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suspenseful

  • adjective satellite (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
    cliff-hanging; suspensive; nail-biting.

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hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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dreadful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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uneven

  • adjective not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
    • an uneven color
    • uneven ground
    • uneven margins
    • wood with an uneven grain
  • adjective satellite (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
    mismatched.
    • vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church

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cliff

  • noun a steep high face of rock
    drop-off; drop.
    • he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town
    • a steep drop

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electricity

  • noun a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
  • noun energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
    electrical energy.
    • they built a car that runs on electricity

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unrelaxed

  • adjective satellite nor relaxed
    • his life was drawing to a close in baffled zeal and unrelaxed strain"- U.B.Phillips

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overwrought

  • adjective satellite deeply agitated especially from emotion
    distraught.
    • distraught with grief

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nervousness

  • noun the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters
    jumpiness; jitteriness; restiveness.
  • noun an uneasy psychological state
    nerves.
    • he suffered an attack of nerves

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rainproof

  • adjective satellite not permitting the passage of water
    waterproofed; waterproof.

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chagrined

  • adjective satellite feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
    embarrassed; abashed.
    • felt abashed at the extravagant praise
    • chagrined at the poor sales of his book
    • was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humble; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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overstrain

  • noun too much strain
  • verb strain excessively
    overextend.
    • He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment

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disquieting

  • adjective satellite causing mental discomfort
    • the disquieting sounds of nearby gunfire
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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awful

  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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immoveable

  • adjective satellite not able or intended to be moved
    immovable; unmovable; stabile.
    • the immovable hills

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clinched

  • adjective satellite closed or squeezed together tightly
    clenched.
    • a clenched fist
    • his clenched (or clinched) teeth
  • verb secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
    clinch.
    • The girder was clinched into the wall

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anxious

  • adjective satellite eagerly desirous
    dying.
    • anxious to see the new show at the museum
    • dying to hear who won
  • adjective satellite causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
    nervous; queasy; unquiet; uneasy.
    • spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
    • cast anxious glances behind her
    • those nervous moments before takeoff
    • an unquiet mind

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red-faced

  • adjective satellite (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
    crimson; flushed; reddened; red.
    • crimson with fury
    • turned red from exertion
    • with puffy reddened eyes
    • red-faced and violent
    • flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment
  • adjective satellite having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
    blushing; blushful.
    • the blushing boy was brought before the Principal
    • her blushful beau
    • was red-faced with anger

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rack

  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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unsatisfied

  • adjective satellite not having been satisfied
    unsatiated; unsated.
  • adjective satellite worried and uneasy
    ungratified; restless.

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mentally_ill

  • adjective satellite suffering from severe mental illness
    unsound; unstable.
    • of unsound mind

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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nail

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

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strung

  • adjective that is on a string
    • keys strung on a red cord
  • verb thread on or as if on a string
    draw; string; thread.
    • string pearls on a string
    • the child drew glass beads on a string
    • thread dried cranberries

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catatonic

  • adjective characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs

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uncomfortable

  • adjective conducive to or feeling mental discomfort
    • this kind of life can prove disruptive and uncomfortable
    • the uncomfortable truth
    • grew uncomfortable beneath his appraising eye
    • an uncomfortable way of surprising me just when I felt surest
    • the teacher's presence at the conference made the child very uncomfortable
  • adjective providing or experiencing physical discomfort
    • an uncomfortable chair
    • an uncomfortable day in the hot sun

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catatonia

  • noun extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
  • noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement
    catatonic schizophrenia; catatonic type schizophrenia.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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overstrung

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; nervy.
  • adjective satellite too tightly strung
    • an overstrung archery bow

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rope

  • noun a strong line
  • noun street names for flunitrazepan
    R-2; roofy; forget me drug; Mexican valium; rophy; roach; circle.

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brief

  • noun a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
    legal brief.
  • noun a condensed written summary or abstract

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tauten

  • verb become taut or tauter
    firm.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened
  • verb make taut or tauter
    firm.
    • tauten a rope

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hallucinating

  • adjective satellite experiencing delirium
    delirious.
  • verb perceive what is not there; have illusions
    hallucinate.

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unsure

  • adjective lacking self-confidence
    shy; timid; diffident.
    • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    • problems that call for bold not timid responses
    • a very unsure young man
  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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psychopathic

  • adjective satellite suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
    psychopathologic; psychopathological.

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restiveness

  • noun the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters
    nervousness; jumpiness; jitteriness.
  • noun characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright
    skittishness.

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daunted

  • adjective satellite caused to show discomposure
    fazed; bothered.
    • refused to be fazed by the objections
  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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fluctuating

  • adjective satellite having unpredictable ups and downs
    • fluctuating prices
  • verb cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
    fluctuate.

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hypertonus

  • noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
    hypertonia; hypertonicity.

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splice

  • noun a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
    splicing.
    • the break was due to an imperfect splice
  • noun joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
    lap joint.

