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tough-skinned

  • adjective satellite having a relatively tough outer covering
  • adjective satellite insensitive to criticism
    thick-skinned.

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wilfulness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    unruliness; fractiousness; willfulness.

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liverish

  • adjective satellite suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
    bilious; livery.
  • adjective satellite irritable as if suffering from indigestion
    dyspeptic; bilious; atrabilious.

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hard_to_please

  • adjective satellite (of persons) "his father was a hard-to-please taskmaster"
    hard-to-please.
    • was very hard to please

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existing

  • adjective satellite presently existing
    • the existing system
  • verb have an existence, be extant
    be; exist.
    • Is there a God?

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shoot_for

  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    aspire; draw a bead on; aim.

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huffy

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; feisty.
  • adjective satellite roused to anger
    sore; mad.
    • stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain
    • she gets mad when you wake her up so early
    • mad at his friend
    • sore over a remark

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skin

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

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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highly_sensitive

  • adjective satellite readily affected by various agents
    • a highly sensitive explosive is easily exploded by a shock
    • a sensitive colloid is readily coagulated

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plodding

  • noun hard monotonous routine work
    donkeywork; drudgery; grind.
  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plod.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere

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dreadful

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

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unfeeling

  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling for others
    hardhearted; stonyhearted.
    • an unfeeling wretch
  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling or sensation
    • unfeeling trees

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byzantine

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
  • adjective of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it
    • Byzantine monks
    • Byzantine rites

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tactfulness

  • noun consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
    tact.

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scold

  • noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    nagger; common scold; nag; scolder.
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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intensive

  • noun a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
    intensifier.
    • `up' in `finished up' is an intensifier
    • `honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier
  • adjective satellite characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form
    • the questioning was intensive
    • intensive care
    • research-intensive
    • a labor-intensive industry

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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touchily

  • adverb in a touchy manner
    • he touchily refused all offers to help

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obstinate

  • verb persist stubbornly
    • he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    stubborn; unregenerate.

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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rumbustious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; robustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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inclement

  • adjective (of weather or climate) severe
  • adjective used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy
    • the harsh sentence of an inclement judge

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blistering

  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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pachydermatous

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms
    pachydermic; pachydermous; pachydermal.
  • adjective satellite emotionally hardened
    indurate; callous.
    • a callous indifference to suffering
    • cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion

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rambunctious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rumbustious; robustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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disobedient

  • adjective not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
    • disobedient children
  • adjective satellite unwilling to submit to authority
    unruly.
    • unruly teenagers

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leathered

  • adjective satellite resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable
    leatherlike; coriaceous; leathery.
  • verb whip with a leather strap
    leather.

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awful

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

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cognisant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognizant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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indurate

  • verb become fixed or established
    • indurated customs
  • verb make hard or harder
    harden.
    • The cold hardened the butter

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witting

  • adjective aware or knowing
    • a witting tool of the Communists
  • adjective satellite intentionally conceived
    conscious.
    • a conscious effort to speak more slowly
    • a conscious policy

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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compassionate

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; sympathize with; feel for.
  • adjective showing or having compassion
    • heard the soft and compassionate voices of women

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hard-bitten

  • adjective satellite tough and callous by virtue of experience
    pugnacious; hard-boiled.

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robustious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; rumbustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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acerb

  • adjective satellite sour or bitter in taste
    astringent; acerbic.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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road_sense

  • noun good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road

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hercules

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Herakles; Heracles.
  • noun a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis

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insubordinate

  • adjective not submissive to authority
    • a history of insubordinate behavior
    • insubordinate boys
  • adjective satellite disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
    resistant; resistive.

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bowelless

  • adjective satellite ruthless in competition
    fierce; cutthroat.
    • cutthroat competition
    • bowelless readiness to take advantage

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punishing

  • adjective resulting in punishment
    • the king imposed a punishing tax
  • verb impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    penalize; punish; penalise.
    • The students were penalized for showing up late for class
    • we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again

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ireful

  • adjective satellite feeling or showing extreme anger
    irate.
    • irate protesters
    • ireful words

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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grump

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; crank; crosspatch.

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value

  • noun a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    • the value assigned was 16 milliseconds
  • noun the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    • the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

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rigorous

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    strict.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    tight; stringent.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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unmitigable

  • adjective satellite incapable of being mitigated
    • stern and unmitigable accusations

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acid

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    Elvis; Zen; dose; battery-acid; back breaker; window pane; pane; Lucy in the sky with diamonds; loony toons; dot; superman.

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inanimate

  • adjective belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things
    • the word `car' is inanimate
  • adjective not endowed with life
    nonliving; non-living.
    • the inorganic world is inanimate
    • inanimate objects

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offended

  • adjective satellite hurt or upset
    pained.
    • she looked offended
    • face had a pained and puzzled expression
  • verb cause to feel resentment or indignation
    offend; pique.
    • Her tactless remark offended me

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ruthless

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    unpitying; remorseless; pitiless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty

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heaviness

  • noun the property of being comparatively great in weight
    weightiness.
    • the heaviness of lead
  • noun persisting sadness
    • nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss

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photosensitive

  • adjective satellite sensitive to visible light
    light-sensitive.
    • photographic film is light-sensitive

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sulphurous

  • adjective of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
    sulfurous.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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volatile

  • noun a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    • it was heated to evaporate the volatiles
  • adjective evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    • volatile oils
    • volatile solvents

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crabby_person

  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crab.

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learned

  • adjective satellite having or showing profound knowledge
    erudite.
    • a learned jurist
    • an erudite professor
  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn; learn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate

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unruly

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; rumbustious; robustious; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class
  • adjective satellite unwilling to submit to authority
    disobedient.
    • unruly teenagers

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oversensitiveness

  • noun sensitivity leading to easy irritation or upset

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responsiveness

  • noun responsive to stimulation
    reactivity.
  • noun the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events

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strenuousness

  • noun extreme effortfulness
    arduousness.

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feisty

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    spunky; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; huffy.

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understanding

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; discernment.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    agreement.
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers

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good_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; horse sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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fractious

  • adjective satellite stubbornly resistant to authority or control
    refractory; recalcitrant.
    • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
    • a refractory child
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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active

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

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observing

  • adjective satellite quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
    observant.
  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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irritating

  • adjective satellite causing irritation or annoyance
    pestering; nettlesome; plaguey; plaguy; galling; teasing; vexing; pesky; bothersome; vexatious; annoying; pestiferous.
    • tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork
    • aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport
    • found it galling to have to ask permission
    • an irritating delay
    • nettlesome paperwork
    • a pesky mosquito
    • swarms of pestering gnats
    • a plaguey newfangled safety catch
    • a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him
    • a vexatious child
    • it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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grumpiness

  • noun a fussy and eccentric disposition
    crotchetiness; crankiness; contrariness.

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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life_eternal

  • noun life without beginning or end
    eternal life.

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involved

  • adjective connected by participation or association or use
    • we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved
    • the problems involved
    • the involved muscles
    • I don't want to get involved
    • everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified
  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    involve; affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business

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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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bunglesome

  • adjective satellite difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
    clumsy; awkward; ungainly.
    • an awkward bundle to carry
    • a load of bunglesome paraphernalia
    • clumsy wooden shoes
    • the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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whiny

  • adjective satellite habitually complaining
    fretful; whiney; querulous.
    • a whiny child

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burdensome

  • adjective satellite not easily borne; wearing; I only had to greet the guests"
    onerous; taxing.
    • the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return
    • my duties weren't onerous
    • a taxing schedule

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snappish

  • adjective satellite apt to speak irritably
    snappy.
    • a snappish tone of voice

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exacting

  • adjective having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    fastidious.
    • fastidious microorganisms
    • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements
  • verb claim as due or just
    exact; demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan

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existent

  • adjective having existence or being or actuality
    existing.
    • an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient
    • much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran
  • adjective being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; not ghosts"
    real.
    • real objects
    • real people
    • a film based on real life
    • a real illness
    • real humility
    • Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

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bunker

  • noun a hazard on a golf course
    trap; sand trap.
  • noun a large container for storing fuel
    • the ship's bunkers were full of coal

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astute

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; shrewd.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

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burdensomeness

  • noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty
    heaviness; onerousness; oppressiveness.

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toughness

  • noun enduring strength and energy
    stamina; staying power.
  • noun the property of being big and strong
    huskiness; ruggedness.

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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problematic

  • adjective satellite open to doubt or debate
    problematical; debatable.
    • If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic
  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; elusive; baffling; problematical; knotty.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home

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apprehensive

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

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highly

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

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exsanguinous

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    bloodless; exsanguine.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden

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hard-and-fast

  • adjective satellite (of rules) stringently enforced
    strict.
    • hard-and-fast rules

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sensitize

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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stern

  • noun the rear part of a ship
    poop; quarter; after part; tail.
  • noun United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
    Isaac Stern.

