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striving (Also strivings) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to striving

reprocess

  • verb use again after processing
    recycle; reuse.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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lumberman

  • noun a person who fells trees
    faller; logger; feller; lumberjack.

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foul

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

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four

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

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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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short-change

  • verb cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    short.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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defraud

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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briskness

  • noun liveliness and eagerness
    alacrity; smartness.
    • he accepted with alacrity
    • the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him

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feeding

  • noun the act of consuming food
    eating.
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
    alimentation.

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livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    David Livingstone.

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sir_edmund_percival_hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Hillary; Sir Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary.

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physiological

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

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sir_martin_frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Frobisher.

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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recycle

  • verb cause to repeat a cycle
  • verb use again after processing
    reprocess; reuse.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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dispense

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
    • I was dispensed from this terrible task

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activation

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

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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affect

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

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examen

  • noun a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
    examination.
  • noun a critical study (as of a writer's work)

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look_for

  • verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    search; seek.
    • The police are searching for clues
    • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county
  • verb be excited or anxious about
    look to; anticipate.

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reformist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; social reformer; crusader.
  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reform-minded; progressive.

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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rene-robert_cavelier

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; LaSalle.

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disturb

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

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vitality

  • noun an energetic style
    verve.
  • noun a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    energy; vim.
    • jogging works off my excess energy
    • he seemed full of vim and vigor

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grueling

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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hercules

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Herakles; Heracles.
  • noun a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis

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enjoy

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    savor; savour; bask; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  • verb have benefit from
    • enjoy privileges

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force

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

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bubbling

  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; foaming; spumy; effervescing; foamy; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer
  • verb form, produce, or emit bubbles
    bubble.
    • The soup was bubbling

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duellist

  • noun a person who fights duels
    dueller; dueler; duelist.

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scrutinize

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; take stock; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
    audit; inspect; scrutinise.
    • audit accounts and tax returns

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da_gamma

  • noun Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
    Gamma; Vasco da Gamma.

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bar_examination

  • noun an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
    bar exam.
    • applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school
    • he passed the bar exam on his third try

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advertising_campaign

  • noun an organized program of advertisements
    ad campaign; ad blitz.

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • 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 the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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tip_in

  • noun a basketball shot made by tapping the rebounding ball back into the basket

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liberty

  • noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
    autonomy.
  • noun freedom of choice
    • liberty of opinion
    • liberty of worship
    • liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases
    • at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes

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scoop_shot

  • noun a basketball shot made with an underhand scooping motion

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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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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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trouble_oneself

  • verb take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
    bother; inconvenience oneself; trouble.
    • He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday
    • Don't bother, please

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rigour

  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; validity; cogency.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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tasman

  • noun Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)
    Abel Tasman; Abel Janszoon Tasman.

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mental_testing

  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    test; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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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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john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; Ross.

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trial_balloon

  • noun a test of public opinion
  • noun a balloon sent up to test air currents

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active

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

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wastefulness

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

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pregnancy_test

  • noun a physiological test to determine whether a woman is pregnant

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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vulnerability

  • noun the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    exposure.
    • his vulnerability to litigation
    • his exposure to ridicule
  • noun susceptibility to injury or attack

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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climber

  • noun a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
  • noun someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
    social climber.

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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sebastian_vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Vizcaino.

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psychological

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

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alpha_test

  • noun (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer

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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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overworking

  • noun the act of working too much or too long
    overwork.
    • he became ill from overwork
  • verb use too much
    overwork.
    • This play has been overworked

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manoeuver

  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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richard_evelyn_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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exhort

  • verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; barrack; cheer; urge on; root on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers
  • verb force or impel in an indicated direction
    press; urge; urge on.
    • I urged him to finish his studies

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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wilkins

  • noun United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
    Roy Wilkins.
  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    George Hubert Wilkins.

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racketeer

  • noun someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
  • verb carry on illegal business activities involving crime

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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overexertion

  • noun excessive exertion; so much exertion that discomfort or injury results

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calf

  • noun young of domestic cattle
  • noun the muscular back part of the shank
    sura.

