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determinate

  • adjective precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause
    • a determinate distance
    • a determinate number
    • determinate variations in animals
  • adjective not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex
    • determinate growth

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dogged

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dour; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • verb go after with the intent to catch
    go after; chase after; track; dog; trail; tail; tag; give chase; chase.
    • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
    • the dog chased the rabbit

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intransigence

  • noun the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise
    intransigency.

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perseverance

  • noun persistent determination
    persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.
  • noun the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
    perseveration; persistence.
    • his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate

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overvaliant

  • adjective satellite having or showing undue valor or boldness
    • a foolish overvaliant act

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crucial

  • adjective of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
    important.
    • a crucial moment in his career
    • a crucial election
    • a crucial issue for women
  • adjective satellite having crucial relevance
    • crucial to the case
    • relevant testimony

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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inconclusive

  • adjective not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question
    • an inconclusive reply
    • inconclusive evidence
    • the inconclusive committee vote

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unshrinking

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unblinking; unflinching.

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presence

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

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inflexible

  • adjective incapable of change
    • a man of inflexible purpose
  • adjective not making concessions
    uncompromising; sturdy.
    • took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks
    • uncompromising honesty

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tenaciousness

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.

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fateful

  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    fatal.
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; portentous.

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willpower

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-will; self-possession; self-control; self-command.

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hardheaded

  • adjective satellite unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
    mulish.
  • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    practical; hard-nosed; pragmatic.
    • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
    • a hard-nosed labor leader
    • completely practical in his approach to business
    • not ideology but pragmatic politics

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alternative

  • noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    option; choice.
    • what option did I have?
    • there no other alternative
    • my only choice is to refuse
  • adjective satellite serving or used in place of another
    alternate; substitute.
    • an alternative plan

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self-command

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-will; self-possession; willpower; self-control.

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serious-minded

  • adjective satellite acting with or showing thought and good sense
    thoughtful.
    • a sensible young man

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will_power

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; self-will; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-command.

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industrious

  • adjective satellite characterized by hard work and perseverance
    untiring; hardworking; tireless.
  • adjective satellite working hard to promote an enterprise
    gumptious; up-and-coming; energetic.

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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dauntless

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; fearless; audacious; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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stubbornness

  • noun the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    obstinance; obstinacy; mulishness.
  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; self-will; obstinacy; obstinance; bullheadedness.

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headed

  • adjective satellite having a heading or course in a certain direction
    • westward headed wagons
  • verb to go or travel towards
    head.
    • where is she heading
    • We were headed for the mountains

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obstinacy

  • noun the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    stubbornness; obstinance; mulishness.
  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; self-will; stubbornness; obstinance; bullheadedness.

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rash

  • noun any red eruption of the skin
    skin rash; roseola; efflorescence.
  • noun a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences
    blizzard.
    • a rash of bank robberies
    • a blizzard of lawsuits

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adventurous

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventuresome.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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terminal

  • noun station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    terminus; depot.
  • noun a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
    pole.

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gutsy

  • adjective marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; it was a gutsy thing to do"
    plucky.
    • you have to admire her
    • the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist
    • a gutsy red wine

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foursquare

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    square.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • adjective satellite characterized by firm and unwavering conviction
    • a foursquare refusal to yield

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obstinate

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

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will

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

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tenacity

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; pertinacity; persistence.

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fatal

  • adjective bringing death
  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    fateful.
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived

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resolved

  • adjective satellite determined
    single-minded.
    • she was firmly resolved to be a doctor
    • single-minded in his determination to stop smoking
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; decide; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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intractable

  • adjective not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
    • an intractable disposition
    • intractable pain
    • the most intractable issue of our era
    • intractable metal

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undeterred

  • adjective satellite not deterred
    undiscouraged.
    • pursued his own path...undeterred by lack of popular appreciation and understanding"- Osbert Sitwell

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definitive

  • adjective satellite clearly defined or formulated
    unequivocal.
    • the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney
  • adjective satellite of recognized authority or excellence
    authoritative; classical; classic.
    • the definitive work on Greece
    • classical methods of navigation