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unrestrained

  • adjective not subject to restraint
    • unrestrained laughter
  • adjective satellite marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
    mad; frantic; excited; delirious.
    • a crowd of delirious baseball fans
    • something frantic in their gaiety
    • a mad whirl of pleasure

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nail-biting

  • adjective satellite (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
    cliff-hanging; suspensive; suspenseful.

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stretching

  • noun act of expanding by lengthening or widening
  • noun exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
    stretch.

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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unmovable

  • adjective satellite not able or intended to be moved
    immovable; immoveable; stabile.
    • the immovable hills

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tightness

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    stringency.
  • noun a tight feeling in some part of the body
    constriction.
    • he felt a constriction in her chest
    • she felt an alarming tightness in her chest
    • emotion caused a constriction of his throat

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spooky

  • adjective satellite unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    flighty; skittish; nervous.

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transit

  • noun a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
    theodolite.
  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transportation system; transportation.

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apprehensive

  • adjective satellite quick to understand
    discerning.
    • a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • adjective satellite mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
    worried.
    • apprehensive about her job
    • not used to a city and worried about small things
    • felt apprehensive about the consequences

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highly

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    extremely.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb at a high rate or wage
    • highly paid workers

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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snug

  • noun a small secluded room
    snuggery; cubby; cubbyhole.
  • adjective satellite offering safety; well protected or concealed
    • a snug harbor
    • a snug hideout

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incertain

  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    unsure; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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tightly

  • adverb in a tight or constricted manner
    • a tightly packed pub
  • adverb securely fixed or fastened
    • the window was tightly sealed

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myotonia_congenita

  • noun a mild, rare, congenital form of myotonia characterized by muscle stiffness
    Thomsen's disease.

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teased

  • adjective satellite feeling mild pleasurable excitement
    titillated.
  • verb annoy persistently
    badger; beleaguer; pester; bug; tease.
    • The children teased the boy because of his stammer

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ill_at_ease

  • adjective satellite socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner
    uneasy; awkward.
    • awkward and reserved at parties
    • ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know
    • was always uneasy with strangers

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disquietude

  • noun feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
    edginess; inquietude; uneasiness.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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tightly_fitting

  • adjective satellite fitting snugly
    tight fitting; skinny; tightfitting; tight-fitting.
    • a tightly-fitting cover
    • tight-fitting clothes

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hypertonia

  • noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
    hypertonus; hypertonicity.

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hypertonic

  • adjective (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension
    • hypertonic muscle tissue
  • adjective (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution

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taut

  • adjective satellite pulled or drawn tight
    tight.
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope
  • adjective satellite subjected to great tension; stretched tight
    • the skin of his face looked drawn and tight
    • her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow

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palpitating

  • adjective satellite having a slight and rapid trembling motion
    palpitant.
    • palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions
    • my palpitating heart
  • verb cause to throb or beat rapidly
    palpitate.
    • Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart

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self-conscious

  • adjective satellite aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
    self-aware.
    • self-conscious awareness
    • self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter
  • adjective satellite excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior
    • self-conscious teenagers
    • wondered if she could ever be untidy without feeling self-conscious about it

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titillated

  • adjective satellite feeling mild pleasurable excitement
    teased.
  • verb touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
    tickle; titillate; vellicate.

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watertight

  • adjective satellite not allowing water to pass in or out
  • adjective satellite without flaws or loopholes
    unshakable; unassailable; bulletproof.
    • an ironclad contract
    • a watertight alibi
    • a bulletproof argument

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crazy

  • noun someone deranged and possibly dangerous
    loony; weirdo; looney; nutcase.
  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    unhinged; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad

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phrenetic

  • adjective satellite excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    frenetic; frantic; frenzied.
    • frantic with anger and frustration
    • frenetic screams followed the accident
    • a frenzied look in his eye

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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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fearsome

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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united

  • adjective characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
    • presented a united front
  • verb act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    unify; unite.

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awkward

  • adjective satellite causing inconvenience
    • they arrived at an awkward time
  • adjective lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
    • an awkward dancer
    • an awkward gesture
    • too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes
    • his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

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intoxicated

  • adjective stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
    inebriated; drunk.
    • a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors
    • helplessly inebriated
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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suspensive

  • adjective satellite (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
    cliff-hanging; suspenseful; nail-biting.
  • adjective satellite undecided or characterized by indecisiveness

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tension

  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    stress; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor
  • noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    tautness; tenseness; tensity.
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles
    • he could feel the tenseness of her body

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flustered

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
    rattled; perturbed; hot and bothered.
  • verb be flustered; behave in a confused manner
    fluster.

