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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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autochthonous

  • adjective of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed
  • adjective satellite originating where it is found
    autochthonal; indigenous; endemic; autochthonic.
    • the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo
    • autochthonous rocks and people and folktales
    • endemic folkways
    • the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan

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blistery

  • adjective satellite hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
    blistering.
    • blistering sun
  • adjective satellite covered with small blisters
    blebby.

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state-supported

  • adjective satellite supported and operated by the government of a state
    • a state university

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pejorative

  • adjective satellite expressing disapproval
    dyslogistic; dislogistic.
    • dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'

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desirable

  • adjective worth having or seeking or achieving
    • a desirable job
    • computer with many desirable features
    • a desirable outcome
  • adjective satellite worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    suitable; worthy.
    • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

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foul

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

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sleek

  • verb make slick or smooth
    slick.
  • adjective satellite well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed
    • sleek figures in expensive clothes

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four

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

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corruptive

  • adjective satellite tending to corrupt or pervert
    pestiferous; perversive.

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perverted

  • adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    kinky.
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; 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

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woody

  • adjective made of or containing or resembling wood
    • woody plants
    • perennial herbs with woody stems
    • a woody taste
  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    arboreous; arboraceous; woodsy.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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characterless

  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    nondescript.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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inexpert

  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    unskilled; amateurish; amateur.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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mentally_ill

  • adjective satellite suffering from severe mental illness
    unsound; unstable.
    • of unsound mind

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eligible

  • adjective qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
    • eligible to run for office
    • eligible for retirement benefits
    • an eligible bachelor

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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stinky

  • adjective having an unpleasant smell
    malodorous; unpleasant-smelling; ill-smelling; malodourous.
  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world

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cushy

  • adjective satellite not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
    soft; easygoing.
    • what a cushy job!
    • the easygoing life of a parttime consultant
    • a soft job

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dolichocephalism

  • noun the quality of being dolichocephalic
    dolichocephaly.

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translatable

  • adjective capable of being put into another form or style or language
    • substances readily translatable to the American home table
    • his books are eminently translatable
  • adjective satellite capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy
    transmutable; transformable; convertible.
    • is lead really transmutable into gold?
    • ideas translatable into reality

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originality

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

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unsuitableness

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

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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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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rumbustious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; robustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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immotile

  • adjective satellite (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement
    nonmotile.

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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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unrighteous

  • adjective not righteous
    • an unrighteous man
    • an unrighteous law

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blistering

  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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copasetic

  • adjective satellite completely satisfactory
    copesetic; copacetic; copesettic.
    • his smile said that everything was copacetic
    • You had to be a good judge of what a man was like, and the English was copacetic"- John O'Hara

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unfavorableness

  • noun the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
    unfavourableness.

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merchantable

  • adjective satellite fit to be offered for sale
    sellable; marketable; vendible; vendable.
    • marketable produce

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hilarious

  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; uproarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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slow-wittedness

  • noun the quality of being mentally slow and limited
    dumbness; denseness.

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disobedient

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

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piquance

  • noun a tart spicy quality
    piquantness; tanginess; zest; tang; nip; piquancy.
  • noun the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting
    piquantness; piquancy.

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leisurely

  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; easy.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace
  • adverb in an unhurried way or at one's convenience
    at leisure.
    • read the manual at your leisure
    • he traveled leisurely

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screaming

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

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special

  • noun a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    • they are having a special on pork chops
  • noun a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

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wooded

  • adjective covered with growing trees and bushes etc
    • wooded land
    • a heavily wooded tract

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immoveable

  • adjective satellite not able or intended to be moved
    immovable; unmovable; stabile.
    • the immovable hills

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grueling

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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native-born

  • adjective satellite belonging to a place by birth
    • a native-born Scot
    • a native Scot

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apprehensible

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; intelligible.

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wooden

  • adjective satellite made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood
    • a wooden box
    • an ancient cart with wooden wheels
  • adjective satellite lacking ease or grace
    • the actor's performance was wooden
    • a wooden smile

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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impenetrability

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

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brutish

  • adjective satellite resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    bestial; brute; brutal; beastly.
    • beastly desires
    • a bestial nature
    • brute force
    • a dull and brutish man
    • bestial treatment of prisoners

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flashy

  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments
  • adjective satellite (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; sporty; jazzy.

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guiding

  • adjective satellite exerting control or influence
    • a guiding principle
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.

