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gerard_depardieu

  • noun French film actor (born in 1948)
    Depardieu.

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welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Orson Welles; George Orson Welles.
  • verb come up, as of a liquid
    swell; well.
    • Tears well in her eyes
    • the currents well up

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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vibist

  • noun a musician who plays the vibraphone
    vibraphonist.

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standup

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caesar

  • noun conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
    Julius Caesar; Gaius Julius Caesar.
  • noun United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
    Sid Caesar; Sidney Caesar.

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harley_granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Granville-Barker.

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richardson

  • noun United States architect (1838-1886)
    Henry Hobson Richardson.
  • noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
    Sir Ralph David Richardson; Ralph Richardson.

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conjuring

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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william_henry_pratt

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)
    Boris Karloff; Karloff.

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striptease_artist

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; striptease; stripteaser; peeler; stripper.

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ballet

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    concert dance.
  • noun music written for a ballet

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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whirl

  • noun confused movement
    commotion.
    • he was caught up in a whirl of work
    • a commotion of people fought for the exits
  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; vortex; convolution.

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rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; musical rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat
  • noun recurring at regular intervals
    regular recurrence.

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jim_henson

  • noun United States puppeteer who created a troupe of puppet characters (1936-1990)
    Henson.

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presentation

  • noun the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
    • she gave the trophy but he made the presentation
  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    demonstration; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration

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henson

  • noun United States puppeteer who created a troupe of puppet characters (1936-1990)
    Jim Henson.

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tallchief

  • noun United States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)
    Maria Tallchief.

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jimmy_durante

  • noun United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
    Durante.

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thomas_j._hanks

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1956)
    Hanks; Tom Hanks.

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bell_ringer

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    toller; ringer.
  • noun someone who plays musical handbells

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keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Buster Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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anna_pavlova

  • noun Russian ballerina (1882-1931)
    Pavlova.

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baton

  • noun a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
    wand.
  • noun a short stout club used primarily by policemen
    nightstick; billy club; billystick; billy; truncheon.

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chico

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
    Leonard Marx; Marx.

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chaplin

  • noun English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
    Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin.

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magic

  • noun any art that invokes supernatural powers
    thaumaturgy.
  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    thaumaturgy; legerdemain; conjuring trick; trick; deception; conjuration; magic trick; illusion.

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dictatorship

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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eugene_curran_kelly

  • noun United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
    Kelly; Gene Kelly.

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el_caudillo

  • noun Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    Francisco Franco; General Franco; Franco.

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fire_walker

  • noun someone who walks barefoot on burning coals

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wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Duke Wayne; John Wayne.
  • noun American general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
    Anthony Wayne; Mad Anthony Wayne.

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baryshnikov

  • noun Russian dancer and choreographer who migrated to the United States (born in 1948)
    Mikhail Baryshnikov.

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straight_man

  • noun a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian
    second banana.

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bob_hope

  • noun United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    Leslie Townes Hope; Hope.

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james_byron_dean

  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Dean; Dean.

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monologue

  • noun speech you make to yourself
    soliloquy.
  • noun a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

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astaire

  • noun United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
    Fred Astaire.

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thespian

  • noun a theatrical performer
    player; role player; histrion; actor.
  • adjective of or relating to drama
    • the movie director had thespian cooperation

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howard

  • noun English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
    Leslie Howard; Leslie Howard Stainer.
  • noun Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542)
    Catherine Howard.

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charles_robert_redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Redford; Robert Redford.

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spencer_tracy

  • noun United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
    Tracy.

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twyla_tharp

  • noun innovative United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1941)
    Tharp.

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sir_harry_maclennan_lauder

  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Lauder; Harry Lauder.

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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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standup_comedian

  • noun a comedian who uses gags
    gagman.

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second_banana

  • noun a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian
    straight man.
  • noun someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
    second fiddle.

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stealer

  • noun a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
    thief.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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stardom

  • noun the status of being acknowledged as a star
    • stardom meant nothing to her

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escapologist

  • noun an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
    escape expert.

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laszlo_lowestein

  • noun United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
    Peter Lorre; Lorre.

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belly_dancer

  • noun a woman who performs a solo belly dance
    exotic belly dancer; exotic dancer.

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totalitarianism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism.
  • noun the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
    absolutism; totalism.

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harmonizer

  • noun a musician who sings or plays in harmony
    harmoniser.
  • noun a mediator who brings one thing into harmonious agreement with another
    harmoniser.

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buster_keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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tucker

  • noun United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
    Benjamin Ricketson Tucker.
  • noun United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
    Sophie Tucker.

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histrion

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; actor.

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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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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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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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il_duce

  • noun Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
    Benito Mussolini; Mussolini.

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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hopkins

  • noun United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Mark Hopkins.
  • noun United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    Johns Hopkins.

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bandsman

  • noun a player in a band (especially a military band)

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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jazz_musician

  • noun a musician who plays or composes jazz music
    jazzman.

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conjuror

  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    illusionist; prestidigitator; conjurer; magician.
  • noun a witch doctor who practices conjury
    conjurer; conjure man.

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benny

  • noun East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
    sesame; benne; benni; Sesamum indicum.
  • noun United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
    Benjamin Kubelsky; Jack Benny.

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salome

  • noun woman whose dancing beguiled Herod into giving her the head of John the Baptist

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vibraphonist

  • noun a musician who plays the vibraphone
    vibist.

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pantomimer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; mummer; mime; mimer.

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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gibson

  • noun United States illustrator remembered for his creation of the `Gibson girl' (1867-1944)
    Charles Dana Gibson; C. D. Gibson.
  • noun Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
    Mel Gibson; Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson.

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peeler

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; striptease; stripteaser; striptease artist; stripper.
  • noun a worker who peels the skins from fruits and vegetables

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arthur_stanley_jefferson_laurel

  • noun United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)
    Laurel; Stan Laurel.

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dean

  • noun an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college
  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Byron Dean; James Dean.

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ginger_rogers

  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Virginia McMath; Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath.

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canadian

Of or pertaining to Canada. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Canada.

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julius_ullman

  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Fairbanks; Douglas Fairbanks; Douglas Elton Fairbanks.

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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rock_'n'_roll_musician

  • noun a performer or composer or fan of rock music
    rocker.

