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rabbit

  • noun any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
    cony; coney.
  • noun the fur of a rabbit
    lapin.

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chain

  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    concatenation.
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • noun (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    chemical chain.

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grass_poly

  • noun annual with small solitary pink flowers; originally of Europe but widely naturalized in moist areas
    Lythrum hyssopifolia; hyssop loosestrife.

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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hudsonia_ericoides

  • noun North American decumbent evergreen heathlike plant with yellow flowers
    false heather; golden heather.

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partridge_pea

  • noun tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touch; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
    Cassia fasciculata; Chamaecrista fasciculata; sensitive pea; wild sensitive plant.

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gand

  • noun port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry
    Ghent; Gent.

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aralia_racemosa

  • noun unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico
    life-of-man; American spikenard; petty morel.

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gutierrezia_texana

  • noun annual of southwestern United States having rigid woody branches with sticky foliage and yellow flowers
    broomweed; broom-weed.

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indian_chocolate

  • noun erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals
    water avens; purple avens; Geum rivale; chocolate root.

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saved

  • adjective rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin
    • a saved soul
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    save; relieve; salvage; salve.

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turpentine_camphor_weed

  • noun aromatic plant of western United States
    camphorweed; Trichostema lanceolatum; vinegarweed.

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wild_quinine

  • noun stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns
    Parthenium integrifolium; American feverfew; prairie dock.

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altruism

  • noun the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
    selflessness.

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hyssop

  • noun a European mint with aromatic and pungent leaves used in perfumery and as a seasoning in cookery; often cultivated as a remedy for bruises; yields hyssop oil
    Hyssopus officinalis.
  • noun bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes

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deliberateness

  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    unhurriedness; deliberation; slowness.
  • noun the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
    deliberation.
    • he was a man of judicial deliberation

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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vetch

  • noun any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants

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trivial

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • adjective satellite of little substance or significance
    superficial.
    • a few superficial editorial changes
    • only trivial objections

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prince's-feather

  • noun annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America
    kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate; prince's-plume; Polygonum orientale; princess feather.
  • noun tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal
    gentleman's-cane; prince's-plume; Amaranthus cruentus; Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus; Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys; purple amaranth; red amaranth.

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piddling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; trivial; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
    trifle; piddle away; wanton; wanton away; piddle.

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vinca_minor

  • noun widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny leaves and usually blue-violet flowers
    myrtle.

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eringo

  • noun any plant of the genus Eryngium
    eryngo.

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incaution

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring possible danger
    incautiousness.

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romneya_coulteri

  • noun tall branching subshrub of California and Mexico often cultivated for its silvery-blue foliage and large fragrant white flowers
    California tree poppy; matilija poppy.

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vinegarweed

  • noun aromatic plant of western United States
    camphorweed; Trichostema lanceolatum; turpentine camphor weed.

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thrifty

  • adjective careful and diligent in the use of resources
  • adjective satellite mindful of the future in spending money
    careful.
    • careful with money

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snakeroot

  • noun a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers
    sanicle.
  • noun any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
    blazing star; button snakeroot; gayfeather; gay-feather.

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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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garden

  • noun a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
  • noun the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden

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stinting

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    frugal; sparing; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally
  • verb subsist on a meager allowance
    scrimp; stint; skimp.
    • scratch and scrimp

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sage

  • noun a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
  • noun aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc

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swainsona_greyana

  • noun shrubby perennial of southern Australia having downy or woolly stems and undersides of leaves and racemes of red to pink flowers
    Swainsona grandiflora; hairy darling pea.

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prudence

  • noun discretion in practical affairs
  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    circumspection; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion

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lotus_americanus

  • noun North American annual with red or rose-colored flowers
    compass plant; prairie lotus; prairie bird's-foot trefoil; prairie trefoil.

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teucrium_marum

  • noun Mediterranean germander having small hairy leaves and reddish purple flowers; attractive to cats
    marum; cat thyme.

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scout

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; picket; sentry; watch; lookout man; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a Boy Scout or Girl Scout

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parthenium_integrifolium

  • noun stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns
    wild quinine; American feverfew; prairie dock.

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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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tephrosia_virginiana

  • noun perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
    wild sweet pea; goat's rue; catgut.

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caltrop

  • noun tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed
    devil's weed; Tribulus terestris.
  • noun a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
    water chestnut plant; water chestnut.

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lupine

  • noun any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers
    lupin.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of wolves

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neglectfulness

  • noun the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
    negligence; neglect.

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button

  • noun a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
  • noun an electrical switch operated by pressing
    push; push button.
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

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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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involution

  • noun reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
  • noun a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction

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sand

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

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guayule

  • noun much-branched subshrub with silvery leaves and small white flowers of Texas and northern Mexico; cultivated as a source of rubber
    Parthenium argentatum.

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eriogonum_allenii

  • noun late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters
    umbrella plant.

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bud_brush

  • noun a perennial that is valuable as sheep forage in the United States
    bud sagebrush; Artemis spinescens.

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poppy

  • noun annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers

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low_st_andrew's_cross

  • noun low shrubby plant having yellow flowers with four petals arranged in a cross; Bermuda and southeastern United States to West Indies and eastern Mexico
    Hypericum hypericoides.

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polygala

A genus of bitter herbs or shrubs having eight stamens and a two-celled ovary (as the Seneca snakeroot, the flowering wintergreen, etc.); milkwort.

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hardfisted

  • adjective satellite unwilling to part with money
    closefisted; tightfisted.

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bidens_connata

  • noun bur marigold of eastern and northern United States and Canada common in wet pastures and meadows
    swampy beggar-ticks.

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meadow

  • noun a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay
    hayfield.

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life-of-man

  • noun unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico
    American spikenard; Aralia racemosa; petty morel.

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goat's_rue

  • noun perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
    wild sweet pea; Tephrosia virginiana; catgut.
  • noun tall bushy European perennial grown for its pinnate foliage and slender spikes of blue flowers; sometimes used medicinally
    goat rue; Galega officinalis.

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white_avens

  • noun avens of Virginia having pale or greenish yellow flowers
    Geum virginianum; bennet.
  • noun North American white-flowered avens
    bennet; Geum canadense.

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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lavender

  • noun any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
  • noun a pale purple color

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niggardly

  • adjective satellite petty or reluctant in giving or spending
    scrimy; grudging.
    • a niggardly tip

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gand_flower

  • noun small European perennial with numerous branches having racemes of blue, pink or white flowers; formerly reputed to promote human lactation
    Polygala vulgaris; common milkwort.

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klammath

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morel

  • noun any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap

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overcareful

  • adjective satellite excessively or unduly careful
    too-careful.

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golden_heather

  • noun North American decumbent evergreen heathlike plant with yellow flowers
    Hudsonia ericoides; false heather.

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hyperopia

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropia; hypermetropy; farsightedness; longsightedness.

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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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princess_feather

  • noun annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America
    kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate; prince's-plume; Polygonum orientale; prince's-feather.

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swampy

  • adjective satellite (of soil) soft and watery
    mucky; soggy; boggy; quaggy; muddy; marshy; sloughy; sloppy; miry; waterlogged; squashy.
    • the ground was boggy under foot
    • a marshy coastline
    • miry roads
    • wet mucky lowland
    • muddy barnyard
    • quaggy terrain
    • the sloughy edge of the pond
    • swampy bayous

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slightness

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

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flowering_wintergreen

  • noun common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals
    fringed polygala; gaywings; bird-on-the-wing; Polygala paucifolia.

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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giving

  • noun the act of giving
    gift.
  • noun the imparting of news or promises etc.
    • he gave us the news and made a great show of the giving
    • giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily

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tackiness

  • noun the property of being cohesive and sticky
    gluiness; gumminess; cohesiveness; glueyness; viscidness; ropiness; viscidity.
  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; cheapness; sleaze.

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tick

  • noun a metallic tapping sound
    ticking.
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
  • noun any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

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forehanded

  • adjective (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
    forehand.
  • adjective satellite having provided for the future

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snakeweed

  • noun low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
    Gutierrezia sarothrae; rabbit-weed; rabbitweed; broom snakeroot; turpentine weed; broom snakeweed.

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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forehanded

  • adjective (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
    forehand.
  • adjective satellite having provided for the future

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lotus_berthelotii

  • noun low-growing much-branched perennial of Canary Islands having orange-red to scarlet or purple flowers; naturalized in United States
    coral gem.

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scrimy

  • adjective satellite dirty and disgusting
    • worry about the gossip and secretiveness and other scrimy sides"- Al Hine
  • adjective satellite petty or reluctant in giving or spending
    niggardly; grudging.
    • a niggardly tip

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superquinn

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pine

  • noun a coniferous tree
    true pine; pine tree.
  • noun straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus

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contributory_negligence

  • noun (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence
    • in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages

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cagey

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; canny; clever.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite characterized by great caution and wariness
    cagy; chary.
    • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
    • chary of the risks involved
    • a chary investor

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bird

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

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alertness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; watchfulness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun a state of readiness to respond
    alerting.
    • alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG

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hairy

  • adjective having or covered with hair
    haired; hirsute.
    • Jacob was a hairy man
    • a hairy caterpillar
  • adjective satellite hazardous and frightening
    • hairy moments in the mountains

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black_sage

  • noun an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico
    California romero; Trichostema lanatum; wooly blue curls.

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dwarf

  • noun a person who is markedly small
    midget; nanus.
  • noun a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
    gnome.