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test_drive

  • noun test of the roadworthiness of a vehicle one is considering buying
  • verb test a vehicle by driving it
    • I want to test drive the new Porsche

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expose

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

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applied_psychology

  • noun any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
    industrial psychology.

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inconvenience_oneself

  • verb take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
    bother; trouble; trouble oneself.
    • He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday
    • Don't bother, please

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sputter

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

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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stickball_game

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball.

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hold

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

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striving

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; pains; nisus.
  • verb attempt by employing effort
    endeavor; endeavour; strive.
    • we endeavor to make our customers happy

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stickball

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball game.

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me

  • noun a state in New England
    Pine Tree State; Maine.

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push_on

  • verb continue moving forward
    press on; plough on.

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rook

  • noun (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
    castle.
  • noun common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
    Corvus frugilegus.

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right

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

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pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

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work

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

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elbow

  • noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    elbow joint; cubitus; human elbow; articulatio cubiti; cubital joint.
  • noun a sharp bend in a road or river

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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untangling

  • noun the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
    unsnarling; extrication; disentanglement.
  • verb release from entanglement of difficulty
    untangle; disencumber; extricate; disentangle.
    • I cannot extricate myself from this task

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candidature

  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    campaigning; electioneering; candidacy; political campaign.

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estate

  • noun everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
  • noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    land; demesne; landed estate; acres.
    • the family owned a large estate on Long Island

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give

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

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overextend

  • verb strain excessively
    overstrain.
    • He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment

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loaning

  • noun disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
    lending.
  • verb give temporarily; let have for a limited time
    loan; lend.
    • I will lend you my car
    • loan me some money

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jumble

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle.
  • noun small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
    jumbal.

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admiral_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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ceremony

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

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autonomy

  • noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
    liberty.
  • noun personal independence
    self-direction; self-reliance; self-sufficiency.

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end

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

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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provide

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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verify

  • verb confirm the truth of
    • Please verify that the doors are closed
    • verify a claim
  • verb check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
    control.
    • Are you controlling for the temperature?

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nisus

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; striving; pains.

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midterm_examination

  • noun an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
    midterm exam; midterm.

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enquire

  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    inquire; investigate.
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

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egotrip

  • verb act in a way that attracts attention
    • This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him

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scientific_discipline

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    science.
    • the science of genetics

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iii

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; three; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; trinity; terzetto.
  • adjective satellite being one more than two
    3; three.

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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utilise

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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demanding

  • adjective requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
    • found the job very demanding
    • a baby can be so demanding
  • verb request urgently and forcefully
    demand.
    • The victim's family is demanding compensation
    • The boss demanded that he be fired immediately
    • She demanded to see the manager

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mesh

  • noun the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles
    • a 100 mesh screen
    • 100 mesh powdered cellulose
  • noun contact by fitting together
    engagement; meshing; interlocking.
    • the engagement of the clutch
    • the meshing of gears

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lay

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

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disassembly

  • noun the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
    dismantling; dismantlement.
    • Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons

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extortion

  • noun an exorbitant charge
  • noun unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
    • the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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mare

  • noun female equine animal
    female horse.
  • noun a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
    maria.

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pessimum

  • adjective satellite of an organism's environment; least favorable for survival
    pessimal.

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daredevil

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; hothead.
  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    temerarious.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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comparative_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
    animal psychology.

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jacques_cartier

  • noun French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
    Cartier.

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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oral_examination

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; viva voce; oral; oral exam.

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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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make

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

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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jump_shot

  • noun (basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
    jumper.

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political_campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    campaigning; electioneering; candidacy; candidature.

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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devote

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

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over

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

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fall

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

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take_time_by_the_forelock

  • verb act quickly and decisively; not let slip an opportunity

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james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    Sir James Clark Ross; Ross.

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fable

  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fabrication; fiction.
  • noun a short moral story (often with animal characters)
    parable; allegory; apologue.

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misconduct

  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    wrongful conduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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deregulating

  • noun the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)
    deregulation.
  • verb lift the regulations on
    deregulate.

