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henrik_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Ibsen.

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outspoken

  • adjective satellite given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
    vocal.
    • outspoken in their opposition to segregation
    • a vocal assembly
  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation

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j._m._synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    John Millington Synge; Edmund John Millington Synge; Synge.

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tongue-in-cheek

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; bantering.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • adverb in a bantering fashion
    banteringly.
    • he spoke to her banteringly

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unflavored

  • adjective satellite without flavoring added
    nonflavored; nonflavoured; unflavoured.

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resistance

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    opposition.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

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foul

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

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thoughtful

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

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harley_granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Granville-Barker.

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kid-glove

  • adjective satellite showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
    tactful.
    • by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone
    • a tactful way of correcting someone
    • the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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discordant

  • adjective not in agreement or harmony
    • views discordant with present-day ideas
  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony
    disharmonious; dissonant; inharmonic.

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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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scowling

  • adjective satellite sullen or unfriendly in appearance
    beetle-browed.
  • verb frown with displeasure
    scowl.

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dreadful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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unfeeling

  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling for others
    hardhearted; stonyhearted.
    • an unfeeling wretch
  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling or sensation
    • unfeeling trees

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adamant

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

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brackish

  • adjective satellite distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
    • a thin brackish gruel
  • adjective satellite slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
    briny.
    • a brackish lagoon
    • the briny deep

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tragicomedy

  • noun a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating
  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    seriocomedy.

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john_webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    Webster.

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thomas_decker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Dekker.

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freehanded

  • adjective satellite done by hand without mechanical aids or devices
    freehand.
    • a freehand drawing
  • adjective satellite given or giving freely
    liberal; giving; big; openhanded; bountiful; bighearted; bounteous; handsome.
    • was a big tipper
    • the bounteous goodness of God
    • bountiful compliments
    • a freehanded host
    • a handsome allowance
    • Saturday's child is loving and giving
    • a liberal backer of the arts
    • a munificent gift
    • her fond and openhanded grandfather

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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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unstinting

  • adjective satellite very generous
    overgenerous; unstinted; lavish; munificent; too-generous; unsparing.
    • distributed gifts with a lavish hand
    • the critics were lavish in their praise
    • a munificent gift
    • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
    • prodigal praise
    • unsparing generosity
    • his unstinted devotion
    • called for unstinting aid to Britain

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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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yeats

  • noun Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
    W. B. Yeats; William Butler Yeats.

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thomas_kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Kid; Thomas Kid; Kyd.

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unpleasant

  • adjective disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    • an unpleasant personality
    • unpleasant repercussions
    • unpleasant odors

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unresolved

  • adjective not solved
    unsolved.
    • many crimes remain unsolved
    • many problems remain unresolved
  • adjective satellite not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought
    undetermined; open; undecided.
    • an open question
    • our position on this bill is still undecided
    • our lawsuit is still undetermined

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crimson

  • noun a deep and vivid red color
    ruby; deep red.
  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    blush; redden; flush.
    • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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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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friendly

  • noun troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
    • friendlies came to their rescue
  • adjective characteristic of or befitting a friend
    • friendly advice
    • a friendly neighborhood
    • the only friendly person here
    • a friendly host and hostess

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free-spoken

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation

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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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harshness

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

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pestering

  • adjective satellite causing irritation or annoyance
    nettlesome; plaguey; plaguy; galling; teasing; vexing; pesky; bothersome; vexatious; annoying; pestiferous; irritating.
    • 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 annoy persistently
    badger; beleaguer; pester; bug; tease.
    • The children teased the boy because of his stammer

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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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murderous

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being
    homicidal.
    • a homicidal rage
    • murderous thugs

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discrepant

  • adjective satellite not compatible with other facts
    incompatible.
  • adjective satellite not in agreement
    inconsistent.

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confounding

  • adjective satellite that confounds or contradicts or confuses
    contradictory.
  • verb be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    bedevil; discombobulate; confuse; fox; confound; befuddle; fuddle; throw.
    • These questions confuse even the experts
    • This question completely threw me
    • This question befuddled even the teacher

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facetious

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    bantering; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice

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keeping

  • noun conformity or harmony
    • his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    safekeeping; guardianship.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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johann_wolfgang_von_goethe

  • noun German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
    Goethe.

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unfriendliness

  • noun dislike experienced as an absence of friendliness
  • noun an unfriendly disposition

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candid

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation
  • adjective satellite informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
    • a candid photograph
    • a candid interview

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uncongenial

  • adjective not suitable to your tastes or needs
    incompatible.
    • the uncongenial roommates were always fighting
    • the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs
  • adjective satellite very unfavorable to life or growth
    unfriendly; hostile.
    • a hostile climate
    • an uncongenial atmosphere
    • an uncongenial soil
    • the unfriendly environment at high altitudes

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jean_genet

  • noun French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)
    Genet.

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awful

  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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nerve

  • noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    nervus.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; mettle.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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defamatory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory.

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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elated

  • adjective exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
    • the elated winner
    • felt elated and excited
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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indurate

  • verb become fixed or established
    • indurated customs
  • verb make hard or harder
    harden.
    • The cold hardened the butter

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congreve

  • noun English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
    William Congreve.

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hellman

  • noun United States playwright; her plays were often indictments of injustice (1905-1984)
    Lillian Hellman.