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herb

  • noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
    herbaceous plant.
  • noun aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

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armeria

  • noun shrubby or herbaceous low-growing evergreen perennials
    genus Armeria.

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industriousness

  • noun persevering determination to perform a task
    industry; diligence.
    • his diligence won him quick promotions
    • frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues

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cheeseparing

  • adjective satellite giving or spending with reluctance
    close; near; skinny; penny-pinching.
    • our cheeseparing administration
    • very close (or near) with his money
    • a penny-pinching miserly old man

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too-careful

  • adjective satellite excessively or unduly careful
    overcareful.

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seriphidium_tridentatum

  • noun aromatic shrub of arid regions of western North America having hoary leaves
    blue sage; Artemisia tridentata; big sagebrush.

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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artemisia_maritima

  • noun plants of western and northern European coasts
    Seriphidium maritimum; sea wormwood.

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american_twinflower

  • noun similar to the twinflower of northern Europe and Asia
    Linnaea borealis americana.

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baseball

  • noun a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs
    baseball game.
    • he played baseball in high school
    • there was a baseball game on every empty lot
    • there was a desire for National League ball in the area
    • play ball!
  • noun a ball used in playing baseball

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hypericum_virginianum

  • noun perennial marsh herb with pink to mauve flowers; southeastern United States
    marsh St-John's wort.

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apache

  • noun a Parisian gangster
  • noun any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma

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matilija

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miser

  • noun a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)

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prairie_bird's-foot_trefoil

  • noun North American annual with red or rose-colored flowers
    Lotus americanus; compass plant; prairie lotus; prairie trefoil.

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thrift

  • noun any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; parsimoniousness; penny-pinching.

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nonperformance

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

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bidens_trichosperma

  • noun North American bur marigold with large flowers
    tickseed sunflower; Bidens coronata.

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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european_beggar-ticks

  • noun bur marigold of temperate Eurasia
    trifid bur marigold; trifid beggar-ticks; Bidens tripartita.

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suffrutex

  • noun low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
    subshrub.

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dusty

  • adjective satellite covered with a layer of dust
    dust-covered.
    • a dusty pile of books
  • adjective satellite lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
    cold; stale; moth-eaten.
    • moth-eaten theories about race
    • stale news

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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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st_john's_wort

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves; traditionally gathered on St John's eve to ward off evil

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spiked_loosestrife

  • noun marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States
    purple loosestrife; Lythrum salicaria.

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artemisia_frigida

  • noun silky-leaved aromatic perennial of dry northern parts of the northern hemisphere; has tawny florets
    wormwood sage; prairie sagewort.

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curtailment

  • noun the temporal property of being cut short
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    suppression.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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slipper

  • noun low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors
    carpet slipper.
  • noun a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
    slider; skidder.

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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buckwheat

  • noun a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
    Fagopyrum esculentum; Polygonum fagopyrum.
  • noun grain ground into flour

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cognisance

  • noun having knowledge of
    knowingness; consciousness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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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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mountain_avens

  • noun creeping evergreen shrub with large white flowers; widely distributed in northern portions of Eurasia and North America
    Dryas octopetala.

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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unconscientiousness

  • noun the quality of being willing to ignore the dictates of conscience
  • noun the trait of not being painstaking or careful

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heedful

  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    paying attention; thoughtful; attentive.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    careful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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confidentiality

  • noun the state of being secret
    • you must respect the confidentiality of your client's communications
  • noun discretion in keeping secret information

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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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eriogonum

  • noun any plant of the genus Eriogonum with small clustered flowers

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dusty_miller

  • noun shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
    silver lace; Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum; silver-lace; Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum.
  • noun stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves
    Senecio cineraria; Cineraria maritima.

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mugwort

  • noun any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia

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armeria_maritima

  • noun tufted thrift of seacoasts and mountains of north temperate zone; occasionally grown as a ground cover
    cliff rose; sea pink.

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marsh_st-john's_wort

  • noun perennial marsh herb with pink to mauve flowers; southeastern United States
    Hypericum virginianum.

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avens

  • noun any of various perennials of the genus Geum having usually pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers

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lythrum_hyssopifolia

  • noun annual with small solitary pink flowers; originally of Europe but widely naturalized in moist areas
    grass poly; hyssop loosestrife.

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hypermetropia

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropy; farsightedness; hyperopia; longsightedness.

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field_wormwood

  • noun European wormwood similar to common wormwood in its properties
    Artemisia campestris.

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stingy

  • adjective unwilling to spend
    ungenerous.
    • she practices economy without being stingy
    • an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds
  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    scrimpy; meager; meagerly; meagre.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare

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broomweed

  • noun annual of southwestern United States having rigid woody branches with sticky foliage and yellow flowers
    Gutierrezia texana; broom-weed.

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beggar_lice

  • noun Eurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing
    beggar's lice.
  • noun any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments
    tick trefoil; beggar's lice.

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eye

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

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consumption

  • noun the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    intake; ingestion; uptake.
  • noun involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
    white plague; phthisis; pulmonary tuberculosis; wasting disease.

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yellow_avens

  • noun hairy yellow-flowered plant of eastern Asia and North America
    Geum macrophyllum.
  • noun erect subshrub with deep yellow flowers; Europe and Asia and North America
    Geum alleppicum strictum; Geum strictum.

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charitableness

  • noun generosity as manifested by practicing charity (as for the poor or unfortunate)

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water_avens

  • noun erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals
    purple avens; Geum rivale; Indian chocolate; chocolate root.

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hypericum_prolificum

  • noun stiff shrub having oblong entire leaves and dense cymes of yellow flowers
    shrubby St John's wort; Hypericum spathulatum.

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stinter

  • noun an economizer who stints someone with something

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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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penny-wise

  • adjective satellite thrifty in small matters only

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southernwood

  • noun shrubby European wormwood naturalized in North America; sometimes used in brewing beer
    Artemisia abrotanum.

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chamaecrista_fasciculata

  • noun tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touch; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
    Cassia fasciculata; partridge pea; sensitive pea; wild sensitive plant.

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prairie_lotus

  • noun North American annual with red or rose-colored flowers
    Lotus americanus; compass plant; prairie bird's-foot trefoil; prairie trefoil.

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large_periwinkle

  • noun plant having variegated foliage and used for window boxes
    Vinca major.

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thistle

  • noun any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves

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lupinus_perennis

  • noun stout perennial of eastern and central North America having palmate leaves and showy racemose blue flowers
    Indian beet; sundial lupine; wild lupine; old-maid's bonnet.

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roman_wormwood

  • noun European wormwood; minor source of absinthe
    Artemis pontica.
  • noun glaucous herb of northeastern United States and Canada having loose racemes of yellow-tipped pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Fumaria
    Fumaria sempervirens; Corydalis sempervirens; rock harlequin.

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seriphidium_maritimum

  • noun plants of western and northern European coasts
    sea wormwood; Artemisia maritima.

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iresine_herbstii

  • noun South American plant having green to purple or red branches with green to purple ornamental foliage and spikes of insignificant woolly flowers with dry membranous bracts
    beef plant; Iresine reticulata; beefsteak plant.

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stanleya_pinnata

  • noun perennial of southwestern United States having leathery blue-green pinnatifid leaves and thick plumelike spikes of yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Cleome
    Cleome pinnata; desert plume; prince's-plume.

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tightfisted

  • adjective satellite unwilling to part with money
    hardfisted; closefisted.

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asperula_tinctoria

  • noun creeping European perennial having red or pinkish-white flowers and red roots sometimes used as a substitute for madder in dyeing
    dyer's woodruff.

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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leisureliness

  • noun slowness by virtue of being leisurely

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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parthenium_argentatum

  • noun much-branched subshrub with silvery leaves and small white flowers of Texas and northern Mexico; cultivated as a source of rubber
    guayule.

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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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ononis_spinosa

  • noun Eurasian plant having loose racemes of pink or purple flowers and spiny stems and tough roots
    rest-harrow; restharrow.

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bastard_pimpernel

  • noun weedy plant having short dry chafflike leaves
    chaffweed; false pimpernel.

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charity

  • noun a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
  • noun a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
    brotherly love.

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me

  • noun a state in New England
    Pine Tree State; Maine.

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yellow_bachelor's_button

  • noun bog plant of pine barrens of southeastern United States having spikes of irregular yellow-orange flowers
    Polygala lutea; candyweed; yellow milkwort; orange milkwort.

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pinchgut

  • noun a niggardly person who starves himself (and others)

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artemisia_tridentata

  • noun aromatic shrub of arid regions of western North America having hoary leaves
    blue sage; Seriphidium tridentatum; big sagebrush.

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fringed_polygala

  • noun common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals
    gaywings; bird-on-the-wing; Polygala paucifolia; flowering wintergreen.

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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minimum

  • noun the smallest possible quantity
    lower limit.
  • noun the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right

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teucrium_chamaedrys

  • noun European perennial subshrub with red-purple or bright rose flowers with red and white spots
    wall germander.

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slowness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness.
  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    deliberateness; unhurriedness; deliberation.

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western_sand_cherry

  • noun dwarf ornamental shrub of western United States having large black to red and yellow sweet edible fruit
    Prunus besseyi; Rocky Mountains cherry.

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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coral

  • noun a variable color averaging a deep pink
  • noun the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
    precious coral; red coral.

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pine-weed

  • noun annual wiry-stemmed North American weed with minute scalelike leaves and small yellow flowers
    pineweed; Hypericum gentianoides; orange grass; nitweed.

