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monte

  • noun a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
    three-card monte; four-card monte.

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niggle

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

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wrangle

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

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trivial

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • adjective satellite of little substance or significance
    superficial.
    • a few superficial editorial changes
    • only trivial objections

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debate

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

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row

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

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rapid

  • noun a part of a river where the current is very fast
  • adjective satellite done or occurring in a brief period of time
    • a rapid rise through the ranks

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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lake

  • noun a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  • noun a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

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polemize

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

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fall_out

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

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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argufy

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

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polemicise

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

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words

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

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fall

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

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gainsay

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

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limpet

  • noun mollusk with a low conical shell
  • noun any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas

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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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altercate

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

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bever

A light repast between meals; a lunch. Obs. Beau. & Fl.

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river

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

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fence

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

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herby

Having the nature of, pertaining to, or covered with, herbs or herbage. "Herby valleys." Chapman.

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bickering

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

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carlo

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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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contend

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

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deliberate

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

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movie

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; film; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location

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scrap

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

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current

  • noun a flow of electricity through a conductor
    electric current.
    • the current was measured in amperes
  • noun a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
    stream.
    • the raft floated downstream on the current
    • he felt a stream of air
    • the hose ejected a stream of water

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moot

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

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issue

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

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squabble

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

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pettifog

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

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brawl

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

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reason

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

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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ro

  • noun an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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island

  • noun a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
  • noun a zone or area resembling an island

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polemise

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

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american

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

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oppose

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

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quibble

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

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argue

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

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repugn

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

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stickle

  • verb dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)

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george

A figure of St. George (the patron saint of England) on horseback, appended to the collar of the Order of the Garter. See Garter.

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differ

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

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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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ridge

  • noun a long narrow natural elevation or striation
  • noun any long raised strip

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district

  • noun a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    territory; territorial dominion; dominion.
  • verb regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
    zone.

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stickle

  • verb dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)

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stickler

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

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fight

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

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indicate

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

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mediate

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

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brabble

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

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langdale

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brick

  • noun rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
  • noun a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy

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von

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minor

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • adjective of lesser importance or stature or rank
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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referee

  • noun (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
    ref.
  • noun someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    reviewer; reader.

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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spar

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

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opposing

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

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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lake_district

  • noun a popular tourist area in northwestern England including England's largest lake and highest mountain
    Lakeland.

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television

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    telecasting; TV; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • noun a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
    television system.

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challenge

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

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spat

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

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dispute

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

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quarrel

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

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surname

  • noun the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
    last name; family name; cognomen.

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monte_carlo

  • noun a town and popular resort in the principality of Monaco; famous for its gambling casino

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bicker

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

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dissent

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

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ann

(Scots Law) A half years's stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister's heirs after his decease.

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polemicize

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

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antarctica

  • noun an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep
    Antarctic continent.
    • Antarctica is twice the size of Australia

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stubbornly

  • adverb in a stubborn unregenerate manner
    obstinately; obdurately; mulishly; pig-headedly; cussedly.
    • she remained stubbornly in the same position

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film

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location
  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    celluloid; cinema.
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events

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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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tarn

  • noun a mountain lake (especially one formed by glaciers)

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incredible

  • adjective beyond belief or understanding
    unbelievable.
    • at incredible speed
    • the book's plot is simply incredible

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objection

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun the speech act of objecting

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tilt

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

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sparring

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

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mr.

The customary abbreviation of Mister in writing and printing. See Master, 4.

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take

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

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conflict

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

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fuss

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

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combat

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

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arguing

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

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disagree

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

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fell

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    hide.
  • noun seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
    felled seam.

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arbiter

  • noun someone with the power to settle matters at will
    supreme authority.
    • she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion
  • noun someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
    arbitrator; umpire.
    • the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature
    • the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants
    • an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case

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take_issue

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

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contest

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

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fighting

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

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construction

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

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fact

  • noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • first you must collect all the facts of the case
  • noun a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

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