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fire-swallower

  • noun a performer who pretends to swallow fire
    fire-eater.

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robert_redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Redford; Charles Robert Redford.

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pleskun

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sidney_caesar

  • noun United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
    Sid Caesar; Caesar.

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mime

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mimer.
  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    dumb show; pantomime.

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goofball

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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benito_mussolini

  • noun Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
    Il Duce; Mussolini.

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benny_hill

  • noun risque English comedian (1925-1992)
    Alfred Hawthorne; Hill.

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merce_cunningham

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1922)
    Cunningham.

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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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papa_doc

  • noun oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
    Francois Duvalier; Duvalier.

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humphrey_deforest_bogart

  • noun United States film actor (1899-1957)
    Bogart; Humphrey Bogart.

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massine

  • noun French choreographer and ballet dancer (born in Russia) (1895-1979)
    Leonide Fedorovitch Massine; Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin.

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chorine

  • noun a woman who dances in a chorus line
    chorus girl; showgirl.

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nautch_girl

  • noun a professional dancing girl in India

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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barnstormer

  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    playactor; play-actor; trouper.
  • noun a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting
    stunt flier; stunt pilot.

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james_neville_mason

  • noun English film actor (1909-1984)
    James Mason; Mason.

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rose_louise_hovick

  • noun United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
    Lee; Gypsy Rose Lee.

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w._c._fields

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
    Fields; William Claude Dukenfield.

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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saltation

  • noun (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
  • noun (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species

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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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vestris

  • noun Italian dancing-master for Louis XVI who was considered the greatest dancer of his day; he was the first to discard the mask in mime (1729-1808)
    Gaetan Vestris.

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tudor

  • noun an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
    House of Tudor.
  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in England) (1909-1987)
    Antony Tudor.

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cornetist

  • noun a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
    trumpeter.

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william_claude_dukenfield

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
    Fields; W. C. Fields.

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spear_carrier

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    supernumerary; extra.

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cagney

  • noun United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
    Jimmy Cagney; James Cagney.

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stanley

  • noun United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
    Francis Edgar 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)
    John Rowlands; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.

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tharp

  • noun innovative United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1941)
    Twyla Tharp.

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piano

  • noun a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    pianoforte; forte-piano.
  • noun (music) low loudness
    pianissimo.

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vaslav_nijinsky

  • noun Russian dancer considered by many to be the greatest dancer of the 20th century (1890-1950)
    Nijinsky; Waslaw Nijinsky.

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lunt

  • noun United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
    Alfred Lunt.

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marie_dolores_eliza_rosanna_gilbert

  • noun Irish dancer (1818-1861)
    Montez; Lola Montez.

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tojo

  • noun Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II; he was subsequently tried and executed as a war criminal (1884-1948)
    Tojo Eiki; Tojo Hideki.

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peter_o'toole

  • noun British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
    O'Toole; Peter Seamus O'Toole.

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wrestler

  • noun combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
    matman; grappler.

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mussolini

  • noun Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
    Il Duce; Benito Mussolini.

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hitler

  • noun German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
    Der Fuhrer; Adolf Hitler.

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al_jolson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Asa Yoelson; Jolson.

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performer

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

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ballet_dancer

  • noun a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company

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sir_herbert_beerbohm_tree

  • noun English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)
    Tree.

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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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ham_actor

  • noun an unskilled actor who overacts
    ham.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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harold_clayton_lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Lloyd; Lloyd.

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lilian_alicia_marks

  • noun English ballet dancer (born in 1910)
    Dame Alicia Markova; Markova.

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dictation

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; bidding.
  • noun speech intended for reproduction in writing

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despot

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    autocrat; tyrant.

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de_niro

  • noun United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
    Robert De Niro.

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andersen

  • noun a Danish author remembered for his fairy stories (1805-1875)
    Hans Christian Andersen.

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dame_alicia_markova

  • noun English ballet dancer (born in 1910)
    Lilian Alicia Marks; Markova.

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lee_strasberg

  • noun United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
    Israel Strassberg; Strasberg.

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sir_alec_guinness

  • noun English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
    Guinness; Alec Guinness.

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leonide_fedorovitch_massine

  • noun French choreographer and ballet dancer (born in Russia) (1895-1979)
    Massine; Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin.

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general_franco

  • noun Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    Francisco Franco; Franco; El Caudillo.

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kachina

  • noun a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
  • noun a deified spirit of the Pueblo people

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douglas_fairbanks_jr.

  • noun United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)
    Fairbanks.

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stir

  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    splash.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
  • noun emotional agitation and excitement

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maria_tallchief

  • noun United States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)
    Tallchief.

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clark_gable

  • noun United States film actor (1901-1960)
    Gable; William Clark Gable.

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dancing-master

  • noun a professional teacher of dancing
    dance master.

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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james_cagney

  • noun United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
    Jimmy Cagney; Cagney.

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arthur_mitchell

  • noun United States dancer who formed the first Black classical ballet company (born in 1934)
    Mitchell.

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george_burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; Burns.

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tom_hanks

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1956)
    Hanks; Thomas J. Hanks.

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adolf_hitler

  • noun German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
    Der Fuhrer; Hitler.

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james_mason

  • noun English film actor (1909-1984)
    James Neville Mason; Mason.

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martin

  • noun French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
    St. Martin.
  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Steve Martin.

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kelly

  • noun United States circus clown (1898-1979)
    Weary Willie; Emmett Kelly.
  • noun United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
    Grace Patricia Kelly; Princess Grace of Monaco; Grace Kelly.

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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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shogunate

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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bassoonist

  • noun a musician who plays the bassoon

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hemminge

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; John Hemminge; John Heming.

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role_player

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; fake; pretender; sham.
  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; histrion; actor.

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jokester

  • noun a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
    joker.

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coal

  • noun fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
  • noun a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering
    ember.

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koto_player

  • noun a musician who plays the koto

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lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Lloyd; Harold Clayton Lloyd.

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playing

  • noun the act of playing a musical instrument
  • noun the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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leonid_fyodorovich_myasin

  • noun French choreographer and ballet dancer (born in Russia) (1895-1979)
    Leonide Fedorovitch Massine; Massine.

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otis_skinner

  • noun United States actor (1858-1942)
    Skinner.