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tat

  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tackiness; cheapness; sleaze.
  • noun a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture
    Thematic Apperception Test.

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seneka_snakeroot

  • noun eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots
    senega snakeroot; Polygala senega; Seneca snakeroot; senega root; senga root.

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stinginess

  • noun a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money

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restharrow

  • noun Eurasian plant having loose racemes of pink or purple flowers and spiny stems and tough roots
    Ononis spinosa; rest-harrow.
  • noun European woody plant having pink flowers and unifoliate leaves and long tough roots; spreads by underground runners
    Ononis repens; rest-harrow.

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bird

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

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guarded

  • adjective satellite prudent
    restrained.
    • guarded optimism
  • verb to keep watch over
    guard.
    • there would be men guarding the horses

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caution

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    carefulness; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caveat.
    • a caveat against unfair practices

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poison_bush

  • noun any of various Australian evergreen shrubs of the genus Gastrolobium having whorled compound leaves poisonous to livestock and showy yellow to deep reddish-orange flowers followed by two-seeded pods
    poison pea; gastrolobium.
  • noun either of two Australian plants of the genus Swainsona that are poisonous to sheep
    darling pea.

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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little-head_snakeweed

  • noun similar to Gutierrezia sarothrae but with flower heads having fewer rays and disk flowers
    Gutierrezia microcephala.

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bastard_indigo

  • noun East Indian shrub
    Tephrosia purpurea.
  • noun dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers
    Amorpha fruticosa; false indigo.

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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devil's_weed

  • noun tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed
    Tribulus terestris; caltrop.

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great_burdock

  • noun burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
    greater burdock; Arctium lappa; cocklebur.

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provide

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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artemisia_absinthium

  • noun aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
    old man; common wormwood; lad's love; absinthe.

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california_sagebrush

  • noun low ashy-grey California shrub
    California sage; Artemisia californica.

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hypericum_androsaemum

  • noun deciduous bushy Eurasian shrub with golden yellow flowers and reddish-purple fruits from which a soothing salve is made in Spain
    tutsan; common St John's wort.

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scrupulousness

  • noun conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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inadvertency

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    unmindfulness; heedlessness; inadvertence.

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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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artemisia_campestris

  • noun European wormwood similar to common wormwood in its properties
    field wormwood.

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economy

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economic system.
  • noun the efficient use of resources
    • economy of effort

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pink

  • noun a light shade of red
  • noun any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    garden pink.

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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strictness

  • noun conscientious attention to rules and details
    stringency.
  • noun uncompromising resolution
    sternness.

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beauty

  • noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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cleome_pinnata

  • noun perennial of southwestern United States having leathery blue-green pinnatifid leaves and thick plumelike spikes of yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Cleome
    Stanleya pinnata; desert plume; prince's-plume.

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blue_curls

  • noun any of several plants of the genus Trichostema having whorls of small blue flowers

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meadow_beauty

  • noun any of several plants of the genus Rhexia usually having pink-purple to magenta flowers; eastern North America
    deer grass.

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scalable

  • adjective capable of being scaled; possible to scale
    • the scalable slope of a mountain

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senga_root

  • noun eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots
    senega snakeroot; Polygala senega; Seneca snakeroot; Seneka snakeroot; senega root.

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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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tickseed

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America
    tickweed; coreopsis; tick-weed.

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polygonum_orientale

  • noun annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America
    kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate; prince's-plume; princess feather; prince's-feather.

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foresightfulness

  • noun providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
    foresight; foresightedness.

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herb_bennet

  • noun hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
    clover-root; Geum urbanum; cloveroot; wood avens.

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greediness

  • noun an excessive desire for food
    hoggishness; piggishness.
  • noun an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)
    voraciousness; rapaciousness.
    • the greediness of lawyers

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prairie_trefoil

  • noun North American annual with red or rose-colored flowers
    Lotus americanus; compass plant; prairie lotus; prairie bird's-foot trefoil.

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lythrum_salicaria

  • noun marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States
    purple loosestrife; spiked loosestrife.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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desert_plume

  • noun perennial of southwestern United States having leathery blue-green pinnatifid leaves and thick plumelike spikes of yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Cleome
    Stanleya pinnata; Cleome pinnata; prince's-plume.

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geum_alleppicum_strictum

  • noun erect subshrub with deep yellow flowers; Europe and Asia and North America
    yellow avens; Geum strictum.

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longsighted

  • adjective satellite capable of seeing to a great distance
    eagle-eyed; keen-sighted; farseeing.
  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; prospicient; foresightful; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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burr_marigold

  • noun any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
    bur marigold; beggar's-ticks; sticktight; beggar-ticks.

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bidens_tripartita

  • noun bur marigold of temperate Eurasia
    trifid bur marigold; trifid beggar-ticks; European beggar-ticks.

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chariness

  • noun the trait of being cautious and watchful
    wariness.

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old_woman

  • noun a woman who is old
  • noun herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
    dusty miller; beach wormwood; Artemisia stelleriana.

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skinflint

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; scrooge.

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sagacity

  • noun the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
    judgement; sagaciousness; judgment; discernment.
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    judiciousness; sagaciousness.

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basket

  • noun a container that is usually woven and has handles
    handbasket.
  • noun the quantity contained in a basket
    basketful.

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statice

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate salt marshes having spikes of white or mauve flowers
    sea lavender; marsh rosemary.

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foolhardiness

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

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bristly

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    waspish; prickly; splenetic.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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wooly

  • adjective satellite having a fluffy character or appearance
    flocculent; woolly.
  • adjective satellite confused and vague; used especially of thinking
    muddled; muzzy; addled; woolly; befuddled; woolly-headed; wooly-minded.
    • muddleheaded ideas
    • your addled little brain
    • woolly thinking
    • woolly-headed ideas

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frugalness

  • noun prudence in avoiding waste
    frugality.

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magnanimity

  • noun liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
    largess; largesse; munificence; openhandedness.

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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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beach_wormwood

  • noun herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
    old woman; dusty miller; Artemisia stelleriana.

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closeness

  • noun a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
    intimacy.
    • their closeness grew as the night wore on
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    stuffiness.

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knowingness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; consciousness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge

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thoughtfulness

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; musing.
  • noun kind and considerate regard for others
    consideration; considerateness.
    • he showed no consideration for her feelings

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trifle

  • noun a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
  • noun a detail that is considered insignificant
    technicality; triviality.

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wiseness

  • noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
    soundness; wisdom.
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wisdom.

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common_burdock

  • noun a plant that is ubiquitous in all but very acid soil; found in most of Europe and North Africa
    Arctium minus; lesser burdock.

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french_honeysuckle

  • noun European herb with small fragrant crimson or white spurred flowers
    red valerian; Centranthus ruber.
  • noun perennial of southern Europe cultivated for forage and for its nectar-rich pink flowers that make it an important honey crop
    sulla; Hedysarum coronarium.

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broom

  • noun a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
  • noun any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers

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curl

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; coil; curlicue; roll.
  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Robert F. Curl; Robert Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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allegheny_spurge

  • noun low semi-evergreen perennial herb having small spikes of white or pinkish flowers; native to southern United States but grown elsewhere
    Pachysandra procumbens; Allegheny mountain spurge.

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ononis_repens

  • noun European woody plant having pink flowers and unifoliate leaves and long tough roots; spreads by underground runners
    rest-harrow; restharrow.

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swellhead

  • noun a conceited and self-centered person
    egotist; egoist.

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marsh

  • noun low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
    fen; marshland; fenland.
    • thousands of acres of marshland
    • the fens of eastern England
  • noun United States painter (1898-1954)
    Reginald Marsh.

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orange

  • noun round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees
  • noun orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow
    orangeness.

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criminal

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; outlaw; felon.
  • adjective satellite bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    condemnable; deplorable; vicious; reprehensible.
    • a criminal waste of talent
    • a deplorable act of violence
    • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

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tick_trefoil

  • noun any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments
    beggar lice; beggar's lice.

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cagy

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    canny; clever; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite characterized by great caution and wariness
    chary; cagey.
    • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
    • chary of the risks involved
    • a chary investor

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silver_sage

  • noun low much-branched perennial of western United States having silvery leaves; an important browse and shelter plant
    silver sagebrush; gray sage; Seriphidium canum; grey sage; Artemisia cana.

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sparing

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    stinting; frugal; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally
  • verb refrain from harming
    save; spare.

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greater

  • adjective greater in size or importance or degree
    • for the greater good of the community
    • the greater Antilles
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    great.
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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greater_burdock

  • noun burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
    great burdock; Arctium lappa; cocklebur.

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safe

  • noun strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
  • noun a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

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prevision

  • noun a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
  • noun the power to foresee the future
    prescience.

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liberality

  • noun an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
    liberalness.
  • noun the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
    liberalness.

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dock

  • noun an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  • noun any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
    sorrel; sour grass.

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teucrium_canadense

  • noun subshrub with serrate leaves and cream-colored to pink or purple flowers in spikelike racemes; North America
    American germander; wood sage.

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geum_rivale

  • noun erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals
    water avens; purple avens; Indian chocolate; chocolate root.

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kiss

  • noun the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
    buss; osculation.
  • noun a cookie made of egg whites and sugar

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rapaciousness

  • noun extreme gluttony
    edacity; esurience; voracity; rapacity; voraciousness.
  • noun an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)
    voraciousness; greediness.
    • the greediness of lawyers

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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harrow

  • noun a cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil
  • verb draw a harrow over (land)
    disk.

