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tridymite (Also tridymites) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to tridymite

french_chalk

  • noun a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains

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thorite

  • noun a radioactive mineral consisting of thorium silicate; it is a source of thorium that is found in coarse granite

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peacock

  • noun European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
    peacock butterfly; Inachis io.
  • noun male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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lack

  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; want.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost
  • verb be without
    miss.
    • This soup lacks salt
    • There is something missing in my jewelry box!

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lepidolite

  • noun a mineral of the mica group; an important source of lithium

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cobalt

  • noun a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
    atomic number 27; Co.

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iron_ore

  • noun an ore from which iron can be extracted

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tin_pyrites

  • noun a dark grey mineral with a metallic luster that is a source of tin
    stannite.

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zinc

  • noun a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
    atomic number 30; Zn.
  • verb coat or cover with zinc

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kainite

  • noun a white mineral consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride; a source of potassium salts; used as a fertilizer

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gold

  • noun coins made of gold
  • noun a deep yellow color
    amber.
    • an amber light illuminated the room
    • he admired the gold of her hair

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pyrolusite

  • noun a mineral consisting of manganese dioxide; an important source of manganese

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paris

(Bot.) A plant common in Europe (Paris quadrifolia); herb Paris; truelove. It has been used as a narcotic. ✍ It much resembles the American genus Trillium, but has usually four leaves and a tetramerous flower.

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anthophyllite

  • noun a dark brown mineral of the amphibole group; magnesium iron silicate

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zinc_blende

  • noun an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form
    blende; sphalerite.

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olivine

  • noun a mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate; a source of magnesium

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ocher

  • noun a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
    ochre.
  • noun any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
    ochre.

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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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barium

  • noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
    atomic number 56; Ba.

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samarskite

  • noun a complex black mineral occurring in pegmatites

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stannite

  • noun a dark grey mineral with a metallic luster that is a source of tin
    tin pyrites.

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rhodonite

  • noun a pink or red mineral consisting of crystalline manganese silicate; used as an ornamental stone

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iron_pyrite

  • noun a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
    fool's gold; pyrite.

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ader_wax

  • noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles
    earth wax; ozocerite; mineral wax; ozokerite.

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olivenite

  • noun rare green to black mineral consisting of hydrated copper arsenate that is found in copper deposits

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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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nephrite

  • noun an amphibole mineral consisting of calcium magnesium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade that is less valuable than from jadeite; once believed to cure kidney disorders

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rutile

  • noun a mineral consisting of titanium dioxide in crystalline form; occurs in metamorphic and plutonic rocks and is a major source of titanium

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psilomelane

  • noun a mineral consisting of hydrated basic oxide of manganese and barium; a source of manganese

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team

  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    squad.
  • noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

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biotite

  • noun dark brown to black mica found in igneous and metamorphic rock

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smoky_quartz

  • noun a smoky yellow or brown quartz
    cairngorm.

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arsenopyrite

  • noun a silver-white or grey ore of arsenic
    mispickel.

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cadmium_sulphide

  • noun ore of cadmium; a rare yellowish mineral consisting of cadmium sulphide in crystalline form
    greenockite.

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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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miller

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

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thortveitite

  • noun a mineral consisting of scandium yttrium silicate; a source of scandium

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fluorspar

  • noun a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine
    fluorite; fluor.

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heavy_spar

  • noun a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium
    barytes; barium sulphate; barite.

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index

  • noun a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; indicator; indicant.

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magnesite

  • noun a white mineral consisting of magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium

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zinkenite

  • noun a steel grey metallic mineral (a sulphide of lead and antimony)

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dirt

  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    soil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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β

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vanadinite

  • noun a mineral consisting of chloride and vanadate of lead; a source of vanadium

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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mineral_tar

  • noun a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt
    maltha.

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component

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; 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
  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; part; 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

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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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sylvite

  • noun a mineral consisting of native potassium chloride; an important ore of potassium that is found in sedimentary beds
    sylvine.

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cassiterite

  • noun a hard heavy dark mineral that is the chief source of tin

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tridymos

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amblygonite

  • noun a white or grey mineral consisting of lithium aluminum phosphate; a source of lithium

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cryolite

  • noun a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine
    Greenland spar.

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spinel

  • noun a hard glassy mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum; occurs in various colors that are used as gemstones

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ruby_spinel

  • noun a spinel used as a gemstone (usually dark red)
    spinel ruby.

