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magnetic

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

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unpretentious

  • adjective lacking pretension or affectation
    • an unpretentious country church
    • her quiet unpretentious demeanor
  • adjective not ostentatious
    unostentatious; unpretending.
    • his unostentatious office
    • unostentatious elegance

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idealistic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
    ideal.
  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose

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tenuous

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

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dainty

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; treat.
  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; niminy-piminy; mincing.

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twiglike

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiggy.

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leanness

  • noun the quality of being meager
    scantiness; exiguity; meagreness; scantness; poorness; meagerness.
    • an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    thinness; spareness.

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suave

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    debonnaire; debonaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; politic; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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aristocratic

  • adjective satellite belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    blue; blue-blooded; patrician; gentle; aristocratical.
    • an aristocratic family
    • aristocratic Bostonians
    • aristocratic government
    • a blue family
    • blue blood
    • the blue-blooded aristocracy
    • of gentle blood
    • patrician landholders of the American South
    • aristocratic bearing
    • aristocratic features
    • patrician tastes

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thinness

  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    tenuity; slenderness.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; spareness.

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pleasing

  • noun the act of one who pleases
  • verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    delight; please.
    • These colors please the senses
    • a pleasing sensation

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scrawny

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite inferior in size or quality
    stunted; scrubby.
    • scrawny cattle
    • scrubby cut-over pine
    • old stunted thorn trees

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friendly

  • noun troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
    • friendlies came to their rescue
  • adjective characteristic of or befitting a friend
    • friendly advice
    • a friendly neighborhood
    • the only friendly person here
    • a friendly host and hostess

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wondrous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
  • adverb (used as an intensifier) extremely well
    wondrously; marvellously; terrifically; superbly; toppingly; wonderfully; marvelously.
    • her voice is superbly disciplined
    • the colors changed wondrously slowly

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exalted

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; glorify; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking

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blase

  • adjective satellite very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
    worldly.
    • the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'
    • the benefits of his worldly wisdom
  • adjective satellite uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
    bored.
    • his blase indifference
    • a petulant blase air
    • the bored gaze of the successful film star

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twee

  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    prim; niminy-piminy; mincing; dainty.

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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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rattling

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rattle; rale.
    • the death rattle
  • verb make short successive sounds
    rattle.

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fab

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fabulous.
    • a fabulous vacation

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capillary

  • noun a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
    capillary tube; capillary tubing.
  • noun any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
    capillary vessel.

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gangly

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; lanky.

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mesmerizing

  • adjective satellite attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    spellbinding; mesmeric; hypnotic.
    • read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    • she had a warm mesmeric charm
    • the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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marvellous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
  • adjective satellite being or having the character of a miracle
    marvelous; miraculous.

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skeletal

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
    • the skeletal system
    • skeletal bones
    • skeletal muscles
  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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spindle-legged

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-shanked.

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dandyish

  • adjective satellite affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
    foppish; dandified.

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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svelte

  • adjective satellite showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
    refined; polished; urbane.
    • his polished manner
    • maintained an urbane tone in his letters
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; supple.

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blue-blooded

  • adjective satellite belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    blue; patrician; gentle; aristocratic; aristocratical.
    • an aristocratic family
    • aristocratic Bostonians
    • aristocratic government
    • a blue family
    • blue blood
    • the blue-blooded aristocracy
    • of gentle blood
    • patrician landholders of the American South
    • aristocratic bearing
    • aristocratic features
    • patrician tastes

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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sylphy

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splendiferous

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendid; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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elegant

  • adjective refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    • elegant handwriting
    • an elegant dark suit
    • she was elegant to her fingertips
    • small churches with elegant white spires
    • an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid
  • adjective satellite suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    refined; graceful.

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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blue

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

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stately

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    imposing; noble; baronial.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns
  • adjective satellite of size and dignity suggestive of a statue
    statuesque.

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spry

  • adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; agile; nimble.
    • sleek and agile as a gymnast
    • as nimble as a deer
    • nimble fingers
    • quick of foot
    • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it

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deep-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    hollow-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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debonaire

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonnaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
    chipper; debonair; jaunty.
    • looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
    • life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
    • walked with a jaunty step
    • a jaunty optimist

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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asthenic

  • adjective satellite lacking strength or vigor
    adynamic; enervated; debilitated.
  • adjective satellite having a slender physique

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hairlike

  • adjective satellite long and slender with a very small internal diameter
    capillary.
    • a capillary tube

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nimble

  • adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; agile; spry.
    • sleek and agile as a gymnast
    • as nimble as a deer
    • nimble fingers
    • quick of foot
    • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
  • adjective satellite mentally quick
    agile.
    • an agile mind
    • nimble wits

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compressed

  • adjective satellite pressed tightly together
    tight.
    • with lips compressed
  • verb make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compact; compress; pack together.
    • compress the data

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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personable

  • adjective satellite (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality

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thready

  • adjective satellite forming viscous or glutinous threads
    ropey; ropy; stringy.
  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; filamentous; filamentlike.