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grouchy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy; fussy.

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gimmick

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    catch.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    gubbins; gismo; thingumabob; whatchamacallit; doohickey; doodad; thingumajig; widget; whatsis; thingamabob; thingummy; thingmabob; whatchamacallum; doojigger; thingamajig; thingmajig; gizmo.
    • she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket
    • there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use

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ungainly

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    clumsy; gawky; unwieldy; clunky.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adjective satellite difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
    clumsy; bunglesome; awkward.
    • an awkward bundle to carry
    • a load of bunglesome paraphernalia
    • clumsy wooden shoes
    • the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl

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sensitise

  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine
  • verb make sensitive to a drug or allergen
    sensitize.
    • Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen

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stone-dead

  • adjective satellite as lifeless as a stone

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reactive

  • adjective participating readily in reactions
    • sodium is a reactive metal
    • free radicals are very reactive
  • adjective satellite reacting to a stimulus
    responsive.
    • the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons

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catchy

  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    tricky.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow
  • adjective satellite likely to attract attention
    attention-getting.
    • a catchy title for a movie

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angry

  • adjective feeling or showing anger
    • angry at the weather
    • angry customers
    • an angry silence
    • sending angry letters to the papers
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; wild; tempestuous.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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irritate

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
    • Aspirin irritates my stomach

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live

  • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    dwell; inhabit; populate.
    • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
    • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
    • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
    • deer are populating the woods
  • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    • we had to live frugally after the war

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indocile

  • adjective satellite of persons
    ungovernable; unruly; uncontrollable.
    • the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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sighted

  • adjective able to see
  • verb catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    spy; sight.
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

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wise_to

  • adjective satellite evidencing the possession of inside information
    knowing; wise.

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effortfulness

  • noun the quality of requiring deliberate effort

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laboured

  • adjective satellite lacking natural ease
    labored; strained.
    • a labored style of debating
  • verb work hard
    moil; travail; dig; grind; labour; drudge; toil; labor; fag.
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long

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spoilt

  • adjective satellite having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
    spoiled.
    • a spoiled child
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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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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sore

  • noun an open skin infection
  • adjective satellite hurting
    raw; sensitive; tender.
    • the tender spot on his jaw

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rigid

  • adjective satellite incapable of or resistant to bending
    stiff.
    • a rigid strip of metal
    • a table made of rigid plastic
    • a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
    • stiff hair
    • a stiff neck
  • adjective satellite incapable of compromise or flexibility
    strict.

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unforgiving

  • adjective unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
    • a surly unforgiving old woman
  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood

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cunning

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

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fly

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

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pulseless

  • adjective satellite appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse
    breathless; inanimate.
    • an inanimate body
    • pulseless and dead

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gruff

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    ill-humored; crusty; ill-humoured; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply
  • adjective satellite deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
    hoarse; husky.
    • gruff voices
    • the dog's gruff barking
    • hoarse cries
    • makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson

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sour

  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    tartness; sourness.

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thin

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

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tortuous

  • adjective satellite highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    Byzantine; tangled; convoluted; involved; knotty.
    • the Byzantine tax structure
    • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
    • convoluted legal language
    • convoluted reasoning
    • the plot was too involved
    • a knotty problem
    • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
    • Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott
    • tortuous legal procedures
    • tortuous negotiations lasting for months
  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    twisty; twisting; voluminous; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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aspirant

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    hopeful; wannabee; wannabe; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
  • adjective satellite desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    wishful; aspiring.

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deceased

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; deceased person; dead soul.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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murmuring

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    muttering; mutter; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    grumbling; grumble; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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embarrassing

  • adjective satellite hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
    unenviable; awkward; sticky.
    • awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
    • an awkward pause followed his remark
    • a sticky question
    • in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    embarrass; abash.

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challenging

  • adjective satellite requiring full use of your abilities or resources
    ambitious.
    • ambitious schedule
    • performed the most challenging task without a mistake
  • verb take exception to
    challenge; gainsay; dispute.
    • She challenged his claims

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callosity

  • noun an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
    callus.
  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    callousness; insensibility; hardness; unfeelingness.

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tetchiness

  • noun feeling easily irritated
    testiness; touchiness.

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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vinegary

  • adjective satellite tasting or smelling like vinegar
    acetose; vinegarish; acetous.
  • adjective satellite having a sour disposition; ill-tempered
    vinegarish.

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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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refine

  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune.
    • refine one's style of writing
  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    rarify; elaborate; complicate.
    • refine a design or pattern

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perverseness

  • noun deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    contrariness; perversity.
  • noun deliberately deviating from what is good
    perversity.
    • there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism

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hard-to-please

  • adjective satellite (of persons) "his father was a hard-to-please taskmaster"
    hard to please.
    • was very hard to please

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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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awkward

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

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awkwardness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of an embarrassing situation
    nuisance value.
    • he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal

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complaining

  • adjective expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
    complaintive.
    • a complaining boss
  • verb express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    plain; kvetch; sound off; kick; complain; quetch.
    • My mother complains all day
    • She has a lot to kick about

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calculative

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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immune

  • noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • adjective relating to the condition of immunity
    • the immune system

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hot

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

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vital

  • adjective satellite urgently needed; absolutely necessary
    critical.
    • a critical element of the plan
    • critical medical supplies
    • vital for a healthy society
    • of vital interest
  • adjective satellite performing an essential function in the living body
    life-sustaining.
    • vital organs
    • blood and other vital fluids
    • the loss of vital heat in shock
    • a vital spot
    • life-giving love and praise

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tangled

  • adjective in a confused mass
    • pushed back her tangled hair
    • the tangled ropes
  • verb force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    embroil; sweep; drag; drag in; sweep up; tangle.
    • They were swept up by the events
    • don't drag me into this business

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thin-skinned

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; huffy; feisty.

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irascible

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; hotheaded; short-tempered; choleric.
    • a hotheaded commander
  • adjective satellite characterized by anger
    choleric.
    • a choleric outburst
    • an irascible response

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abrasive

  • noun a substance that abrades or wears down
    abradant; abrasive material.
  • adjective satellite causing abrasion
    scratchy.

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curmudgeonly

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; ill-humored; crusty; ill-humoured.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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aspiring

  • adjective satellite desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    wishful; aspirant.
  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    aspire; draw a bead on; shoot for; aim.

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penetrative

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing
    penetrating.
    • a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface
    • a cold penetrating wind
    • a penetrating odor

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tetchy

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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ornery

  • adjective satellite having a difficult and contrary disposition
    crotchety; cantankerous.
    • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

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demanding

  • adjective requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
    • found the job very demanding
    • a baby can be so demanding
  • verb request urgently and forcefully
    demand.
    • The victim's family is demanding compensation
    • The boss demanded that he be fired immediately
    • She demanded to see the manager

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discomfort

  • noun the state of being tense and feeling pain
    uncomfortableness.
  • noun an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
    soreness; irritation.

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mad

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

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numb

  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; blunt; dull.
    • The shock numbed her senses
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; asleep.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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petulance

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; choler; crossness; fretfulness; peevishness; fussiness.

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short-tempered

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; hotheaded; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander

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severity

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severeness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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disagreeable

  • adjective not to your liking
    • a disagreeable situation
  • adjective satellite unpleasant to interact with
    • a disagreeable old man

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misanthropic

  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropical; cynical.
  • adjective satellite hating mankind in general
    misanthropical.

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elusive

  • adjective satellite difficult to describe
    • a haunting elusive odor
  • adjective satellite skillful at eluding capture
    • a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline

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conscious

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

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light

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

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arduous

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; grueling; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace
  • adjective satellite taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
    straining; strenuous.
    • his final, straining burst of speed
    • a strenuous task
    • your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

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needy

  • noun needy people collectively
    • they try to help the needy
  • adjective satellite poor enough to need help from others
    poverty-stricken; necessitous; impoverished; destitute; indigent.

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thorny

  • adjective satellite bristling with perplexities
    • the thorny question of states' rights
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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responsibility

  • 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
    duty; obligation.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun the proper sphere or extent of your activities
    province.
    • it was his province to take care of himself

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furious

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme and violent energy
    fierce; ferocious; savage.
    • a ferocious beating
    • fierce fighting
    • a furious battle
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    enraged; angered; maddened; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd

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nous

  • noun common sense
    • she has great social nous
  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; mind.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head

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aliveness

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; animation.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
    animateness; liveness.

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dream

  • noun a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
    dreaming.
    • I had a dream about you last night
  • noun imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
    dreaming.
    • he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality

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labour-intensive

  • adjective satellite requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital
    labor-intensive.
    • cottage industries are labor intensive

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executed

  • adjective satellite put to death as punishment
    • claimed the body of the executed traitor
  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    execute; put to death.
    • In some states, criminals are executed

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gumption

  • noun sound practical judgment
    mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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wit

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; humor; humour.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; brain.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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self-willed

  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; wilful; headstrong; froward.