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association

  • noun a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • he joined the Modern Language Association
  • noun the act of consorting with or joining with others
    • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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fringed

  • adjective satellite surrounded as with a border or fringe; sometimes used in combination
    • a large suburban community...fringed by an industrial area
    • a grass-fringed stream
  • verb adorn with a fringe
    fringe.
    • The weaver fringed the scarf

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catgut

  • noun perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
    wild sweet pea; goat's rue; Tephrosia virginiana.
  • noun a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
    gut.

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thyme

  • noun any of various mints of the genus Thymus
  • noun leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables

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wooly_blue_curls

  • noun an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico
    California romero; Trichostema lanatum; black sage.

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beach

  • noun an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
  • verb land on a beach
    • the ship beached near the port

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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trichostema_lanatum

  • noun an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico
    California romero; black sage; wooly blue curls.

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bastard_pennyroyal

  • noun aromatic plant of the eastern United States
    Trichostema dichotomum.

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intricacy

  • noun marked by elaborately complex detail
    elaboration; involution; elaborateness.

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fabian

  • adjective satellite using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation
    • a fabian policy
  • noun a member of the Fabian Society in Britain

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careless

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

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artemis_pontica

  • noun European wormwood; minor source of absinthe
    Roman wormwood.

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california_romero

  • noun an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico
    Trichostema lanatum; black sage; wooly blue curls.

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dwarf_elder

  • noun dwarf herbaceous elder of Europe having pink flowers and a nauseous odor
    danewort; Sambucus ebulus.
  • noun bristly herb of eastern and central North America having black fruit and medicinal bark
    bristly sarsaparilla; bristly sarsparilla; Aralia hispida.

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bacon_and_eggs

  • noun European forage plant having claw-shaped pods introduced in America
    bird's foot clover; Lotus corniculatus; babies' slippers; bird's foot trefoil.
  • noun eggs (fried or scrambled) served with bacon

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artemisia_californica

  • noun low ashy-grey California shrub
    California sage; California sagebrush.

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telescope

  • noun a magnifier of images of distant objects
    scope.
  • verb crush together or collapse
    • In the accident, the cars telescoped
    • my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack

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camphorweed

  • noun aromatic plant of western United States
    Trichostema lanceolatum; vinegarweed; turpentine camphor weed.

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lad's_love

  • noun aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
    old man; Artemisia absinthium; common wormwood; absinthe.

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goat

  • noun any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
    caprine animal.
  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks
    stooge; laughingstock; butt.

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desmodium_tortuosum

  • noun West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil
    Desmodium purpureum; beggarweed.

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vinca_major

  • noun plant having variegated foliage and used for window boxes
    large periwinkle.

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arctium_minus

  • noun a plant that is ubiquitous in all but very acid soil; found in most of Europe and North Africa
    common burdock; lesser burdock.

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trichostema_lanceolatum

  • noun aromatic plant of western United States
    camphorweed; vinegarweed; turpentine camphor weed.

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gaywings

  • noun common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals
    fringed polygala; bird-on-the-wing; Polygala paucifolia; flowering wintergreen.

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thoroughness

  • noun conscientiousness in performing all aspects of a task

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ungenerous

  • adjective lacking in magnanimity
    meanspirited.
    • it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.
    • a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive
  • adjective unwilling to spend
    stingy.
    • she practices economy without being stingy
    • an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

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circumspection

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun the trait of being circumspect and prudent
    caution.

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flower

  • noun a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  • noun reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
    blossom; bloom.

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st_peter's_wort

  • noun European perennial St John's wort; Ireland and France to western Siberia
    Hypericum maculatum; Hypericum tetrapterum.

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sticktight

  • noun any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
    burr marigold; bur marigold; beggar's-ticks; beggar-ticks.
  • noun parasitic on especially the heads of chickens
    Echidnophaga gallinacea; sticktight flea.

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bidens_coronata

  • noun North American bur marigold with large flowers
    tickseed sunflower; Bidens trichosperma.

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syd

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self-seeking

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; expedience; self-interest.
  • adjective satellite interested only in yourself
    self-serving.

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bennet

  • noun avens of Virginia having pale or greenish yellow flowers
    Geum virginianum; white avens.
  • noun North American white-flowered avens
    white avens; Geum canadense.

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centaury

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Centaurium
  • noun any plant of the genus Centaurea

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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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presbyopia

  • noun a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45
    farsightedness.

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prospicient

  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; foresightful; longsighted; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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wild_sarsparilla

  • noun common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America
    false sarsaparilla; Aralia nudicaulis; wild sarsaparilla.

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economize

  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    conserve; husband; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit
  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    save; economise.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now

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centauria_calcitrapa

  • noun Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America
    caltrop; star-thistle.

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tickseed_sunflower

  • noun North American bur marigold with large flowers
    Bidens trichosperma; Bidens coronata.

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darling

  • noun a special loved one
    ducky; favourite; deary; favorite; pet; dearie.
  • noun an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River
    Darling River.

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marigold

  • noun any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers

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presbyopic

  • adjective able to see distant objects clearly
    farsighted.

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false_pimpernel

  • noun weedy plant having short dry chafflike leaves
    chaffweed; bastard pimpernel.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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spanish_needles

  • noun the seed of bur marigolds
    beggar-ticks.
  • noun common bur marigold of the eastern United States
    Bidens bipinnata.

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umbrella

  • noun a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
  • noun a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
    • an air umbrella over England

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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lesser_burdock

  • noun a plant that is ubiquitous in all but very acid soil; found in most of Europe and North Africa
    Arctium minus; common burdock.

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aeonium_haworthii

  • noun perennial subshrub of Tenerife having leaves in rosettes resembling pinwheels
    pinwheel.

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shrubby_st_john's_wort

  • noun stiff shrub having oblong entire leaves and dense cymes of yellow flowers
    Hypericum prolificum; Hypericum spathulatum.

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basket_flower

  • noun annual of southwestern United States cultivated for its purple flower heads and its bracts that resemble small baskets
    Centaurea americana.

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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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provident

  • adjective providing carefully for the future
    • wild squirrels are provident
    • a provident father plans for his children's education
  • adjective satellite careful in regard to your own interests
    • the prudent use and development of resources
    • wild squirrels are provident

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senna_obtusifolia

  • noun cosmopolitan tropical herb or subshrub with yellow flowers and slender curved pods; a weed; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
    sicklepod; Cassia tora.

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qui

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geum_macrophyllum

  • noun hairy yellow-flowered plant of eastern Asia and North America
    yellow avens.

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linnaea_borealis_americana

  • noun similar to the twinflower of northern Europe and Asia
    American twinflower.

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princess

  • noun a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

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care

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

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artemisia_stelleriana

  • noun herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
    old woman; dusty miller; beach wormwood.

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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punk

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.
  • noun substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)

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subshrub

  • noun low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
    suffrutex.

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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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argyranthemum_frutescens

  • noun perennial subshrub of the Canary Islands having usually pale yellow daisylike flowers; often included in genus Chrysanthemum
    Paris daisy; marguerite daisy; marguerite; Chrysanthemum frutescens.

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daisy

  • noun any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl

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trichostema_dichotomum

  • noun aromatic plant of the eastern United States
    bastard pennyroyal.

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grey_sage

  • noun low much-branched perennial of western United States having silvery leaves; an important browse and shelter plant
    silver sage; silver sagebrush; gray sage; Seriphidium canum; Artemisia cana.

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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neglect

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

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sagewort

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saving

  • noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    economy.
    • it was a small economy to walk to work every day
    • there was a saving of 50 cents
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; rescue; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

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eryngo

  • noun any plant of the genus Eryngium
    eringo.

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prairie_sagewort

  • noun silky-leaved aromatic perennial of dry northern parts of the northern hemisphere; has tawny florets
    wormwood sage; Artemisia frigida.

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bonnet

  • noun a hat tied under the chin
    poke bonnet.
  • noun protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
    cowling; hood; cowl.
    • there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars
    • the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine

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elder

  • noun a person who is older than you are
    senior.
  • noun any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
    elderberry bush.

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sarsparilla

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dyer's_woodruff

  • noun creeping European perennial having red or pinkish-white flowers and red roots sometimes used as a substitute for madder in dyeing
    Asperula tinctoria.

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pachysandra_terminalis

  • noun slow-growing Japanese evergreen subshrub having terminal spikes of white flowers; grown as a ground cover
    Japanese spurge.

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miss

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; girl; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    misfire.

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mingy

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    tight; miserly; mean.
    • a mean person
    • he left a miserly tip

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rashness

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

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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beefsteak_plant

  • noun plant grown for its ornamental red or purple foliage
    Perilla frutescens crispa.
  • noun South American plant having green to purple or red branches with green to purple ornamental foliage and spikes of insignificant woolly flowers with dry membranous bracts
    Iresine herbstii; beef plant; Iresine reticulata.

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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niggardliness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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hedysarum_coronarium

  • noun perennial of southern Europe cultivated for forage and for its nectar-rich pink flowers that make it an important honey crop
    sulla; French honeysuckle.

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polygala_senega

  • noun eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots
    senega snakeroot; Seneca snakeroot; Seneka snakeroot; senega root; senga root.

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liberalness

  • noun an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
    liberality.
  • noun the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
    liberality.

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periwinkle

  • noun chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
  • noun commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
    cayenne jasmine; rose periwinkle; old maid; Madagascar periwinkle; red periwinkle; Cape periwinkle; Catharanthus roseus; Vinca rosea.

