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essay

  • noun an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • noun a tentative attempt

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good_manners

  • noun a courteous manner
    courtesy.

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overvaliant

  • adjective satellite having or showing undue valor or boldness
    • a foolish overvaliant act

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rene-robert_cavelier

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

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venturesome

  • adjective satellite disposed to venture or take risks
    audacious; daring; venturous.
    • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
    • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    • a venturesome investor
    • a venturous spirit

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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health_hazard

  • noun hazard to the health of those exposed to it

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livingstone

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

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sir_edmund_percival_hillary

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

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freelance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • verb work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

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sir_martin_frobisher

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

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fernao_magalhaes

  • noun Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
    Ferdinand Magellan; Magellan.

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charles_wilkes

  • noun United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    Wilkes.

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richard_e._byrd

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

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foursquare

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    square.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • adjective satellite characterized by firm and unwavering conviction
    • a foursquare refusal to yield

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shameless

  • adjective satellite feeling no shame
    unblushing.
    • a shameless imposter
    • an unblushing apologist for fascism

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informality

  • noun a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
  • noun freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    ease.
    • I am never at ease with strangers

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offhanded

  • adjective satellite with little or no preparation or forethought
    extemporaneous; extempore; offhand; ad-lib; extemporary; unrehearsed; impromptu; off-the-cuff.
    • his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
    • an extemporaneous piano recital
    • an extemporary lecture
    • an extempore skit
    • an impromptu speech
    • offhand excuses
    • trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
    • an off-the-cuff toast
    • a few unrehearsed comments
  • adjective satellite casually thoughtless or inconsiderate
    offhand.
    • an offhand manner
    • she treated most men with offhand contempt

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assay

  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    check.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress
  • noun a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

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risk

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

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john_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Hanning Speke.

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kitty

  • noun the combined stakes of the betters
    pool.
  • noun the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    jackpot; pot.

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carefree

  • adjective satellite free of trouble and worry and care
    unworried.
    • the carefree joys of childhood
    • carefree millionaires, untroubled financially
  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; slaphappy; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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sloppy

  • adjective satellite lacking neatness or order
    • a sloppy room
    • sloppy habits
  • adjective satellite wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material
    • a sloppy floor
    • a sloppy saucer

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embark

  • verb go on board
    ship.
  • verb set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    enter.
    • she embarked upon a new career

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henry_hudson

  • noun English navigator who discovered the Hudson River; in 1610 he attempted to winter in Hudson Bay but his crew mutinied and set him adrift to die (1565-1611)
    Hudson.

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minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

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robert_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Falcon Scott; Scott.

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courageous

  • adjective possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    brave.
    • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
    • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
    • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

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posture

  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; attitude.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender
  • noun characteristic way of bearing one's body
    bearing; carriage.
    • stood with good posture

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behring

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Vitus Bering; Vitus Behring; Bering.

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valorous

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valiant.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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cause

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

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george_hubert_wilkins

  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    Wilkins.

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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dandyism

  • noun the manner and dress of a fop or dandy
    foppishness.

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sand

  • noun a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
  • noun French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
    Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin; Baroness Dudevant; George Sand.

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out_to

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    bent on; dead set; bent.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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robert_gray

  • noun American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
    Gray.

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spelunker

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; speleologist; potholer.

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brave

  • noun a North American Indian warrior
  • noun people who are brave
    • the home of the free and the brave

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primness

  • noun excessive or affected modesty
    prudery; Grundyism; prudishness.
  • noun exaggerated and arrogant properness
    priggishness.

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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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unblinking

  • adjective satellite showing no visible emotion
    • stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year
  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unshrinking; unflinching.

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chanceful

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

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da_gamma

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

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captain_john_smith

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

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casual

  • adjective satellite marked by blithe unconcern
    nonchalant; insouciant.
    • an ability to interest casual students
    • showed a casual disregard for cold weather
    • an utterly insouciant financial policy
    • an elegantly insouciant manner
    • drove his car with nonchalant abandon
    • was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner
  • adjective satellite without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand
    • a casual remark
    • information collected by casual methods and in their spare time

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heroical

  • adjective satellite having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
    heroic.
    • the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy
    • heroic explorers

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scupper

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

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cordoba

  • noun the basic unit of money in Nicaragua; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba.

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arminius

  • noun Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
    Jacobus Arminius; Jacob Harmensen; Jakob Hermandszoon.
  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Hermann; Armin.

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jeopardy

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

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captain_cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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experiment

  • noun the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    experimentation.
  • noun the testing of an idea
    experimentation.
    • it was an experiment in living
    • not all experimentation is done in laboratories

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gutsiness

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; pluck.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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lasalle

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

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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fearlessness

  • noun feeling no fear
    bravery.
  • noun the trait of feeling no fear

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hero

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

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exchange

  • noun chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • noun a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange

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assertive

  • adjective aggressively self-assured
    self-assertive; self-asserting.
    • an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
    • pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act

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spunky

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    feisty; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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feisty

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    spunky; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; huffy.

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tasman

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

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behaviour

  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behavior.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; demeanor; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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explore

  • verb inquire into
    search; research.
    • the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project
    • He searched for information on his relatives on the web
    • Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness
  • verb travel to or penetrate into
    • explore unknown territory in biology

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john_ross

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

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plunger

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

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shamelessness

  • noun behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
    brazenness.

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swashbuckler

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.

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clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    William Clark.
  • noun United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
    Mark Wayne Clark; Mark Clark.

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ferdinand_magellan

  • noun Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
    Fernao Magalhaes; Magellan.

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venturer

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

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indelicacy

  • noun the trait of being indelicate and offensive
  • noun an impolite act or expression

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happy-go-lucky

  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; slaphappy; carefree; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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soldier

  • noun an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    • the soldiers stood at attention
  • noun a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

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dangerous_undertaking

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; adventure.