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insight

  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    penetration.
  • noun a feeling of understanding
    perceptiveness; perceptivity.

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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perceptive

  • adjective of or relating to perception
    • perceptive faculties
  • adjective having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment
    • a perceptive eye
    • a perceptive observation

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rigorousness

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun excessive sternness
    harshness; stiffness; severity; severeness; inclemency; rigor; rigour; hardness; rigourousness.
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp

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dyspeptic

  • noun a person suffering from indigestion
  • adjective satellite suffering from dyspepsia

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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at_rest

  • adjective satellite in a state of repose or especially sleep
  • adjective satellite dead
    gone; departed; at peace; asleep; deceased.
    • he is deceased
    • our dear departed friend

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complicate

  • verb make more complicated
    perplex.
    • There was a new development that complicated the matter
  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    rarify; elaborate; refine.
    • refine a design or pattern

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deathly

  • adjective satellite having the physical appearance of death
    deathlike.
    • a deathly pallor
  • adjective satellite causing or capable of causing death
    deadly; mortal.
    • a fatal accident
    • a deadly enemy
    • mortal combat
    • a mortal illness

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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wishful

  • adjective having or expressing desire for something
    desirous.
    • desirous of high office
    • desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem
  • adjective satellite desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    aspirant; aspiring.

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nonviable

  • adjective satellite not capable of living or developing successfully

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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late

  • adjective being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    • late evening
    • late 18th century
    • a late movie
    • took a late flight
    • had a late breakfast
  • adjective satellite after the expected or usual time; delayed
    tardy; belated.
    • a belated birthday card
    • I'm late for the plane
    • the train is late
    • tardy children are sent to the principal
    • always tardy in making dental appointments

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crotchetiness

  • noun a fussy and eccentric disposition
    grumpiness; crankiness; contrariness.

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choleric

  • adjective satellite easily moved to anger
    • men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells
  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; hotheaded; short-tempered; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander

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smouldering

  • adjective satellite showing scarcely suppressed anger
    smoldering.
    • her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering"- James Hensel
  • verb have strong suppressed feelings
    smolder; smoulder.

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tempestuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    stormy.
    • a stormy argument
    • a stormy marriage
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; angry; wild.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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quick-tempered

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    hot-tempered; hotheaded; short-tempered; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander

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good

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

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fractiousness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    unruliness; willfulness; wilfulness.

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insensibility

  • noun a lack of sensibility
  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    callousness; callosity; hardness; unfeelingness.

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mother_wit

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; horse sense; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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ambition

  • noun a cherished desire
    aspiration; dream.
    • his ambition is to own his own business
  • noun a strong drive for success
    ambitiousness.

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flea

  • noun any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

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unpitying

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    ruthless; remorseless; pitiless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty

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pettish

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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cartilaginous

  • adjective of or relating to cartilage
  • adjective satellite difficult to chew
    gristly; rubbery.

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grueling

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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grumbling

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; rumbling; grumble.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumble; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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rocky

  • adjective satellite abounding in rocks or stones
    bouldery; stony; bouldered.
    • rocky fields
    • stony ground
    • bouldery beaches
  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    jumpy; jolty; jolting; bumpy; rough.
    • a rough ride

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unmerciful

  • adjective having or showing no mercy
    merciless.
    • the merciless enemy
    • a merciless critic
    • gave him a merciless beating

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headstrong

  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; wilful; froward; self-willed.

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reasonable

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    sensible.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective satellite not excessive or extreme
    fairish; fair.
    • a fairish income
    • reasonable prices

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boisterous

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; rumbustious; robustious; unruly.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class
  • adjective satellite full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
    knockabout.
    • boisterous practical jokes
    • knockabout comedy

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umbrageous

  • adjective satellite filled with shade
    shady; shadowy; shadowed.
    • the shady side of the street
    • the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed
    • we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove
    • cool umbrageous woodlands
  • adjective satellite angered at something unjust or wrong
    outraged; incensed; indignant.
    • an indignant denial
    • incensed at the judges' unfairness
    • a look of outraged disbelief
    • umbrageous at the loss of their territory

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uncompassionate

  • adjective lacking compassion or feeling for others
    • nor silver-shedding tears could penetrate her uncompassionate sire"- Shakespeare

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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dour

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • adjective satellite harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    forbidding; grim.
    • a dour, self-sacrificing life
    • a forbidding scowl
    • a grim man loving duty more than humanity
    • undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

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defensiveness

  • noun excessive sensitivity to criticism
    • his defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence
    • the fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness

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nettlesome

  • adjective satellite causing irritation or annoyance
    pestering; plaguey; plaguy; galling; teasing; vexing; pesky; bothersome; vexatious; annoying; pestiferous; irritating.
    • tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork
    • aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport
    • found it galling to have to ask permission
    • an irritating delay
    • nettlesome paperwork
    • a pesky mosquito
    • swarms of pestering gnats
    • a plaguey newfangled safety catch
    • a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him
    • a vexatious child
    • it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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exanimate

  • adjective satellite deprived of life; no longer living
    lifeless.
    • a lifeless body

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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word

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

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aggravated

  • adjective satellite made more severe or intense especially in law
    • aggravated assault
  • verb make worse
    worsen; aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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willfulness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    unruliness; fractiousness; wilfulness.

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surly

  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    ugly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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irritation

  • noun the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
    botheration; annoyance; vexation.
  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; temper.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood

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out

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

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irritability

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    choler; crossness; fretfulness; petulance; peevishness; fussiness.
  • noun excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
    excitability.

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living

  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    life.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • noun people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living

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misanthropical

  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropic; cynical.
  • adjective satellite hating mankind in general
    misanthropic.

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infuriated

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; enraged; angered; maddened.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb make furious
    infuriate; incense; exasperate.

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god

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    deity; divinity; immortal.
  • noun the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
    Supreme Being.

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sapient

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    perspicacious; sagacious.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators

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nociceptive

  • adjective satellite caused by or in response to pain
    • a nociceptive spinal reflex

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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sharp-eyed

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; quick-sighted; lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    quick-sighted; sharp-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon

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viable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    executable; workable; practicable; feasible.
  • adjective satellite capable of life or normal growth and development
    • viable seeds
    • a viable fetus

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red

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

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soulless

  • adjective satellite lacking sensitivity or the capacity for deep feeling

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unwieldy

  • adjective difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
    unmanageable.
    • we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter
    • almost dropped the unwieldy parcel
  • adjective satellite difficult to work or manipulate
    • unwieldy rules and regulations

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eternal

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite tiresomely long; seemingly without end
    interminable; endless.
    • endless debates
    • an endless conversation
    • the wait seemed eternal
    • eternal quarreling
    • an interminable sermon

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sharp-worded

  • adjective satellite harsh
    sharp; tart.
    • sharp criticism
    • a sharp-worded exchange
    • a tart remark

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difficulty

  • noun an effort that is inconvenient
    trouble.
    • I went to a lot of trouble
    • he won without any trouble
    • had difficulty walking
    • finished the test only with great difficulty
  • noun a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
    • serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent

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complicated

  • adjective satellite difficult to analyze or understand
    • a complicated problem
    • complicated Middle East politics
  • verb make more complicated
    complicate; perplex.
    • There was a new development that complicated the matter

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emulation

  • noun ambition to equal or excel
  • noun (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another

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thick-skinned

  • adjective satellite insensitive to criticism
    tough-skinned.

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peevishness

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; choler; crossness; fretfulness; petulance; fussiness.
  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; biliousness; pettishness; surliness; snappishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

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wrath

  • noun intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
  • noun belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    anger; ira; ire.

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tortuousness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    contortion; crookedness; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun puzzling complexity
    complicatedness; complication; knottiness.

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perceptible

  • adjective capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
    • a perceptible limp
    • easily perceptible sounds
    • perceptible changes in behavior
  • adjective satellite easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
    • a perceptible sense of expectation in the court

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shirty

  • adjective satellite (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed
    snorty.

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terrible

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

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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labored

  • adjective satellite lacking natural ease
    strained; laboured.
    • a labored style of debating
  • verb strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    push; drive; labor; labour; tug.
    • She tugged for years to make a decent living
    • We have to push a little to make the deadline!
    • She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

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disturbed

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

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sensify

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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eternal_life

  • noun life without beginning or end
    life eternal.

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aspire

  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    draw a bead on; shoot for; aim.

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fallen

  • adjective satellite having dropped by the force of gravity
    • fallen leaves covered the forest floor
    • sat on a fallen tree trunk
  • verb descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    fall.
    • The branch fell from the tree
    • The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse

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maddened

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; enraged; angered; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
    madden; craze.

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enraged

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; angered; maddened; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb put into a rage; make violently angry
    enrage.

