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official_document

  • noun (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
    legal instrument; legal document; instrument.

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paul_von_hindenburg

  • noun German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
    Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg; Hindenburg.

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anthony_vandyke

  • noun Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)
    Van Dyck; Sir Anthony Vandyke; Vandyke.

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foul

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

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surrebutter

  • noun (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
    surrebuttal.

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whistler

  • noun United States painter (1834-1903)
    James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
  • noun someone who makes a loud high sound

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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frostbite

  • noun destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
    cryopathy.

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conjure

  • 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.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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honore_daumier

  • noun French painter best known for his satirical lithographs of bourgeois society (1808-1879)
    Daumier.

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claude_monet

  • noun French impressionist painter (1840-1926)
    Monet.

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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criminal_law

  • noun the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

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paris

(Bot.) A plant common in Europe (Paris quadrifolia); herb Paris; truelove. It has been used as a narcotic. ✍ It much resembles the American genus Trillium, but has usually four leaves and a tetramerous flower.

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rupture

  • noun state of being torn or burst open
  • noun a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    rift; severance; falling out; break; breach.
    • they hoped to avoid a break in relations

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excoriate

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    decry; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    chafe.
    • This leash chafes the dog's neck

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scold

  • noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    nagger; common scold; nag; scolder.
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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venom

  • noun toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; malice; spite.

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self-destruct

  • verb do away with oneself or itself
    self-destroy.
    • The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it

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patched

  • adjective satellite mended usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch
    • patched jeans
  • verb to join or unite the pieces of
    piece; patch.
    • patch the skirt

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first_earl_of_orford

  • noun Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
    Sir Robert Walpole; Walpole; Robert Walpole.

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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trauma

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; hurt.
  • noun an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
    psychic trauma.

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dapple

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; fleck.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • verb colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    cloud; mottle.

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supreme

  • adjective satellite final or last in your life or progress
    • the supreme sacrifice
    • the supreme judgment
  • adjective satellite greatest in status or authority or power
    sovereign.
    • a supreme tribunal

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pock

  • noun a pustule in an eruptive disease
  • verb mark with a scar
    scar; pit; mark.
    • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

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derogate

  • verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; denigrate; belittle.
    • Don't belittle his influence

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blistering

  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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bellyache

  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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unfavorableness

  • noun the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
    unfavourableness.

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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scene_painter

  • noun an artist specializing in scenic subjects
    scenic artist.
  • noun a painter of theatrical scenery

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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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sermon

  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    discourse; preaching.
  • noun a moralistic rebuke
    preaching.
    • your preaching is wasted on him

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befoul

  • verb spot, stain, or pollute
    defile; maculate; foul.
    • The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

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jack

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

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soiled

  • adjective soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    dirty; unclean.
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves
  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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ruinous

  • adjective satellite extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
    catastrophic.
    • a catastrophic depression
    • catastrophic illness
    • a ruinous course of action
  • adjective satellite causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
    blasting.
    • the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit
    • the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces
    • a ruinous war

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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demerit

  • noun a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
    • ten demerits and he loses his privileges
  • noun the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    fault.
    • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
    • he knew his own faults much better than she did

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first_earl_of_chatham

  • noun English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
    Pitt the Elder; Pitt; William Pitt.

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laurels

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; award.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; honor.

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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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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debris

  • noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    dust; detritus; junk; rubble.

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whiplash

  • noun an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
    whiplash injury.
  • noun a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    lash; whip.
    • the whip raised a red welt

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counterblast

  • noun a vigorous and unrestrained response
    • her tirade provoked a counterblast from her husband

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balls-up

  • noun something badly botched or muddled
    cockup; mess-up; ballup.

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paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Jan Paderewski; Ignace Paderewski.

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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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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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lessen

  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
  • verb make smaller
    minify; decrease.
    • He decreased his staff

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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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gator

  • noun either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
    alligator.

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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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bodge

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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perfect

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    perfective; perfect tense; perfective tense.
  • verb make perfect or complete
    hone.
    • perfect your French in Paris!

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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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schmidt

  • noun German statesman who served as chancellor of Germany (born in 1918)
    Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt; Helmut Schmidt.

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sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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blub

  • verb cry or whine with snuffling
    blubber; snuffle; snivel; sniffle.
    • Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!

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benjamin_west

  • noun English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
    West.

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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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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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condyloma

(Med.) A wartlike new growth on the outer skin or adjoining mucous membrance. ✍ There are two kinds of condylomata, the pointed and the broad, the latter being of syphilitic origin.

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decry

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    excoriate; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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hamilton

  • noun Irish mathematician (1806-1865)
    William Rowan Hamilton; Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
  • noun English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
    Lady Emma Hamilton; Amy Lyon.

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crabby_person

  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crab.

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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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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guided_missile_destroyer

  • noun a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    destroyer.

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wart

  • noun any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
  • noun an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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nicolas_poussin

  • noun French painter in the classical style (1594-1665)
    Poussin.

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sunspot

  • noun a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
    macula.

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radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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nauseatingness

  • noun extreme unpalatability to the mouth
    disgustingness; distastefulness; unsavoriness; sickeningness.

