternal
    • eternal quarreling
    • an interminable sermon

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monotony

  • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    humdrum; sameness.
    • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
    • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
    • he hated the sameness of the food the college served
  • noun constancy of tone or pitch or inflection

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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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embarrass

  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    abash.
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    obstruct; hinder; stymie; blockade; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn

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rein

  • noun one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
  • noun any means of control
    • he took up the reins of government

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honest

  • adjective not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    honorable.
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  • adjective satellite without dissimulation; frank
    • my honest opinion

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seal_off

  • verb make tight; secure against leakage
    seal.
    • seal the windows
  • verb impose a blockade on
    blockade.

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hindering

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; clogging; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    hinder; impede.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project

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stableness

  • noun the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast
    stability.

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truehearted

  • adjective satellite unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
    firm; loyal; fast.
    • a firm ally
    • loyal supporters
    • the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison
    • fast friends

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cheese

  • noun a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
  • noun erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
    tall mallow; high mallow; Malva sylvestris; cheeseflower.

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suspend

  • verb hang freely
    • The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them
  • verb cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
    • suspend the particles

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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consecrate

  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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lay_off

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    furlough.
    • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

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disown

  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disinherit.
  • verb cast off
    repudiate; renounce.
    • She renounced her husband
    • The parents repudiated their son

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sheer

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

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divorce

  • noun the legal dissolution of a marriage
    divorcement.
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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durable

  • adjective satellite existing for a long time
    long-lived; long-lasting; lasting.
    • hopes for a durable peace
    • a long-lasting friendship
  • adjective satellite capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay
    long-wearing.
    • durable denim jeans

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inalterable

  • adjective not capable of being changed or altered
    unalterable.
    • unalterable resolve
    • an unalterable ground rule

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pull_the_plug

  • verb prevent from happening or continuing
    • The government pulled the plug on spending

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right-down

  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; downright; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity
  • adverb positively
    • a regular right-down bad 'un"--Charles Dickens

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foreclose

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage

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stave_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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filibuster

  • noun a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    filibusterer.
  • noun (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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unfaltering

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty

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unceasing

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; perpetual; eternal; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
    ceaseless; constant; perpetual; never-ending; incessant; unremitting.
    • the ceaseless thunder of surf
    • in constant pain
    • night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
    • the never-ending search for happiness
    • the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
    • man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
    • unremitting demands of hunger

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inconvertible

  • adjective used especially of currencies; incapable of being exchanged for or replaced by another currency of equal value
    unconvertible; unexchangeable.
  • adjective satellite not capable of being changed into something else
    untransmutable.
    • the alchemists were unable to accept the inconvertible nature of elemental metals

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unending

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unceasing; perpetual; eternal; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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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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consonant

  • noun a speech sound that is not a vowel
  • noun a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant

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nolle

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congenital

  • adjective satellite present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
    innate; inborn.

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draw_rein

  • verb control and direct with or as if by reins
    rein in; harness; rein.
    • rein a horse

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stall

  • noun a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    kiosk; cubicle; booth.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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outstanding

  • adjective satellite distinguished from others in excellence
    • did outstanding work in human relations
    • an outstanding war record
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; prominent; spectacular.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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slat

  • noun a thin strip (wood or metal)
    spline.
  • verb equip or bar with slats
    • Slat the windows

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shillyshally

  • noun the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
    cunctation; procrastination.
  • verb be uncertain and vague

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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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lull

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    letup.
    • there was never a letup in the noise
  • noun a period of calm weather
    quiet.
    • there was a lull in the storm

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disjoint

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president
  • verb separate at the joints
    disarticulate.
    • disjoint the chicken before cooking it

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reprieve

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    respite.
  • noun an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    suspension; abatement; hiatus; respite.

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genuine

  • adjective not fake or counterfeit
    echt.
    • a genuine Picasso
    • genuine leather
  • adjective satellite not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    true; unfeigned.
    • genuine emotion
    • her interest in people was unfeigned
    • true grief

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footed

  • adjective having feet
    • footed creatures
    • a footed sofa
  • verb pay for something
    foot; pick.
    • pick up the tab
    • pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
    • foot the bill

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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responsible

  • adjective worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
    • a responsible adult
    • responsible journalism
    • a responsible position
    • the captain is responsible for the ship's safety
    • the cabinet is responsible to the parliament
  • adjective satellite being the agent or cause
    responsible for.
    • determined who was the responsible party
    • termites were responsible for the damage

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standdown

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    stand-down.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    stand-down.