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lividity

  • noun a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored
  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; achromasia; luridness; wanness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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shrewish

  • adjective satellite continually complaining or faultfinding
    nagging.
    • a shrewish wife
    • nagging parents

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at_peace

  • adjective satellite dead
    gone; departed; at rest; asleep; deceased.
    • he is deceased
    • our dear departed friend

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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god-awful

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant
    hellish; beastly.
    • hellish weather
    • stop that god-awful racket

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subtlety

  • noun a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    nicety; refinement; nuance; shade.
    • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
    • don't argue about shades of meaning
  • noun the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
    niceness.
    • you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew

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petulant

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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powerful

  • adjective having great power or force or potency or effect
    • the most powerful government in western Europe
    • his powerful arms
    • a powerful bomb
    • the horse's powerful kick
    • powerful drugs
    • a powerful argument
  • adjective satellite strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
    knock-down.
    • a knock-down blow

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straining

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

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clumsy

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    gawky; unwieldy; clunky; ungainly.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; inapt; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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wrathful

  • adjective satellite vehemently incensed and condemnatory
    wroth; wrothful.
    • they trembled before the wrathful queen
    • but wroth as he was, a short struggle ended in reconciliation

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stark

  • adjective satellite devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
    crude; blunt.
    • the blunt truth
    • the crude facts
    • facing the stark reality of the deadline
  • adjective satellite severely simple
    severe; austere; stern.
    • a stark interior

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radiate

  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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quality

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

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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breathless

  • adjective not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
    dyspnoeal; dyspneic; dyspneal; dyspnoeic.
    • breathless at thought of what I had done
    • breathless from running
    • followed the match with breathless interest
  • adjective satellite tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
    breathtaking.
    • a breathless flight
    • breathtaking adventure

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sisyphean

  • adjective of or relating to Sisyphus
  • adjective satellite both extremely effortful and futile

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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callous

  • verb make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
    cauterise; cauterize.
  • adjective satellite emotionally hardened
    pachydermatous; indurate.
    • a callous indifference to suffering
    • cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion

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excitable

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

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quick-sighted

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    sharp-eyed; sharp-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon

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storm

  • noun a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
    violent storm.
  • noun a violent commotion or disturbance
    tempest.
    • the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away
    • it was only a tempest in a teapot

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ticklish

  • adjective satellite difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    touchy; delicate.
    • delicate negotiations with the big powers
    • hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
    • a touchy subject

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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merciless

  • adjective having or showing no mercy
    unmerciful.
    • the merciless enemy
    • a merciless critic
    • gave him a merciless beating

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insightful

  • adjective satellite exhibiting insight or clear and deep perception
    • an insightful parent
    • the chapter is insightful and suggestive of new perspectives"-R.C.Angell

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surliness

  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; biliousness; pettishness; snappishness; peevishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

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fibrous

  • adjective satellite having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
    hempen.
  • adjective satellite (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
    unchewable; stringy; sinewy.

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doomed

  • noun people who are destined to die soon
    lost.
    • the agony of the doomed was in his voice
  • verb decree or designate beforehand
    destine; doom; fate; designate.
    • She was destined to become a great pianist

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mentality

  • noun a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
    outlook; mind-set; mindset.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; brainpower; brain; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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coriaceous

  • adjective satellite resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable
    leatherlike; leathery; leathered.

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eyed

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

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austere

  • adjective satellite severely simple
    severe; stark; stern.
    • a stark interior
  • adjective satellite of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    stern.
    • an austere expression
    • a stern face

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rampant

  • adjective satellite unrestrained and violent
    • rampant aggression
  • adjective satellite rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
    rearing.
    • a lion rampant

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atrabilious

  • adjective satellite irritable as if suffering from indigestion
    dyspeptic; liverish; bilious.

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ungrateful

  • adjective not feeling or showing gratitude
    thankless; unthankful.
    • ungrateful heirs
    • How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!"- Shakespeare
  • adjective satellite disagreeable
    • I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure"- Abraham Lincoln

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nagging

  • adjective satellite continually complaining or faultfinding
    shrewish.
    • a shrewish wife
    • nagging parents
  • verb bother persistently with trivial complaints
    peck; nag; hen-peck.
    • She nags her husband all day long

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grimness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    gruesomeness; ghastliness; luridness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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aspiration

  • noun a will to succeed
  • noun a cherished desire
    dream; ambition.
    • his ambition is to own his own business

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churlish

  • adjective satellite rude and boorish
  • adjective satellite having a bad disposition; surly
    • churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare

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discriminating

  • adjective showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
    • the discriminating eye of the connoisseur
  • verb recognize or perceive the difference
    know apart; discriminate.

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acceptant

  • adjective satellite accepting willingly
    acceptive.
    • acceptive of every new idea
    • an acceptant type of mind

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sulfurous

  • adjective of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
    sulphurous.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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contrary

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    reverse; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun exact opposition
    • public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty

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painful

  • adjective causing physical or psychological pain
    • worked with painful slowness
  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; afflictive.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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strenuous

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

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spoiled

  • adjective satellite having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
    spoilt.
    • a spoiled child
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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gruelling

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; grueling; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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misogynous

  • adjective satellite hating women in particular
    misogynistic.

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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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troublesome

  • adjective satellite difficult to deal with
    • a troublesome infection
    • a troublesome situation

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pettishness

  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; biliousness; surliness; snappishness; peevishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

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huffish

  • adjective satellite sullen or moody
    sulky.

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shrewd

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; astute.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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bad-tempered

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; grumpy; fussy.

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cognizant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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anger

  • noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    choler; ire.
  • noun the state of being angry
    angriness.

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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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cumbersome

  • adjective satellite difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
    cumbrous.
    • a cumbersome piece of machinery
    • cumbrous protective clothing
  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; inapt; clumsy.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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unaffected

  • adjective undergoing no change when acted upon
    • entirely unaffected by each other's writings
    • fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    insensible.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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unfeelingness

  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    callousness; insensibility; callosity; hardness.

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cumbrous

  • adjective satellite difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
    cumbersome.
    • a cumbersome piece of machinery
    • cumbrous protective clothing

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well-educated

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; lettered; well-read; learned.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience

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vinegarish

  • adjective satellite tasting or smelling like vinegar
    acetose; vinegary; acetous.
  • adjective satellite having a sour disposition; ill-tempered
    vinegary.

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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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answering

  • adjective satellite replying
    respondent.
    • an answering glance
    • an answering smile
  • verb react verbally
    answer; reply; respond.
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation

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animation

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; aliveness.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being able to survive and grow
    vitality.
    • the vitality of a seed

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provoked

  • adjective satellite incited, especially deliberately, to anger
    aggravated.
    • aggravated by passive resistance
    • the provoked animal attacked the child
  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy

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willful

  • adjective satellite done by design
    wilful.
    • the insult was intentional
    • willful disobedience
  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    wilful; headstrong; froward; self-willed.

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ill-humored

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; crusty; ill-humoured; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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skinned

  • adjective having skin of a specified kind
  • verb climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    shin; shinny; skin; sputter; clamber; scramble; struggle.

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misanthropist

  • noun someone who dislikes people in general
    misanthrope.

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oppressive

  • adjective satellite weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
    • the atmosphere was oppressive
    • oppressive sorrows
  • adjective satellite marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
    tyrannous; tyrannical.
    • the oppressive government
    • oppressive laws
    • a tyrannical parent
    • tyrannous disregard of human rights

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sensibleness

  • noun the quality of showing good sense or practical judgment

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splenetic

  • adjective of or relating to the spleen
    lienal; splenic.
  • adjective satellite very irritable
    waspish; bristly; prickly.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues

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eater

  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    feeder.
  • noun any green goods that are good to eat
    • these apples are good eaters

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inconvenience

  • noun an inconvenient discomfort
    incommodiousness.
  • noun a difficulty that causes anxiety
    worriment; troublesomeness.

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caustic

  • noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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stonyhearted

  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling for others
    unfeeling; hardhearted.
    • an unfeeling wretch

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react

  • verb show a response or a reaction to something
    respond.
  • verb act against or in opposition to
    oppose.
    • She reacts negatively to everything I say

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touchiness

  • noun feeling easily irritated
    testiness; tetchiness.

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misogynistic

  • adjective satellite hating women in particular
    misogynous.

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rigor

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigour; validity; cogency.

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radiosensitive

  • adjective satellite sensitive to radiation
    • radiosensitive cancer cells can be treated with radiotherapy

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tall

  • noun a garment size for a tall person
  • adjective great in vertical dimension; high in stature
    • tall people
    • tall buildings
    • tall trees
    • tall ships

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tough-minded

  • adjective satellite facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination
    unsentimental.

