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thoroughly : Related Words Words similar in meaning to thoroughly

detailed

  • adjective satellite developed or executed with care and in minute detail
    elaborate; elaborated.
    • a detailed plan
    • the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan
    • the carefully elaborated theme
  • verb provide details for
    detail.

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exhaustively

  • adverb in an exhaustive manner
    thoroughly.
    • we searched the files thoroughly

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all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

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right

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

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elaborated

  • adjective satellite developed or executed with care and in minute detail
    detailed; elaborate.
    • a detailed plan
    • the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan
    • the carefully elaborated theme
  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

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certain

  • adjective satellite definite but not specified or identified
    • set aside a certain sum each week
    • to a certain degree
    • certain breeds do not make good pets
    • certain members have not paid their dues
    • a certain popular teacher
    • a certain Mrs. Jones
  • adjective having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    sure.
    • felt certain of success
    • was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    • was very sure in his beliefs
    • sure of her friends

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flesh

  • noun the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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dead

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

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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nothing

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • adverb in no respect; to no degree
    • he looks nothing like his father

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good

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

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right-down

  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; downright; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity
  • adverb positively
    • a regular right-down bad 'un"--Charles Dickens

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conscientious

  • adjective satellite characterized by extreme care and great effort
    scrupulous; painstaking.
    • conscientious application to the work at hand
    • painstaking research
    • scrupulous attention to details
  • adjective guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong
    • a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice

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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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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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dress

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

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full-dress

  • adjective satellite suitable for formal occasions
    dress.
    • formal wear
    • a full-dress uniform
    • dress shoes
  • adjective satellite (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
    dress.
    • a dress dinner
    • a full-dress ceremony

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absolute

  • noun something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative
    • no mortal being can influence the absolute
  • adjective perfect or complete or pure
    • absolute loyalty
    • absolute silence
    • absolute truth
    • absolute alcohol

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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full-clad

  • adjective satellite given substance or detail; completed
    fleshed out.
    • did not spring full-clad from his imagination
    • a plan fleshed out with statistics and details

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sheer

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

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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completeness

  • noun the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
  • noun (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that a contradiction arises if any proposition is introduced that cannot be derived from the axioms of the system

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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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full-blown

  • adjective satellite fully ripe; at the height of bloom
    matured.
    • a full-blown rose
  • adjective satellite having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness
    • a full-blown financial crisis

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thoroughly

  • adverb in an exhaustive manner
    exhaustively.
    • we searched the files thoroughly
  • adverb completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
    good; soundly.
    • he was soundly defeated
    • we beat him good

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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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blown

  • adjective satellite being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor
    • blown clouds of dust choked the riders
    • blown soil mounded on the window sill
  • verb exhale hard
    blow.
    • blow on the soup to cool it down

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allover

  • adjective satellite covering the entire surface
    • an allover pattern
    • got an allover tan

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gingerly

  • adjective satellite with extreme care or delicacy
    • they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones
    • the issue was handled only in a gingerly way"- W.S.White
  • adverb in a gingerly manner
    • gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket

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thorough

  • adjective satellite painstakingly careful and accurate
    • our accountant is thorough
    • thorough research
  • adjective satellite performed comprehensively and completely
    exhaustive; thoroughgoing.
    • an exhaustive study
    • made a thorough search
    • thoroughgoing research

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too-careful

  • adjective satellite excessively or unduly careful
    overcareful.

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studious

  • adjective satellite marked by care and effort
    • made a studious attempt to fix the television set
  • adjective satellite characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading
    bookish.
    • a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket
    • a quiet studious child

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painstaking

  • adjective satellite characterized by extreme care and great effort
    scrupulous; conscientious.
    • conscientious application to the work at hand
    • painstaking research
    • scrupulous attention to details

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too

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; overly.
    • too big
  • adverb in addition
    also; as well; besides; likewise.
    • he has a Mercedes, too

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contained

  • adjective satellite gotten under control
    • the oil spill is contained
  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; comprise; contain.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's

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exhaustive

  • adjective satellite performed comprehensively and completely
    thoroughgoing; thorough.
    • an exhaustive study
    • made a thorough search
    • thoroughgoing research

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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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out-and-out

  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; downright; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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self-contained

  • adjective satellite constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself
    • the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities
  • adjective satellite in full control of your faculties
    self-possessed; equanimous; self-collected; collected; poised.
    • the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination
    • perfectly poised and sure of himself
    • more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen
    • strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble

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sure

  • adjective having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    certain.
    • felt certain of success
    • was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    • was very sure in his beliefs
    • sure of her friends
  • adjective satellite exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
    certain.
    • be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through
    • be sure to lock the doors

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thoroughness

  • noun conscientiousness in performing all aspects of a task

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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scrupulous

  • adjective having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
    • less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance
  • adjective satellite characterized by extreme care and great effort
    painstaking; conscientious.
    • conscientious application to the work at hand
    • painstaking research
    • scrupulous attention to details

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complete

  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours
  • verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    • A child would complete the family

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nationwide

  • adjective satellite occurring or extending throughout a country or nation
    countrywide.
    • the event aroused nationwide interest
    • a countrywide fund-raising campaign
  • adverb extending throughout an entire nation
    across the nation; nationally; across the country.
    • nationally advertised
    • it was broadcast nationwide

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all-or-none

  • adjective satellite occurring completely or not occurring at all
    all-or-nothing.