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cantankerous

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

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valorous

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valiant.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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indefatigable

  • adjective satellite showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality
    unwearying; unflagging; tireless.
    • an indefatigable advocate of equal rights
    • a tireless worker
    • unflagging pursuit of excellence

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propose

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    advise; suggest.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
    project.
    • He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
    • She proposed a new theory of relativity

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gamy

  • adjective satellite suggestive of sexual impropriety
    blue; naughty; juicy; racy; spicy; risque; gamey.
    • a blue movie
    • blue jokes
    • he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    • a juicy scandal
    • a naughty wink
    • naughty words
    • racy anecdotes
    • a risque story
    • spicy gossip
  • adjective satellite (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    high; gamey.

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choice

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

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earnest

  • noun something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    solemn; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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courage

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; braveness; bravery.

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minded

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

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decide

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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persevering

  • adjective satellite quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
    diligent.
    • a diligent (or patient) worker
    • with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business
  • verb be persistent, refuse to stop
    persevere; hold on; hang on; hang in; persist.
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions

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courageous

  • adjective possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    brave.
    • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
    • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
    • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

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bravery

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; braveness; courage.
  • noun feeling no fear
    fearlessness.

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stiffness

  • noun the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
  • noun the property of moving with pain or difficulty
    • he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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pregnant

  • adjective carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
  • adjective satellite rich in significance or implication
    meaning; significant.
    • a meaning look

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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intransigency

  • noun the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise
    intransigence.

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thoughtful

  • adjective satellite having intellectual depth
    • a deeply thoughtful essay
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    • a thoughtful paper

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temerarious

  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    daredevil.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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necked

  • adjective having a neck or having a neck especially as specified (often used in combination)
  • verb kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
    make out; neck.
    • The couple were necking in the back seat of the car

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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reckless

  • adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    foolhardy; rash; heady.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest
  • adjective satellite characterized by careless unconcern
    heedless.
    • the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton
    • reckless squandering of public funds

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undismayed

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    unshaken; undaunted.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made

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purpose-built

  • adjective satellite designed and constructed to serve a particular purpose
    purpose-made.

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nerves

  • noun an uneasy psychological state
    nervousness.
    • he suffered an attack of nerves
  • noun control of your emotions
    • this kind of tension is not good for my nerves

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retentive

  • adjective good at remembering
    tenacious; recollective; long.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory
  • adjective having the capacity to retain something

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lionhearted

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily courageous

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relentless

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

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resoluteness

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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indefatigableness

  • noun tireless determination
    tirelessness; indefatigability.

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dour

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

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brave

  • noun a North American Indian warrior
  • noun people who are brave
    • the home of the free and the brave

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hell

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    blaze.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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make_up_one's_mind

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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unblinking

  • adjective satellite showing no visible emotion
    • stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year
  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unshrinking; unflinching.

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resolute

  • adjective firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
    • stood resolute against the enemy
    • faced with a resolute opposition
    • a resolute and unshakeable faith
  • adjective satellite characterized by quickness and firmness
    unhesitating.
    • his reply was unhesitating

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hard

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

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polar

  • adjective satellite having a pair of equal and opposite charges
  • adjective satellite characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    diametrical; diametric; opposite.
    • in diametric contradiction to his claims
    • diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    • opposite meanings
    • extreme and indefensible polar positions

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dead

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

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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obstinance

  • noun the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
    stubbornness; obstinacy; mulishness.
  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; self-will; stubbornness; obstinacy; bullheadedness.

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out_to

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    bent on; dead set; bent.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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purposefulness

  • noun the quality of having a definite purpose
    sense of purpose.

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desperate

  • noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
  • adjective satellite arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    despairing.
    • a despairing view of the world situation
    • the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal
    • a desperate cry for help
    • helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    • her desperate screams

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hard-line

  • adjective satellite firm and uncompromising
    hardline.
    • a hard-line policy

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faithful

  • noun any loyal and steadfast following
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    fold; congregation.