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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savorless

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savourless; bland; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea

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benevolent

  • adjective intending or showing kindness
    • a benevolent society
  • adjective satellite showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    sympathetic; kindly; large-hearted; charitable; good-hearted; openhearted.
    • was charitable in his opinions of others
    • kindly criticism
    • a kindly act
    • sympathetic words
    • a large-hearted mentor

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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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beaumont

  • noun United States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853)
    William Beaumont.
  • noun English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
    Francis Beaumont.

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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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odets

  • noun United States playwright (1906-1963)
    Clifford Odets.

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kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Thomas Kyd; Kid; Thomas Kid.

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acerb

  • adjective satellite sour or bitter in taste
    astringent; acerbic.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; 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

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overdramatize

  • verb present in an overly dramatic manner
    overdramatise.
    • She is overdramatizing her child's failure in the physics class

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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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red

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

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bowelless

  • adjective satellite ruthless in competition
    fierce; cutthroat.
    • cutthroat competition
    • bowelless readiness to take advantage

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o'casey

  • noun Irish playwright (1880-1964)
    Sean O'Casey.

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thespian

  • noun a theatrical performer
    player; role player; histrion; actor.
  • adjective of or relating to drama
    • the movie director had thespian cooperation

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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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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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antithetic

  • adjective satellite sharply contrasted in character or purpose
    antithetical.
    • practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs
    • hope is antithetic to despair

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christian_friedrich_hebbel

  • noun German dramatist (1813-1863)
    Friedrich Hebbel; Hebbel.

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antipatico

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abstracter

  • noun one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
    abstractor.
  • adjective existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
    abstract.
    • abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

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shakespeare

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; William Shakspere; Shakspere; William Shakespeare.

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edward_albee

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Albee; Edward Franklin Albeen.

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unmitigable

  • adjective satellite incapable of being mitigated
    • stern and unmitigable accusations

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acid

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    Elvis; Zen; dose; battery-acid; back breaker; window pane; pane; Lucy in the sky with diamonds; loony toons; dot; superman.

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odd

  • adjective not divisible by two
    uneven.
  • adjective satellite not easily explained
    • it is odd that his name is never mentioned

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aggressive

  • adjective having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; positive in his convictions"
    • an aggressive businessman
    • an aggressive basketball player
    • he was aggressive and imperious
    • aggressive drivers
  • adjective satellite tending to spread quickly
    strong-growing; fast-growing.
    • an aggressive tumor

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acrimonious

  • adjective satellite marked by strong resentment or cynicism
    bitter.
    • an acrimonious dispute
    • bitter about the divorce

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kaufman

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
    George Simon Kaufman; George S. Kaufman.

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garcia_lorca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
    Lorca; Frederico Garcia Lorca.

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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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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giving

  • noun the act of giving
    gift.
  • noun the imparting of news or promises etc.
    • he gave us the news and made a great show of the giving
    • giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily

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poisonous

  • adjective satellite having the qualities or effects of a poison
    toxicant.
  • adjective satellite not safe to eat

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contrastive

  • adjective satellite of words so related that one contrasts with the other
    incompatible.
    • `rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms
  • adjective satellite strikingly different; tending to contrast
    contrasting.
    • contrasting (or contrastive) colors

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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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sulphurous

  • adjective of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
    sulfurous.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; 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

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thomas_dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Decker.

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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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low_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque

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wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Wilder; Thornton Niven Wilder.
  • noun United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)
    Billy Wilder; Samuel Wilder.

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jaundice

  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
    icterus.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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haggard

  • noun British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
    Sir Henry Rider Haggard; Rider Haggard.
  • adjective satellite showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    careworn; raddled; worn; drawn.
    • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
    • that raddled but still noble face
    • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

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filled

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with
    • theirs was a house filled with laughter
    • a large hall filled with rows of desks
    • fog-filled air
  • verb make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    fill up; make full; fill.
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride

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ferocious

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme and violent energy
    fierce; furious; savage.
    • a ferocious beating
    • fierce fighting
    • a furious battle

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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vexatious

  • adjective satellite causing irritation or annoyance
    pestering; nettlesome; plaguey; plaguy; galling; teasing; vexing; pesky; bothersome; annoying; pestiferous; irritating.
    • 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

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jean_anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Anouilh.

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dramatise

  • verb put into dramatic form
    dramatize; adopt.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatize.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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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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mellifluous

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellisonant; honeyed; dulcet.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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unthinking

  • adjective satellite not exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    unthoughtful; unreflective.
  • adjective satellite without care or thought for others; `Let them eat cake'"
    thoughtless; uncaring.
    • the thoughtless saying of a great princess on being informed that the people had no bread

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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consideration

  • noun the process of giving careful thought to something
  • noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    condition; circumstance.
    • another consideration is the time it would take

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clownlike

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; buffoonish.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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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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insensate

  • adjective devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
    insentient.
    • insentient (or insensate) stone
  • adjective satellite without compunction or human feeling
    cold; inhuman; cold-blooded.
    • in cold blood
    • cold-blooded killing
    • insensate destruction

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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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creepy

  • adjective satellite annoying and unpleasant
    • some creepy kids were bothering her
  • adjective satellite causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
    creepy-crawly.
    • a creepy story
    • I had a creepy-crawly feeling

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benevolence

  • noun disposition to do good
  • noun an inclination to do kind or charitable acts

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unpaired

  • adjective satellite of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.
    odd; unmated; unmatched.