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completed

  • adjective satellite successfully completed or brought to an end
    realized; accomplished; realised.
    • his mission accomplished he took a vacation
    • the completed project
    • the joy of a realized ambition overcame him
  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish; complete.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours

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soundly

  • adverb deeply or completely
    • slept soundly through the storm
    • the baby is sleeping soundly
  • adverb completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
    thoroughly; good.
    • he was soundly defeated
    • we beat him good

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realized

  • adjective satellite successfully completed or brought to an end
    accomplished; completed; realised.
    • his mission accomplished he took a vacation
    • the completed project
    • the joy of a realized ambition overcame him
  • verb be fully aware or cognizant of
    recognise; agnize; recognize; realise; agnise; realize.

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carefulness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun the quality of being careful and painstaking
    • I admired the carefulness of his work

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all-or-nothing

  • adjective satellite occurring completely or not occurring at all
    all-or-none.

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protective

  • adjective intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
    • a protective covering
    • the use of protective masks and equipment
    • protective coatings
    • kept the drunken sailor in protective custody
    • animals with protective coloring
    • protective tariffs
  • adjective satellite showing care
    • a protective mother

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particular

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    specific.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; detail.
    • it was perfect in all details

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alone

  • adjective satellite isolated from others
    • could be alone in a crowded room
    • was alone with her thoughts
    • I want to be alone
  • adjective satellite lacking companions or companionship
    solitary; lonely; lone.
    • he was alone when we met him
    • she is alone much of the time
    • the lone skier on the mountain
    • a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel
    • a lonely soul
    • a solitary traveler

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thoroughgoing

  • adjective satellite performed comprehensively and completely
    exhaustive; thorough.
    • an exhaustive study
    • made a thorough search
    • thoroughgoing research
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; pure; utter; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth

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careful

  • adjective exercising caution or showing care or attention
    • they were careful when crossing the busy street
    • be careful to keep her shoes clean
    • did very careful research
    • careful art restorers
    • careful of the rights of others
    • careful about one's behavior
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    heedful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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super

  • noun a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
    superintendent.
  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; tops; topnotch; A-one; top-notch; crack; tiptop.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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minute

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    min.
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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wide

  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    broad.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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none

  • noun a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise
  • noun a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier

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blow-by-blow

  • adjective satellite providing great detail
    • a blow-by-blow account of the movie

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downright

  • adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
    • a downright answer
    • a downright kind of person
  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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clad

  • adjective wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination
    clothed.
    • clothed and in his right mind"- Bible
    • proud of her well-clothed family
    • nurses clad in white
    • white-clad nurses
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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or

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

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stand-alone

  • adjective satellite capable of operating independently

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fleshed_out

  • adjective satellite given substance or detail; completed
    full-clad.
    • did not spring full-clad from his imagination
    • a plan fleshed out with statistics and details

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all-out

  • adjective satellite using all available resources
    full-scale.
    • all-out war
    • a full-scale campaign against nuclear power plants

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large

  • noun a garment size for a large person
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

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accomplished

  • adjective satellite highly skilled
    complete.
    • an accomplished pianist
    • a complete musician
  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; accomplish; carry out; carry through; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation

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hearty

  • adjective satellite showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
    • gave us a cordial reception
    • a hearty welcome
  • adjective satellite providing abundant nourishment
    solid; substantial; square; satisfying.
    • a hearty meal
    • good solid food
    • ate a substantial breakfast
    • four square meals a day

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full-scale

  • adjective satellite using all available resources
    all-out.
    • all-out war
    • a full-scale campaign against nuclear power plants

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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overcareful

  • adjective satellite excessively or unduly careful
    too-careful.

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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whole

  • noun all of something including all its component elements or parts
    • Europe considered as a whole
    • the whole of American literature
  • noun an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    unit.
    • how big is that part compared to the whole?
    • the team is a unit

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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realised

  • adjective satellite successfully completed or brought to an end
    realized; accomplished; completed.
    • his mission accomplished he took a vacation
    • the completed project
    • the joy of a realized ambition overcame him
  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; pull in; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month

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