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amount

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; sum; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
    • an adequate amount of food for four people

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fool

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    saphead; sap; tomfool; muggins.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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cinnamon

  • noun aromatic bark used as a spice
    cinnamon bark.
  • noun tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon
    Ceylon cinnamon tree; Cinnamomum zeylanicum; Ceylon cinnamon.

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muscovite

  • noun a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium
  • noun a resident of Moscow

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coesite

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barytes

  • noun a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium
    barium sulphate; barite; heavy spar.

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sienna

  • noun an earth color containing ferric oxides; used as a pigment

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bastnasite

  • noun a yellow-to-brown mineral that is a source of rare earth elements
    bastnaesite.

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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pay_dirt

  • noun ore that yields a substantial profit to the miner
  • noun a profitable success
    • the inventor worked for years before hitting pay dirt

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iridosmine

  • noun a hard and corrosion resistant mineral that is a natural alloy of osmium and iridium (usually containing small amounts of rhodium and platinum); used in needles and pen nibs etc.
    osmiridium.

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harlequin

  • noun a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
  • verb variegate with spots or marks
    • His face was harlequined with patches

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strontianite

  • noun a mineral consisting of strontium carbonate

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type

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

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talcum

  • noun a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
    talc.
  • noun a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
    talcum powder.

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soap-rock

  • noun a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
    soapstone; steatite; soaprock.

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hessonite

  • noun a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown
    essonite; cinnamon stone.

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wolframite

  • noun a mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form; the principal ore of tungsten; found in quartz veins associated with granitic rocks
    iron manganese tungsten.

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apparent

  • adjective satellite clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    evident; patent; plain; unmistakable; manifest.
    • the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
    • evident hostility
    • manifest disapproval
    • patent advantages
    • made his meaning plain
    • it is plain that he is no reactionary
    • in plain view
  • adjective satellite appearing as such but not necessarily so
    ostensible; seeming.
    • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
    • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
    • the ostensible truth of their theories
    • his seeming honesty

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mispickel

  • noun a silver-white or grey ore of arsenic
    arsenopyrite.

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tabular

  • adjective of or pertaining to or arranged in table form
  • adjective satellite flat; like a table in form

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graphic

  • noun an image that is generated by a computer
    computer graphic.
  • adjective satellite written or drawn or engraved
    graphical; in writing.
    • graphic symbols

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ozokerite

  • noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles
    earth wax; ozocerite; mineral wax; ader wax.

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pyrope

  • noun a deep red garnet used as a gemstone

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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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actinolite

  • noun a green mineral of the amphibole group; calcium magnesium iron silicate

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uranium_ore

  • noun any ore from which uranium can be extracted

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zirconium

  • noun a lustrous grey strong metallic element resembling titanium; it is used in nuclear reactors as a neutron absorber; it occurs in baddeleyite but is obtained chiefly from zircon
    atomic number 40; Zr.

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zircon

  • noun a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent
    zirconium silicate.

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oxide

  • noun any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

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sulphide

  • noun a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
    sulfide.

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vermiculite

  • noun any of a group of yellow or brown hydrous silicate minerals having a micaceous structure

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superlattice

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tar

  • noun any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
    pitch.
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; Jack; seafarer; mariner.

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alba

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december

The twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter solstice.

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fluorite

  • noun a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine
    fluorspar; fluor.

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tantalite

  • noun a mineral consisting of tantalum oxide of iron and manganese that occurs with niobite or in coarse granite; an ore of tantalum

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sample

  • noun a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
  • noun items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
    sample distribution; sampling.

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azurite

  • noun blue carbonate of copper; blue malachite

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sharp

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

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corundom

  • noun very hard mineral used as an abrasive
    corundum.

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hydrogen

  • noun a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
    H; atomic number 1.

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columbite

  • noun a black mineral that is an ore of niobium and tantalum
    niobite.

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chrysolite

  • noun a brown or yellow-green olivine found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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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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felsic

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greenland_spar

  • noun a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine
    cryolite.

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mar

  • noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
    blemish; defect.
    • a facial blemish
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    March.

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carbuncle

  • noun deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
  • noun an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus

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aragonite

  • noun a mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate; dimorphic with calcite

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almandite

  • noun a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
    almandine.

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cadmium

  • noun a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
    atomic number 48; Cd.

