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unimaginative

  • adjective satellite deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    uninventive; sterile; uninspired.
    • a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    • unimaginative development of a musical theme
    • uninspired writing
  • adjective satellite dealing only with concrete facts

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customary

  • adjective satellite in accordance with convention or custom
    • sealed the deal with the customary handshake
  • adjective satellite commonly used or practiced; usual
    accustomed; habitual; wonted.
    • his accustomed thoroughness
    • took his customary morning walk
    • his habitual comment
    • with her wonted candor

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two-dimensional

  • adjective involving two dimensions
    planar.
  • adjective satellite lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
    flat; 2-dimensional.
    • a film with two-dimensional characters
    • a flat two-dimensional painting

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foul

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

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narcotic

  • noun a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  • adjective of or relating to or designating narcotics
    • narcotic addicts
    • narcotic stupor

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windy

  • adjective satellite abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
    blowy; breezy.
    • blowy weather
    • a windy bluff
  • adjective satellite not practical or realizable; speculative
    airy; visionary; impractical; Laputan.
    • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
    • visionary schemes for getting rich

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fecund

  • adjective satellite capable of producing offspring or vegetation
  • adjective satellite intellectually productive
    fertile; prolific.
    • a prolific writer
    • a fecund imagination

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resourceful

  • adjective satellite having inner resources; adroit or imaginative
    • someone who is resourceful is capable of dealing with difficult situations
    • an able and resourceful politician
    • the most resourceful cook in town

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earthbound

  • adjective satellite confined to the earth
  • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
    pedestrian; prosaic; prosy.
    • a pedestrian movie plot

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disgusting

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench
  • verb fill with distaste
    gross out; repel; revolt; disgust.
    • This spoilt food disgusts me

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wizardry

  • noun exceptional creative ability
    genius.

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abhorrent

  • adjective satellite offensive to the mind
    detestable; repulsive; repugnant; obscene.
    • an abhorrent deed
    • the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
    • morally repugnant customs
    • repulsive behavior
    • the most repulsive character in recent novels

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fervor

  • noun feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fervidness; fire; ardor; fervour; ardour; fervency.
    • he spoke with great ardor
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervour; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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sorry

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    bad; regretful.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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cunning

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

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hideous

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; horrific; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
    repulsive.
    • a hideous scar
    • a repulsive mask

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unremunerative

  • adjective satellite not yielding profit or recompense
    • an unremunerative occupation

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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gloomy

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    glooming; gloomful; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic
  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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staleness

  • noun unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
    triteness.
  • noun having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging

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stodgy

  • adjective satellite heavy and starchy and hard to digest
    • stodgy food
    • a stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; moss-grown; mossy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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narcoleptic

  • noun a person who has narcolepsy
  • noun a soporific drug that produces an uncontrollable desire to sleep

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trite

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; timeworn; banal; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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distasteful

  • adjective satellite not pleasing in odor or taste
    unsavoury; unsavory.
  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    skanky; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench

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winded

  • adjective satellite breathing laboriously or convulsively
    pursy; short-winded; blown.
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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monotonous

  • adjective satellite tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; all work and no play"
    humdrum.
    • a humdrum existence
    • nothing is so monotonous as the sea
  • adjective satellite sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
    flat; monotonic; monotone.
    • the owl's faint monotonous hooting

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tired

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

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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unprofitable

  • adjective producing little or no profit or gain
    • deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable

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second

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

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invention

  • noun the creation of something in the mind
    design; conception; excogitation; innovation.
  • noun a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
    innovation.

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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sterile

  • adjective incapable of reproducing
    unfertile; infertile.
    • an infertile couple
  • adjective satellite free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
    aseptic.
    • a sterile operating area
    • aseptic surgical instruments
    • aseptic surgical techniques

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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blue

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

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innovational

  • adjective satellite being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
    groundbreaking; innovative.
    • stylistically innovative works
    • innovative members of the artistic community
    • a mind so innovational, so original

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musty

  • adjective satellite covered with or smelling of mold
    mouldy; moldy.
    • moldy bread
    • a moldy (or musty) odor
  • adjective satellite stale and unclean smelling
    fusty; frowsty.

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rotten

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; decayed.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation

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ineffectual

  • adjective not producing an intended effect
    ineffective; uneffective.
    • an ineffective teacher
    • ineffective legislation
  • adjective satellite producing no result or effect
    otiose; unavailing; futile.
    • a futile effort
    • the therapy was ineffectual
    • an otiose undertaking
    • an unavailing attempt

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excitatory

  • adjective satellite (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    excitant; excitative.