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conjuring_trick

  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    magic; thaumaturgy; legerdemain; trick; deception; conjuration; magic trick; illusion.

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interlocutor

  • noun the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
    middleman.
  • noun a person who takes part in a conversation
    conversational partner.

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accompanist

  • noun a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
    accompanyist.

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merry_andrew

  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; clown.

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nathan_birnbaum

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Burns; George Burns.

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playactor

  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    play-actor; barnstormer; trouper.

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asa_yoelson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Al Jolson; Jolson.

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police

  • noun the force of policemen and officers
    law; police force; constabulary.
    • the law came looking for him
  • verb maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
    patrol.

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steve_martin

  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Martin.

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mummer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mime; mimer.

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flautist

  • noun someone who plays the flute
    flutist; flute player.

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snake_charmer

  • noun a performer who uses movements and music to control snakes

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drew

  • noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    John Drew.
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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attraction

  • noun the force by which one object attracts another
    attractive force.
  • noun an entertainment that is offered to the public

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caesarism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; totalitarianism.

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sitar_player

  • noun a musician who plays the sitar

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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goof

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goofball; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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reenactor

  • noun a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier

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rogers

  • noun United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879-1935)
    Will Rogers; William Penn Adair Rogers.
  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Virginia McMath; Ginger Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath.

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songwriter

  • noun a composer of words or music for popular songs
    ballad maker; songster.

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vocalizer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    utterer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalist; vocaliser.

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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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absolutist

  • noun one who advocates absolutism
  • adjective pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
    absolutistic.

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ruth_st._denis

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ted Shawn (1877-1968)
    Saint Denis; St. Denis; Ruth Saint Denis.

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one

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

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dudley_moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Moore.

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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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james_dean

  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Byron Dean; Dean.

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musical_performance

  • noun the act of performing music

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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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konstantin_sergeyevich_stanislavsky

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Stanislavsky; Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev; Konstantin Stanislavsky.

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redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Robert Redford; Charles Robert Redford.

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hornist

  • noun a musician who plays a horn (especially a French horn)

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agnes_george_de_mille

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who introduced formal dance to a wide audience (1905-1993)
    Agnes de Mille; de Mille.

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lutanist

  • noun a musician who plays the lute
    lutenist; lutist.

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rock

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

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alicia_alonso

  • noun Cuban dancer and choreographer (born in 1921)
    Alonso.

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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duncan

  • noun United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
    Isadora Duncan.

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james_maitland_stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    Jimmy Stewart; Stewart.

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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scene-stealer

  • noun an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene
    • babies are natural scene-stealers

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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terpsichore

  • noun taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    dance; saltation; dancing.
  • noun (Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song

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saint_denis

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ted Shawn (1877-1968)
    Ruth St. Denis; St. Denis; Ruth Saint Denis.

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blues

  • noun a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
  • noun a state of depression
    vapours; vapors; blue devils; megrims.
    • he had a bad case of the blues

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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upstager

  • noun a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
  • adjective of the back half of a stage
    upstage.
    • she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience

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police_state

  • noun a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)

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sir_john_gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Arthur John Gielgud.

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tojo_hideki

  • noun Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II; he was subsequently tried and executed as a war criminal (1884-1948)
    Tojo; Tojo Eiki.

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trumpeter

  • noun a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
    cornetist.
  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    herald.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

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alonso

  • noun Cuban dancer and choreographer (born in 1921)
    Alicia Alonso.

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understudy

  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    standby.
  • verb be an understudy or alternate for a role
    alternate.

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middleman

  • noun someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
    wholesaler; jobber.
  • noun the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
    interlocutor.

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richard_burbage

  • noun English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)
    Burbage.

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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hume_cronyn

  • noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
    Hume Blake Cronyn; Cronyn.

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ballet_mistress

  • noun a woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company

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jolson

  • noun United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
    Asa Yoelson; Al Jolson.

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czar

  • noun a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
    tsar; tzar.
  • noun a person having great power

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nautch

  • noun an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
    nauch; nautch dance.

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sir_rex_harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Rex Harrison; Harrison.

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bruce_lee

  • noun United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
    Lee; Lee Yuen Kam.

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u.s.

  • noun the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
    United States government; United States; US Government; U.S. government.
  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    USA; the States; U.S.A.; United States; US; United States of America; America.

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harry_lillis_crosby

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
    Bing Crosby; Crosby.

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reginald_carey_harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Rex Harrison; Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.

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magic_trick

  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    magic; thaumaturgy; legerdemain; conjuring trick; trick; deception; conjuration; illusion.

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baton_twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    twirler.

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marionette

  • noun a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
    puppet.

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ventriloquy

  • noun the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
    ventriloquism.

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rodeo_rider

  • noun a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
    cowboy.

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mistress

  • noun an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
    kept woman; fancy woman.
  • noun a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
    schoolma'am; schoolmistress; schoolmarm.

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minstrel

  • noun a singer of folk songs
    jongleur; troubadour; folk singer; poet-singer.
  • noun a performer in a minstrel show

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chorus_girl

  • noun a woman who dances in a chorus line
    showgirl; chorine.

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thaumaturgy

  • noun any art that invokes supernatural powers
    magic.
  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    magic; legerdemain; conjuring trick; trick; deception; conjuration; magic trick; illusion.

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carnival

  • noun a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
  • noun a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
    circus.
    • it was so funny it was a circus
    • the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere

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standby

  • noun something that can be relied on when needed
  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    understudy.

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strip_show

  • noun a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music
    striptease; strip.
    • she did a strip right in front of everyone

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play-actor

  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    playactor; barnstormer; trouper.

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tap_dancer

  • noun a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
    tapper.

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durante

  • noun United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
    Jimmy Durante.

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markova

  • noun English ballet dancer (born in 1910)
    Dame Alicia Markova; Lilian Alicia Marks.

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galina_ulanova

  • noun Russian ballet dancer (1910-1998)
    Galina Sergeevna Ulanova; Ulanova.

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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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virginia_mcmath

  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Ginger Rogers; Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath.

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exotic

  • adjective satellite being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
    alien.
    • alien customs
    • exotic plants in a greenhouse
    • exotic cuisine
  • adjective satellite strikingly strange or unusual
    • an exotic hair style
    • protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants
    • the exotic landscape of a dead planet

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rex_harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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garrick

  • noun English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)
    David Garrick.