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climber

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

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whimsical

  • adjective satellite determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    capricious; impulsive.
    • a capricious refusal
    • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions

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insolent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    snotty-nosed; impudent; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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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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danger

  • noun the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
    • you are in no danger
    • there was widespread danger of disease
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; risk.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; John Charles Fremont.

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hardy

  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    stalwart; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes
  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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geographic_expedition

  • noun to travel for the purpose of discovery
    exploration.

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columbus

  • noun the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
    capital of Ohio.
  • noun Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
    Christopher Columbus; Cristoforo Colombo; Cristobal Colon.

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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unblushing

  • adjective satellite feeling no shame
    shameless.
    • a shameless imposter
    • an unblushing apologist for fascism

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richard_evelyn_byrd

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

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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single

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
    bingle.
  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; one; 1.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one

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wilkins

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

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pearl

  • noun a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
  • noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones
    ivory; off-white; bone.

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spelaeologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelunker; speleologist; potholer.

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cheeky

  • adjective satellite offensively bold
    brash; nervy.
    • a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club
    • a nervy thing to say

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conquistador

  • noun an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)

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incautious

  • adjective lacking in caution
    • an incautious remark
    • incautious talk
  • adjective satellite carelessly failing to exercise proper caution
    • an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs

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unapprehensive

  • adjective satellite not recognizing or slow to recognize danger

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unprompted

  • adjective satellite proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    impulsive.
    • an impulsive gesture of affection

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formality

  • noun a requirement of etiquette or custom
    formalities.
    • a mere formality
  • noun a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
    formalness.
    • the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention

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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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john_charles_fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; Fremont.

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broke

  • adjective satellite lacking funds
    skint; stone-broke; stony-broke; bust.
    • `skint' is a British slang term
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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rudeness

  • noun a manner that is rude and insulting
    discourtesy.
  • noun a wild or unrefined state
    crudeness; crudity; primitivism; primitiveness.

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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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john_davis

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; John Davys; Davis.

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bumptiousness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    pushiness; cockiness; forwardness.

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work

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

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hotspur

  • noun a rash or impetuous person
  • noun English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
    Percy; Sir Henry Percy; Harry Hotspur.

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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abel_janszoon_tasman

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

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bent

  • noun a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    set.
    • the set of his mind was obvious
  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    bent grass; bent-grass.

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do

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

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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coolness

  • noun calm and unruffled self-assurance
    imperturbability; imperturbableness.
    • he performed with all the coolness of a veteran
  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    chilliness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning

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negligence

  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    carelessness; nonperformance; neglect.
  • noun the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
    neglectfulness; neglect.

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byrd

  • noun English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
    William Byrd.
  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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high

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

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take_a_chance

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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undeterred

  • adjective satellite not deterred
    undiscouraged.
    • pursued his own path...undeterred by lack of popular appreciation and understanding"- Osbert Sitwell

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admiral_byrd

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

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cursory

  • adjective satellite hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
    perfunctory; passing; casual.
    • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
    • a passing glance
    • perfunctory courtesy

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valiant

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valorous.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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unwavering

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite not showing abrupt variations
    level.
    • spoke in a level voice
    • she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss

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cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.
  • noun a city in southern Spain; center of Moorish culture
    Cordoba.

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daring

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    dare.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; boldness; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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desperation

  • noun a state in which all hope is lost or absent
    despair.
    • in the depths of despair
    • they were rescued from despair at the last minute
    • courage born of desperation
  • noun desperate recklessness
    • it was a policy of desperation

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parlous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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adventurism

  • noun recklessness in politics or foreign affairs

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova_de_seingalt

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

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sword

  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    steel; brand; blade.

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joliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Jolliet; Louis Joliet; Louis Jolliet.

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gamble

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

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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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map

  • noun a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    function; single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping.

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underwater_diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; diver.

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explorer

  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    adventurer.
  • noun a commercial browser
    Internet Explorer; IE.

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may

  • noun the month following April and preceding June
  • noun thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
    English hawthorn; Crataegus oxycantha; whitethorn; Crataegus laevigata.

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dive

  • noun a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    honkytonk.
  • noun a headlong plunge into water
    diving.

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unshakable

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite without flaws or loopholes
    watertight; unassailable; bulletproof.
    • an ironclad contract
    • a watertight alibi
    • a bulletproof argument

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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impulsive

  • adjective satellite proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    unprompted.
    • an impulsive gesture of affection
  • adjective satellite without forethought
    • letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted

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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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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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unintimidated

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unblinking; unshrinking; unflinching.

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francisco_fernandez_cordoba

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Cordova; Cordoba.

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foolhardy

  • adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    rash; heady; reckless.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest

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casanova

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

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sverdrup

  • noun Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)
    Otto Neumann Sverdrup.

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attempt

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

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daredevil

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

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nervelessness

  • noun fearless self-possession in the face of danger
    coolness.

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jacques_cartier

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

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capitalist

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

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dauntlessness

  • noun resolute courageousness
    intrepidity.

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foolhardiness

  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    rashness; recklessness.

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modesty

  • noun freedom from vanity or conceit
    modestness.
  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    reserve.

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cockiness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    pushiness; bumptiousness; forwardness.

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daredeviltry

  • noun boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
    daredevilry.

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davys

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    John Davys; Davis; John Davis.
  • noun English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
    Humphrey Davy; Sir Humphrey Davy; Davy.

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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smith

  • noun Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
    Ian Smith; Ian Douglas Smith.
  • noun United States sculptor (1906-1965)
    David Smith; David Roland Smith.

