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represent

  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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ciao

  • noun an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian)
    aloha.

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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dynamic

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

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foul

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

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narcotic

  • noun a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  • adjective of or relating to or designating narcotics
    • narcotic addicts
    • narcotic stupor

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nursery

  • noun a child's room for a baby
    baby's room.
  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    glasshouse; greenhouse.

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tenuous

  • adjective satellite having thin consistency
    • a tenuous fluid
  • adjective satellite very thin in gauge or diameter
    • a tenuous thread

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heavy_metal

  • noun a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
  • noun loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery
    heavy metal music.

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plaudits

  • noun enthusiastic approval
    acclamation; eclat; acclaim; plaudit.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved
  • noun enthusiastic approval
    acclamation; eclat; acclaim; plaudit.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved

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appetite

  • noun a feeling of craving something
    appetence; appetency.
    • an appetite for life
    • the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks

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vermix

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heart_and_soul

  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; substance; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
  • adverb with complete faith
    body and soul.
    • she was with him heart and soul

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feeding

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

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sheep_dip

  • noun a liquid mixture containing pesticides in which sheep are dipped to kill parasites

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metamorphic

  • adjective of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks)
    metamorphous.
    • metamorphic stage
    • marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish
  • adjective characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance

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macrozamin

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wood_coal

  • noun intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
    brown coal; lignite.
  • noun a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
    charcoal.

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trouser

  • noun (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
    pant.
    • he had a sharp crease in his trousers
  • noun a garment (or part of a garment) designed for or relating to trousers
    • in his trouser's pocket
    • he ripped his left trouser on the fence

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preslug

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herbicide

  • noun a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
    weedkiller; weed killer.

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green_light

  • noun a signal to proceed
    go-ahead.
  • noun permission to proceed with a project or to take action
    • the gave the green light for construction to begin

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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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atomic_number_63

  • noun a bivalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
    Eu; europium.

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read-out

  • noun the output of a computer in readable form
    readout.
  • noun the information displayed or recorded on an electronic device
    readout.

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barium

  • noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
    atomic number 56; Ba.

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perishable

  • noun food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated
    spoilable.
  • adjective liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay
    • this minute and perishable planet
    • perishable foods such as butter and fruit

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activation

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

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ingathering

  • noun request for a sum of money
    appeal; solicitation; collection.
    • an appeal to raise money for starving children

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inoculum

  • noun a substance (a virus or toxin or immune serum) that is introduced into the body to produce or increase immunity to a particular disease
    inoculant.

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comic_strip

  • noun a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
    cartoon strip; funnies; strip.

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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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phenylic

(Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, phenyl.

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ground_rule

  • noun (baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds

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fibrinolytic

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affect

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

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absorption_coefficient

  • noun a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber
    absorptance; coefficient of absorption.
    • absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance

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activant

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special

  • noun a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    • they are having a special on pork chops
  • noun a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

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blue_story

  • noun an indelicate joke
    dirty joke; dirty story; blue joke.

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basics

  • noun a statement of fundamental facts or principles
    rudiments.
  • noun principles from which other truths can be derived
    fundamentals; fundamental principle; bedrock; basic principle.
    • first you must learn the fundamentals
    • let's get down to basics

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baking

  • noun making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • noun cooking by dry heat in an oven

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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parenthetic

  • adjective satellite qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses
    parenthetical.
    • parenthetical remarks

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ovation

  • noun enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
    standing ovation.

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solution

  • noun a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
    • he used a solution of peroxide and water
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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pyroligneous

  • adjective of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation
    pyrolignic.

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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supersubstantial

More than substantial; spiritual. "The heavenly supersubstantial bread." Jer. Taylor.

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overview

  • noun a general summary of a subject
    • the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences

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compressed_air

  • noun air at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere
    • compressed air is often used to power machines

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advocate

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; exponent.
  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.

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passing_comment

  • noun an incidental remark
    obiter dictum.

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concise

  • adjective expressing much in few words
    • a concise explanation

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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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desiccant

  • noun a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
    siccative; drying agent; drier.

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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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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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matter_of_law

  • noun a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
    question of law.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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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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piece_of_paper

  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet; sheet of paper.

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inert_gas

  • noun any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of the helium group in the periodic table
    argonon; noble gas.

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incompatible

  • adjective not compatible
    • incompatible personalities
    • incompatible colors
  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
    antagonistic.

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specification

  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
    spec.
  • noun naming explicitly

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identification_particle

  • noun a tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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launch

  • noun a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
  • noun the act of propelling with force
    launching.

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news_report

  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; account; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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