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scene

  • noun the place where some action occurs
    • the police returned to the scene of the crime
  • noun an incident (real or imaginary)
    • their parting was a sad scene

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leading_man

  • noun actor who plays the leading male role

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oliver_hardy

  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Hardy.

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john_drew

  • noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    Drew.

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puppet

  • noun a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
    marionette.
  • noun a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
    tool; creature.

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guitar_player

  • noun a musician who plays the guitar
    guitarist.

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der_fuhrer

  • noun German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
    Adolf Hitler; Hitler.

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comic

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

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ballet_master

  • noun a man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    Jimmy Stewart; James Maitland Stewart.
  • noun Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
    Dugald Stewart.

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henry_fonda

  • noun United States film actor (1905-1982)
    Fonda.

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leading

  • noun thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    lead.
  • noun the activity of leading
    leadership.
    • his leadership inspired the team

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hoffman

  • noun United States sculptor (1887-1966)
    Malvina Hoffman.
  • noun versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
    Dustin Hoffman.

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performing_artist

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

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autocrat

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    tyrant; despot.

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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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heming

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    John Hemminge; Hemminge; John Heming.
  • verb fold over and sew together to provide with a hem
    hem.
    • hem my skirt

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ingenue

  • noun an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
  • noun an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

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escape_expert

  • noun an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
    escapologist.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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poitier

  • noun United States film actor and director (born in 1927)
    Sidney Poitier.

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charles_laughton

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
    Laughton.

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herbert_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Zeppo; Marx.

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banana

  • noun any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
    banana tree.
  • noun elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

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sir_noel_pierce_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Noel Coward.

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strongman

  • noun a man who performs feats of strength at a fair or circus
  • noun a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence
    • he is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman

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illusionist

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; seer.
  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    prestidigitator; conjurer; magician; conjuror.

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erich_von_stroheim

  • noun United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
    Stroheim.

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charlie_chaplin

  • noun English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
    Chaplin; Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin.

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robert_mitchum

  • noun United States film actor (1917-1997)
    Mitchum.

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laughton

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
    Charles Laughton.

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television

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

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drum_majorette

  • noun a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
    majorette.
  • noun a female drum major
    majorette.

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majorette

  • noun a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
    drum majorette.
  • noun a female drum major
    drum majorette.

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leslie_howard_stainer

  • noun English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
    Leslie Howard; Howard.

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stroheim

  • noun United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
    Erich von Stroheim.

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leslie_howard

  • noun English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
    Leslie Howard Stainer; Howard.

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burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Richard Burton.

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jamison

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1944)
    Judith Jamison.

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mel_gibson

  • noun Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
    Gibson; Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson.

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and

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

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jimmy_stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    James Maitland Stewart; Stewart.

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ringer

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    toller; bell ringer.
  • noun a person who is almost identical to another
    clone; dead ringer.

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screen_actor

  • noun an actor who plays a role in a film
    movie actor.

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jack_lemmon

  • noun United States film actor (1925-2001)
    John Uhler; Lemmon.

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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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comedian

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comic.
  • noun an actor in a comedy

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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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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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duke_wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Wayne; John Wayne.

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violoncellist

  • noun someone who plays a violoncello
    cellist.

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judith_jamison

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1944)
    Jamison.

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lemmon

  • noun United States film actor (1925-2001)
    John Uhler; Jack Lemmon.

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dancing

  • noun taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    dance; terpsichore; saltation.
  • verb move in a graceful and rhythmical way
    dance.
    • The young girl danced into the room

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leonard_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
    Marx; Chico.

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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rider

  • noun a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
  • noun a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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francois_duvalier

  • noun oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
    Duvalier; Papa Doc.

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ted_shawn

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ruth Saint Denis (1891-1972)
    Shawn.

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eater

  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    feeder.
  • noun any green goods that are good to eat
    • these apples are good eaters

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flute

  • noun a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    transverse flute.
  • noun a tall narrow wineglass
    champagne flute; flute glass.

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peter_seamus_o'toole

  • noun British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
    O'Toole; Peter O'Toole.

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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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olivier

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Baron Olivier of Birghton; Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier; Laurence Olivier.

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character_actor

  • noun an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles

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harpo

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
    Arthur Marx; Marx.

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isadora_duncan

  • noun United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
    Duncan.

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zealand

  • noun the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
    Sjaelland; Seeland.

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singer

  • noun a person who sings
    vocalizer; vocalist; vocaliser.
  • noun United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Isaac Merrit Singer; Isaac M. Singer.

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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israel_strassberg

  • noun United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
    Lee Strasberg; Strasberg.

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harry_lauder

  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Lauder; Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder.

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playacting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; performing; playing.
  • verb perform on a stage or theater
    play; playact; roleplay; act.
    • She acts in this play
    • He acted in `Julius Caesar'
    • I played in `A Christmas Carol'

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marvel

  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    wonder.
    • the wonders of modern science
  • verb be amazed at
    wonder.
    • We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

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taxi

  • noun a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
    cab; taxicab; hack.
  • verb travel slowly
    • The plane taxied down the runway

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piper

  • noun someone who plays the bagpipe
    bagpiper.
  • noun type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
    genus Piper.

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recorder_player

  • noun someone who plays the recorder

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strongwoman

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mimer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mime.

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movie_actor

  • noun an actor who plays a role in a film
    screen actor.

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gene_kelly

  • noun United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
    Kelly; Eugene Curran Kelly.

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woody_allen

  • noun United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
    Allen; Allen Stewart Konigsberg.

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hill

  • noun a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    • they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia
  • noun structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    mound.
    • they built small mounds to hide behind

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tamara_karsavina

  • noun Russian dancer who danced with Nijinsky (1885-1978)
    Karsavina.

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corner

  • noun a place off to the side of an area
    • he tripled to the rightfield corner
    • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
  • noun the point where two lines meet or intersect
    • the corners of a rectangle

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headliner

  • noun a performer who receives prominent billing
    star.

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principal

  • noun the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
  • noun the educator who has executive authority for a school
    head; school principal; head teacher.
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

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exotic_belly_dancer

  • noun a woman who performs a solo belly dance
    belly dancer; exotic dancer.