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designing

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    design.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    project; design; contrive; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack

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deadening

  • noun the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    stultification; impairment; constipation.
  • verb make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    deaden; damp; dampen.
    • muffle the message

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repugnant

  • adjective satellite offensive to the mind
    abhorrent; detestable; repulsive; obscene.
    • an abhorrent deed
    • the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
    • morally repugnant customs
    • repulsive behavior
    • the most repulsive character in recent novels

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collateral

  • noun a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • adjective descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    indirect.
    • cousins are collateral relatives
    • an indirect descendant of the Stuarts

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prosaic

  • adjective satellite not fanciful or imaginative
    matter-of-fact.
    • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
    • a prosaic and unimaginative essay
  • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
    pedestrian; prosy; earthbound.
    • a pedestrian movie plot

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platitudinous

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

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loathly

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench

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irritating

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

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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dusty

  • adjective satellite covered with a layer of dust
    dust-covered.
    • a dusty pile of books
  • adjective satellite lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
    cold; stale; moth-eaten.
    • moth-eaten theories about race
    • stale news

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mouldy

  • adjective satellite covered with or smelling of mold
    moldy; musty.
    • moldy bread
    • a moldy (or musty) odor

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ineffective

  • adjective not producing an intended effect
    ineffectual; uneffective.
    • an ineffective teacher
    • ineffective legislation
  • adjective satellite lacking in power or forcefulness
    ineffectual; unable.
    • an ineffectual ruler
    • like an unable phoenix in hot ashes

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rehabilitative

  • adjective designed to accomplish rehabilitation
    • from a penal to a rehabilitative philosophy"- J.B.Costello
    • rehabilitative treatment
  • adjective satellite helping to restore to good condition
    reconstructive.
    • reconstructive surgery
    • rehabilitative exercises

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unglamorous

  • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    humdrum; prosaic; commonplace; unglamourous.
    • an unglamorous job greasing engines

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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verbose

  • adjective satellite using or containing too many words
    tedious; windy; wordy; long-winded.
    • long-winded (or windy) speakers
    • verbose and ineffective instructional methods
    • newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials
    • proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes

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shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

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marginal

  • adjective satellite at or constituting a border or edge
    fringy.
    • the marginal strip of beach
  • adjective satellite of questionable or minimal quality
    borderline.
    • borderline grades
    • marginal writing ability

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limp

  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    hobble; hitch.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; hitch; gimp.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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slavish

  • adjective satellite blindly imitative
    • a slavish copy of the original
  • adjective satellite abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
    subservient; submissive.
    • slavish devotion to her job ruled her life
    • a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams
    • she has become submissive and subservient

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conventional

  • adjective following accepted customs and proprieties
    • conventional wisdom
    • she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior
    • conventional forms of address
  • adjective satellite conforming with accepted standards
    established.
    • a conventional view of the world

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uninterestingness

  • noun inability to capture or hold one's interest

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vapidity

  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
    jejuneness; jejunity; tameness; vapidness.

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wicked

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

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inferential

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
    illative.
    • the illative faculty of the mind
  • adjective satellite of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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clever

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; canny; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite mentally quick and resourceful
    apt.
    • an apt pupil
    • you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

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spoilt

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

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disarming

  • noun act of reducing or depriving of arms
    disarmament.
    • the disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete
  • verb remove offensive capability from
    demilitarise; disarm; demilitarize.

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dismal

  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; disconsolate; dreary; dark; gloomy; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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nonviolent

  • adjective abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
  • adjective satellite achieved without bloodshed
    unbloody.
    • an unbloody transfer of power

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creative_thinking

  • noun the ability to create
    creativeness; creativity.

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immature

  • adjective characteristic of a lack of maturity
    • immature behavior
  • adjective (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
    young.
    • young people

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supplemental

  • adjective satellite functioning in a supporting capacity
    supplementary; subsidiary; auxiliary.
    • the main library and its auxiliary branches
  • adjective satellite added to complete or make up a deficiency
    supplementary.
    • produced supplementary volumes

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irksome

  • adjective satellite so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    tedious; slow; ho-hum; boring; wearisome; deadening; tiresome; dull.
    • a boring evening with uninteresting people
    • the deadening effect of some routine tasks
    • a dull play
    • his competent but dull performance
    • a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
    • what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
    • tedious days on the train
    • the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

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unglamourous

  • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    humdrum; prosaic; commonplace; unglamorous.
    • an unglamorous job greasing engines

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unexciting

  • adjective not stimulating
    unstimulating.
  • adjective not exciting
    • an unexciting novel
    • lived an unexciting life

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sleeveless

  • adjective having no sleeves
    • sleeveless summer dresses
  • adjective satellite unproductive of success
    fruitless; vain; bootless; futile.
    • a fruitless search
    • futile years after her artistic peak
    • a sleeveless errand
    • a vain attempt

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reconstructive

  • adjective satellite helping to restore to good condition
    rehabilitative.
    • reconstructive surgery
    • rehabilitative exercises

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long-winded

  • adjective satellite using or containing too many words
    tedious; windy; wordy; verbose.
    • long-winded (or windy) speakers
    • verbose and ineffective instructional methods
    • newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials
    • proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes

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worn

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

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jejuneness

  • noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
    juvenility; callowness.
  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
    jejunity; vapidity; tameness; vapidness.