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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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bounty

  • noun payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
    premium.
  • noun the property of copious abundance
    bountifulness; amplitude.

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overcautious

  • adjective satellite unnecessarily cautious
    • sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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puniness

  • noun the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
    pettiness; slightness; triviality.
  • noun smallness of stature
    stuntedness; runtiness.

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remote

  • noun a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
    remote control.
    • he lost the remote for his TV
  • adjective satellite located far away spatially
    distant.
    • distant lands
    • remote stars

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store

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    shop.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun a supply of something available for future use
    fund; stock.
    • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

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centaurea_gymnocarpa

  • noun a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust
    dusty miller; Centaurea cineraria.

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aralia_nudicaulis

  • noun common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America
    false sarsaparilla; wild sarsparilla; wild sarsaparilla.

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gaudy

  • noun (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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timid

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    cautious.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing fear and lack of confidence

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elaboration

  • noun addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
    amplification.
    • a few remarks added in amplification and defense
    • an elaboration of the sketch followed
  • noun the result of improving something
    refinement.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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painstakingness

  • noun the trait of being painstaking and careful
    conscientiousness.

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tightwad

  • noun a miserly person
    cheapskate.

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forethought

  • noun planning or plotting in advance of acting
    premeditation.
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; care.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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wisdom

  • noun accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wiseness.

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sea_lavender

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate salt marshes having spikes of white or mauve flowers
    statice; marsh rosemary.

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unmindfulness

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    heedlessness; inadvertence; inadvertency.

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parsimonious

  • adjective satellite excessively unwilling to spend
    penurious.
    • parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
    • lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence

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conscientiousness

  • noun the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience
  • noun the trait of being painstaking and careful
    painstakingness.

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clover-root

  • noun hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
    herb bennet; Geum urbanum; cloveroot; wood avens.

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chintzy

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; cheesy.
  • adjective satellite embarrassingly stingy
    cheap; chinchy.

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rabbitweed

  • noun low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
    Gutierrezia sarothrae; rabbit-weed; snakeweed; broom snakeroot; turpentine weed; broom snakeweed.

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hypermetropy

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropia; farsightedness; hyperopia; longsightedness.

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improvidence

  • noun a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
    shortsightedness.

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grocery

  • noun a marketplace where groceries are sold
    food market; market; grocery store.
    • the grocery store included a meat market
  • noun (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer
    foodstuff.

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sand_sage

  • noun silver-haired shrub of central and southern United States and Mexico; a troublesome weed on rangelands
    silvery wormwood; Artemisia filifolia.

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sundial_lupine

  • noun stout perennial of eastern and central North America having palmate leaves and showy racemose blue flowers
    Lupinus perennis; Indian beet; wild lupine; old-maid's bonnet.

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heedlessness

  • noun a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
    inattentiveness.
  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    mindlessness; rashness.

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piffling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; niggling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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matilija_poppy

  • noun tall branching subshrub of California and Mexico often cultivated for its silvery-blue foliage and large fragrant white flowers
    California tree poppy; Romneya coulteri.

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penuriousness

  • noun a state of lacking money
    impecuniousness; pennilessness.
  • noun a disposition to be niggardly with money

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grey

  • noun any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
    gray.
    • the Confederate army was a vast grey
  • noun United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
    Zane Grey.

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frugal

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    stinting; sparing; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally

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hedysarum_boreale

  • noun perennial of western United States having racemes of pink to purple flowers followed by flat pods that separate into nearly orbicular joints
    sweet vetch.

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lilliputian

  • noun a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  • noun a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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acquisition

  • noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    • the acquisition of wealth
    • the acquisition of one company by another
  • noun something acquired
    • a recent acquisition by the museum

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senega

  • noun dried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin
  • noun perennial bushy herb of central and southern United States having white flowers with green centers and often purple crest; similar to Seneca snakeroot
    Polygala alba.

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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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plumbagineous

(Bot.) Pertaining to natural order (Plumbagineæ) of gamopetalous herbs, of which plumbago is the type. The order includes also the marsh rosemary, the thrift, and a few other genera.

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old-maid's_bonnet

  • noun stout perennial of eastern and central North America having palmate leaves and showy racemose blue flowers
    Lupinus perennis; Indian beet; sundial lupine; wild lupine.

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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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foresighted

  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; prospicient; foresightful; longsighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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beggar

  • noun a pauper who lives by begging
    mendicant.
  • verb be beyond the resources of
    • This beggars description!

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broom_snakeweed

  • noun low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
    Gutierrezia sarothrae; rabbit-weed; rabbitweed; snakeweed; broom snakeroot; turpentine weed.

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chocolate_root

  • noun erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals
    water avens; purple avens; Geum rivale; Indian chocolate.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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louse

  • noun wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
    sucking louse.
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; worm.

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loosestrife

  • noun any of numerous herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lythrum
  • noun any of various herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lysimachia

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elaborateness

  • noun marked by elaborately complex detail
    intricacy; elaboration; involution.
  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
    ornateness.

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wild_sweet_pea

  • noun perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
    goat's rue; Tephrosia virginiana; catgut.

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churl

  • noun a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
    Goth; boor; tyke; barbarian; peasant; tike.
  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    niggard; skinflint; scrooge.

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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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mountain

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

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bastard

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; SOB; prick; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    whoreson; illegitimate; by-blow; illegitimate child; love child.

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foresightedness

  • noun providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
    foresight; foresightfulness.

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evasion

  • noun a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    equivocation.
  • noun the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    nonpayment.
    • his evasion of all his creditors
    • he was indicted for nonpayment

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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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small_beer

  • noun something of small importance
    trifle; trivia; triviality.

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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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silvery

  • adjective satellite resembling or reminiscent of silver
    silvern.
    • a soft silvern voice
    • singing in her silvery tones
  • adjective satellite having the white lustrous sheen of silver
    silvern; silver.
    • a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap
    • repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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geum_canadense

  • noun North American white-flowered avens
    white avens; bennet.

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beggarly

  • adjective satellite marked by poverty befitting a beggar
    mean.
    • a beggarly existence in the slums
    • a mean hut
  • adjective satellite (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
    mean.

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retrench

  • verb tighten one's belt; use resources carefully
  • verb make a reduction, as in one's workforce
    • The company had to retrench

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swainsona_galegifolia

  • noun erect or trailing perennial of eastern Australia having axillary racemes of blue to purple or red flowers
    smooth darling pea.

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sicklepod

  • noun cosmopolitan tropical herb or subshrub with yellow flowers and slender curved pods; a weed; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
    Senna obtusifolia; Cassia tora.
  • noun North American rock cress having very long curved pods
    Arabis Canadensis.

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swelled

  • adjective satellite feeling self-importance
    big; vainglorious.
    • too big for his britches
    • had a swelled head
    • he was swelled with pride
  • verb increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    swell.
    • The music swelled to a crescendo

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chary

  • adjective satellite characterized by great caution and wariness
    cagy; cagey.
    • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
    • chary of the risks involved
    • a chary investor

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polygala_vulgaris

  • noun small European perennial with numerous branches having racemes of blue, pink or white flowers; formerly reputed to promote human lactation
    common milkwort; gand flower.

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bachelor

  • noun a man who has never been married
    unmarried man.
  • noun a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
    bachelor-at-arms; knight bachelor.

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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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openhandedness

  • noun liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
    largess; largesse; munificence; magnanimity.

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forethoughtful

  • adjective satellite thoughtful of the future
    • careful forethoughtful planning

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eggs

  • noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
    egg.
  • noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
    egg.

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allegheny_mountain_spurge

  • noun low semi-evergreen perennial herb having small spikes of white or pinkish flowers; native to southern United States but grown elsewhere
    Pachysandra procumbens; Allegheny spurge.

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miserly

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    tight; mingy; mean.
    • a mean person
    • he left a miserly tip

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niggardness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; tightness; parsimony.

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wormwood_sage

  • noun silky-leaved aromatic perennial of dry northern parts of the northern hemisphere; has tawny florets
    Artemisia frigida; prairie sagewort.

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narcism

  • noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
    narcissism; self-love.
    • self-love that shut out everyone else

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tutsan

  • noun deciduous bushy Eurasian shrub with golden yellow flowers and reddish-purple fruits from which a soothing salve is made in Spain
    Hypericum androsaemum; common St John's wort.

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hypericum_tetrapterum

  • noun European perennial St John's wort; Ireland and France to western Siberia
    Hypericum maculatum; St Peter's wort.

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measured

  • adjective having notes of fixed rhythmic value
    mensurable; mensural.
  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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conspicuous

  • adjective obvious to the eye or mind
    • a tower conspicuous at a great distance
    • wore conspicuous neckties
    • made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening
  • adjective satellite without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
    blatant; blazing.
    • blatant disregard of the law
    • a blatant appeal to vanity
    • a blazing indiscretion

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corchorus

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Corchorus having large leaves and cymose clusters of yellow flowers; a source of jute
  • noun widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia
    genus Corchorus.

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bounteousness

  • noun generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
    bounty.

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stringency

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    tightness.
  • noun conscientious attention to rules and details
    strictness.

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star-thistle

  • noun Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America
    Centauria calcitrapa; caltrop.

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industry

  • noun the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
    • each industry has its own trade publications
  • noun the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
    manufacture.
    • American industry is making increased use of computers to control production

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meticulousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulosity.