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brilliant

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    superb.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    smart as a whip; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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piquant

  • adjective satellite having an agreeably pungent taste
    savory; savoury; spicy; zesty.
  • adjective satellite engagingly stimulating or provocative
    salty.
    • a piquant wit
    • salty language

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well-bred

  • adjective satellite of good upbringing
    well-mannered.

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sightly

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    comely; bonnie; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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cosmetic

  • noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; ornamental.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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marvelous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
  • adjective satellite too improbable to admit of belief
    marvellous; improbable; tall.
    • a tall story

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unostentatious

  • adjective not ostentatious
    unpretentious; unpretending.
    • his unostentatious office
    • unostentatious elegance
  • adjective satellite exhibiting restrained good taste
    unpretentious; understated.
    • the room is pleasant and understated

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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wasp-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    slender-waisted; slim-waisted.

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filmy

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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gorgeous

  • adjective satellite dazzlingly beautiful
    • a gorgeous Victorian gown

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ravishing

  • adjective satellite stunningly beautiful
    • a ravishing blonde
  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; ravish; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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beauteous

  • adjective satellite (poetic )beautiful, especially to the sight

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stylistic

  • adjective satellite of or relating to style (especially in the use of language)
    • stylistic devices

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filiform

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; thready; filamentous; filamentlike.

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charming

  • adjective satellite pleasing or delighting
    • endowed with charming manners
    • a charming little cottage
    • a charming personality
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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sylph

  • noun a slender graceful young woman
  • noun an elemental being believed to inhabit the air

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chichi

  • noun someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way
  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable
    stylishness; swank; smartness; last word; chicness; modishness; chic.

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cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

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foppish

  • adjective satellite affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
    dandyish; dandified.

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boney

  • adjective having bones especially many or prominent bones
    bony.
    • a bony shad fillet
    • her bony wrist
    • bony fish
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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lightsome

  • adjective satellite moving easily and quickly; nimble
    light; tripping.
    • the dancer was light and graceful
    • a lightsome buoyant step
    • walked with a light tripping step
  • adjective satellite carefree and happy and lighthearted
    light-hearted; blithe; blithesome; lighthearted.
    • was loved for her blithe spirit
    • a merry blithesome nature
    • her lighthearted nature
    • trilling songs with a lightsome heart

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decorative

  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    ornamental; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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slim

  • verb take off weight
    melt off; slenderize; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.
  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slender; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street

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reedy

  • adjective satellite having a tone of a reed instrument
    wheezy.
  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedlike.

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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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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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beautiful

  • adjective delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
    • a beautiful child
    • beautiful country
    • a beautiful painting
    • a beautiful theory
    • a beautiful party
  • adjective satellite (of weather) highly enjoyable
    • what a beautiful day

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wizen

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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chic

  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable
    stylishness; swank; smartness; last word; chicness; chichi; modishness.
  • adjective satellite elegant and stylish
    voguish; smart.
    • chic elegance
    • a smart new dress
    • a suit of voguish cut

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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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shank

  • noun a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
  • noun the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

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aristocratical

  • adjective satellite belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    blue; blue-blooded; patrician; gentle; aristocratic.
    • an aristocratic family
    • aristocratic Bostonians
    • aristocratic government
    • a blue family
    • blue blood
    • the blue-blooded aristocracy
    • of gentle blood
    • patrician landholders of the American South
    • aristocratic bearing
    • aristocratic features
    • patrician tastes

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niminy-piminy

  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; mincing; dainty.

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intelligent

  • adjective having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • is there intelligent life in the universe?
    • an intelligent question
  • adjective satellite possessing sound knowledge
    well-informed.
    • well-informed readers

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dignified

  • adjective having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
    • her dignified demeanor
    • the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman
  • verb confer dignity or honor upon
    dignify; ennoble.
    • He was dignified with a title

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fine-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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lanky

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; gangly; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; gangly.

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anorectic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorexic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorexic.

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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panoramic

  • adjective satellite as from an altitude or distance
    bird's-eye.
    • a bird's-eye survey
    • a panoramic view

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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magisterial

  • adjective of or relating to a magistrate
    • official magisterial functions
  • adjective satellite offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    peremptory; dominating; high-and-mighty; autocratic; bossy.
    • an autocratic person
    • autocratic behavior
    • a bossy way of ordering others around
    • a rather aggressive and dominating character
    • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
    • a swaggering peremptory manner

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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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liquid

  • noun a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquid state; liquidness; liquidity.