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blushful

  • adjective satellite having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
    blushing; red-faced.
    • the blushing boy was brought before the Principal
    • her blushful beau
    • was red-faced with anger
  • adjective satellite of blush color
    rosy.
    • blushful mists

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bothered

  • adjective satellite caused to show discomposure
    daunted; fazed.
    • refused to be fazed by the objections
  • verb take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
    bother; inconvenience oneself; trouble; trouble oneself.
    • He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday
    • Don't bother, please

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skintight

  • adjective satellite so tight as to cling to the skin
    skin-tight.
    • skintight jeans

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unsound

  • adjective not in good condition; damaged or decayed
    • an unsound foundation
  • adjective not sound financially
    • unsound banking practices

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lax

  • adjective satellite lacking in rigor or strictness
    slack.
    • such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable
    • lax in attending classes
    • slack in maintaining discipline
  • adjective pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')

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mad

  • adjective satellite roused to anger
    sore; huffy.
    • stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain
    • she gets mad when you wake her up so early
    • mad at his friend
    • sore over a remark
  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    crazy; unhinged; brainsick; demented; disturbed; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad

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tramway

  • noun a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
    tram; aerial tramway; ropeway; cable tramway.
  • noun the track on which trams or streetcars run
    tramline; streetcar track.

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psychedelic

  • adjective satellite producing distorted sensory perceptions and feelings or altered states of awareness or sometimes states resembling psychosis
    • psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and mescaline
  • adjective satellite having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states
    • a psychedelic painting

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stress

  • noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    accent; emphasis.
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    tension; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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conscious

  • adjective satellite intentionally conceived
    witting.
    • a conscious effort to speak more slowly
    • a conscious policy
  • adjective knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
    • remained conscious during the operation
    • conscious of his faults
    • became conscious that he was being followed

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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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trembling

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • verb move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    tremble.
    • His hands were trembling when he signed the document

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dread

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehension; apprehensiveness.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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unsteady

  • adjective subject to change or variation
    • her unsteady walk
    • his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine
    • an unsteady voice
  • adjective satellite not firmly or solidly positioned
    unfirm.
    • climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder
    • an unfirm stance

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shaky

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    rickety; wobbly; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • adjective satellite vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
    shivering; trembling.
    • a quaking bog
    • the quaking child asked for more
    • quivering leaves of a poplar tree
    • with shaking knees
    • seemed shaky on her feet
    • sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier
    • trembling hands

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spasmodic

  • adjective satellite affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
    spastic; convulsive.
    • convulsive motions
    • his body made a spasmodic jerk
    • spastic movements
  • adjective satellite occurring in spells and often abruptly
    fitful.
    • fitful bursts of energy
    • spasmodic rifle fire

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united_kingdom

  • noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    U.K.; Great Britain; Britain; UK; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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tort

  • noun (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
    civil wrong.

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shuddering

  • adjective satellite shaking convulsively or violently
  • verb shake, as from cold
    shudder; shiver.
    • The children are shivering--turn on the heat!

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troubled

  • adjective characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
    • troubled areas
    • fell into a troubled sleep
    • a troubled expression
    • troubled teenagers
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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tonic

  • noun lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
    tonic water; quinine water.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    soda pop; soda water; pop; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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rattled

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
    perturbed; flustered; hot and bothered.
  • verb make short successive sounds
    rattle.

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agitated

  • adjective troubled emotionally and usually deeply
    • agitated parents
  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; agitate; foment.

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high-strung

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; jittery; restive; nervy; overstrung.

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tensity

  • noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    tension; tautness; tenseness.
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles
    • he could feel the tenseness of her body

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straining

  • noun an intense or violent exertion
    strain.
  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    twisting; overrefinement; torture; distortion.

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slacken

  • verb become slow or slower
    slow down; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed
  • verb make less active or fast
    slack up; slack; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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physiologic

  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiological.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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restless

  • adjective satellite worried and uneasy
    unsatisfied; ungratified.
  • adjective satellite ceaselessly in motion
    • the restless sea
    • the restless wind

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air-tight

  • adjective satellite having no weak points
    airtight.
    • an airtight defense
    • an airtight argument
  • adjective satellite not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
    airtight; gas-tight.

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psychopathological

  • adjective satellite suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
    psychopathic; psychopathologic.

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tumultuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    troubled; turbulent; disruptive; riotous.
    • effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive
    • riotous times
    • these troubled areas
    • the tumultuous years of his administration
    • a turbulent and unruly childhood

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highly_strung

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; nervy; overstrung.

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try

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

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red

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

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eagle

  • noun any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
    bird of Jove.
  • noun (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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hypotonicity

  • noun (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a lower osmotic pressure than some other
  • noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
    hypotonus; hypotonia.

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looseness

  • noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
    looseness of the bowels; diarrhea; diarrhoea.
  • noun freedom from restraint
    • the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made

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terrible

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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tonicity

  • noun the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
    tone; tonus.
    • the doctor tested my tonicity

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disturbed

  • adjective satellite having the place or position changed
    • the disturbed books and papers on her desk
    • disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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biting

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    barbed; pungent; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    bite; seize with teeth.
    • Gunny invariably tried to bite her

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wobbling

  • adjective satellite (of sound) fluctuating unsteadily
    • a low-pitched wobbling sound
  • verb move unsteadily
    wobble; coggle.
    • His knees wobbled
    • The old cart wobbled down the street

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unforbearing

  • adjective satellite unwilling to endure
    • she was unforbearing with the slower students

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behaviourist

  • noun a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
    behaviorist.
  • adjective of or relating to behaviorism
    behaviorist; behavioristic; behaviouristic.
    • behavioristic psychology

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tennis_racket

  • noun a racket used to play tennis
    tennis racquet.

