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deliberateness

  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    unhurriedness; deliberation; slowness.
  • noun the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
    deliberation.
    • he was a man of judicial deliberation

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diplomacy

  • noun negotiation between nations
    diplomatic negotiations.
  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    finesse; delicacy; discreetness.

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laziness

  • noun inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
    indolence.
  • noun relaxed and easy activity
    • the laziness of the day helped her to relax

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mulishness

  • noun the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    stubbornness; obstinance; obstinacy.

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zing

  • noun a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound
    • the zing of the passing bullet
  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; pizzaz; dynamism; oomph.

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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unmoved

  • adjective emotionally unmoved
    untouched; unaffected.
    • always appeared completely unmoved and imperturbable
  • adjective satellite being in the original position; not having been moved
    in-situ.
    • the archeologists could date the vase because it was in-situ
    • an in-situ investigator

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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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sound_judgment

  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; perspicacity; judgment; sound judgement.

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parsimoniousness

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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wilfulness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    unruliness; fractiousness; willfulness.

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vacuous

  • adjective satellite devoid of intelligence
    mindless; inane; fatuous; asinine.
  • adjective satellite devoid of significance or point
    empty; hollow.
    • empty promises
    • a hollow victory
    • vacuous comments

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soupiness

  • noun the property of having the thickness of heavy cream
    creaminess.
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; drippiness; mushiness; mawkishness; sloppiness.

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suave

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    debonnaire; debonaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; politic; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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talkativeness

  • noun the quality of being wordy and talkative
    loquaciousness; garrulity; loquacity; garrulousness.

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uniqueness

  • noun the quality of being one of a kind
    singularity.
    • that singularity distinguished him from all his companions

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masculine

  • noun a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male
  • adjective of grammatical gender

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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passion

  • noun a strong feeling or emotion
    passionateness.
  • noun the trait of being intensely emotional
    heat; warmth.

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propriety

  • noun correct or appropriate behavior
    correctitude; properness.

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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unmanageableness

  • noun the trait of being unmanageable
    recalcitrancy; refractoriness; recalcitrance.

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passivity

  • noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
    passiveness.
  • noun submission to others or to outside influences
    passiveness.

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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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frivolousness

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolity.

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maidenliness

  • noun behavior befitting a young maiden

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self-will

  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; stubbornness; obstinacy; obstinance; bullheadedness.
  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-command.

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furtiveness

  • noun a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously
    sneakiness; stealthiness.

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gratification

  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    satisfaction.
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time
  • noun the act or an instance of satisfying

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ironist

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ridiculer; satirist.

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screaming

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

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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irresoluteness

  • noun the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
    irresolution.

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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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sluggish

  • adjective satellite moving slowly
    sulky.
    • a sluggish stream
  • adjective satellite (of business) not active or brisk
    slow; dull.
    • business is dull (or slow)
    • a sluggish market

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self-concern

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; self-interest; egocentrism; egoism.

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tenderness

  • noun a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
  • noun a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
    soreness; rawness.
    • the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness
    • after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on

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steadfastness

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

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jocoseness

  • noun the trait of merry joking
    merriness; humorousness; jocosity.

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manliness

  • noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
    virility; manfulness.

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unblinking

  • adjective satellite showing no visible emotion
    • stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year
  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unshrinking; unflinching.

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rebelliousness

  • noun intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
    defiance.
  • noun an insubordinate act
    insubordination.

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languor

  • noun a relaxed comfortable feeling
    dreaminess.
  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    lassitude; listlessness.

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incommunicative

  • adjective not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
    uncommunicative.

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sentimentalism

  • noun the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
  • noun a predilection for sentimentality

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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cleanliness

  • noun the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
  • noun diligence in keeping clean

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restfulness

  • noun the attribute of being restful
    • he longed for the restfulness of home

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dissoluteness

  • noun indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
    incontinence; self-gratification.

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suspect

  • noun someone who is under suspicion
  • noun a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
    defendant.

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conduct

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

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alertness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; watchfulness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun a state of readiness to respond
    alerting.
    • alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG

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passiveness

  • noun submission to others or to outside influences
    passivity.
  • noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
    passivity.

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torpid

  • adjective satellite slow and apathetic
    soggy; sluggish; inert.
    • she was fat and inert
    • a sluggish worker
    • a mind grown torpid in old age
  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    dormant; hibernating.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs

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indecision

  • noun doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
    indecisiveness; irresolution.
    • his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost
  • noun the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose
    indecisiveness.
    • the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court

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behaviour

  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behavior.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; demeanor; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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femininity

  • noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
    muliebrity.

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humility

  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    humbleness.
    • not everyone regards humility as a virtue
  • noun a humble feeling
    humbleness.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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active

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

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refractoriness

  • noun the trait of being unmanageable
    recalcitrancy; unmanageableness; recalcitrance.

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untidiness

  • noun the condition of being untidy
  • noun the trait of being untidy and messy
    messiness.

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dry

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

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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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stupor

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; daze.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun marginal consciousness
    semiconsciousness; grogginess; stupefaction.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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ahead

  • adjective satellite having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    leading; in the lead.
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; before.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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numbness

  • noun partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction
  • noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
    spiritlessness; apathy; indifference.

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conceit

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    self-love; amour propre; vanity.
  • noun an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

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cathartic

  • noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    aperient; purgative; physic.
  • adjective satellite emotionally purging
    psychotherapeutic.

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foolishness

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    folly; unwiseness.
  • noun the quality of being rash and foolish
    folly; madness; craziness.
    • trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
    • adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

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etiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    aetiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    aetiology.

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stiffness

  • noun the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
  • noun the property of moving with pain or difficulty
    • he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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impassiveness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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mawkishness

  • noun insincere pathos
    bathos.
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; soupiness; drippiness; mushiness; sloppiness.

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obstinacy

  • noun the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    stubbornness; obstinance; mulishness.
  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; self-will; stubbornness; obstinance; bullheadedness.

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flexibility

  • noun the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
    flexibleness.
  • noun the quality of being adaptable or variable
    flexibleness.
    • he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement

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wit

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; humor; humour.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; brain.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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ironical

  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironic.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit

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loquacity

  • noun the quality of being wordy and talkative
    loquaciousness; garrulity; garrulousness; talkativeness.

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subjectivity

  • noun judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts
    subjectiveness.

