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gun_barrel

  • noun a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    barrel.

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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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four

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

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woods

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    wood; forest.
  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    wood.

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limiter

  • noun (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    clipper.
    • a limiter introduces amplitude distortion

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industrial_park

  • noun a tract of land at a distance from city center that is designed for a cluster of businesses and factories

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battleground

  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    battlefield; field; field of battle; field of honor.
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

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shedder

  • noun an attacker who sheds or spills blood
    spiller.
    • a great hunter and spiller of blood

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associated_state

  • noun a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
    protectorate.

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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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catheterise

  • verb insert a catheter into (a body part)
    catheterize.
    • catheterize the patient's bladder

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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refinish

  • verb give a new surface
    • refinish the dining room furniture

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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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batholith

  • noun large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
    plutonic rock; batholite; pluton.

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wheeled

  • adjective having wheels; often used in combination
  • verb change directions as if revolving on a pivot
    wheel; wheel around.
    • They wheeled their horses around and left

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sodium_silicate

  • noun a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
    soluble glass; water glass.

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halogen

  • noun any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions

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money_box

  • noun a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
    coin bank; bank; savings bank.
    • the coin bank was empty
  • noun a strongbox for holding cash
    till; cashbox.

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hen_yard

  • noun an enclosed yard for keeping poultry
    fowl run; chicken yard; chicken run.

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wall-paperer

  • noun a worker who papers walls
    wallpaperer.

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letter_box

  • noun a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
    Post-Office box; POB; call box; PO Box.
  • noun public box for deposit of mail
    postbox; mailbox.

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irridenta

  • noun a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another
    irredenta.

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restock

  • verb stock again
    • He restocked his land with pheasants

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suburban

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs
    • suburban population

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coin_bank

  • noun a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
    money box; bank; savings bank.
    • the coin bank was empty

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plasma

  • noun the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
    plasm; blood plasma.
  • noun a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

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shielding

  • noun the act of shielding from harm
  • noun a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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arboreal

  • adjective of or relating to or formed by trees
    arborical; arborous; arborary.
    • an arborous roof
  • adjective inhabiting or frequenting trees
    tree-living; arboreous.
    • arboreal apes

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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overprotection

  • noun excessive protection
    momism; overshielding.

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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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mortice

  • noun a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    mortise.
  • verb cut a hole for a tenon in
    mortise.

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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peripheral

  • noun (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer
    peripheral device; computer peripheral.
    • disk drives and printers are important peripherals
  • adjective on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area
    • Russia's peripheral provinces
    • peripheral suburbs

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overcomer

  • noun someone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
    surmounter; subduer.

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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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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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school

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

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disorientation

  • noun a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
    freak out.
  • noun confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    • his disorientation was the result of inattention

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psychological_operation

  • noun military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
    psyop.

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understock

  • verb stock with less than the usual or desirable number or quantity

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venue

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    locale; locus.
  • noun in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

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commons

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • noun a pasture subject to common use
    common land.

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roadblock

  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    barrier.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding
  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    barricade.

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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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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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harrier

  • noun a persistent attacker
    harasser.
    • the harassers were not members of the regular army
  • noun a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits

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heartland

  • noun the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture

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clothes

  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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orientate

  • verb determine one's position with reference to another point
    orient.
    • We had to orient ourselves in the forest

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toll_plaza

  • noun an area where tollbooths are located

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glassy

  • adjective satellite resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness
    • the glassy surface of the lake
    • the pavement was...glassy with water"- Willa Cather
  • adjective satellite (used of eyes) lacking liveliness
    glazed.
    • empty eyes
    • a glassy stare
    • his eyes were glazed over with boredom

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force

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

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doggie_bag

  • noun a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog
    doggy bag.

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presidio

  • noun a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings
    • Tucson was first settled as a walled presidio

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back_country

  • noun a remote and undeveloped area
    backwoods; boondocks; hinterland.

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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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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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bannister

  • noun a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
    balusters; handrail; banister; balustrade.
  • noun English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929)
    Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister; Roger Bannister.

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notecase

  • noun a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
    wallet; billfold; pocketbook.

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infiltration

  • noun a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
  • noun the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
    percolation.
    • the percolation of rainwater through the soil
    • the infiltration of seawater through the lava

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emptiness

  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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snuggled

  • adjective satellite drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection
    nestled.
    • saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside
    • like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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tactile

  • adjective of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
    tactual; haptic.
    • haptic data
    • a tactile reflex
  • adjective satellite producing a sensation of touch
    tactual.
    • tactile qualities
    • the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair

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creating_from_raw_materials

  • noun the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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stock_up

  • verb amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
    buy in; stock.
    • let's stock coffee as long as prices are low

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parkland

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    park.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park

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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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seedcase

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; cod.

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spandril

  • noun an approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above them
    spandrel.

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supplier

  • noun someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
    provider.

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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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natural_covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover

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set_down

  • verb put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    get down; put down; write down.
  • verb reach or come to rest
    land.
    • The bird landed on the highest branch
    • The plane landed in Istanbul

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military_blockade

  • noun the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
    siege; besieging; beleaguering.

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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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niche

  • noun a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    • he found his niche in the academic world
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; recess.

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amphibious_landing

  • noun a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion
    • MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines

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applier

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
    applicant.
  • noun a device for applying a substance
    applicator.

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muzzle

  • noun the open circular discharging end of a gun
    gun muzzle.
  • noun forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

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tube-shaped_structure

  • noun (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
    tube.

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wrapping

  • noun the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    wrap; wrapper.
  • noun an enveloping bandage
    swathe.

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plug_in

  • verb plug into an outlet
    plug into; connect.
    • Please plug in the toaster!
    • Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight

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transistorise

  • verb equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors
    transistorize.

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protection

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

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rampart

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    wall; bulwark.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

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cult

  • noun followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season

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fraise

  • noun a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
  • noun sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes

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pass_away

  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
  • verb go out of existence
    • She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away

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dry

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

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drinking_straw

  • noun a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
    straw.

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settler

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    colonist.
  • noun a negotiator who settles disputes

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cupful

  • noun the quantity a cup will hold
    cup.
    • he drank a cup of coffee
    • he borrowed a cup of sugar

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culminate

  • verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    climax.
    • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
  • verb bring to a head or to the highest point
    • Seurat culminated pointillism

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long_plane

  • noun a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together
    jointing plane; jointer; jointer plane.

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upper_side

  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; top; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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wainscoting

  • noun a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)
    wainscotting.
  • noun wooden panels that can be used to line the walls of a room
    wainscotting; wainscot.

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bunker

  • noun a hazard on a golf course
    trap; sand trap.
  • noun a large container for storing fuel
    • the ship's bunkers were full of coal

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midway

  • noun the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
  • noun naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
    Battle of Midway.

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orleans

  • noun a city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429)
  • noun a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429
    siege of Orleans.

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leeward

  • noun the direction in which the wind is blowing
  • noun the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
    lee side; lee.

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touch_modality

  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    touch; sense of touch; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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campaign

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

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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encirclement

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    blockade.

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infield

  • noun the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
    baseball diamond; diamond.

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cylinder

  • noun a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
  • noun a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line