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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picturesque

  • adjective satellite suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture
    • a picturesque village
  • adjective satellite strikingly expressive
    • a picturesque description of the rainforest

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hypnotic

  • noun a drug that induces sleep
    soporific.
  • adjective of or relating to hypnosis

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fluent

  • adjective satellite smooth and unconstrained in movement
    smooth; fluid; liquid.
    • a long, smooth stride
    • the fluid motion of a cat
    • the liquid grace of a ballerina
  • adjective satellite expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
    silver-tongued; facile; eloquent; smooth-spoken; silver.
    • able to dazzle with his facile tongue
    • silver speech

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footed

  • adjective having feet
    • footed creatures
    • a footed sofa
  • verb pay for something
    foot; pick.
    • pick up the tab
    • pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
    • foot the bill

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debonnaire

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman

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rarified

  • adjective satellite having low density
    rarefied; rare.
    • rare gasses
    • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air
  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose

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pulchritudinous

  • adjective satellite used of persons only; having great physical beauty
    • pulchritudinous movie stars

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cute

  • adjective satellite attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
    cunning.
    • a cute kid with pigtails
    • a cute little apartment
    • cunning kittens
    • a cunning baby
  • adjective satellite obviously contrived to charm
    precious.
    • an insufferably precious performance
    • a child with intolerably cute mannerisms

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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cobwebby

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite covered with cobwebs

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bewitching

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; entrancing; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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genteel

  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; polite; cultured; civilized; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society

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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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soigne

  • adjective satellite polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance
    soignee.

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blooded

  • adjective satellite of unmixed ancestry
    full-blood; full-blooded.
    • full-blooded Native American
    • blooded Jersies
  • verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
    blood.

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    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
  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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swank

  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable
    stylishness; smartness; last word; chicness; chichi; modishness; chic.
  • verb display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
    flash; flaunt; show off; ostentate.
    • he showed off his new sports car

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emaciated

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • verb cause to grow thin or weak
    macerate; emaciate; waste.
    • The treatment emaciated him

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la

  • noun a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth
    atomic number 57; lanthanum.
  • noun a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Louisiana; Pelican State.

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winning

  • noun succeeding with great difficulty
    • winning is not everything
  • verb be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
    win.
    • He won the Gold Medal in skating
    • Our home team won
    • Win the game

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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understated

  • adjective satellite exhibiting restrained good taste
    unostentatious; unpretentious.
    • the room is pleasant and understated
  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; downplay; understate; minimise.

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high-flown

  • adjective satellite pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    inflated; high-sounding.
    • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
    • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution
  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose

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admirable

  • adjective satellite deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
    • an estimable young professor
    • trains ran with admirable precision
    • his taste was impeccable, his health admirable
  • adjective satellite inspiring admiration or approval
    • among her many admirable qualities are generosity and graciousness

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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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pompous

  • adjective satellite puffed up with vanity
    portentous; grandiloquent; overblown; pontifical.
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
  • adjective characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
    ceremonious.

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smoothness

  • noun a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
    • admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs
    • some artists prefer the smoothness of a board
  • noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; fluency.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

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bony

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective composed of or containing bone
    osseous; osteal.
    • osseous tissue

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scenic

  • adjective satellite used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery
    • scenic drives
  • adjective of or relating to the stage or stage scenery
    • scenic design

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delightful

  • adjective satellite greatly pleasing or entertaining
    delicious.
    • a delightful surprise
    • the comedy was delightful
    • a delicious joke

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mode

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; way.
    • 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 particular functioning condition or arrangement
    • switched from keyboard to voice mode

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a_la_mode

  • adjective satellite in the current fashion or style
    in vogue; in style; modish; latest.
  • adverb with ice cream on top or on the side
    • we served the apple pie a la mode

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lofty

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
  • adjective satellite of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    towering; soaring; eminent.
    • an eminent peak
    • lofty mountains
    • the soaring spires of the cathedral
    • towering icebergs

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knockout

  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.
  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    kayo; KO.

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engaging

  • adjective satellite attracting or delighting
    piquant.
    • an engaging frankness
    • a piquant face with large appealing eyes
  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion

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twiggy

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiglike.

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spareness

  • noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    sparsity; sparseness; thinness.
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; thinness.

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legerity

  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
    lightsomeness; nimbleness; agility; lightness.

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gainly

  • adjective satellite graceful and pleasing
    • gainly conduct
    • a gainly youth with dark hair and eyes

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gossamer

  • noun a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
  • noun filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
    cobweb.

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urbane

  • adjective satellite showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
    refined; svelte; polished.
    • his polished manner
    • maintained an urbane tone in his letters

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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showy

  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; flamboyant.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad
  • adjective satellite displaying brilliance and virtuosity

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paper_thin

  • adjective satellite thin as paper
    • her blouse was paper thin

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slightness

  • noun the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
    pettiness; puniness; triviality.
  • noun smallness of stature
    delicacy.