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stiff-necked

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

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eye-popping

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; dazzling; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

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one

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

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deplorable

  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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favour

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

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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pragmatic

  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatical.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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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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consistent

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
    • testimony consistent with the known facts
    • I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
  • adjective capable of being reproduced
    reproducible.
    • astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained

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dolabrate

  • adjective satellite having the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver
    dolabriform.

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direct

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

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impressionistic

  • adjective of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
    • a surprisingly impressionistic review bearing marks of hasty composition
    • she had impressionistic memories of her childhood
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Impressionism
    impressionist.
    • impressionist music

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depraved

  • adjective satellite deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
    reprobate; perverse; perverted.
    • depraved criminals
    • a perverted sense of loyalty
    • the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; 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

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likely

  • adjective has a good chance of being the case or of coming about
    • these services are likely to be available to us all before long
    • she is likely to forget
    • a likely place for a restaurant
    • the broken limb is likely to fall
    • rain is likely
    • a likely topic for investigation
    • likely candidates for the job
  • adjective likely but not certain to be or become true or real
    probable.
    • a likely result
    • he foresaw a probable loss

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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ill-chosen

  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; inapt; clumsy; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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rigorous

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

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freehand

  • adjective satellite done by hand without mechanical aids or devices
    freehanded.
    • a freehand drawing

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naif

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

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colourful

  • adjective striking in variety and interest
    colorful.
    • a colorful period of history
    • a colorful character
    • colorful language
  • adjective having striking color
    colorful.
    • colorful autumn leaves

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worthlessness

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

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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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understandability

  • noun the quality of comprehensible language or thought
    comprehensibility.

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gawky

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    clumsy; unwieldy; clunky; ungainly.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

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untoward

  • adjective satellite not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
    unbecoming; uncomely; indecorous; unseemly; indecent.
    • was buried with indecent haste
    • indecorous behavior
    • language unbecoming to a lady
    • unseemly to use profanity
    • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    adverse; inauspicious.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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incompatible

  • adjective not compatible
    • incompatible personalities
    • incompatible colors
  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
    antagonistic.

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jocular

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; joking; jocose.
  • adverb with humor
    jocosely.
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly

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hazy

  • adjective satellite filled or abounding with fog or mist
    foggy; brumous; misty.
    • a brumous October morning
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; blurred; fuzzy; foggy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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unwholesome

  • adjective detrimental to physical or moral well-being
    • unwholesome food
    • unwholesome habits like smoking

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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tinker

  • noun a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
    tinkerer.
  • noun formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living

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mischievous

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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child-centered

  • adjective satellite designed to promote a child's personal qualities rather than to provide training or information

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new

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

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arability

  • noun the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation

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satanic

  • adjective satellite extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
    fiendish; infernal; demonic; hellish; unholy; diabolical; diabolic.
    • something demonic in him--something that could be cruel
    • fires lit up a diabolic scene
    • diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils
    • a fiendish despot
    • hellish torture
    • infernal instruments of war
    • satanic cruelty
    • unholy grimaces
  • adjective of or relating to Satan
    • Satanic verses

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runproof

  • adjective satellite (of hosiery) resistant to runs or (in Britain) ladders
    run-resistant; ladder-proof.

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uncertainness

  • noun being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    precariousness; uncertainty.
    • the uncertainty of the outcome
    • the precariousness of his income

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responsiveness

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

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dory

  • noun a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
    rowboat; dinghy.
  • noun pike-like freshwater perches
    walleyed pike; walleye; jack salmon; Stizostedion vitreum.

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tumescent

  • adjective satellite abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    tumid; puffy; intumescent; turgid.
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh

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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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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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opprobrious

  • adjective satellite expressing offensive reproach
    abusive; scurrilous.
  • adjective satellite (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    ignominious; shameful; inglorious; black; disgraceful.
    • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • an ignominious retreat
    • inglorious defeat
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
    • a shameful display of cowardice

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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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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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hokey

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; soppy; kitschy; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; artificial.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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nativeness

  • noun the quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin

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ignominious

  • adjective satellite (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    opprobrious; shameful; inglorious; black; disgraceful.
    • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • an ignominious retreat
    • inglorious defeat
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
    • a shameful display of cowardice

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spotty

  • adjective satellite having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
    spotted; patched.
    • a field patched with ice and snow
    • the wall had a spotty speckled effect
    • a black-and-white spotted cow
  • adjective satellite lacking consistency
    uneven; scratchy.
    • the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty

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menial

  • noun a domestic servant
  • adjective satellite used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    humble; lowly.

