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all

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

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brevet

  • noun a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
  • verb promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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afspc

  • noun a command of the United States Air Force that is responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations
    Air Force Space Command.

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blanch

  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blench; pale.
  • verb cook (vegetables) briefly
    parboil.
    • Parboil the beans before freezing them

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rich_person

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    have; wealthy person.

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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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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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barony

  • noun the estate of a baron
  • noun the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
    baronetcy.

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ennoblement

  • noun the state of being noble
  • noun the act of raising someone to the nobility

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repression

  • noun a state of forcible subjugation
    • the long repression of Christian sects
  • noun (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious

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intemperance

  • noun the quality of being intemperate
  • noun consumption of alcoholic drinks
    intemperateness.

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weapons-grade

  • adjective satellite of a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction)
    • weapons-grade plutonium
    • weapons-grade anthrax
  • adjective satellite extremely strong or concentrated or durable
    industrial-strength.
    • industrial-strength detergent
    • weapons-grade salsa

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promote

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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equivalence

  • noun a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
    equation; equality; par.
    • on a par with the best
  • noun essential equality and interchangeability

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villeinage

  • noun the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
    villainage.
  • noun tenure by which a villein held land

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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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outwit

  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outfox; circumvent.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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foster

  • verb promote the growth of
    further.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster.

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loftiness

  • noun the quality of being high or lofty
    highness.
  • noun impressiveness in scale or proportion
    stateliness; majesty.

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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sovereignty

  • noun government free from external control
  • noun royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
    reign.

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verity

  • noun conformity to reality or actuality
    trueness; the true; truth.
    • they debated the truth of the proposition
    • the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
    • he was famous for the truth of his portraits
    • he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities
  • noun an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth

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crest

  • noun the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
  • noun the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    crown; top; tip; summit; peak.
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

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saver

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

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supreme

  • adjective satellite final or last in your life or progress
    • the supreme sacrifice
    • the supreme judgment
  • adjective satellite greatest in status or authority or power
    sovereign.
    • a supreme tribunal

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overplus

  • noun extreme excess
    embarrassment; superfluity; plethora.
    • an embarrassment of riches

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appointment

  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; naming; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; engagement.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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term_of_office

  • noun the term during which some position is held
    incumbency; tenure.

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advantage

  • noun the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
    vantage.
    • the experience gave him the advantage over me
  • noun (tennis) first point scored after deuce

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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far

  • adjective located at a great distance in time or space or degree
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future
  • noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
    Army for the Liberation of Rwanda; Interahamwe; ALIR; Former Armed Forces.
    • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists

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billionaire

  • noun a very rich person whose material wealth is valued at more than a billion dollars

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sceptre

  • noun the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter
    scepter.
  • noun a ceremonial or emblematic staff
    wand; scepter; verge.

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lard

  • noun soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog
  • verb prepare or cook with lard
    • lard meat

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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choice

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; pick.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; selection; option.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick

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timeless

  • adjective satellite unaffected by time
    dateless.
    • few characters are so dateless as Hamlet
    • Helen's timeless beauty

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sinister

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • adjective satellite stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
    dark; black.
    • black deeds
    • a black lie
    • his black heart has concocted yet another black deed
    • Darth Vader of the dark side
    • a dark purpose
    • dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility
    • the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy

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enslavement

  • noun the state of being a slave
    captivity.
    • So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare
  • noun the act of making slaves of your captives

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rattling

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rattle; rale.
    • the death rattle
  • verb make short successive sounds
    rattle.

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sovereign

  • noun a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
    monarch; crowned head.
  • adjective satellite (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    self-governing; independent; autonomous.
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state

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wholeness

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; integrity.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun a state of robust good health
    haleness.

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prepotency

  • noun the state of being predominant over others
    predominance; predomination.

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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intemperateness

  • noun consumption of alcoholic drinks
    intemperance.
  • noun excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    self-indulgence; intemperance.
    • the intemperance of their language

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school

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

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achievability

  • noun the state of being achievable
    attainability; attainableness.

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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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dictatorship

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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excellency

  • noun an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels
    excellence.
    • a center of manufacturing excellence
    • the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine
  • noun a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'
    • Your Excellency

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knight

  • noun originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit
  • noun a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
    horse.

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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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excellence

  • noun the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
  • noun an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels
    excellency.
    • a center of manufacturing excellence
    • the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine

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carte

  • noun a list of dishes available at a restaurant
    bill of fare; menu; carte du jour; card.
    • the menu was in French

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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stateliness

  • noun an elaborate manner of doing something
    • she served coffee with great stateliness
  • noun impressiveness in scale or proportion
    loftiness; majesty.

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outdo

  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outperform; outgo; outstrip; outmatch; surmount.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class
  • verb get the better of
    scoop; outflank; best; trump.
    • the goal was to best the competition

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non-issue

  • noun the state of something that has outlived its relevance
    dead letter.

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chandelle

  • noun a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction
  • verb climb suddenly and steeply
    • The airplane chandelled

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possibility

  • noun a future prospect or potential
    • this room has great possibilities
  • noun capability of existing or happening or being true
    possibleness.
    • there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired

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attainableness

  • noun the state of being achievable
    attainability; achievability.

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occurrence

  • noun an event that happens
    occurrent; natural event; happening.
  • noun an instance of something occurring
    • a disease of frequent occurrence
    • the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets

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lustre

  • noun a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
    luster.
  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; brilliancy; splendor; luster.

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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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condescendingness

  • noun affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank
    condescension.
    • the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable

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hutton

  • noun English cricketer (1916-1990)
    Sir Leonard Hutton.
  • noun Scottish geologist who described the processes that have shaped the surface of the earth (1726-1797)
    James Hutton.

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center_stage

  • noun a position of prominence or importance
    centre stage.
  • noun the central area on a theater stage
    centre stage.

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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saving_grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    grace; state of grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun a redeeming quality or characteristic
    • her love of music remains her one saving grace
    • her sense of humor has to be a saving grace
    • the saving grace for both developments is that they are creating jobs

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exuberant

  • adjective satellite joyously unrestrained
    high-spirited; ebullient.
  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; excessive.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed

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admirability

  • noun admirable excellence
    wonderfulness; admirableness.

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spelaeology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    speleology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    speleology.

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possibleness

  • noun capability of existing or happening or being true
    possibility.
    • there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired

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investment

  • noun the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    investing.
  • noun money that is invested with an expectation of profit
    investment funds.

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ribbon

  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    thread.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; decoration; palm; medallion; medal.