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psychopathologic

  • adjective satellite suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
    psychopathic; psychopathological.

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embarrassed

  • adjective satellite feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
    chagrined; abashed.
    • felt abashed at the extravagant praise
    • chagrined at the poor sales of his book
    • was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    embarrass; abash.

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tenseness

  • noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    tension; tautness; tensity.
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles
    • he could feel the tenseness of her body
  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    tension; stress.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor

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discomposed

  • adjective having your composure disturbed
    • looked about with a wandering and discomposed air
  • verb cause to lose one's composure
    untune; discompose; upset; disconcert; discomfit.

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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extensor_muscle

  • noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
    extensor.

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edginess

  • noun feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
    inquietude; uneasiness; disquietude.

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waterproofed

  • adjective satellite not permitting the passage of water
    rainproof; waterproof.
  • verb make watertight
    waterproof.
    • Waterproof the coat

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excitable

  • adjective easily excited
  • adjective satellite capable of responding to stimuli
    irritable.

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immovable

  • noun property consisting of houses and land
    real estate; real property; realty.
  • adjective satellite not able or intended to be moved
    immoveable; unmovable; stabile.
    • the immovable hills

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urban

  • adjective relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • urban sociology
    • urban development
  • adjective located in or characteristic of a city or city life
    • urban property owners
    • urban affairs
    • urban manners

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tonus

  • noun the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
    tonicity; tone.
    • the doctor tested my tonicity

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thomsen's_disease

  • noun a mild, rare, congenital form of myotonia characterized by muscle stiffness
    myotonia congenita.

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fidget

  • noun a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion
    fidgetiness; restlessness.
    • he's got the fidgets
    • waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness
  • verb move restlessly
    • The child is always fidgeting in his seat

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anxiety

  • noun (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
    anxiousness.
  • noun a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

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and

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

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fevered

  • adjective satellite highly excited
    • a fevered imagination

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tautness

  • noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    tension; tenseness; tensity.
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles
    • he could feel the tenseness of her body
  • noun lack of movement or room for movement
    tightness.

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strengthen

  • verb make strong or stronger
    fortify; beef up.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries
  • verb gain strength
    • His body strengthened

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tympani

  • noun a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
    timpani; kettle; kettledrum; tympanum.

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self

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

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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convulsive

  • adjective satellite affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
    spastic; spasmodic.
    • convulsive motions
    • his body made a spasmodic jerk
    • spastic movements
  • adjective satellite resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
    • a convulsive rage
    • convulsive laughter

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isotonic

  • adjective (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure
    isosmotic.
  • adjective relating to or characterized by the equal intervals of a musical scale
    • isotonic tuning

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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normal

  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; rule; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors
  • adjective conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
    • serve wine at normal room temperature
    • normal diplomatic relations
    • normal working hours
    • normal word order
    • normal curiosity
    • the normal course of events

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thrilled

  • adjective satellite feeling intense pleasurable excitement
  • verb cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
    thrill.
    • The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow

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disconcerted

  • adjective satellite having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
    discombobulated.
    • the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand
    • looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw
  • verb cause to feel embarrassment
    disconcert; flurry; confuse; put off.
    • The constant attention of the young man confused her

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unsealed

  • adjective not established or confirmed
    uncertain.
    • his doom is as yet unsealed
  • verb break the seal of
    unseal.
    • He unsealed the letter

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jittery

  • adjective characterized by jerky movements
    • a jittery ride
  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; restive; nervy; overstrung.

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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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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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tight-fitting

  • adjective satellite fitting snugly
    tight fitting; skinny; tightfitting; tightly fitting.
    • a tightly-fitting cover
    • tight-fitting clothes

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precarious

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

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uneasiness

  • noun feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
    edginess; inquietude; disquietude.
  • noun physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
    malaise; unease.

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crane

  • noun lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
  • noun United States writer (1871-1900)
    Stephen Crane.

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palpitant

  • adjective satellite having a slight and rapid trembling motion
    palpitating.
    • palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions
    • my palpitating heart

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nervous

  • adjective satellite easily agitated
    • a nervous addict
    • a nervous thoroughbred
  • adjective satellite causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
    anxious; queasy; unquiet; uneasy.
    • spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
    • cast anxious glances behind her
    • those nervous moments before takeoff
    • an unquiet mind

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thrillful

  • adjective satellite full of excitement; thrilled

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flighty

  • adjective satellite guided by whim and fancy
    flyaway; head-in-the-clouds; scatterbrained.
    • flighty young girls
  • adjective satellite unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    spooky; skittish; nervous.

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dreaded

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear; dread.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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shivering

  • noun a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
    chill.
  • verb tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    shudder; throb; shiver; thrill.

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delirious

  • adjective satellite experiencing delirium
    hallucinating.
  • adjective satellite marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
    unrestrained; mad; frantic; excited.
    • a crowd of delirious baseball fans
    • something frantic in their gaiety
    • a mad whirl of pleasure

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arrhythmic

  • adjective satellite lacking a steady rhythm
    jerking; jerky.
    • an arrhythmic heartbeat
  • adjective satellite without regard for rhythm
    arrhythmical.