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artemisia_cana

  • noun low much-branched perennial of western United States having silvery leaves; an important browse and shelter plant
    silver sage; silver sagebrush; gray sage; Seriphidium canum; grey sage.

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marsh_rosemary

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate salt marshes having spikes of white or mauve flowers
    sea lavender; statice.

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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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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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dodging

  • noun nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    evasion; escape.
    • his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
    • that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; scheme.

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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cocklebur

  • noun any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs
    cockleburr; cockle-burr; cockle-bur.
  • noun burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
    great burdock; greater burdock; Arctium lappa.

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big_sagebrush

  • noun aromatic shrub of arid regions of western North America having hoary leaves
    blue sage; Seriphidium tridentatum; Artemisia tridentata.

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lotus

  • noun native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers
    Indian lotus; Nelumbo nucifera; sacred lotus.
  • noun annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs
    genus Lotus.

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beggar's_lice

  • noun Eurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing
    beggar lice.
  • noun any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments
    beggar lice; tick trefoil.

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cheap

  • adjective relatively low in price or charging low prices
    inexpensive.
    • it would have been cheap at twice the price
    • inexpensive family restaurants
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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economise

  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    economize; save.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; husband.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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concurrent_negligence

  • noun (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately

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broom_snakeroot

  • noun low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
    Gutierrezia sarothrae; rabbit-weed; rabbitweed; snakeweed; turpentine weed; broom snakeweed.

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opportunism

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    expedience; self-interest; self-seeking.

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closefisted

  • adjective satellite unwilling to part with money
    hardfisted; tightfisted.

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milkwort

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Polygala

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sundial

  • noun timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial

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miller

  • noun someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
  • noun United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
    Glenn Miller; Alton Glenn Miller.

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longsightedness

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropia; hypermetropy; farsightedness; hyperopia.

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phlomis

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Phlomis; grown primarily for their dense whorls of lipped flowers and attractive foliage

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parsimony

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimoniousness; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness.

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economist

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economic expert.

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marguerite

  • noun tall leafy-stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers; widely naturalized; often placed in genus Chrysanthemum
    moon daisy; ox-eyed daisy; white daisy; oxeye daisy; Chrysanthemum leucanthemum; Leucanthemum vulgare.
  • noun perennial subshrub of the Canary Islands having usually pale yellow daisylike flowers; often included in genus Chrysanthemum
    Paris daisy; Argyranthemum frutescens; marguerite daisy; Chrysanthemum frutescens.

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trefoil

  • noun any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
    medic; medick.
  • noun a plant of the genus Trifolium
    clover.

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linnaea_borealis

  • noun creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell-shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs
    twinflower.

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hoary

  • adjective satellite showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    gray-headed; gray; grey-haired; grey-headed; grizzly; grey; white-haired; hoar; gray-haired.
    • whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
    • nodded his hoary head
  • adjective satellite ancient
    rusty.
    • hoary jokes

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earned

  • adjective gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action
    • a well-earned reputation for honesty
    • earned income
    • an earned run in baseball
  • 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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beggar-ticks

  • noun the seed of bur marigolds
    Spanish needles.
  • noun any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
    burr marigold; bur marigold; beggar's-ticks; sticktight.

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plume

  • noun anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
    • a plume of smoke
    • grass with large plumes
  • noun a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

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coral_gem

  • noun low-growing much-branched perennial of Canary Islands having orange-red to scarlet or purple flowers; naturalized in United States
    Lotus berthelotii.

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wood_avens

  • noun hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
    clover-root; herb bennet; Geum urbanum; cloveroot.

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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dilatoriness

  • noun slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
    procrastination.

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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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great_st_john's_wort

  • noun perennial shrub having large star-shaped yellow flowers in narrowly pyramidal cymes
    Hypericum ascyron; Hypericum pyramidatum.

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awareness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; consciousness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    sentience.
    • the crash intruded on his awareness

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parsimoniousness

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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cube

  • noun a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces
    regular hexahedron.
  • noun a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
    block.

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california_sage

  • noun low ashy-grey California shrub
    California sagebrush; Artemisia californica.

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prince's-plume

  • noun annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America
    kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate; Polygonum orientale; princess feather; prince's-feather.
  • noun perennial of southwestern United States having leathery blue-green pinnatifid leaves and thick plumelike spikes of yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Cleome
    Stanleya pinnata; Cleome pinnata; desert plume.

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lady's cushion

(Bot.) An herb growing in dense tufts; the thrift (Armeria vulgaris).

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creeping_st_john's_wort

  • noun creeping evergreen shrub with bright yellow star-shaped summer flowers; useful as ground cover
    Hypericum calycinum.

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pimpernel

  • noun European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads
    salad burnet; Poterium sanguisorba; burnet bloodwort.
  • noun any of several plants of the genus Anagallis

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unhurried

  • adjective relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste
    • people strolling about in an unhurried way
    • an unhurried walk
    • spoke in a calm and unhurried voice
  • adjective satellite capable of accepting delay with equanimity
    • was unhurried with the small children

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rest-harrow

  • noun Eurasian plant having loose racemes of pink or purple flowers and spiny stems and tough roots
    Ononis spinosa; restharrow.
  • noun European woody plant having pink flowers and unifoliate leaves and long tough roots; spreads by underground runners
    Ononis repens; restharrow.

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tighten_one's_belt

  • verb live frugally and use less resources
    • In the new economy, we all have to learn to tighten our belts

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procrastination

  • noun the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
    shillyshally; cunctation.
  • noun slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
    dilatoriness.

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cushion

  • noun a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    shock; shock absorber.
    • the old car needed a new set of shocks
  • noun the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

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compass

  • noun navigational instrument for finding directions
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; range; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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jerusalem_sage

  • noun a spreading subshrub of Mediterranean regions cultivated for dense axillary whorls of purple or yellow flowers
    Phlomis fruticosa.

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wise

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

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prunus_besseyi

  • noun dwarf ornamental shrub of western United States having large black to red and yellow sweet edible fruit
    Western sand cherry; Rocky Mountains cherry.

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gem

  • noun art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    treasure.
  • noun a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
    stone; gemstone.
    • he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
    • she had jewels made of all the rarest stones

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gray

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

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attentiveness

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • noun the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others

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chrysanthemum_frutescens

  • noun perennial subshrub of the Canary Islands having usually pale yellow daisylike flowers; often included in genus Chrysanthemum
    Paris daisy; Argyranthemum frutescens; marguerite daisy; marguerite.

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paying_attention

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    attentiveness; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    thoughtful; attentive; heedful.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing

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geum_virginianum

  • noun avens of Virginia having pale or greenish yellow flowers
    white avens; bennet.

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orange_grass

  • noun annual wiry-stemmed North American weed with minute scalelike leaves and small yellow flowers
    pineweed; pine-weed; Hypericum gentianoides; nitweed.

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spiked

  • adjective satellite having a long sharp point
  • verb stand in the way of
    spike.

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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egoist

  • noun a conceited and self-centered person
    swellhead; egotist.
  • noun a self-centered person with little regard for others
    egocentric.

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american_spikenard

  • noun unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico
    life-of-man; Aralia racemosa; petty morel.

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precaution

  • noun a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    guard; safeguard.
    • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
    • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    • we let our guard down
  • noun the trait of practicing caution in advance

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punctiliousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    scrupulousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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niggard

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; skinflint; scrooge.

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seriphidium_canum

  • noun low much-branched perennial of western United States having silvery leaves; an important browse and shelter plant
    silver sage; silver sagebrush; gray sage; grey sage; Artemisia cana.

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largesse

  • noun a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
    largess.
  • noun liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
    largess; munificence; magnanimity; openhandedness.

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niggling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb worry unnecessarily or excessively
    niggle; fuss; fret.
    • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now

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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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expedience

  • noun the quality of being suited to the end in view
    expediency.
  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; self-interest; self-seeking.

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sea

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

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culpable

  • adjective satellite deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
    blameable; blameworthy; censurable; blamable; blameful.
    • blameworthy if not criminal behavior
    • censurable misconduct
    • culpable negligence

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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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wort

  • noun usually used in combination: `liverwort'; `milkwort'; `whorlywort'
  • noun unfermented or fermenting malt

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watchfulness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    vigilance; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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rosemary

  • noun widely cultivated for its fragrant grey-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery
    Rosmarinus officinalis.
  • noun extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats

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purple_loosestrife

  • noun marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States
    Lythrum salicaria; spiked loosestrife.

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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judiciousness

  • noun good judgment
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    sagaciousness; sagacity.

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footling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; piffling; niggling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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familiarity

  • noun personal knowledge or information about someone or something
    conversance; conversancy; acquaintance.
  • noun usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

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smooth_darling_pea

  • noun erect or trailing perennial of eastern Australia having axillary racemes of blue to purple or red flowers
    Swainsona galegifolia.

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heedfulness

  • noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
    mindfulness.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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teucrium_scorodonia

  • noun European germander with one-sided racemes of yellow flowers; naturalized in North America
    wood sage.

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artemisia_abrotanum

  • noun shrubby European wormwood naturalized in North America; sometimes used in brewing beer
    southernwood.

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dryas_octopetala

  • noun creeping evergreen shrub with large white flowers; widely distributed in northern portions of Eurasia and North America
    mountain avens.

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twinflower

  • noun creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell-shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs
    Linnaea borealis.

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cloveroot

  • noun hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
    clover-root; herb bennet; Geum urbanum; wood avens.

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frugality

  • noun prudence in avoiding waste
    frugalness.