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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blue

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

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low_status

  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    lowliness; lowness.

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a-one

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; tops; topnotch; top-notch; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops

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commanding_officer

  • noun an officer in command of a military unit
    commandant; commander.

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anagnost

  • noun a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)

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totalitarianism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism.
  • noun the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
    absolutism; totalism.

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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foot_soldier

  • noun fights on foot with small arms
    infantryman; footslogger; marcher.
  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    subordinate; underling; subsidiary.

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crush

  • noun leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    crushed leather.
  • noun a dense crowd of people
    press; jam.

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lowliness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; unimportance.
  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    low status; lowness.

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state_of_flux

  • noun a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
    flux.
    • the flux following the death of the emperor

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capital

  • noun assets available for use in the production of further assets
    working capital.
  • noun wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

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thousandth

  • noun position 1,000 in a countable series of things
  • noun one part in a thousand equal parts
    one-thousandth.

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everlasting

  • noun any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
    everlasting flower.
  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; eternal; ageless; eonian; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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boost

  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    encouragement.
  • noun an increase in cost
    hike; rise; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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predominate

  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    tower; loom; hulk.
    • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
    • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

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ship

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

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full

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

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degree

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; level.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; stage; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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honour

  • noun the state of being honored
    honor; laurels.
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    accolade; honor; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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impendence

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; imminence; imminency; impendency.

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fifteenth

  • noun position 15 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position
    15th.

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water

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

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favourable

  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
    favorable.
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    favorable.
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

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magnetism

  • noun attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
    magnetic attraction; magnetic force.
  • noun the branch of science that studies magnetism
    magnetics.

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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lower_rank

  • noun the state of being inferior
    lower status; inferiority.

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impendency

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; impendence; imminence; imminency.

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excess

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; surplus.
  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    inordinateness; excessiveness.

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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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bring_up

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb bring up
    parent; nurture; raise; rear.
    • raise a family
    • bring up children

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extreme

  • noun the furthest or highest degree of something
    • he carried it to extremes
  • noun the point located farthest from the middle of something
    extremum; extreme point.

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publisher

  • noun a firm in the publishing business
    publishing house; publishing company; publishing firm.
  • noun a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music

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mantell

  • noun English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
    Gideon Algernon Mantell.

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ultra

  • adjective satellite (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm
    extremist; radical.
    • extremist political views
    • radical opinions on education
    • an ultra conservative

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carte_blanche

  • noun complete freedom or authority to act

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brilliant

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    superb.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    smart as a whip; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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imminency

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; impendence; imminence; impendency.

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outpace

  • verb surpass in speed
    • Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence

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splendor

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; brilliancy; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; magnificence; grandeur.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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top-hole

  • adjective satellite excellent; best possible
    top-flight; topping.

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soldier

  • noun an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    • the soldiers stood at attention
  • noun a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

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protagonist

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; admirer; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    agonist.

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skyrocket

  • noun propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
    rocket.
  • noun sends a firework display high into the sky
    rocket.

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centre_stage

  • noun a position of prominence or importance
    center stage.
  • noun the central area on a theater stage
    center stage.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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climb

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; mounting.

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honor

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; laurels.

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spelunker

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; speleologist; potholer.

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golden

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

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exorbitance

  • noun excessive excess
    outrageousness.

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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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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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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prefer

  • verb like better; value more highly
    • Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels
    • We prefer sleeping outside
  • verb select as an alternative over another
    opt; choose.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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extravagancy

  • noun the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
    extravagance.
    • we were surprised by the extravagance of his description

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schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

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extravagance

  • noun the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
    extravagancy.
    • we were surprised by the extravagance of his description
  • noun the trait of spending extravagantly
    prodigality; profligacy.

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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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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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ripeness

  • noun the state of being ripe
  • verb cause to ripen or develop fully
    ripen; mature.
    • The sun ripens the fruit
    • Age matures a good wine

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illumination

  • noun a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    light.
    • follow God's light
  • noun the degree of visibility of your environment

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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select

  • verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    pick out; choose; take.
    • Take any one of these cards
    • Choose a good husband for your daughter
    • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her
  • adjective satellite of superior grade
    prime; quality; prize; choice.
    • choice wines
    • prime beef
    • prize carnations
    • quality paper
    • select peaches

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standing

  • noun social or financial or professional status or reputation
    • of equal standing
    • a member in good standing
  • noun an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

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thirteenth

  • noun position 13 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the twelfth in position
    13th.

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spiffing

  • adjective satellite excellent or splendid
    • that's a perfectly spiffing idea

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exceedance

  • noun (geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time
    • the concept of exceedance can be applied to any type of environmental risk modeling

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toehold

  • noun a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made
    • American diplomacy provided a toehold on which to proceed toward peace talks
    • his father gave him a toehold in the oil business
  • noun a small foothold used in climbing

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lease_giver

  • noun someone who grants a lease
    lessor.

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petroleum

  • noun a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
    crude oil; oil; fossil oil; crude; rock oil.

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governance

  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; organisation; administration; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governing; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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olympian

  • adjective satellite majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters
    majestic.
    • his majestic presence
    • olympian detachment
    • olympian beauty and serene composure
  • noun an athlete who participates in the Olympic games

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call

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

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sun_protection_factor

  • noun the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun
    SPF.

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overbear

  • verb overcome
    • overbear criticism, protest, or arguments
  • verb bear too much

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outgo

  • noun money paid out; an amount spent
    spending; outlay; expenditure.
  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outperform; outstrip; outmatch; surmount; outdo.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class

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stage

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    phase.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; degree; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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wealthy

  • adjective satellite having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
    moneyed; loaded; flush; affluent.
    • an affluent banker
    • a speculator flush with cash
    • not merely rich but loaded
    • moneyed aristocrats
    • wealthy corporations

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authorization

  • noun a document giving an official instruction or command
    authorisation; mandate.
  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    potency; authority; say-so; authorisation; dominance.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state

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possession

  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    ownership.
  • noun anything owned or possessed

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condescension

  • noun the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
    disdainfulness; superciliousness.
  • noun a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
    patronage; disdain.

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possessiveness

  • noun excessive desire to possess or dominate

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reign

  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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gideon_algernon_mantell

  • noun English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
    Mantell.