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martian

  • noun imaginary people who live on the planet Mars
  • adjective of or relating to the planet Mars (or its fictional inhabitants)

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stimulating

  • adjective rousing or quickening activity or the senses
    • a stimulating discussion
  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite; stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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ingenuity

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

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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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fanciful

  • adjective satellite indulging in or influenced by fancy
    notional.
    • a fanciful mind
    • all the notional vagaries of childhood
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; imaginary.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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glamourous

  • adjective satellite having an air of allure, romance and excitement
    glamorous.
    • glamorous movie stars

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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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productive

  • adjective producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
    • productive farmland
    • his productive years
    • a productive collaboration
  • adjective having the ability to produce or originate
    generative.
    • generative power
    • generative forces

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disconsolate

  • adjective sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    unconsolable; inconsolable.
    • inconsolable when her son died
  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; dreary; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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inaugural

  • noun an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
    inaugural address.
  • noun the ceremonial induction into a position
    inauguration.
    • the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration

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tickling

  • noun the act of tickling
    tickle; titillation.
  • verb touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
    tickle; titillate; vellicate.

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stir

  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    splash.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
  • noun emotional agitation and excitement

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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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fever

  • noun a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
    febricity; feverishness; febrility; pyrexia.
  • noun intense nervous anticipation
    • in a fever of resentment

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fever_pitch

  • noun a state of extreme excitement
    • the crowd was at fever pitch

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hypnogogic

  • adjective satellite sleep inducing
    hypnagogic; soporiferous; soporific; somniferous; somnific.

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uninspired

  • adjective satellite having no intellectual or emotional or spiritual excitement
    • the production was professional but uninspired
  • adjective satellite deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    unimaginative; uninventive; sterile.
    • a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    • unimaginative development of a musical theme
    • uninspired writing

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bluff

  • noun a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
  • noun pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
    • his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted

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bleak

  • adjective satellite offering little or no hope
    dim; black.
    • the future looked black
    • prospects were bleak
    • Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge
    • took a dim view of things
  • adjective satellite providing no shelter or sustenance
    barren; desolate; bare; stark.
    • bare rocky hills
    • barren lands
    • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
    • the desolate surface of the moon
    • a stark landscape

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matter-of-fact

  • adjective satellite not fanciful or imaginative
    prosaic.
    • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
    • a prosaic and unimaginative essay
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    pragmatical; pragmatic.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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drear

  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; disconsolate; dreary; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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hypnotic

  • noun a drug that induces sleep
    soporific.
  • adjective of or relating to hypnosis

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institutional

  • adjective relating to or constituting or involving an institution
    • institutional policy
  • adjective organized as or forming an institution
    • institutional religion

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innovative

  • adjective satellite ahead of the times
    forward-looking; modern; advanced.
    • the advanced teaching methods
    • had advanced views on the subject
    • a forward-looking corporation
    • is British industry innovative enough?
  • adjective satellite being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
    groundbreaking; innovational.
    • stylistically innovative works
    • innovative members of the artistic community
    • a mind so innovational, so original

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cold

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

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thrilling

  • adjective satellite causing a surge of emotion or excitement
    electrifying.
    • she gave an electrifying performance
    • a thrilling performer to watch
  • verb cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
    thrill.
    • The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow

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interesting

  • adjective arousing or holding the attention
  • verb excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
    interest.

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nonproductive

  • adjective satellite not directly productive
    • nonproductive labor

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analeptic

  • noun a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
  • adjective satellite stimulating the central nervous system
    • an analeptic drug stimulates the central nervous system

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infertile

  • adjective incapable of reproducing
    unfertile; sterile.
    • an infertile couple

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repulsive

  • adjective satellite offensive to the mind
    abhorrent; detestable; repugnant; obscene.
    • an abhorrent deed
    • the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
    • morally repugnant customs
    • repulsive behavior
    • the most repulsive character in recent novels
  • adjective possessing the ability to repel
    • a repulsive force

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day

  • noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day
  • noun some point or period in time
    • it should arrive any day now
    • after that day she never trusted him again
    • those were the days
    • these days it is not unusual

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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unaffecting

  • adjective satellite not arousing affect

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dingy

  • adjective satellite thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
    begrimed; grimy; grubby; raunchy; grungy.
    • a miner's begrimed face
    • dingy linen
    • grimy hands
    • grubby little fingers
    • a grungy kitchen
  • adjective satellite (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
    muddy; muddied; dirty.
    • dirty" is often used in combination
    • a dirty (or dingy) white
    • the muddied grey of the sea
    • muddy colors
    • dirty-green walls
    • dirty-blonde hair

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imaginativeness

  • noun the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
    imagination; vision.
    • popular imagination created a world of demons
    • imagination reveals what the world could be

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cliched

  • adjective satellite repeated regularly without thought or originality
    ready-made.
    • ready-made phrases

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uninteresting

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

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heavy

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

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wearisome

  • adjective satellite so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    tedious; slow; ho-hum; boring; deadening; tiresome; dull; irksome.
    • a boring evening with uninteresting people
    • the deadening effect of some routine tasks
    • a dull play
    • his competent but dull performance
    • a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
    • what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
    • tedious days on the train
    • the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

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unproductive

  • adjective not producing or capable of producing
    • elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries
  • adjective satellite not producing desired results
    • the talks between labor and management were unproductive

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triteness

  • noun unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
    staleness.