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squalling

  • adjective satellite characterized by short periods of noisy commotion
    squally.
    • a home life that has been extraordinarily squally
  • verb make high-pitched, whiney noises
    squall; wawl; waul.

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tightfitting

  • adjective satellite fitting snugly
    tight fitting; skinny; tightly fitting; tight-fitting.
    • a tightly-fitting cover
    • tight-fitting clothes

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frightening

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; terrorization.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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spread-eagle

  • verb stretch out completely
    • They spread-eagled him across the floor
  • verb stretch over
    • His residences spread-eagle the entire county

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worried

  • adjective satellite afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
    distressed; disturbed; upset; disquieted.
    • too upset to say anything
    • spent many disquieted moments
    • distressed about her son's leaving home
    • lapsed into disturbed sleep
    • worried parents
    • a worried frown
    • one last worried check of the sleeping children
  • verb be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
    worry.
    • I worry about my job

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ungratified

  • adjective satellite worried and uneasy
    unsatisfied; restless.

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tottering

  • adjective satellite unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
    tottery.
    • a tottering skeleton of a horse
    • a tottery old man
  • verb move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    totter.
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table

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worked_up

  • adjective satellite (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    emotional; aroused; excited.
    • he would become emotional over nothing at all
    • she was worked up about all the noise

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extensor

  • noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
    extensor muscle.

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turbulent

  • adjective satellite characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    tumultuous; troubled; disruptive; riotous.
    • effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive
    • riotous times
    • these troubled areas
    • the tumultuous years of his administration
    • a turbulent and unruly childhood
  • adjective satellite (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence
    roiling; churning; roiled; roily.
    • the river's roiling current
    • turbulent rapids

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demented

  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    crazy; unhinged; brainsick; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad

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horrendous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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racket

  • noun a loud and disturbing noise
  • noun an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
    illegitimate enterprise; fraudulent scheme.

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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aroused

  • adjective satellite aroused to action
    • the aroused opposition
  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy

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tensor

  • noun a generalization of the concept of a vector
  • noun any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm

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boob_tube

  • noun an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
    goggle box; television; tv; tv set; television receiver; telly; idiot box; television set.
    • the British call a tv set a telly

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distraught

  • adjective satellite deeply agitated especially from emotion
    overwrought.
    • distraught with grief

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wapp

(Naut.) (a) A fair-leader. (b) A rope with wall knots in it with which the shrouds are set taut.

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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fidgety

  • adjective satellite nervous and unable to relax
    antsy; fretful; itchy.
    • a constant fretful stamping of hooves
    • a restless child

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stretch_out

  • verb extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    stretch; extend; unfold.
    • Unfold the newspaper
    • stretch out that piece of cloth
    • extend the TV antenna
  • verb lie down comfortably
    stretch.
    • To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass

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faced

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

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direful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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tautly

  • adverb in a taut manner
    • the rope was tautly stretched

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jumpiness

  • noun the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters
    nervousness; jitteriness; restiveness.

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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relevant

  • adjective having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
    • the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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drunk

  • noun a chronic drinker
    inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  • noun someone who is intoxicated

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foreboding

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    boding; presentiment; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an unfavorable omen

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psychological_science

  • noun the science of mental life
    psychology.

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unquiet

  • adjective characterized by unrest or disorder
    • unquiet days of riots
    • following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation
    • spent an unquiet night tossing and turning
  • adjective satellite causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
    anxious; nervous; queasy; uneasy.
    • spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
    • cast anxious glances behind her
    • those nervous moments before takeoff
    • an unquiet mind

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stabile

  • noun a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support
  • adjective satellite (chemistry, physics, biology) resistant to change

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frenetic

  • adjective satellite excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    frantic; phrenetic; frenzied.
    • frantic with anger and frustration
    • frenetic screams followed the accident
    • a frenzied look in his eye

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cliff-hanging

  • adjective satellite (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
    suspensive; suspenseful; nail-biting.

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raring

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness
    impatient.
    • impatient to begin
    • raring to go

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muscle_tone

  • noun normal tonicity of the muscles
    muscular tonus.
    • exercise improves muscle tone

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electrify

  • verb excite suddenly and intensely
    • The news electrified us
  • verb charge (a conductor) with electricity

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tense_up

  • verb become tense, nervous, or uneasy
    tense.
    • He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room
  • verb cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    strain; tense.
    • he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

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faltering

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    falter; waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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physiology

  • noun the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • noun processes and functions of an organism

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unstrung

  • adjective satellite emotionally upset
    • the incident left him unstrung and incapable of rational effort
  • verb remove the strings from
    unstring.
    • unstring my guitar

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jerky

  • noun meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
    jerked meat; jerk.
  • adjective satellite lacking a steady rhythm
    jerking; arrhythmic.
    • an arrhythmic heartbeat