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unwearying

  • adjective satellite showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality
    indefatigable; unflagging; tireless.
    • an indefatigable advocate of equal rights
    • a tireless worker
    • unflagging pursuit of excellence

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single-minded

  • adjective satellite determined
    resolved.
    • she was firmly resolved to be a doctor
    • single-minded in his determination to stop smoking

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heroical

  • adjective satellite having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
    heroic.
    • the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy
    • heroic explorers

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gallant

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a man who attends or escorts a woman
    squire.

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spirited

  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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unrelenting

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

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trusty

  • noun a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trustworthy.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion

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steadfast

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    staunch; unswerving.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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deliberate

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

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solemn

  • adjective satellite dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
    sober; sedate; grave.
    • a grave God-fearing man
    • a quiet sedate nature
    • as sober as a judge
    • a solemn promise
    • the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    earnest; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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pertinacity

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; persistence.

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decision

  • noun the act of making up your mind about something
    determination; conclusion.
    • the burden of decision was his
    • he drew his conclusions quickly
  • noun a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    determination; conclusion.
    • a decision unfavorable to the opposition
    • his conclusion took the evidence into account
    • satisfied with the panel's determination

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unregenerate

  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    stubborn; obstinate.
  • adjective not reformed morally or spiritually
    unregenerated.
    • unregenerate human nature
    • unregenerate conservatism

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definite

  • adjective precise; explicit and clearly defined
    • I want a definite answer
    • a definite statement of the terms of the will
    • a definite amount
    • definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol
    • the wedding date is now definite
    • a definite drop in attendance
  • adjective satellite known for certain
    • it is definite that they have won

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venturesome

  • adjective satellite disposed to venture or take risks
    audacious; daring; venturous.
    • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
    • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    • a venturesome investor
    • a venturous spirit

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uncompromising

  • adjective not making concessions
    inflexible; sturdy.
    • took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks
    • uncompromising honesty

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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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select

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

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sturdiness

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

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sturdy

  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy; stalwart; stout.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes
  • adjective not making concessions
    uncompromising; inflexible.
    • took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks
    • uncompromising honesty

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unalterable

  • adjective not capable of being changed or altered
    inalterable.
    • unalterable resolve
    • an unalterable ground rule
  • adjective satellite of a sentence; that cannot be changed
    • an unalterable death sentence

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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spunky

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    feisty; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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one

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

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bloody-minded

  • adjective satellite stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
    cantankerous.
    • unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
  • adjective satellite marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
    bloodthirsty; sanguinary.
    • bloody-minded tyrants
    • bloodthirsty yells
    • went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson

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adventuresome

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventurous.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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determinative

  • noun one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    determiner.
  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinant; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

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bold

  • noun a typeface with thick heavy lines
    bold face; boldface.
  • adjective fearless and daring
    • bold settlers on some foreign shore
    • a bold speech
    • a bold adventure

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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fearless

  • adjective oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
    unafraid.
  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; audacious; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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spartan

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

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industriousness

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

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adamance

  • noun resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
    obduracy; unyieldingness.

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mettlesome

  • adjective satellite having a proud and unbroken spirit
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; spunky; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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life-or-death

  • adjective satellite vitally important
    life-and-death.
    • a life-and-death struggle

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unfrightened

  • adjective satellite not affected by fright

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firmness

  • noun the muscle tone of healthy tissue
    soundness.
    • his muscular firmness
  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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concluding

  • adjective satellite occurring at or forming an end or termination
    terminal; last; final.
    • his concluding words came as a surprise
    • the final chapter
    • the last days of the dinosaurs
    • terminal leave
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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mulish

  • adjective satellite unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
    hardheaded.

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braveness

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; courage; bravery.

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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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unyieldingness

  • noun resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
    obduracy; adamance.