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james_clark_ross

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

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diaz

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Dias; Bartholomeu Diaz; Dias.

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hermann

  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Arminius; Armin.

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hell

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    blaze.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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balboa

  • noun the basic unit of money in Panama; equal to 100 centesimos
  • noun Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)
    Vasco Nunez de Balboa.

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dias

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Dias; Bartholomeu Diaz; Diaz.
  • noun an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
    DIA; Defense Intelligence Agency.

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fridtjof_nansen

  • noun Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
    Nansen.

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saucy

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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underwater

  • adjective satellite beneath the surface of the water
    submersed; submerged.
    • submerged rocks
  • adjective satellite growing or remaining under water
    subaquatic; subaqueous; submersed; submerged.
    • viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat
    • submerged leaves

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sir_humphrey_gilbert

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

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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decorum

  • noun propriety in manners and conduct
    decorousness.

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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heroism

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; valour; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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speleology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    spelaeology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    spelaeology.

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ponce_de_leon

  • noun Spanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493; in 1513 he discovered Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth (1460-1521)
    Juan Ponce de Leon.

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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lunatic

  • noun an insane person
    madman; maniac.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; madcap; daredevil; hothead.

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wilkes

  • noun English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)
    John Wilkes.
  • noun United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    Charles Wilkes.

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verrazzano

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

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stout

  • noun a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
  • noun a garment size for a large or heavy person

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ninja

  • noun a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu
  • noun a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations

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speculate

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; hypothesize; theorise; hypothesise; suppose; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
  • verb talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
    • We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal

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barefaced

  • adjective satellite with no effort to conceal
    bald.
    • a barefaced lie
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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adventurous

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventuresome.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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brazen-faced

  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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amerigo_vespucci

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

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henry_rowe_schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Schoolcraft.

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undertaking

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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swashbuckling

  • noun flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
  • adjective satellite flamboyantly adventurous
    swaggering.

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endangerment

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

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properness

  • noun correct or appropriate behavior
    propriety; correctitude.

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capricious

  • adjective satellite changeable
    freakish.
    • a capricious summer breeze
    • freakish weather
  • adjective satellite determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    whimsical; impulsive.
    • a capricious refusal
    • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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stanley

  • noun United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
    Francis Edgar Stanley.
  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    John Rowlands; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.

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luck

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

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sieur_de_lasalle

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    LaSalle; Rene-Robert Cavelier.

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resolute

  • adjective firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
    • stood resolute against the enemy
    • faced with a resolute opposition
    • a resolute and unshakeable faith
  • adjective satellite characterized by quickness and firmness
    unhesitating.
    • his reply was unhesitating

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louis_antoine_de_bougainville

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

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john_rowlands

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

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robert_bartlett

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

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nansen

  • noun Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
    Fridtjof Nansen.

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joint_venture

  • noun a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise
    • a joint venture between the film companies to produce TV shows

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flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Sir Matthew Flinders.
  • noun bits and splinters and fragments
    • it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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gallant

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a man who attends or escorts a woman
    squire.

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assumptive

  • adjective satellite excessively forward
    presumptuous; assuming.
    • an assumptive person
    • on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide
    • the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants
  • adjective satellite accepted as real or true without proof
    • the assumed reason for his absence
    • assumptive beliefs

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tenzing_norgay

  • noun Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)

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presumptuous

  • adjective satellite excessively forward
    assumptive; assuming.
    • an assumptive person
    • on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide
    • the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants

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hedger

  • noun a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
    tergiversator; equivocator.
  • noun someone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss

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unlawful

  • adjective satellite not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    improper; unconventional.
    • an unconventional marriage
    • improper banking practices
  • adjective contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
    • unlawful measures
    • unlawful money
    • unlawful hunters

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mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Sir Alexander Mackenzie.
  • noun a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
    Mackenzie River.

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nervy

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; overstrung.
  • adjective satellite showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
    • the nervy feats of mountaineers

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occupational_hazard

  • noun any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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health

  • noun a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
    wellness.
    • physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients
  • noun the general condition of body and mind
    • his delicate health
    • in poor health

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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fortitude

  • noun strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

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george_vancouver

  • noun English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
    Vancouver.

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forth

  • adverb from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    away; off.
    • ran away from the lion
    • wanted to get away from there
    • sent the children away to boarding school
    • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    • went off to school
    • they drove off
    • go forth and preach
  • noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Forth River.

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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boldness

  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; daring; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart
  • noun impudent aggressiveness
    nerve; brass; cheek; face.
    • I couldn't believe her boldness
    • he had the effrontery to question my honesty

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frogman

  • noun someone who works underwater
    underwater diver; diver.

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free

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

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scarum

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brazen

  • verb face with defiance or impudence
    • brazen it out
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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roald_amundsen

  • noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
    Amundsen.

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speculation

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

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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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giovanni_da_verrazzano

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

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swashbuckling

  • noun flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
  • adjective satellite flamboyantly adventurous
    swaggering.

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correctness

  • noun conformity to fact or truth
    rightness.
  • noun the quality of conformity to social expectations

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audacity

  • noun fearless daring
    temerity; audaciousness.
  • noun aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
    audaciousness.
    • he had the audacity to question my decision

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punt

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Irish punt; pound; Irish pound.
  • noun an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

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appropriateness

  • noun appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
    rightness.
  • noun the quality of being specially suitable

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neglect

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    disregard.
  • noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    disuse.
    • the house was in a terrible state of neglect

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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giovanni_da_verrazano

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

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smart_money

  • noun money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)
  • noun (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
    exemplary damages; punitive damages.