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domination

  • noun social control by dominating
  • noun power to dominate or defeat
    mastery; supremacy.
    • mastery of the seas

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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geophysics

  • noun geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
    geophysical science.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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high_ground

  • noun a position of superiority over opponents or competitors

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excellent

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; splendid.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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air_force_officer

  • noun an officer in the airforce
    commander.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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rivalry

  • noun the act of competing as for profit or a prize
    contention; competition.
    • the teams were in fierce contention for first place

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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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supremacy

  • noun power to dominate or defeat
    mastery; domination.
    • mastery of the seas

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preponderance

  • noun superiority in power or influence
    • the preponderance of good over evil
    • the preponderance of wealth and power
  • noun a superiority in numbers or amount
    prevalence.
    • a preponderance of evidence against the defendant

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outdraw

  • verb draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight

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science

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

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equation

  • noun a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal
  • noun a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
    equivalence; equality; par.
    • on a par with the best

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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sea

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

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cat

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

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holy_order

  • noun (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
    Order.
    • theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order
  • noun the sacrament of ordination

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investiture

  • noun the ceremony of installing a new monarch
    enthronization; enthronement; coronation; enthronisation.
  • noun the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
    investment.

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tribalism

  • noun the state of living together in tribes
  • noun the beliefs of a tribal society

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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suzerainty

  • noun the position or authority of a suzerain
    • under the suzerainty of...
  • noun the domain of a suzerain

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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transcend

  • verb be greater in scope or size than some standard
    exceed; surpass.
    • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    exceed; top; overstep; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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immoderate

  • adjective beyond reasonable limits
    • immoderate laughter
    • immoderate spending

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indulgence

  • noun an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    self-indulgence.
  • noun a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    lenience; leniency.
    • too much indulgence spoils a child

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patron

  • noun a regular customer
    frequenter.
  • noun the proprietor of an inn

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ingenuity

  • noun the power of creative imagination
    ingeniousness; inventiveness; cleverness.
  • noun the property of being ingenious
    ingeniousness; cleverness.
    • a plot of great ingenuity
    • the cleverness of its design

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admirer

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves

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utterness

  • noun the quality of being complete or utter or extreme
    absoluteness; starkness.
    • the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections

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over-the-top

  • adjective satellite far more than usual or expected
    extraordinary; sinful.
    • an extraordinary desire for approval
    • it was an over-the-top experience

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earldom

  • noun the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess
  • noun the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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volcanology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
    vulcanology.

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minimum

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

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despot

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    autocrat; tyrant.

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ascension

  • noun a movement upward
    ascent; rise; rising.
    • they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
  • noun (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
    Ascension of the Lord; Ascension Day.

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premium

  • noun payment for insurance
    insurance premium.
  • noun the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value
    • they paid a premium for access to water

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imminentness

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    forthcomingness; impendence; imminence; imminency; impendency.

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redundancy

  • noun repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
  • noun the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    redundance.
    • the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

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end

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

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means

  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; way.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success
  • noun an instrumentality for accomplishing some end

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thrall

  • noun the state of being under the control of another person
    thraldom; thralldom; slavery; bondage.
  • noun someone held in bondage

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owner

  • noun (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
    proprietor.
    • he is the owner of a chain of restaurants
  • noun a person who owns something
    possessor.
    • they are searching for the owner of the car
    • who is the owner of that friendly smile?

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marital_status

  • noun the condition of being married or unmarried

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dependent

  • noun a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
    dependant.
  • adjective relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
    • dependent children
    • dependent on moisture

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monopolization

  • noun domination (of a market or commodity) to the exclusion of others
    monopolisation.

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fourth

  • noun following the third position; number four in a countable series
  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; quarter.
    • a quarter of a pound

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maestro

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    master.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters

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youth

  • noun a young person (especially a young man or boy)
    young person; spring chicken; younker.
  • noun young people collectively
    young.
    • rock music appeals to the young
    • youth everywhere rises in revolt

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actuality

  • noun the state of actually existing objectively
    • a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality

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deification

  • noun the condition of being treated like a god
  • noun an embodiment of the qualities of a god
    • the capitalists' deification of capital

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dominance

  • noun superior development of one side of the body
    laterality.
  • noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    control; ascendance; ascendency; ascendancy; ascendence.
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

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luster

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; brilliancy; splendor.
  • noun the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    lustre; shininess; sheen.

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profile

  • noun an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics
    • a biochemical profile of blood
    • a psychological profile of serial killers
  • noun an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)

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state_of_grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace

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lector

  • noun someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
    reader.
  • noun a public lecturer at certain universities
    lecturer; reader.

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paramount

  • adjective satellite having superior power and influence
    preponderant; overriding; preponderating; predominant; predominate.
    • the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism

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minority

  • noun a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  • noun being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
    • when the vote was taken they were in the minority
    • he held a minority position

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overstated

  • adjective satellite represented as greater than is true or reasonable
    exaggerated; overdone.
    • an exaggerated opinion of oneself
  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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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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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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swayer

  • noun a person who rules or commands
    ruler.
    • swayer of the universe

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mastership

  • noun the skill of a master
  • noun the position of master

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wittiness

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wit; humor; humour.

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restauranter

  • noun the proprietor of a restaurant
    restaurateur.

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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eighth

  • noun position eight in a countable series of things
  • noun one part in eight equal parts
    one-eighth.

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man

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

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inactivity

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactiveness; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inertia; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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readiness

  • noun the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    preparation; preparedness.
    • putting them in readiness
    • their preparation was more than adequate
  • noun prompt willingness
    zeal; eagerness; forwardness.
    • readiness to continue discussions
    • they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
    • they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority
    • he tried to explain his forwardness in battle

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life_eternal

  • noun life without beginning or end
    eternal life.

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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matureness

  • noun state of being mature; full development
    maturity.

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senior

  • noun an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation
  • noun a person who is older than you are
    elder.

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ship's_officer

  • noun a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
    officer.
    • he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines

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chief

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; top dog.
    • the head of the whole operation
  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; gaffer; honcho; boss.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

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conceivableness

  • noun the state of being conceivable
    conceivability.

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ego

  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    self-importance; egotism.
  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    self.

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eightieth

  • noun position 80 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite the ordinal number of eighty in counting order
    80th.

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poorness

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poverty; impoverishment.
  • noun less than adequate
    • the relative poorness of New England farmland

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tenure

  • noun the term during which some position is held
    term of office; incumbency.
  • noun the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
    land tenure.

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representation

  • noun a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    mental representation; internal representation.
  • noun a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

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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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order

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

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peonage

  • noun the condition of a peon
  • noun the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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administration

  • noun a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
    disposal.
  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; organisation; governance; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment

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over

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

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presence

  • noun the state of being present; current existence
    • he tested for the presence of radon
  • noun the immediate proximity of someone or something
    front.
    • she blushed in his presence
    • he sensed the presence of danger
    • he was well behaved in front of company

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outshine

  • verb shine brighter than
    • What star outshines the sun?
  • verb attract more attention and praise than others
    • This film outshone all the others in quality

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left-handedness

  • noun the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
  • noun preference for using the left hand
    sinistrality.