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sir_humphrey_gilbert

  • noun English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
    Gilbert; Humphrey Gilbert.

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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act_superior

  • verb act like the master of
    lord it over; put on airs; queen it over.
    • He is lording it over the students

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persist

  • verb continue to exist
    run; die hard; prevail; endure.
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures
  • verb be persistent, refuse to stop
    persevere; hold on; hang on; hang in.
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions

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wrongful_conduct

  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    misconduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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conferment

  • noun the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
    bestowment; bestowal; conferral.

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shipbuilder

  • noun a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels
    shipwright; ship builder.
  • noun a person who builds ships as a business
    ship builder.

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racquet

  • noun a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
    racket.

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combination

  • noun a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
  • noun a coordinated sequence of chess moves

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underperform

  • verb perform less well or with less success than expected
    underachieve.
    • John consistently underachieves, although he is very able
    • My stocks underperformed last year
  • verb perform too rarely
    • Her plays are underperformed, although they are very good

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workout

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    physical exertion; exercising; exercise; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit

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almsgiving

  • noun making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
    alms-giving.

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top-quality

  • adjective satellite surpassing in quality
    high-grade; top-grade.
    • top-grade ore

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break

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

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publicizing

  • noun the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
    advertising.
  • verb make public
    publicize; bare; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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interrupt

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

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tourism

  • noun the business of providing services to tourists
    touristry.
    • Tourism is a major business in Bermuda

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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competitiveness

  • noun an aggressive willingness to compete
    fight.
    • the team was full of fight

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amerigo_vespucci

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)
    Vespucci; Americus Vespucius.

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stinking

  • adjective satellite very bad
    shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    stink.
    • This term paper stinks!

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dunk_shot

  • noun a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
    dunk; stuff shot.

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control_condition

  • noun a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
    control.
    • the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw

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debut

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the presentation of a debutante in society

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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hod_carrier

  • noun a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
    hodman.

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misbehave

  • verb behave badly
    misconduct; misdemean.
    • The children misbehaved all morning

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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muscularity

  • noun the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
  • noun possessing muscular strength
    brawn; heftiness; sinew; brawniness; muscle.

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luck

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; circumstances.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; hazard.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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mystification

  • noun confusion resulting from failure to understand
    puzzlement; bemusement; bewilderment; befuddlement; bafflement; obfuscation.
  • noun something designed to mystify or bewilder

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louis_antoine_de_bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Bougainville.

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robert_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob.

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line_of_work

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    job; line; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business

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combining

  • noun an occurrence that results in things being united
    combine.
  • noun the act of combining things to form a new whole
    compounding; combination.

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bodywork

  • noun the exterior body of a motor vehicle
  • noun the work of making or repairing vehicle bodies

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contend

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

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sword_of_damocles

  • noun a constant and imminent peril
    • the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles

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driving

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

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dock_worker

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock-walloper; lumper; dockhand; loader; stevedore; dockworker; docker; longshoreman.

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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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assignment

  • noun a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
    duty assignment.
    • hazardous duty
  • noun the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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frogman

  • noun someone who works underwater
    underwater diver; diver.

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tops

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; topnotch; A-one; top-notch; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops
  • noun the upper part of anything
    top.
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page

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free

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

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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sensory

  • adjective satellite of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
    centripetal; receptive.
    • sensory neurons
  • adjective involving or derived from the senses
    sensorial.
    • sensory experience
    • sensory channels

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bestow

  • verb present
    confer.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone
  • verb give as a gift

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dashing

  • adjective satellite lively and spirited
    gallant.
    • a dashing hero
  • verb run or move very quickly or hastily
    shoot; flash; dart; dash; scud; scoot.
    • She dashed into the yard

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struggle

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

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real-estate_business

  • noun the business of selling real estate

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examination_paper

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; question sheet; test paper.

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champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Samuel de Champlain.
  • noun a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
    Lake Champlain.

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laborer

  • noun someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
    labourer; manual laborer; jack.

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phase_i

  • noun a clinical trial on a few persons to determine the safety of a new drug or invasive medical device; for drugs, dosage or toxicity limits should be obtained
    phase I clinical trial.