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unfertile

  • adjective incapable of reproducing
    sterile; infertile.
    • an infertile couple

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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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banal

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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tameness

  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
    jejuneness; jejunity; vapidity; vapidness.
  • noun the attribute of having been domesticated
    domestication.

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putrid

  • adjective of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
    • putrid decomposition
  • adjective satellite in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
    • horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham

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revolting

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench
  • verb make revolution
    revolt.
    • The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

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wordy

  • adjective satellite using or containing too many words
    tedious; windy; long-winded; verbose.
    • long-winded (or windy) speakers
    • verbose and ineffective instructional methods
    • newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials
    • proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes

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tiresome

  • adjective satellite so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    tedious; slow; ho-hum; boring; wearisome; deadening; dull; irksome.
    • a boring evening with uninteresting people
    • the deadening effect of some routine tasks
    • a dull play
    • his competent but dull performance
    • a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
    • what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
    • tedious days on the train
    • the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

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putrescent

  • adjective satellite becoming putrid
    • a trail lined by putrescent carcasses

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monotone

  • noun an unchanging intonation
    droning; drone.
  • noun a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)

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ponderous

  • adjective satellite slow and laborious because of weight
    heavy; lumbering.
    • the heavy tread of tired troops
    • moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot
    • ponderous prehistoric beasts
    • a ponderous yawn
  • adjective satellite having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
    • a ponderous stone
    • a ponderous burden
    • ponderous weapons

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2-dimensional

  • adjective satellite lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
    flat; two-dimensional.
    • a film with two-dimensional characters
    • a flat two-dimensional painting

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beginning

  • noun the event consisting of the start of something
    • the beginning of the war
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; start; offset; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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fantastical

  • adjective satellite existing in fancy only
    fantastic.
    • fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    fantastic; grotesque; antic.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror

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standby

  • noun something that can be relied on when needed
  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    understudy.

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stimulate

  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; induce; have; cause.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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first

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

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putdownable

  • adjective satellite (of a book) poorly written and not entertaining

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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old-hat

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; timeworn; trite; banal; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'
  • adjective satellite out of fashion
    antique; demode; ex; passee; passe; outmoded; old-fashioned.
    • a suit of rather antique appearance
    • demode (or outmoded) attire
    • outmoded ideas

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unproductiveness

  • noun the quality of lacking the power to produce

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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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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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bland

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savorless; savourless; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    flat.
    • a bland little drama
    • a flat joke

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somniferous

  • adjective satellite sleep inducing
    hypnagogic; hypnogogic; soporiferous; soporific; somnific.

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prosaicness

  • noun commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting
    prosiness.

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quality

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

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shake_up

  • verb shock physically
    bump around; jar.
    • Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game
  • verb organize anew
    reorganize; reorganise.
    • We must reorganize the company if we don't want to go under

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tingling

  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingle.
  • verb cause a stinging or tingling sensation
    tingle; prickle.

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breathless

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

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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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plastic

  • noun generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
  • noun a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
    charge plate; charge card; credit card.
    • do you take plastic?

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exhilarating

  • adjective satellite making lively and cheerful
    stimulating.
    • the exhilarating effect of mountain air
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exalt; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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jejunity

  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
    jejuneness; vapidity; tameness; vapidness.
  • noun quality of lacking nutritive value
    jejuneness.

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hum

  • noun the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
    busyness.
    • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
    • there is a constant hum of military preparation
  • noun an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
    Al Faran; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; HUA; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; Harkat ul-Ansar; Movement of Holy Warriors.

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dreary

  • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
    drab.
    • her drab personality
    • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
    • a series of dreary dinner parties
  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; disconsolate; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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unprovoking

  • adjective not provocative
    unprovocative.

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unfertilized

  • adjective satellite not having been fertilized
    unfertilised; unimpregnated.
    • an unfertilized egg

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juiceless

  • adjective lacking juice
  • adjective satellite lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
    dry.
    • a dry book
    • a dry lecture filled with trivial details
    • dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown

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conventionality

  • noun conformity with conventional thought and behavior
  • noun unoriginality as a result of being too conventional

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glamorous

  • adjective satellite having an air of allure, romance and excitement
    glamourous.
    • glamorous movie stars

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uninspiredness

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boring

  • noun the act of drilling
    drilling.
  • noun the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    oil production; drilling.

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matter

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    thing; affair.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    topic; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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idle

  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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spoiled

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

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threadbare

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; banal; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'
  • adjective satellite having the nap worn away so that the threads show through
    • threadbare rugs

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ingenious

  • adjective satellite showing inventiveness and skill
    clever; cunning.
    • a clever gadget
    • the cunning maneuvers leading to his success
    • an ingenious solution to the problem

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imaginative

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
    inventive.
    • an imaginative use of material
    • the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford
    • an ingenious device
    • had an inventive turn of mind
    • inventive ceramics

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pedestrian

  • noun a person who travels by foot
    walker; footer.
  • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
    prosaic; prosy; earthbound.
    • a pedestrian movie plot

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corny

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

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disgustful

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; repelling; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench

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cleverness

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

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sterilized

  • adjective satellite made infertile
    sterilised.
  • verb make free from bacteria
    sterilize; sterilise.