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stiffness

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

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gleeful

  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; jubilant; joyful.
    • a joyful heart

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acridness

  • noun extreme bitterness
    acridity.
    • the acridity of alkali
  • noun the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone
    acridity.

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vituperation

  • noun abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
    invective; vitriol.

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unharmonious

  • adjective not in harmony
    inharmonious.

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ferenc_molnar

  • noun Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
    Molnar.

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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bloody

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

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ironical

  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironic.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit

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stern

  • noun the rear part of a ship
    poop; quarter; after part; tail.
  • noun United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
    Isaac Stern.

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conniving

  • adjective satellite acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
    collusive.
  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
    connive.

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unresponsiveness

  • noun the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
    deadness.
    • she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident
    • in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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laughable

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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stingy

  • adjective unwilling to spend
    ungenerous.
    • she practices economy without being stingy
    • an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds
  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    scrimpy; meager; meagerly; meagre.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare

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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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sympathetic

  • adjective of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
    • sympathetic neurons
    • sympathetic stimulation
  • adjective expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
    • sympathetic to the students' cause
    • a sympathetic observer
    • a sympathetic gesture

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william_butler_yeats

  • noun Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
    W. B. Yeats; Yeats.

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from

Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.
Experience from the time past to the time present. Bacon.
The song began from Jove. Drpden.
From high Mæonia's rocky shores I came. Addison.
If the wind blow any way from shore. Shak.
From sometimes denotes away from, remote from, inconsistent with. "Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing." Shak. From, when joined with another preposition or an adverb, gives an opportunity for abbreviating the sentence. "There followed him great multitudes of people . . . from [the land] beyond Jordan." Math. iv. 25. In certain constructions, as from forth, from out, etc., the ordinary and more obvious arrangment is inverted, the sense being more distinctly forth from, out from -- from being virtually the governing preposition, and the word the adverb. See From off, under Off, adv., and From afar, under Afar, adv.
Sudden partings such as press The life from out young hearts. Byron.

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ferociousness

  • noun the trait of extreme cruelty
    savagery; viciousness; brutality.

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john_dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.

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distinct

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    distinguishable.
    • plants of several distinct types
    • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
    • gold is distinct from iron
    • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
    • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees
  • adjective easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    • a distinct flavor
    • a distinct odor of turpentine
    • a distinct outline
    • the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette
    • distinct fingerprints

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angry

  • adjective feeling or showing anger
    • angry at the weather
    • angry customers
    • an angry silence
    • sending angry letters to the papers
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; wild; tempestuous.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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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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john_osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    John James Osborne; Osborne.

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nocent

  • adjective satellite having a tendency to cause harm

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prejudicious

  • adjective tending to favor preconceived ideas
    prejudicial.
    • the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population
  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    prejudicial; detrimental; damaging.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant

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loving

  • adjective feeling or showing love and affection
    • loving parents
    • loving glances
  • verb have a great affection or liking for
    love.
    • I love French food
    • She loves her boss and works hard for him

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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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chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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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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stabbing

  • adjective satellite causing physical or especially psychological injury
    wounding.
    • a stabbing remark
    • wounding and false charges of disloyalty
  • verb use a knife on
    stab; knife.
    • The victim was knifed to death

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shakespearian

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearean.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearean.
    • Shakespearean plays

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on

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

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ruthless

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    unpitying; remorseless; pitiless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty

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malefic

  • adjective satellite having or exerting a malignant influence
    malign; evil; malevolent.
    • malevolent stars
    • a malefic force

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pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt.
  • noun English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806)
    Pitt the Younger; Second Earl of Chatham; William Pitt.

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seriocomedy

  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    tragicomedy.

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murderousness

  • noun a bloodthirsty hatred arousing murderous impulses
  • noun cruelty evidence by a capability to commit murder

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opposing

  • adjective satellite characterized by active hostility
    opponent.
    • opponent (or opposing) armies
  • verb be against; express opposition to
    oppose.
    • We oppose the ban on abortion

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virulence

  • noun extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)
    virulency.
    • the virulence of the plague
  • noun extreme hostility
    virulency.
    • the virulence of the malicious old man

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magnanimous

  • adjective satellite noble and generous in spirit
    greathearted.
    • a greathearted general
    • a magnanimous conqueror
  • adjective satellite generous and understanding and tolerant
    large; big.
    • a heart big enough to hold no grudges
    • that's very big of you to be so forgiving
    • a large and generous spirit
    • a large heart
    • magnanimous toward his enemies

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unsuited

  • adjective satellite not easy to combine harmoniously
    mismated; ill-sorted; incompatible.

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benignant

  • adjective pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
    benign.
    • a benign smile
    • the benign sky
    • the benign influence of pure air
  • adjective satellite characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
    gracious.
    • our benignant king

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disharmonious

  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony
    discordant; dissonant; inharmonic.

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beetle-browed

  • adjective satellite sullen or unfriendly in appearance
    scowling.

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meek

  • adjective satellite humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
    mild; modest.
    • meek and self-effacing
  • adjective satellite very docile
    tame.
    • tame obedience
    • meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

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abrasiveness

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

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hebbel

  • noun German dramatist (1813-1863)
    Friedrich Hebbel; Christian Friedrich Hebbel.