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labored

  • adjective satellite lacking natural ease
    strained; laboured.
    • a labored style of debating
  • verb strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    push; drive; labor; labour; tug.
    • She tugged for years to make a decent living
    • We have to push a little to make the deadline!
    • She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

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oppose

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

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act_on

  • verb carry further or advance
    pursue; follow up on.
    • Can you act on this matter soon?
  • verb regulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice
    • The Founding Fathers acted on certain moral principles

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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subtlety

  • noun a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    nicety; refinement; nuance; shade.
    • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
    • don't argue about shades of meaning
  • noun the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
    niceness.
    • you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew

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giovanni_da_verrazano

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
    Verrazzano; Verrazano; Giovanni da Verrazzano.

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hook

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

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squash_racket

  • noun a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
    bat; squash racquet.

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wine_taster

  • noun a taster who evaluates the quality of wines

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manumission

  • noun the formal act of freeing from slavery
    • he believed in the manumission of the slaves

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militance

  • noun a militant aggressiveness
    combativeness; militancy.

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basketball

  • noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
    hoops; basketball game.
  • noun an inflated ball used in playing basketball

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fall_back

  • verb fall backwards and down
  • verb hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    dawdle; fall behind; lag.

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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attack

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun an offensive move in a sport or game
    • they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning

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interlude

  • noun an intervening period or episode
  • noun a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
    intermezzo; entr'acte.

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airs

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    pose.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    air.
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air

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compromise

  • noun a middle way between two extremes
    via media.
  • noun an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
    • the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'

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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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militancy

  • noun a militant aggressiveness
    militance; combativeness.

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duress

  • noun compulsory force or threat
    • confessed under duress

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glucose

  • noun a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy

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anti-war_movement

  • noun a campaign against entering or continuing a war

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bouncing

  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    bounce.
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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degust

  • verb taste with relish
    • degust this wonderful soup

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gyp

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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preliminary_examination

  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary exam; prelim.

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gambler

  • noun a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    risk taker.

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peril

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a state of danger involving risk
    riskiness.

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rampage

  • noun violently angry and destructive behavior
    violent disorder.
  • verb act violently, recklessly, or destructively

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outlaw

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; criminal; felon.
  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; illegalise; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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personality_test

  • noun any test that is intended to assess personality

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space_walk

  • noun any kind of physical activity outside a spacecraft by one of the crew

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walloper

  • noun a very hard hitter
  • noun a winner by a wide margin

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jehad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    jihad; international jihad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jihad.

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jeopardise

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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risk_taker

  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    gambler.

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canned_hunt

  • noun a hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections

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ram

  • noun a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
  • noun the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
    read/write memory; random memory; random access memory; random-access memory.

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mine

  • noun excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
  • noun explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

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mule_skinner

  • noun a worker who drives mules
    muleteer; skinner; mule driver.

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captain_john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    John Smith; Smith.

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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analysis

  • noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  • noun the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
    analytic thinking.

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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regulate

  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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seek

  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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affairs

  • noun matters of personal concern
    personal business; personal matters.
    • get his affairs in order
  • noun transactions of professional or public interest
    • news of current affairs
    • great affairs of state

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onerousness

  • noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty
    heaviness; oppressiveness; burdensomeness.

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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causing

  • noun the act of causing something to happen
    causation.
  • verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    do; make; cause.
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident

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affaire

  • noun a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
    affair; liaison; involvement; amour; intimacy.

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clinical_trial

  • noun a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
    clinical test.

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blackmailer

  • noun a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
    extortionist; extortioner.

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beat_back

  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; repel; drive; push back; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders

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scupper

  • noun drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay; ambuscade.

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Henry M. Stanley.

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shakedown

  • noun initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state
    • the new industry's economic shakedown
  • noun a very thorough search of a person or a place
    • a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs

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audition

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    auditory sense; sense of hearing; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    tryout.