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hypnagogic

  • adjective satellite sleep inducing
    hypnogogic; soporiferous; soporific; somniferous; somnific.

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fictive

  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictitious; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty
  • adjective satellite capable of imaginative creation
    • fictive talent

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yucky

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench

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wilted

  • adjective satellite not firm
    limp.
    • wilted lettuce
  • verb lose strength
    wilt.
    • My opponent was wilting

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bromidic

  • adjective given to uttering bromides
  • adjective satellite dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality
    platitudinous; platitudinal; corny.
    • bromidic sermons

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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maiden

  • noun an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
    maid.
  • noun (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
    maiden over.

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eat

  • verb take in solid food
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?
  • verb eat a meal; take a meal
    • We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
    • I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation

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freshman

  • noun a first-year undergraduate
    fresher.
  • noun any new participant in some activity
    newbie; fledgeling; neophyte; newcomer; entrant; fledgling; starter.

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temptable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to temptation

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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rancid

  • adjective satellite (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
    • rancid butter
    • rancid bacon
  • adjective satellite smelling of fermentation or staleness
    sour.

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creativeness

  • noun the ability to create
    creative thinking; creativity.

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barren

  • noun an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
    wasteland; waste.
    • the barrens of central Africa
    • the trackless wastes of the desert
  • adjective satellite providing no shelter or sustenance
    desolate; bare; stark; bleak.
    • bare rocky hills
    • barren lands
    • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
    • the desolate surface of the moon
    • a stark landscape

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fact

  • noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • first you must collect all the facts of the case
  • noun a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

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unfertilised

  • adjective satellite not having been fertilized
    unimpregnated; unfertilized.
    • an unfertilized egg

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galvanizing

  • adjective satellite affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
    galvanising; electric; galvanic.
    • gave an electric reading of the play
    • the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale
  • verb to stimulate to action
    galvanise; startle; galvanize.
    • ..startled him awake
    • galvanized into action

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fervour

  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervor; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
  • noun feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fervor; fervidness; fire; ardor; ardour; fervency.
    • he spoke with great ardor

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giant

  • noun any creature of exceptional size
  • noun a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    colossus; titan; heavyweight; behemoth.

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slow

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow down; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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ho-hum

  • adjective satellite so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    tedious; slow; boring; wearisome; deadening; tiresome; dull; irksome.
    • a boring evening with uninteresting people
    • the deadening effect of some routine tasks
    • a dull play
    • his competent but dull performance
    • a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
    • what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
    • tedious days on the train
    • the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

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genius

  • noun someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    Einstein; brainiac; mastermind; brain.
    • Mozart was a child genius
    • he's smart but he's no Einstein
  • noun unusual mental ability
    brilliance.

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sterilised

  • adjective satellite made infertile
    sterilized.
  • verb make free from bacteria
    sterilize; sterilise.

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tainted

  • adjective satellite touched by rot or decay
    corrupt.
    • tainted bacon
    • `corrupt' is archaic
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; defile; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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maggoty

  • adjective satellite spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies
    flyblown.
    • flyblown meat
    • a sack of maggoty apricots

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adroit

  • adjective quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
    • an exceptionally adroit pianist
    • an adroit technician
    • his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers
    • an adroit negotiator

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bootless

  • adjective satellite unproductive of success
    fruitless; sleeveless; vain; futile.
    • a fruitless search
    • futile years after her artistic peak
    • a sleeveless errand
    • a vain attempt

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frightening

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; terrorization.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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shaping

  • noun any process serving to define the shape of something
    defining.
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    formation.

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secondary

  • noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
  • noun coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
    secondary coil; secondary winding.

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bad

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

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vision

  • noun a vivid mental image
    • he had a vision of his own death
  • noun the ability to see; the visual faculty
    visual modality; visual sense; sight.

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inventive

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
    imaginative.
    • an imaginative use of material
    • the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford
    • an ingenious device
    • had an inventive turn of mind
    • inventive ceramics

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pitch

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

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bare

  • verb lay bare
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings
  • verb make public
    publicize; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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excogitation

  • noun thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
  • noun the creation of something in the mind
    design; invention; conception; innovation.

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intoxicating

  • adjective satellite causing
    intoxicant.
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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addled

  • adjective satellite (of eggs) no longer edible
    • an addled egg
  • verb mix up or confuse
    puddle; addle; muddle.
    • He muddled the issues

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timeworn

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; trite; banal; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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moldy

  • adjective satellite covered with or smelling of mold
    mouldy; musty.
    • moldy bread
    • a moldy (or musty) odor

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day-old

  • adjective satellite not fresh today
    • day-old bread is cheaper than fresh

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conceptual

  • adjective satellite being or characterized by concepts or their formation
    • conceptual discussions
    • the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking
    • sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category

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moony

  • adjective lighted by moonlight
    moonlit.
    • the moonlit landscape
  • adjective satellite dreamy in mood or nature
    dreamy; woolgathering.
    • a woolgathering moment

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second-string

  • adjective satellite being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team
    • a second-string pitcher

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somnific

  • adjective satellite sleep inducing
    hypnagogic; hypnogogic; soporiferous; soporific; somniferous.