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bloomer

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

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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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secure

  • verb get by special effort
    procure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fasten; fix.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man

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subnormal

  • noun a person of less than normal intelligence
  • adjective satellite below normal or average
    • after the floods the harvests were subnormal
    • subnormal intelligence

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moral

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

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labyrinthine

  • adjective relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear
    • labyrinthine deafness
  • adjective satellite resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
    mazy; labyrinthian.
    • a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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particularity

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

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head-on

  • adjective satellite characterized by direct opposition
    • a head-on confrontation
  • adjective satellite meeting front to front
    frontal.
    • a frontal attack
    • a head-on collision

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acerate

  • adjective satellite narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves
    acicular; acerose; needle-shaped.

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rationalist

  • noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
    positivist.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism
    • rationalist philosophy

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cheating

  • noun a deception for profit to yourself
    cheat.
  • verb deprive somebody of something by deceit
    cheat; rip off; chisel.
    • The con-man beat me out of $50
    • This salesman ripped us off!
    • we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
    • They chiseled me out of my money

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negativist

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

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catchy

  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    tricky.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow
  • adjective satellite likely to attract attention
    attention-getting.
    • a catchy title for a movie

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ratty

  • adjective of or characteristic of rats
  • adjective satellite showing signs of wear and tear
    moth-eaten; tatty; shabby.
    • a ratty old overcoat
    • shabby furniture
    • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains

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red_cent

  • noun something of little value
    tinker's dam; tinker's damn; hoot; damn; darn; shucks; shit.
    • his promise is not worth a damn
    • not worth one red cent
    • not worth shucks

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negative

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

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meritable

  • adjective satellite deserving reward or praise
    meritorious.
    • a lifetime of meritorious service
    • meritorious conduct

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unsubdivided

  • adjective (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
    simple.

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changelessness

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

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decomposable

  • adjective satellite capable of being partitioned
    analyzable.

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negativism

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

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raiseable

  • adjective satellite capable of being raised
    raisable.
    • the roadster had a raisable sunroof

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barbarous

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; vicious; brutal; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite primitive in customs and culture

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standardized

  • adjective satellite brought into conformity with a standard
    standardised.
    • standardized education
  • verb cause to conform to standard or norm
    standardise; standardize.
    • The weights and measures were standardized

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holy

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

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composite

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    complex.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
    composite plant.

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naive

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naif.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • adjective satellite of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    primitive.
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

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reversible

  • noun a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
  • adjective capable of reversing or being reversed
    • reversible hypertension

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excellent

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

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dilettantish

  • adjective satellite showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
    sciolistic; dilettante; dilettanteish.
    • his dilettantish efforts at painting

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foul_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck 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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dissatisfactory

  • adjective satellite not up to expectations
    disappointing; unsatisfying.
    • a disappointing performance from one who had seemed so promising

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pontifical

  • noun the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; apostolical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation

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ineptness

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

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word

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

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worn

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

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worth

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

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applaudable

  • adjective satellite worthy of high praise
    commendable; praiseworthy; laudable.
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • a commendable sense of purpose
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions
    • a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence

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decorative

  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    ornamental; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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relativistic

  • adjective relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity
    • relativistic quantum mechanics
    • relativistic increase in mass
    • radiation from relativistic particles
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism

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inscrutable

  • adjective satellite of an obscure nature
    cryptical; cryptic; deep; mystifying; mysterious.
    • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
    • a deep dark secret
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence
    • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
    • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands

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unpretending

  • adjective not ostentatious
    unostentatious; unpretentious.
    • his unostentatious office
    • unostentatious elegance

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ungraceful

  • adjective satellite lacking grace; clumsy
    graceless.
    • a graceless production of the play
    • his stature low...his bearing ungraceful"- Sir Walter Scott

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powerfulness

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

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malign

  • verb speak unfavorably about
    traduce; badmouth; drag through the mud.
    • She badmouths her husband everywhere
  • adjective evil or harmful in nature or influence
    • prompted by malign motives
    • believed in witches and malign spirits
    • gave him a malign look
    • a malign lesion

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degenerate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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touristed

  • adjective satellite visited by throngs of tourists
    touristy.
    • of the three American Virgin islands St. Thomas is the most touristed
    • tourists descend in busloads...so the whole place is rather touristy

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indifferent

  • adjective satellite marked by a lack of interest; it is simply indifferent"
    apathetic.
    • an apathetic audience
    • the universe is neither hostile nor friendly
  • adjective satellite showing no care or concern in attitude or action
    • indifferent to the sufferings of others
    • indifferent to her plea

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absolute

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

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unmeasurable

  • adjective impossible to measure
    immensurable; immeasurable; unmeasured.
    • unmeasurable reaches of outer space

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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nonmotile

  • adjective satellite (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement
    immotile.