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aggrandisement

  • noun the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
    elevation; aggrandizement.
    • the aggrandizement of the king
    • his elevation to cardinal

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tyrant

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    autocrat; despot.
  • noun in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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existence

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    being; beingness.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; world; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence

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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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totalism

  • noun the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
    absolutism; totalitarianism.

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obscurity

  • noun the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
    reconditeness; abstruseness; obscureness.
  • noun an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
    • he worked in obscurity for many years

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thirtieth

  • noun position 30 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the twenty-ninth in position
    30th.

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herod

  • noun king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)
    Herod the Great.

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outbrave

  • verb resist bravely
    • He outbraved the enemy
  • verb be braver than

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overlord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; master.

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police

  • noun the force of policemen and officers
    law; police force; constabulary.
    • the law came looking for him
  • verb maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
    patrol.

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overbalance

  • verb weigh more heavily
    outweigh; outbalance; preponderate.
    • these considerations outweigh our wishes
  • verb cause to be off balance
    • It is not desirable to overbalance the budget

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plethora

  • noun extreme excess
    embarrassment; overplus; superfluity.
    • an embarrassment of riches

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imperfection

  • noun the state or an instance of being imperfect
    imperfectness.

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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caesarism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; totalitarianism.

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impressiveness

  • noun splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    magnificence; grandness; richness.
    • the grandness of the architecture
    • impressed by the richness of the flora
  • noun the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind

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princedom

  • noun the dignity or rank or position of a prince
  • noun territory ruled by a prince
    principality.

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main

  • noun any very large body of (salt) water
    briny.
  • noun a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

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meridian

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun a town in eastern Mississippi

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expansiveness

  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansivity.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed
  • noun a friendly open trait of a talkative person
    effusiveness; expansivity.

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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inordinateness

  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    excessiveness; excess.

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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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somebody

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

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contention

  • noun a point asserted as part of an argument
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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richness

  • noun the property of being extremely abundant
    profusion; cornucopia; profuseness.
    • the profusion of detail
    • the idiomatic richness of English
  • noun abundant wealth
    affluence.
    • they studied forerunners of richness or poverty
    • the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty

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elevate

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work
  • verb raise from a lower to a higher position
    get up; lift; bring up; raise.
    • Raise your hands
    • Lift a load

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full_general

  • noun a general officer of the highest rank
    general.

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overreach

  • verb fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; outwit; outfox; circumvent.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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outstrip

  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outperform; outgo; outmatch; surmount; outdo.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class
  • verb go far ahead of
    distance; outdistance.
    • He outdistanced the other runners

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multivalence

  • noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
    polyvalency; multivalency; polyvalence.

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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skipper

  • noun a student who fails to attend classes
  • noun an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
    captain; master; sea captain.

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high_profile

  • noun a position attracting much attention and publicity

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absolutist

  • noun one who advocates absolutism
  • adjective pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
    absolutistic.

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illegitimacy

  • noun the status of being born to parents who were not married
    bastardy; bar sinister.
  • noun unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law

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proprietorship

  • noun an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    proprietary.

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lower_status

  • noun the state of being inferior
    lower rank; inferiority.

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outweigh

  • verb be heavier than
  • verb weigh more heavily
    overbalance; outbalance; preponderate.
    • these considerations outweigh our wishes

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beingness

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    being; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries

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term

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

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first-rate

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    ace; tops; topnotch; A-one; top-notch; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops
  • adverb quite well
    very well.
    • she doesn't feel first-rate today

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equality

  • noun the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
  • noun a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
    equation; equivalence; par.
    • on a par with the best

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excessiveness

  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    inordinateness; excess.

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acme

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun the highest point (of something)
    apex; vertex; peak.
    • at the peak of the pyramid

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henry_rowe_schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Schoolcraft.

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mastery

  • noun great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
    control; command.
    • a good command of French
  • noun power to dominate or defeat
    supremacy; domination.
    • mastery of the seas

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civilisation

  • noun the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization
    civilization.
  • noun a particular society at a particular time and place
    culture; civilization.
    • early Mayan civilization

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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slavery

  • noun the state of being under the control of another person
    thrall; thraldom; thralldom; bondage.
  • noun the practice of owning slaves
    slaveholding.

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twelfth

  • noun position 12 in a countable series of things
  • noun one part in twelve equal parts
    duodecimal; twelfth part; one-twelfth.

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ubiquitousness

  • noun the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)
    ubiquity; omnipresence.

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receivership

  • noun the state of property that is in the hands of a receiver
    • the business is in receivership
  • noun a court action that places property under the control of a receiver during litigation so that it can be preserved for the benefit of all

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someone

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

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plurality

  • noun the state of being plural
    • to mark plurality, one language may add an extra syllable to the word whereas another may simply change the vowel in the existing final syllable
  • noun a large indefinite number
    battalion; pack; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions

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subjugation

  • noun forced submission to control by others
    subjection.
  • noun the act of subjugating by cruelty
    oppression.
    • the tyrant's oppression of the people

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grandeur

  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; magnificence; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products
  • noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
    nobleness; nobility; magnanimousness.

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truth

  • noun a fact that has been verified
    • at last he knew the truth
    • the truth is that he didn't want to do it
  • noun conformity to reality or actuality
    trueness; the true; verity.
    • they debated the truth of the proposition
    • the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
    • he was famous for the truth of his portraits
    • he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities

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laurels

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; award.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; honor.

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authorisation

  • noun a document giving an official instruction or command
    authorization; mandate.
  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    potency; authority; say-so; dominance; authorization.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state

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redundance

  • noun the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    redundancy.
    • the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

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self-indulgence

  • noun an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    indulgence.
  • noun excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    intemperateness; intemperance.
    • the intemperance of their language

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realism

  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    pragmatism.
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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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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sterling

  • noun British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK
  • adjective satellite highest in quality
    superlative; greatest.

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fired

  • adjective satellite having lost your job
    laid-off; pink-slipped; dismissed; discharged.
  • verb start firing a weapon
    fire; open fire.

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stalinism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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pucka

  • adjective satellite absolutely first class and genuine
    pukka.
    • pukka sahib
    • pukka quarters with a swarm of servants

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self-aggrandisement

  • noun an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
    self-aggrandizement; ego trip.