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unresponsiveness

  • noun the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
    deadness.
    • she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident
    • in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away

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self-love

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    conceit; amour propre; vanity.
  • noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
    narcism; narcissism.
    • self-love that shut out everyone else

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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blankness

  • noun the state of being blank; void; emptiness

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impartiality

  • noun an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
    nonpartisanship.

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distinctiveness

  • noun a distinguishing trait
    peculiarity; speciality; specialty; specialness.
  • noun utter dissimilarity
    disparateness.

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semiconsciousness

  • noun marginal consciousness
    grogginess; stupor; stupefaction.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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chilliness

  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    coolness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
    frigidness; coolness; iciness; coldness; frigidity.
    • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

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possession

  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    ownership.
  • noun anything owned or possessed

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humbleness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; unimportance; lowliness.
  • noun a humble feeling
    humility.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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stinginess

  • noun a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money

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ruralism

  • noun a rural idiom or expression
    rusticism.
  • noun a rural characteristic or trait
    rurality.
    • a place with the rurality of a turnip field

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loquaciousness

  • noun the quality of being wordy and talkative
    garrulity; loquacity; garrulousness; talkativeness.

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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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adult

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

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posturing

  • noun adopting a vain conceited posture
  • verb behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
    pose; posture.
    • Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!
    • She postured and made a total fool of herself

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womanliness

  • noun the trait of being womanly; having the characteristics of an adult female
    womanlike.

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indifference

  • noun unbiased impartial unconcern
  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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frivolity

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolousness.
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; fluff; bagatelle.

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dazed

  • adjective satellite in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
    stupefied; stupid; stunned.
    • he had a dazed expression on his face
    • lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow
    • was stupid from fatigue
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    dazzle; bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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indolence

  • noun inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
    laziness.

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deaf-mute

  • noun a deaf person who is unable to speak
    deaf-and-dumb person; mute.
  • adjective satellite lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak
    deaf-and-dumb.

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unarticulate

  • adjective without or deprived of the use of speech or words
    inarticulate.
    • inarticulate beasts
    • remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal
    • inarticulate with rage
    • an inarticulate cry

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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indulgence

  • noun an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    self-indulgence.
  • noun a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    lenience; leniency.
    • too much indulgence spoils a child

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speciality

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; strong point; specialty; long suit; forte; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun a distinguishing trait
    peculiarity; distinctiveness; specialty; specialness.

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self-possession

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-will; willpower; self-control; self-command.

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earnestness

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    seriousness; sincerity.
  • noun the trait of being serious
    seriousness; serious-mindedness; sincerity.
    • a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

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coolness

  • noun calm and unruffled self-assurance
    imperturbability; imperturbableness.
    • he performed with all the coolness of a veteran
  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    chilliness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning

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drippiness

  • noun the physical property of being soft and drippy
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; soupiness; mushiness; mawkishness; sloppiness.

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caution

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    carefulness; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caveat.
    • a caveat against unfair practices

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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womanlike

  • noun the trait of being womanly; having the characteristics of an adult female
    womanliness.
  • adjective satellite resembling a woman
    • a womanlike stone image

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impassive

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    stolid.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; unexpressive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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emotionalism

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionality.

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uxoriousness

  • noun foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife

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emotionless

  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    passionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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impassivity

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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endocarp

  • noun the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
    stone; pit.
    • you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking

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vigilance

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    watchfulness; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    watchfulness; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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poker

  • noun fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
    fire hook; stove poker; salamander.
  • noun any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
    poker game.

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secretiveness

  • noun characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
    closeness.
  • noun the trait of keeping things secret
    silence; secrecy.

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tomboyishness

  • noun masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)
    hoydenism.

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stoical

  • adjective satellite seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
    stoic.
    • stoic courage
    • stoic patience
    • a stoical sufferer

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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tractability

  • noun the trait of being easily persuaded
    flexibility; tractableness.

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listlessness

  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    languor; lassitude.
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidity; torpidness.

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phlegmatical

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatic.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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ethics

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethical motive; morals; morality.
  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    moral philosophy.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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unutterable

  • adjective satellite too sacred to be uttered
    unnameable; ineffable; unspeakable.
    • the ineffable name of the Deity
  • adjective satellite defying expression or description
    indefinable; indescribable; ineffable; untellable; unspeakable.
    • indefinable yearnings
    • indescribable beauty
    • ineffable ecstasy
    • inexpressible anguish
    • unspeakable happiness
    • unutterable contempt
    • a thing of untellable splendor

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distrustfulness

  • noun the trait of not trusting others
    distrust; mistrust.

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inactivity

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactiveness; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inertia; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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emotionality

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionalism.

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introspectiveness

  • noun thoughtfulness about your own situation and feelings

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blandness

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

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sedateness

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    solemness; staidness; solemnity.

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responsibility

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    duty; obligation.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun the proper sphere or extent of your activities
    province.
    • it was his province to take care of himself

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sneakiness

  • noun a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously
    furtiveness; stealthiness.

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meekness

  • noun the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
    submission.
  • noun a disposition to be patient and long suffering
    subduedness.

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foolhardiness

  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    rashness; recklessness.

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solemness

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    staidness; sedateness; solemnity.

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soggy

  • adjective satellite (of soil) soft and watery
    mucky; swampy; boggy; quaggy; muddy; marshy; sloughy; sloppy; miry; waterlogged; squashy.
    • the ground was boggy under foot
    • a marshy coastline
    • miry roads
    • wet mucky lowland
    • muddy barnyard
    • quaggy terrain
    • the sloughy edge of the pond
    • swampy bayous
  • adjective satellite having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking; it's a doughy mess"
    doughy.
    • the cake fell

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fatuity

  • noun a ludicrous folly
    silliness; absurdity; fatuousness.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior

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languorous

  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    dreamy; languid; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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closeness

  • noun a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
    intimacy.
    • their closeness grew as the night wore on
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    stuffiness.

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stoicism

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stolidity.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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self-centeredness

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-interest; egocentrism; egoism; self-concern.

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hibernation

  • noun the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter
  • noun cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals

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brio

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; spiritedness; invigoration.

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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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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lovingness

  • noun a loving feeling
    caring.
  • noun a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
    affectionateness; fondness; warmth.

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thoughtfulness

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; musing.
  • noun kind and considerate regard for others
    consideration; considerateness.
    • he showed no consideration for her feelings

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voicelessness

  • noun a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
    aphonia.
  • noun speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    whispering; whisper; susurration.

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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swellhead

  • noun a conceited and self-centered person
    egotist; egoist.