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curiosity

  • noun a state in which you want to learn more about something
    wonder.
  • noun something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
    oddment; oddity; rarity; peculiarity; curio.

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meerschaum

  • noun a white clayey mineral
    sepiolite.
  • noun a pipe having a bowl made of meerschaum

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aeolis

  • noun an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
    Aeolia.

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kyanite

  • noun a grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form; occurs in metaphoric rock, used as a refractory
    cyanite.

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manganese

  • noun a hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals
    Mn; atomic number 25.

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green

  • noun green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    viridity; greenness.
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    park; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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talc

  • noun a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
    talcum.
  • verb apply talcum powder to (one's body)

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region

  • noun the extended spatial location of something
    part.
    • the farming regions of France
    • religions in all parts of the world
    • regions of outer space
  • noun a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    area.
    • in the abdominal region

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twinned

  • adjective satellite being two identical
    duplicate; matching; twin.
  • verb duplicate or match
    twin; duplicate; parallel.
    • The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse

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magnesia

  • noun a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium
    periclase; magnesium oxide.

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earth_wax

  • noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles
    ozocerite; mineral wax; ozokerite; ader wax.

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quartz_crystal

  • noun a thin plate or small rod of quartz cut along certain lines and ground so that it can produce an electric signal at a constant frequency; used in crystal oscillators

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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pyrophyllite

  • noun a white or greenish aluminum silicate mineral (resembles talc)

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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malachite

  • noun a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects

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α

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minute

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

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celestite

  • noun a mineral consisting of strontium sulphate

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phillipsite

  • noun a group of white or reddish crystalline minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of calcium and potassium and aluminum

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alexandrite

  • noun a green variety of chrysoberyl used as a gemstone

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ilmenite

  • noun a weakly magnetic black mineral found in metamorphic and plutonic rocks; an iron titanium oxide in crystalline form; a source of titanium

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magnetic_pyrites

  • noun a brownish iron sulfide mineral (FeS) having weak magnetic properties
    pyrrhotite; pyrrhotine.

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argyrodite

  • noun a rare steel-grey mineral consisting of silver and germanium and sulfur

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sapphirine

  • noun a rare light blue or green mineral; consists of aluminum and magnesium silicate and occurs as small grains in some metamorphic rocks
  • adjective made of or resembling sapphire

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coltan

  • noun a valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite; used in cell phones and computer chips
    columbite-tantalite.

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dan

A title of honor equivalent to master, or sir. Obs.
Old Dan Geoffry, in gently spright The pure wellhead of poetry did dwell. Spenser.
What time Dan Abraham left the Chaldee land. Thomson.

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siderophyre

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steatite

  • noun a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
    soap-rock; soapstone; soaprock.

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emerald

  • noun a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
  • noun a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

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fluorapatite

  • noun a form of apatite in which fluorine predominates over chlorine

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transparent

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; pellucid; crystalline.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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mystery

  • noun something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
    secret; closed book; enigma.
    • how it got out is a mystery
    • it remains one of nature's secrets
  • noun a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
    mystery story; whodunit.

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oxygen

  • noun a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
    O; atomic number 8.

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soapstone

  • noun a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
    soap-rock; steatite; soaprock.

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wurtzite

  • noun a brownish-black mineral consisting of zinc sulfide

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scheelite

  • noun a mineral used as an ore of tungsten

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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hausmannite

  • noun a mineral consisting of manganese tetroxide; a source of manganese

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uninteresting

  • adjective arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
    • a very uninteresting account of her trip
  • adjective satellite characteristic or suggestive of an institution especially in being uniform or dull or unimaginative
    • institutional food

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isinglass

  • noun any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
    mica.

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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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smoky

  • adjective marked by or emitting or filled with smoke
    • smoky rafters
    • smoky chimneys
    • a smoky fireplace
    • a smoky corridor
  • adjective satellite tasting of smoke
    • smoky sausages

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pentlandite

  • noun a mineral (iron and nickel sulphide) that is the chief ore of nickel

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galena

  • noun soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead

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realgar

  • noun a rare soft orange mineral consisting of arsenic sulphide; an important ore of arsenic

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laboratory

  • noun a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
    science laboratory; science lab; research laboratory; research lab; lab.
  • noun a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
    testing ground.
    • the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories
    • Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism

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cerussite

  • noun a mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead
    white lead ore.