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wastefulness

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

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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psychic_trauma

  • noun an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
    trauma.

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distressingness

  • noun the quality of being painful
    painfulness.
    • she feared the painfulness of childbirth

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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iron_chancellor

  • noun German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
    Otto von Bismarck; Bismarck; Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck; von Bismarck; Prince Otto von Bismarck.

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foolishness

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

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pinning

  • noun a mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else; on college campuses it was once signaled by the giving of a fraternity pin
  • verb to hold fast or prevent from moving
    immobilize; immobilise; trap; pin.
    • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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step_down

  • verb give up or retire from a position
    quit; leave office; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
  • verb reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
    de-escalate; weaken.
    • de-escalate a crisis

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military

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

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bloomer

  • noun a flower that blooms in a particular way
    • a night bloomer
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle.

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criticism

  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    unfavorable judgment.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    critique.
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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cloven_foot

  • noun the mark of Satan
    cloven hoof.
  • noun a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)
    cloven hoof.

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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ignace_paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Jan Paderewski; Paderewski.

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criticise

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    knock; pick apart; criticize.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
  • verb act as a critic
    criticize.
    • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either

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contumelious

  • adjective satellite arrogantly insolent

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iconoclasm

  • noun the orientation of an iconoclast

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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slating

  • noun thin layers of rock used for roofing
    slate.
  • noun a severely critical attack
    • the reviewers gave his book a sound slating

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vanessa_bell

  • noun English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)
    Vanessa Stephen; Bell.

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eastwood

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juvenile_wart

  • noun a small benign growth on the faces of hands of children

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grumbler

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; sniveller; crybaby; complainer; whiner; bellyacher.

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devastation

  • noun the state of being decayed or destroyed
    desolation.
  • noun the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    • her departure left him in utter devastation

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paul_gauguin

  • noun French Post-impressionist painter who worked in the South Pacific (1848-1903)
    Gauguin.

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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negative

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

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insult

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    affront.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

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statesmanship

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

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calk

  • noun a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
    calkin.
  • verb provide with calks
    • calk horse shoes

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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nocent

  • adjective satellite having a tendency to cause harm

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fra_filippo_lippi

  • noun Italian painter whose works show a three-dimensional style (1406-1469)
    Lippi.

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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manet

  • noun French painter whose work influenced the impressionists (1832-1883)
    Edouard Manet.

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milium

  • noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
    whitehead.

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henri_matisse

  • noun French painter and sculptor; leading figure of fauvism (1869-1954)
    Henri Emile Benoit Matisse; Matisse.

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expose

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

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malicious_mischief

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    vandalism; hooliganism.

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award

  • noun a grant made by a law court
    awarding.
    • he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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warn

  • verb notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
    • The director warned him that he might be fired
    • The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking
  • verb admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    admonish; discourage; monish.
    • I warned him not to go too far
    • I warn you against false assumptions
    • She warned him to be quiet

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alberto_giacometti

  • noun Swiss sculptor and painter known for his bronze sculptures of elongated figures (1901-1966)
    Giacometti.

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sting

  • noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    stinging.
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
  • noun a mental pain or distress
    pang.
    • a pang of conscience

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overstretch

  • verb strain abnormally
    pull.
    • I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up
    • The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition

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benjamin_disraeli

  • noun British statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the empress of India (1804-1881)
    Disraeli; First Earl of Beaconsfield.

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foul_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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hold

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

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chequered

  • adjective satellite patterned with alternating squares of color
    checkered; checked.
  • verb mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
    checker; check; chequer.

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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err

  • verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
    slip; mistake.
  • verb wander from a direct course or at random
    drift; stray.
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • don't drift from the set course

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cattish

  • adjective satellite marked by or arising from malice
    catty; bitchy.
    • a catty remark

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stigmatism

  • noun the condition of having or being marked by stigmata
  • noun (optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point

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crown

  • noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    • the colonies revolted against the Crown
  • noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

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plague_spot

  • noun a spot on the skin characteristic of the plague

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worn

  • adjective affected by wear; damaged by long use
    • worn threads on the screw
    • a worn suit
    • the worn pockets on the jacket
  • verb be dressed in
    wear; have on.
    • She was wearing yellow that day

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stigmatist

  • noun a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
    stigmatic.

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vladimir_vladimirovich_putin

  • noun Russian statesman chosen as president of the Russian Federation in 2000; formerly director of the Federal Security Bureau (born in 1952)
    Putin; Vladimir Putin.

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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chiang_chung-cheng

  • noun Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
    Chiang Kai-shek.

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defile

  • noun a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
    gorge.
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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pollute

  • verb make impure
    foul; contaminate.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake

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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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artillery

  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; gun.
  • noun an army unit that uses big guns
    artillery unit.

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assent

  • noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    acquiescence.
    • he gave his assent eagerly
    • a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly
  • verb to agree or express agreement
    accede; acquiesce.
    • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

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disparagement

  • noun a communication that belittles somebody or something
    depreciation; derogation.
  • noun the act of speaking contemptuously of
    dispraise.