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mutism

  • noun the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak
    muteness.
    • her muteness was a consequence of her deafness

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suspicion

  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    intuition; hunch.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong
  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    distrust; mistrust; misgiving.

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trustfulness

  • noun the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
    trustingness; trust.
    • the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity

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expansiveness

  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansivity.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed
  • noun a friendly open trait of a talkative person
    effusiveness; expansivity.

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muliebrity

  • noun the state of being an adult woman
    womanhood.
  • noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
    femininity.

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self-control

  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-discipline; self-denial.
  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-will; self-possession; willpower; self-command.

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conceitedness

  • noun the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
    conceit; vanity.

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invigoration

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; spiritedness.
  • noun the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    animation; vivification.

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aphasia

  • noun inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion

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frigid

  • adjective satellite sexually unresponsive
    cold.
    • was cold to his advances
    • a frigid woman
  • adjective satellite extremely cold
    polar; arctic; icy; gelid; glacial.
    • an arctic climate
    • a frigid day
    • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
    • glacial winds
    • icy hands
    • polar weather

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aphasic

  • noun someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language
  • adjective related to or affected by aphasia
    • aphasic speech

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ambition

  • noun a cherished desire
    aspiration; dream.
    • his ambition is to own his own business
  • noun a strong drive for success
    ambitiousness.

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singularity

  • noun the quality of being one of a kind
    uniqueness.
    • that singularity distinguished him from all his companions
  • noun strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual

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smoothness

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

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cautiousness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; carefulness.
    • a man of caution

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weather_eye

  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    vigilance; watchfulness.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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stuporous

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; groggy; logy; dazed.

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mistrust

  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    distrust; suspicion; misgiving.
  • noun the trait of not trusting others
    distrust; distrustfulness.

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properness

  • noun correct or appropriate behavior
    propriety; correctitude.

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trustingness

  • noun the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
    trustfulness; trust.
    • the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity

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subduedness

  • noun the property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity
    dimness.
  • noun a disposition to be patient and long suffering
    meekness.

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tightlipped

  • adjective satellite inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close; closelipped; closemouthed; secretive.
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

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subjectiveness

  • noun judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts
    subjectivity.

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energy

  • noun (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
    free energy.
    • energy can take a wide variety of forms
  • noun forceful exertion
    vigor; vigour; zip.
    • he plays tennis with great energy
    • he's full of zip

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unmanliness

  • noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
    womanishness; effeminateness; sissiness; softness; effeminacy.
    • the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy
    • Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness
    • he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him

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logy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; groggy; stuporous; dazed.

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obstinance

  • noun the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    stubbornness; obstinacy; mulishness.
  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; self-will; stubbornness; obstinacy; bullheadedness.

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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recalcitrancy

  • noun the trait of being unmanageable
    refractoriness; unmanageableness; recalcitrance.

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schmalz

  • noun (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
    shmaltz; schmaltz.

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caustic

  • noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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tameness

  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
    jejuneness; jejunity; vapidity; vapidness.
  • noun the attribute of having been domesticated
    domestication.

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absurdity

  • noun a message whose content is at variance with reason
    absurdness; ridiculousness.
  • noun a ludicrous folly
    silliness; fatuity; fatuousness.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior

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taciturnity

  • noun the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
    reticence; reserve.

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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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irony

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
  • noun incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    • the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated

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indiscretion

  • noun the trait of being injudicious
    injudiciousness.
  • noun a petty misdeed
    peccadillo.

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sturdiness

  • noun the state of being vigorous and robust
  • noun the property of something that is strongly built

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restraint

  • noun the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
    • the unlawful restraint of trade
  • noun discipline in personal and social activities
    control.
    • he was a model of polite restraint
    • she never lost control of herself

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objectivity

  • noun judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
    objectiveness.

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frankness

  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candor; candidness; forthrightness; candour; directness.
  • noun the trait of being blunt and outspoken
    outspokenness.

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fiber

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fibre.
  • noun coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
    roughage.

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disobedience

  • noun the failure to obey
    noncompliance.
  • noun the trait of being unwilling to obey

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inert

  • adjective satellite unable to move or resist motion
  • adjective satellite having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
    neutral; indifferent.
    • inert matter
    • an indifferent chemical in a reaction

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egoist

  • noun a conceited and self-centered person
    swellhead; egotist.
  • noun a self-centered person with little regard for others
    egocentric.

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moral_philosophy

  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    ethics.

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fieriness

  • noun the heat or the color of fire
    red heat.
  • noun a passionate and quick-tempered nature

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disposition

  • noun your usual mood
    temperament.
    • he has a happy disposition
  • noun the act or means of getting rid of something
    disposal.

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schmaltz

  • noun (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
    shmaltz; schmalz.

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compulsive

  • noun a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
  • adjective satellite caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
    • compulsive drinking

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chilly

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  • adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham

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creditworthiness

  • noun trustworthiness with money as based on a person's credit history; a general qualification for borrowing

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ism

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; doctrine.

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sarcasm

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    irony; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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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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unthoughtfulness

  • noun the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
    thoughtlessness.

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contemplativeness

  • noun deep serious thoughtfulness
    meditativeness; pensiveness.

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sharp-sightedness

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    acuity; visual acuity.
  • noun lively attentiveness
    alertness; on the qui vive.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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peculiarity

  • noun an odd or unusual characteristic
    distinguishing characteristic; distinctive feature.
  • noun a distinguishing trait
    distinctiveness; speciality; specialty; specialness.

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expansivity

  • noun the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure
    coefficient of expansion.
  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansiveness.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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listless

  • adjective satellite lacking zest or vivacity
    • he was listless and bored
  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    dispirited.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation

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willfulness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    unruliness; fractiousness; wilfulness.

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self-denial

  • noun the trait of practicing self discipline
    self-discipline.
  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-discipline; self-control.

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blank

  • noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    space.
    • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
  • noun a blank gap or missing part
    lacuna.

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bland

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savorless; savourless; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    flat.
    • a bland little drama
    • a flat joke

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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rashness

  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    heedlessness; mindlessness.
  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    foolhardiness; recklessness.

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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silent

  • adjective satellite marked by absence of sound
    still; soundless.
    • a silent house
    • soundless footsteps on the grass
    • the night was still
  • adjective satellite failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    mum.
    • the witness remained silent

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niggardliness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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obedience

  • noun the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    obeisance.
  • noun the trait of being willing to obey

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reflectivity

  • noun the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface
    reflectance; coefficient of reflection; reflection factor.
  • noun the ability to reflect beams or rays
    reflexion; reflection.