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melodrama

  • noun an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization

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too-generous

  • adjective satellite very generous
    overgenerous; unstinting; unstinted; lavish; munificent; unsparing.
    • distributed gifts with a lavish hand
    • the critics were lavish in their praise
    • a munificent gift
    • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
    • prodigal praise
    • unsparing generosity
    • his unstinted devotion
    • called for unstinting aid to Britain

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cherubic

  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    seraphic; angelic; angelical; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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sour

  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    tartness; sourness.

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gilbertian

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the style of William S. Gilbert
    • Gilbertian libretti
  • adjective satellite wildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas
    • a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings"- T.C.Worsley

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tragic

  • adjective satellite very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    tragical.
    • a tragic face
    • a tragic plight
    • a tragic accident
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy
    • tragic hero

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internecine

  • adjective satellite (of conflict) within a group or organization
    • an internecine feud among proxy holders
  • adjective satellite characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides
    • internecine war

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william_wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    Wycherley.

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untactful

  • adjective lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
    tactless.
    • in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age

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embarrassing

  • adjective satellite hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
    unenviable; awkward; sticky.
    • awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
    • an awkward pause followed his remark
    • a sticky question
    • in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    embarrass; abash.

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callosity

  • noun an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
    callus.
  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    callousness; insensibility; hardness; unfeelingness.

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severity

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severeness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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stinging

  • noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    sting.
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
  • verb cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    bite; burn; sting.
    • The sun burned his face

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heartless

  • adjective lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
    hardhearted.
  • adjective satellite devoid of courage or enthusiasm

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aeschylean

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Aeschylus

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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ironic

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironical; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironical.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely

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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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intransigent

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

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merry

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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ungrudging

  • adjective satellite without envy or reluctance
    • ungrudging admiration

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maleficent

  • adjective harmful or evil in intent or effect

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sharp

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

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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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distinguishable

  • adjective capable of being perceived as different or distinct
    • only the shine of their metal was distinguishable in the gloom
    • a project distinguishable into four stages of progress
    • distinguishable differences between the twins
  • adjective satellite (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    distinct.
    • plants of several distinct types
    • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
    • gold is distinct from iron
    • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
    • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees

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calumnious

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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obnoxious

  • adjective satellite causing disapproval or protest
    objectionable.
    • a vulgar and objectionable person

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farce

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    forcemeat.

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acrimony

  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness; jaundice.

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unconsidered

  • adjective satellite without proper consideration or reflection
    inconsiderate.
    • slovenly inconsiderate reasoning
    • unconsidered words
    • prejudice is the holding of unconsidered opinions

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andre_paul_guillaume_gide

  • noun French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
    Andre Gide; Gide.

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immune

  • noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • adjective relating to the condition of immunity
    • the immune system

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hot

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

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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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william_shakespeare

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; William Shakspere; Shakspere; Shakespeare.

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pachydermatous

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms
    pachydermic; pachydermous; pachydermal.
  • adjective satellite emotionally hardened
    indurate; callous.
    • a callous indifference to suffering
    • cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion

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closet_drama

  • noun drama more suitable for reading that for performing

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comedy

  • noun light and humorous drama with a happy ending
  • noun a comic incident or series of incidents
    funniness; drollery; clowning.

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henrik_johan_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen.

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abrasive

  • noun a substance that abrades or wears down
    abradant; abrasive material.
  • adjective satellite causing abrasion
    scratchy.

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inconsiderateness

  • noun the quality of failing to be considerate of others
    inconsideration; thoughtlessness.

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incongruousness

  • noun the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
    incongruity.

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inconsideration

  • noun the quality of failing to be considerate of others
    inconsiderateness; thoughtlessness.

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variant

  • noun an event that departs from expectations
    variance; discrepancy.
  • noun (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
    strain; var.; form.
    • a new strain of microorganisms

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vicious

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; barbarous; 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 having the nature of vice
    evil.

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rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan; Terence Rattigan.

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sir_terence_mervyn_rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Terence Rattigan; Rattigan.

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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numb

  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; blunt; dull.
    • The shock numbed her senses
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; asleep.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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albee

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Edward Albee; Edward Franklin Albeen.

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bertolt_brecht

  • noun German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
    Brecht.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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situation_comedy

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    sitcom.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    sitcom.

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malevolent

  • adjective satellite wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
    • a gossipy malevolent old woman
    • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful
  • adjective satellite having or exerting a malignant influence
    malign; malefic; evil.
    • malevolent stars
    • a malefic force

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disagreeable

  • adjective not to your liking
    • a disagreeable situation
  • adjective satellite unpleasant to interact with
    • a disagreeable old man

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kind-hearted

  • adjective satellite having or proceeding from an innately kind disposition
    kindhearted.
    • a generous and kindhearted teacher

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marstan

  • noun English playwright (1575-1634)
    John Marstan.

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unsavoury

  • adjective morally offensive
    offensive; unsavory.
    • an unsavory reputation
    • an unsavory scandal
  • adjective satellite not pleasing in odor or taste
    distasteful; unsavory.

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inclement

  • adjective (of weather or climate) severe
  • adjective used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy
    • the harsh sentence of an inclement judge

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john_marstan

  • noun English playwright (1575-1634)
    Marstan.