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on

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

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steadfastness

  • noun loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
    staunchness.
  • noun steadfast resolution

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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truehearted

  • adjective satellite unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
    firm; loyal; fast.
    • a firm ally
    • loyal supporters
    • the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison
    • fast friends

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diligent

  • adjective satellite quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
    persevering.
    • a diligent (or patient) worker
    • with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business
  • adjective characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
    • a diligent detective investigates all clues
    • a diligent search of the files

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determining

  • adjective satellite having the power or quality of deciding
    deciding; determinant; determinative.
    • the crucial experiment
    • cast the deciding vote
    • the determinative (or determinant) battle
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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industry

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

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untiring

  • adjective satellite characterized by hard work and perseverance
    industrious; hardworking; tireless.

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trustworthy

  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trusty.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion
  • adjective satellite taking responsibility for one's conduct and obligations
    • trustworthy public servants

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objective

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

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feisty

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

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pertinacious

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dour; dogged; persistent; unyielding.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion

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unshakable

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite without flaws or loopholes
    watertight; unassailable; bulletproof.
    • an ironclad contract
    • a watertight alibi
    • a bulletproof argument

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intent

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the intended meaning of a communication
    spirit; purport.

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bent_on

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    dead set; bent; out to.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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self-will

  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; stubbornness; obstinacy; obstinance; bullheadedness.
  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-command.

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or

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Beaver State; Oregon.
  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; operating theater; surgery; operating room.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

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gamey

  • adjective satellite suggestive of sexual impropriety
    blue; naughty; juicy; gamy; racy; spicy; risque.
    • a blue movie
    • blue jokes
    • he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    • a juicy scandal
    • a naughty wink
    • naughty words
    • racy anecdotes
    • a risque story
    • spicy gossip
  • adjective satellite (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    high; gamy.

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indefatigability

  • noun tireless determination
    indefatigableness; tirelessness.

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control

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

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impenitency

  • noun the trait of refusing to repent
    impenitence.

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swaggering

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    sashay; ruffle; tittup; strut; prance; swagger; cock.
    • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

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grain

  • noun a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  • noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    food grain; cereal.

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unflagging

  • adjective satellite showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality
    indefatigable; unwearying; tireless.
    • an indefatigable advocate of equal rights
    • a tireless worker
    • unflagging pursuit of excellence
  • adjective satellite unceasing
    unfailing.
    • unfailing loyalty
    • unfailing good spirits
    • unflagging courtesy

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hardworking

  • adjective satellite characterized by hard work and perseverance
    untiring; industrious; tireless.

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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unwavering

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite not showing abrupt variations
    level.
    • spoke in a level voice
    • she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss

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bloody

  • verb cover with blood
    • bloody your hands
  • adjective having or covered with or accompanied by blood
    • a bloody nose
    • your scarf is all bloody
    • the effects will be violent and probably bloody
    • a bloody fight

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hardy

  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    stalwart; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes
  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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heady

  • adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    judicious; wise.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision
  • adjective satellite extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
    intoxicating.

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determine

  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
  • verb shape or influence; give direction to
    influence; shape; regulate; mold.
    • experience often determines ability
    • mold public opinion

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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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pigheaded

  • adjective satellite obstinate and stupid
    bullheaded; bullet-headed.

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unfaltering

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty

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nervy

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; overstrung.
  • adjective satellite showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
    • the nervy feats of mountaineers

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impenitence

  • noun the trait of refusing to repent
    impenitency.

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meaty

  • adjective like or containing meat; let's have a meaty meal"
    • enough of vegetarianism
  • adjective satellite being on topic and prompting thought
    substantive.
    • a meaty discussion

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swashbuckling

  • noun flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
  • adjective satellite flamboyantly adventurous
    swaggering.

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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self-possession

  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-will; willpower; self-control; self-command.

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to

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

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purposive

  • adjective satellite having or showing or acting with a purpose or design
    • purposive behavior
  • adjective satellite having a purpose
    goal-directed.
    • purposive behavior

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firmness_of_purpose

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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inalterable

  • adjective not capable of being changed or altered
    unalterable.
    • unalterable resolve
    • an unalterable ground rule

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steadiness

  • noun freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct
    • He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said
  • noun the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
    firmness.