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outspokenness

  • noun the trait of being blunt and outspoken
    frankness.

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caustic_remark

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; satire.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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stupefaction

  • noun a feeling of stupefied astonishment
  • noun marginal consciousness
    semiconsciousness; grogginess; stupor.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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fastidiousness

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

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enterprisingness

  • noun readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    initiative; go-ahead; enterprise.

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wisdom

  • noun accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wiseness.

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inarticulate

  • adjective without or deprived of the use of speech or words
    unarticulate.
    • inarticulate beasts
    • remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal
    • inarticulate with rage
    • an inarticulate cry

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unmindfulness

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    heedlessness; inadvertence; inadvertency.

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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sincerity

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; seriousness.
  • noun the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical
    • his sincerity inspired belief
    • they demanded some proof of my sincerity

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heedlessness

  • noun a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
    inattentiveness.
  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    mindlessness; rashness.

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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responsibleness

  • noun a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct
    responsibility.
    • he holds a position of great responsibility

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folly

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    unwiseness; foolishness.
  • noun a stupid mistake
    betise; stupidity; foolishness; imbecility.

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penuriousness

  • noun a state of lacking money
    impecuniousness; pennilessness.
  • noun a disposition to be niggardly with money

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excitability

  • noun excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
    irritability.
  • noun being easily excited
    excitableness; volatility.

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discernment

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; understanding.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; perceptiveness.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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deaf-and-dumb_person

  • noun a deaf person who is unable to speak
    deaf-mute; mute.

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judiciousness

  • noun good judgment
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    sagaciousness; sagacity.

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grogginess

  • noun a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol
  • noun a groggy state resulting from weariness

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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garrulousness

  • noun the quality of being wordy and talkative
    loquaciousness; garrulity; loquacity; talkativeness.

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spiritedness

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; invigoration.

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frigidness

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidity.
  • noun the absence of heat
    cold; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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mindfulness

  • noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
    heedfulness.

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minginess

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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sagacity

  • noun the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
    judgement; sagaciousness; judgment; discernment.
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    judiciousness; sagaciousness.

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manner

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

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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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unaffected

  • adjective undergoing no change when acted upon
    • entirely unaffected by each other's writings
    • fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    insensible.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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diplomatist

  • noun an official engaged in international negotiations
    diplomat.

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domestication

  • noun adaptation to intimate association with human beings
  • noun the attribute of having been domesticated
    tameness.

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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watchfulness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    vigilance; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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bullheadedness

  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; self-will; stubbornness; obstinacy; obstinance.

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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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gravity

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitation; gravitational force; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

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fatuousness

  • noun a ludicrous folly
    silliness; absurdity; fatuity.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior

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effeminateness

  • noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
    womanishness; unmanliness; sissiness; softness; effeminacy.
    • the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy
    • Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness
    • he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him

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animation

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; aliveness.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being able to survive and grow
    vitality.
    • the vitality of a seed

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closelipped

  • adjective satellite inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close; tightlipped; closemouthed; secretive.
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

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effusiveness

  • noun a friendly open trait of a talkative person
    expansivity; expansiveness.

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shmaltz

  • noun (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
    schmalz; schmaltz.

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swelled

  • adjective satellite feeling self-importance
    big; vainglorious.
    • too big for his britches
    • had a swelled head
    • he was swelled with pride
  • verb increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    swell.
    • The music swelled to a crescendo

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torpidness

  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidity; listlessness.

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stolid

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    impassive.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference

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loginess

  • noun a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
    logginess.

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unexpressive

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; impassive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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uncommunicative

  • adjective not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
    incommunicative.

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boiling

  • noun the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
  • noun cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
    stewing; simmering.

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niggardness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; tightness; parsimony.

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narcism

  • noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
    narcissism; self-love.
    • self-love that shut out everyone else

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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demonstrativeness

  • noun tending to express your feelings freely

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trustiness

  • noun the trait of deserving trust and confidence
    trustworthiness.

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unpronounceable

  • adjective impossible or difficult to pronounce correctly
  • adjective satellite very difficult to pronounce correctly
    unutterable.
    • an unpronounceable foreign word
    • unutterable consonant clusters

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explosive

  • noun a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
  • adjective serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst
    • an explosive device
    • explosive gas
    • explosive force
    • explosive violence
    • an explosive temper

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unemotionality

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    emotionlessness.

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intractableness

  • noun the trait of being hard to influence or control
    intractability.

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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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neatness

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

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deportment

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; behavior; conduct.

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aphonia

  • noun a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
    voicelessness.

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clean

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

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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wry

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; ironical.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite bent to one side
    • a wry neck

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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pizzazz

  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzaz; dynamism; zing; oomph.

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get-up-and-go

  • noun enterprising or ambitious drive
    push; energy.
    • Europeans often laugh at American energy

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languid

  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; dreamy; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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unruliness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    fractiousness; willfulness; wilfulness.

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statecraft

  • noun wisdom in the management of public affairs
    statesmanship; diplomacy.

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willpower

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-will; self-possession; self-control; self-command.

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excitableness

  • noun being easily excited
    excitability; volatility.

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parsimony

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimoniousness; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness.

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will_power

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; self-will; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-command.

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transcendental_philosophy

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendentalism.

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fibre

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fiber.
  • noun any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
    fiber.

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stubbornness

  • noun the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    obstinance; obstinacy; mulishness.
  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; self-will; obstinacy; obstinance; bullheadedness.

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personal_manner

  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    manner.

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mute

  • noun a deaf person who is unable to speak
    deaf-mute; deaf-and-dumb person.
  • noun a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

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animality

  • noun the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect
    animal nature.

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sound_judgement

  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; perspicacity; sound judgment; judgment.

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pensiveness

  • noun persistent morbid meditation on a problem
    brooding.
  • noun deep serious thoughtfulness
    meditativeness; contemplativeness.

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transcendental

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

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vainglory

  • noun outspoken conceit
    boastfulness.

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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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indecisiveness

  • noun doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
    indecision; irresolution.
    • his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost
  • noun the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose
    indecision.
    • the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court

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unrestraint

  • noun the quality of lacking restraint

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suaveness

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

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sense_of_humour

  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; humor; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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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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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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aetiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    etiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    etiology.