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nuisance

  • noun (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
  • noun a bothersome annoying person
    pain in the neck; pain.
    • that kid is a terrible pain

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clear-sighted

  • adjective satellite having sharp clear vision
  • adjective satellite mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    perspicacious; clear-eyed.
    • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
    • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

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peevish

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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inexorable

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill
    intransigent; adamant; adamantine.
    • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
    • Cynthia was inexorable
    • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

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incisive

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite suitable for cutting or piercing
    • incisive teeth

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touchy

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    thin-skinned; huffy; feisty.
  • adjective satellite difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    delicate; ticklish.
    • delicate negotiations with the big powers
    • hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
    • a touchy subject

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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prickly

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    waspish; bristly; 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; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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ruggedness

  • noun the property of being big and strong
    huskiness; toughness.
  • noun the quality of being topologically uneven
    • the ruggedness of the mountains

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currish

  • adjective satellite base and cowardly
  • adjective satellite resembling a cur; snarling and rude

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fee

  • noun a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
  • noun an interest in land capable of being inherited

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fussy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy.
  • adjective satellite overcrowded or cluttered with detail
    busy.
    • a busy painting
    • a fussy design

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acerbic

  • adjective satellite sour or bitter in taste
    acerb; astringent.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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wilful

  • adjective satellite done by design
    willful.
    • the insult was intentional
    • willful disobedience
  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; headstrong; froward; self-willed.

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unruliness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    fractiousness; willfulness; wilfulness.

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lettered

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; well-read; learned; well-educated.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience
  • verb win an athletic letter
    letter.

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calculable

  • adjective capable of being calculated or estimated
    • a calculable risk
    • calculable odds

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subtle

  • adjective satellite difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    elusive.
    • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    • a subtle difference
    • that elusive thing the soul
  • adjective satellite able to make fine distinctions
    • a subtle mind

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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hardhearted

  • adjective lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
    heartless.
  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling for others
    unfeeling; stonyhearted.
    • an unfeeling wretch

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trickiness

  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    slipperiness; shiftiness; rascality.
  • noun the quality of requiring skill or caution
    • these puzzles are famous for their trickiness

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hopeful

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    wannabee; aspirant; wannabe; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
  • adjective having or manifesting hope
    • a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets
    • found a hopeful way of attacking the problem

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unhappy

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    • unhappy over her departure
    • unhappy with her raise
    • after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence
    • had an unhappy time at school
    • the unhappy (or sad) news
    • he looks so sad
  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; dysphoric.

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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common_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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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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convoluted

  • adjective satellite rolled longitudinally upon itself
    convolute.
    • a convolute petal
  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolute; convolve.

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hardened

  • adjective satellite used of persons; emotionally hardened
    case-hardened; hard-boiled.
    • faced a case-hardened judge
  • verb become hard or harder
    harden; indurate.
    • The wax hardened

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froward

  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; wilful; headstrong; self-willed.

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indignant

  • adjective satellite angered at something unjust or wrong
    umbrageous; outraged; incensed.
    • an indignant denial
    • incensed at the judges' unfairness
    • a look of outraged disbelief
    • umbrageous at the loss of their territory

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wearing

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
  • noun the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    wear.
    • she bought it for everyday wear

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unpleasant

  • adjective disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    • an unpleasant personality
    • unpleasant repercussions
    • unpleasant odors

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draw_a_bead_on

  • verb aim with a gun
    • The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit
  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    aspire; shoot for; aim.

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cantankerous

  • adjective satellite stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
    bloody-minded.
    • unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
  • adjective satellite having a difficult and contrary disposition
    crotchety; ornery.
    • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

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severeness

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severity.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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cranky

  • adjective satellite (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    tender; tippy; crank.
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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wildness

  • noun a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
    abandon.
    • the wildness of his anger
  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; fierceness; vehemence; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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fly_in_the_ointment

  • noun an inconvenience that detracts from the usefulness of something

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bead

  • noun a small ball with a hole through the middle
  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    pearl; drop.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead

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rugged

  • adjective sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
    • with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture
  • adjective having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface
    furrowed.
    • furrowed fields
    • his furrowed face lit by a warming smile

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nasty

  • adjective offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    awful.
    • in a nasty mood
    • a nasty accident
    • a nasty shock
    • a nasty smell
    • a nasty trick to pull
    • Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound
  • adjective satellite exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    tight.
    • a nasty problem
    • a good man to have on your side in a tight situation

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heracles

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Hercules; Herakles.

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huff

  • noun a state of irritation or annoyance
    seeing red; miff.
  • verb inhale recreational drugs
    snort.
    • The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day
    • the kids were huffing glue

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chasten

  • verb censure severely
    objurgate; chastise; castigate; correct.
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
  • verb restrain
    moderate; temper.

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outraged

  • adjective satellite angered at something unjust or wrong
    umbrageous; incensed; indignant.
    • an indignant denial
    • incensed at the judges' unfairness
    • a look of outraged disbelief
    • umbrageous at the loss of their territory
  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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complicatedness

  • noun puzzling complexity
    tortuousness; complication; knottiness.

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unwieldiness

  • noun the quality of being difficult to direct or control by reason of complexity
    • avoiding the unwieldiness of formal legal processes
    • the onset of unwieldiness and bureaucracy in large organizations
  • noun trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
    cumbersomeness; awkwardness.
    • the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano

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rage

  • noun a feeling of intense anger
    fury; madness.
    • hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
    • his face turned red with rage
  • noun a state of extreme anger
    • she fell into a rage and refused to answer

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crotchety

  • adjective satellite having a difficult and contrary disposition
    ornery; cantankerous.
    • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

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leatherlike

  • adjective satellite resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable
    coriaceous; leathery; leathered.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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wroth

  • adjective satellite vehemently incensed and condemnatory
    wrathful; wrothful.
    • they trembled before the wrathful queen
    • but wroth as he was, a short struggle ended in reconciliation

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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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snappishness

  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; biliousness; pettishness; surliness; peevishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

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deathlike

  • adjective satellite having the physical appearance of death
    deathly.
    • a deathly pallor

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relentless

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite never-ceasing
    unrelenting; persistent.
    • the relentless beat of the drums

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insensible

  • adjective incapable of physical sensation
    • insensible to pain
    • insensible earth
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    unaffected.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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respond

  • verb show a response or a reaction to something
    react.
  • verb react verbally
    answer; reply.
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation

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morose

  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    saturnine; dour; sour; dark; glum; glowering; sullen; moody.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd

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cynical

  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropic; misanthropical.

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sensibilize

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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sensitivity

  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitiveness; sensibility.
    • sensitivity to pain
  • noun the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    sensitiveness.
    • a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
    • the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth

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potent

  • adjective satellite having great influence
    powerful.
  • adjective satellite having or wielding force or authority
    strong.
    • providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons

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responsive

  • adjective containing or using responses; alternating
    antiphonal.
    • responsive reading
    • antiphonal laughter
  • adjective readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion
    • children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience

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asleep

  • adjective in a state of sleep
    • were all asleep when the phone rang
    • fell asleep at the wheel
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; numb.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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recalcitrant

  • adjective satellite stubbornly resistant to authority or control
    refractory; fractious.
    • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
    • a refractory child
  • adjective satellite marked by stubborn resistance to authority
    • the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators

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hot_under_the_collar

  • adjective satellite very angry

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asperity

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun harshness of manner
    sharpness.

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labour

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; proletariat; labor.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    travail; lying-in; childbed; labor; parturiency; confinement.
    • she was in labor for six hours

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apperceptive

  • adjective satellite able to relate new percepts to past experience

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please

  • verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    delight.
    • These colors please the senses
    • a pleasing sensation
  • verb be the will of or have the will (to)
    • he could do many things if he pleased

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chewy

  • adjective satellite requiring much chewing
  • adjective satellite (of a consistency) requiring chewing
    • chewy caramels

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ira

  • noun belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    anger; wrath; ire.
  • noun a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
    Irish Republican Army; Provos; Provisional IRA; Provisional Irish Republican Army.

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ire

  • noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    anger; choler.
  • noun belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    anger; ira; wrath.

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pitiless

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    ruthless; unpitying; remorseless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty
  • adjective satellite deficient in humane and kindly feelings
    unkind.

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knowing

  • noun a clear and certain mental apprehension
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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hardship

  • noun a state of misfortune or affliction
    hard knocks; adversity.
    • debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity
    • a life of hardship
  • noun something hard to endure
    rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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operose

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; grueling; punishing; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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spartan

  • adjective satellite resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
    • spartan courage
  • noun a resident of Sparta

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grumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; rumbling; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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percipient

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    perceiver; observer; beholder.
  • adjective satellite characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
    clear.
    • clear mind
    • a percipient author

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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crabby

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy; fussy.

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hempen

  • adjective satellite having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
    fibrous.

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smoldering

  • adjective satellite showing scarcely suppressed anger
    smouldering.
    • her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering"- James Hensel
  • verb burn slowly and without a flame
    smolder; smoulder.
    • a smoldering fire

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toilsomeness

  • noun the quality of requiring extended effort
    operoseness; laboriousness.