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headline

  • noun the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    newspaper headline.
  • verb publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

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walk-on

  • noun plays a small part in a dramatic production
  • adjective not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines
    nonspeaking.
    • had a nonspeaking role in the play

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lutist

  • noun a musician who plays the lute
    lutenist; lutanist.

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hulk

  • noun a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    whale; giant; heavyweight.
  • noun a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned

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sellers

  • noun English comic actor (1925-1980)
    Peter Sellers.
  • noun someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
    trafficker; vender; vendor; marketer; seller.

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skinner

  • noun United States actor (1858-1942)
    Otis Skinner.
  • noun United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
    Cornelia Otis Skinner.

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nijinsky

  • noun Russian dancer considered by many to be the greatest dancer of the 20th century (1890-1950)
    Waslaw Nijinsky; Vaslav Nijinsky.

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william_clark_gable

  • noun United States film actor (1901-1960)
    Gable; Clark Gable.

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instrumentalist

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; musician.

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maurice_chevalier

  • noun French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
    Chevalier.

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george_c._scott

  • noun award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
    Scott.

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duvalier

  • noun son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)
    Jean-Claude Duvalier; Baby Doc.
  • noun oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
    Francois Duvalier; Papa Doc.

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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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lola_montez

  • noun Irish dancer (1818-1861)
    Montez; Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert.

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jazz

  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    nothingness; malarky; idle words; malarkey; wind.
    • that's a lot of wind
    • don't give me any of that jazz
  • noun a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

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rudolf_nureyev

  • noun Russian dancer who was often the partner of Dame Margot Fonteyn and who defected to the United States in 1961 (born in 1938)
    Nureyev.

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top_banana

  • noun the leading comedian in a burlesque show
  • noun the most important person in a group or undertaking
    bigwig; kingpin.

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geek

  • noun a carnival performer who does disgusting acts
  • noun a person with an unusual or odd personality
    eccentric person; eccentric; oddball; flake.

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stanislavsky

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky; Konstantin Stanislavsky.

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saxist

  • noun a musician who plays the saxophone
    saxophonist.

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tojo_eiki

  • noun Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II; he was subsequently tried and executed as a war criminal (1884-1948)
    Tojo; Tojo Hideki.

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)
    John Barrymore.
  • noun United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959)
    Ethel Barrymore.

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artist

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    creative person.

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terpsichorean

  • noun a performer who dances professionally
    dancer; professional dancer.
  • adjective of or relating to dancing
    • her terpsichorean activities

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sophie_tucker

  • noun United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
    Tucker.

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joker

  • noun a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
    jokester.
  • noun a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
    turkey.
    • some joker is blocking the driveway

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allen

  • noun United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
    Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; Gracie Allen; Gracie.
  • noun United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
    Woody Allen; Allen Stewart Konigsberg.

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maurice_barrymore

  • noun United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905)
    Herbert Blythe; Barrymore.

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franco

  • noun Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    Francisco Franco; General Franco; El Caudillo.

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grant

  • noun any monetary aid
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; subsidisation.

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david_garrick

  • noun English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)
    Garrick.

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francisco_franco

  • noun Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
    General Franco; Franco; El Caudillo.

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professional

  • noun a person engaged in one of the learned professions
    professional person.
  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    pro.

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exotic_dancer

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; striptease; stripteaser; striptease artist; peeler; stripper.
  • noun a woman who performs a solo belly dance
    exotic belly dancer; belly dancer.

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cunningham

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1922)
    Merce Cunningham.

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mel_columcille_gerard_gibson

  • noun Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
    Gibson; Mel Gibson.

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burbage

  • noun English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)
    Richard Burbage.

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noel_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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one-man_rule

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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movie

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

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sir_anthony_philip_hopkins

  • noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
    Anthony Hopkins; Sir Anthony Hopkins; Hopkins.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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depardieu

  • noun French film actor (born in 1948)
    Gerard Depardieu.

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harmoniser

  • noun a musician who sings or plays in harmony
    harmonizer.
  • noun a mediator who brings one thing into harmonious agreement with another
    harmonizer.

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cellist

  • noun someone who plays a violoncello
    violoncellist.

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telepathist

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mind reader; mental telepathist; thought-reader.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    mind reader; thought-reader.

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juggle

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggling.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggling.

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solo

  • noun any activity that is performed alone without assistance
  • noun a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

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screen

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

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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paul_newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Newman; Paul Leonard Newman.

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guitar

  • noun a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

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sightreader

  • noun a performer who reads without preparation or prior acquaintance (as in music)

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merry

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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ion

  • noun a particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative); an atom or molecule or group that has lost or gained one or more electrons

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tyranny

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.
  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    absolutism; despotism.

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gable

  • noun the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
    gable end; gable wall.
  • noun United States film actor (1901-1960)
    William Clark Gable; Clark Gable.

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drum

  • noun a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
    tympan; membranophone.
  • noun the sound of a drum
    • he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes

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dustin_hoffman

  • noun versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
    Hoffman.

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graham

  • noun United States evangelical preacher famous as a mass evangelist (born in 1918)
    Billy Graham; William Franklin Graham.
  • noun United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991)
    Martha Graham.

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lorre

  • noun United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
    Peter Lorre; Laszlo Lowestein.

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spear

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    lance; shaft.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; lance.

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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e._g._marshall

  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    Marshall.

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flutist

  • noun someone who plays the flute
    flautist; flute player.

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fairbanks

  • noun United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)
    Douglas Fairbanks Jr..
  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Julius Ullman; Douglas Fairbanks; Douglas Elton Fairbanks.

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chevalier

  • noun French actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
    Maurice Chevalier.
  • noun a gallant or courtly gentleman
    cavalier.

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waslaw_nijinsky

  • noun Russian dancer considered by many to be the greatest dancer of the 20th century (1890-1950)
    Nijinsky; Vaslav Nijinsky.

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agnes_de_mille

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who introduced formal dance to a wide audience (1905-1993)
    de Mille; Agnes George de Mille.

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Harley Granville-Barker.

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dancer

  • noun a performer who dances professionally
    terpsichorean; professional dancer.
  • noun a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
    social dancer.

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stripteaser

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; striptease; striptease artist; peeler; stripper.

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orson_welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Welles; George Orson Welles.