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irresolution

  • noun doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
    indecisiveness; indecision.
    • his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost
  • noun the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
    irresoluteness.

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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self-discipline

  • noun the trait of practicing self discipline
    self-denial.
  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-denial; self-control.

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somberness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; sombreness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; sombreness.

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volatility

  • noun the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor
  • noun the trait of being unpredictably irresolute
    unpredictability.
    • the volatility of the market drove many investors away

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messiness

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    mess; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun the trait of being untidy and messy
    untidiness.

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attentiveness

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • noun the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others

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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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perspicacity

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; astuteness.
  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; sound judgment; judgment; sound judgement.

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philosophical_system

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophy; school of thought; ism; doctrine.

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self-indulgence

  • noun an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    indulgence.
  • noun excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    intemperateness; intemperance.
    • the intemperance of their language

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paying_attention

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    attentiveness; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    thoughtful; attentive; heedful.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing

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egoism

  • noun (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; self-interest; egocentrism; self-concern.

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school_of_thought

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; ism; doctrine.

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emotionlessness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    unemotionality.

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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untrustworthiness

  • noun the trait of not deserving trust or confidence
    untrustiness.

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lyric

  • noun the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    language; words.
    • his compositions always started with the lyrics
    • he wrote both words and music
    • the song uses colloquial language
  • noun a short poem of songlike quality
    lyric poem.

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frigidity

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidness.
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; cold; coldness; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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unmoving

  • adjective not in motion
    nonmoving.
  • adjective not arousing emotions

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spiritlessness

  • noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
    apathy; indifference; numbness.

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lethargy

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    sluggishness; lassitude.
  • noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
    slackness; inanition; lassitude.

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groggy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; logy; stuporous; dazed.

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knowledgeableness

  • noun wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
    initiation; knowledgeability.
    • his knowledgeability impressed me
    • his dullness was due to lack of initiation

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hoydenism

  • noun masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)
    tomboyishness.

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dumb

  • adjective satellite slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    dim; slow; dense; obtuse; dull.
    • so dense he never understands anything I say to him
    • never met anyone quite so dim
    • although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
    • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
    • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
    • worked with the slow students
  • adjective satellite temporarily incapable of speaking
    speechless.
    • struck dumb
    • speechless with shock

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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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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dialectic

  • noun any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  • noun a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
    • this situation created the inner dialectic of American history

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concern

  • noun something that interests you because it is important or affects you
    • the safety of the ship is the captain's concern
  • noun an anxious feeling
    fear; care.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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garrulity

  • noun the quality of being wordy and talkative
    loquaciousness; loquacity; garrulousness; talkativeness.

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playfulness

  • noun a festive merry feeling
    gaiety.
  • noun a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
    fun.
    • her playfulness surprised me
    • he was fun to be with

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deadpan

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    unexpressive; impassive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read
  • adverb without betraying any feeling
    • she told the joke deadpan

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transcendentalism

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendental philosophy.

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egocentrism

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; self-interest; egoism; self-concern.

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thoughtlessness

  • noun the quality of failing to be considerate of others
    inconsiderateness; inconsideration.
  • noun the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
    unthoughtfulness.

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heedfulness

  • noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
    mindfulness.

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complexion

  • noun the coloring of a person's face
    skin colour; skin color.
  • noun a combination that results from coupling or interlinking
    • diphthongs are complexions of vowels

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sissiness

  • noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
    womanishness; unmanliness; effeminateness; softness; effeminacy.
    • the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy
    • Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness
    • he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him

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mum

  • noun of China
    florists' chrysanthemum; Chrysanthemum morifolium; florist's chrysanthemum; Dendranthema grandifloruom.
  • noun informal terms for a mother
    ma; mummy; mommy; mammy; momma; mamma; mom; mama.

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lethargic

  • adjective deficient in alertness or activity
    unenrgetic.
    • bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights

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egotist

  • noun a conceited and self-centered person
    swellhead; egoist.

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

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giddiness

  • noun an impulsive scatterbrained manner
    silliness.
  • noun a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
    dizziness; vertigo; lightheadedness.

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attention

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attending.
  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention

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adamance

  • noun resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
    obduracy; unyieldingness.

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obsessiveness

  • noun extreme compulsiveness
    obsessivity.

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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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untouched

  • adjective satellite still full
    untasted.
    • an untouched cocktail in her hand
  • adjective satellite not influenced or affected
    uninfluenced; unswayed.
    • stewed in its petty provincialism untouched by the brisk debates that stirred the old world"- V.L.Parrington
    • unswayed by personal considerations

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firmness

  • noun the muscle tone of healthy tissue
    soundness.
    • his muscular firmness
  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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go-ahead

  • noun a signal to proceed
    green light.
  • noun readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    enterprisingness; initiative; enterprise.

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defiance

  • noun intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
    rebelliousness.
  • noun a hostile challenge

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egotism

  • noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    swelled head; self-importance.
  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    self-importance; ego.

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oomph

  • noun attractiveness to the opposite sex
    desirability; sex appeal; desirableness.
  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; pizzaz; dynamism; zing.

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unyieldingness

  • noun resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
    obduracy; adamance.

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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carelessness

  • noun the quality of not being careful or taking pains
    sloppiness.
  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    nonperformance; negligence; neglect.

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self-interest

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; expedience; self-seeking.
  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; egocentrism; egoism; self-concern.

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illiberality

  • noun a disposition not to be liberal (generous) with money

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impulsiveness

  • noun the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection

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amenableness

  • noun the trait of being cooperative
    amenability; cooperativeness.

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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secrete

  • verb generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
    release.
    • secrete digestive juices
    • release a hormone into the blood stream
  • verb place out of sight; keep secret
    • The money was secreted from his children

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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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amenability

  • noun the trait of being cooperative
    amenableness; cooperativeness.

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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graveness

  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; gravity; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

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manners

  • noun social deportment
    • he has the manners of a pig
  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion

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individuation

  • noun discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
    individualization; individualisation.
  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuality; individualism.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality

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witticism

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    wittiness; wit; humor; humour.

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initiative

  • noun readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    enterprisingness; go-ahead; enterprise.
  • noun the first of a series of actions
    opening move; first step; opening.

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frosty

  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; glacial; wintry.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile
  • adjective satellite covered with frost
    rimed; rimy.
    • a frosty glass
    • hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost"-Wm.Faulkner

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correctitude

  • noun correct or appropriate behavior
    propriety; properness.