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defunct

  • adjective satellite no longer in force or use; inactive
    • a defunct law
    • a defunct organization
  • adjective satellite having ceased to exist or live
    • the will of a defunct aunt
    • a defunct Indian tribe

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disorderly

  • adjective undisciplined and unruly
    • disorderly youths
    • disorderly conduct
  • adjective satellite in utter disorder
    topsy-turvy; jumbled; higgledy-piggledy; hugger-mugger.
    • a disorderly pile of clothes

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; 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 or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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ill

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

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commonsensible

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsense; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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incense

  • noun a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
  • noun the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned
    • incense filled the room

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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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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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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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sensitiveness

  • noun sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
    sensitivity.
  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitivity; sensibility.
    • sensitivity to pain

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unrelenting

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite harsh
    brutal.
    • the brutal summer sun
    • a brutal winter

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acceptive

  • adjective inclined to accept rather than reject
    • she was seldom acceptive of my suggestions
  • adjective satellite accepting willingly
    acceptant.
    • acceptive of every new idea
    • an acceptant type of mind

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madness

  • noun obsolete terms for legal insanity
    lunacy; insaneness.
  • noun an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
    lyssa; hydrophobia; rabies.

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sulky

  • noun a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one horse
  • adjective satellite sullen or moody
    huffish.

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vexed

  • adjective satellite troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
    harried; annoyed; pestered; harassed.
    • harassed working mothers
    • a harried expression
    • her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions
    • the vexed parents of an unruly teenager
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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wearying

  • adjective satellite producing exhaustion
    exhausting; wearing; tiring.
    • an exhausting march
    • the visit was especially wearing
  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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steely

  • adjective satellite resembling steel as in hardness
    • steely eyes
    • steely nerves like those of a steeplejack
  • adjective satellite resembling steel in hardness

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slain

  • noun people who have been slain (as in battle)
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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cumbersomeness

  • noun trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
    unwieldiness; awkwardness.
    • the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano

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remorseless

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    ruthless; unpitying; pitiless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty

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acrid

  • adjective satellite strong and sharp
    pungent.
    • the pungent taste of radishes
    • the acrid smell of burning rubber
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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sensible

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    reasonable.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective able to feel or perceive
    sensitive.
    • even amoeba are sensible creatures
    • the more sensible parts of the skin

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complication

  • noun the act or process of complicating
  • noun a situation or condition that is complex or confused
    • her coming was a serious complication

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rubbery

  • adjective satellite having an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness
    rubberlike.
  • adjective satellite difficult to chew
    gristly; cartilaginous.

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raging

  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    hot.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent
  • verb behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
    ramp; storm; rage.

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alcides

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Hercules; Herakles; Heracles.

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snappy

  • adjective satellite apt to speak irritably
    snappish.
    • a snappish tone of voice
  • adjective satellite smart and fashionable
    whipping.
    • snappy conversation
    • some sharp and whipping lines

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hellish

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant
    god-awful; beastly.
    • hellish weather
    • stop that god-awful racket
  • adjective satellite extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
    satanic; fiendish; infernal; demonic; unholy; diabolical; diabolic.
    • something demonic in him--something that could be cruel
    • fires lit up a diabolic scene
    • diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils
    • a fiendish despot
    • hellish torture
    • infernal instruments of war
    • satanic cruelty
    • unholy grimaces

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superhuman

  • adjective above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance
    • superhuman beings
    • superhuman strength
    • soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery

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assassinated

  • adjective satellite murdered by surprise attack for political reasons
    • the 20th century has seen too many assassinated leaders
  • verb murder; especially of socially prominent persons
    assassinate.
    • Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel

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rebarbative

  • adjective satellite serving or tending to repel
    repellant; repellent.
    • he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful
    • I find his obsequiousness repellent

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commonsensical

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsense.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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smell_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    nose out; scent out; sniff out.
    • He can smell out trouble
  • verb become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    smell; sense.
    • I sense his hostility
    • i smell trouble
    • smell out corruption

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direction

  • noun a line leading to a place or point
    way.
    • he looked the other direction
    • didn't know the way home
  • noun the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
    • he checked the direction and velocity of the wind

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educated

  • adjective possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
  • verb give an education to
    educate.
    • We must educate our youngsters better

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testiness

  • noun feeling easily irritated
    tetchiness; touchiness.

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exasperate

  • verb exasperate or irritate
    aggravate; exacerbate.
  • verb make furious
    infuriate; incense.

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beastly

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant
    god-awful; hellish.
    • hellish weather
    • stop that god-awful racket
  • adjective satellite resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    brutish; bestial; brute; brutal.
    • beastly desires
    • a bestial nature
    • brute force
    • a dull and brutish man
    • bestial treatment of prisoners

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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querulousness

  • noun the quality of being given to complaining

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laboriousness

  • noun the quality of requiring extended effort
    operoseness; toilsomeness.

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awake

  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awaken; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock
  • adjective not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
    • lay awake thinking about his new job
    • still not fully awake

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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arduousness

  • noun extreme effortfulness
    strenuousness.

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fretful

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

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hardness

  • noun the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
  • noun a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering
    • the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present

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unenviable

  • adjective satellite hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
    embarrassing; awkward; sticky.
    • awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
    • an awkward pause followed his remark
    • a sticky question
    • in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
  • adjective satellite so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy
    • unenviable notoriety

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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irate

  • adjective satellite feeling or showing extreme anger
    ireful.
    • irate protesters
    • ireful words

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ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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refractory

  • noun lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
    furnace lining.
  • adjective satellite not responding to treatment
    stubborn.
    • a stubborn infection
    • a refractory case of acne
    • stubborn rust stains

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rigour

  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; validity; cogency.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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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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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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backbreaking

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; grueling; punishing; operose; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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hard-fought

  • adjective satellite requiring great effort
    • a hard-fought primary

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implacable

  • adjective incapable of being placated
    • an implacable enemy

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perceptiveness

  • noun a feeling of understanding
    insight; perceptivity.
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; discernment.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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misanthrope

  • noun someone who dislikes people in general
    misanthropist.

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ill-humoured

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; ill-humored; crusty; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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touchy-feely

  • adjective satellite (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact)

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ramp

  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    incline.
  • noun North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
    Allium tricoccum; wild leek.

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unsentimental

  • adjective satellite facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination
    tough-minded.

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piercing

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb cut or make a way through
    pierce.
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest

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well-read

  • adjective satellite well informed or deeply versed through reading
    • respect for a well-read man
    • well-read in medieval history
  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; lettered; learned; well-educated.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience

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bunker_mentality

  • noun defensiveness resulting from repeated attacks
    • after so many suicide bombings the Israelis have to resist developing a bunker mentality

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sharp-sighted

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; quick-sighted; lynx-eyed; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    sharp-eyed; quick-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon

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in

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

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insensitive

  • adjective not responsive to physical stimuli
    • insensitive to radiation
  • adjective deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive
    • insensitive to the needs of the patients

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bloodless

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    exsanguinous; exsanguine.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden
  • adjective free from blood or bloodshed
    • bloodless surgery
    • a bloodless coup

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worry

  • noun something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
    headache; vexation; concern.
    • New York traffic is a constant concern
    • it's a major worry
  • noun a strong feeling of anxiety
    trouble.
    • his worry over the prospect of being fired
    • it is not work but worry that kills
    • he wanted to die and end his troubles

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choler

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; crossness; fretfulness; petulance; peevishness; fussiness.
  • noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    anger; ire.

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waspish

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    bristly; prickly; splenetic.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues

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harsh

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly stern
    rough.
    • wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus
    • the nomad life is rough and hazardous
  • adjective satellite disagreeable to the senses
    • the harsh cry of a blue jay
    • harsh cognac
    • the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes
    • harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway

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bilious

  • adjective relating to or containing bile
    biliary.
  • adjective satellite suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
    liverish; livery.

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biliousness

  • noun gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladder
  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; pettishness; surliness; snappishness; peevishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

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nationalism

  • noun love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
    patriotism.
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism
    • British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high
  • noun the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

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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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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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testy

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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angered

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; enraged; maddened; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb make angry
    anger.
    • The news angered him

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wicked

  • adjective morally bad in principle or practice
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    sinful; unholy.
    • a sinful person

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difficult

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    hard.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective hard to control
    unmanageable.
    • a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation

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mortifying

  • adjective satellite causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation
    embarrassing.
    • the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles
    • it was mortifying to know he had heard every word
  • verb practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
    mortify.

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boiled

  • adjective satellite cooked in hot water
    stewed; poached.
  • verb come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
    boil.
    • Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius

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commonsense

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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exsanguine

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    exsanguinous; bloodless.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden

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nuisance_value

  • noun the quality of an embarrassing situation
    awkwardness.
    • he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal

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alert

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    qui vive.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  • noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    alerting.

