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truth (Also truths) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to truth

similarity

  • noun the quality of being similar
  • noun a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit
    law of similarity.

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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pour_out

  • verb express without restraint
    • The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened
  • verb pour out
    decant; pour.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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philalethia

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preface

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; foreword.
  • verb furnish with a preface or introduction
    introduce; precede; premise.
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

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paper_tiger

  • noun the nature of a person or organization that appears powerful but is actually powerless and ineffectual
    • he reminded Mao that the paper tiger had nuclear teeth

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semantic

  • adjective of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning
    • semantic analysis

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renege

  • noun the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
    revoke.
  • verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    renege on; go back on; renegue on.
    • She backed out of her promise

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integrity

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

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half-truth

  • noun a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

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euclid's_postulate

  • noun (mathematics) any of five axioms that are generally recognized as the basis for Euclidean geometry
    Euclid's axiom; Euclidean axiom.

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klein

  • noun German mathematician who created the Klein bottle (1849-1925)
    Felix Klein.
  • noun United States psychoanalyst (born in Austria) who was the first to specialize in the psychoanalysis of small children (1882-1960)
    Melanie Klein.

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dolichocephalism

  • noun the quality of being dolichocephalic
    dolichocephaly.

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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unsuitableness

  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    ineptness; unsuitability.

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unsteadiness

  • noun the quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place
    ricketiness.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable

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nominal

  • noun a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
    nominal phrase; noun phrase.
  • adjective relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
    • the Russian system of nominal brevity
    • a nominal lists of priests
    • taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls

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jevons

  • noun English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835-1882)
    William Stanley Jevons.

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unpretentiousness

  • noun the quality of being natural and without pretensions

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stickball_game

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball.

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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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spec

  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
    specification.

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informality

  • noun a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
  • noun freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    ease.
    • I am never at ease with strangers

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harshness

  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
    abrasiveness; scratchiness.
  • noun the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
    roughness.

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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beecher

  • noun United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)
    Henry Ward Beecher.

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productiveness

  • noun the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
    productivity.

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misunderstanding

  • noun putting the wrong interpretation on
    mistaking; misinterpretation.
    • his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
    • there was no mistaking her meaning
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misapprehension; mistake.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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pinchbeck

  • noun an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
  • adjective satellite serving as an imitation or substitute
    • pinchbeck heroism

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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practicality

  • noun concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

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hocus-pocus

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; skullduggery.

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manipulability

  • noun the quality of being controllable by skilled movements of the hands

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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surrebutter

  • noun (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
    surrebuttal.

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objectivity

  • noun judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
    objectiveness.

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genteelness

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; gentility.

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demerit

  • noun a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
    • ten demerits and he loses his privileges
  • noun the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    fault.
    • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
    • he knew his own faults much better than she did

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whole-souled

  • adjective satellite with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion
    heart-whole; wholehearted.
    • heart-whole friendship
    • gave wholehearted support to her candidacy
    • wholehearted commitment
    • demonstrated his whole-souled allegiance

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solution

  • noun a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
    • he used a solution of peroxide and water
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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handout

  • noun an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
    release; press release.
  • noun giving money or food or clothing to a needy person

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impenetrability

  • noun the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    imperviousness.
  • noun incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand
    impenetrableness.

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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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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inutility

  • noun the quality of having no practical use
    unusefulness; uselessness.

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kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Soren Aabye Kierkegaard.

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roundness

  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    rotundity.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness
  • noun the quality of being round numbers
    • he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making

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paul

  • noun United States feminist (1885-1977)
    Alice Paul.
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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cloudiness

  • noun the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    cloud cover; overcast.
  • noun gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
    overcast.

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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intermittency

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
    intermittence.

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veritable

  • adjective satellite often used as intensifiers
    regular.
    • a regular morass of details
    • a regular nincompoop
    • he's a veritable swine
  • adjective satellite not counterfeit or copied
    bona fide; authentic; unquestionable.
    • an authentic signature
    • a bona fide manuscript
    • an unquestionable antique
    • photographs taken in a veritable bull ring

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numerical_analysis

  • noun (mathematics) the branch of mathematics that studies algorithms for approximating solutions to problems in the infinitesimal calculus

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phoney

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; bogus; phony; fake.

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passing_comment

  • noun an incidental remark
    obiter dictum.

