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henrik_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Ibsen.

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psalter

  • noun a collection of Psalms for liturgical use
    Book of Psalms.

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turgenev

  • noun Russian writer of stories and novels and plays (1818-1883)
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev; Ivan Turgenev.

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countertext

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lucretius

  • noun Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)
    Titus Lucretius Carus.

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wouk

  • noun United States writer (born in 1915)
    Herman Wouk.

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elegy

  • noun a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
    lament.

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burgess

  • noun English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
    Anthony Burgess.
  • noun a citizen of an English borough
    burgher.

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preface

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; foreword.
  • verb furnish with a preface or introduction
    introduce; precede; premise.
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

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scholium

  • noun a marginal note written by a scholiast (a commentator on ancient or classical literature)
    scholia.

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uuencode

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multiliteracy

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metatextuality

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emily_dickinson

  • noun United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886)
    Dickinson.

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dorothy_sayers

  • noun English writer of detective fiction (1893-1957)
    Dorothy Leigh Sayers; Dorothy L. Sayers; Sayers.

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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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melisma

(Mus.) (a) A piece of melody; a song or tune, -- as opposed to recitative or musical declamation. (b) A grace or embellishment.

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plath

  • noun United States writer and poet (1932-1963)
    Sylvia Plath.

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muriel_sarah_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark.

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optophone

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emile_gaboriau

  • noun French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
    Gaboriau.

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lyrist

  • noun a person who writes the words for songs
    lyricist.

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imamu_amiri_baraka

  • noun United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934)
    Baraka; LeRoi Jones.

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g._k._chesterton

  • noun conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton; Chesterton.

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pelham_grenville_wodehouse

  • noun English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
    P. G. Wodehouse; Wodehouse.

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malmail

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william_morris

  • noun English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
    Morris.

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sound_bite

  • noun a very short speech; usually on radio or television

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matthew_arnold

  • noun English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
    Arnold.

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wildstyle

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howells

  • noun United States writer and editor (1837-1920)
    William Dean Howells.

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robert_charles_benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Benchley; Robert Benchley.

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mikhail_yurievich_lermontov

  • noun Russian writer (1814-1841)
    Lermontov.

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redact

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

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jack

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

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encounter

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

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implosion_therapy

  • noun a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
    flooding.

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school

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

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credit_line

  • noun the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
    line; personal credit line; personal line of credit; line of credit; bank line.
  • noun a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
    by-line.

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flowage

  • noun gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat)
    • rock fracture and rock flowage are different types of geological deformation
  • noun a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area
    • many campsites were located near the flowage

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textualizable

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sir_john_suckling

  • noun English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    Suckling.

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sir_harold_george_nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Nicolson; Harold Nicolson.

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epigraph

  • noun a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  • noun an engraved inscription

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monologue

  • noun speech you make to yourself
    soliloquy.
  • noun a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

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heading

  • noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    header; head.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; bearing.

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john_robinson_jeffers

  • noun United States poet who wrote about California (1887-1962)
    Robinson Jeffers; Jeffers.

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shevchenko

  • noun Ukranian poet (1814-1861)
    Taras Grigoryevich Shevchenko.

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samuel_taylor_coleridge

  • noun English romantic poet (1772-1834)
    Coleridge.

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maneuver

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

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christie

  • noun prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
    Agatha Christie; Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie.

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van_doren

  • noun United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
    Carl Van Doren; Carl Clinton Van Doren.

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teasdale

  • noun United States poet (1884-1933)
    Sara Teasdale.

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bernard_malamud

  • noun United States writer (1914-1986)
    Malamud.

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running_title

  • noun the title (or a shortened title) of a book used as a running head

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collins

  • noun English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
    Wilkie Collins; William Wilkie Collins.
  • noun tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
    Tom Collins.

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prosody

  • noun the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
    inflection.
  • noun (prosody) a system of versification
    poetic rhythm; rhythmic pattern.

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quill

  • noun pen made from a bird's feather
    quill pen.
  • noun a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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blue

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

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poetiser

  • noun a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
    rhymester; versifier; poetizer; rhymer.

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cooking

  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    cook.
    • My husband doesn't cook

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fatness

  • noun excess bodily weight
    blubber; avoirdupois; fat.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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above

  • noun an earlier section of a written text
    • for instructions refer to the above
  • adjective satellite appearing earlier in the same text
    • flaws in the above interpretation

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raymond_chandler

  • noun United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
    Raymond Thornton Chandler; Chandler.