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incumbency

  • noun the term during which some position is held
    term of office; tenure.
  • noun a duty that is incumbent upon you

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abnormal

  • adjective not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
    unnatural.
    • abnormal powers of concentration
    • abnormal amounts of rain
    • abnormal circumstances
    • an abnormal interest in food
  • adjective departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
    • they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal
    • an abnormal personality

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apotheosis

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; ideal; saint; nonpareil.
  • noun the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
    exaltation; deification.

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challenger

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    rival; contender; competitor; competition.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing

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exorbitant

  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; outrageous; unconscionable; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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furtherance

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; advancement.
  • noun the advancement of some enterprise
    promotion; forwarding.
    • his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career

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subjugator

  • noun a conqueror who defeats and enslaves

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seniority

  • noun higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
    senior status; higher rank; higher status.
  • noun the property of being long-lived
    longevity.

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first-class

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; splendid; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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starkness

  • noun the quality of being complete or utter or extreme
    absoluteness; utterness.
    • the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections
  • noun an extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation
    bareness.
    • I was struck by the starkness of my father's room

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tenth

  • noun a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts
    ten percent; tenth part; one-tenth.
  • noun position ten in a countable series of things

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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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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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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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ascendent

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendant.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    antecedent; ancestor; ascendant; root.

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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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feudal_lord

  • noun a man of rank in the ancient regime
    seignior; seigneur.

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extraordinariness

  • noun the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered

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monopolisation

  • noun domination (of a market or commodity) to the exclusion of others
    monopolization.

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newspaper_publisher

  • noun the proprietor of a newspaper
    publisher.
  • noun a business firm that publishes newspapers
    newspaper; paper.
    • Murdoch owns many newspapers

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monopolizer

  • noun someone who monopolizes the means of producing or selling something
    monopoliser; monopolist.

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temporary

  • noun a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
    temporary worker; temp.
  • adjective not permanent; not lasting
    impermanent.
    • politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber
    • impermanent palm cottages
    • a temperary arrangement
    • temporary housing

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gradation

  • noun relative position in a graded series
    step.
    • always a step behind
    • subtle gradations in color
    • keep in step with the fashions
  • noun a degree of ablaut
    grade.

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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reader

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

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viscountcy

  • noun the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
    viscounty.
  • noun the title of a viscount

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dominate

  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    prevail; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb be in control
    • Her husband completely dominates her

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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inaction

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactivity; inactiveness.

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preponderating

  • adjective satellite having superior power and influence
    preponderant; overriding; paramount; predominant; predominate.
    • the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism
  • verb weigh more heavily
    outweigh; overbalance; outbalance; preponderate.
    • these considerations outweigh our wishes

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ascendant

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendent.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ancestor; root.

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high-performance

  • adjective satellite modified to give superior performance
    • a high-performance car

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baronetcy

  • noun the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
    barony.
  • noun the title of a baron

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social_rank

  • noun position in a social hierarchy
    rank; social station; social status.
    • the British are more aware of social status than Americans are

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plutocrat

  • noun someone who exercises power by virtue of wealth

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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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inferiority

  • noun the state of being inferior
    lower rank; lower status.
  • noun an inferior quality
    low quality.

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governing

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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ascending

  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; rise; ascent.
  • verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
    ascend; go up.
    • go up a ladder
    • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

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extraordinary

  • adjective beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
    • extraordinary authority
    • an extraordinary achievement
    • her extraordinary beauty
    • enjoyed extraordinary popularity
    • an extraordinary capacity for work
    • an extraordinary session of the legislature
  • adjective satellite far more than usual or expected
    over-the-top; sinful.
    • an extraordinary desire for approval
    • it was an over-the-top experience

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outmarch

  • verb march longer distances and for a longer time than
    • This guy can outmarch anyone!

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seventeenth

  • noun position 17 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the sixteenth in position
    17th.

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paleogeology

  • noun the study of geologic features once at the surface of the earth but now buried beneath rocks
    palaeogeology.

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obligation

  • 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; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun the state of being obligated to do or pay something
    • he is under an obligation to finish the job

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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liege_lord

  • noun a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
    liege.

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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so

  • noun the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
    soh; sol.
  • adverb to a very great extent or degree
    • the idea is so obvious
    • never been so happy
    • I love you so
    • my head aches so!

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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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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overweening

  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; excessive; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed
  • adjective satellite presumptuously arrogant
    uppity.
    • had a witty but overweening manner
    • no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet
    • getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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generalissimo

  • noun the officer who holds the supreme command
    commander in chief.
    • in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief

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qualification

  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    making.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician
  • noun the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea
    • his new position involves a qualification of his party's platform

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eternal_life

  • noun life without beginning or end
    life eternal.

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geomorphology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
    morphology.

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outcry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb shout louder than
    outshout.

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ninetieth

  • noun position 90 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite the ordinal number of ninety in counting order
    90th.

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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saving

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

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lower_limit

  • noun the smallest possible quantity
    minimum.
  • noun the limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something

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probability

  • noun a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
    chance.
    • the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5
  • noun the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event
    • for a while mutiny seemed a probability
    • going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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radical

  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    chemical group; group.
  • noun an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
    free radical.
    • in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells

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contender

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    rival; competitor; competition; challenger.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing

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transcendency

  • noun a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
    transcendence.
  • noun the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
    transcendence; superiority.

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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rank

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

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one

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

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transcendence

  • noun a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
    transcendency.
  • noun the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
    superiority; transcendency.

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expansivity

  • noun the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure
    coefficient of expansion.
  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansiveness.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed

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eleventh

  • noun position 11 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the tenth and just before the twelfth in position
    11th.

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dominating

  • adjective satellite most powerful or important or influential
    ascendent; ascendant.
    • the economically ascendant class
    • D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe
  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

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ego_trip

  • noun an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
    self-aggrandizement; self-aggrandisement.

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fantabulous

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    first-class; splendid; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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eminence

  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority
    note; distinction; preeminence.
    • a scholar of great eminence
  • noun a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
    tubercle; tuberosity.

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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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saceur

  • noun commanding officer of ACE; NATO's senior military commander in Europe
    Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

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rival

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    contender; competitor; competition; challenger.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing
  • verb be equal to in quality or ability
    touch; equal; match.
    • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
    • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
    • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

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pinnacle

  • noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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bar_sinister

  • noun the status of being born to parents who were not married
    illegitimacy; bastardy.
  • noun a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
    bend sinister.

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omnipresence

  • noun the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)
    ubiquity; ubiquitousness.