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disunify

  • verb break up or separate
    break apart.
    • The country is disunifying
    • Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989

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fracture

  • noun breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    break.
    • it was a nasty fracture
    • the break seems to have been caused by a fall
  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; faulting; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

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set_in_stone

  • adjective satellite no longer changeable
    carved in stone.
    • the agreement is not yet set in stone

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sure

  • adjective having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    certain.
    • felt certain of success
    • was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    • was very sure in his beliefs
    • sure of her friends
  • adjective satellite exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
    certain.
    • be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through
    • be sure to lock the doors

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trade_embargo

  • noun a government order imposing a trade barrier
    embargo; trade stoppage.

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regular

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

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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enduring

  • adjective satellite unceasing
    abiding; imperishable.
    • an abiding belief
    • imperishable truths
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; abide; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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chatoyant

  • adjective satellite varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    shot; changeable; iridescent.
    • changeable taffeta
    • chatoyant (or shot) silk
    • a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent

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constancy

  • noun the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
    stability.
    • early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds
  • noun (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
    perceptual constancy.

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steady

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

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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unhorse

  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; dismount; get off; get down.

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metastability

  • noun the quality of a physical system that persists in its existing equilibrium when undisturbed (or only slightly disturbed) but able to pass to a more stable equilibrium when sufficiently disturbed

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discontinuance

  • noun the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
    discontinuation.

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nolle_pros

  • verb drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
    nolle prosequi; nol.pros..
    • They nolle prossed the charge

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stand-down

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    standdown.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    standdown.

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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obstructive

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; hindering; clogging.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street

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invariableness

  • noun the quality of being resistant to variation
    invariability; invariance.

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recess

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    deferral.
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; niche.

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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settee

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settle.
  • noun a small sofa

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retire

  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    • He retired at age 68
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    withdraw.
    • He retired from chess

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pursuant

  • adjective satellite (followed by `to') in conformance to or agreement with
    • pursuant to our agreement
    • pursuant to the dictates of one's conscience

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ending

  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    termination.
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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dissociate

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    divorce; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president
  • verb regard as unconnected
    decouple.
    • you must dissociate these two events!
    • decouple our foreign policy from ideology

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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arrester_hook

  • noun a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
    arrester.

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stringent

  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    rigorous; tight.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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shut_in

  • verb surround completely
    inclose; enclose; close in.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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shoe

  • noun footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
  • noun (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time

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disunite

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president
  • verb force, take, or pull apart
    part; divide; separate.
    • He separated the fighting children
    • Moses parted the Red Sea

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changeful

  • adjective such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
    changeable.
    • changeable behavior
    • changeable moods
    • changeable prices

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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dam_up

  • verb obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
    dam.
    • dam the gorges of the Yangtse River

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fend

  • verb try to manage without help
    • The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
  • verb withstand the force of something
    resist; stand.
    • The trees resisted her
    • stand the test of time
    • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

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pause

  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; suspension; interruption.
  • noun temporary inactivity

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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abiding

  • adjective satellite unceasing
    enduring; imperishable.
    • an abiding belief
    • imperishable truths
  • verb dwell
    bide; abide; stay.
    • You can stay with me while you are in town
    • stay a bit longer--the day is still young

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fickle

  • adjective satellite marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
    volatile.
    • fickle friends
    • a flirt's volatile affections
  • adjective satellite liable to sudden unpredictable change
    mercurial; erratic; quicksilver.
    • erratic behavior
    • fickle weather
    • mercurial twists of temperament
    • a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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surefooted

  • adjective satellite not liable to stumble or fall
    footsure; sure-footed.
    • on surefooted donkeys
  • adjective satellite not liable to error in judgment or action
    confident; sure-footed.
    • most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman
    • demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani

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wearing

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
  • noun the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    wear.
    • she bought it for everyday wear

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sacking

  • noun coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
    bagging.
  • noun the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    dismissal; firing; sack; liberation; release; discharge; dismission.

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invariability

  • noun a quality of uniformity and lack of variation
    evenness.
  • noun the quality of being resistant to variation
    invariableness; invariance.

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accordant

  • adjective being in agreement or harmony; often followed by `with'
    • a place perfectly accordant with man's nature"-Thomas Hardy
  • adjective satellite in keeping
    concordant; agreeable; consonant; conformable.
    • salaries agreeable with current trends
    • plans conformable with your wishes
    • expressed views concordant with his background

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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hold_back

  • verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    turn back; stop; arrest; contain; check.
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; restrain; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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baffle

  • noun a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    baffle board.
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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shutting

  • noun the act of closing something
    closing.
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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draw_up

  • verb form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers
  • verb straighten oneself
    pull up; straighten up.
    • He drew himself up when he talked to his superior

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disinherit

  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disown.