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favored

  • adjective satellite preferred above all others and treated with partiality
    preferent; pet; favorite; preferred; favourite; best-loved.
    • the favored child
  • verb promote over another
    favor; prefer; favour.
    • he favors his second daughter

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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shriveled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; sere; shrivelled; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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entrancing

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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better-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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de_luxe

  • adjective satellite elegant and sumptuous
    luxe; deluxe.
    • a deluxe car
    • luxe accommodations

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gentlemanly

  • adjective satellite befitting a man of good breeding
    gentlemanlike.
    • gentlemanly behavior

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comely

  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; decent; becoming; seemly; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior
  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; bonnie; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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worldly-wise

  • adjective satellite experienced in and wise to the ways of the world

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wasp

  • noun social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
  • noun a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
    white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

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delicious

  • adjective satellite greatly pleasing or entertaining
    delightful.
    • a delightful surprise
    • the comedy was delightful
    • a delicious joke
  • noun variety of sweet eating apples

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pretty-pretty

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty

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modish

  • adjective satellite in the current fashion or style
    in vogue; in style; a la mode; latest.

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fascinating

  • adjective satellite capable of arousing and holding the attention
    absorbing; riveting; engrossing; gripping.
    • a fascinating story
  • verb cause to be interested or curious
    intrigue; fascinate.

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wonderful

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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reedlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedy.

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light-footed

  • adjective (of movement) having a light and springy step
    • a light-footed girl

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ladylike

  • adjective satellite befitting a woman of good breeding
    • ladylike manners

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agility

  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
    lightsomeness; nimbleness; lightness; legerity.

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finespun

  • adjective satellite developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
    delicate.
    • the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense
  • adjective satellite developed in excessively fine detail
    hairsplitting.
    • finespun distinctions

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well-favored

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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gentlemanlike

  • adjective satellite befitting a man of good breeding
    gentlemanly.
    • gentlemanly behavior

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rawboned

  • adjective satellite having a lean and bony physique
    • a rawboned cow hand

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embellish

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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wispy

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wisplike.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson
  • adjective satellite lacking clarity or distinctness
    dim; shadowy; faint; vague.
    • a dim figure in the distance
    • only a faint recollection
    • shadowy figures in the gloom
    • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
    • a few wispy memories of childhood

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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wasted

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • verb spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    blow; waste; squander.
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

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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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shrunken

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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dinky

  • noun a small locomotive
    dinkey.
  • adjective satellite small and insignificant
    • we stayed in a dinky old hotel

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depressed

  • adjective satellite lower than previously
    down.
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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photogenic

  • adjective satellite looking attractive in photographs

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glossy

  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    slick; slick magazine.
  • noun a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper

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aesthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
    esthetic.
    • aesthetic values

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gangling

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangly; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangly; lanky.

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distinguished

  • adjective satellite (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
    • our distinguished professor
  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple

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sublime

  • verb vaporize and then condense right back again
    sublimate.
  • verb change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
    sublimate.
    • sublime iodine
    • some salts sublime when heated

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withered

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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tidy

  • noun receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
  • verb put (things or places) in order
    straighten out; tidy up; straighten; clean up; square away; neaten.
    • Tidy up your room!

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swanky

  • adjective satellite imposingly fashionable and elegant
    swank.
    • a swank apartment

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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high-minded

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose

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fashionable

  • adjective being or in accordance with current social fashions
    stylish.
    • fashionable clothing
    • the fashionable side of town
    • a fashionable cafe
  • adjective having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
    stylish.
    • a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey
    • the stylish resort of Gstadd

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bladed

  • adjective bearing or characterized by a blade or sword; often used in combination
    • he fought on, broken-bladed but unbowed
  • adjective having a blade or blades; often used in combination
    • a single-bladed leaf
    • narrow-bladed grass

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elegance

  • noun a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
    • she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility
  • noun a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)
    • the simplicity and elegance of his invention

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terrific

  • adjective satellite very great or intense
    • a terrific noise
    • a terrific thunderstorm storm
    • fought a terrific battle
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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hyperfine

  • adjective satellite extremely fine or thin, as in a spectral line split into two or more components
    • hyperfine structure

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classy

  • adjective satellite elegant and fashionable
    swish; posh.
    • classy clothes
    • a classy dame
    • a posh restaurant
    • a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"- Julia Child

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debonair

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonnaire; debonaire.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
    chipper; debonaire; jaunty.
    • looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
    • life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
    • walked with a jaunty step
    • a jaunty optimist

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resplendent

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; splendid; glorious.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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rarefied

  • adjective satellite having low density
    rarified; rare.
    • rare gasses
    • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air
  • verb lessen the density or solidity of
    rarefy.
    • The bones are rarefied

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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lightsomeness

  • noun the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you
    lightheartedness; carefreeness; insouciance.
  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
    nimbleness; agility; lightness; legerity.