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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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copious

  • adjective satellite large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
    voluminous.
    • she took copious notes
    • a subject of voluminous legislation
  • adjective satellite affording an abundant supply
    plenteous; plentiful; rich; ample.
    • had ample food for the party
    • copious provisions
    • food is plentiful
    • a plenteous grape harvest
    • a rich supply

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bullet-headed

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

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amazing

  • adjective satellite surprising greatly
    astonishing.
    • she does an amazing amount of work
    • the dog was capable of astonishing tricks
  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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morbid

  • adjective satellite suggesting an unhealthy mental state
    • morbid interest in death
    • morbid curiosity
  • adjective satellite suggesting the horror of death and decay
    ghoulish.
    • morbid details

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aching

  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    ache.
  • verb feel physical pain
    ache; suffer; hurt.
    • Were you hurting after the accident?

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perishable

  • noun food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated
    spoilable.
  • adjective liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay
    • this minute and perishable planet
    • perishable foods such as butter and fruit

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tangled

  • adjective in a confused mass
    • pushed back her tangled hair
    • the tangled ropes
  • verb force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    embroil; sweep; drag; drag in; sweep up; tangle.
    • They were swept up by the events
    • don't drag me into this business

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ordinary

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

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faulty

  • adjective satellite having a defect
    defective.
    • I returned the appliance because it was defective
  • adjective satellite characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules; the wrong side of the road"
    incorrect; wrong.
    • he submitted a faulty report
    • an incorrect transcription

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rambunctious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rumbustious; robustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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undesirable

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

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uselessness

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

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unworldly

  • adjective not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
    • was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
  • adjective satellite not wise in the ways of the world
    unsophisticated.
    • either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver
    • this helplessly unworldly woman"- Kate O'Brien

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memorability

  • noun the quality of being worth remembering
    • continuous change results in lack of memorability
    • true memorability of phrase

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mess

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

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insecure

  • adjective not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
    • the hinge is insecure
  • adjective lacking in security or safety
    unsafe.
    • his fortune was increasingly insecure
    • an insecure future

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movable

  • noun personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
    chattel; personal chattel.
  • adjective satellite (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)

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demanding

  • adjective requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
    • found the job very demanding
    • a baby can be so demanding
  • verb request urgently and forcefully
    demand.
    • The victim's family is demanding compensation
    • The boss demanded that he be fired immediately
    • She demanded to see the manager

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outlawed

  • adjective satellite contrary to or forbidden by law
    illegitimate; illicit; outlaw; unlawful.
    • an illegitimate seizure of power
    • illicit trade
    • an outlaw strike
    • unlawful measures
  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; illegalise; outlaw; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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panduriform

  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center
    pandurate; fiddle-shaped.

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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airless

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    close; unaired; stuffy.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke

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arthritic

  • noun a person afflicted with arthritis
    • the hands of an elderly arthritic
  • adjective satellite of or pertaining to arthritis
    rheumatic; rheumy; rheumatoid; creaky.
    • my creaky old joints
    • rheumy with age and grief

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arch

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

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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ambivalent

  • adjective satellite uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
    • was ambivalent about having children

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execrable

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; deplorable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment
  • adjective satellite unequivocally detestable
    abominable; detestable; odious.
    • abominable treatment of prisoners
    • detestable vices
    • execrable crimes
    • consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke

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elusive

  • adjective satellite difficult to describe
    • a haunting elusive odor
  • adjective satellite skillful at eluding capture
    • a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline

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splendid

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

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effective

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; efficacious.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    efficient.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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pessimum

  • adjective satellite of an organism's environment; least favorable for survival
    pessimal.

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sickening

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    nauseate; sicken; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us

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complexity

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

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green

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

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ultimate

  • noun the finest or most superior quality of its kind
    • the ultimate in luxury
  • adjective furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
    • the ultimate achievement
    • the ultimate question
    • man&