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fast

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

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hardline

  • adjective satellite firm and uncompromising
    hard-line.
    • a hard-line policy

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life-and-death

  • adjective satellite vitally important
    life-or-death.
    • a life-and-death struggle

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strong-minded

  • adjective satellite having a determined will
    strong-willed.
  • adjective satellite marked by vigorous independence of thought and judgment

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unshaken

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    undaunted; undismayed.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made

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purpose-made

  • adjective satellite designed and constructed to serve a particular purpose
    purpose-built.

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obduracy

  • noun resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
    adamance; unyieldingness.

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decisive

  • adjective determining or having the power to determine an outcome
    • cast the decisive vote
    • two factors had a decisive influence
  • adjective satellite unmistakable
    • had a decisive lead in the polls

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conclusive

  • adjective forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question
    • conclusive proof
    • the evidence is conclusive

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final

  • noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final exam.

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unapprehensive

  • adjective satellite not recognizing or slow to recognize danger

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firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

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cross-grained

  • adjective satellite difficult to deal with
    contrarious.
  • adjective satellite of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel
    wavy-grained; curly-grained.

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determinant

  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinative; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
  • noun the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
    epitope; antigenic determinant.

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decisiveness

  • noun the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
    decision.
    • a man of unusual decisiveness
  • noun the quality of being final or definitely settled
    finality; conclusiveness.
    • the finality of death

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diligence

  • noun conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
  • noun persevering determination to perform a task
    industry; industriousness.
    • his diligence won him quick promotions
    • frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues

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up-and-coming

  • adjective satellite working hard to promote an enterprise
    gumptious; industrious; energetic.

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audacious

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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tirelessness

  • noun tireless determination
    indefatigableness; indefatigability.

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venturous

  • adjective satellite disposed to venture or take risks
    audacious; daring; venturesome.
    • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
    • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    • a venturesome investor
    • a venturous spirit

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possession

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

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determination

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    finding.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    purpose.
    • his determination showed in his every movement
    • he is a man of purpose

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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adamant

  • noun very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
    diamond.
  • adjective satellite impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill
    intransigent; adamantine; inexorable.
    • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
    • Cynthia was inexorable
    • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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plucky

  • adjective marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; it was a gutsy thing to do"
    gutsy.
    • you have to admire her
    • the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist
    • a gutsy red wine
  • adjective satellite showing courage
    spunky; feisty.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger

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directed

  • adjective satellite (often used in combination) having a specified direction
    • a positively directed vector
    • goal-directed
  • verb command with authority
    direct.
    • He directed the children to do their homework

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gritty

  • adjective satellite composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
    grainy; granular; farinaceous; mealy; coarse-grained; granulose.
    • granular sugar
    • the photographs were grainy and indistinct
    • it left a mealy residue
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    spunky; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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unflinching

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unblinking; unshrinking.

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emboldened

  • adjective satellite made bold or courageous
  • verb give encouragement to
    embolden; cheer; recreate; hearten.

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bullheaded

  • adjective satellite obstinate and stupid
    bullet-headed; pigheaded.

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stiff-necked

  • adjective satellite haughtily stubborn
    • a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin

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peremptory

  • adjective satellite offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    magisterial; dominating; high-and-mighty; autocratic; bossy.
    • an autocratic person
    • autocratic behavior
    • a bossy way of ordering others around
    • a rather aggressive and dominating character
    • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
    • a swaggering peremptory manner
  • adjective satellite not allowing contradiction or refusal
    • spoke in peremptory tones
    • peremptory commands

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unrepentant

  • adjective not penitent or remorseful
    unremorseful; impenitent.
  • adjective satellite stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
    obdurate; obstinate; cussed.

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unhesitating

  • adjective satellite characterized by quickness and firmness
    resolute.
    • his reply was unhesitating

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undiscouraged

  • adjective satellite not deterred
    undeterred.
    • pursued his own path...undeterred by lack of popular appreciation and understanding"- Osbert Sitwell

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tireless

  • adjective satellite showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality
    indefatigable; unwearying; unflagging.
    • an indefatigable advocate of equal rights
    • a tireless worker
    • unflagging pursuit of excellence
  • adjective satellite characterized by hard work and perseverance
    untiring; industrious; hardworking.