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slapdash

  • adjective satellite marked by great carelessness
    haphazard; slipshod; sloppy.
    • a most haphazard system of record keeping
    • slapdash work
    • slipshod spelling
    • sloppy workmanship
  • adverb in a careless or reckless manner
    slam-bang.
    • the shelves were put up slapdash

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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gilbert

  • noun a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
    Gb; Gi.
  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    William Gilbert; Sir William Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.

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wager

  • noun the act of gambling
    bet.
    • he did it on a bet
  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    stake; bet; stakes.

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sir_alexander_mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Mackenzie.

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rashness

  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    heedlessness; mindlessness.
  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    foolhardiness; recklessness.

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impetuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    brainish; tearaway; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades
  • adjective satellite marked by violent force
    • impetuous heaving waves

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harum-scarum

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    slaphappy; carefree; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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dutch_courage

  • noun courage resulting from intoxication

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harum

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heady

  • adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    judicious; wise.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision
  • adjective satellite extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
    intoxicating.

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free-lance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; freelancer; free lance; self-employed person.
  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; self-employed.

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sword_of_damocles

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

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hernando_cortes

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortez; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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overbold

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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formalness

  • noun a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
    formality.
    • the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention

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hernando_cortez

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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scalper

  • noun someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
    • he got theater tickets through a scalper

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unfaltering

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty

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offhand

  • adjective satellite with little or no preparation or forethought
    extemporaneous; extempore; ad-lib; offhanded; extemporary; unrehearsed; impromptu; off-the-cuff.
    • his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
    • an extemporaneous piano recital
    • an extemporary lecture
    • an extempore skit
    • an impromptu speech
    • offhand excuses
    • trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
    • an off-the-cuff toast
    • a few unrehearsed comments
  • adjective satellite casually thoughtless or inconsiderate
    offhanded.
    • an offhand manner
    • she treated most men with offhand contempt

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forward

  • noun the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • noun a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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cortez

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernando Cortez; Hernan Cortes; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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personal_manner

  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    manner.

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gambler

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

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cortes

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernando Cortez; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Hernan Cortez.

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hardihood

  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; boldness; daring.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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steel

  • noun an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    brand; blade; sword.

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peril

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

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stock_market

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock exchange; securities market.

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john_smith

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

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juan_ponce_de_leon

  • noun Spanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493; in 1513 he discovered Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth (1460-1521)
    Ponce de Leon.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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determined

  • adjective satellite characterized by great determination
    • a struggle against a determined enemy
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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undiscouraged

  • adjective satellite not deterred
    undeterred.
    • pursued his own path...undeterred by lack of popular appreciation and understanding"- Osbert Sitwell

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burton

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

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long_shot

  • noun a venture that involves great risk but promises great rewards
  • noun a contestant that is unlikely to win

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edmund_hillary

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

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scuba

  • noun a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
    aqualung; Aqua-Lung.

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bet

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; stakes.
  • noun the act of gambling
    wager.
    • he did it on a bet

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risky

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; hazardous.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme
  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; high-risk.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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and

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

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risk_taker

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

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devil-may-care

  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; slaphappy; carefree; happy-go-lucky; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth
  • adjective satellite marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
    rakish; raffish.
    • a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"- Crary Moore

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inappropriateness

  • noun inappropriate conduct
    wrongness.
  • noun the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting
    unworthiness.
    • he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person
    • his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness

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valor

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; valour; heroism; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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john_cabot

  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    Cabot; Giovanni Cabato.

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speculative

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    bad; high-risk; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    notional.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    John Hanning Speke; John Speke.

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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alpinist

  • noun a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs

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seek

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

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mountain

  • noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
    mount.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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exploratory

  • adjective serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
    explorative.
    • an exploratory operation
    • exploratory reconnaissance
    • digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico
    • exploratory talks between diplomats

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propriety

  • noun correct or appropriate behavior
    correctitude; properness.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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jeopardize

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put at risk
    stake; hazard; venture; adventure.
    • I will stake my good reputation for this

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comportment

  • noun dignified manner or conduct
    bearing; presence; mien.

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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seemliness

  • noun a sense of propriety and consideration for others
    grace.
    • a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace

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hell-bent

  • adjective satellite recklessly determined
    • hell-bent on winning

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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play

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

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audacious

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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hernan_cortez

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernando Cortez; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Cortes.

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captain_james_cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; Captain Cook; James Cook.

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hernan_cortes

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernando Cortez; Cortez; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

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

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courtesy

  • noun a courteous or respectful or considerate act
  • noun a courteous or respectful or considerate remark

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fluster

  • noun a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    perturbation.
  • verb be flustered; behave in a confused manner

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sally

  • noun witty remark
    wisecrack; quip; crack.
  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    sortie.

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mettle

  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; nerve.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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courageousness

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    braveness; courage; bravery.

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geographic

  • adjective of or relating to the science of geography
    geographical.
  • adjective determined by geography
    geographical.
    • the north and south geographic poles

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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steady

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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cousteau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Jacques Costeau; Jacques Yves Costeau.

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deportment

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; behavior; conduct.

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sallying_forth

  • noun a venture off the beaten path
    sally.
    • a sally into the wide world beyond his home

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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take_chances

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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precarious

  • adjective satellite affording no ease or reassurance
    unstable.
    • a precarious truce
  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; parlous; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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indecorum

  • noun a lack of decorum
    indecorousness.
  • noun an act of undue intimacy
    familiarity; impropriety; liberty.

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bedside

  • noun space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)
    • the doctor stood at her bedside

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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vasco_da_gamma

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

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robert_peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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self-assertive

  • adjective aggressively self-assured
    assertive; self-asserting.
    • an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
    • pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act
  • adjective satellite offensively self-assertive
    bumptious.