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closure

  • noun approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    closing.
    • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
  • noun a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    cloture; gag rule; gag law.

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hold_on

  • verb hold firmly
    grasp.
  • verb stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    stop.
    • Hold on a moment!

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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imbecile

  • noun a person of subnormal intelligence
    retard; half-wit; idiot; changeling; moron; cretin.
  • adjective satellite having a mental age of three to seven years
    imbecilic; idiotic.

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licking

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    defeat.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; drubbing; thrashing; lacing; beating.

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time_lag

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action

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make_unnecessary

  • verb make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
    save.
    • This will save money
    • I'll save you the trouble
    • This will save you a lot of time

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withdrawal

  • noun a retraction of a previously held position
    backdown; climb-down.
  • noun the act of taking out money or other capital

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release

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

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kill

  • noun the act of terminating a life
    putting to death; killing.
  • noun the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    • the pilot reported two kills during the mission

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knock_off

  • verb get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    neutralize; liquidate; do in; waste; neutralise.
    • The mafia liquidated the informer
    • the double agent was neutralized
  • verb cut the price of
    shave.

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fixed

  • adjective satellite (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
  • verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    repair; touch on; doctor; fix; furbish up; restore; mend; bushel.
    • She repaired her TV set
    • Repair my shoes please

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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unchangeableness

  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    changelessness; unchangeability; unchangingness.

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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put_over

  • verb communicate successfully
    get across.
    • I couldn't get across the message
    • He put over the idea very well
  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam

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result

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; solution.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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disinheritance

  • noun the act by a donor that terminates the right of a person to inherit

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seal

  • noun fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
    sealing wax.
  • noun a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
    stamp.

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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changeable

  • adjective capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
    mutable.
    • a mutable substance
    • the mutable ways of fortune
    • mutable weather patterns
    • a mutable foreign policy
  • adjective such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
    changeful.
    • changeable behavior
    • changeable moods
    • changeable prices

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hold_off

  • verb resist and fight to a standoff
    • Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off
  • verb wait before acting
    hold back; wait.
    • the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment

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steadfast

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    staunch; unswerving.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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debar

  • verb bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    suspend.
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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symmetric

  • adjective having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
    symmetrical.

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unalterable

  • adjective not capable of being changed or altered
    inalterable.
    • unalterable resolve
    • an unalterable ground rule
  • adjective satellite of a sentence; that cannot be changed
    • an unalterable death sentence

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invariant

  • noun a feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it
  • adjective satellite unaffected by a designated operation or transformation

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breakaway

  • noun the act of breaking away or withdrawing from
    breaking away.
    • there was a breakaway by the discontented members
    • a breaking away from family and neighborhood
  • adjective satellite having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    separatist; fissiparous.
    • a breakaway faction

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stanch

  • verb stop the flow of a liquid
    staunch; halt; stem.
    • staunch the blood flow
    • stem the tide

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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unflagging

  • adjective satellite showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality
    indefatigable; unwearying; tireless.
    • an indefatigable advocate of equal rights
    • a tireless worker
    • unflagging pursuit of excellence
  • adjective satellite unceasing
    unfailing.
    • unfailing loyalty
    • unfailing good spirits
    • unflagging courtesy

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postponement

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferment; deferral.

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killing

  • noun an event that causes someone to die
    violent death.
  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; putting to death.

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retirement

  • noun the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
  • noun withdrawal from your position or occupation

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spoil

  • noun (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
    • to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoiling.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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dally

  • verb behave carelessly or indifferently
    flirt; toy; play.
    • Play about with a young girl's affection
  • verb waste time
    dawdle.
    • Get busy--don't dally!