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iron_manganese_tungsten

  • noun a mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form; the principal ore of tungsten; found in quartz veins associated with granitic rocks
    wolframite.

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copper_pyrites

  • noun a yellow copper ore (CuFeS2) made up of copper and iron sulfide
    chalcopyrite.

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periclase

  • noun a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium
    magnesium oxide; magnesia.

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vesuvianite

  • noun a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
    vesuvian; idocrase.

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amethyst

  • noun a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone
  • adjective satellite of a moderate purple color

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formula

  • noun a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
    expression.
  • noun directions for making something
    recipe.

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calcite

  • noun a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone

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red

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

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colorless

  • adjective lacking in variety and interest
    colourless.
    • a colorless and unimaginative person
    • a colorless description of the parade
  • adjective weak in color; not colorful
    colourless.

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bitter_spar

  • noun a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer
    dolomite.

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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barium_sulphate

  • noun a white insoluble radiopaque powder used as a pigment
    blanc fixe; barium sulfate.
  • noun a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium
    barytes; barite; heavy spar.

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ore

  • noun a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
  • noun a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona

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peacock_ore

  • noun a mineral consisting of sulfides of copper and iron that is found in copper deposits
    bornite.

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amphibole_group

  • noun a group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum

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transition

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    passage.
  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    conversion; changeover.

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silicon

  • noun a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors
    Si; atomic number 14.

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osmiridium

  • noun a hard and corrosion resistant mineral that is a natural alloy of osmium and iridium (usually containing small amounts of rhodium and platinum); used in needles and pen nibs etc.
    iridosmine.

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pure

  • adjective free of extraneous elements of any kind
    • pure air and water
    • pure gold
    • pure primary colors
    • the violin's pure and lovely song
    • pure tones
    • pure oxygen
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth

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copper

  • noun a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
    Cu; atomic number 29.
  • noun a copper penny

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orpiment

  • noun a yellow mineral occurring in conjunction with realgar; an ore of arsenic

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andradite

  • noun a garnet consisting of calcium iron silicate and having any color ranging from yellow and green to brown and black; used as gemstone

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common_topaz

  • noun a yellow quartz
    topaz; false topaz.

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feldspar

  • noun any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
    felspar.

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earth_color

  • noun a colored mineral used as a pigment

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heulandite

  • noun a group of minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous aluminum silicate of sodium and calcium

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monazite

  • noun a reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals; an important source of thorium and cerium

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zirconium_silicate

  • noun a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent
    zircon.

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black_opal

  • noun a dark colored opal with internal reflections of green or red

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bastnaesite

  • noun a yellow-to-brown mineral that is a source of rare earth elements
    bastnasite.

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langbeinite

  • noun a mineral consisting of potassium magnesium double sulphate; used as a fertilizer

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bloom

  • noun the organic process of bearing flowers
    blooming.
    • you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed
  • noun reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
    blossom; flower.

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system

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

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nepheline

  • noun a whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form; used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels
    nephelite.

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fortuitous

  • adjective satellite having no cause or apparent cause
    causeless; uncaused.
    • a causeless miracle
    • fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune
    • we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times
  • adjective satellite occurring by happy chance
    • profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials

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hemimorphite

  • noun a white mineral; a common ore of zinc
    calamine.

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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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kunzite

  • noun a pinkish lilac crystal form of the mineral spodumene that is used as a gemstone

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bitter

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

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niobite

  • noun a black mineral that is an ore of niobium and tantalum
    columbite.

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halite

  • noun naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride
    rock salt.

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vesuvian

  • noun a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
    vesuvianite; idocrase.

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false_topaz

  • noun a yellow quartz
    topaz; common topaz.

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wax

  • noun any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
  • verb cover with wax
    • wax the car

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alumina

  • noun any of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum
    aluminium oxide; aluminum oxide.

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july

The seventh month of the year, containing thirty-one days. ✍ This month was called Quintilis, or the fifth month, according to the old Roman calendar, in which March was the first month of the year.

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chromite

  • noun a brownish-black mineral; the major source of chromium

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smaltite

  • noun a grey mineral consisting of cobalt arsenide and nickel; an important source of cobalt and nickel

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bauxite

  • noun a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst

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isolation

  • noun a state of separation between persons or groups
  • noun a feeling of being disliked and alone

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baddeleyite

  • noun a mineral consisting of zirconium oxide

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rarity

  • noun noteworthy scarcity
    rareness; infrequency.
  • noun a rarified quality
    low density; tenuity.
    • the tenuity of the upper atmosphere

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nitrocalcite

  • noun the mineral form of calcium nitrate

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magnesium

  • noun a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
    atomic number 12; Mg.