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aim

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

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determined

  • adjective satellite characterized by great determination
    • a struggle against a determined enemy
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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stouthearted

  • adjective satellite used especially of persons
    stalwart.
    • a stalwart knight
    • a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army

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have

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

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unfearing

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; audacious; hardy; intrepid.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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closing

  • noun the act of closing something
    shutting.
  • noun the last section of a communication
    close; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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presence_of_mind

  • noun self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency

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strong-willed

  • adjective satellite having a determined will
    strong-minded.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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deciding

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    decision making.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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stoutness

  • noun the property of being strong and resolute
    stalwartness.
  • noun the property of excessive fatness
    corpulence; overweight; adiposis.

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constant

  • noun a quantity that does not vary
    invariable; constant quantity.
  • noun a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
    • the velocity of light is a constant

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bent

  • noun a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    set.
    • the set of his mind was obvious
  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    bent grass; bent-grass.

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dead_set

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    bent on; bent; out to.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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do-or-die

  • adjective satellite desperately determined
    desperate.
    • do-or-die revolutionaries
    • a do-or-die conflict

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will

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

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sincere

  • adjective open and genuine; not deceitful
    • he was a good man, decent and sincere
    • felt sincere regret that they were leaving
    • sincere friendship
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    solemn; earnest.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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life

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

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recollective

  • adjective good at remembering
    tenacious; long; retentive.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory

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single

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
    bingle.
  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; one; 1.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one

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intransigent

  • adjective satellite impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill
    adamant; adamantine; inexorable.
    • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
    • Cynthia was inexorable
    • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

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doggedness

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.

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sense

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

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unafraid

  • adjective oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
    fearless.
  • adjective free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
    untroubled; secure.
    • he was secure that nothing will be held against him

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made

  • adjective satellite produced by a manufacturing process; rope and nails"
    • bought some made goods at the local store
  • verb engage in
    do; make.
    • make love, not war
    • make an effort
    • do research
    • do nothing
    • make revolution

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unremorseful

  • adjective not penitent or remorseful
    impenitent; unrepentant.

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valiant

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valorous.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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persistency

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.

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intrepid

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; audacious; hardy; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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adamantine

  • adjective consisting of or having the hardness of adamant
  • adjective satellite having the hardness of a diamond

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built

  • adjective satellite (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
    reinforced.
    • the built liquid detergents
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build; construct.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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adjudicate

  • verb put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
    judge; try.
    • The football star was tried for the murder of his wife
    • The judge tried both father and son in separate trials
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; decide.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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bullheadedness

  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    pigheadedness; self-will; stubbornness; obstinacy; obstinance.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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cross

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

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stubborn

  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    unregenerate; obstinate.
  • adjective satellite not responding to treatment
    refractory.
    • a stubborn infection
    • a refractory case of acne
    • stubborn rust stains

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bullet-headed

  • adjective satellite obstinate and stupid
    bullheaded; pigheaded.
  • adjective satellite having a small round head

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goal-directed

  • adjective satellite having a purpose
    purposive.
    • purposive behavior

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pivotal

  • adjective satellite being of crucial importance
    polar.
    • a pivotal event
    • Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger
    • the polar events of this study
    • a polar principal

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purport

  • noun the intended meaning of a communication
    intent; spirit.
  • noun the pervading meaning or tenor
    drift.
    • caught the general drift of the conversation

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self-control

  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-discipline; self-denial.
  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    possession; will power; self-will; self-possession; willpower; self-command.

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gumptious

  • adjective satellite working hard to promote an enterprise
    up-and-coming; industrious; energetic.

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overreaching

  • adjective satellite revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
    vaulting.
    • vaulting ambition
  • verb fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
    overreach.