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inventiveness

  • noun the power of creative imagination
    ingeniousness; cleverness; ingenuity.

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received

  • adjective conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
    standard.
    • standard English" (American)
    • received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
  • verb get something; come into possession of
    receive; have.
    • receive payment
    • receive a gift
    • receive letters from the front

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puerile

  • adjective of or characteristic of a child
    • puerile breathing
  • adjective satellite displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
    juvenile; jejune; adolescent.
    • adolescent insecurity
    • jejune responses to our problems
    • their behavior was juvenile
    • puerile jokes

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uninspiring

  • adjective depressing to the spirit
    • a villa of uninspiring design

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initiatory

  • adjective satellite serving to set in motion
    initiative; inaugural; maiden; first.
    • the magazine's inaugural issue
    • the initiative phase in the negotiations
    • an initiatory step toward a treaty
    • his first (or maiden) speech in Congress
    • the liner's maiden voyage

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puff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    whiff; puff of air.
  • noun a light inflated pastry or puff shell

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unmoving

  • adjective not in motion
    nonmoving.
  • adjective not arousing emotions

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color

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

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vain

  • adjective satellite characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    swollen-headed; egotistic; swollen; conceited; self-conceited; egotistical.
    • a conceited fool
    • an attitude of self-conceited arrogance
    • an egotistical disregard of others
    • so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
    • growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary
    • vain about her clothes
  • adjective satellite unproductive of success
    fruitless; sleeveless; bootless; futile.
    • a fruitless search
    • futile years after her artistic peak
    • a sleeveless errand
    • a vain attempt

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dimensional

  • adjective of or relating to dimensions
  • adjective satellite having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person; he is pasty, bland, faceless"- Norman Cousins
    • never matures as a dimensional character

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initiative

  • noun readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    enterprisingness; go-ahead; enterprise.
  • noun the first of a series of actions
    opening move; first step; opening.

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passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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creativity

  • noun the ability to create
    creativeness; creative thinking.

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peaceful

  • adjective not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
    peaceable.
    • a peaceful nation
    • peaceful times
    • a far from peaceful Christmas
    • peaceful sleep
  • adjective satellite peacefully resistant in response to injustice
    passive.
    • passive resistance

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yeasty

  • adjective of or resembling or containing yeast
    yeastlike.
  • adjective satellite marked by spirited enjoyment
    zesty; barmy; zestful.

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rebarbative

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

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flight

  • noun a formation of aircraft in flight
  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flying.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him

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excite

  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
  • verb act as a stimulant
    stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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prosiness

  • noun commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting
    prosaicness.

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conception

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; construct.
  • noun the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon

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vapid

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; flavorless; insipid; savorless; savourless; bland; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest
    • a vapid conversation
    • a vapid smile
    • a bunch of vapid schoolgirls

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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prosy

  • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
    pedestrian; prosaic; earthbound.
    • a pedestrian movie plot

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moth

  • noun typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

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prose

  • noun ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
  • noun matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

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moth-eaten

  • adjective satellite showing signs of wear and tear
    ratty; tatty; shabby.
    • a ratty old overcoat
    • shabby furniture
    • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains
  • adjective satellite worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths
    mothy.
    • moth-eaten blankets

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soporiferous

  • adjective satellite sleep inducing
    hypnagogic; hypnogogic; soporific; somniferous; somnific.
  • adjective satellite inducing mental lethargy
    soporific; narcotic.
    • a narcotic speech

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monotonic

  • adjective of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
    monotone.
  • adjective satellite sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
    monotonous; flat; monotone.
    • the owl's faint monotonous hooting

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fecundity

  • noun the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
    fruitfulness.
  • noun the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
    fertility.

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groundbreaking

  • noun the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project
    groundbreaking ceremony.
  • adjective satellite being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
    innovational; innovative.
    • stylistically innovative works
    • innovative members of the artistic community
    • a mind so innovational, so original

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platitudinal

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

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shopworn

  • adjective satellite worn or faded from being on display in a store
    shopsoiled.
    • shopworn merchandise at half price
  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; banal; threadbare; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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uninventive

  • adjective satellite deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    unimaginative; sterile; uninspired.
    • a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    • unimaginative development of a musical theme
    • uninspired writing

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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well

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

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loathsome

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench

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thirdhand

  • adjective satellite derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps
    • a thirdhand report
  • adverb by doubly indirect means
    • I got the news thirdhand

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vapidness

  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
    jejuneness; jejunity; vapidity; tameness.

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desolate

  • verb leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    abandon; desert; forsake.
    • The mother deserted her children
  • verb reduce in population
    depopulate.
    • The epidemic depopulated the countryside

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humdrum

  • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    monotony; sameness.
    • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
    • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
    • he hated the sameness of the food the college served
  • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    prosaic; commonplace; unglamourous; unglamorous.
    • an unglamorous job greasing engines

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breathtaking

  • adjective satellite tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
    breathless.
    • a breathless flight
    • breathtaking adventure

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galvanising

  • adjective satellite affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
    galvanizing; electric; galvanic.
    • gave an electric reading of the play
    • the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale
  • verb to stimulate to action
    galvanise; startle; galvanize.
    • ..startled him awake
    • galvanized into action

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notional

  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    imaginary; fanciful.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    speculative.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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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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well-worn

  • adjective satellite showing signs of much wear or use
  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; banal; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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ingeniousness

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

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alternate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; surrogate.
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump.