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tired

  • adjective depleted of strength or energy
    • tired mothers with crying babies
    • too tired to eat
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; tire; weary.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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welfare

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; public assistance.
    • she lives on welfare
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    benefit.
    • for the benefit of all

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wide_of_the_mark

  • adjective satellite not on target
    wide.
    • the kick was wide
    • the arrow was wide of the mark
    • a claim that was wide of the truth

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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snafu

  • noun an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
  • verb cause to be in a state of complete confusion

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approximation

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    estimate; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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rigorous

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

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naif

  • noun a naive or inexperienced person
  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naive.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances

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emptiness

  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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intermittence

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
    intermittency.

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worthlessness

  • noun having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
    ineptitude.
    • the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness
  • noun the quality of being without practical use

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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understandability

  • noun the quality of comprehensible language or thought
    comprehensibility.

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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pragmatist

  • noun an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
  • noun a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions

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poison

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

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system_of_logic

  • noun a system of reasoning
    logical system; logic.

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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hamilton

  • noun Irish mathematician (1806-1865)
    William Rowan Hamilton; Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
  • noun English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
    Lady Emma Hamilton; Amy Lyon.

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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william_lloyd_garrison

  • noun United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
    Garrison.

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arability

  • noun the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation

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hipparchus

  • noun Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC)

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solidness

  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solid; solid state.
  • noun the consistency of a solid
    solidity.

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first_amendment

  • noun an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech

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rigour

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

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responsiveness

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

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platitudinous

  • adjective satellite dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality
    bromidic; platitudinal; corny.
    • bromidic sermons

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refinement

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

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rescript

  • noun a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; decree; order.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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psychotic_belief

  • noun (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
    delusion.

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orthodoxy

  • noun the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  • noun a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

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overcall

  • noun (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)
    overbid.

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distinctness

  • noun the quality of being sharp and clear
    sharpness.
  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; severalty; separateness.

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foolishness

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    folly; unwiseness.
  • noun the quality of being rash and foolish
    folly; madness; craziness.
    • trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
    • adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

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veblen

  • noun United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
    Thorstein Veblen; Thorstein Bunde Veblen.
  • noun United States mathematician (1880-1960)
    Oswald Veblen.

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precis

  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    synopsis; outline; abstract.
  • verb make a summary (of)

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smoke

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

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peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Benjamin Peirce.
  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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verbal_description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    description.

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contractility

  • noun the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

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bloomer

  • noun a flower that blooms in a particular way
    • a night bloomer
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle.

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drabness

  • noun having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance
    dowdiness; homeliness.

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demythologization

  • noun the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
    demythologisation.

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undesirable

  • noun one whose presence is undesirable
    • rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables
  • adjective not wanted
    unwanted.
    • undesirable impurities in steel
    • legislation excluding undesirable aliens
    • removed the unwanted vegetation

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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fortuitousness

  • noun the quality of happening accidentally and by lucky chance

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cogency

  • noun persuasive relevance
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; rigour; validity.

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particularity

  • noun the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance
    specialness.
    • the particularity of human situations

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mischief-making

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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negativist

  • noun someone who refuses to do what is asked or does the opposite of what is asked
  • noun someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
    defeatist.

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euclid's_axiom

  • noun (mathematics) any of five axioms that are generally recognized as the basis for Euclidean geometry
    Euclidean axiom; Euclid's postulate.

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idyll

  • noun an episode of such pastoral or romantic charm as to qualify as the subject of a poetic idyll
  • noun a musical composition that evokes rural life
    pastorale; pastoral; idyl.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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ploy

  • noun an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
    gambit.
  • noun a maneuver in a game or conversation
    gambit; stratagem.

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negative

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

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call

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

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passport

  • noun any authorization to pass or go somewhere
    pass.
    • the pass to visit had a strict time limit
  • noun a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country

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changelessness

  • noun the property of remaining unchanged
  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    unchangeableness; unchangeability; unchangingness.

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be

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

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negativism

  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativeness; negativity.

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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phony

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; dissembler; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; bogus; fake.

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warp

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    deflection.
  • noun a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    buckle.

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good_faith

  • noun having honest intentions
    straightness.
    • he acted in good faith
    • doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants

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windiness

  • noun a mildly windy state of the air
    breeziness.
  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; long-windedness; wordiness; prolixness.

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hold

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

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midas_touch

  • noun an ability to make and manage large amounts of money

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stickball

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball game.