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utilization

  • noun the act of using
    use; utilisation; usage; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun the state of having been made use of
    • the rate of utilization

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leading

  • noun thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    lead.
  • noun the activity of leading
    leadership.
    • his leadership inspired the team

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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autocrat

  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    tyrant; despot.

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wealthy_person

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; have.

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priority

  • noun status established in order of importance or urgency
    precedency; precedence.
    • ...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals
    • national independence takes priority over class struggle
  • noun preceding in time
    antecedency; precedence; anteriority; antecedence; precedency.

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regulation

  • noun an authoritative rule
    ordinance.
  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    rule.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation

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station

  • noun a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
    • he started looking for a gas station
    • the train pulled into the station
  • noun proper or designated social situation
    place.
    • he overstepped his place
    • the responsibilities of a man in his station
    • married above her station

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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viscounty

  • noun the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
    viscountcy.
  • noun the domain controlled by a viscount or viscountess

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outfox

  • verb outdo someone in trickery
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; circumvent.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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white

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

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booster

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; supporter; friend.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    plugger; promoter.

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surmount

  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; overcome.
    • He overcame his shyness
  • verb be on top of
    • The scarf surmounted the gown

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national

  • noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
    subject.
    • a monarch has a duty to his subjects
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
    • national hero
    • national anthem
    • a national landmark

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friend

  • noun a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • he was my best friend at the university
  • noun an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    ally.
    • he's a good ally in fight

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lease

  • noun property that is leased or rented out or let
    letting; rental.
  • noun a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment

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sixteenth

  • noun position 16 in a countable series of things
  • noun one part in sixteen equal parts
    sixteenth part; one-sixteenth.

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mining

  • noun the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    excavation.
  • noun laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
    minelaying.

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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first_class

  • noun the highest rank in a classification
  • noun mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection
    1st class; first-class mail; 1st-class mail.

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palaeogeology

  • noun the study of geologic features once at the surface of the earth but now buried beneath rocks
    paleogeology.

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genuineness

  • noun the state of being genuine
  • noun undisputed credibility
    legitimacy; authenticity.

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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favorable

  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
    favourable.
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    favourable.
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

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policeman

  • noun a member of a police force
    police officer; officer.
    • it was an accident, officer

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holder

  • noun a holding device
    • a towel holder
    • a cigarette holder
    • an umbrella holder
  • noun a person who holds something
    • they held two hostages
    • he holds the trophy
    • she holds a United States passport

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grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    state of grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    gracility.
    • a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

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subjugate

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; quash; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb make subservient; force to submit or subdue
    subject.

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dukedom

  • noun the dignity or rank or position of a duke
  • noun the domain controlled by a duke or duchess
    duchy.

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ascendance

  • noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    control; ascendency; ascendancy; ascendence; dominance.
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

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peril

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a state of danger involving risk
    riskiness.

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skillfulness

  • noun the state of being cognitively skillful

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exorcist

  • noun one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun someone who practices exorcism
    exorciser.

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wonderfulness

  • noun admirable excellence
    admirability; admirableness.

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commandant

  • noun an officer in command of a military unit
    commanding officer; commander.

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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outrageous

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    hideous; horrific; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; exorbitant; unconscionable; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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utopia

  • noun ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
  • noun a book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island

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superfluity

  • noun extreme excess
    embarrassment; overplus; plethora.
    • an embarrassment of riches

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giver

  • noun someone who devotes himself completely
    • there are no greater givers than those who give themselves
  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    donor; bestower; conferrer; presenter.

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amplitude

  • noun (physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
  • noun the property of copious abundance
    bountifulness; bounty.

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fat_cat

  • noun a wealthy and privileged person

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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multivalency

  • noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
    polyvalency; polyvalence; multivalence.

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ascendancy

  • noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    control; ascendance; ascendency; ascendence; dominance.
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

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military_rank

  • noun rank in a military organization
    rating; paygrade; military rating.

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geophysicist

  • noun a geologist who uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth

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outstanding

  • adjective satellite distinguished from others in excellence
    • did outstanding work in human relations
    • an outstanding war record
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; prominent; spectacular.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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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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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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norman_conquest

  • noun the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066)

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thereness

  • noun real existence
    • things are really there...capture the thereness of them"--Charles Hopkinson
  • noun the state of being there--not here--in position

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white_supremacist

  • noun a person who believes that the white race is or should be supreme

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kalemia

  • noun the presence of excess potassium in the circulating blood

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oil_geologist

  • noun a specialist in petroleum geology
    petroleum geologist.

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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say

  • noun the chance to speak
    • let him have his say
  • verb express in words
    state; tell.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name

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fourteenth

  • noun position 14 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the thirteenth in position
    14th.

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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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villainage

  • noun the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
    villeinage.

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scrawniness

  • noun the bodily property of lacking flesh
    skinniness.
  • noun the property of being stunted and inferior in size or quality
    scrubbiness.
    • the scrawniness of sickly trees

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cleverness

  • noun the power of creative imagination
    ingeniousness; inventiveness; ingenuity.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    smartness; brightness.

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whip_hand

  • noun position of advantage and control
    upper hand.

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preponderate

  • verb weigh more heavily
    outweigh; overbalance; outbalance.
    • these considerations outweigh our wishes

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affairs

  • noun matters of personal concern
    personal business; personal matters.
    • get his affairs in order
  • noun transactions of professional or public interest
    • news of current affairs
    • great affairs of state

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imperfectness

  • noun the state or an instance of being imperfect
    imperfection.

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timeless_existence

  • noun a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
    eternity; timelessness.

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speleology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    spelaeology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    spelaeology.

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kick_upstairs

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; elevate; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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agency

  • noun an administrative unit of government
    office; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • noun a business that serves other businesses

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preeminence

  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority
    note; distinction; eminence.
    • a scholar of great eminence

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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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subdeacon

  • noun a clergyman an order below deacon; one of the Holy Orders in the unreformed western Christian church and the eastern Catholic Churches but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church

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schoolmaster

  • noun presiding officer of a school
    headmaster; master.
  • noun any person (or institution) who acts as an educator

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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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superior

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superordinate; higher-up.
  • noun the head of a religious community

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objective

  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    object glass; objective lens; object lens.

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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oppressiveness

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

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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caliber

  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    quality; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber
  • noun diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    bore; gauge; calibre.

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grandness

  • noun a prominent status
    importance.
    • a person of importance
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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centre

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; center.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun a low-lying region in central France

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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ascendency

  • noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    control; ascendance; ascendancy; ascendence; dominance.
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

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headmaster

  • noun presiding officer of a school
    master; schoolmaster.