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controlled

  • adjective restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
    • controlled emotions
    • the controlled release of water from reservoirs
  • verb exercise authoritative control or power over
    control; command.
    • control the budget
    • Command the military forces

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gas

  • noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
    gaseous state.
  • noun a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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tense

  • noun a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • verb become stretched or tense or taut
    strain.
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
    • "the rope strained when the weight was attached

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disruptive

  • adjective satellite characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    tumultuous; troubled; turbulent; riotous.
    • effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive
    • riotous times
    • these troubled areas
    • the tumultuous years of his administration
    • a turbulent and unruly childhood

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work

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

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fretful

  • adjective satellite nervous and unable to relax
    antsy; itchy; fidgety.
    • a constant fretful stamping of hooves
    • a restless child
  • adjective satellite habitually complaining
    whiny; whiney; querulous.
    • a whiny child

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queasy

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • adjective satellite feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
    nauseous; nauseated; sick; sickish.

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uncertain

  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; unsure.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers
  • adjective not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown
    • an uncertain future
    • a manuscript of uncertain origin
    • plans are still uncertain
    • changes of great if uncertain consequences
    • without further evidence his story must remain uncertain

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fearful

  • adjective satellite experiencing or showing fear
    • a fearful glance
    • fearful of criticism
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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excited

  • adjective satellite (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    emotional; aroused; worked up.
    • he would become emotional over nothing at all
    • she was worked up about all the noise
  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
    excite.

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chalk

  • noun a soft whitish calcite
  • noun a pure flat white with little reflectance

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stirred_up

  • adjective satellite emotionally aroused
    stimulated; aroused; stirred.

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wild

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

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pumped_up

  • adjective satellite tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline
    wired; pumped-up; pumped.
    • we were really pumped up for the race
    • he was so pumped he couldn't sleep

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skittishness

  • noun characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright
    restiveness.

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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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tissue

  • noun part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  • noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
    tissue paper.

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frantic

  • adjective satellite excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    frenetic; phrenetic; frenzied.
    • frantic with anger and frustration
    • frenetic screams followed the accident
    • a frenzied look in his eye
  • adjective satellite marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
    unrestrained; mad; excited; delirious.
    • a crowd of delirious baseball fans
    • something frantic in their gaiety
    • a mad whirl of pleasure

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riotous

  • adjective satellite produced or growing in extreme abundance
    luxuriant; lush; profuse; exuberant.
    • their riotous blooming
  • adjective satellite characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    tumultuous; troubled; turbulent; disruptive.
    • effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive
    • riotous times
    • these troubled areas
    • the tumultuous years of his administration
    • a turbulent and unruly childhood

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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stimulated

  • adjective satellite emotionally aroused
    aroused; stirred; stirred up.
  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite; stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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jerking

  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jolt; jerk; saccade.
  • verb pull, or move with a sudden movement
    jerk; yank.
    • He turned the handle and jerked the door open

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itchy

  • adjective satellite nervous and unable to relax
    antsy; fretful; fidgety.
    • a constant fretful stamping of hooves
    • a restless child
  • adjective satellite causing an irritating cutaneous sensation; being affect with an itch
    • he had an itchy toe from the mosquito bite

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shifty

  • adjective satellite characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    devious.
    • a devious character
    • shifty eyes
  • adjective satellite changing position or direction
    shifting.
    • he drifted into the shifting crowd
    • their nervous shifting glances
    • shifty winds

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jitteriness

  • noun the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters
    nervousness; jumpiness; restiveness.

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close-fitting

  • adjective satellite fitting closely but comfortably
    close; snug.
    • a close fit

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tight_fitting

  • adjective satellite fitting snugly
    skinny; tightfitting; tightly fitting; tight-fitting.
    • a tightly-fitting cover
    • tight-fitting clothes

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wired

  • adjective equipped with wire or wires especially for electric or telephone service
    • a well-wired house
  • verb provide with electrical circuits
    wire.
    • wire the addition to the house

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yips

  • noun nervous tension that causes an athlete to fail (especially causes golfers to miss short putts)
    • to avoid the yips he changed his style of putting
  • noun a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
    yelping; yip; yelp.

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behaviorist

  • noun a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
    behaviourist.
  • adjective of or relating to behaviorism
    behavioristic; behaviouristic; behaviourist.
    • behavioristic psychology

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antsy

  • adjective satellite nervous and unable to relax
    fretful; itchy; fidgety.
    • a constant fretful stamping of hooves
    • a restless child

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edgy

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; nervy; overstrung.

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aflutter

  • adjective satellite excited in anticipation
    nervous.

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edge

  • noun the boundary of a surface
    border.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; bound.

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ill-fitting

  • adjective satellite not the right size or shape

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waterproof

  • noun any fabric impervious to water
  • noun a water-resistant coat
    raincoat.

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muscle

  • noun one of the contractile organs of the body
    musculus.
  • noun animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
    muscular tissue.