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unlikable

  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
    unlikeable; unsympathetic; unappealing.
    • all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic
  • adjective satellite difficult or impossible to like
    unlikeable.
    • a disagreeable and unlikable old woman

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marvin_neil_simon

  • noun United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
    Simon; Neil Simon.

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furious

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme and violent energy
    fierce; ferocious; savage.
    • a ferocious beating
    • fierce fighting
    • a furious battle
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    enraged; angered; maddened; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd

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anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Jean Anouilh.

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minded

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

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unappeasable

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

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exclusive

  • noun a news report that is reported first by one news organization
    scoop.
    • he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials
  • adjective satellite not divided or shared with others
    sole.
    • they have exclusive use of the machine
    • sole rights of publication

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hardhearted

  • adjective lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
    heartless.
  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling for others
    unfeeling; stonyhearted.
    • an unfeeling wretch

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enraged

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; angered; maddened; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb put into a rage; make violently angry
    enrage.

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unpalatable

  • adjective not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
    • an unpalatable meal
    • unpalatable truths
    • unpalatable behavior

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calculative

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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black_comedy

  • noun comedy that uses black humor

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sam_shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Shepard.

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ghastly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • 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
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; charnel.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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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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brittle

  • noun caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
    toffy; toffee.
  • adjective satellite having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
    brickle; brickly.
    • brittle bones
    • glass is brittle
    • `brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal

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blooded

  • adjective satellite of unmixed ancestry
    full-blood; full-blooded.
    • full-blooded Native American
    • blooded Jersies
  • verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
    blood.

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nasty

  • adjective offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    awful.
    • in a nasty mood
    • a nasty accident
    • a nasty shock
    • a nasty smell
    • a nasty trick to pull
    • Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound
  • adjective satellite exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    tight.
    • a nasty problem
    • a good man to have on your side in a tight situation

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thoughtfulness

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; musing.
  • noun kind and considerate regard for others
    consideration; considerateness.
    • he showed no consideration for her feelings

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hardheartedness

  • noun an absence of concern for the welfare of others
    heartlessness; coldheartedness.

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t._s._eliot

  • noun British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
    Thomas Stearns Eliot; Eliot.

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george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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wrack

  • noun dried seaweed especially that cast ashore
  • noun the destruction or collapse of something
    rack.
    • wrack and ruin

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remorseless

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    ruthless; unpitying; pitiless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty

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vehement

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    fierce; tearing; trigger-happy; violent.
    • fierce loyalty
    • in a tearing rage
    • vehement dislike
    • violent passions
  • adjective satellite characterized by great force or energy
    • vehement deluges of rain
    • vehement clapping
    • a vehement defense

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buffoonish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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verminous

  • adjective satellite of the nature of vermin; very offensive or repulsive

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belligerent

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; fighter; battler.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
    aggressive.
    • aggressive acts against another country
    • a belligerent tone

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carlo_goldoni

  • noun prolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793)
    Goldoni.

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havel

  • noun Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
    Vaclav Havel.

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thornton_wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Niven Wilder; Wilder.

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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disparate

  • adjective satellite fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
    • such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing
    • disparate ideas
  • adjective satellite including markedly dissimilar elements
    • a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers

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homicidal

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being
    murderous.
    • a homicidal rage
    • murderous thugs

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insensibility

  • noun a lack of sensibility
  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    callousness; callosity; hardness; unfeelingness.

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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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flint

  • noun a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony
  • noun a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
    Flint River.

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frigid

  • adjective satellite sexually unresponsive
    cold.
    • was cold to his advances
    • a frigid woman
  • adjective satellite extremely cold
    polar; arctic; icy; gelid; glacial.
    • an arctic climate
    • a frigid day
    • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
    • glacial winds
    • icy hands
    • polar weather

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sorted

  • adjective satellite arranged according to size
  • verb examine in order to test suitability
    sort; screen; screen out; sieve.
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants

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unpitying

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    ruthless; remorseless; pitiless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty

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howard_lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Lindsay.

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risible

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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goethean

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Goethe
    Goethian.

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unsympathising

  • adjective satellite not showing or expressing sympathy
    unsympathizing.
    • an uncharitable and unsympathizing attitude

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eugene_gladstone_o'neill

  • noun United States playwright (1888-1953)
    O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill.

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mirthful

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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unmerciful

  • adjective having or showing no mercy
    merciless.
    • the merciless enemy
    • a merciless critic
    • gave him a merciless beating

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clifford_odets

  • noun United States playwright (1906-1963)
    Odets.

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tactless

  • adjective lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
    untactful.
    • in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age
  • adjective satellite revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse
    inept.
    • an inept remark
    • it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable

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lessing

  • noun German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
  • noun English author of novels and short stories who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (born in 1919)
    Doris May Lessing; Doris Lessing.

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calderon

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon de la Barca.

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boisterous

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; rumbustious; robustious; unruly.
    • 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
  • adjective satellite full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
    knockabout.
    • boisterous practical jokes
    • knockabout comedy

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uncompassionate

  • adjective lacking compassion or feeling for others
    • nor silver-shedding tears could penetrate her uncompassionate sire"- Shakespeare

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yeatsian

  • adjective in the manner of William Butler Yeats

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eliot

  • noun British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
    T. S. Eliot; Thomas Stearns Eliot.
  • noun British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)
    George Eliot; Mary Ann Evans.