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arts

  • noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
    liberal arts; humanistic discipline; humanities.
    • the college of arts and sciences
  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art; fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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konstantin_sergeevich_alekseev

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Stanislavsky; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky; Konstantin Stanislavsky.

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lugosi

  • noun United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
    Bela Ferenc Blasko; Bela Lugosi.

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trouper

  • noun a person who is reliable and uncomplaining and hard working
  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    playactor; play-actor; barnstormer.

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corner_man

  • noun a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
    end man.

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kean

  • noun English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)
    Edmund Kean.

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dictator

  • noun a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
  • noun a ruler who is unconstrained by law
    potentate.

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juggler

  • noun a performer who juggles objects and performs tricks of manual dexterity

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public_presentation

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    performance.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity

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cronyn

  • noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
    Hume Cronyn; Hume Blake Cronyn.

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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vocaliser

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; utterer.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocalist.

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andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Saint Andrew the Apostle; St. Andrew.

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koto

  • noun Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; has a rectangular wooden sounding board and usually 13 silk strings that are plucked with the fingers

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bidding

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; dictation.
  • noun a request to be present
    summons.
    • they came at his bidding

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john_heming

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; John Hemminge; Hemminge.

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ralph_richardson

  • noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
    Richardson; Sir Ralph David Richardson.

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Burton.

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dame_margot_fonteyn

  • noun English dancer who danced with Rudolf Nureyev (born in 1919)
    Fonteyn.

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taxi_dancer

  • noun a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance

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ventriloquism

  • noun the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
    ventriloquy.

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fonda

  • noun United States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937)
    Jane Fonda.
  • noun United States film actor (1905-1982)
    Henry Fonda.

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marshall

  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    E. G. Marshall.
  • noun United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
    George Catlett Marshall; George Marshall.

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trick

  • noun a cunning or deceitful action or device
    fast one.
    • he played a trick on me
    • he pulled a fast one and got away with it
  • noun a period of work or duty

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sir_ralph_david_richardson

  • noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
    Richardson; Ralph Richardson.

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booth

  • noun a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches
  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    kiosk; stall; cubicle.

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harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Rex Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.
  • noun English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
    George Harrison.

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laurel

  • noun any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
  • noun United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)
    Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel; Stan Laurel.

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de_mille

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who introduced formal dance to a wide audience (1905-1993)
    Agnes de Mille; Agnes George de Mille.

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animated

  • adjective having life or vigor or spirit
    alive.
    • an animated and expressive face
    • animated conversation
    • became very animated when he heard the good news
  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination

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alec_guinness

  • noun English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
    Guinness; Sir Alec Guinness.

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john_hemminge

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; Hemminge; John Heming.

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zeppo

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Marx; Herbert Marx.

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arthur_john_gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Sir John Gielgud.

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monocracy

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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cary_grant

  • noun United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
    Grant.

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frank_sinatra

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
    Sinatra; Francis Albert Sinatra.

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sitar

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

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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frank_cooper

  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Cooper.

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hope

  • noun a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    • it revived their hope of winning the pennant
  • noun the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    • in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

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funny

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

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hardy

  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.
  • noun English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    Thomas Hardy.

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tapper

  • noun a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
    tapster.
  • noun a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly
    • finger tappers irritated her

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stepper

  • noun a professional dancer
    hoofer.
  • noun a motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps
    stepping motor.

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newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Paul Newman; Paul Leonard Newman.
  • noun English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
    John Henry Newman; Cardinal Newman.

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performing_arts

  • noun arts or skills that require public performance

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sid_caesar

  • noun United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
    Caesar; Sidney Caesar.

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film

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

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buffoon

  • noun a rude or vulgar fool
    clown.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; clown; merry andrew.

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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stalinism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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striker

  • noun a forward on a soccer team
  • noun someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating

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bing_crosby

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
    Crosby; Harry Lillis Crosby.

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karloff

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)
    Boris Karloff; William Henry Pratt.

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edmund_kean

  • noun English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)
    Kean.

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leslie_townes_hope

  • noun United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    Bob Hope; Hope.

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fiddler

  • noun a musician who plays the violin
    violinist.
  • noun someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
    twiddler.

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grandstand

  • noun the audience at a stadium or racetrack
  • noun a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
    covered stand.

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stalinist

  • noun a follower of Stalin and Stalinism
  • adjective of or relating to Joseph Stalin or his times

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baron_olivier_of_birghton

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier; Laurence Olivier; Olivier.

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magician

  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    illusionist; prestidigitator; conjurer; conjuror.
  • noun one who practices magic or sorcery
    necromancer; wizard; thaumaturgist; thaumaturge; sorcerer.

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mitchell

  • noun English aeronautical engineer (1895-1937)
    R. J. Mitchell; Reginald Joseph Mitchell.
  • noun United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
    Billy Mitchell; William Mitchell.

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gypsy_rose_lee

  • noun United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
    Rose Louise Hovick; Lee.

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alfred_hawthorne

  • noun risque English comedian (1925-1992)
    Benny Hill; Hill.

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lionel_barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954)
    Barrymore.

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fire-eater

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire fighter; fireman.
  • noun a belligerent grouch
    hothead.

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douglas_fairbanks

  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Fairbanks; Julius Ullman; Douglas Elton Fairbanks.

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o'toole

  • noun British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
    Peter Seamus O'Toole; Peter O'Toole.

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peter_sellers

  • noun English comic actor (1925-1980)
    Sellers.

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thought

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

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harold_lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Clayton Lloyd; Lloyd.

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douglas_elton_fairbanks

  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Fairbanks; Julius Ullman; Douglas Fairbanks.

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command

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

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peter_alexander_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Sir Peter Ustinov.

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twirl

  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    twist; kink.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; spin.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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fonteyn

  • noun English dancer who danced with Rudolf Nureyev (born in 1919)
    Dame Margot Fonteyn.

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muscle

  • noun one of the contractile organs of the body
    musculus.
  • noun animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
    muscular tissue.

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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rocker

  • noun an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
  • noun a performer or composer or fan of rock music
    rock 'n' roll musician.

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lutenist

  • noun a musician who plays the lute
    lutanist; lutist.

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st._denis

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ted Shawn (1877-1968)
    Saint Denis; Ruth St. Denis; Ruth Saint Denis.