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walker_percy

  • noun United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)
    Percy.

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upton_beall_sinclair

  • noun United States writer whose novels argued for social reform (1878-1968)
    Upton Sinclair; Sinclair.

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here

  • noun the present location; this place
    • where do we go from here?
  • noun queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
    Hera.

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greene

  • noun English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
    Graham Greene; Henry Graham Greene.

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eisegete

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vergil

  • noun a Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)
    Virgil; Publius Vergilius Maro.

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natural_language_processing

  • noun the branch of information science that deals with natural language information
    human language technology; NLP.

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quite

  • adverb to a degree (not used with a negative)
    rather.
    • quite tasty
    • quite soon
    • quite ill
    • quite rich
  • adverb to the greatest extent; completely
    • you're quite right
    • she was quite alone
    • was quite mistaken
    • quite the opposite
    • not quite finished
    • did not quite make it

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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sir_philip_sidney

  • noun English poet (1554-1586)
    Sidney.

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page

  • noun one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
  • noun English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962)
    Sir Frederick Handley Page.

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scriptureless

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envoy

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
    envoy extraordinary; minister plenipotentiary.
  • noun someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
    emissary.

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sir_thomas_malory

  • noun English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)
    Malory; Thomas Malory.

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notefile

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robin

  • noun small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
    robin redbreast; Erithacus rubecola; Old World robin; redbreast.
  • noun large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
    American robin; Turdus migratorius.

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macleish

  • noun United States poet (1892-1982)
    Archibald MacLeish.

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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envoi

  • noun a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
    envoy.

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hilaire_belloc

  • noun English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
    Joseph Hilaire Peter Belloc; Belloc.

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criticism

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

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tobias_smollett

  • noun Scottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771)
    Smollett; Tobias George Smollett.

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oliver_wendell_holmes

  • noun United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
    Holmes.

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henry_david_thoreau

  • noun United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)
    Thoreau.

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tempt

  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice.
    • He lured me into temptation

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browne

  • noun English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
    Hablot Knight Browne; Phiz.
  • noun United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
    Charles Farrar Browne; Artemus Ward.

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solomon_bellow

  • noun United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
    Bellow; Saul Bellow.

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thespis

  • noun Greek poet who is said to have originated Greek tragedy (sixth century BC)

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joseph_hilaire_peter_belloc

  • noun English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
    Hilaire Belloc; Belloc.

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john_dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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call

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

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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james_michener

  • noun United States writer of historical novels (1907-1997)
    Michener; James Albert Michener.

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type

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

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j.r.r._tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; Tolkien.

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william_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.
  • noun English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    Gilbert.

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dame_edith_louisa_sitwell

  • noun English poet (1887-1964)
    Sitwell; Dame Edith Sitwell.

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map_collection

  • noun a collection of maps in book form
    atlas; book of maps.

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infusion

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    extract.
  • noun the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)

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phone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; telephone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sound; speech sound.

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emerson

  • noun United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
    Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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computational_linguistics

  • noun the use of computers for linguistic research and applications

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prose_poem

  • noun prose that resembles poetry

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letterspace

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moil

  • verb work hard
    travail; dig; grind; labour; drudge; toil; labor; fag.
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long
  • verb be agitated
    churn; roil; boil.
    • the sea was churning in the storm

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pseudocharacter

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word

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

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text

  • noun the words of something written
    textual matter.
    • there were more than a thousand words of text
    • they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech
    • he wants to reconstruct the original text
  • noun a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon
    • the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon

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blue_book

  • noun a report published by the British government; bound in blue
  • noun a register of persons who are socially prominent

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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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steele

  • noun English writer (1672-1729)
    Sir Richrd Steele.

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bram_stoker

  • noun Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
    Stoker; Abraham Stoker.

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gogol

  • noun Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852)
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol.

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alan_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Alan Stewart Paton; Paton.

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versify

  • verb compose verses or put into verse
    verse; poetize; poetise.
    • He versified the ancient saga

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wedding_guest

  • noun a guest at a wedding

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wilhelm_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Karl Grimm; Grimm.

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crosshatch

  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    hachure; hatching; hatch.
  • verb shade with multiple crossing lines
    • the draftsman crosshatched the area

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inscription

  • noun letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
    lettering.
  • noun a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
    dedication.