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gumption

  • noun sound practical judgment
    mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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david_livingstone

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

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venture_capitalist

  • noun a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)

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rash

  • noun any red eruption of the skin
    skin rash; roseola; efflorescence.
  • noun a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences
    blizzard.
    • a rash of bank robberies
    • a blizzard of lawsuits

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grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    state of grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    gracility.
    • a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

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gutsy

  • adjective marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; it was a gutsy thing to do"
    plucky.
    • you have to admire her
    • the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist
    • a gutsy red wine

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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pearler

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

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jackpot

  • noun the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    pot; kitty.
  • noun any outstanding award

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nonperformance

  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    carelessness; negligence; neglect.

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abel_tasman

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

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stoutheartedness

  • noun the trait of having a courageous spirit

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lucky

  • adjective satellite occurring by chance
    • a lucky escape
    • a lucky guess
  • adjective having or bringing good fortune
    • my lucky day
    • a lucky man

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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joint

  • noun (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    articulatio; articulation.
  • noun a disreputable place of entertainment

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courage

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; braveness; bravery.

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captain_bob

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

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sassy

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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moxie

  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; gumption; guts; sand.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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dodgy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    chanceful; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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risky_venture

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    escapade; adventure; dangerous undertaking.

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francisco_pizarro

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

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louis_joliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Jolliet; Louis Jolliet.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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damocles

  • noun the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)

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luck_it

  • verb act by relying on one's luck
    luck through.

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bad

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

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schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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jolliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Louis Joliet; Louis Jolliet.

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lionhearted

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily courageous

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unthoughtfulness

  • noun the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
    thoughtlessness.

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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soldier_of_fortune

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

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run_a_risk

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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john_davys

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; Davis; John Davis.

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doings

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; behavior; conduct.
  • verb engage in
    do; make.
    • make love, not war
    • make an effort
    • do research
    • do nothing
    • make revolution

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desperate

  • noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
  • adjective satellite arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    despairing.
    • a despairing view of the world situation
    • the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal
    • a desperate cry for help
    • helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    • her desperate screams

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touch-and-go

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    precarious; parlous; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; underwater diver.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    plunger.

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cristobal_colon

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

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giovanni_cabato

  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    Cabot; John Cabot.

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spirited

  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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steadfast

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    staunch; unswerving.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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mien

  • noun dignified manner or conduct
    bearing; presence; comportment.

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sir_james_clark_ross

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

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scuba_diver

  • noun an underwater diver who uses scuba gear

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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william_clark

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

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thoughtlessness

  • noun the quality of failing to be considerate of others
    inconsiderateness; inconsideration.
  • noun the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
    unthoughtfulness.

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gage

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; dope; locoweed.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gauge.

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pizarro

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

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jacques_yves_costeau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Jacques Costeau; Cousteau.

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova

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

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occupational

  • adjective of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
    • occupational hazard

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temerarious

  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    daredevil.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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impulsiveness

  • noun the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection

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adventuresome

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventurous.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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sir_francis_drake

  • noun English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Francis Drake; Drake.

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venture

  • noun any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
  • noun an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    speculation.
    • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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fearless

  • adjective oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
    unafraid.
  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; audacious; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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spartan

  • adjective satellite resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
    • spartan courage
  • noun a resident of Sparta

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pluckiness

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    gutsiness; pluck.

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forwardness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    pushiness; bumptiousness; cockiness.
  • noun an advanced stage
    • the forwardness of the harvest this year
    • the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter

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pluck

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; gutsiness.
  • noun the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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decorousness

  • noun propriety in manners and conduct
    decorum.

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firmness

  • noun the muscle tone of healthy tissue
    soundness.
    • his muscular firmness
  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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intrepidity

  • noun resolute courageousness
    dauntlessness.

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foppishness

  • noun the manner and dress of a fop or dandy
    dandyism.

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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john_c._fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John Charles Fremont; Fremont.

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deep-sea_diver

  • noun a diver in the deeper parts of the sea

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unflinching

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unblinking; unshrinking.

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carelessness

  • noun the quality of not being careful or taking pains
    sloppiness.
  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    nonperformance; negligence; neglect.

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adventurer

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

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bald-faced

  • adjective satellite (of animals) having white markings on the face
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; brazen; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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madcap

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; tearaway; impulsive; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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steer

  • noun an indication of potential opportunity
    lead; hint; tip; wind; confidential information.
    • he got a tip on the stock market
    • a good lead for a job
  • noun castrated bull
    bullock.

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passing

  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing play; passing game; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; expiration; release.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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sir_matthew_flinders

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

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escapade

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

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gamey

  • adjective satellite suggestive of sexual impropriety
    blue; naughty; juicy; gamy; racy; spicy; risque.
    • a blue movie
    • blue jokes
    • he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    • a juicy scandal
    • a naughty wink
    • naughty words
    • racy anecdotes
    • a risque story
    • spicy gossip
  • adjective satellite (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    high; gamy.

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peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Robert Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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swaggering

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    sashay; ruffle; tittup; strut; prance; swagger; cock.
    • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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manners

  • noun social deportment
    • he has the manners of a pig
  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion

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improper

  • adjective not suitable or right or appropriate
    • slightly improper to dine alone with a married man
    • improper medication
    • improper attire for the golf course
  • adjective satellite not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    unlawful; unconventional.
    • an unconventional marriage
    • improper banking practices

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jacques_costeau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Cousteau; Jacques Yves Costeau.

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ante

  • noun (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
  • verb place one's stake

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bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
  • noun the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea

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correctitude

  • noun correct or appropriate behavior
    propriety; properness.