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forfend

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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dedicate

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; consecrate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
    • The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes

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give_the_axe

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; give notice; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb terminate a relationship abruptly
    give the bounce; give the gate.
    • Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman

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block_off

  • verb obstruct access to
    blockade.
  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; block up; stop; blockade; barricade; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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conclude

  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house
  • verb bring to a close
    • The committee concluded the meeting

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head_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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self-consistent

  • adjective satellite not self-contradictory

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stabile

  • noun a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support
  • adjective satellite (chemistry, physics, biology) resistant to change

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table

  • noun a set of data arranged in rows and columns
    tabular array.
    • see table 1
  • noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    • it was a sturdy table

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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quit

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    discontinue; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb give up or retire from a position
    step down; leave office; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

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immobile

  • adjective not capable of movement or of being moved
  • adjective satellite securely fixed in place
    firm; fast.
    • the post was still firm after being hit by the car

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dillydally

  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dilly-dally; drag one's heels; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally; drag one's feet.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

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implosion

  • noun a sudden inward collapse
    • the implosion of a light bulb
  • noun the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant

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literal

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; misprint; erratum; typo; literal error.
  • adjective satellite being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    real; genuine; actual.
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
    • a genuine dilemma

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impeding

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    hindering; clogging; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    hinder; impede.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project

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dependable

  • adjective worthy of reliance or trust
    reliable.
    • a reliable source of information
    • a dependable worker
  • adjective satellite worthy of being depended on
    true; reliable; honest.
    • a dependable worker
    • an honest working stiff
    • a reliable sourcSFLe of information
    • he was true to his word
    • I would be true for there are those who trust me

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evenness

  • noun the parity of even numbers (divisible by two)
  • noun a quality of uniformity and lack of variation
    invariability.

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unchangeability

  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    unchangeableness; changelessness; unchangingness.

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firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

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asphyxiate

  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    suffocate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
  • verb impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    stifle; suffocate; choke.
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

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live

  • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    dwell; inhabit; populate.
    • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
    • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
    • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
    • deer are populating the woods
  • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    • we had to live frugally after the war

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flight

  • noun a formation of aircraft in flight
  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flying.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him

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hemostasis

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasis; haemostasia; hemostasia.

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stifle

  • noun joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    knee.
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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true_to

  • adjective satellite sexually faithful
    • she was true to her significant other

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logjam

  • noun any stoppage attributable to unusual activity
    • the legislation ran into a logjam
  • noun an immovable mass of logs blocking a river

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hemostasia

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasis; haemostasia; hemostasis.

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abeyant

  • adjective satellite inactive but capable of becoming active
    dormant.
    • her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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rupture

  • noun state of being torn or burst open
  • noun a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    rift; severance; falling out; break; breach.
    • they hoped to avoid a break in relations

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shut_up

  • verb refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
    close up; belt up; button up; clam up; be quiet; dummy up; keep mum.
    • The children shut up when their father approached
  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; lock; lock in; put away; shut away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe

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break_apart

  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    take apart; break up; dismantle; disassemble.
  • verb break violently or noisily; smash;
    crash; break up.

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uncertain

  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; unsure.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers
  • adjective not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown
    • an uncertain future
    • a manuscript of uncertain origin
    • plans are still uncertain
    • changes of great if uncertain consequences
    • without further evidence his story must remain uncertain

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windup

  • noun a concluding action
    completion; culmination; closing; mop up.
  • adjective satellite operated by a mechanism
    • windup toys

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frozen

  • adjective turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
    • the frozen North
    • frozen pipes
    • children skating on a frozen brook
  • verb stop moving or become immobilized
    stop dead; freeze.
    • When he saw the police car he froze

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out-and-out

  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; downright; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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block_up

  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; stop; blockade; barricade; block off; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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bilk

  • verb cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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inviolable

  • adjective incapable of being transgressed or dishonored
    • the person of the king is inviolable
    • an inviolable oath
  • adjective satellite immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    unattackable; secure; unassailable; impregnable; strong.
    • an impregnable fortress
    • fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
    • a secure telephone connection

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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moratorium

  • noun a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
  • noun suspension of an ongoing activity

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barricade

  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    roadblock.
  • noun a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
    • they stormed the barricade

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fiducial

  • adjective relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
    fiduciary.
    • a fiduciary contract
    • in a fiduciary capacity
    • fiducial power
  • adjective used as a fixed standard of reference for comparison or measurement
    • a fiducial point

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discontinuation

  • noun the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
    discontinuance.

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carved

  • adjective made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)
    carven.
    • the carved fretwork
    • an intricately carved door
    • stood as if carven from stone
  • verb form by carving
    carve.
    • Carve a flower from the ice

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break_away

  • verb move away or escape suddenly
    break; break out.
    • The horses broke from the stable
    • Three inmates broke jail
    • Nobody can break out--this prison is high security
  • verb break off (a piece from a whole)
    chip; chip off; break off; come off.
    • Her tooth chipped

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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occlusive

  • noun a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    plosive speech sound; plosive; stop; stop consonant; plosive consonant.
    • his stop consonants are too aspirated
  • adjective tending to occlude

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quiet

  • noun a period of calm weather
    lull.
    • there was a lull in the storm
  • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    tranquility; tranquillity.