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delicate

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

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sagacious

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    perspicacious; sapient.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
  • adjective satellite skillful in statecraft or management
    • an astute and sagacious statesman

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fierce

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme and violent energy
    furious; ferocious; savage.
    • a ferocious beating
    • fierce fighting
    • a furious battle
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    vehement; tearing; trigger-happy; violent.
    • fierce loyalty
    • in a tearing rage
    • vehement dislike
    • violent passions

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laborious

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; grueling; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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light-sensitive

  • adjective satellite sensitive to visible light
    photosensitive.
    • photographic film is light-sensitive

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collar

  • noun a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
    neckband.
  • noun (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

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perspicacious

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    sagacious; sapient.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
  • adjective satellite mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    clear-eyed; clear-sighted.
    • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
    • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

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labor-intensive

  • adjective satellite requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital
    labour-intensive.
    • cottage industries are labor intensive

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fire-eater

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire fighter; fireman.
  • noun a belligerent grouch
    hothead.

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oversensitive

  • adjective satellite unduly sensitive or thin-skinned

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well

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

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difficultness

  • noun the quality of being difficult
    difficulty.
    • they agreed about the difficulty of the climb

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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severe

  • adjective satellite intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
    terrible; wicked.
    • severe pain
    • a severe case of flu
    • a terrible cough
    • under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
    • a wicked cough
  • adjective satellite very strong or vigorous
    knockout; hard.
    • strong winds
    • a hard left to the chin
    • a knockout punch
    • a severe blow

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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toil

  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    labour; labor.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill
  • verb work hard
    moil; travail; dig; grind; labour; drudge; labor; fag.
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long

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knotty

  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; problematic; elusive; baffling; problematical.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home
  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; gnarled; knotted; knobbed.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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grumpy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; fussy.

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stringent

  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    rigorous; tight.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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ill-tempered

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy; fussy.

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knowledgeable

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; lettered; well-read; learned; well-educated.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience
  • adjective satellite alert and fully informed
    knowing.
    • a knowing collector of rare books
    • surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on

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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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glum

  • adjective satellite moody and melancholic
  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    saturnine; dour; morose; sour; dark; glowering; sullen; moody.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd

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ungovernable

  • adjective satellite of persons
    indocile; unruly; uncontrollable.
    • the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly

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irritable

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
  • adjective satellite abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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observant

  • adjective satellite paying close attention especially to details
  • adjective satellite quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
    observing.

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troublesomeness

  • noun a difficulty that causes anxiety
    worriment; inconvenience.

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afflictive

  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; painful.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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quick

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

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herculean

  • adjective satellite displaying superhuman strength or power
    powerful.
    • herculean exertions
  • adjective satellite extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules
    • a herculean task

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crusty

  • adjective satellite having a hardened crust as a covering
    crusted; encrusted; crustlike.
  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; ill-humored; ill-humoured; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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querulous

  • adjective satellite habitually complaining
    whiny; fretful; whiney.
    • a whiny child

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read

  • noun something that is read
    • the article was a very good read
  • verb interpret something that is written or printed
    • read the advertisement
    • Have you read Salman Rushdie?

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survival

  • noun a state of surviving; remaining alive
    endurance.
  • noun a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
    survival of the fittest; selection; natural selection.

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tiring

  • adjective satellite producing exhaustion
    exhausting; wearing; wearying.
    • an exhausting march
    • the visit was especially wearing
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; tire; weary.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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race_problem

  • noun a social and political problem caused by conflict between races occupying the same or adjacent regions

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livid

  • adjective satellite anemic looking from illness or emotion
    blanched; bloodless; ashen; white.
    • a face turned ashen
    • the invalid's blanched cheeks
    • tried to speak with bloodless lips
    • a face livid with shock
    • lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
  • adjective satellite (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
    • livid lightning streaked the sky
    • a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe

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dark

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

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suffering

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

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contrariness

  • noun deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    perverseness; perversity.
  • noun a fussy and eccentric disposition
    crotchetiness; grumpiness; crankiness.

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feelings

  • noun emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
    • the remark hurt his feelings
  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    feeling.
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

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grim

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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moody

  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    saturnine; dour; morose; sour; dark; glum; glowering; sullen.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd
  • noun United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)
    Helen Newington Wills; Helen Wills Moody; Helen Wills.

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acute

  • noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    ague; acute accent.
  • adjective having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    • acute appendicitis
    • the acute phase of the illness
    • acute patients

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oppressiveness

  • noun a feeling of being oppressed
    oppression.
  • noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty
    heaviness; onerousness; burdensomeness.

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miff

  • noun a state of irritation or annoyance
    huff; seeing red.
  • verb cause to be annoyed
    • His behavior really miffed me

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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touchous

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stillborn

  • adjective satellite failing to accomplish an intended result
    abortive; unsuccessful.
    • an abortive revolt
    • a stillborn plot to assassinate the President
  • adjective satellite (of newborn infant) showing no signs of life at birth; not liveborn
    • a stillborn baby

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gristly

  • adjective satellite difficult to chew
    rubbery; cartilaginous.

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unstable

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

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payment

  • noun a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
  • noun the act of paying money
    defrayment; defrayal.

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sinewy

  • adjective satellite (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
    fibrous; unchewable; stringy.
  • adjective consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon
    tendinous.

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whiney

  • adjective satellite habitually complaining
    whiny; fretful; querulous.
    • a whiny child

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crabbed

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy; fussy.
  • verb direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
    crab.

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unappeasable

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; relentless; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood

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alive

  • adjective possessing life
    live.
    • the happiest person alive
    • the nerve is alive
    • doctors are working hard to keep him alive
    • burned alive
    • a live canary
  • adjective satellite (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
    • she was wonderfully alive for her age
    • a face alive with mischief

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tempered

  • adjective made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
    hardened; treated; toughened.
    • a sword of tempered steel
    • tempered glass
  • verb bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
    normalize; anneal; temper.
    • temper glass

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sense_of_direction

  • noun an awareness of your orientation in space

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brain_dead

  • adjective satellite having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram
    • was declared brain dead

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pugnacious

  • adjective satellite tough and callous by virtue of experience
    hard-bitten; hard-boiled.
  • adjective satellite ready and able to resort to force or violence
    rough.
    • pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville
    • they were rough and determined fighting men

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callousness

  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    insensibility; callosity; hardness; unfeelingness.

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indirect

  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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knifelike

  • adjective satellite cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations

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leaden

  • adjective satellite darkened with overcast
    dull.
    • a dark day
    • a dull sky
    • the sky was leaden and thick
  • adjective satellite made heavy or weighted down with weariness
    weighted.
    • his leaden arms
    • weighted eyelids

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perverse

  • adjective satellite marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
    • took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans
  • adjective satellite resistant to guidance or discipline
    wayward; obstinate; contrary.
    • Mary Mary quite contrary
    • an obstinate child with a violent temper
    • a perverse mood
    • wayward behavior

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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bottom

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; underside.
  • noun the lowest part of anything
    • they started at the bottom of the hill

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pet

  • noun a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
  • noun a special loved one
    ducky; favourite; deary; favorite; dearie; darling.

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tigerish

  • adjective satellite resembling a tiger in fierceness and lack of mercy
    • a tigerish fury

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moderate

  • noun a person who takes a position in the political center
    centrist; moderationist; middle of the roader.
  • verb preside over
    chair; lead.
    • John moderated the discussion

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discerning

  • adjective having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
    • a discerning critic
    • a discerning reader
  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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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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crosspatch

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; grump; crank.

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taxing

  • adjective satellite not easily borne; wearing; I only had to greet the guests"
    burdensome; onerous.
    • the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return
    • my duties weren't onerous
    • a taxing schedule
  • verb levy a tax on
    tax.
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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wayward

  • adjective satellite resistant to guidance or discipline
    obstinate; perverse; contrary.
    • Mary Mary quite contrary
    • an obstinate child with a violent temper
    • a perverse mood
    • wayward behavior

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virulent

  • adjective satellite extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
    deadly; venomous.
    • venomous snakes
    • a virulent insect bite
  • adjective infectious; having the ability to cause disease

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balance-of-payments_problem

  • noun an economic problem caused by payments for imports being greater than receipts for exports

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toilsome

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; grueling; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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fretfulness

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; choler; crossness; petulance; peevishness; fussiness.

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angriness

  • noun the state of being angry
    anger.

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repellant

  • noun a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
    repellent.
  • noun a chemical substance that repels animals
    repellent.

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murdered

  • adjective satellite killed unlawfully
    • the murdered woman
    • lay a wreath on murdered Lincoln's bier
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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perversity

  • noun deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    perverseness; contrariness.
  • noun deliberately deviating from what is good
    perverseness.
    • there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism

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intense

  • adjective possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
    • intense heat
    • intense anxiety
    • intense desire
    • intense emotion
    • the skunk's intense acrid odor
    • intense pain
    • enemy fire was intense
  • adjective satellite extremely sharp or intense
    acute.
    • acute pain
    • felt acute annoyance
    • intense itching and burning

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fussiness

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; choler; crossness; fretfulness; petulance; peevishness.
  • noun unnecessary elaborateness in details

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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inedible

  • adjective not suitable for food
    uneatable.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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niceness

  • noun a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
    politeness.
  • noun the quality of nice

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lifeless

  • adjective satellite deprived of life; no longer living
    exanimate.
    • a lifeless body
  • adjective satellite destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings
    • after the dance the littered and lifeless ballroom echoed hollowly

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rarify

  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    elaborate; complicate; refine.
    • refine a design or pattern

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repellent

  • noun a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
    repellant.
  • noun a chemical substance that repels animals
    repellant.