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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pollucite

  • noun a rare mineral that is an important source of cesium

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red_clay

  • noun clay whose redness results from iron oxide

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false

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

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water_sapphire

  • noun a deep blue cordierite often used as a gemstone

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asbestos

  • noun a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer

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fire_opal

  • noun an opal with flaming orange and yellow and red colors
    girasol.

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kernite

  • noun a light soft mineral consisting of hydrated sodium borate in crystalline form; an important source of boron

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chabazite

  • noun a group of minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum
    chabasite.

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transparent_quartz

  • noun a clear quartz used in making electronic and optical equipment
    rock crystal.

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idocrase

  • noun a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
    vesuvianite; vesuvian.

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finding

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    determination.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the decision of a court on issues of fact or law

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greenockite

  • noun ore of cadmium; a rare yellowish mineral consisting of cadmium sulphide in crystalline form
    cadmium sulphide.

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jacinth

  • noun a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
    hyacinth.

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explanation

  • noun a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    account.
    • the explanation was very simple
    • I expected a brief account
  • noun thought that makes something comprehensible

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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polymorph

  • noun an organism that can assume more than one adult form as in the castes of ants or termites

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apatite

  • noun a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus

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terra_alba

  • noun finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment
  • noun fine white clay used in making tobacco pipes and pottery and in whitening leather
    pipeclay.

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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paragonite

  • noun a colorless or pale brown mica with sodium

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maria

  • noun a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
    mare.
  • noun valuable timber tree of Panama
    Calophyllum longifolium.

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mineral

  • noun solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • adjective relating to minerals
    • mineral elements
    • mineral deposits

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pinite

  • noun grey or green or brown mineral similar to mica and containing aluminum and potassium sulphates

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tellurium

  • noun a brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold
    Te; atomic number 52.

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salt

  • noun a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; table salt.

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erythrite

  • noun a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic
    cobalt bloom.

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slope

  • noun an elevated geological formation
    incline; side.
    • he climbed the steep slope
    • the house was built on the side of a mountain
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
    gradient.
    • a five-degree gradient

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fergusonite

  • noun a dark mineral consisting of oxides of yttrium and erbium and tantalum and other minerals

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asphalt

  • noun mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
  • noun a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
    mineral pitch.

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zeolite

  • noun any of a family of glassy minerals analogous to feldspar containing hydrated aluminum silicates of calcium or sodium or potassium; formed in cavities in lava flows and in plutonic rocks

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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zinnwaldite

  • noun a mica containing iron and lithium

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magnesium_oxide

  • noun a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium
    periclase; magnesia.

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sodalite

  • noun a vitreous mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and sodium chloride in crystalline form; occurs in igneous rocks

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black

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

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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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pyrites

  • noun any of various metallic-looking sulfides (of which pyrite is the commonest)
  • noun a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
    fool's gold; pyrite; iron pyrite.

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almandine

  • noun a purple variety of the ruby spinel
  • noun a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
    almandite.

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blende

  • noun an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form
    sphalerite; zinc blende.

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alabaster

  • noun a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
  • noun a hard compact kind of calcite
    oriental alabaster; onyx marble; Mexican onyx.

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natrolite

  • noun a group of minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of sodium and aluminum

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pyrrhotite

  • noun a brownish iron sulfide mineral (FeS) having weak magnetic properties
    magnetic pyrites; pyrrhotine.

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downtime

  • noun a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)

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tungsten

  • noun a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite
    atomic number 74; W; wolfram.

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conjunction

  • noun the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
    concurrence; co-occurrence; coincidence.
    • the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable
  • noun the state of being joined together
    colligation; junction; conjugation.

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molybdenite

  • noun a mineral resembling graphite that is valued as the chief source of molybdenum and its compounds

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aluminum

  • noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
    atomic number 13; aluminium; Al.

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topaz

  • noun a yellow quartz
    common topaz; false topaz.
  • noun a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone

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common

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

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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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argentite

  • noun a valuable silver ore consisting of silver sulfide (Ag2S)

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cobalt_bloom

  • noun a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic
    erythrite.