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montez

  • noun Irish dancer (1818-1861)
    Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert; Lola Montez.

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musical_instrument

  • noun any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    instrument.

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konstantin_stanislavsky

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Stanislavsky; Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky.

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hanks

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1956)
    Tom Hanks; Thomas J. Hanks.
  • noun a coil of rope or wool or yarn
    hank.

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ham

  • noun meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
    jambon; gammon.
  • noun (Old Testament) son of Noah

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shearer

  • noun Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
    Moira Shearer.
  • noun a workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles

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character

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

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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conjurer

  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    illusionist; prestidigitator; magician; conjuror.
  • noun a witch doctor who practices conjury
    conjuror; conjure man.

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george_balanchine

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)
    Balanchine.

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jean-claude_duvalier

  • noun son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)
    Baby Doc; Duvalier.

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herbert_blythe

  • noun United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905)
    Maurice Barrymore; Barrymore.

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gambist

  • noun a musician who performs upon the viola da gamba

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bid

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    command; dictation; bidding.
  • noun an attempt to get something
    play.
    • they made a futile play for power
    • he made a bid to gain attention

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swallow

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    sup.
    • a sup of ale
  • noun the act of swallowing
    drink; deglutition.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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joseph_francis_keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Keaton; Buster Keaton.

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jack_benny

  • noun United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
    Benjamin Kubelsky; Benny.

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mikhail_baryshnikov

  • noun Russian dancer and choreographer who migrated to the United States (born in 1948)
    Baryshnikov.

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supernumerary

  • noun a person serving no apparent function
    • reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries
  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; extra.

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galina_sergeevna_ulanova

  • noun Russian ballet dancer (1910-1998)
    Galina Ulanova; Ulanova.

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benjamin_kubelsky

  • noun United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
    Benny; Jack Benny.

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edward_g._robinson

  • noun United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
    Edward Goldenberg Robinson; Robinson.

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tyrant

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    autocrat; despot.
  • noun in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it

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performing

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; playacting; playing.
  • verb carry out or perform an action
    perform; do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance

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clown

  • noun a rude or vulgar fool
    buffoon.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; merry andrew.

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roll

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

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chorus

  • noun any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
    • a chorus of boos
  • noun a group of people assembled to sing together

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george_orson_welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Welles; Orson Welles.

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guinness

  • noun English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
    Sir Alec Guinness; Alec Guinness.
  • noun a kind of bitter stout

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pavlova

  • noun Russian ballerina (1882-1931)
    Anna Pavlova.
  • noun a dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream

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undress

  • noun partial or complete nakedness
    • a state of undress
  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; strip; unclothe; disrobe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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mason

  • noun American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)
    George Mason.
  • noun English film actor (1909-1984)
    James Neville Mason; James Mason.

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ruth_saint_denis

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ted Shawn (1877-1968)
    Saint Denis; Ruth St. Denis; St. Denis.

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gary_cooper

  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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escape

  • noun the act of escaping physically
    flight.
    • he made his escape from the mental hospital
    • the canary escaped from its cage
    • his flight was an indication of his guilt
  • noun an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    escapism.
    • romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
    • his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

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trombone

  • noun a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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sir_anthony_hopkins

  • noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
    Anthony Hopkins; Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins; Hopkins.

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allen_stewart_konigsberg

  • noun United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
    Allen; Woody Allen.

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lee

  • noun United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
    Spike Lee; Shelton Jackson Lee.
  • noun United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
    Rose Louise Hovick; Gypsy Rose Lee.

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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pantomimist

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimer; mummer; mime; mimer.

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end_man

  • noun a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
    corner man.
  • noun a man at one end of a row of people

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sinatra

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
    Francis Albert Sinatra; Frank Sinatra.

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sidney_poitier

  • noun United States film actor and director (born in 1927)
    Poitier.

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recorder

  • noun equipment for making records
    recording machine; recording equipment.
  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
    record-keeper; registrar.

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anthony_hopkins

  • noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
    Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins; Sir Anthony Hopkins; Hopkins.

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baby_doc

  • noun son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)
    Jean-Claude Duvalier; Duvalier.

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clarinettist

  • noun a musician who plays the clarinet
    clarinetist.

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nureyev

  • noun Russian dancer who was often the partner of Dame Margot Fonteyn and who defected to the United States in 1961 (born in 1938)
    Rudolf Nureyev.

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peel

  • noun the rind of a fruit or vegetable
    skin.
  • noun British politician (1788-1850)
    Sir Robert Peel; Robert Peel.

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jazzman

  • noun a musician who plays or composes jazz music
    jazz musician.

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shogun

  • noun a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68

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sir_peter_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Peter Alexander Ustinov.

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arthur_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
    Harpo; Marx.

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on

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

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cowboy

  • noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
    puncher; cowherd; cowpuncher; cowpoke; cattleman; cowman; cowhand.
  • noun a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
    rodeo rider.

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legerdemain

  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    magic; thaumaturgy; conjuring trick; trick; deception; conjuration; magic trick; illusion.

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rodeo

  • noun an exhibition of cowboy skills
  • noun an enclosure for cattle that have been rounded up

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carrier

  • noun someone whose employment involves carrying something
    toter; bearer.
    • the bonds were transmitted by carrier
  • noun a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
    • refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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conjuration

  • noun a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
    incantation.
  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuring; conjury; invocation.

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documentary

  • noun a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
    documentary film; infotainment; docudrama.
  • adjective relating to or consisting of or derived from documents
    documental.

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john_wilkes_booth

  • noun United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
    Booth.

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striptease

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; stripteaser; striptease artist; peeler; stripper.
  • noun a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music
    strip show; strip.
    • she did a strip right in front of everyone

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comedienne

  • noun a female actor in a comedy
  • noun a female comedian

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dudley_stuart_john_moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Moore; Moore.

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boris_karloff

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887-1969)
    William Henry Pratt; Karloff.

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strip

  • noun a relatively long narrow piece of something
    • he felt a flat strip of muscle
  • noun artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    slip.

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john_uhler

  • noun United States film actor (1925-2001)
    Lemmon; Jack Lemmon.

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deception

  • noun a misleading falsehood
    deceit; misrepresentation.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; dissembling.

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shawn

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ruth Saint Denis (1891-1972)
    Ted Shawn.