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good_form

  • noun behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time
    • it is not good form to brag about winning

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citizenship

  • noun the status of a citizen with rights and duties
  • noun conduct as a citizen
    • award for good citizenship

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cristoforo_colombo

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

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brassy

  • adjective resembling the sound of a brass instrument
    brasslike.
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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devil

  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; demon; daimon; fiend.
  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Satan; Old Nick.

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raise

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

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expedition

  • noun a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
    military expedition; hostile expedition.
  • noun an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
    • an expedition was sent to explore Mars

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hillary

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

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daredevilry

  • noun boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
    daredeviltry.

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sloppiness

  • noun the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water
    wateriness; muddiness.
    • the baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield
    • the water's muddiness made it undrinkable
    • the sloppiness of a rainy November day
  • noun a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
    unkemptness; slovenliness.

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firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

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champion

  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition
    champ; title-holder.
  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; paladin; fighter.

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mildness

  • noun good weather with comfortable temperatures
    clemency.
  • noun acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
    softness; gentleness.
    • his fingers have learned gentleness
    • suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby
    • even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough

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bull

  • noun uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; Samson.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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freewheeling

  • adjective satellite free of restraints or rules
    • freewheeling foolishness
    • the versatility of his poetic freewheeling style
  • verb live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
    drift; freewheel.
    • My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school

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americus_vespucius

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

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richard_burton

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

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gritty

  • adjective satellite composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
    grainy; granular; farinaceous; mealy; coarse-grained; granulose.
    • granular sugar
    • the photographs were grainy and indistinct
    • it left a mealy residue
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    spunky; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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wrongness

  • noun inappropriate conduct
    inappropriateness.
  • noun contrary to conscience or morality

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mount

  • noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    riding horse; saddle horse.
  • noun the act of climbing something
    climb.
    • it was a difficult climb to the top

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robert_edwin_peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Peary; Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Sebastian Cabot.
  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    John Cabot; Giovanni Cabato.

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spelaeology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    speleology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    speleology.

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speculator

  • noun someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    plunger.

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pushiness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    bumptiousness; cockiness; forwardness.

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vitus_bering

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Behring; Vitus Behring; Bering.

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speleologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; potholer.

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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vancouver

  • noun English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
    George Vancouver.
  • noun a town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon

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rightness

  • noun according with conscience or morality
  • noun appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
    appropriateness.

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guide

  • noun someone employed to conduct others
    usher.
  • noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising

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procedure

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    process.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
    operation.
    • the operations in building a house
    • certain machine tool operations

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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louis_jolliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Jolliet; Louis Joliet.

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dead_set

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    bent on; bent; out to.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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tearaway

  • noun a reckless and impetuous person
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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adventurousness

  • noun the trait of being adventurous
    venturesomeness.

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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unafraid

  • adjective oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
    fearless.
  • adjective free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
    untroubled; secure.
    • he was secure that nothing will be held against him

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humphrey_gilbert

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

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bedside_manner

  • noun manner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient

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spunk

  • noun material for starting a fire
    punk; kindling; touchwood; tinder.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; mettle; nerve.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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valour

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; heroism; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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unshrinking

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unblinking; unflinching.

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haphazard

  • adjective satellite dependent upon or characterized by chance
    hit-or-miss.
    • a haphazard plan of action
    • his judgment is rather hit-or-miss
  • adjective satellite marked by great carelessness
    slipshod; slapdash; sloppy.
    • a most haphazard system of record keeping
    • slapdash work
    • slipshod spelling
    • sloppy workmanship

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impetuosity

  • noun rash impulsiveness
    impetuousness.

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overreaching

  • adjective satellite revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
    vaulting.
    • vaulting ambition
  • verb fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
    overreach.

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paladin

  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; fighter; champion.

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unconventional

  • adjective not conforming to accepted rules or standards
    • her unconventional dress and hair style
  • adjective not conventional or conformist
    • unconventional life styles

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bald

  • verb grow bald; lose hair on one's head
    • He is balding already
  • adjective satellite with no effort to conceal
    barefaced.
    • a barefaced lie

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champlain

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

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undaunted

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    unshaken; undismayed.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made
  • adjective satellite resolutely courageous
    • undaunted in the face of death

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gamy

  • adjective satellite suggestive of sexual impropriety
    blue; naughty; juicy; racy; spicy; risque; gamey.
    • a blue movie
    • blue jokes
    • he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    • a juicy scandal
    • a naughty wink
    • naughty words
    • racy anecdotes
    • a risque story
    • spicy gossip
  • adjective satellite (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    high; gamey.

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decency

  • noun the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
  • noun the quality of being polite and respectable

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kund_johan_victor_rasmussen

  • noun Danish ethnologist and Arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879-1933)
    Rasmussen.

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gamma

  • noun the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted

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venturesomeness

  • noun the trait of being adventurous
    adventurousness.

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slaphappy

  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; carefree; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth
  • adjective satellite dazed from or as if from repeated blows
    silly; punch-drunk.
    • knocked silly by the impact
    • slaphappy with exhaustion

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overfamiliar

  • adjective satellite taking undue liberties
    • young women disliked the overfamiliar tone he took with them

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vespucci

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

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christopher_columbus

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

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impertinent

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    saucy; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    orthogonal; extraneous; immaterial.
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

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magellan

  • noun Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
    Ferdinand Magellan; Fernao Magalhaes.

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robert_falcon_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Scott.

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cave

  • noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  • verb hollow out as if making a cave or opening
    undermine.
    • The river was caving the banks

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high-risk

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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sporting

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

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adventuress

  • noun a woman adventurer
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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armin

  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Arminius; Hermann.

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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james_cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; Captain Cook; Captain James Cook.

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perilous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; parlous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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temerity

  • noun fearless daring
    audacity; audaciousness.