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stishovite

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pyrite

  • noun a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
    fool's gold; iron pyrite.

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green_lead_ore

  • noun a mineral consisting of lead chloride and phosphate; a minor source of lead
    pyromorphite.

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carnallite

  • noun a white or reddish mineral consisting of hydrous chlorides of potassium and magnesium; used as a fertilizer and as a source of potassium and magnesium

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chabasite

  • noun a group of minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum
    chabazite.

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reading

  • noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    • his main reading was detective stories
    • suggestions for further reading
  • noun a particular interpretation or performance
    • on that reading it was an insult
    • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

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discovery

  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; find.
  • noun something that is discovered

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crocolite

  • noun a rare lead chromite mineral that forms bright orange crystals

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triplet

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; tercet; tierce; troika; three; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of three offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy

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cobaltite

  • noun a rare silvery-white mineral; important ore of cobalt

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fool's_gold

  • noun a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
    pyrite; iron pyrite.

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ceylonite

  • noun a dark-colored spinel containing iron
    pleonaste.

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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umber

  • noun an earth pigment
  • noun a medium brown to dark-brown color
    coffee; deep brown; burnt umber; chocolate.

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spinel_ruby

  • noun a spinel used as a gemstone (usually dark red)
    ruby spinel.

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aventurine

  • noun a translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals
    sunstone.

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opal

  • noun a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones

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s

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    second; sec.
  • noun an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
    sulfur; sulphur; atomic number 16.

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volcanic

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
    • volcanic steam
    • volcanic islands such as Iceland
    • a volcanic cone is a conical mountain or hill built up of material from volcanic eruptions
  • adjective satellite explosively unstable
    • a volcanic temper

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millerite

  • noun a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulfide; a minor source of nickel

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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chalcocite

  • noun a heavy grey mineral that is an ore of copper
    copper glance.

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interconversions

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crystalline

  • adjective consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
    • granite is crystalline
  • adjective satellite distinctly or sharply outlined
    • crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan

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rose_quartz

  • noun a translucent rose-red variety of quartz used for ornaments

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germanite

  • noun a rare reddish-grey mineral consisting of a copper iron germanium sulfide

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garnierite

  • noun a green mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate; a source of nickel

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mar

  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    March.
  • noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
    blemish; defect.
    • a facial blemish

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aquamarine

  • noun a transparent variety of beryl that is blue green in color
  • noun a shade of blue tinged with green
    turquoise; aqua; greenish blue; cobalt blue; peacock blue.

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rock_crystal

  • noun a clear quartz used in making electronic and optical equipment
    transparent quartz.

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bornite

  • noun a mineral consisting of sulfides of copper and iron that is found in copper deposits
    peacock ore.

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fire

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

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chlorite

  • noun a generally green or black mineral; it occurs as a constituent of many rocks typically in the form of a flat crystal

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mineral_wax

  • noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles
    earth wax; ozocerite; ozokerite; ader wax.

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ruby

  • noun a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
  • noun a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers

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essonite

  • noun a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown
    cinnamon stone; hessonite.

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mount

  • noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    riding horse; saddle horse.
  • noun the act of climbing something
    climb.
    • it was a difficult climb to the top

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nephelinite

  • noun an igneous rock consisting of nepheline and pyroxene

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wollastonite

  • noun a white or greyish mineral typically found in metamorphic limestone; a silicate of calcium

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girasol

  • noun an opal with flaming orange and yellow and red colors
    fire opal.
  • noun tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
    Jerusalem artichoke sunflower; Jerusalem artichoke; Helianthus tuberosus.

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kieserite

  • noun a white mineral consisting of hydrous magnesium sulfate often found in salt mines

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aluminium

  • noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
    atomic number 13; Al; aluminum.

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barite

  • noun a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium
    barytes; barium sulphate; heavy spar.

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mexico

  • noun a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
    United Mexican States.

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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ambient

  • adjective satellite completely enveloping
    • the ambient air
    • ambient sound
    • the ambient temperature

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mineral_pitch

  • noun a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
    asphalt.

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lead_ore

  • noun ore containing lead

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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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elevated

  • noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
    el; elevated railway; overhead railway; elevated railroad.
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; 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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hornblende

  • noun a green to black mineral of the amphibole group; consists of silicates of calcium and sodium and magnesium and iron

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calamine

  • noun a white mineral; a common ore of zinc
    hemimorphite.