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spastic

  • noun a person suffering from spastic paralysis
  • adjective relating to or characterized by spasm
    • a spastic colon
    • spastic paralysis is a spastic form of cerebral palsy

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tone_up

  • verb give a healthy elasticity to
    strengthen; tone.
    • Let's tone our muscles

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hypotonus

  • noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
    hypotonia; hypotonicity.

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wild-eyed

  • adjective satellite appearing extremely agitated
    • crowded the wild-eyed animals into a truck
  • adjective satellite not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
    quixotic; romantic.
    • as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood
    • a romantic disregard for money
    • a wild-eyed dream of a world state

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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point

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

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brainsick

  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    crazy; unhinged; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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initialism

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gas-tight

  • adjective satellite not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
    airtight; air-tight.

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kingdom

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    land; realm.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun a country with a king as head of state

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abashed

  • adjective satellite feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
    embarrassed; chagrined.
    • felt abashed at the extravagant praise
    • chagrined at the poor sales of his book
    • was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    embarrass; abash.

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hypertonicity

  • noun (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other
  • noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
    hypertonus; hypertonia.

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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aflicker

  • adjective satellite shining unsteadily
    flickering.

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wound_up

  • adjective satellite brought to a state of great tension
    aroused.
    • all wound up for a fight

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tremulous

  • adjective satellite (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
    quavering.
    • the old lady's quavering voice
    • spoke timidly in a tremulous voice

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skin-tight

  • adjective satellite so tight as to cling to the skin
    skintight.
    • skintight jeans

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feverish

  • adjective satellite marked by intense agitation or emotion
    hectic.
    • worked at a feverish pace
  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by fever
    febrile.
    • a febrile reaction caused by an allergen

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discombobulated

  • adjective satellite having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
    disconcerted.
    • the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand
    • looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw
  • verb cause to be confused emotionally
    bemuse; throw; bewilder; discombobulate.

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unstable

  • adjective lacking stability or fixity or firmness
    • unstable political conditions
    • the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind
    • an unstable world economy
  • adjective satellite highly or violently reactive
    • sensitive and highly unstable compounds

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flickering

  • adjective satellite shining unsteadily
    aflicker.
  • verb move back and forth very rapidly
    flitter; flicker; quiver; flutter; waver.
    • the candle flickered

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jolted

  • adjective satellite bumped or shaken jerkily
    • the jolted passengers
  • verb move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
    jar; jolt.

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squally

  • adjective satellite characterized by short periods of noisy commotion
    squalling.
    • a home life that has been extraordinarily squally
  • adjective satellite characterized by brief periods of violent wind or rain
    • a grey squally morning

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slacklining

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viselike

  • adjective satellite clamped as in a vise
    • a viselike grip

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tube

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tubing.
  • noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
    vacuum tube; electron tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; thermionic tube.

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queasiness

  • noun a mild state of nausea
    qualm; squeamishness.
  • noun inability to rest or relax or be still
    uneasiness; restlessness.

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jumpy

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; nervy; overstrung.
  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    rocky; jolty; jolting; bumpy; rough.
    • a rough ride

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run

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

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myotonia

  • noun abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction

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acronym

  • noun a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name

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strained

  • adjective satellite lacking natural ease
    labored; laboured.
    • a labored style of debating
  • verb to exert much effort or energy
    strain; reach; strive.
    • straining our ears to hear

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uneasy

  • adjective lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance
    • farmers were uneasy until rain finally came
    • uneasy about his health
    • gave an uneasy laugh
    • uneasy lies the head that wears the crown
    • an uneasy coalition government
    • an uneasy calm
    • an uneasy silence fell on the group
  • adjective lacking or not affording physical or mental rest
    restless.
    • a restless night
    • she fell into an uneasy sleep

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uptight

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; high-strung; jittery; restive; nervy; overstrung.

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shifting

  • noun the act of moving from one place to another
    shift.
    • his constant shifting disrupted the class
  • verb make a shift in or exchange of; then we switched"
    shift; switch; change over.
    • First Joe led

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hectic

  • adjective satellite marked by intense agitation or emotion
    feverish.
    • worked at a feverish pace

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willies

  • noun feelings of uneasiness
    • that guy gave me the willies

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leakproof

  • adjective satellite not subject to leaks

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shaken

  • adjective satellite disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock
    jolted.
    • retrieved his named from her jolted memory
    • the accident left her badly shaken
  • verb move or cause to move back and forth
    agitate; shake.
    • The chemist shook the flask vigorously
    • My hands were shaking

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unhinged

  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    crazy; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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restlessness

  • noun the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active
    • the restlessness of the wind
  • noun a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
    impatience.

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extension

  • noun a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
    • they applied for an extension of the loan
  • noun act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
    • extension of the program to all in need

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choky

  • noun British slang (dated) for a prison
    chokey.
  • adjective satellite so tight as to tend to choke
    • a choky collar

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magazine

  • noun a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
    mag.
    • it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money
  • noun product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
    • tripped over a pile of magazines

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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perturbed

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
    rattled; flustered; hot and bothered.
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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sharpness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    edge.
    • his voice had an edge to it

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chalk_line

  • noun a chalked string used in the building trades to make a straight line on a vertical surface
    snap line; snapline.