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breed

  • noun a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    strain; stock.
    • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
    • he created a new strain of sheep
  • noun a special type
    • Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

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suppleness

  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
    litheness; lissomeness.
  • noun the property of being pliant and flexible
    pliancy; pliantness.

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artistic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of art or artists
    • his artistic background
  • adjective satellite satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
    • artistic workmanship

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skinny

  • noun confidential information about a topic or person
    • he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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prim

  • verb assume a prim appearance
    • They mince and prim
  • verb contract one's lips
    • She primmed her lips after every bite of food

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spindly

  • adjective satellite long and lean
    lank.

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bonnie

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; comely; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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soignee

  • adjective satellite polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance
    soigne.

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spindle

  • noun (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
  • noun a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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couth

  • adjective satellite (used facetiously) refined

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pretty

  • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
    • pretty girl
    • pretty song
    • pretty room
  • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
    • a pretty mess
    • a pretty kettle of fish

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wizened

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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slender-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    wasp-waisted; slim-waisted.

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wafer-thin

  • adjective satellite very thin
    • wafer-thin sheets of metal
  • adverb very thin
    • it was cut wafer-thin

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high-class

  • adjective satellite pretentiously elegant
    high-toned.
    • a high-toned restaurant

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well-favoured

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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de

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

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fluid

  • noun a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

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winsome

  • adjective satellite charming in a childlike or naive way

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slimness

  • noun a small margin
    narrowness; narrow margin.
    • the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory
    • the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote
  • noun the property of an attractively thin person
    slightness; slenderness.

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nimbleness

  • noun intelligence as revealed by quickness and alertness of mind
    mental dexterity.
    • nimbleness of wit and imagination
  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
    lightsomeness; agility; lightness; legerity.

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paper

  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  • noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    report; theme; composition.
    • he got an A on his composition

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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imposing

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    noble; baronial; stately.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns
  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    impose; enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy

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sylphlike

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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gracility

  • noun elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    grace.
    • a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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wisplike

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wispy.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson

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bird's-eye

  • adjective satellite as from an altitude or distance
    panoramic.
    • a bird's-eye survey
    • a panoramic view

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see-through

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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ornament

  • noun something used to beautify
    decoration; ornamentation.
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day

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superb

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    brilliant.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite surpassingly good
    • a superb meal

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beautify

  • verb make more beautiful
    fancify; embellish; prettify.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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wiry

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    stringy.
  • adjective of or relating to wire

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in_style

  • adjective satellite in the current fashion or style
    in vogue; a la mode; modish; latest.

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mincing

  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; niminy-piminy; dainty.
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; mince; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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good-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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spare

  • noun an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    spare part.
  • noun an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    fifth wheel.

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lissomeness

  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
    litheness; suppleness.

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enthralling

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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lightness

  • noun a feeling of joy and pride
    elation; high spirits.
  • noun the property of being comparatively small in weight
    weightlessness.
    • the lightness of balsa wood

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recherche

  • adjective satellite lavishly elegant and refined
    exquisite.

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vaporous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of vapor
    vapourous; vapourific; vaporish; vaporific; vapourish.
    • vaporous clouds

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civilised

  • adjective having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
    civilized.
    • terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world
  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry

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taking

  • noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something
    pickings.
    • the pickings were easy
    • clothing could be had for the taking
  • verb carry out
    take.
    • take action
    • take steps
    • take vengeance

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waist

  • noun the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
    waistline.
  • noun the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
    shank.

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gaunt

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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glorious

  • adjective having or deserving or conferring glory
    • a long and glorious career
    • our glorious literature
  • adjective satellite characterized by grandeur
    brilliant; magnificent; splendid.
    • the brilliant court life at Versailles
    • a glorious work of art
    • magnificent cathedrals
    • the splendid coronation ceremony

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

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hollow

  • noun a cavity or space in something
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
  • noun a small valley between mountains
    holler.
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

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worldly

  • adjective characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
    secular; temporal.
    • worldly goods and advancement
    • temporal possessions of the church
  • adjective satellite very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
    blase.
    • the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'
    • the benefits of his worldly wisdom

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supple

  • verb make pliant and flexible
    • These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte.