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jargoon

  • noun a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
    jargon.

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neutron

  • noun an elementary particle with 0 charge and mass about equal to a proton; enters into the structure of the atomic nucleus

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kaolinite

  • noun a mineral consisting of aluminum silicate; main source of kaolin

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white_lead_ore

  • noun a mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead
    cerussite.

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sunstone

  • noun a translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals
    aventurine.

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temperature

  • noun the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
  • noun the somatic sensation of cold or heat

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mon

  • noun the second day of the week; the first working day
    Monday.
  • noun a member of a Buddhist people living in Myanmar and adjacent parts of Thailand

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gesso

  • noun gypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared)

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cyanite

  • noun a grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form; occurs in metaphoric rock, used as a refractory
    kyanite.

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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glauconite

  • noun a green mineral consisting of hydrated silicate of potassium or iron or magnesium or aluminum; found in greensand

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rensselaerite

  • noun a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler

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silicon_dioxide

  • noun a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite
    silica; silicon oxide.

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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tourmaline

  • noun a mineral that is a complex borosilicate and hydroxide of aluminum containing iron and magnesium and calcium and lithium and sodium; it is usually black but occurs in transparent colored forms that are used as gemstones

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tin

  • noun a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide
    Sn; atomic number 50.
  • noun a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking

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rover

  • noun someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
    roamer; bird of passage; wanderer.
  • noun an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement
    scouter.

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rose

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

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dressed_ore

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    concentrate.

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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pyroxene

  • noun any of a group of crystalline silicate mineral common in igneous and metamorphic rocks

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borax

  • noun an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent

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location

  • noun a point or extent in space
  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; positioning; position; locating.

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ozocerite

  • noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles
    earth wax; mineral wax; ozokerite; ader wax.

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turquoise

  • noun a blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate
    • blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone
  • noun a shade of blue tinged with green
    aqua; greenish blue; aquamarine; cobalt blue; peacock blue.

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soaprock

  • noun a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
    soap-rock; soapstone; steatite.

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cinnamon_stone

  • noun a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown
    essonite; hessonite.

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jadeite

  • noun a hard green mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade; found principally in Burma

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manganite

  • noun a black mineral consisting of basic manganese oxide; a source of manganese

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pleonaste

  • noun a dark-colored spinel containing iron
    Ceylonite.

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sphalerite

  • noun an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form
    blende; zinc blende.

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graphic_tellurium

  • noun a silver-white mineral consisting of silver gold telluride; a source of gold in Australia and America
    sylvanite.

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soap

  • noun a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats
  • noun money offered as a bribe

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rhodolite

  • noun a red or pink variety of garnet used as a gemstone

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clay

  • noun a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
  • noun water soaked soil; soft wet earth
    mud.

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nephelite

  • noun a whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form; used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels
    nepheline.

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rhodochrosite

  • noun a mineral consisting of manganese carbonate; a source of manganese

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table

  • noun a set of data arranged in rows and columns
    tabular array.
    • see table 1
  • noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    • it was a sturdy table

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scale

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

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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cavity

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    pit.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun space that is surrounded by something
    enclosed space.

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ytterbite

  • noun a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium
    gadolinite.

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ubiquity

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

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aluminium_oxide

  • noun any of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum
    alumina; aluminum oxide.

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standard_pressure

  • noun a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
    atmosphere; atm; standard atmosphere.

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pyrrhotine

  • noun a brownish iron sulfide mineral (FeS) having weak magnetic properties
    pyrrhotite; magnetic pyrites.

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hiddenite

  • noun a green transparent form of the mineral spodumene used as a gemstone

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columbite-tantalite

  • noun a valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite; used in cell phones and computer chips
    coltan.

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pressure

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; force per unit area.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
  • noun a force that compels
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government

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gypsum

  • noun a common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters (especially plaster of Paris)

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dolomite

  • noun a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
  • noun a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer
    bitter spar.

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gadolinite

  • noun a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium
    ytterbite.

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ochre

  • noun any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
    ocher.
  • noun a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
    ocher.

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pyromorphite

  • noun a mineral consisting of lead chloride and phosphate; a minor source of lead
    green lead ore.

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aluminum_oxide

  • noun any of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum
    alumina; aluminium oxide.