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slam_dunk

  • noun something that is a sure to occur; a foregone conclusion
    • predicting his success was a slam dunk
  • noun a forceful dunk

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phase

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

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break_one's_back

  • verb work very hard, like a slave
    buckle down; knuckle down; slave.

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herakles

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Hercules; Heracles.

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alms-giving

  • noun making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
    almsgiving.

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timekeeping

  • noun the act or process of determining the time

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least_resistance

  • noun the least effortful way to do something
    least effort.

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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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look_sharp

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; hasten; festinate; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!

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unexcelled

  • adjective satellite not capable of being improved on
    unexceeded; unsurpassed.

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be_at_pains

  • verb try very hard to do something
    take pains.

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stool

  • noun a simple seat without a back or arms
  • noun solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
    ordure; dejection; BM; faecal matter; feces; faeces; fecal matter.

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probe

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    investigation.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

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dismantlement

  • noun the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
    dismantling; disassembly.
    • Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons

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accordance_of_rights

  • noun the act of granting rights
    accordance.
    • the accordance to Canada of rights of access

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sharpie

  • noun an alert and energetic person
    sharpy; eager beaver; busy bee; live wire.
  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp.

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participate

  • verb share in something
    take part.
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    enter.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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endowment

  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; natural endowment; gift.
  • noun the capital that provides income for an institution
    endowment fund.

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test_paper

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; examination paper; question sheet.
  • noun paper impregnated with an indicator for use in chemical tests

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acquit

  • verb pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    exculpate; clear; discharge; assoil; exonerate.
    • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    comport; bear; behave; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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itinerant

  • noun a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
    gypsy; gipsy.
    • itinerant traders
  • adjective satellite traveling from place to place to work
    • itinerant labor
    • an itinerant judge

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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knuckle

  • noun a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
    metacarpophalangeal joint; knuckle joint.
  • verb press or rub with the knuckles

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pearler

  • noun a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
    pearl diver.

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forelock

  • noun a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
  • noun a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears
    foretop.

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hardball

  • noun a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
    • they play hardball in the Senate
  • noun baseball as distinguished from softball

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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personality

  • noun the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual
    • their different reactions reflected their very different personalities
    • it is his nature to help others
  • noun a person of considerable prominence
    • she is a Hollywood personality

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wearing

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

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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morsel

  • noun a small quantity of anything
    • a morsel of paper was all he needed
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; bite.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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sup

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    swallow.
    • a sup of ale
  • verb take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon

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foremost

  • adjective satellite ranking above all others
    world-class; first.
    • was first in her class
    • the foremost figure among marine artists
    • the top graduate
  • adjective satellite preceding all others in spatial position
    frontmost.
    • the foremost compartment of the ship

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quizzer

  • noun someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
    examiner; tester.

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step_up

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    escalate; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing
  • verb speed up
    rev up.
    • let's rev up production

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heracles

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Hercules; Herakles.

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francisco_pizarro

  • noun Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
    Pizarro.

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bat

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    chiropteran.
  • noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    at-bat.
    • he was at bat when it happened
    • he got four hits in four at-bats

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domesticity

  • noun the quality of being domestic or domesticated
    • a royal family living in unpretentious domesticity
  • noun domestic activities or life
    • making a hobby of domesticity

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bar

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

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covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; natural covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover
  • noun an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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end_up

  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; wind up; fetch up; land up; finish up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

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public

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

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illegitimate

  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    bastard; whoreson; by-blow; illegitimate child; love child.
  • adjective satellite contrary to or forbidden by law
    illicit; outlaw; unlawful; outlawed.
    • an illegitimate seizure of power
    • illicit trade
    • an outlaw strike
    • unlawful measures

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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disembroil

  • verb free from involvement or entanglement
    disinvolve; disentangle.
    • How can I disentangle myself from her personal affairs?

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hasten

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; festinate; look sharp; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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steal

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • noun a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

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bother

  • noun an angry disturbance
    trouble; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother
  • noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    annoyance; pain in the ass; pain; infliction; botheration; pain in the neck.
    • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
    • a bit of a bother
    • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

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respond

  • verb show a response or a reaction to something
    react.
  • verb react verbally
    answer; reply.
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation

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performing_artist

  • noun an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
    performer.