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sage_brush

  • noun any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium
    sagebrush.

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egotist

  • noun a conceited and self-centered person
    swellhead; egoist.

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prairie_dock

  • noun stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns
    Parthenium integrifolium; wild quinine; American feverfew.

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genus_armeria

  • noun shrubby or herbaceous low-growing evergreen perennials
    Armeria.

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importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

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attention

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attending.
  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention

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blue_sage

  • noun sage of western North America to Central America having violet-blue flowers; widespread in cultivation
    Salvia lancifolia; Salvia reflexa.
  • noun Texas sage having intensely blue flowers
    Salvia farinacea; mealy sage.

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supermarket

  • noun a large self-service grocery store selling groceries and dairy products and household goods

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shrubby

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a shrub
    fruticulose; fruticose.

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fiddling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; trivial; piddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk; fiddle.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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tribulus_terestris

  • noun tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed
    devil's weed; caltrop.

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flowering

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    efflorescence; blossoming; florescence; anthesis; inflorescence.
  • noun a developmental process
    unfolding.
    • the flowering of antebellum culture

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egotism

  • noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    swelled head; self-importance.
  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    self-importance; ego.

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trifid_beggar-ticks

  • noun bur marigold of temperate Eurasia
    trifid bur marigold; European beggar-ticks; Bidens tripartita.

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penurious

  • adjective satellite not having enough money to pay for necessities
    pinched; penniless; in straitened circumstances; impecunious; hard up.
  • adjective satellite excessively unwilling to spend
    parsimonious.
    • parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
    • lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence

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munificence

  • noun liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
    largess; largesse; magnanimity; openhandedness.

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phlomis_fruticosa

  • noun a spreading subshrub of Mediterranean regions cultivated for dense axillary whorls of purple or yellow flowers
    Jerusalem sage.

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carelessness

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

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purple

  • noun a purple color or pigment
    purpleness.
  • noun of imperial status
    • he was born to the purple

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self-interest

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; expedience; self-seeking.
  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; egocentrism; egoism; self-concern.

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illiberality

  • noun a disposition not to be liberal (generous) with money

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sensitive

  • noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    spiritualist; medium.
    • he consulted several mediums
  • adjective responsive to physical stimuli
    • a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
    • a sensitive voltmeter
    • sensitive skin
    • sensitive to light

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sweet_wormwood

  • noun wormwood of southeastern Europe to Iran
    Artemisia annua.

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cognizance

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; consciousness; awareness.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun range of what one can know or understand
    ken.
    • beyond my ken

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poverty

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poorness; impoverishment.

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passing

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

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genus

  • noun a general kind of something
    • ignore the genus communism
  • noun (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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wild_buckwheat

  • noun low-growing shrub with spreading branches and flowers in loose heads; desert regions of western United States (California to Utah)
    Erigonum fasciculatum; California buckwheat.

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scope

  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; range; compass.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power
  • noun the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    setting; background.
    • you can't do that in a university setting

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hyssop_loosestrife

  • noun annual with small solitary pink flowers; originally of Europe but widely naturalized in moist areas
    Lythrum hyssopifolia; grass poly.

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duty

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    obligation; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
    • the duties of the job

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matchbush

  • noun any of several plants of the genus Gutierrezia having tiny flower heads that resemble the heads of matches
    matchweed.

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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sweet

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

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loan

  • noun the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
  • noun a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English
    loanword.

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poly

(Bot.) A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatæ, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus. Spelt also poley.

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rabbit-weed

  • noun low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
    Gutierrezia sarothrae; rabbitweed; snakeweed; broom snakeroot; turpentine weed; broom snakeweed.

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dereliction

  • noun a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
    delinquency; willful neglect.
    • he inherited his delinquency from his father
    • his derelictions were not really intended as crimes
    • his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities
  • noun willful negligence

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anti

  • noun a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)
    • the antis smelled victory after a long battle
  • adjective not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)

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hypericum_maculatum

  • noun European perennial St John's wort; Ireland and France to western Siberia
    St Peter's wort; Hypericum tetrapterum.

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artemisia_filifolia

  • noun silver-haired shrub of central and southern United States and Mexico; a troublesome weed on rangelands
    silvery wormwood; sand sage.

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cliff_rose

  • noun tufted thrift of seacoasts and mountains of north temperate zone; occasionally grown as a ground cover
    sea pink; Armeria maritima.

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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mindful

  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    aware.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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beef

  • noun cattle that are reared for their meat
    beef cattle.
  • noun meat from an adult domestic bovine
    boeuf.

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lotus_corniculatus

  • noun European forage plant having claw-shaped pods introduced in America
    bird's foot clover; bacon and eggs; babies' slippers; bird's foot trefoil.

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mindfulness

  • noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
    heedfulness.

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blue_star

  • noun subshrubs of southeastern United States forming slow-growing clumps and having blue flowers in short terminal cymes
    Amsonia tabernaemontana.

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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minginess

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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beer

  • noun a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops

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interest

  • noun a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    involvement.
    • an interest in music
  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    sake.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest

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indian_beet

  • noun stout perennial of eastern and central North America having palmate leaves and showy racemose blue flowers
    Lupinus perennis; sundial lupine; wild lupine; old-maid's bonnet.

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feather

  • noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    plumage; plume.
  • noun turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
    feathering.

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common_milkwort

  • noun small European perennial with numerous branches having racemes of blue, pink or white flowers; formerly reputed to promote human lactation
    Polygala vulgaris; gand flower.

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sloppiness

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

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vigilance

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    watchfulness; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    watchfulness; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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sharp-sightedness

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    acuity; visual acuity.
  • noun lively attentiveness
    alertness; on the qui vive.

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darling_pea

  • noun either of two Australian plants of the genus Swainsona that are poisonous to sheep
    poison bush.

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beef_plant

  • noun South American plant having green to purple or red branches with green to purple ornamental foliage and spikes of insignificant woolly flowers with dry membranous bracts
    Iresine herbstii; Iresine reticulata; beefsteak plant.

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contributory

  • adjective satellite tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
    contributing; contributive; tributary; conducive.
    • working conditions are not conducive to productivity
    • the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city
    • a contributory factor

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woodruff

  • noun Old World fragrant stoloniferous perennial having small white flowers and narrow leaves used as flavoring and in sachets; widely cultivated as a ground cover; in some classifications placed in genus Asperula
    waldmeister; sweet woodruff; Asperula odorata; fragrant bedstraw; Galium odoratum.
  • noun any plant of the genus Asperula

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hypericum_hypericoides

  • noun low shrubby plant having yellow flowers with four petals arranged in a cross; Bermuda and southeastern United States to West Indies and eastern Mexico
    low St Andrew's cross.

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paris_daisy

  • noun perennial subshrub of the Canary Islands having usually pale yellow daisylike flowers; often included in genus Chrysanthemum
    Argyranthemum frutescens; marguerite daisy; marguerite; Chrysanthemum frutescens.

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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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hypericum_gentianoides

  • noun annual wiry-stemmed North American weed with minute scalelike leaves and small yellow flowers
    pineweed; pine-weed; orange grass; nitweed.

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old_man

  • noun a man who is very old
    graybeard; greybeard; Methuselah.
  • noun a familiar term of address for a man
    old boy.

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paying

  • adjective satellite yielding a fair profit
    gainful; paid.
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    pay.
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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beggar's-ticks

  • noun any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
    burr marigold; bur marigold; sticktight; beggar-ticks.

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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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farseeing

  • adjective satellite capable of seeing to a great distance
    eagle-eyed; longsighted; keen-sighted.
  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farsighted; long; prospicient; foresightful; longsighted; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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sagebrush

  • noun any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium
    sage brush.

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pettiness

  • noun narrowness of mind or ideas or views
  • noun the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
    puniness; slightness; triviality.

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orange_milkwort

  • noun bog plant of pine barrens of southeastern United States having spikes of irregular yellow-orange flowers
    Polygala lutea; yellow bachelor's button; candyweed; yellow milkwort.

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deer_grass

  • noun any of several plants of the genus Rhexia usually having pink-purple to magenta flowers; eastern North America
    meadow beauty.

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horseshoe

  • noun game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes
  • noun U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
    shoe.

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lesser

  • adjective of less size or importance
    • the lesser anteater
    • the lesser of two evils
  • adjective satellite smaller in size or amount or value
    • the lesser powers of Europe
    • the lesser anteater

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diapensia

  • noun any boreal low-growing evergreen plant of the genus Diapensia

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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hypericum_perforatum

  • noun yellow-flowered perennial common in fields and waste places but a weed in rangelands
    klammath weed.

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economiser

  • noun a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste
    economizer.

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aralia_hispida

  • noun bristly herb of eastern and central North America having black fruit and medicinal bark
    bristly sarsaparilla; bristly sarsparilla; dwarf elder.

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pennyroyal

  • noun Eurasian perennial mint have small lilac-blue flowers and ovate leaves; yields an aromatic oil
    Mentha pulegium.
  • noun erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine
    American pennyroyal; Hedeoma pulegioides.

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hypericum_crux_andrae

  • noun shrubby plant having yellow to apricot flowers with four petals arranged in a cross; southeastern United States: New York to Texas
    St Andrews's cross.

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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procedure

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

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arctium_lappa

  • noun burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
    great burdock; greater burdock; cocklebur.

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downsizing

  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    retrenchment; curtailment.
  • verb dismiss from work
    downsize.
    • three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis

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inadvertence

  • noun an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
    oversight.
  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    unmindfulness; heedlessness; inadvertency.