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ineptness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    unsuitableness; unsuitability.

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word

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

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abrasiveness

  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
    harshness; scratchiness.
  • noun the quality of being sharply disagreeable

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wangling

  • noun an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
    wangle.
  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; finagle; wangle.

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setup

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    apparatus.
  • noun the way something is organized or arranged
    • it takes time to learn the setup around here

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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worn

  • adjective affected by wear; damaged by long use
    • worn threads on the screw
    • a worn suit
    • the worn pockets on the jacket
  • verb be dressed in
    wear; have on.
    • She was wearing yellow that day

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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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transparency

  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
    transparence.
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparence; transparentness.

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veritas

The Bureau Veritas. See under Bureau.

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natural_language

  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    tongue.

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troth

  • noun a mutual promise to marry
    betrothal; engagement.
  • noun a solemn pledge of fidelity
    plight.

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splendour

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

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mindedness

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defile

  • noun a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
    gorge.
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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unilateral

  • adjective involving only one part or side
    one-sided.
    • unilateral paralysis
    • a unilateral decision
  • adjective satellite tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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virtu

  • noun love of or taste for fine objects of art
    connoisseurship; vertu.
  • noun artistic quality
    vertu.

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powerfulness

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    power.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

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karl_friedrich_gauss

  • noun German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
    Karl Gauss; Gauss.

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untruthful

  • adjective not expressing or given to expressing the truth
    • the statement given under oath was untruthful
    • an untruthful person

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david

  • noun patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
    Saint David; St. David.
  • noun French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
    Jacques Louis David.

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pure_mathematics

  • noun the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

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andrei_markov

  • noun Russian mathematician (1856-1922)
    Markov; Markoff; Andre Markoff.

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absolute

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

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motherliness

  • noun the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
    maternalism; maternity; maternal quality.
    • the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children

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barbarousness

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    atrocity; heinousness; atrociousness; barbarity.

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probability_theorist

  • noun a mathematician who specializes in probability theory

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enquiry

  • noun an instance of questioning
    inquiry; interrogation; question; query.
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
  • noun a search for knowledge
    inquiry; research.
    • their pottery deserves more research than it has received

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hot

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

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scrupulousness

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

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shunning

  • noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
    avoidance; turning away; dodging.
  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    shun; eschew.

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answer

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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actuality

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

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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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unquestionableness

  • noun the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt
    unquestionability; indubitability; indisputability.

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invalidity

  • noun illogicality as a consequence of having a conclusion that does not follow from the premisses
    invalidness.

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uselessness

  • noun the quality of having no practical use
    unusefulness; inutility.

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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beauty

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

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horoscope

  • noun a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
  • noun a diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac at a particular time and place

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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unfitness

  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    softness.
  • noun lacking the power to perform
    inability.

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mortal

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

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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loyalty

  • noun the quality of being loyal
    trueness.
  • noun feelings of allegiance

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provability

  • noun capability of being demonstrated or logically proved
    demonstrability.

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apodeictic

  • adjective satellite of a proposition; necessarily true or logically certain
    apodictic.

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rummy

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard.
  • noun a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    rum.

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hairlessness

  • noun the condition of being void of hair
    depilation.
  • noun the quality of not having hair

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dowdiness

  • noun having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance
    drabness; homeliness.

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curableness

  • noun capability of being cured or healed
    curability.

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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noxiousness

  • noun the quality of being noxious
    noisomeness; harmfulness.

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complexity

  • noun the quality of being intricate and compounded
    complexness.
    • he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers

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ultimate

  • noun the finest or most superior quality of its kind
    • the ultimate in luxury
  • adjective furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
    • the ultimate achievement
    • the ultimate question
    • man's ultimate destiny
    • the ultimate insult
    • one's ultimate goal in life

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atrocity

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    barbarousness; heinousness; atrociousness; barbarity.
  • noun an act of atrocious cruelty
    inhumanity.

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literary_argument

  • noun a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
    argument.
    • the editor added the argument to the poem

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quine

  • noun United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)
    Willard Van Orman Quine; W. V. Quine.

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chokehold

  • noun complete power over a person or situation
    stranglehold; throttlehold.
    • corporations have a stranglehold on the media
    • the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public
  • noun a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
    choke hold.
    • he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled

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rankness

  • noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    fertility; prolificacy; richness.
    • he praised the richness of the soil
    • weeds lovely in their rankness
  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    foulness; malodorousness; fetidness; stinkiness.