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soldier_of_fortune

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    mercenary.

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testing

  • noun the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
    • they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons
  • noun an examination of the characteristics of something
    • there are laboratories for commercial testing
    • it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox

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bio-assay

  • noun appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism and comparing the result with some agreed standard
    bioassay.

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businessperson

  • noun a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
    bourgeois.

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optimum

  • noun most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
  • adjective satellite most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
    optimal.
    • an optimum return on capital
    • optimal concentration of a drug

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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cristobal_colon

  • noun Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
    Christopher Columbus; Cristoforo Colombo; Columbus.

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capacity

  • noun capability to perform or produce
    • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
    • limited runway capacity
    • a great capacity for growth
  • noun the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    capability.
    • the capability of a metal to be fused

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away

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

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scuba_diver

  • noun an underwater diver who uses scuba gear

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william_clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    Clark.

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mud

  • noun water soaked soil; soft wet earth
    clay.
  • noun slanderous remarks or charges

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pizarro

  • noun Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
    Francisco Pizarro.

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transgression

  • noun the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
    evildoing.
    • the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father
  • noun the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata

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finger

  • noun any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    • her fingers were long and thin
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit.

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Casanova de Seingalt.

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commercial_enterprise

  • noun an enterprise connected with commerce
  • noun the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    business; business enterprise.
    • computers are now widely used in business

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foul_shot

  • noun an unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul
    penalty free throw; charity toss; charity shot; free throw; charity throw.

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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emplacement

  • noun military installation consisting of a prepared position for siting a weapon
  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    placement; positioning; location; position; locating.

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accord

  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    agreement.
    • the two parties were in agreement
  • noun concurrence of opinion
    conformity; accordance.
    • we are in accord with your proposal

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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high_quality

  • noun the quality of being superior
    superiority.

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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picking

  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    pick.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years
  • noun the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)

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whiffer

  • noun a batter who strikes out by swinging at and missing the third strike

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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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laboriousness

  • noun the quality of requiring extended effort
    operoseness; toilsomeness.

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dock-walloper

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock worker; lumper; dockhand; loader; stevedore; dockworker; docker; longshoreman.

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deregulation

  • noun the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)
    deregulating.

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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mot

  • noun a clever remark
    bon mot.
  • noun a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
    Ministry of Transportation test; MOT test.

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participating

  • adjective satellite taking part in an activity
    active.
    • an active member of the club
    • he was politically active
    • the participating organizations
  • verb share in something
    take part; participate.

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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brag

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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illegitimate_enterprise

  • noun an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
    racket; fraudulent scheme.

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variance

  • noun an event that departs from expectations
    variant; discrepancy.
  • noun discord that splits a group
    division.

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contribution

  • noun the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    part; share.
    • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
    • they all did their share of the work
  • noun a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
    donation.

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sir_matthew_flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Flinders.

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escapade

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; adventure; dangerous undertaking.
  • noun any carefree episode
    lark.

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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negotiation

  • noun a discussion intended to produce an agreement
    talks; dialogue.
    • the buyout negotiation lasted several days
    • they disagreed but kept an open dialogue
    • talks between Israelis and Palestinians
  • noun the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms

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rounders

  • noun an English ball game similar to baseball
  • noun a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
    debauchee; rounder; libertine.

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vexed

  • adjective satellite troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
    harried; annoyed; pestered; harassed.
    • harassed working mothers
    • a harried expression
    • her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions
    • the vexed parents of an unruly teenager
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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human_activity

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human action; act.

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extend_oneself

  • verb strain to the utmost

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wearying

  • adjective satellite producing exhaustion
    exhausting; wearing; tiring.
    • an exhausting march
    • the visit was especially wearing
  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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go_off_at_half-cock

  • verb act prematurely or without reflection or too soon
    go off half-cocked.
    • she wanted to quit her job but her mother told her not to go off half-cocked

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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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foray

  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; raid.
  • noun an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
    • scientists' forays into politics

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