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utmost

  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; maximum; level best.
    • he tried his utmost
  • adjective satellite of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
    uttermost; extreme.
    • extreme cold
    • extreme caution
    • extreme pleasure
    • utmost contempt
    • to the utmost degree
    • in the uttermost distress

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stardom

  • noun the status of being acknowledged as a star
    • stardom meant nothing to her

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ascendence

  • noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    control; ascendance; ascendency; ascendancy; dominance.
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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commanding

  • adjective satellite used of a height or viewpoint
    dominating; overlooking.
    • a commanding view of the ocean
    • looked up at the castle dominating the countryside
    • the balcony overlooking the ballroom
  • verb be in command of
    command.
    • The general commanded a huge army

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gilt

  • noun a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
    gilding.
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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fortieth

  • noun position 40 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite the ordinal number of forty in counting order
    40th.

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sun

  • noun the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
    • the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system
    • the Earth revolves around the Sun
  • noun the rays of the sun
    sunshine; sunlight.
    • the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind

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prestige

  • noun a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
    prestigiousness.
    • he wanted to achieve power and prestige

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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authoritarianism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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unknowable

  • adjective not knowable
    • the unknowable mysteries of life

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potency

  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    authority; say-so; authorisation; dominance; authorization.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; effectiveness.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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supreme_allied_commander_atlantic

  • noun commanding officer of ACLANT; a general of the United States Army nominated by the President of the United States and approved by the North Atlantic Council
    SACLANT.

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pukka

  • adjective satellite absolutely first class and genuine
    pucka.
    • pukka sahib
    • pukka quarters with a swarm of servants

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croesus

  • noun last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)
  • noun a very wealthy man

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one-man_rule

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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flow

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flowing.
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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temporary_state

  • noun a state that continues for a limited time

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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deacon

  • noun a Protestant layman who assists the minister
    Protestant deacon.
  • noun a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders

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lordship

  • noun the authority of a lord
  • noun a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge
    • Your Lordship
    • His Lordship

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subordinate

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    underling; foot soldier; subsidiary.
  • noun a word that is more specific than a given word
    hyponym; subordinate word.

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professional

  • noun a person engaged in one of the learned professions
    professional person.
  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    pro.

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nineteenth

  • noun position 19 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the eighteenth in position
    19th.

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notch

  • noun a V-shaped indentation
    • mandibular notch
  • noun the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    mountain pass; pass.
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow

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ordination

  • noun the status of being ordained to a sacred office
  • noun logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    ordering; order.
    • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation

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nobility

  • noun a privileged class holding hereditary titles
    aristocracy.
  • noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
    nobleness; grandeur; magnanimousness.

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academe

  • noun the academic world
    academia.

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rating

  • noun an appraisal of the value of something
    valuation; evaluation.
    • he set a high valuation on friendship
  • noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
    evaluation.

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rich_man

  • noun a man who is wealthy
    wealthy man; man of means.

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ennoble

  • verb confer dignity or honor upon
    dignify.
    • He was dignified with a title
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    gentle; entitle.

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surplus

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; excess.
  • adjective satellite more than is needed, desired, or required
    supererogatory; extra; redundant; spare; excess; superfluous; supernumerary.
    • trying to lose excess weight
    • found some extra change lying on the dresser
    • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    • skills made redundant by technological advance
    • sleeping in the spare room
    • supernumerary ornamentation
    • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

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past

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past times; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
  • noun a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past

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the_true

  • noun conformity to reality or actuality
    trueness; truth; verity.
    • they debated the truth of the proposition
    • the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
    • he was famous for the truth of his portraits
    • he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities

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brilliance

  • noun a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    glare; blaze.
    • a glare of sunlight
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; splendour; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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undue

  • adjective not yet payable
    • an undue loan
  • adjective not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
    • undue influence
    • I didn't want to show undue excitement
    • accused of using undue force

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brilliancy

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; splendor; luster.

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blue-ribbon

  • adjective satellite selected or chosen for special qualifications
    select.
    • the blue-ribbon event of the season

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monopolist

  • noun someone who monopolizes the means of producing or selling something
    monopolizer; monopoliser.

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top-notch

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; tops; topnotch; A-one; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops

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underling

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    subordinate; foot soldier; subsidiary.

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immaturity

  • noun not having reached maturity
    immatureness.

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supporter

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    sponsor; patron.

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fifth

  • noun a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon
  • noun position five in a countable series of things
    • he was fifth out of several hundred runners

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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slot

  • noun a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
    • he developed a version of slot grammar
  • noun a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)
    • he put a quarter in the slot

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weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

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absoluteness

  • noun the quality of being complete or utter or extreme
    starkness; utterness.
    • the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections
  • noun the quality of being absolute
    • the absoluteness of the pope's decree could not be challenged

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military_rating

  • noun rank in a military organization
    rating; paygrade; military rank.

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tier

  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade
  • noun any one of two or more competitors who tie one another

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rocket

  • noun any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
    projectile.
  • noun a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
    rocket engine.

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title

  • noun a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
    statute title; rubric.
    • Title 8 provided federal help for schools
  • noun the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
    • he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title
    • he refused to give titles to his paintings
    • I can never remember movie titles

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immoderateness

  • noun the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
    immoderation.

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police_officer

  • noun a member of a police force
    officer; policeman.
    • it was an accident, officer

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stand

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

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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override

  • noun a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  • noun the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    nullification.

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outwear

  • verb last longer than others
    • This material outwears all others
  • 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; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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usury

  • noun an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
    vigorish.
  • noun the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest

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extremum

  • noun the point located farthest from the middle of something
    extreme point; extreme.
  • noun the most extreme possible amount or value
    peak.
    • voltage peak

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inferior

  • noun one of lesser rank or station or quality
  • noun a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
    subscript.

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outsell

  • verb be sold more often than other, similar products
    • The new Toyota outsells the Honda by a wide margin
  • verb sell more than others
    • This salesman outsells his colleagues

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ranking

  • noun position on a scale in relation to others in a sport
  • verb take or have a position relative to others
    rank.
    • This painting ranks among the best in the Western World

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imperium

  • noun the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
    empire.
  • noun supreme authority; absolute dominion

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dominant

  • noun (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  • noun an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
    dominant allele.

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antagonism

  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; hostility.
  • noun the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
    • the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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exaltation

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    rapture; ecstasy; raptus; transport.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence

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hostility

  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    ill will.
    • he could not conceal his hostility
  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; antagonism.

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thraldom

  • noun the state of being under the control of another person
    thrall; thralldom; slavery; bondage.

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admirableness

  • noun admirable excellence
    admirability; wonderfulness.