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forthright

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation
  • adverb directly and without evasion; not roundabout
    squarely; forthrightly.
    • to face a problem squarely
    • the responsibility lies squarely with them
    • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point

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obdurate

  • adjective satellite stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
    unrepentant; obstinate; cussed.
  • adjective satellite showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
    flint; flinty; granitic; stony.
    • his flinty gaze
    • the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart

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dour

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

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nettlesome

  • adjective satellite causing irritation or annoyance
    pestering; plaguey; plaguy; galling; teasing; vexing; pesky; bothersome; vexatious; annoying; pestiferous; irritating.
    • 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
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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jocund

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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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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mercilessness

  • noun feelings of extreme heartlessness
    pitilessness; cruelty; ruthlessness.
  • noun inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
    unmercifulness.

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george_dibdin_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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beetle

  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    mallet.

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tragicomic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
    • a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama
  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomical.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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more

  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.
  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon

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ungenerous

  • adjective lacking in magnanimity
    meanspirited.
    • it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.
    • a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive
  • adjective unwilling to spend
    stingy.
    • she practices economy without being stingy
    • an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

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large

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

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sitcom

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    situation comedy.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    situation comedy.

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misanthropical

  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropic; cynical.
  • adjective satellite hating mankind in general
    misanthropic.

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infuriated

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; enraged; angered; maddened.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb make furious
    infuriate; incense; exasperate.

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dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Decker; Thomas Decker; Thomas Dekker.

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god

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

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irony

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
  • noun incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    • the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated

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tough-skinned

  • adjective satellite having a relatively tough outer covering
  • adjective satellite insensitive to criticism
    thick-skinned.

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jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Giraudoux.

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discouraging

  • adjective depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
    • where never is heard a discouraging word
  • verb try to prevent; show opposition to
    discourage; deter.
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth

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jolly

  • noun a happy party
  • noun a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    jolly boat.

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unsympathetic

  • adjective not sympathetic or disposed toward
    • unsympathetic officialdom
    • people unsympathetic to the revolution
    • his dignity made him seem aloof and unsympathetic
  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
    unlikeable; unlikable; unappealing.
    • all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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augustin_eugene_scribe

  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Scribe.

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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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ruinous

  • adjective satellite extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
    catastrophic.
    • a catastrophic depression
    • catastrophic illness
    • a ruinous course of action
  • adjective satellite causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
    blasting.
    • the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit
    • the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces
    • a ruinous war

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luigi_pirandello

  • noun Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
    Pirandello.

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savourless

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savorless; bland; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea

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bloody-minded

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

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soulless

  • adjective satellite lacking sensitivity or the capacity for deep feeling

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ungregarious

  • adjective (of plants) growing together in groups that are not close together
  • adjective (of animals) not gregarious

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nonsympathizer

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tasteless

  • adjective lacking flavor
  • adjective lacking aesthetic or social taste

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frank

  • noun a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    dog; hot dog; wiener; wienerwurst; frankfurter; weenie; hotdog.
  • noun a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

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odoriferous

  • adjective satellite morally offensive
    • odoriferous legislation
  • adjective satellite emitting an odor
    odorous.
    • odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack

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coldhearted

  • adjective lacking in sympathy or feeling

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brow

  • noun the part of the face above the eyes
    forehead.
  • noun the arch of hair above each eye
    supercilium; eyebrow.

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pleasant

  • adjective affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
    • we had a pleasant evening together
    • a pleasant scene
    • pleasant sensations
  • adjective satellite (of persons) having pleasing manners or behavior
    • I didn't enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around

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unfriendly

  • adjective not easy to understand or use
    • user-unfriendly
  • adjective not disposed to friendship or friendliness
    • an unfriendly coldness of manner
    • an unfriendly action to take

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heartlessness

  • noun an absence of concern for the welfare of others
    hardheartedness; coldheartedness.

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displeasing

  • adjective causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
  • verb give displeasure to
    displease.

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terence_rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan; Rattigan.

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plainspoken

  • adjective satellite using simple and direct language
    • a plainspoken country doctor
  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; candid; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation

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dissonant

  • adjective satellite characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved
    unresolved.
  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony
    disharmonious; discordant; inharmonic.

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good-hearted

  • adjective satellite showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    sympathetic; kindly; benevolent; large-hearted; charitable; openhearted.
    • was charitable in his opinions of others
    • kindly criticism
    • a kindly act
    • sympathetic words
    • a large-hearted mentor

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cervantes_saavedra

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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jubilant

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; exultant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout
  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; joyful; gleeful.
    • a joyful heart

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merciless

  • adjective having or showing no mercy
    unmerciful.
    • the merciless enemy
    • a merciless critic
    • gave him a merciless beating

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hostile

  • noun troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
    • the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles
  • adjective characterized by enmity or ill will
    • a hostile nation
    • a hostile remark
    • hostile actions

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aristophanes

  • noun an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)

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galling

  • adjective satellite causing irritation or annoyance
    pestering; nettlesome; plaguey; plaguy; teasing; vexing; pesky; bothersome; vexatious; annoying; pestiferous; irritating.
    • 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 become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
    chafe; gall; fret.