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separatist

  • noun an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
    separationist.
  • adjective satellite having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    fissiparous; breakaway.
    • a breakaway faction

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brake

  • noun a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  • noun any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

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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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heel

  • noun the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
  • noun the back part of the human foot

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conk

  • noun informal term for the nose
  • verb come to a stop
    stall.
    • The car stalled in the driveway

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tranquil

  • adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    smooth; quiet; unruffled; placid; still.
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water
  • adjective satellite not agitated; without losing self-possession
    serene; unagitated; calm.
    • spoke in a calm voice
    • remained calm throughout the uproar
    • he remained serene in the midst of turbulence
    • a serene expression on her face
    • she became more tranquil
    • tranquil life in the country

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trusted

  • adjective satellite (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence
    sure.
    • a sure (or trusted) friend
  • verb have confidence or faith in
    rely; trust; bank; swear.
    • We can trust in God
    • Rely on your friends
    • bank on your good education
    • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

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confirmed

  • adjective satellite of persons; not subject to change
    • a confirmed bachelor
    • a confirmed invalid
  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; substantiate; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant

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unexchangeable

  • adjective not suitable to be exchanged
  • adjective used especially of currencies; incapable of being exchanged for or replaced by another currency of equal value
    unconvertible; inconvertible.

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unstaunched

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rein_in

  • verb stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
    rein.
    • They reined in in front of the post office
  • verb control and direct with or as if by reins
    draw rein; harness; rein.
    • rein a horse

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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cross

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

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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stop_over

  • verb interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
    lay over.
    • We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil
  • verb interrupt a trip
    stop.
    • we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
    • they stopped for three days in Florence

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aeonian

  • adjective of or relating to a geological eon (longer than an era)
    eonian.
  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; eternal; ageless; eonian; everlasting.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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finish

  • noun a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    finishing; coating.
    • the boat had a metallic finish
    • he applied a coat of a clear finish
    • when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    last; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season

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balk

  • noun the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
    baulk.
    • a player with ball in hand must play from the balk
  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    handicap; baulk; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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deflect

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; turn away.

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impede

  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    hinder.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project
  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; close up; obturate; jam; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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stymy

  • noun a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    stymie.
  • noun a thwarting and distressing situation
    stymie.

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invariance

  • noun the quality of being resistant to variation
    invariableness; invariability.
  • noun the nature of a quantity or property or function that remains unchanged when a given transformation is applied to it
    • the invariance of the configuration under translation

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stopple

  • noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    plug; stopper.
  • verb close or secure with or as if with a stopper
    stopper.
    • She stoppered the wine bottle
    • The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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retard

  • noun a person of subnormal intelligence
    half-wit; idiot; imbecile; changeling; moron; cretin.
  • verb cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
    • This drug will retard your heart rate

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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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trade_stoppage

  • noun a government order imposing a trade barrier
    embargo; trade embargo.

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staunchness

  • noun loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
    steadfastness.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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withdraw

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    retire.
    • He retired from chess

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forefend

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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secession

  • noun an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
    sezession.
  • noun the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War

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bog

  • noun wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
    peat bog.
  • verb cause to slow down or get stuck
    bog down.
    • The vote would bog down the house

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clog

  • noun footwear usually with wooden soles
    geta; patten; sabot.
  • noun any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

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clogging

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; hindering; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; choke off; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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humdrum

  • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    monotony; sameness.
    • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
    • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
    • he hated the sameness of the food the college served
  • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    prosaic; commonplace; unglamourous; unglamorous.
    • an unglamorous job greasing engines

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accurate

  • adjective conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
    • an accurate reproduction
    • the accounting was accurate
    • accurate measurements
    • an accurate scale
  • adjective satellite (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    precise; exact.
    • a precise image
    • a precise measurement

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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cease

  • noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; lay off; stop; give up.
    • Quit teasing your little brother

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nol.pros.