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impair

  • verb make worse or less effective
    • His vision was impaired
  • verb make imperfect
    mar; deflower; vitiate; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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balfour

  • noun English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)
    Arthur James Balfour; 1st Earl of Balfour.

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hudud

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudood.

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françois

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marine_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

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andy_warhol

  • noun United States artist who was a leader of the Pop Art movement (1930-1987)
    Warhol.

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obloquy

  • noun state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
    opprobrium.
  • noun a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
    defamation; hatchet job; calumniation; traducement; calumny.

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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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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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raddle

  • noun a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
    reddle; ruddle.
  • verb twist or braid together, interlace
    ruddle.

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agony

  • noun intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    torment; torture.
    • an agony of doubt
    • the torments of the damned
  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; suffering.

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leger

  • noun a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
    book; book of account; account book; ledger.
    • they got a subpoena to examine our books
  • noun French painter who was an early cubist (1881-1955)
    Fernand Leger.

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damage

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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stupidity

  • noun a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
  • noun a stupid mistake
    betise; folly; foolishness; imbecility.

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ratification

  • noun making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
    confirmation.
    • the ratification of the treaty
    • confirmation of the appointment

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toxin

  • noun a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

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aching

  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    ache.
  • verb feel physical pain
    ache; suffer; hurt.
    • Were you hurting after the accident?

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answer

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; 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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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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resignation

  • noun acceptance of despair
    surrender.
  • noun the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

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iron_lady

  • noun British stateswoman; first woman to serve as Prime Minister (born in 1925)
    Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Hilda Thatcher; Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven; Thatcher.

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whitehead

  • noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
    milium.
  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Alfred North Whitehead.

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moisten

  • verb make moist
    wash; dampen.
    • The dew moistened the meadows
  • verb moisten with fine drops
    drizzle.
    • drizzle the meat with melted butter

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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hendrik_frensch_verwoerd

  • noun South African statesman who instituted the policy of apartheid (1901-1966)
    Hendrik Verwoerd; Verwoerd.

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disassemble

  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    take apart; break up; dismantle; break apart.

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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ladder

  • noun steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
  • noun ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
    • he climbed the career ladder

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cicero

  • noun a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em
  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Tully; Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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uproot

  • verb move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
    deracinate.
    • The war uprooted many people
  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    exterminate; root out; extirpate; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption

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law

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

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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penetrating_injury

  • noun injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
    penetrating trauma.

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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retort

  • noun a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    rejoinder; return; counter; replication; comeback; riposte.
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  • noun a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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noxiousness

  • noun the quality of being noxious
    noisomeness; harmfulness.

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sickening

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    nauseate; sicken; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us

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van_dyck

  • noun Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)
    Anthony Vandyke; Sir Anthony Vandyke; Vandyke.

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jungle

  • noun a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
  • noun a place where hoboes camp
    hobo camp.

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remonstrate

  • verb argue in protest or opposition
  • verb present and urge reasons in opposition
    point out.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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wine

  • noun fermented juice (of grapes especially)
    vino.
  • noun a red as dark as red wine
    wine-colored; wine-coloured.

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office

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

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shorten

  • verb make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
    • He shortened his trip due to illness
  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abbreviate; abridge; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened

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concurrence

  • noun agreement of results or opinions
    concurrency.
  • noun acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
    concurrency.

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potshot

  • noun a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
  • noun criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration
    • reporters took potshots at the mayor

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concurrency

  • noun agreement of results or opinions
    concurrence.
  • noun acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
    concurrence.

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ignace_jan_paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Paderewski; Paderewski.

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staining

  • noun (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study
  • noun the act of spotting or staining something
    maculation; spotting.

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wickedness

  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; evil; immorality.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; dark; darkness.
    • the powers of darkness

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video

  • noun the visible part of a television transmission
    picture.
    • they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone
  • noun a recording of both the visual and audible components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program)
    video recording.

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mottling

  • noun the act of coloring with areas of different shades
  • verb mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
    streak; blotch; mottle.

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contuse

  • verb injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    bruise.
    • I bruised my knee

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bacterial_toxin

  • noun any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells

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rebutter

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    confuter; refuter; disprover.
  • noun (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
    rebuttal.

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vlaminck

  • noun French painter and exponent of fauvism (1876-1958)
    Maurice de Vlaminck.

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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discourse

  • noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    preaching; sermon.

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walesa

  • noun Polish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)
    Lech Walesa.

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hudood

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudud.

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mistreat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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bespeak

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    indicate; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb express the need or desire for; ask for
    call for; quest; request.
    • She requested an extra bed in her room
    • She called for room service

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stippled

  • adjective satellite having a pattern of dots
    flecked; specked; dotted; speckled.
  • verb engrave by means of dots and flicks
    stipple.

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bitchiness

  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; spite; cattiness; nastiness.

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eugene

  • noun Austrian general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Spanish Succession (1663-1736)
    Prince Eugene of Savoy.
  • noun a city in western Oregon on the Willamette River; site of a university

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unsully

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pet_peeve

  • noun an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed
    • grammatical mistakes are his pet peeve

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iowa

  • noun a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri
    Ioway.
  • noun a state in midwestern United States
    IA; Hawkeye State.

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glastonbury

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