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at_odds

  • adjective satellite in disagreement
    conflicting; self-contradictory; contradictory.
    • the figures are at odds with our findings
    • contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley

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samuel_beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Beckett.

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loggerhead

  • noun a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
    bonehead; shithead; hammerhead; dunce; knucklehead; dunderhead; blockhead; fuckhead; dumbass; lunkhead; numskull; muttonhead.
  • noun very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
    loggerhead turtle; Caretta caretta.

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chilly

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  • adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham

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middleton

  • noun English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)
    Thomas Middleton.

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cyrano_de_bergerac

  • noun a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
    Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac.

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bothersome

  • adjective satellite causing irritation or annoyance
    pestering; nettlesome; plaguey; plaguy; galling; teasing; vexing; pesky; vexatious; annoying; pestiferous; irritating.
    • 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

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mortal

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

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lope_felix_de_vega_carpio

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Vega.

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strindberg

  • noun Swedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912)
    Johan August Strindberg; August Strindberg.

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maddened

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; enraged; angered; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
    madden; craze.

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commedia

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lillian_hellman

  • noun United States playwright; her plays were often indictments of injustice (1905-1984)
    Hellman.

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angelic

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelical.
    • angelic messenger

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rigourousness

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun excessive sternness
    harshness; stiffness; severity; severeness; inclemency; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; hardness.
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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spoken

  • adjective uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination
    • a spoken message
    • the spoken language
    • a soft-spoken person
    • sharp-spoken
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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god-awful

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant
    hellish; beastly.
    • hellish weather
    • stop that god-awful racket

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anton_chekov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov.

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hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor Hugo; Victor-Marie Hugo.

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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brute

  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; wildcat.
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; beast; animal; fauna; creature.

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victor_hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor-Marie Hugo; Hugo.

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ben_jonson

  • noun English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
    Jonson; Benjamin Jonson.

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humourous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humorous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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elmer_leopold_rice

  • noun United States playwright (1892-1967)
    Elmer Rice; Rice; Elmer Reizenstein.

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inharmonious

  • adjective not in harmony
    unharmonious.
  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony of parts
    • an inharmonious (or incongruous) mixture of architectural styles

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thomas_middleton

  • noun English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)
    Middleton.

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blank

  • noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    space.
    • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
  • noun a blank gap or missing part
    lacuna.

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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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capek

  • noun Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938)
    Karel Capek.

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fry

  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Roger Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.
  • noun English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
    Christopher Fry.

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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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ruthlessness

  • noun mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity
    pitilessness.
  • noun feelings of extreme heartlessness
    pitilessness; mercilessness; cruelty.

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thoughtless

  • adjective showing lack of careful thought
    • the debate turned into thoughtless bickering
  • adjective satellite without care or thought for others; `Let them eat cake'"
    unthinking; uncaring.
    • the thoughtless saying of a great princess on being informed that the people had no bread

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commedia_dell'arte

  • noun Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters

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pinter

  • noun English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)
    Harold Pinter.

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merciful

  • adjective showing or giving mercy
    • sought merciful treatment for the captives
    • a merciful god
  • adjective satellite (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
    • our merciful king

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denigrative

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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callous

  • verb make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
    cauterise; cauterize.
  • adjective satellite emotionally hardened
    pachydermatous; indurate.
    • a callous indifference to suffering
    • cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion

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karel_capek

  • noun Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938)
    Capek.

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out_or_keeping

  • adjective satellite not in keeping with what is correct or proper
    unfitting; incompatible; inappropriate.
    • completely inappropriate behavior

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too

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; overly.
    • too big
  • adverb in addition
    also; as well; besides; likewise.
    • he has a Mercedes, too

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barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie.

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giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Jean Giraudoux.

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bitter

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

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damaging

  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    prejudicial; detrimental; prejudicious.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant
  • verb inflict damage upon
    damage.
    • The snow damaged the roof
    • She damaged the car when she hit the tree

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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marlowe

  • noun English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    Christopher Marlowe.
  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Philip Marlowe.

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uproarious

  • adjective satellite uncontrollably noisy
    rackety; rip-roaring.
  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; hilarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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sir_noel_pierce_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Noel Coward.

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fugard

  • noun South African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932)
    Athol Fugard.

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hurtful

  • adjective satellite causing hurt
    • her hurtful unconsidered words
  • adjective satellite harmful to living things
    deleterious; injurious.
    • deleterious chemical additives

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misanthropic

  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropical; cynical.
  • adjective satellite hating mankind in general
    misanthropical.

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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william_shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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vitriol

  • noun (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
    oil of vitriol; sulfuric acid; sulphuric acid.
  • noun abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
    invective; vituperation.

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bernd_heinrich_wilhelm_von_kleist

  • noun German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
    Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist.

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ungrateful

  • adjective not feeling or showing gratitude
    thankless; unthankful.
    • ungrateful heirs
    • How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!"- Shakespeare
  • adjective satellite disagreeable
    • I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure"- Abraham Lincoln

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kind

  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; form; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
  • adjective having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
    • kind to sick patients
    • a kind master
    • kind words showing understanding and sympathy
    • thanked her for her kind letter

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savagery

  • noun the property of being untamed and ferocious
    savageness.
    • the coastline is littered with testaments to the savageness of the waters
    • a craving for barbaric splendor, for savagery and color and the throb of drums
  • noun the trait of extreme cruelty
    viciousness; ferociousness; brutality.