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gentleness

  • noun the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
    gradualness.
  • noun acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
    softness; mildness.
    • his fingers have learned gentleness
    • suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby
    • even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough

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sir_richard_francis_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton.

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dauntless

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; fearless; audacious; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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guts

  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; gumption; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it
  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; intestine; gut.

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luck_through

  • verb act by relying on one's luck
    luck it.

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bering

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Behring; Vitus Bering; Vitus Behring.

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dare

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    daring.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; presume.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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otto_neumann_sverdrup

  • noun Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)
    Sverdrup.

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citizen

  • noun a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

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vasco_nunez_de_balboa

  • noun Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)
    Balboa.

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sea

  • noun a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    ocean.

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resolved

  • adjective satellite determined
    single-minded.
    • she was firmly resolved to be a doctor
    • single-minded in his determination to stop smoking
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; decide; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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grit

  • noun a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
    gritrock; gritstone.
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; gumption; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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incorrectness

  • noun lack of conformity to social expectations
  • noun the quality of not conforming to fact or truth
    wrongness.

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drake

  • noun English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Sir Francis Drake; Francis Drake.
  • noun adult male of a wild or domestic duck

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perfunctory

  • adjective satellite hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
    passing; cursory; casual.
    • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
    • a passing glance
    • perfunctory courtesy
  • adjective satellite as a formality only
    pro forma.
    • a one-candidate pro forma election

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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press

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    pressure; insistency; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    public press.

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bravery

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; braveness; courage.
  • noun feeling no fear
    fearlessness.

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fortune

  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
  • noun a large amount of wealth or prosperity

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vitus_behring

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Behring; Vitus Bering; Bering.

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go_for_broke

  • verb risk everything in one big effort
    • the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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henry_m._stanley

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

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undismayed

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    unshaken; undaunted.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made

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softness

  • noun the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    unfitness.

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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resoluteness

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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right

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

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brainish

  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; tearaway; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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crapshoot

  • noun a risky and uncertain venture
    • getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot
  • noun playing craps
    crap game; crap shooting.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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demeanor

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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proper

  • adjective marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
    • proper medical treatment
    • proper manners
  • adjective satellite having all the qualities typical of the thing specified; not just a snack"
    • wanted a proper dinner
    • he finally has a proper job

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mountaineer

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountain climber.
  • verb climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

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meriwether_lewis

  • noun United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)
    Lewis.

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sir_edmund_hillary

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

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proceeding

  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    legal proceeding; proceedings.
  • verb continue talking
    carry on; continue; proceed; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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legal

  • adjective established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  • adjective of or relating to jurisprudence
    • legal loophole

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pioneer

  • noun someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
    trailblazer; groundbreaker; innovator.
  • noun one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory
    • they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them

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charles_francis_hall

  • noun United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)
    Hall.

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venturous

  • adjective satellite disposed to venture or take risks
    audacious; daring; venturesome.
    • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
    • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    • a venturesome investor
    • a venturous spirit

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assuming

  • adjective satellite excessively forward
    presumptuous; assumptive.
    • an assumptive person
    • on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide
    • the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants
  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    assume; take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late

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careless

  • adjective marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
    • careless about her clothes
    • forgotten by some careless person
    • a careless housekeeper
    • careless proofreading
    • it was a careless mistake
    • hurt by a careless remark
  • adjective satellite effortless and unstudied
    • an impression of careless elegance
    • danced with careless grace

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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verrazano

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

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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bold

  • noun a typeface with thick heavy lines
    bold face; boldface.
  • adjective fearless and daring
    • bold settlers on some foreign shore
    • a bold speech
    • a bold adventure

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bodacious

  • adjective satellite incorrigible
    • a bodacious gossip
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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mettlesome

  • adjective satellite having a proud and unbroken spirit
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; spunky; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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audaciousness

  • noun fearless daring
    temerity; audacity.
  • noun aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
    audacity.
    • he had the audacity to question my decision

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unfrightened

  • adjective satellite not affected by fright

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cartier

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

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stock_exchange

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock market; securities market.

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davis

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; John Davys; John Davis.
  • noun United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
    Stuart Davis.

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exciting

  • adjective creating or arousing excitement
    • an exciting account of her trip
  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
    excite.

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dicey

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chanceful; chancy.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

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on

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

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cowboy

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

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explorative

  • adjective serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
    exploratory.
    • an exploratory operation
    • exploratory reconnaissance
    • digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico
    • exploratory talks between diplomats

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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sebastian_cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Cabot.

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frobisher

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

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act

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

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casanova_de_seingalt

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

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bent_on

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    dead set; bent; out to.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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or

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Beaver State; Oregon.
  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; operating theater; surgery; operating room.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

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stakes

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; bet.
  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    stake; interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future

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nerve

  • noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    nervus.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; mettle.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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indecency

  • noun the quality of being indecent
  • noun an indecent or improper act
    impropriety.

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presence

  • noun the state of being present; current existence
    • he tested for the presence of radon
  • noun the immediate proximity of someone or something
    front.
    • she blushed in his presence
    • he sensed the presence of danger
    • he was well behaved in front of company

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valorousness

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valour; heroism; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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heedless

  • adjective marked by or paying little heed or attention; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt
    unheeding.
    • We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals
    • heedless of danger
    • heedless of the child's crying
  • adjective satellite characterized by careless unconcern
    reckless.
    • the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton
    • reckless squandering of public funds

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rasmussen

  • noun Danish ethnologist and Arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879-1933)
    Kund Johan Victor Rasmussen.

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robert_e._peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Robert Peary; Peary.

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samuel_de_champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Champlain.

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operator

  • noun (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
  • noun an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
    manipulator.
    • the operator of the switchboard

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vizcaino

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

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francis_drake

  • noun English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Sir Francis Drake; Drake.