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interpretation

  • noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    reading; version.
  • noun the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    rendition; rendering.
    • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

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feedback

  • noun the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output
  • noun response to an inquiry or experiment

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unworthiness

  • noun the quality or state of lacking merit or value
  • noun the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting
    inappropriateness.
    • he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person
    • his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness

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over

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

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thesis

  • noun an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
  • noun a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
    dissertation.

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fable

  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fabrication; fiction.
  • noun a short moral story (often with animal characters)
    parable; allegory; apologue.

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etymologizing

  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    deriving; derivation.
  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologise; etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing

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fidelity

  • noun accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
  • noun the quality of being faithful
    faithfulness.

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obscurity

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

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fealty

  • noun the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
    allegiance.

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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al-haytham

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; Alhazen.

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hypocrisy

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    lip service.
  • noun insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

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plainness

  • noun the state of being unmixed with other material
    • the plainness of vanilla ice cream
  • noun clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
    perspicuity; perspicuousness.

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obiter_dictum

  • noun an incidental remark
    passing comment.
  • noun an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
    dictum.

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ready-made

  • noun a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase
    • their apartment was furnished with ready-mades
  • adjective made for purchase and immediate use

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better

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

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aesop

  • noun Greek author of fables (circa 620-560 BC)

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indistinctness

  • noun the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
    softness; blurriness; fogginess; fuzziness.

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logical_system

  • noun a system of reasoning
    system of logic; logic.

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clanger

  • noun a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate
    • he dropped a clanger

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cred

  • noun credibility among young fashionable urban individuals
    street credibility; street cred.

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anil

  • noun a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
    indigo; indigotin.
  • noun shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
    Indigofera anil; Indigofera suffruticosa.

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weakness

  • noun a flaw or weak point
    failing.
    • he was quick to point out his wife's failings
  • noun powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
    impuissance; helplessness.
    • in spite of their weakness the group remains active

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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illegitimacy

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

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downright

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

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sleaziness

  • noun morally dishonorable
    • an embarrassing sleaziness that I hope will be corrected by the more ethical newspapers
  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; manginess; seediness.

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paltriness

  • noun worthlessness due to insignificance
    sorriness.

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properness

  • noun correct or appropriate behavior
    propriety; correctitude.

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tangibleness

  • noun the quality of being perceivable by touch
    palpability; tangibility.

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fitness

  • noun the quality of being suitable
    fittingness.
    • they had to prove their fitness for the position
  • noun good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
    physical fitness.

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bona

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sham

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; fake.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender.

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instrumentality

  • noun a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose
    • are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?
    • he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement
  • noun the quality of being instrumental for some purpose

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cranny

  • noun a long narrow depression in a surface
    crevice; chap; fissure; crack.
  • noun a small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)

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pretext

  • noun something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
    stalking-horse.
  • noun an artful or simulated semblance
    guise; pretence; pretense.
    • under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

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wholehearted

  • adjective satellite with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion
    whole-souled; heart-whole.
    • heart-whole friendship
    • gave wholehearted support to her candidacy
    • wholehearted commitment
    • demonstrated his whole-souled allegiance

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mundanity

  • noun the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
    mundaneness; worldliness; sophistication.
  • noun the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
    mundaneness; ordinariness.

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juggling

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggle.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggle.

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irreality

  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
    unreality.

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large

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

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god

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

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mccarthy

  • noun United States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989)
    Mary Therese McCarthy; Mary McCarthy.
  • noun United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957)
    Joseph McCarthy; Joseph Raymond McCarthy.

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forte

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; specialty; long suit; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun (music) loud
    fortissimo.

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ingenuousness

  • noun the quality of innocent naivete
    naturalness; artlessness; innocence.
  • noun openly straightforward or frank

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sturdiness

  • noun the state of being vigorous and robust
  • noun the property of something that is strongly built

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easiness

  • noun a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
    relaxation.
    • the easiness we feel when sleeping
  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; ease; simpleness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back

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pierre_de_fermat

  • noun French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665)
    Fermat.

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showstopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    stopper; show-stopper.
  • noun something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal
    show-stopper.
    • she has a show-stopper of a smile
    • the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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linear

  • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
    additive.
  • adjective of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
    one-dimensional.
    • a linear measurement

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