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irritative

  • adjective satellite (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite
    irritating.
    • an irritative agent

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unmanageable

  • adjective difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
    unwieldy.
    • we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter
    • almost dropped the unwieldy parcel
  • adjective hard to control
    difficult.
    • a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation

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sensibilise

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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huffiness

  • noun a passing state of anger and resentment

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glowering

  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    saturnine; dour; morose; sour; dark; glum; sullen; moody.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd
  • verb look at with a fixed gaze
    glower; glare.
    • The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her

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road

  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    route.
  • noun a way or means to achieve something
    • the road to fame

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seeing

  • noun perception by means of the eyes
    visual perception; beholding.
  • noun normal use of the faculty of vision
    eyesight; sightedness.

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respondent

  • noun the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
  • noun someone who responds
    responder; answerer.

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hard-boiled

  • adjective satellite tough and callous by virtue of experience
    pugnacious; hard-bitten.
  • adjective satellite used of persons; emotionally hardened
    case-hardened; hardened.
    • faced a case-hardened judge

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problematical

  • adjective satellite open to doubt or debate
    problematic; debatable.
    • If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic
  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; problematic; elusive; baffling; knotty.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home

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formidable

  • adjective satellite extremely impressive in strength or excellence
    • a formidable opponent
    • the challenge was formidable
    • had a formidable array of compositions to his credit
    • the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal
  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    redoubtable; unnerving.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall

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scratchy

  • adjective satellite causing abrasion
    abrasive.
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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sternness

  • noun the quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding
    • the sternness of his surroundings made him uncomfortable
  • noun uncompromising resolution
    strictness.

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crossness

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; choler; fretfulness; petulance; peevishness; fussiness.
  • noun a disposition to be ill-tempered
    crabbiness; crabbedness.

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fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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snorty

  • adjective satellite (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed
    shirty.

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strict

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    rigorous.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite (of rules) stringently enforced
    hard-and-fast.
    • hard-and-fast rules

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d.o.a.

  • adjective satellite abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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hothead

  • noun a belligerent grouch
    fire-eater.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil.

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rigourousness

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun excessive sternness
    harshness; stiffness; severity; severeness; inclemency; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; hardness.
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp

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uncontrollable

  • adjective satellite difficult to solve or alleviate
    unmanageable.
    • uncontrollable pain
  • adjective satellite of persons
    indocile; ungovernable; unruly.
    • the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly

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worriment

  • noun a difficulty that causes anxiety
    troublesomeness; inconvenience.

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seeing_red

  • noun a state of irritation or annoyance
    huff; miff.

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case-hardened

  • adjective satellite used of persons; emotionally hardened
    hard-boiled; hardened.
    • faced a case-hardened judge

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flea_bite

  • noun sting inflicted by a flea
  • noun a very minor inconvenience

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hot-tempered

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hotheaded; short-tempered; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander

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wrothful

  • adjective satellite vehemently incensed and condemnatory
    wrathful; wroth.
    • they trembled before the wrathful queen
    • but wroth as he was, a short struggle ended in reconciliation

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herakles

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Hercules; Heracles.

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crank

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; grump; crosspatch.
  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot.

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dead

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

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forbidding

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbiddance; banning.
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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trying

  • adjective satellite hard to endure
    • fell upon trying times
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    try; attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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dull

  • verb make dull in appearance
    • Age had dulled the surface
  • verb become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    • the varnished table top dulled with time

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peckish

  • adjective satellite somewhat hungry
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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complaintive

  • adjective expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
    complaining.
    • a complaining boss

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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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conniving

  • adjective satellite acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
    collusive.
  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
    connive.

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soreness

  • noun a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
    tenderness; rawness.
    • the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness
    • after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on
  • noun an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
    discomfort; irritation.

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reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    automatic; reflexive.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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flip

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • noun hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

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feeler

  • noun one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
    antenna.
  • noun a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    overture; advance; approach.
    • she rejected his advances

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grouch

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    churl; grump; crank; crosspatch.
  • verb show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
    grumble; scold.
    • He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong
    • We grumbled about the increased work load

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problem

  • noun a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
    job.
    • she and her husband are having problems
    • it is always a job to contact him
    • urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog
  • noun a question raised for consideration or solution
    • our homework consisted of ten problems to solve

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clear-eyed

  • adjective satellite mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    perspicacious; clear-sighted.
    • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
    • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

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leathery

  • adjective satellite resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable
    leatherlike; coriaceous; leathered.

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

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gone

  • adjective satellite destroyed or killed
    done for; kaput.
    • we are gone geese
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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penetrating

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    penetrate; perforate.
    • The bullet penetrated her chest

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nationalist

  • noun one who loves and defends his or her country
    patriot.
  • noun an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government

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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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fury

  • noun a feeling of intense anger
    madness; rage.
    • hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
    • his face turned red with rage
  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    delirium; frenzy; craze; hysteria.

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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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incensed

  • adjective satellite angered at something unjust or wrong
    umbrageous; outraged; indignant.
    • an indignant denial
    • incensed at the judges' unfairness
    • a look of outraged disbelief
    • umbrageous at the loss of their territory
  • verb perfume especially with a censer
    thurify; incense; cense.

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crankiness

  • noun a fussy and eccentric disposition
    crotchetiness; grumpiness; contrariness.

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sticky

  • adjective satellite having the sticky properties of an adhesive
    pasty; gluey; gummy; glutinous; mucilaginous; viscid; viscous.
  • adjective satellite moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body
    • felt sticky and chilly at the same time

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saturnine

  • adjective satellite bitter or scornful
    • the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    dour; morose; sour; dark; glum; glowering; sullen; moody.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd

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american_dream

  • noun the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did

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ill-natured

  • adjective having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

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perceptivity

  • noun a feeling of understanding
    perceptiveness; insight.

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at

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

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operoseness

  • noun the quality of requiring extended effort
    laboriousness; toilsomeness.

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dragging

  • adjective satellite marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
    • it was a strange dragging approach
    • years of dragging war
  • verb pull, as against a resistance
    drag.
    • He dragged the big suitcase behind him
    • These worries were dragging at him

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lairy

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onerous

  • adjective satellite not easily borne; wearing; I only had to greet the guests"
    burdensome; taxing.
    • the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return
    • my duties weren't onerous
    • a taxing schedule

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sullen

  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    saturnine; dour; morose; sour; dark; glum; glowering; moody.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd
  • adjective satellite darkened by clouds
    heavy; lowering; threatening.
    • a heavy sky

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antenna

  • noun an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
    aerial; transmitting aerial.
  • noun sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ
    feeler.
    • he had a special antenna for public relations

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endurance

  • noun the power to withstand hardship or stress
    • the marathon tests a runner's endurance
  • noun a state of surviving; remaining alive
    survival.

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peace

  • noun the state prevailing during the absence of war
  • noun harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
    • the roommates lived in peace together

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techy

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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tight

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

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horse_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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ambitious

  • adjective having a strong desire for success or achievement
  • adjective satellite requiring full use of your abilities or resources
    challenging.
    • ambitious schedule
    • performed the most challenging task without a mistake

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cutthroat

  • noun someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
  • adjective satellite ruthless in competition
    fierce; bowelless.
    • cutthroat competition
    • bowelless readiness to take advantage

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knottiness

  • noun puzzling complexity
    tortuousness; complicatedness; complication.

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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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tart

  • noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
    fancy woman; woman of the street; working girl; bawd; sporting lady; cocotte; lady of pleasure; prostitute; harlot; cyprian; whore.
  • noun a small open pie with a fruit filling

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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energetic

  • adjective possessing or exerting or displaying energy
    • an energetic fund raiser for the college
    • an energetic group of hikers
    • it caused an energetic chemical reaction
  • adjective satellite working hard to promote an enterprise
    gumptious; up-and-coming; industrious.

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calculating

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; shrewd.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; calculate; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.

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uneatable

  • adjective not suitable for food
    inedible.

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ointment

  • noun semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    unction; balm; salve; unguent.
  • noun toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
    emollient; cream.

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baffling

  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; problematic; elusive; problematical; knotty.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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sensuous

  • adjective satellite taking delight in beauty
    • the sensuous joy from all things fair

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hotheaded

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; short-tempered; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; tearaway; impulsive; madcap.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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sense_of_responsibility

  • noun an awareness of your obligations

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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