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stolidness

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidity; stoicism.

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citizenship

  • noun the status of a citizen with rights and duties
  • noun conduct as a citizen
    • award for good citizenship

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epistemology

  • noun the philosophical theory of knowledge

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swashbuckling

  • noun flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
  • adjective satellite flamboyantly adventurous
    swaggering.

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untrustiness

  • noun the trait of not deserving trust or confidence
    untrustworthiness.

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irresponsibility

  • noun a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions
    irresponsibleness.

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satire

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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steadiness

  • noun freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct
    • He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said
  • noun the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
    firmness.

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effeminacy

  • noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
    womanishness; unmanliness; effeminateness; sissiness; softness.
    • the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy
    • Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness
    • he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him

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initiation

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    induction; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    foundation; instauration; founding; introduction; origination; creation; innovation; institution.
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society

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wiseness

  • noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
    soundness; wisdom.
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wisdom.

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interest

  • noun a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    involvement.
    • an interest in music
  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    sake.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest

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jerky

  • noun meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
    jerked meat; jerk.
  • adjective satellite lacking a steady rhythm
    jerking; arrhythmic.
    • an arrhythmic heartbeat

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warmth

  • noun the sensation caused by heat energy
    heat.
  • noun a warmhearted feeling
    warmheartedness.

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sloppiness

  • noun the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water
    wateriness; muddiness.
    • the baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield
    • the water's muddiness made it undrinkable
    • the sloppiness of a rainy November day
  • noun a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
    unkemptness; slovenliness.

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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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decisiveness

  • noun the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
    decision.
    • a man of unusual decisiveness
  • noun the quality of being final or definitely settled
    finality; conclusiveness.
    • the finality of death

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humorousness

  • noun the trait of merry joking
    merriness; jocoseness; jocosity.

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ambitiousness

  • noun a strong drive for success
    ambition.

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sentimentality

  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    soupiness; drippiness; mushiness; mawkishness; sloppiness.
  • noun extravagant or affected feeling or emotion

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reticence

  • noun the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
    taciturnity; reserve.

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determination

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    finding.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    purpose.
    • his determination showed in his every movement
    • he is a man of purpose

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temperament

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

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foggy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    groggy; logy; stuporous; dazed.
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; hazy; blurred; fuzzy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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animal_nature

  • noun the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect
    animality.

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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paying

  • adjective satellite yielding a fair profit
    gainful; paid.
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    pay.
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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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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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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dynamism

  • noun any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy
  • noun active strength of body or mind
    vigor; vigour; heartiness.

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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fun

  • noun activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    merriment; playfulness.
    • I do it for the fun of it
    • he is fun to have around
  • noun verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    play; sport.
    • he became a figure of fun
    • he said it in sport

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sombreness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; somberness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; somberness.

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wake

  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    aftermath; backwash.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured
  • noun an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    Wake Island.

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lassitude

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    sluggishness; lethargy.
  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    languor; listlessness.

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suspiciousness

  • noun being of a suspicious nature
    suspicion.
    • his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage

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deadness

  • noun the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
    unresponsiveness.
    • she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident
    • in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away
  • noun the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity
    • he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls

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inertness

  • noun immobility by virtue of being inert

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inadvertence

  • noun an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
    oversight.
  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    unmindfulness; heedlessness; inadvertency.

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aesthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    esthetics.
    • traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic; aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism

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slovenliness

  • noun a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
    unkemptness; sloppiness.
  • noun habitual uncleanliness

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inertia

  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inactivity; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work
  • noun (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

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articulateness

  • noun the quality of being facile in speech and writing
    volubility; fluency.

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aggressiveness

  • noun the quality of being bold and enterprising
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggression.

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ironic

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironical; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironical.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely

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tidiness

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

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stealthiness

  • noun a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously
    furtiveness; sneakiness.

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inadvertency

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    unmindfulness; heedlessness; inadvertence.

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funny

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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denial

  • noun the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)
    • it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges
  • noun the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
    disaffirmation.

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dryness

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    waterlessness; xerotes.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    sobriety.

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fractiousness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    unruliness; willfulness; wilfulness.

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muteness

  • noun the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak
    mutism.
    • her muteness was a consequence of her deafness
  • noun a refusal to speak when expected
    silence.
    • his silence about my contribution was surprising

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manageability

  • noun capable of being managed or controlled
    manageableness.

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affectionateness

  • noun a positive feeling of liking
    heart; warmness; philia; warmheartedness; tenderness; affection; fondness.
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
    • the child won everyone's heart
    • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home
  • noun a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
    lovingness; fondness; warmth.

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dispassionateness

  • noun objectivity and detachment
    dispassion; dryness.
    • her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone

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virility

  • noun the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation
  • noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
    manfulness; manliness.

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dreaminess

  • noun a relaxed comfortable feeling
    languor.

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sense_of_humor

  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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self-gratification

  • noun indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
    incontinence; dissoluteness.
  • noun the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure
    head trip.

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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finesse

  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    delicacy; discreetness; diplomacy.

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solemnity

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    solemness; staidness; sedateness.
  • noun a solemn and dignified feeling
    gravity.

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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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coldness

  • noun the sensation produced by low temperatures
    cold.
    • he shivered from the cold
    • the cold helped clear his head
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
    frigidness; coolness; iciness; chilliness; frigidity.
    • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

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command

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; dictation; bidding.
  • noun a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

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committedness

  • noun the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    commitment.
    • a man of energy and commitment

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flint

  • noun a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony
  • noun a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
    Flint River.

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unemotional_person

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    stoic.

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womanishness

  • noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
    unmanliness; effeminateness; sissiness; softness; effeminacy.
    • the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy
    • Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness
    • he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him

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manageableness

  • noun capable of being managed or controlled
    manageability.

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inactive

  • adjective satellite (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert
    • desired amounts of inactive chlorine
  • adjective (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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tightness

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    stringency.
  • noun a tight feeling in some part of the body
    constriction.
    • he felt a constriction in her chest
    • she felt an alarming tightness in her chest
    • emotion caused a constriction of his throat

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lackadaisical

  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; dreamy; languid.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon
  • adjective satellite idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
    • she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical
    • a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse

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discipline

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    subject field; field of study; study; subject area; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
  • noun a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline

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tractableness

  • noun the trait of being easily persuaded
    tractability; flexibility.