  • verb drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
    nolle prosequi; nolle pros.
    • They nolle prossed the charge

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secure

  • verb get by special effort
    procure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fasten; fix.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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tight

  • adjective closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
  • adjective satellite pulled or drawn tight
    taut.
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope

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land_up

  • verb block with earth, as after a landslide
    earth up.
  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; wind up; fetch up; end up; finish up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

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arrest

  • noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    taking into custody; apprehension; pinch; catch; collar.
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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untrembling

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overthrow

  • noun the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    upset; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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disrupt

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; cut off; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb throw into disorder
    • This event disrupted the orderly process

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real

  • noun any rational or irrational number
    real number.
  • noun the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

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untrue

  • adjective satellite not according with the facts
    • unfortunately the statement was simply untrue
  • adjective satellite not true to an obligation or trust
    • is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty"-Bruno Laske

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mop

  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; swab.
  • verb to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    wipe up; mop up.
    • Mop the hallway now
    • He mopped her forehead with a towel

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discontinue

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb come to or be at an end
    • the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31

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terminate

  • verb bring to an end or halt
    end.
    • She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime
    • The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I
  • verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    stop; cease; finish; end.
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo

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haul

  • noun the act of drawing or hauling something
    haulage; draw.
    • the haul up the hill went very slowly
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    catch.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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dismount

  • noun the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; unhorse; get off; get down.

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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falcon

  • noun diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
  • verb hunt with falcons
    • The tribes like to falcon in the desert

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block_out

  • verb plan where and when songs should be inserted into a theatrical production, or plan a theatrical production in general
  • verb prevent from entering
    screen.
    • block out the strong sunlight

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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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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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standstill

  • noun a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    dead end; impasse; deadlock; stalemate.
    • reached an impasse on the negotiations
  • noun an interruption of normal activity
    tie-up; stand.

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steady-going

  • adjective satellite consistent in performance or behavior
    dependable; rock-steady.
    • dependable in one's habits
    • a steady-going family man

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occlusion

  • noun closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
  • noun (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
    occluded front.

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perpetual

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; eternal; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
    ceaseless; constant; unceasing; never-ending; incessant; unremitting.
    • the ceaseless thunder of surf
    • in constant pain
    • night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
    • the never-ending search for happiness
    • the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
    • man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
    • unremitting demands of hunger

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shutter

  • noun a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
  • noun a hinged blind for a window

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prosequi

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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countercheck

  • noun a check that restrains another check
  • noun something that checks the correctness of a previous check
    double check.

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obstruct

  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    hinder; stymie; blockade; embarrass; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn
  • verb block passage through
    close up; obturate; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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call_it_a_day

  • verb stop doing what one is doing
    call it quits.
    • At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books

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sack

  • noun a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
    carrier bag; poke; paper bag.
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; pouch.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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inconstant

  • adjective likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable
    • inconstant affections
    • an inconstant lover
    • swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare

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prorogation

  • noun discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it

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brakes

  • noun a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle
    brake system.
  • noun a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
    brake.

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apodictic

  • adjective satellite of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
    apodeictic.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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bounce

  • noun the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
    bounciness.
  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; leaping; bound; leap; saltation.

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standing

  • noun social or financial or professional status or reputation
    • of equal standing
    • a member in good standing
  • noun an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

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born

  • adjective brought into existence
    • he was a child born of adultery
  • noun British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
    Max Born.

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close_off

  • verb stem the flow of
    shut off.
    • shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation
  • verb isolate or separate
    shut off.
    • She was shut off from the friends

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split_up

  • noun an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    stock split; split.
    • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
  • verb get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    divorce.
    • The couple divorced after only 6 months

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avoid

  • verb stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
    • Her former friends now avoid her
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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pro

  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    professional.
  • noun an argument in favor of a proposal

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legal

  • adjective established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  • adjective of or relating to jurisprudence
    • legal loophole

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eonian

  • adjective of or relating to a geological eon (longer than an era)
    aeonian.
  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; eternal; ageless; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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hinder

  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    impede.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    obstruct; stymie; blockade; embarrass; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn

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be

  • noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
    atomic number 4; glucinium; beryllium.
  • verb have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
    • John is rich
    • This is not a good answer

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indestructible

  • adjective not easily destroyed
  • adjective satellite very long lasting
    perdurable; durable; undestroyable.
    • less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys
    • the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent

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hold_out

  • verb thrust or extend out
    stretch out; extend; exsert; stretch forth; put out.
    • He held out his hand
    • point a finger
    • extend a hand
    • the bee exserted its sting
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    resist; withstand; stand firm.

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fend_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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stem

  • noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    root word; radical; theme; base; root.
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stalk.