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hypotonic

  • adjective (of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension
  • adjective (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution

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nervy

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

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hypotonia

  • noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
    hypotonus; hypotonicity.

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stretch

  • noun a large and unbroken expanse or distance
    • a stretch of highway
    • a stretch of clear water
  • noun the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    reach; reaching.

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impatience

  • noun a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
    restlessness.
  • noun a restless desire for change and excitement

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tennis

  • noun a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
    lawn tennis.

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tottery

  • adjective satellite unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
    tottering.
    • a tottering skeleton of a horse
    • a tottery old man

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inquietude

  • noun feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
    edginess; uneasiness; disquietude.

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hysterical

  • adjective satellite characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
    hysteric.
    • during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein
    • hysterical amnesia
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion
    • hysterical laughter
    • a mob of hysterical vigilantes

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muscular_tissue

  • noun animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
    muscle.

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dripless

  • adjective satellite designed to prevent dripping
    • a dripless faucet
    • dripless candles

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frenzied

  • adjective satellite affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
    manic.
    • a frenzied attack
    • a frenzied mob
    • the prosecutor's frenzied denunciation of the accused"- H.W.Carter
    • outbursts of drunken violence and manic activity and creativity
  • adjective satellite excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    frenetic; frantic; phrenetic.
    • frantic with anger and frustration
    • frenetic screams followed the accident
    • a frenzied look in his eye

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fidgetiness

  • noun a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion
    restlessness; fidget.
    • he's got the fidgets
    • waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness

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pumped-up

  • adjective satellite tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline
    wired; pumped up; pumped.
    • we were really pumped up for the race
    • he was so pumped he couldn't sleep

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strenuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by or performed with much energy or force
    • strenuous exercise
  • adjective satellite taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
    straining; arduous.
    • his final, straining burst of speed
    • a strenuous task
    • your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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restive

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; nervy; overstrung.
  • adjective satellite impatient especially under restriction or delay
    • the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive

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monthly

  • noun a periodical that is published every month (or 12 issues per year)
  • adjective satellite of or occurring or payable every month
    • monthly payments
    • the monthly newsletter

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acromyotonia

  • noun myotonia of the extremities only; causes spastic deformity of the hand or foot

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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pumped

  • adjective satellite tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline
    wired; pumped up; pumped-up.
    • we were really pumped up for the race
    • he was so pumped he couldn't sleep
  • verb operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
    pump.
    • pump the gas pedal

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emotional

  • adjective determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
    • it was an emotional judgment
  • adjective of more than usual emotion
    • his behavior was highly emotional

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skittish

  • adjective satellite unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    flighty; spooky; nervous.

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tensor_tympani

  • noun a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum

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horrific

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; hideous; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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congenita

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muscular

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of muscle
    • muscular contraction
  • adjective having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
    mesomorphic.

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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constriction

  • noun a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    chokepoint; bottleneck.
  • noun tight or narrow compression
    coarctation.

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breaking_point

  • noun (psychology) stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial
  • noun the degree of tension or stress at which something breaks

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tight

  • adjective closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
  • adjective satellite pulled or drawn tight
    taut.
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope

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hot_and_bothered

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
    rattled; perturbed; flustered.

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sick

  • noun people who are sick
    • they devote their lives to caring for the sick
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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boob

  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; booby; dope; pinhead; dumbbell.
  • noun either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    titty; tit; bosom; knocker; breast.

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out

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

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unbalanced

  • adjective being or thrown out of equilibrium
    imbalanced.
  • verb throw out of balance or equilibrium
    unbalance.
    • The tax relief unbalanced the budget
    • The prima donna unbalances the smooth work in our department

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muscular_tonus

  • noun normal tonicity of the muscles
    muscle tone.
    • exercise improves muscle tone

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airtight

  • adjective satellite having no weak points
    air-tight.
    • an airtight defense
    • an airtight argument
  • adjective satellite not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
    gas-tight; air-tight.

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fazed

  • adjective satellite caused to show discomposure
    daunted; bothered.
    • refused to be fazed by the objections
  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; enervate; unnerve.

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stirred

  • adjective being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
    affected; moved; touched.
    • too moved to speak
    • very touched by the stranger's kindness
  • verb move an implement through
    stir.
    • stir the soup
    • stir my drink
    • stir the soil

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blushing

  • adjective satellite having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
    red-faced; blushful.
    • the blushing boy was brought before the Principal
    • her blushful beau
    • was red-faced with anger
  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    crimson; blush; redden; flush.
    • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

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clenched

  • adjective satellite closed or squeezed together tightly
    clinched.
    • a clenched fist
    • his clenched (or clinched) teeth
  • verb hold in a tight grasp
    clinch; clench.
    • clench a steering wheel

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quavering

  • adjective satellite (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
    tremulous.
    • the old lady's quavering voice
    • spoke timidly in a tremulous voice
  • verb give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
    quaver; waver.

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impatient

  • adjective restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
    • impatient with the slower students
    • impatient of criticism
  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness
    raring.
    • impatient to begin
    • raring to go

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