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virginia_katherine_mcmath

  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Virginia McMath; Ginger Rogers; Rogers.

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ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Peter Alexander Ustinov; Sir Peter Ustinov.

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fred_astaire

  • noun United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
    Astaire.

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professional_dancer

  • noun a performer who dances professionally
    terpsichorean; dancer.

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alfred_lunt

  • noun United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
    Lunt.

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martha_graham

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991)
    Graham.

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paul_leonard_newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Newman; Paul Newman.

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ulanova

  • noun Russian ballet dancer (1910-1998)
    Galina Ulanova; Galina Sergeevna Ulanova.

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trombone_player

  • noun a musician who plays the trombone
    trombonist.

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lee_yuen_kam

  • noun United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
    Lee; Bruce Lee.

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francis_albert_sinatra

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
    Sinatra; Frank Sinatra.

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bela_ferenc_blasko

  • noun United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
    Lugosi; Bela Lugosi.

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bela_lugosi

  • noun United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
    Lugosi; Bela Ferenc Blasko.

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gagman

  • noun a comedian who uses gags
    standup comedian.
  • noun someone who writes comic material for public performers
    gagwriter; gagster.

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vocalist

  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocaliser.

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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julius_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1890-1977)
    Groucho; Marx.

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stripper

  • noun a chemical compound used to remove paint or varnish
  • noun a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
    sprigger; stemmer.

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savoyard

  • noun a person who performs in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan
  • noun a resident of Savoy

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groucho

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1890-1977)
    Marx; Julius Marx.

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crosby

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
    Bing Crosby; Harry Lillis Crosby.

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showgirl

  • noun a woman who dances in a chorus line
    chorus girl; chorine.

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charmer

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; sweet talker.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    beguiler.

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mighty

  • adjective satellite having or showing great strength or force or intensity
    • struck a mighty blow
    • the mighty logger Paul Bunyan
    • the pen is mightier than the sword"- Bulwer-Lytton
  • adverb (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    powerful; right; mightily.
    • the baby is mighty cute
    • he's mighty tired
    • it is powerful humid
    • that boy is powerful big now
    • they have a right nice place
    • they rejoiced mightily

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lauder

  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Harry Lauder; Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder.
  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    extoller; laudator.

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stan_laurel

  • noun United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)
    Laurel; Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel.

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thought-reader

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mind reader; mental telepathist; telepathist.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    mind reader; telepathist.

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moira_shearer

  • noun Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
    Shearer.

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despotism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; absolutism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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peter_lorre

  • noun United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
    Lorre; Laszlo Lowestein.

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hume_blake_cronyn

  • noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
    Hume Cronyn; Cronyn.

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politics

  • noun social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
    political relation.
    • office politics is often counterproductive
  • noun the study of government of states and other political units
    government; political science.

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tragedian

  • noun a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies
  • noun an actor who specializes in tragic roles

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girl

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; miss; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a youthful female person
    female child; little girl.
    • the baby was a girl
    • the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle

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john_barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)
    Barrymore.

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jimmy_cagney

  • noun United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)
    James Cagney; Cagney.

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ecdysiast

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    exotic dancer; striptease; stripteaser; striptease artist; peeler; stripper.

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karsavina

  • noun Russian dancer who danced with Nijinsky (1885-1978)
    Tamara Karsavina.

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strasberg

  • noun United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
    Israel Strassberg; Lee Strasberg.

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marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Zeppo; Herbert Marx.
  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
    Arthur Marx; Harpo.

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actor

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; histrion.
  • noun a person who acts and gets things done
    doer; worker.
    • he's a principal actor in this affair
    • when you want something done get a doer
    • he's a miracle worker

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john_wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Wayne; Duke Wayne.

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gaetan_vestris

  • noun Italian dancing-master for Louis XVI who was considered the greatest dancer of his day; he was the first to discard the mask in mime (1729-1808)
    Vestris.

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rhythm_and_blues_musician

  • noun a performer (and sometimes composer) of rhythm and blues music

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tracy

  • noun United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
    Spencer Tracy.

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illusion

  • noun an erroneous mental representation
    semblance.
  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; fancy.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

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mind_reader

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mental telepathist; telepathist; thought-reader.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    telepathist; thought-reader.

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musician

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; instrumentalist.
  • noun artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

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authoritarian

  • noun a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
    dictator.
    • my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime
  • adjective satellite characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    dictatorial; despotic; tyrannic; autocratic; tyrannical.
    • an authoritarian regime
    • autocratic government
    • despotic rulers
    • a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war
    • a tyrannical government

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fields

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
    W. C. Fields; William Claude Dukenfield.
  • noun a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    field.
    • he planted a field of wheat

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trombonist

  • noun a musician who plays the trombone
    trombone player.

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balanchine

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)
    George Balanchine.

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flute_player

  • noun someone who plays the flute
    flautist; flutist.

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authoritarianism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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prestidigitator

  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    illusionist; conjurer; magician; conjuror.

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edward_goldenberg_robinson

  • noun United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
    Edward G. Robinson; Robinson.

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mitchum

  • noun United States film actor (1917-1997)
    Robert Mitchum.

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robert_de_niro

  • noun United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
    De Niro.

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laurence_olivier

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Baron Olivier of Birghton; Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier; Olivier.

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robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Robert Robinson; Sir Robert Robinson.
  • noun United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
    Sugar Ray Robinson; Walker Smith; Ray Robinson.

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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sir_charles_spencer_chaplin

  • noun English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
    Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin.

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gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Arthur John Gielgud; Sir John Gielgud.

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accompanyist

  • noun a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
    accompanist.

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scott

  • noun award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
    George C. Scott.
  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Robert Falcon Scott.

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bogart

  • noun United States film actor (1899-1957)
    Humphrey DeForest Bogart; Humphrey Bogart.

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humphrey_bogart

  • noun United States film actor (1899-1957)
    Humphrey DeForest Bogart; Bogart.

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walker

  • noun a person who travels by foot
    pedestrian; footer.
  • noun New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
    John Walker.

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antony_tudor

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in England) (1909-1987)
    Tudor.

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sir_laurence_kerr_olivier

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Baron Olivier of Birghton; Laurence Olivier; Olivier.

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dance_master

  • noun a professional teacher of dancing
    dancing-master.

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