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stone

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

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ad

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    advert; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • adverb in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born
    A.D.; anno Domini.
    • in AD 200

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chrysoberyl

  • noun a rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form; used as a gemstone

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monoclinic

  • adjective having three unequal crystal axes with one oblique intersection
    • monoclinic system

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cinnabar

  • noun a heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide; the chief source of mercury
  • noun large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort
    Callimorpha jacobeae; cinnabar moth.

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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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cordierite

  • noun a blue mineral of magnesium and iron and aluminum and silicon and oxygen; often used as a gemstone

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cristobalite

  • noun a white mineral consisting of silica; found in volcanic rocks

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maltha

  • noun a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt
    mineral tar.

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mineralogy

  • noun the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them

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garnet

  • noun any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

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image

  • noun an iconic mental representation
    mental image.
    • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    persona.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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augite

  • noun dark-green to black glassy mineral of the pyroxene group containing large amounts of aluminum and iron and magnesium

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hidalgo

A title, denoting a Spanish nobleman of the lower class.

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cuprite

  • noun a mineral consisting of cuprous oxide that is a source of copper

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wulfenite

  • noun a yellow to orange or brown mineral used as a molybdenum ore

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handbook

  • noun a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
    vade mecum; enchiridion.

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sepiolite

  • noun a white clayey mineral
    meerschaum.

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citrine

  • noun semiprecious yellow quartz resembling topaz

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spar

  • noun any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
  • noun a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

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sylvine

  • noun a mineral consisting of native potassium chloride; an important ore of potassium that is found in sedimentary beds
    sylvite.

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gibbsite

  • noun white crystalline mineral consisting of aluminum hydroxide; a constituent of bauxite and a source of alumina

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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triclinic

  • adjective having three unequal crystal axes intersecting at oblique angles
    anorthic.
    • triclinic system

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mica

  • noun any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
    isinglass.

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planet

  • noun (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
    major planet.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    satellite.

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crystal

  • noun a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  • noun a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

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sapphire

  • noun a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
  • noun a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

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xenotime

  • noun a brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form

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sylvanite

  • noun a silver-white mineral consisting of silver gold telluride; a source of gold in Australia and America
    graphic tellurium.

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hyacinth

  • noun a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
    jacinth.
  • noun any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs

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harlequin_opal

  • noun a reddish opal with small patches of brilliant color

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scientific

  • adjective of or relating to the practice of science
    • scientific journals
  • adjective conforming with the principles or methods used in science
    • a scientific approach

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jargon

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; slang; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo
  • noun a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
    jargoon.

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copper_glance

  • noun a heavy grey mineral that is an ore of copper
    chalcocite.

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dressed

  • adjective satellite dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination
    garmented; habilimented; appareled; attired; garbed; robed.
    • the elegantly attired gentleman
    • neatly dressed workers
    • monks garbed in hooded robes
    • went about oddly garmented
    • professors robed in crimson
    • tuxedo-attired gentlemen
    • crimson-robed Harvard professors
  • verb put on clothes
    get dressed; dress.
    • we had to dress quickly
    • dress the patient
    • Can the child dress by herself?

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uranium

  • noun a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons
    U; atomic number 92.

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beryl

  • noun the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems

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stibnite

  • noun a soft grey mineral; the chief ore of antimony

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phlogopite

  • noun a brown form of mica consisting of hydrous silicate of potassium and magnesium and aluminum

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rock_salt

  • noun naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride
    halite.

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quartz

  • noun colorless glass made of almost pure silica
    quartz glass; crystal; lechatelierite; vitreous silica.
  • noun a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities

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fluor

  • noun a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine
    fluorspar; fluorite.

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chalcedony

  • noun a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
    calcedony.

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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spodumene

  • noun a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum silicate; a source of lithium

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pseudo

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.
  • adjective satellite (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
    • a pseudo esthete
    • pseudoclassic

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emery

  • noun a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)

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calcedony

  • noun a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
    chalcedony.

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morganite

  • noun a kind of pink beryl used as a gemstone

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nasa

  • noun an independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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corundum

  • noun very hard mineral used as an abrasive
    corundom.

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chalcopyrite

  • noun a yellow copper ore (CuFeS2) made up of copper and iron sulfide
    copper pyrites.

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silica

  • noun a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite
    silicon oxide; silicon dioxide.

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felspar

  • noun any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
    feldspar.

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