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myrtle

  • noun widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny leaves and usually blue-violet flowers
    Vinca minor.
  • noun any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Myrtus

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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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be

  • noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
    atomic number 4; glucinium; beryllium.
  • verb have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
    • John is rich
    • This is not a good answer

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hippocrepis_comosa

  • noun European woody perennial with yellow umbellate flowers followed by flattened pods that separate into horseshoe-shaped joints
    horseshoe vetch.

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gray_sage

  • noun low much-branched perennial of western United States having silvery leaves; an important browse and shelter plant
    silver sage; silver sagebrush; Seriphidium canum; grey sage; Artemisia cana.

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foresightful

  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; prospicient; longsighted; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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comparative

  • noun the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    comparative degree.
    • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • adjective relating to or based on or involving comparison
    • comparative linguistics

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conserve

  • noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    preserve; preserves; conserves.
  • verb keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
    • Energy is conserved in this process

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cat_thyme

  • noun Mediterranean germander having small hairy leaves and reddish purple flowers; attractive to cats
    marum; Teucrium marum.

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trifid_bur_marigold

  • noun bur marigold of temperate Eurasia
    trifid beggar-ticks; European beggar-ticks; Bidens tripartita.

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absinthe

  • noun aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
    old man; Artemisia absinthium; common wormwood; lad's love.
  • noun strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
    absinth.

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gutierrezia_sarothrae

  • noun low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
    rabbit-weed; rabbitweed; snakeweed; broom snakeroot; turpentine weed; broom snakeweed.

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generic

  • noun a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
    generic wine.
  • noun any product that can be sold without a brand name

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bidens_bipinnata

  • noun common bur marigold of the eastern United States
    Spanish needles.

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bird's_foot_clover

  • noun European forage plant having claw-shaped pods introduced in America
    Lotus corniculatus; bacon and eggs; babies' slippers; bird's foot trefoil.

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seeking

  • noun the act of searching for something
    quest.
    • a quest for diamonds
  • noun an attempt to acquire or gain something

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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largess

  • noun a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
    largesse.
  • noun liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
    largesse; munificence; magnanimity; openhandedness.

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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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erigonum_fasciculatum

  • noun low-growing shrub with spreading branches and flowers in loose heads; desert regions of western United States (California to Utah)
    wild buckwheat; California buckwheat.

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soundness

  • noun a state or condition free from damage or decay
  • noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
    wiseness; wisdom.

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polygala_paucifolia

  • noun common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals
    fringed polygala; gaywings; bird-on-the-wing; flowering wintergreen.

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development

  • noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
    • he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency
    • they funded research and development
  • noun a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
    evolution.
    • the development of his ideas took many years
    • the evolution of Greek civilization
    • the slow development of her skill as a writer

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beggarweed

  • noun West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil
    Desmodium purpureum; Desmodium tortuosum.

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geum_strictum

  • noun erect subshrub with deep yellow flowers; Europe and Asia and North America
    Geum alleppicum strictum; yellow avens.

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gutierrezia_microcephala

  • noun similar to Gutierrezia sarothrae but with flower heads having fewer rays and disk flowers
    little-head snakeweed.

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meticulosity

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulousness.

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prosperity

  • noun an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
  • noun the condition of prospering; having good fortune
    successfulness.

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devil

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

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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weed

  • noun any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
  • noun a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
    mourning band.

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seneca_snakeroot

  • noun eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots
    senega snakeroot; Polygala senega; Seneka snakeroot; senega root; senga root.

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retrenchment

  • noun entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    downsizing; curtailment.

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tightfistedness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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picayune

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction

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false_sarsaparilla

  • noun common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America
    wild sarsparilla; Aralia nudicaulis; wild sarsaparilla.

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cautiousness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; carefulness.
    • a man of caution

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american_feverfew

  • noun stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns
    Parthenium integrifolium; wild quinine; prairie dock.

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wild_sarsaparilla

  • noun common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America
    false sarsaparilla; wild sarsparilla; Aralia nudicaulis.

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economy_of_scale

  • noun the saving in cost of production that is due to mass production

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silver_sagebrush

  • noun low much-branched perennial of western United States having silvery leaves; an important browse and shelter plant
    silver sage; gray sage; Seriphidium canum; grey sage; Artemisia cana.

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bristly_sarsaparilla

  • noun bristly herb of eastern and central North America having black fruit and medicinal bark
    bristly sarsparilla; dwarf elder; Aralia hispida.

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framework

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    model; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun the underlying structure
    fabric.
    • providing a factual framework for future research
    • it is part of the fabric of society

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camphor

  • noun a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment

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amsonia_tabernaemontana

  • noun subshrubs of southeastern United States forming slow-growing clumps and having blue flowers in short terminal cymes
    blue star.

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swainsona_grandiflora

  • noun shrubby perennial of southern Australia having downy or woolly stems and undersides of leaves and racemes of red to pink flowers
    Swainsona greyana; hairy darling pea.

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candyweed

  • noun bog plant of pine barrens of southeastern United States having spikes of irregular yellow-orange flowers
    Polygala lutea; yellow bachelor's button; yellow milkwort; orange milkwort.

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indigo

  • noun a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
    anil; indigotin.
  • noun deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye
    indigo plant; Indigofera tinctoria.

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negligence

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

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consciousness

  • noun an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
    • he lost consciousness
  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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money

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

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executive

  • noun a person responsible for the administration of a business
    executive director.
  • noun persons who administer the law

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culpable_negligence

  • noun (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
    criminal negligence.

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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hairy_darling_pea

  • noun shrubby perennial of southern Australia having downy or woolly stems and undersides of leaves and racemes of red to pink flowers
    Swainsona grandiflora; Swainsona greyana.

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product

  • noun commodities offered for sale
    ware; merchandise.
    • good business depends on having good merchandise
    • that store offers a variety of products
  • noun an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
    production.
    • they improve their product every year
    • they export most of their agricultural production

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artemis_spinescens

  • noun a perennial that is valuable as sheep forage in the United States
    bud brush; bud sagebrush.

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scrooge

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; skinflint.

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senega_root

  • noun eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots
    senega snakeroot; Polygala senega; Seneca snakeroot; Seneka snakeroot; senga root.

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hoary_pea

  • noun a plant of the genus Tephrosia having pinnate leaves and white or purplish flowers and flat hairy pods

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miserliness

  • noun total lack of generosity with money

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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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tick

  • noun a metallic tapping sound
    ticking.
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
  • noun any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

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sunflower

  • noun any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
    helianthus.

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pineweed

  • noun annual wiry-stemmed North American weed with minute scalelike leaves and small yellow flowers
    pine-weed; Hypericum gentianoides; orange grass; nitweed.

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hypericum_calycinum

  • noun creeping evergreen shrub with bright yellow star-shaped summer flowers; useful as ground cover
    creeping St John's wort.

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rose

  • noun any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
    rosebush.
  • noun pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
    blush wine; pink wine; rose wine.

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umbrella_plant

  • noun rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems; colonizes stream banks in the Sierra Nevada in California
    Peltiphyllum peltatum; Darmera peltata; Indian rhubarb.
  • noun late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters
    Eriogonum allenii.

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matchweed

  • noun any of several plants of the genus Gutierrezia having tiny flower heads that resemble the heads of matches
    matchbush.

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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criminal_negligence

  • noun (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
    culpable negligence.

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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sweet_vetch

  • noun perennial of western United States having racemes of pink to purple flowers followed by flat pods that separate into nearly orbicular joints
    Hedysarum boreale.

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geum_urbanum

  • noun hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
    clover-root; herb bennet; cloveroot; wood avens.

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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chaffweed

  • noun weedy plant having short dry chafflike leaves
    bastard pimpernel; false pimpernel.

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narcissism

  • noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
    narcism; self-love.
    • self-love that shut out everyone else

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american_germander

  • noun subshrub with serrate leaves and cream-colored to pink or purple flowers in spikelike racemes; North America
    wood sage; Teucrium canadense.

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big

  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large.
    • 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
  • adjective satellite significant
    • graduation was a big day in his life

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chinchy

  • adjective satellite embarrassingly stingy
    chintzy; cheap.

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smallness

  • noun the property of having a relatively small size
    littleness.
  • noun the property of being a relatively small amount
    • he was attracted by the smallness of the taxes

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suffering

  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; agony.
  • noun misery resulting from affliction
    woe.

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voraciousness

  • noun excessive desire to eat
    ravenousness; edacity; esurience; voracity.
  • noun extreme gluttony
    edacity; esurience; voracity; rapacity; rapaciousness.

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partridge

  • noun flesh of either quail or grouse
  • noun heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
    tinamou.

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bigheartedness

  • noun the quality of being kind and generous

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trivia

  • noun something of small importance
    trifle; small beer; triviality.
  • noun (Middle Ages) an introductory curriculum at a medieval university involving grammar and logic and rhetoric; considered to be a triple way to eloquence
    trivium.

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burdock

  • noun any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs
    clotbur.

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rocky_mountains_cherry

  • noun dwarf ornamental shrub of western United States having large black to red and yellow sweet edible fruit
    Western sand cherry; Prunus besseyi.

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mindlessness

  • noun total lack of meaning or ideas
    pointlessness; vacuity; senselessness; inanity.
  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    heedlessness; rashness.

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beach_heather

  • noun small heathlike plant covered with white down growing on beaches in northeastern North America
    poverty grass; Hudsonia tomentosa.