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charismatic

  • adjective satellite possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
    magnetic.
    • a charismatic leader
    • a magnetic personality

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tremendous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman
    enormous.
    • an enormous boulder
    • enormous expenses
    • tremendous sweeping plains
    • a tremendous fact in human experience
    • a plane took off with a tremendous noise
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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noble-minded

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose

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informed

  • adjective having much knowledge or education
    • an informed public
    • informed opinion
    • the informed customer
  • verb impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
    inform.
    • I informed him of his rights

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lovely

  • noun a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model
    cover girl; pin-up.
  • adjective satellite appealing to the emotions as well as the eye

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superfine

  • adjective satellite of extremely fine size or texture
    • superfine sugar
    • a superfine file
  • adjective satellite excessively delicate or refined
    overrefined.

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high-toned

  • adjective satellite pretentiously elegant
    high-class.
    • a high-toned restaurant

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sweetheart

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; steady; sweetie.
  • noun any well-liked individual
    • he's a sweetheart

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lissome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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well-mannered

  • adjective satellite of good upbringing
    well-bred.
  • adjective satellite socially correct in behavior
    mannerly.

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gracious

  • adjective characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
    • gracious even to unexpected visitors
    • gracious living
    • he bears insult with gracious good humor
  • adjective satellite characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
    benignant.
    • our benignant king

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stunning

  • adjective satellite commanding attention
    arresting; sensational.
    • an arresting drawing of people turning into animals
    • a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten
    • a stunning performance
  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stun; stupefy.
    • stun fish

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neat

  • adjective satellite clean or organized
    orderly.
    • her neat dress
    • a neat room
  • adjective satellite showing care in execution
    • neat homework
    • neat handwriting

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ribbonlike

  • adjective satellite long and thin; resembling a ribbon
    ribbony.
    • ribbonlike noodles

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filamentous

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; thready; filamentlike.

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slenderness

  • noun the quality of being slight or inadequate
    • he knew the slenderness of my wallet
    • the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done
    • the slenderness of the evidence
  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    thinness; tenuity.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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sunken-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; hollow-eyed.

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fetching

  • adjective satellite very attractive; capturing interest
    taking; winning.
    • a fetching new hairstyle
    • something inexpressibly taking in his manner
    • a winning personality
  • verb go or come after and bring or take back
    bring; fetch; convey; get.
    • Get me those books over there, please
    • Could you bring the wine?
    • The dog fetched the hat

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elevated

  • noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
    el; elevated railway; overhead railway; elevated railroad.
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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merciful

  • adjective showing or giving mercy
    • sought merciful treatment for the captives
    • a merciful god
  • adjective satellite (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
    • our merciful king

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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vermiculate

  • verb decorate with wavy or winding lines
  • adjective satellite infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
    worm-eaten; wormy.

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gauze-like

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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noble

  • noun a titled peer of the realm
    nobleman; Lord.
  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    imposing; baronial; stately.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns

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lithesome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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patrician

  • noun a person of refined upbringing and manners
  • noun a member of the aristocracy
    aristocrat; blue blood.

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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delicate

  • adjective exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    • a delicate violin passage
    • delicate china
    • a delicate flavor
    • the delicate wing of a butterfly
  • adjective satellite marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    • a surgeon's delicate touch

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ceremonious

  • adjective characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
    pompous.
  • adjective satellite rigidly formal or bound by convention
    conventional.
    • their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt

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haggard

  • adjective satellite showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    careworn; raddled; worn; drawn.
    • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
    • that raddled but still noble face
    • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens
  • noun British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
    Sir Henry Rider Haggard; Rider Haggard.

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endearing

  • adjective satellite lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
    lovely; adorable.
  • verb make attractive or lovable
    endear.
    • This behavior endeared her to me

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enchanting

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enthralling.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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swish

  • noun a brushing or rustling sound
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    swosh; lap; swoosh.
    • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
    • The curtain swooshed open

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kempt

  • adjective satellite (of hair) neat and tidy
    tidy.
    • a nicely kempt beard

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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bonny

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; comely; bonnie; fair.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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latest

  • noun the most recent news or development
    • have you heard the latest?
  • adjective satellite up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date
    up-to-the-minute.
    • the news is up-to-the-minute
    • the very latest scientific discoveries

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civilized

  • adjective having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
    civilised.
    • terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world
  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry

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agile

  • adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; spry; nimble.
    • sleek and agile as a gymnast
    • as nimble as a deer
    • nimble fingers
    • quick of foot
    • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
  • adjective satellite mentally quick
    nimble.
    • an agile mind
    • nimble wits

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transparent

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; pellucid; crystalline.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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attractive

  • adjective pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
    • a remarkably attractive young man
    • an attractive personality
    • attractive clothes
    • a book with attractive illustrations
  • adjective satellite having power to arouse interest
    • an attractive opportunity
    • the job is attractive because of the pay

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easy

  • adjective posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    • an easy job
    • an easy problem
    • an easy victory
    • the house is easy to heat
    • satisfied with easy answers
    • took the easy way out of his dilemma
  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; leisurely.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

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mannered

  • adjective satellite having unnatural mannerisms
    • brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom

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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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captivating

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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formal

  • noun a lavish dance requiring formal attire
    ball.
  • noun a gown for evening wear
    dinner dress; evening gown; dinner gown.