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meditativeness

  • noun deep serious thoughtfulness
    pensiveness; contemplativeness.

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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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passionless

  • adjective not passionate
    • passionless observation of human nature
  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    emotionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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volubility

  • noun the quality of being facile in speech and writing
    articulateness; fluency.

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unpredictability

  • noun the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses
    capriciousness.
  • noun the trait of being unpredictably irresolute
    volatility.
    • the volatility of the market drove many investors away

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vanity

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    conceit; self-love; amour propre.
  • noun the quality of being valueless or futile
    emptiness.
    • he rejected the vanities of the world

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sociality

  • noun the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups
    • mammals as a class are not strong on sociality

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narcissism

  • noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
    narcism; self-love.
    • self-love that shut out everyone else

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soberness

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    sobriety.
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; gravity; sombreness; somberness.

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cold-eyed

  • adjective satellite unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
    dispassionate.
    • a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact

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metaphysics

  • noun the philosophical study of being and knowing

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staidness

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    solemness; sedateness; solemnity.

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irresponsibleness

  • noun a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions
    irresponsibility.

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judgement

  • noun the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    opinion; judgment; legal opinion.
    • opinions are usually written by a single judge
  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    mind; judgment.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind

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earnest

  • noun something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    solemn; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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dreamy

  • adjective satellite dreamy in mood or nature
    moony; woolgathering.
    • a woolgathering moment
  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; languid; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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secrecy

  • noun the trait of keeping things secret
    silence; secretiveness.
  • noun the condition of being concealed or hidden
    privateness; concealment; privacy.

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moody

  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    saturnine; dour; morose; sour; dark; glum; glowering; sullen.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd
  • noun United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)
    Helen Newington Wills; Helen Wills Moody; Helen Wills.

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reflectiveness

  • noun the capability of quiet thought or contemplation
    reflectivity.

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vivification

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    animation; brio; spiritedness; invigoration.
  • noun the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    animation; invigoration.

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low-down

  • noun slang terms for inside information
    dope; the skinny; poop.
    • is that the straight dope?
  • adjective satellite of the most contemptible kind
    scurvy; scummy; low; abject; miserable.
    • abject cowardice
    • a low stunt to pull
    • a low-down sneak
    • his miserable treatment of his family
    • You miserable skunk!
    • a scummy rabble
    • a scurvy trick

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compulsivity

  • noun the trait of acting compulsively
    compulsiveness.

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ridiculer

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ironist; satirist.

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obsessivity

  • noun extreme compulsiveness
    obsessiveness.

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objectiveness

  • noun judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
    objectivity.

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distrust

  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    suspicion; mistrust; misgiving.
  • noun the trait of not trusting others
    distrustfulness; mistrust.

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esthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    aesthetics.
    • traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic; aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism

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softness

  • noun the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    unfitness.

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tepidness

  • noun a warmness resembling the temperature of the skin
    tepidity; lukewarmness.
  • noun lack of passion, force or animation
    lukewarmness.

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specialness

  • noun a distinguishing trait
    peculiarity; distinctiveness; speciality; specialty.
  • noun the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance
    particularity.
    • the particularity of human situations

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resoluteness

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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torpidity

  • noun a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
    torpor.
    • he fell into a deep torpor
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidness; listlessness.

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mushiness

  • noun a mushy pulpy softness
    pulpiness.
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; soupiness; drippiness; mawkishness; sloppiness.

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deaf

  • noun people who have severe hearing impairments
    • many of the deaf use sign language
  • verb make or render deaf
    deafen.
    • a deafening noise

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hush

  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    stillness; still.
    • the still of the night
  • verb become quiet or still; fall silent
    • hush my baby!

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demeanor

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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rurality

  • noun a rural characteristic or trait
    ruralism.
    • a place with the rurality of a turnip field

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manfulness

  • noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
    virility; manliness.

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intractability

  • noun the trait of being hard to influence or control
    intractableness.

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incontinence

  • noun involuntary urination or defecation
    incontinency.
  • noun indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
    dissoluteness; self-gratification.

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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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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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jurisprudence

  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    legal philosophy; law.
  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    law.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order

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suavity

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

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unemotional

  • adjective unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    reticent; restrained.

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decision

  • noun the act of making up your mind about something
    determination; conclusion.
    • the burden of decision was his
    • he drew his conclusions quickly
  • noun a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    determination; conclusion.
    • a decision unfavorable to the opposition
    • his conclusion took the evidence into account
    • satisfied with the panel's determination

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iciness

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    gelidity; chill.
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
    frigidness; coolness; coldness; chilliness; frigidity.
    • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

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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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icy

  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; frigid; glacial; wintry; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile
  • adjective satellite extremely cold
    polar; arctic; frigid; gelid; glacial.
    • an arctic climate
    • a frigid day
    • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
    • glacial winds
    • icy hands
    • polar weather

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discretion

  • noun freedom to act or judge on one's own
  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; circumspection; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion

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masculinity

  • noun the properties characteristic of the male sex
    maleness.
  • noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men

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glacial

  • adjective relating to or derived from a glacier
    • glacial deposit
  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; wintry; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile

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slapstick

  • noun a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
  • noun acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone

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logginess

  • noun a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
    loginess.

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on_the_qui_vive

  • noun lively attentiveness
    sharp-sightedness; alertness.

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egocentric

  • noun a self-centered person with little regard for others
    egoist.
  • adjective limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
    self-centered; egoistical; egoistic; self-centred.

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individualist

  • noun a person who pursues independent thought or action
  • adjective satellite marked by or expressing individuality
    individualistic.
    • an individualistic way of dressing

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lukewarmness

  • noun a warmness resembling the temperature of the skin
    tepidity; tepidness.
  • noun lack of passion, force or animation
    tepidness.

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corn

  • noun tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
    maize; Indian corn; Zea mays.
  • noun the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal

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carefulness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun the quality of being careful and painstaking
    • I admired the carefulness of his work

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fondness

  • noun a predisposition to like something
    fancy; partiality.
    • he had a fondness for whiskey
  • noun a positive feeling of liking
    heart; warmness; philia; warmheartedness; tenderness; affection; affectionateness.
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
    • the child won everyone's heart
    • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

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individualism

  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuation; individuality.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
  • noun a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence

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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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compulsiveness

  • noun the trait of acting compulsively
    compulsivity.

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have

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

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phlegmatic

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatical.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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drama

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    dramatic play; play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    dramatic event.