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heterozygosity

  • noun the state of being heterozygous; having two different alleles of the same gene

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perfection

  • noun the state of being without a flaw or defect
    flawlessness; ne plus ultra.
  • noun an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
    beau ideal; paragon; idol.

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renter

  • noun someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
    tenant.
    • the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent
  • noun an owner of property who receives payment for its use by another person

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banner

  • noun long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising
    streamer.
  • noun a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
    streamer.

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ghetto

  • noun formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
    • the Warsaw ghetto
  • noun any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping
    • the relative security of the gay ghetto
    • no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool

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prime

  • noun a number that has no factor but itself and 1
    prime quantity.
  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; flush; bloom; heyday.

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adulthood

  • noun the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
    maturity.
  • noun the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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number_one

  • noun a reference to yourself or myself etc.; `take care of number one' means to put your own interests first
  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    first.
    • He wanted to be the first

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outperform

  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outgo; outstrip; outmatch; surmount; outdo.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class

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primo

  • noun the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
  • adjective satellite the best of its kind

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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delegacy

  • noun the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
    representation; agency.
  • noun a group of representatives or delegates
    delegation; commission; deputation; mission.

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topnotch

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; tops; A-one; top-notch; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops

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preponderant

  • adjective satellite having superior power and influence
    overriding; paramount; preponderating; predominant; predominate.
    • the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism

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affluent

  • noun an affluent person; a person who is financially well off
    • the so-called emerging affluents
  • noun a branch that flows into the main stream
    tributary; confluent; feeder.

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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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priest

  • noun a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
  • noun a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
    non-Christian priest.

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vociferation

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; outcry; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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cleavage

  • noun the state of being split or cleft
    • there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members
  • noun the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules

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dead_letter

  • noun the state of something that has outlived its relevance
    non-issue.
  • noun mail that can neither be delivered nor returned
    dead mail.

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peak

  • noun the most extreme possible amount or value
    extremum.
    • voltage peak
  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; flush; bloom; heyday.

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steam

  • noun water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • verb travel by means of steam power
    steamer.
    • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

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all-fired

  • adjective satellite extreme; used as an intensifier
    • why is he in such an all-fired hurry?
  • adverb extremely
    damn; bloody.
    • you are bloody right
    • Why are you so all-fired aggressive?

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potentiality

  • noun the inherent capacity for coming into being
    potential; potency.
  • noun an aptitude that may be developed
    capability; capableness.

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motionlessness

  • noun a state of no motion or movement
    lifelessness; stillness.
    • the utter motionlessness of a marble statue

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petroleum_geologist

  • noun a specialist in petroleum geology
    oil geologist.

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eighteenth

  • noun position 18 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the seventeenth in position
    18th.

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superordinate

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superior; higher-up.
  • noun a word that is more generic than a given word
    hypernym; superordinate word.

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intensity

  • noun the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
    strength; intensity level.
    • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
    • they measured the station's signal strength
  • noun high level or degree; the property of being intense
    intensiveness.

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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civil_death

  • noun the legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status of one sentenced to life imprisonment
  • noun cancellation of civil rights
    attainder.

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damnation

  • noun the act of damning
  • noun the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
    eternal damnation.

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favorable_position

  • noun the quality of being at a competitive advantage
    favourable position; superiority.

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optimum

  • noun most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
  • adjective satellite most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
    optimal.
    • an optimum return on capital
    • optimal concentration of a drug

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best

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

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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preparation

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    readying.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    formulation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

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hypsography

  • noun the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)
  • noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
    hypsometry.

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thralldom

  • noun the state of being under the control of another person
    thrall; thraldom; slavery; bondage.

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government_activity

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; governance; governing; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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outrageousness

  • noun excessive excess
    exorbitance.
  • noun the quality of being outrageous
    enormity.

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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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seventieth

  • noun position 70 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite the ordinal number of seventy in counting order
    70th.

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superb

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    brilliant.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite surpassingly good
    • a superb meal

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wealthy_man

  • noun a man who is wealthy
    rich man; man of means.

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favor

  • noun an act of gracious kindness
    favour.
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    favour.
    • the outcome was in his favor

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state

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

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shogunate

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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preexistence

  • noun existing in a former state or previous to something else

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unconscionable

  • adjective satellite lacking a conscience
    conscienceless.
    • a conscienceless villain
    • brash, unprincipled, and conscienceless
    • an unconscionable liar
  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; outrageous; exorbitant; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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top-flight

  • adjective satellite excellent; best possible
    top-hole; topping.

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inherency

  • noun the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic
    inherence.
    • the inherence of polysemy in human language

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terms

  • noun status with respect to the relations between people or groups
    footing.
    • on good terms with her in-laws
    • on a friendly footing
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    price; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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hundredth

  • noun position 100 in a countable series of things
  • noun one part in a hundred equal parts
    one-hundredth; one percent.

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importance

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

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high_quality

  • noun the quality of being superior
    superiority.

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first_water

  • noun the highest quality gems

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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embarrassment

  • noun the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  • noun the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
    • he is currently suffering financial embarrassments

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higher_rank

  • noun higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
    seniority; senior status; higher status.

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retirement

  • noun the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
  • noun withdrawal from your position or occupation

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spare

  • noun an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    spare part.
  • noun an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    fifth wheel.

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ne_plus_ultra

  • noun the state of being without a flaw or defect
    flawlessness; perfection.

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dependance

  • noun being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    addiction; habituation; dependence; dependency.
  • noun the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    dependence; dependency.

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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man_of_means

  • noun a man who is wealthy
    rich man; wealthy man.

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inherence

  • noun the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic
    inherency.
    • the inherence of polysemy in human language

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homozygosity

  • noun the state of being homozygous; having two identical alleles of the same gene

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hydrology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies water on the earth and in the atmosphere: its distribution and uses and conservation

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upper_limit

  • noun the largest possible quantity
    maximum.
  • noun the limit on the upper (or northernmost) side of something

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refinement

  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; polish; cultivation; finish.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  • noun the result of improving something
    elaboration.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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steep

  • noun a steep place (as on a hill)
  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; immerse; absorb; soak up; engross; engulf.
    • He immersed himself into his studies

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reasonableness

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; rationality.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun goodness of reason and judgment
    • the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges

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equal

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; compeer; match.
  • verb be identical or equivalent to
    be.
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

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millionaire

  • noun a person whose material wealth is valued at more than a million dollars

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brag

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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distinction

  • noun a discrimination between things as different and distinct
    differentiation.
    • it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation
  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority
    note; eminence; preeminence.
    • a scholar of great eminence

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