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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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willowy

  • adjective satellite slender and graceful
    gracile.

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diaphanous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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stylish

  • adjective having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
    fashionable.
    • a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey
    • the stylish resort of Gstadd
  • adjective being or in accordance with current social fashions
    fashionable.
    • fashionable clothing
    • the fashionable side of town
    • a fashionable cafe

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ingratiating

  • adjective satellite capable of winning favor
    • with open arms and an ingratiating smile
  • verb gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
    ingratiate.

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magnificent

  • adjective satellite characterized by grandeur
    brilliant; splendid; glorious.
    • the brilliant court life at Versailles
    • a glorious work of art
    • magnificent cathedrals
    • the splendid coronation ceremony

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irresistible

  • adjective impossible to resist; overpowering
    resistless.
    • irresistible (or resistless) impulses
    • what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?
  • adjective satellite overpoweringly attractive
    • irresistible beauty

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luxe

  • adjective satellite elegant and sumptuous
    deluxe; de luxe.
    • a deluxe car
    • luxe accommodations

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lean

  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; list; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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legato

  • adjective (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
    smooth.
    • a legato passage
  • adverb connecting the notes; in music
    • play this legato, please

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shrivelled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; shriveled; sere; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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adorable

  • adjective satellite lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
    lovely; endearing.

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pinched

  • adjective satellite sounding as if the nose were pinched
    nasal; adenoidal.
    • a whining nasal voice
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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posh

  • adjective satellite elegant and fashionable
    swish; classy.
    • classy clothes
    • a classy dame
    • a posh restaurant
    • a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"- Julia Child

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slight

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    rebuff.
  • verb pay no attention to, disrespect
    cold-shoulder.
    • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

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cadaverous

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
    cadaveric.
    • we had long anticipated his cadaverous end

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lissom

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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scraggy

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    jagged; jaggy.
    • the jagged outline of the crags
    • scraggy cliffs

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foliate

  • verb hammer into thin flat foils
    • foliate metal
  • verb decorate with leaves

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well-informed

  • adjective satellite possessing sound knowledge
    intelligent.
    • well-informed readers

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tripping

  • adjective satellite characterized by a buoyant rhythm
    swingy; lilting; swinging.
    • an easy lilting stride
    • the flute broke into a light lilting air
    • a swinging pace
    • a graceful swingy walk
    • a tripping singing measure
  • verb miss a step and fall or nearly fall
    stumble; trip.
    • She stumbled over the tree root

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slender

  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slim; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street
  • adjective satellite very narrow
    thin.
    • a thin line across the page

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vapourous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of vapor
    vaporous; vapourific; vaporish; vaporific; vapourish.
    • vaporous clouds

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mesmeric

  • adjective satellite attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    spellbinding; mesmerizing; hypnotic.
    • read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    • she had a warm mesmeric charm
    • the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome

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exquisite

  • adjective satellite intense or sharp
    keen.
    • suffered exquisite pain
    • felt exquisite pleasure
  • adjective satellite lavishly elegant and refined
    recherche.

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vogue

  • noun the popular taste at a given time
    trend; style.
    • leather is the latest vogue
    • he followed current trends
    • the 1920s had a style of their own
  • noun a current state of general acceptance and use

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gauze

  • noun (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
    gauze bandage.
  • noun a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
    netting; veiling.

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polished

  • adjective perfected or made shiny and smooth
    • his polished prose
    • in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes
    • freshly polished silver
  • verb make (a surface) shine
    shine; polish; smooth; smoothen.
    • shine the silver, please
    • polish my shoes

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legged

  • adjective having legs of a specified kind or number
    • four-legged animals
    • a peg-legged man

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cultivated

  • adjective (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing
    • cultivated land
  • verb foster the growth of
    cultivate.

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refined

  • adjective (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
    • she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship
    • refined people with refined taste
  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune; refine.
    • refine one's style of writing

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anorexic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorectic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorectic.

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gauzy

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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prepossessing

  • adjective satellite creating a favorable impression
    • strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance
  • verb possess beforehand
    prepossess.

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dishy

  • adjective satellite (informal British) sexually attractive
    • a dishy blonde

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cultured

  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; polite; civilized; genteel; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society
  • verb grow in a special preparation
    culture.
    • the biologist grows microorganisms

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overrefined

  • adjective satellite excessively delicate or refined
    superfine.
  • verb refine too much or with excess of subtlety
    over-refine; overrefine.
    • He is overrefining this matter

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lithe

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; svelte; supple.