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incommunicado

  • adjective satellite without the means or right to communicate
    • a prisoner held incommunicado
    • incommunicado political detainees

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cooperativeness

  • noun the trait of being cooperative
    amenability; amenableness.

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wittiness

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wit; humor; humour.

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silence

  • noun the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)
    • there was a shocked silence
    • he gestured for silence
  • noun the absence of sound
    quiet.
    • he needed silence in order to sleep
    • the street was quiet

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injudiciousness

  • noun lacking good judgment
    indiscreetness.
  • noun the trait of being injudicious
    indiscretion.

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swelled_head

  • noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    self-importance; egotism.

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poker-faced

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; unexpressive; impassive; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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unenrgetic

  • adjective deficient in alertness or activity
    lethargic.
    • bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights

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commitment

  • noun the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    committedness.
    • a man of energy and commitment
  • noun the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    dedication; loyalty; allegiance.
    • his long commitment to public service
    • they felt no loyalty to a losing team

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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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inattentiveness

  • noun a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
    heedlessness.
  • noun the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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secretive

  • adjective satellite inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close; tightlipped; closelipped; closemouthed.
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

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improperness

  • noun an improper demeanor
    impropriety.

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demeanour

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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knowledgeability

  • noun wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
    initiation; knowledgeableness.
    • his knowledgeability impressed me
    • his dullness was due to lack of initiation

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statesmanship

  • noun wisdom in the management of public affairs
    diplomacy; statecraft.

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firmness_of_purpose

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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dispassion

  • noun objectivity and detachment
    dispassionateness; dryness.
    • her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone

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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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lampoon

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb ridicule with satire
    satirize; satirise.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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obduracy

  • noun resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
    adamance; unyieldingness.

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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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specialty

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; long suit; forte; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun a distinguishing trait
    peculiarity; distinctiveness; speciality; specialness.

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inactiveness

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactivity; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inactivity; inertia.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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feminine

  • noun a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
  • adjective associated with women and not with men
    • feminine intuition

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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unwiseness

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    folly; foolishness.

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self-command

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-will; self-possession; willpower; self-control.

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recalcitrance

  • noun the trait of being unmanageable
    recalcitrancy; refractoriness; unmanageableness.

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vive

Long live, that is, success to; as, vive le roi, long live the king; vive la bagatelle, success to trifles or sport.

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silliness

  • noun a ludicrous folly
    absurdity; fatuity; fatuousness.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior
  • noun an impulsive scatterbrained manner
    giddiness.

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sagaciousness

  • noun the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
    judgement; sagacity; judgment; discernment.
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    judiciousness; sagacity.

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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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politic

  • adjective marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
    • it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels
    • a politic decision
    • a politic manager
    • a politic old scoundrel
    • a shrewd and politic reply
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; suave; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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merriness

  • noun the trait of merry joking
    jocoseness; humorousness; jocosity.

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sluggishness

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    lethargy; lassitude.
  • noun the pace of things that move relatively slowly
    • the sluggishness of the economy
    • the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold

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torpor

  • noun a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
    torpidity.
    • he fell into a deep torpor
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpidity; torpidness; listlessness.

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individuality

  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuation; individualism.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
  • noun the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
    personal identity; identity.
    • you can lose your identity when you join the army

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impropriety

  • noun an improper demeanor
    improperness.
  • noun the condition of being improper

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deliberation

  • noun (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
    • the deliberations of the jury
  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; weighing.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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woolgathering

  • noun an idle indulgence in fantasy
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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self-importance

  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    ego; egotism.
  • noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    swelled head; egotism.

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serious-mindedness

  • noun the trait of being serious
    seriousness; earnestness; sincerity.
    • a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

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discreetness

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; circumspection; discretion.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    finesse; delicacy; diplomacy.

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selfishness

  • noun stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

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single

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
    bingle.
  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; one; 1.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one

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tightfistedness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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nonpartisanship

  • noun an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
    impartiality.

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wintry

  • adjective characteristic of or occurring in winter
    wintery.
    • suffered severe wintry weather
    • brown wintry grasses
  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; glacial; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile

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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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fluency

  • noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; smoothness.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police
  • noun skillfulness in speaking or writing

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sobriety

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    soberness.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    dryness.

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diplomat

  • noun an official engaged in international negotiations
    diplomatist.
  • noun a person who deals tactfully with others

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stolidity

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.
  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stoicism.

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jocosity

  • noun fun characterized by humor
    jocularity.
  • noun the trait of merry joking
    merriness; jocoseness; humorousness.

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levity

  • noun feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness
  • noun a manner lacking seriousness

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meanness

  • noun the quality of being deliberately mean
    beastliness.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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activeness

  • noun the state of being active
    action; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action
  • noun the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically
    activity.
    • the level of activity declines with age

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zany

  • noun a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; twat; jackass; goofball.

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trait

  • noun a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

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granite

  • noun plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
  • noun something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)
    • a man of granite

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satirist

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ironist; ridiculer.

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closemouthed

  • adjective satellite inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close; tightlipped; closelipped; secretive.
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

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docility

  • noun the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable

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demonstrative

  • noun a pronoun that points out an intended referent
    demonstrative pronoun.
  • adjective given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
    • an affectionate and demonstrative family

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balkiness

  • noun likely to stop abruptly and unexpectedly

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seriousness

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; sincerity.
  • noun the quality of arousing fear or distress
    distressfulness.
    • he learned the seriousness of his illness

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pizzaz

  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; dynamism; zing; oomph.

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boiling_point

  • noun the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
    boil.
    • they brought the water to a boil
  • noun being highly angry or excited; ready to boil over
    • after an hour of waiting I was at the boiling point

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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asininity

  • noun the quality of being asinine; stupidity combined with stubbornness

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pigheadedness

  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    self-will; stubbornness; obstinacy; obstinance; bullheadedness.

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expressionless

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; unexpressive; impassive; poker-faced.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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apathy

  • noun an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
  • noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
    spiritlessness; indifference; numbness.

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wildness

  • noun a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
    abandon.
    • the wildness of his anger
  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; fierceness; vehemence; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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recklessness

  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    rashness; foolhardiness.

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dispassionate

  • adjective satellite unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
    cold-eyed.
    • a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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grownup

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    adult.
  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    grown; full-grown; big; adult; fully grown.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman

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resolution

  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolve; declaration.
  • noun the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
    resolving power.

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phlegm

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness.
  • noun expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
    sputum.

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