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staunchly

  • adverb in a staunch manner
    stanchly.
    • he staunchly defended his principles

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pull_up_short

  • verb stop abruptly
    • The police car pulled up short and then turned around fast

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respite

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    reprieve.
  • noun a pause from doing something (as work)
    break; time out; recess.
    • we took a 10-minute break
    • he took time out to recuperate

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stay

  • noun continuing or remaining in a place or state
    • they had a nice stay in Paris
    • a lengthy hospital stay
    • a four-month stay in bankruptcy court
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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preventative

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventive; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; preventive; hinderance.

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carved_in_stone

  • adjective satellite no longer changeable
    set in stone.
    • the agreement is not yet set in stone

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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actual

  • adjective presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
    existent.
    • the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
    • actual and imagined conditions
  • adjective satellite taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
    • we saw the actual wedding on television
    • filmed the actual beating

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extension

  • noun a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
    • they applied for an extension of the loan
  • noun act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
    • extension of the program to all in need

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unchangingness

  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    unchangeableness; changelessness; unchangeability.

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firing

  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    fire.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire
  • noun the act of discharging a gun
    discharge; firing off.

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choke

  • noun a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
    choke coil; choking coil.
  • noun a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

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stonewall

  • verb obstruct or hinder any discussion
    • Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation
    • When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls
  • verb engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate
    • The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist

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trustworthy

  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trusty.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion
  • adjective satellite taking responsibility for one's conduct and obligations
    • trustworthy public servants

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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commit

  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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long-lived

  • adjective satellite existing for a long time
    durable; long-lasting; lasting.
    • hopes for a durable peace
    • a long-lasting friendship

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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harness

  • noun a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
  • noun stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

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perdurable

  • adjective satellite very long lasting
    indestructible; durable; undestroyable.
    • less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys
    • the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent

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lock_in

  • verb close with or as if with a tight seal
    seal in.
    • This vacuum pack locks in the flavor!
  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; shut up; lock; put away; shut away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe

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innate

  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unconditioned; unlearned.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • adjective satellite being talented through inherited qualities
    born; natural.
    • a natural leader
    • a born musician
    • an innate talent

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stoppage

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; blockage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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unchanging

  • adjective satellite conforming to the same principles or course of action over time
  • adjective satellite showing little if any change
    static; stable.
    • a static population

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flying

  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flight.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
  • verb travel through the air; be airborne
    fly; wing.
    • Man cannot fly

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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strict

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    rigorous.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite (of rules) stringently enforced
    hard-and-fast.
    • hard-and-fast rules

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call

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

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back_up

  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up
  • verb move backwards from a certain position
    back down; back off.
    • The bully had to back down

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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close_up

  • verb cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    shut down; close; close down; fold.
    • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
    • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
    • close up the shop
  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; obturate; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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complete

  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours
  • verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    • A child would complete the family

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unsettled

  • adjective still in doubt
    • an unsettled issue
    • an unsettled state of mind
  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; enervate; unnerve.

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inclose

  • verb surround completely
    shut in; enclose; close in.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence
  • verb introduce
    insert; put in; stick in; introduce; enclose.
    • Insert your ticket here

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night-stop

  • noun a break in a journey for the night

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fugle

To maneuver; to move hither and thither. Colloq.
Wooden arms with elbow joints jerking and fugling in the air. Carlyle.

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agreeable

  • adjective conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature
    • Is the plan agreeable to you?
    • he's an agreeable fellow
    • My idea of an agreeable person...is a person who agrees with me"- Disraeli
    • an agreeable manner
  • adjective satellite in keeping
    concordant; consonant; accordant; conformable.
    • salaries agreeable with current trends
    • plans conformable with your wishes
    • expressed views concordant with his background

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irreversible

  • adjective incapable of being reversed
    • irreversible momentum toward revolution

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embargo

  • noun a government order imposing a trade barrier
    trade embargo; trade stoppage.
  • verb ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
    • embargoed publications

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mop_up

  • noun a concluding action
    completion; culmination; closing; windup.
  • verb to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    mop; wipe up.
    • Mop the hallway now
    • He mopped her forehead with a towel

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blockage

  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    obstruction.
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; stoppage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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smooth

  • noun the act of smoothing
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smoothen.
    • smooth the surface of the wood

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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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unvarying

  • adjective satellite unvarying in nature
    changeless; constant; invariant.
    • maintained a constant temperature
    • principles of unvarying validity
  • adjective lacking variety
    unvaried.