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unprovocative

  • adjective not provocative
    unprovoking.

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formative

  • noun minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
  • adjective satellite capable of forming new cells and tissues
    • a formative zone in developing bone

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hat

  • noun headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
    lid; chapeau.
  • noun an informal term for a person's role
    • he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly

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dark

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

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formulaic

  • adjective satellite characterized by or in accordance with some formula

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dreamy

  • adjective satellite dreamy in mood or nature
    moony; woolgathering.
    • a woolgathering moment
  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; languid; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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originative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    creative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite containing seeds of later development
    seminal; germinal.
    • seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another

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grim

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

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skanky

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench

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flyblown

  • adjective satellite spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies
    maggoty.
    • flyblown meat
    • a sack of maggoty apricots
  • adjective satellite foul and run-down and repulsive
    squalid; sordid.
    • a flyblown bar on the edge of town
    • a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
    • squalid living conditions
    • sordid shantytowns

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excitant

  • noun a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
    stimulant drug; stimulant.
  • adjective satellite (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    excitative; excitatory.

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elating

  • adjective satellite making lively and joyful
    exhilarating.
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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unimpregnated

  • adjective satellite not having been fertilized
    unfertilised; unfertilized.
    • an unfertilized egg

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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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galvanic

  • adjective pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action
    voltaic.
    • a galvanic cell
    • a voltaic (or galvanic) couple
  • adjective satellite affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
    galvanizing; galvanising; electric.
    • gave an electric reading of the play
    • the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale

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supplementary

  • adjective satellite functioning in a supporting capacity
    subsidiary; auxiliary; supplemental.
    • the main library and its auxiliary branches
  • adjective satellite added to complete or make up a deficiency
    supplemental.
    • produced supplementary volumes

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commonplace

  • noun a trite or obvious remark
    banality; platitude; cliche; bromide.
  • adjective satellite completely ordinary and unremarkable
    • air travel has now become commonplace
    • commonplace everyday activities

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vicarious

  • adjective satellite experienced at secondhand
    • read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement
  • adjective satellite occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
    • vicarious menstruation

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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adrenocorticotrophic

  • adjective satellite stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotropic.

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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repelling

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench
  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; beat back; repel; drive; push back; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders

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stuffy

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    airless; close; unaired.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
  • adjective satellite excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
    stodgy.
    • why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?
    • a stodgy dinner party

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adrenocorticotropic

  • adjective satellite stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic.

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leaden

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

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prolific

  • adjective satellite intellectually productive
    fecund; fertile.
    • a prolific writer
    • a fecund imagination
  • adjective satellite bearing in abundance especially offspring
    fertile.
    • flying foxes are extremely prolific
    • a prolific pear tree

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lean

  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; list; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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creative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    originative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite promoting construction or creation
    • creative work

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inflammation

  • noun a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
    rubor; redness.
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervour; fervor; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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innovation

  • noun a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
    invention.
  • noun the creation of something in the mind
    design; invention; conception; excogitation.

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uneffective

  • adjective not producing an intended effect
    ineffective; ineffectual.
    • an ineffective teacher
    • ineffective legislation

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jejune

  • adjective satellite lacking in nutritive value
    insubstantial.
    • the jejune diets of the very poor
  • adjective satellite displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
    juvenile; puerile; adolescent.
    • adolescent insecurity
    • jejune responses to our problems
    • their behavior was juvenile
    • puerile jokes

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constructive

  • adjective constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
    • constructive criticism
    • a constructive attitude
    • a constructive philosophy
    • constructive permission
  • adjective satellite emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
    • constructive criticism

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repellant

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

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exciting

  • adjective creating or arousing excitement
    • an exciting account of her trip
  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
    excite.

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hackneyed

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; banal; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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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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repellent

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

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irritative

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

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tributary

  • noun a branch that flows into the main stream
    affluent; confluent; feeder.
  • adjective satellite (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream

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fertile

  • adjective capable of reproducing
  • adjective satellite intellectually productive
    fecund; prolific.
    • a prolific writer
    • a fecund imagination

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obscene

  • adjective satellite designed to incite to indecency or lust
    • the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"-Margaret Mead
  • adjective satellite offensive to the mind
    abhorrent; detestable; repulsive; repugnant.
    • an abhorrent deed
    • the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
    • morally repugnant customs
    • repulsive behavior
    • the most repulsive character in recent novels

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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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utility

  • noun a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
    public utility company; public-service corporation; public utility.
  • noun the quality of being of practical use
    usefulness.