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william_schwenk_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    William Gilbert; Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert.

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yeshiva

  • noun an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)
    yeshivah.

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frank_stockton

  • noun United States writer (1834-1902)
    Francis Richard Stockton; Stockton.

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ring_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ringgold Wilmer Lardner; Lardner.

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cite

  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
  • verb make reference to
    name; bring up; advert; mention; refer.
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

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in

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

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assent

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

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chrestomathy

  • noun a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language

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robert_burns

  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Burns.

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impregnation

  • noun material with which something is impregnated
    • the impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue
  • noun the process of totally saturating something with a substance
    saturation.
    • the impregnation of wood with preservative
    • the saturation of cotton with ether

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cookery

  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cooking.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife

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indention

  • noun the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
    indent; indenture; indentation.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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farce

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    forcemeat.

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chatgroup

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zweig

  • noun Austrian writer (1881-1942)
    Stefan Zweig.

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jessica_mitford

  • noun United States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996)
    Jessica Lucy Mitford; Mitford.

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irving

  • noun United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
    Washington Irving.
  • noun United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
    John Irving.

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gardner

  • noun United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
    Isabella Stewart Gardner.
  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Erle Stanley Gardner.

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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electronic_text

  • noun text that is in a form that computer can store or display on a computer screen

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rainer_maria_rilke

  • noun German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20th-century German literature (1875-1926)
    Rilke.

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ringgold_wilmer_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ring Lardner; Lardner.

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textless

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theodore_herman_albert_dreiser

  • noun United States novelist (1871-1945)
    Theodore Dreiser; Dreiser.

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mess

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

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mary_wollstonecraft_godwin

  • noun English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797)
    Mary Wollstonecraft; Wollstonecraft.

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invitation

  • noun a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
    • an invitation to lunch
    • she threw the invitation away
  • noun a tempting allurement
    • she was an invitation to trouble

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theodor_seuss_geisel

  • noun United States writer of children's books (1904-1991)
    Dr. Seuss; Geisel.

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william_sydney_porter

  • noun United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
    O. Henry; Porter.

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quite_a_little

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

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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william_rose_benet

  • noun United States writer; brother of Stephen Vincent Benet (1886-1950)
    Benet.

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ray_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Douglas Bradbury; Bradbury.

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john_simmons_barth

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Barth; Barth.

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farrell

  • noun United States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979)
    James Thomas Farrell.
  • noun United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
    Eileen Farrell.

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aleksey_maksimovich_peshkov

  • noun Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts
    Gorky; Maxim Gorki; Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov; Maksim Gorky; Gorki.

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giambattista_marini

  • noun Italian poet (1569-1625)
    Marini; Giambattista Marino; Marino.

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mare

  • noun female equine animal
    female horse.
  • noun a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
    maria.

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giambattista_marino

  • noun Italian poet (1569-1625)
    Marini; Marino; Giambattista Marini.

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textlike

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order

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

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punctuation

  • noun something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions
  • noun the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
    punctuation mark.

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negro

  • noun a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    Negroid; blackamoor; Black; Black person.
  • adjective satellite relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair

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ernst_theodor_wilhelm_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

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la_rochefoucauld

  • noun French writer of moralistic maxims (1613-1680)
    Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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francois_villon

  • noun French poet (flourished around 1460)
    Villon.

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montgomery

  • noun Canadian novelist (1874-1942)
    Lucy Maud Montgomery; L. M. Montgomery.
  • noun English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
    Sir Bernard Law Montgomery; Bernard Law Montgomery; 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

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receptiveness

  • noun willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)
    receptivity; openness.
    • he was testing the government's receptiveness to reform
    • this receptiveness is the key feature in oestral behavior, enabling natural mating to occur
    • their receptivity to the proposal

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alcaic

  • noun verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines; reputedly invented by Alcaeus
    Alcaic verse.

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sade

  • noun French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
    Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade; de Sade; Marquis de Sade.

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personal

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

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george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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elegiac

  • adjective resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy
    • an elegiac poem on a friend's death
  • adjective satellite expressing sorrow often for something past
    • an elegiac lament for youthful ideals

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keats

  • noun Englishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)
    John Keats.

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harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Joel Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.
  • noun United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    Zellig Sabbatai Harris; Zellig Harris.

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eliezer_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Elie Wiesel; Wiesel.

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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john_marquand

  • noun United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960)
    John Philip Marquand; Marquand.