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unfailing

  • adjective satellite not liable to failure
    foolproof.
    • a foolproof identification system
    • the unfailing sign of an amateur
    • an unfailing test
  • adjective satellite always able to supply more
    • an unfailing source of good stories
    • a subject of unfailing interest

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unstaunchable

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drag_one's_feet

  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dillydally; dilly-dally; drag one's heels; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

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constant

  • noun a quantity that does not vary
    invariable; constant quantity.
  • noun a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
    • the velocity of light is a constant

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uncowering

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resultant

  • noun the final point in a process
    end point.
  • noun something that results
    final result; termination; outcome; result.
    • he listened for the results on the radio

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infrangible

  • adjective satellite difficult or impossible to break or separate into parts
    • an infrangible series
  • adjective satellite not capable of being violated or infringed
    inviolable; absolute.
    • infrangible human rights

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drag_one's_heels

  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dillydally; dilly-dally; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally; drag one's feet.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

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deterrent

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; hindrance; hinderance.
  • adjective satellite tending to deter
    • the deterrent effects of high prices

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drop_out

  • verb give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
    quit; throw in; throw in the towel; chuck up the sponge; fall by the wayside; give up; drop by the wayside.
    • In the second round, the challenger gave up
  • verb withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values
    • She hasn't heard from her brother in years--he dropped out after moving to California

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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fill

  • noun a quantity sufficient to satisfy
    • he ate his fill of potatoes
    • she had heard her fill of gossip
  • noun any material that fills a space or container
    filling.
    • there was not enough fill for the trench

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unswerving

  • adjective satellite going directly ahead from one point to another without veering or turning aside
    undeviating.
    • some people see evolution as an undeviating upward march from simple organisms to the very complex
    • a straight and narrow tree-lined road unswerving across the lowlands
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    staunch; steadfast.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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sure-footed

  • adjective satellite not liable to stumble or fall
    surefooted; footsure.
    • on surefooted donkeys
  • adjective satellite not liable to error in judgment or action
    confident; surefooted.
    • most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman
    • demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani

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faithful

  • noun any loyal and steadfast following
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    fold; congregation.

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inborn

  • adjective satellite present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
    congenital; innate.
  • adjective satellite normally existing at birth
    inbred; connatural.
    • mankind's connatural sense of the good

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detain

  • verb deprive of freedom; take into confinement
    confine.
  • verb stop or halt
    delay; stay.
    • Please stay the bloodshed!

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break_with

  • verb end a relationship
    • China broke with Russia

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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handicap

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    impairment; disablement; disability.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment
  • noun advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

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axe

  • noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    ax.
  • verb chop or split with an ax
    ax.
    • axe wood

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long-lasting

  • adjective satellite existing for a long time
    durable; long-lived; lasting.
    • hopes for a durable peace
    • a long-lasting friendship

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frustrate

  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent
  • verb treat cruelly
    bedevil; rag; crucify; dun; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

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foil

  • noun a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
    • the photographic film was wrapped in foil
  • noun anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
    enhancer.
    • pretty girls like plain friends as foils

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discharge

  • noun the sudden giving off of energy
  • noun the act of venting
    venting.

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call_it_quits

  • verb stop doing what one is doing
    call it a day.
    • At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books

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trusty

  • noun a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trustworthy.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion

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unbendable

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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hold_over

  • verb intimidate somebody (with a threat)
    • She was holding it over him
  • verb hold over goods to be sold for the next season
    carry over.

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indissoluble

  • adjective (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved
    insoluble.
  • adjective satellite used of decisions and contracts

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persistent

  • adjective satellite never-ceasing
    unrelenting; relentless.
    • the relentless beat of the drums
  • adjective satellite continually recurring to the mind
    haunting.
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

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remit

  • noun the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
    • they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life
  • noun (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
    remitment; remission.

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loyal

  • adjective steadfast in allegiance or duty
    • loyal subjects
    • loyal friends stood by him
  • adjective inspired by love for your country
    patriotic.

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time

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

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retardation

  • noun a decrease in rate of change
    deceleration; slowing.
    • the deceleration of the arms race
  • noun the extent to which something is delayed or held back

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fasten

  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fix; secure.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man
  • verb become fixed or fastened
    • This dress fastens in the back

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go_off

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
  • verb be discharged or activated
    • the explosive devices went off

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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pull_up

  • verb come to a halt after driving somewhere
    draw up; haul up.
    • The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn
    • The chauffeur hauled up in front of us
  • verb straighten oneself
    draw up; straighten up.
    • He drew himself up when he talked to his superior

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