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hell-bent

  • adjective satellite recklessly determined
    • hell-bent on winning

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out

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

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stalwart

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    loyalist.
  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes

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unplayful

  • adjective completely lacking in playfulness
    sober; serious.

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persistence

  • noun the property of a continuous and connected period of time
    continuity.
  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity.

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bolshy

  • noun emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
    Marxist; red; Bolshevik; bolshie.
  • adjective satellite obstreperous
    stroppy.

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stalwartness

  • noun the property of being strong and resolute
    stoutness.

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vaulting

  • noun (architecture) a vaulted structure
    • arches and vaulting
  • noun a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
    curvet.

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energetic

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

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tenacious

  • adjective good at remembering
    recollective; long; retentive.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory
  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    dour; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion

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stout

  • noun a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
  • noun a garment size for a large or heavy person

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impenitent

  • adjective not penitent or remorseful
    unremorseful; unrepentant.
  • adjective satellite impervious to moral persuasion

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stroppy

  • adjective satellite obstreperous
    bolshy.

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unyielding

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dour; dogged; persistent; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • adjective satellite resistant to physical force or pressure
    • an unyielding head support

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undaunted

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    unshaken; undismayed.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made
  • adjective satellite resolutely courageous
    • undaunted in the face of death

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meaning

  • noun the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    signification; import; significance.
    • what is the meaning of this sentence
    • the significance of a red traffic light
    • the signification of Chinese characters
    • the import of his announcement was ambiguous
  • noun the idea that is intended
    substance.
    • What is the meaning of this proverb?

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important

  • adjective of great significance or value
    of import.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day
  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    significant.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant

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finality

  • noun the quality of being final or definitely settled
    decisiveness; conclusiveness.
    • the finality of death

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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significant

  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    important.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant
  • adjective satellite fairly large
    substantial.
    • won by a substantial margin

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coming

  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    approach; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese
  • noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    advent.
    • the advent of the computer

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unintimidated

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unblinking; unshrinking; unflinching.

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robust

  • adjective sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
    • a robust body
    • a robust perennial
  • adjective satellite marked by richness and fullness of flavor
    full-bodied; rich; racy.
    • a rich ruby port
    • full-bodied wines
    • a robust claret
    • the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee

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meaningful

  • adjective having a meaning or purpose
    • a meaningful explanation
    • a meaningful discussion
    • a meaningful pause

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daring

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    dare.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; boldness; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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courageousness

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    braveness; courage; bravery.

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foolhardy

  • adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    rash; heady; reckless.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest

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unbendable

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty

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inexorable

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

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contrarious

  • adjective satellite difficult to deal with
    cross-grained.

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pigheadedness

  • noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
    self-will; stubbornness; obstinacy; obstinance; bullheadedness.

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bullet

  • noun a projectile that is fired from a gun
    slug.
  • noun a high-speed passenger train
    bullet train.

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businesslike

  • adjective satellite exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business
  • adjective satellite not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
    earnest.

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purposeful

  • adjective serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal
  • adjective satellite having meaning through having an aim
    • led a happy purposeful life

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goal

  • noun the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
    end.
    • the ends justify the means
  • noun the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    destination; finish.
    • a crowd assembled at the finish
    • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

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steady

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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persistent

  • adjective satellite never-ceasing
    unrelenting; relentless.
    • the relentless beat of the drums
  • adjective satellite continually recurring to the mind
    haunting.
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

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conclusiveness

  • noun the quality of being final or definitely settled
    decisiveness; finality.
    • the finality of death

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substantive

  • noun any word or group of words functioning as a noun
  • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    substantial.
    • substantial equivalents

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daredevil

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; hothead.
  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    temerarious.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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loyal

  • adjective steadfast in allegiance or duty
    • loyal subjects
    • loyal friends stood by him
  • adjective inspired by love for your country
    patriotic.

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disobedient

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

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command

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; dictation; bidding.
  • noun a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

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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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sense_of_purpose

  • noun the quality of having a definite purpose
    purposefulness.

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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resolution

  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolve; declaration.
  • noun the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
    resolving power.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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