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typescript

  • noun typewritten matter especially a typewritten copy of a manuscript

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thomas

  • noun United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
    Seth Thomas.
  • noun United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)
    Norman Mattoon Thomas; Norman Thomas.

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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currer_bell

  • noun English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
    Bronte; Emily Jane Bronte; Emily Bronte.

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therapy

  • noun (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
    • the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury
    • he tried every treatment the doctors suggested
    • heat therapy gave the best relief

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s._s._van_dine

  • noun United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
    Wright; Willard Huntington Wright.

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beau

  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; fellow; young man; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked
  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; dandy; clotheshorse; fop; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.

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hermeneutics

  • noun the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis

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ipsum

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grammar

  • noun the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

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zangwill

  • noun English writer (1864-1926)
    Israel Zangwill.

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filling

  • noun any material that fills a space or container
    fill.
    • there was not enough fill for the trench
  • noun flow into something (as a container)

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hans_arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Arp; Jean Arp.

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mann

  • noun United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
    Horace Mann.
  • noun German writer concerned about the role of the artist in bourgeois society (1875-1955)
    Thomas Mann.

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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jorge_borges

  • noun Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
    Jorge Luis Borges; Borges.

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i-beam

  • noun girder having a cross section resembling the letter `I'

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schemer

  • noun a planner who draws up a personal scheme of action
    plotter.

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doux

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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spondaize

  • verb make spondaic
    spondaise.
    • spondaize verses

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muriel_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Sarah Spark.

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flock

  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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slew

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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edward_young

  • noun English poet (1683-1765)
    Young.

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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vade

To fade; hence, to vanish. Obs. " Summer leaves all vaded." Shak.
They into dust shall vade. Spenser.

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jane_austen

  • noun English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
    Austen.

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somerset_maugham

  • noun English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
    W. Somerset Maugham; Maugham; William Somerset Maugham.

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omar_khayyam

  • noun Persian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (1050-1123)

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machine-readable_text

  • noun electronic text that is stored as strings of characters and that can be displayed in a variety of formats

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dock_worker

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock-walloper; lumper; dockhand; loader; stevedore; dockworker; docker; longshoreman.

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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edwin_arlington_robinson

  • noun United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
    Robinson.

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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call_in

  • verb summon to enter
    • The nurse called in the next patient
  • verb summon to a particular activity or employment
    • Experts were called in

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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ray_douglas_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Bradbury; Bradbury.

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philip_michael_ondaatje

  • noun Canadian writer (born in Sri Lanka in 1943)
    Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje.

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chain_letter

  • noun a letter that is sent successively to several people

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adeline_virginia_stephen_woolf

  • noun English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941)
    Virginia Woolf; Woolf.

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hoffmannsthal

  • noun German poet who wrote libretti for operas by Richard Strauss (1874-1929)
    Hugo von Hoffmannsthal.

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manzoni

  • noun Italian novelist and poet (1785-1873)
    Alessandro Manzoni.

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eric_arthur_blair

  • noun imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
    George Orwell; Eric Blair; Orwell.

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roth

  • noun United States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933)
    Philip Milton Roth; Philip Roth.

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short_letter

  • noun a short personal letter
    note; line; billet.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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adipose_tissue

  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; fat.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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fielding

  • noun (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
  • noun English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
    Henry Fielding.

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publication

  • noun a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
  • noun the act of issuing printed materials
    issue.

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laborer

  • noun someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
    labourer; manual laborer; jack.

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multilogism

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ernst_theodor_amadeus_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann.

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samuel_beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Beckett.

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stephead

  • noun a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
    stagger head; staggered head; drop line; stepped line; dropline.

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alexander_alexandrovich_blok

  • noun Russian poet (1880-1921)
    Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok; Blok.

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purpose

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

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recite

  • verb recite in elocution
    declaim.
  • verb repeat aloud from memory
    • she recited a poem
    • The pupil recited his lesson for the day

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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by-line

  • noun a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
    credit line.
  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; spare-time activity; avocation; pursuit; hobby.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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timothy_miles_bindon_rice

  • noun English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)
    Rice; Sir Tim Rice.

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alan_stewart_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Paton; Alan Paton.

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textualization

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erle_stanley_gardner

  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Gardner.

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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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payload

  • noun the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
    load; warhead.
  • noun goods carried by a large vehicle
    load; cargo; lading; shipment; loading; consignment; freight.

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