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unoriginality

  • noun uncreativeness due to a lack of originality
  • noun the quality of being unoriginal

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adolescent

  • noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
    teen; teenager; stripling.
  • adjective relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
    • adolescent problems

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stark

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

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tame

  • verb correct by punishment or discipline
    chasten; subdue.
  • verb make less strong or intense; soften
    moderate; tone down.
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

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stimulative

  • adjective capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

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futile

  • adjective satellite producing no result or effect
    otiose; ineffectual; unavailing.
    • a futile effort
    • the therapy was ineffectual
    • an otiose undertaking
    • an unavailing attempt
  • adjective satellite unproductive of success
    fruitless; sleeveless; vain; bootless.
    • a fruitless search
    • futile years after her artistic peak
    • a sleeveless errand
    • a vain attempt

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secondhand

  • adjective satellite derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand
    • a secondhand report
    • a secondhand account of a memory of something once read
    • most of our knowledge is secondhand
  • adjective satellite previously used or owned by another
    used.
    • bought a secondhand (or used) car

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ho

  • noun a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds
    holmium; atomic number 67.

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subsidiary

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    subordinate; underling; foot soldier.
  • noun a company that is completely controlled by another company
    subsidiary company.

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dull

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

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rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

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detestable

  • adjective satellite offensive to the mind
    abhorrent; repulsive; repugnant; obscene.
    • an abhorrent deed
    • the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
    • morally repugnant customs
    • repulsive behavior
    • the most repulsive character in recent novels
  • adjective satellite unequivocally detestable
    abominable; execrable; odious.
    • abominable treatment of prisoners
    • detestable vices
    • execrable crimes
    • consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke

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fruitlessness

  • noun a lack of creative imagination
  • noun the quality of yielding nothing of value
    aridity; barrenness.

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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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excitement

  • noun the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    exhilaration.
    • he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    fervour; fervor; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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fruitfulness

  • noun the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
    fecundity.
  • noun the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
    fecundity.

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electrifying

  • adjective satellite causing a surge of emotion or excitement
    thrilling.
    • she gave an electrifying performance
    • a thrilling performer to watch
  • verb excite suddenly and intensely
    electrify.
    • The news electrified us

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juvenile

  • noun a young person, not fully developed
    juvenile person.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
    • juvenile diabetes
    • juvenile fashions

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woolgathering

  • noun an idle indulgence in fantasy
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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imagination

  • noun the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
    imaginativeness; vision.
    • popular imagination created a world of demons
    • imagination reveals what the world could be
  • noun the ability to form mental images of things or events
    mental imagery; imagery; imaging.
    • he could still hear her in his imagination

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indirect

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

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tedious

  • adjective satellite so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    slow; ho-hum; boring; wearisome; deadening; tiresome; dull; irksome.
    • a boring evening with uninteresting people
    • the deadening effect of some routine tasks
    • a dull play
    • his competent but dull performance
    • a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
    • what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
    • tedious days on the train
    • the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome
  • adjective satellite using or containing too many words
    windy; wordy; long-winded; verbose.
    • long-winded (or windy) speakers
    • verbose and ineffective instructional methods
    • newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials
    • proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes

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excitative

  • adjective satellite (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    excitant; excitatory.

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uninspired

  • adjective satellite having no intellectual or emotional or spiritual excitement
    • the production was professional but uninspired
  • adjective satellite deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    unimaginative; uninventive; sterile.
    • a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    • unimaginative development of a musical theme
    • uninspired writing

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fledgling

  • noun any new participant in some activity
    newbie; fledgeling; neophyte; newcomer; entrant; freshman; starter.
  • noun young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
    fledgeling.

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stimulant

  • noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    stimulation; stimulus; input.
  • noun a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
    excitant; stimulant drug.

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fruitless

  • adjective satellite unproductive of success
    sleeveless; vain; bootless; futile.
    • a fruitless search
    • futile years after her artistic peak
    • a sleeveless errand
    • a vain attempt

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excitation

  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervour; fervor; inflammation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
  • noun the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
    innervation; irritation.

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fledgeling

  • noun any new participant in some activity
    newbie; neophyte; newcomer; entrant; freshman; fledgling; starter.
  • noun young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
    fledgling.

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unoriginal

  • adjective not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
    • the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations
    • his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

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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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drab

  • noun a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
    olive drab.
  • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
    dreary.
    • her drab personality
    • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
    • a series of dreary dinner parties

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inspiration

  • noun arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
  • noun a product of your creative thinking and work
    brainchild.
    • he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists
    • after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality

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titillating

  • adjective satellite pleasantly and superficially exciting
  • verb touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
    tickle; titillate; vellicate.

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auxiliary

  • noun someone who acts as assistant
    aide.
  • adjective satellite functioning in a supporting capacity
    supplementary; subsidiary; supplemental.
    • the main library and its auxiliary branches

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insipid

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; savorless; savourless; bland; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking interest or significance or impact
    jejune.
    • an insipid personality
    • jejune novel

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stale

  • verb urinate, of cattle and horses
  • adjective lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
    • stale bread
    • the beer was stale

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soporific

  • noun a drug that induces sleep
    hypnotic.
  • adjective satellite sleep inducing
    hypnagogic; hypnogogic; soporiferous; somniferous; somnific.

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ready-made

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

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original

  • noun an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
    master; master copy.
  • noun something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    archetype; pilot.
    • this painting is a copy of the original

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