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breeding

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    gentility; genteelness.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    training; education.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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threadlike

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    filiform; thready; filamentous; filamentlike.

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sophisticated

  • adjective having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
    • sophisticated young socialites
    • a sophisticated audience
    • a sophisticated lifestyle
    • a sophisticated book
  • verb make less natural or innocent
    sophisticate.
    • Their manners had sophisticated the young girls

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spindle-shanked

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-legged.

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handsome

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
  • adjective satellite given or giving freely
    liberal; giving; big; openhanded; bountiful; freehanded; bighearted; bounteous.
    • was a big tipper
    • the bounteous goodness of God
    • bountiful compliments
    • a freehanded host
    • a handsome allowance
    • Saturday's child is loving and giving
    • a liberal backer of the arts
    • a munificent gift
    • her fond and openhanded grandfather

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toned

  • adjective satellite having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination
    • full-toned
    • shrill-toned
    • deep-toned
  • verb utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
    chant; tone; intone.
    • The students chanted the same slogan over and over again

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in_vogue

  • adjective satellite in the current fashion or style
    in style; a la mode; modish; latest.

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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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litheness

  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
    suppleness; lissomeness.

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smooth

  • noun the act of smoothing
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smoothen.
    • smooth the surface of the wood

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gratifying

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the mind or feeling
    sweet.
    • sweet revenge
  • verb make happy or satisfied
    satisfy; gratify.

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decorate

  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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sleazy

  • adjective satellite of cloth; thin and loosely woven
    • the coat has a sleazy lining
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; chintzy; cheesy.

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weedy

  • adjective abounding with or resembling weeds
    • a weedy path
    • weedy plants that take over a garden
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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adorn

  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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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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hollow-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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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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filamentlike

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; thready; filamentous.

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howling

  • noun a long loud emotional utterance
    ululation; howl.
    • he gave a howl of pain
    • howls of laughter
    • their howling had no effect
  • verb emit long loud cries
    wail; roar; yawl; yaup; howl; ululate.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow

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ectomorphic

  • adjective having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs

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graceful

  • adjective characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
  • adjective satellite suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    elegant; refined.

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voguish

  • adjective satellite elegant and stylish
    chic; smart.
    • chic elegance
    • a smart new dress
    • a suit of voguish cut
  • adjective satellite in accord with the latest fad
    trendy.
    • trendy ideas
    • trendy clothes
    • voguish terminology

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dandified

  • adjective satellite affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
    foppish; dandyish.
  • verb dress like a dandy
    dandify.

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sunken

  • adjective satellite having a sunken area
    recessed; deep-set.
    • hunger gave their faces a sunken look
  • verb fall or descend to a lower place or level
    drop down; drop; sink.
    • He sank to his knees

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orderly

  • noun a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
    • the orderly laid out the general's uniform
  • noun a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
    hospital attendant.

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spellbinding

  • adjective satellite attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    mesmeric; mesmerizing; hypnotic.
    • read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    • she had a warm mesmeric charm
    • the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome
  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; spellbind; fascinate; transfix.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra

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ribbony

  • adjective satellite long and thin; resembling a ribbon
    ribbonlike.
    • ribbonlike noodles

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papery

  • adjective satellite thin and paperlike
    • papery leaves
    • wasps that make nests of papery material
  • adjective of or like paper
    paperlike; chartaceous.

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underweight

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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tasteful

  • adjective having or showing or conforming to good taste
  • adjective satellite free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
    refined; neat.
    • a neat style
    • a neat set of rules
    • she hated to have her neat plans upset

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esthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
    esthetical; aesthetical; aesthetic.
    • the aesthetic faculties
    • an aesthetic person
    • aesthetic feeling
    • the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success

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polite

  • adjective showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; cultured; civilized; genteel; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society

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gracile

  • adjective satellite slender and graceful
    willowy.

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courtly

  • adjective satellite refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
    stately; formal.
    • a courtly gentleman

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scarecrowish

  • adjective satellite resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged
    • a forlorn scarecrowish figure

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slim-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    slender-waisted; wasp-waisted.

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wafer

  • noun a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
  • noun a small thin crisp cake or cookie

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lank

  • adjective satellite long and thin and often limp
    • grown lank with fasting
    • lank mousy hair
  • adjective satellite long and lean
    spindly.

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stringy

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    wiry.
  • adjective satellite (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
    fibrous; unchewable; sinewy.

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deluxe

  • adjective satellite rich and superior in quality
    gilded; princely; sumptuous; opulent; luxurious; grand.
    • a princely sum
    • gilded dining rooms
  • adjective satellite elegant and sumptuous
    luxe; de luxe.
    • a deluxe car
    • luxe accommodations

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