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sebastian_vizcaino

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

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improperness

  • noun an improper demeanor
    impropriety.

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demeanour

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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slipshod

  • adjective satellite marked by great carelessness
    haphazard; slapdash; sloppy.
    • a most haphazard system of record keeping
    • slapdash work
    • slipshod spelling
    • sloppy workmanship

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firmness_of_purpose

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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discourtesy

  • noun an expression of lack of respect
    disrespect.
  • noun a manner that is rude and insulting
    rudeness.

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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hothead

  • noun a belligerent grouch
    fire-eater.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil.

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single-minded

  • adjective satellite determined
    resolved.
    • she was firmly resolved to be a doctor
    • single-minded in his determination to stop smoking

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unshaken

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    undaunted; undismayed.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made

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bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob; Robert Bartlett.
  • noun United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)
    John Bartlett.

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happy

  • adjective enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
    • a happy smile
    • spent many happy days on the beach
    • a happy marriage
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    felicitous.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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impudent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    insolent; snotty-nosed; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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hazardous

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; risky.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme

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brazenness

  • noun behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
    shamelessness.

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matthew_flinders

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

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brashness

  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; flashiness; loudness; garishness.
  • noun the trait of being rash and hasty

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plucky

  • adjective marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; it was a gutsy thing to do"
    gutsy.
    • you have to admire her
    • the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist
    • a gutsy red wine
  • adjective satellite showing courage
    spunky; feisty.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger

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moral_hazard

  • noun (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)
    • insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest

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valiancy

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    gallantry; valorousness; valour; heroism; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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gallantry

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; valorousness; valour; heroism; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor
  • noun courtesy towards women
    politesse; chivalry.

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emboldened

  • adjective satellite made bold or courageous
  • verb give encouragement to
    embolden; cheer; recreate; hearten.

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dangerous

  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    unsafe.
    • a dangerous criminal
    • a dangerous bridge
    • unemployment reached dangerous proportions
  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; life-threatening; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease

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exploration

  • noun to travel for the purpose of discovery
    geographic expedition.
  • noun a careful systematic search

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stouthearted

  • adjective satellite used especially of persons
    stalwart.
    • a stalwart knight
    • a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army

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sally

  • noun witty remark
    wisecrack; quip; crack.
  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    sortie.

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unfearing

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; audacious; hardy; intrepid.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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braveness

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; courage; bravery.

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amundsen

  • noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
    Roald Amundsen.

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valiance

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; valour; heroism; valor.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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bearing

  • noun relevant relation or interconnection
    • those issues have no bearing on our situation
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; heading.

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impropriety

  • noun an improper demeanor
    improperness.
  • noun the condition of being improper

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do-or-die

  • adjective satellite desperately determined
    desperate.
    • do-or-die revolutionaries
    • a do-or-die conflict

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sir_richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.

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hudson

  • noun a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
    Hudson River.
  • noun English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
    W. H. Hudson; William Henry Hudson.

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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pearl_diver

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

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crusade

  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    campaign; cause; drive; 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
  • noun any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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hardiness

  • noun the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
    robustness; validity; lustiness.
  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    boldness; daring; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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potholer

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; speleologist.

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intrepid

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; audacious; hardy; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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proceedings

  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    legal proceeding; proceeding.
  • noun a written account of what transpired at a meeting
    minutes; transactions.

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bumptious

  • adjective satellite offensively self-assertive
    self-assertive.

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mungo_park

  • noun Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806)
    Park.

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securities_market

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock exchange; stock market.

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scott

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

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ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; John Ross.
  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    James Clark Ross; Sir James Clark Ross.

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stalwart

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    loyalist.
  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes

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reckless

  • adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    foolhardy; rash; heady.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest
  • adjective satellite characterized by careless unconcern
    heedless.
    • the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton
    • reckless squandering of public funds

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lance

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

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brash

  • adjective satellite offensively bold
    cheeky; nervy.
    • a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club
    • a nervy thing to say

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steamroller

  • noun a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
    juggernaut.
  • noun vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
    road roller.

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vaulting

  • noun (architecture) a vaulted structure
    • arches and vaulting
  • noun a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
    curvet.

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backbone

  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm
  • noun fortitude and determination
    grit; gumption; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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chancy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chanceful; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite subject to accident or chance or change
    iffy; flukey; fluky.
    • a chancy appeal at best
    • getting that job was definitely fluky
    • a fluky wind
    • an iffy proposition

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hastiness

  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hurry; haste; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste
  • noun hasty impulsiveness

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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mountain_climber

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountaineer.

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robert_abram_bartlett

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

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hotheaded

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; short-tempered; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; tearaway; impulsive; madcap.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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pool

  • noun an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  • noun a small lake
    pond.
    • the pond was too small for sailing

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francisco_fernandez_de_cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.

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unbendable

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty

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fighter

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; belligerent; battler.
  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; attack aircraft.

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lead

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

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john_hanning_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Speke.

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sir_john_ross

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

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recklessness

  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    rashness; foolhardiness.

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mercenary

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    soldier of fortune.
  • adjective satellite marked by materialism
    worldly-minded; materialistic.

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bartholomeu_diaz

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Dias; Diaz; Dias.

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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fresh

  • adjective recently made, produced, or harvested
    • fresh bread
    • a fresh scent
    • fresh lettuce
  • adjective satellite (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
    • a fresh start
    • fresh ideas

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menace

  • noun something that is a source of danger
    threat.
    • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • noun a threat or the act of threatening
    • he spoke with desperate menace

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resolution

  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolve; declaration.
  • noun the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
    resolving power.

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bartholomeu_dias

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Diaz; Diaz; Dias.

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