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kindly

  • adjective satellite showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    sympathetic; benevolent; large-hearted; charitable; good-hearted; openhearted.
    • was charitable in his opinions of others
    • kindly criticism
    • a kindly act
    • sympathetic words
    • a large-hearted mentor
  • adjective satellite pleasant and agreeable
    • a kindly climate
    • kindly breeze

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shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Sam Shepard.
  • noun astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
    Alan Shepard; Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr..

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sir_james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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corneille

  • noun French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684)
    Pierre Corneille.

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unsweet

  • adjective satellite (of champagne) moderately dry
    sec.
  • adjective satellite distasteful
    • he found life unsweet

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anton_pavlovich_chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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bitterness

  • noun a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
    gall; rancour; rancor; resentment.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; acerbity; thorniness; jaundice.

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outrageous

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    hideous; horrific; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; exorbitant; unconscionable; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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sulfurous

  • adjective of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
    sulphurous.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; 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

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contrary

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    reverse; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun exact opposition
    • public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty

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fletcher

  • noun prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
    John Fletcher.

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iron

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

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unforgiving

  • adjective unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
    • a surly unforgiving old woman
  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood

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opponent

  • noun a contestant that you are matched against
    opposite; opposition.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; antagonist.

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frigidness

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidity.
  • noun the absence of heat
    cold; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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jonson

  • noun English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
    Ben Jonson; Benjamin Jonson.

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dark_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor; a comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements

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unappetising

  • adjective not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste
    unappetizing.

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false

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

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polemic

  • noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    polemist; polemicist.
  • noun a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

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inclemency

  • noun weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
    bad weather; inclementness.
  • noun excessive sternness
    harshness; stiffness; severity; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; hardness; rigourousness.
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp

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straight-from-the-shoulder

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; outspoken; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation

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pitilessness

  • noun feelings of extreme heartlessness
    mercilessness; cruelty; ruthlessness.
  • noun mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity
    ruthlessness.

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w._b._yeats

  • noun Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
    Yeats; William Butler Yeats.

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sad

  • adjective experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
    • feeling sad because his dog had died
    • Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
  • adjective satellite of things that make you feel sad
    • sad news
    • she doesn't like sad movies
    • it was a very sad story
    • When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti

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antagonistic

  • adjective satellite indicating opposition or resistance
    counter.
  • adjective satellite characterized by antagonism or antipathy
    antipathetic; antipathetical.
    • slaves antagonistic to their masters
    • antipathetic factions within the party

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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unappetizing

  • adjective not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste
    unappetising.

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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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nonflavored

  • adjective satellite without flavoring added
    unflavored; nonflavoured; unflavoured.

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unaffected

  • adjective undergoing no change when acted upon
    • entirely unaffected by each other's writings
    • fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    insensible.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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richard_brinsley_sheridan

  • noun Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)
    Sheridan.

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pirandello

  • noun Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
    Luigi Pirandello.

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unfeelingness

  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    callousness; insensibility; callosity; hardness.

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rice

  • noun grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
  • noun annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

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adamantine

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

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arthur_miller

  • noun United States playwright (1915-2005)
    Miller.

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self

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

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large-hearted

  • adjective satellite showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    sympathetic; kindly; benevolent; charitable; good-hearted; openhearted.
    • was charitable in his opinions of others
    • kindly criticism
    • a kindly act
    • sympathetic words
    • a large-hearted mentor

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severe

  • adjective satellite intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
    terrible; wicked.
    • severe pain
    • a severe case of flu
    • a terrible cough
    • under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
    • a wicked cough
  • adjective satellite very strong or vigorous
    knockout; hard.
    • strong winds
    • a hard left to the chin
    • a knockout punch
    • a severe blow

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forester

  • noun English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
    C. S. Forester; Cecil Scott Forester.
  • noun someone trained in forestry
    tree farmer; arboriculturist.

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angelical

  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelic.
    • angelic messenger
  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    cherubic; seraphic; angelic; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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victor-marie_hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor Hugo; Hugo.

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hale

  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.
  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
    George Ellery Hale.

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frederico_garcia_lorca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
    Lorca; Garcia Lorca.

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case-hardened

  • adjective satellite used of persons; emotionally hardened
    hard-boiled; hardened.
    • faced a case-hardened judge

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mamet

  • noun United States playwright (born in 1947)
    David Mamet.

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eugene_ionesco

  • noun French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
    Ionesco.

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blunt

  • verb make less intense
    • blunted emotions
  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; dull; numb.
    • The shock numbed her senses

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divers

  • adjective satellite many and different
    diverse.
    • tourist offices of divers nationalities
    • a person of diverse talents
  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; underwater diver; diver.

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bloodsucking

  • adjective satellite drawing blood from the body of another
    • a plague of bloodsucking insects
  • adjective satellite of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
    parasitical; parasitic; leechlike.
    • a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses
    • parasitic vines that strangle the trees
    • bloodsucking blackmailer
    • his indolent leechlike existence

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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thornton_niven_wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Wilder; Wilder.

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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skinned

  • adjective having skin of a specified kind
  • verb climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    shin; shinny; skin; sputter; clamber; scramble; struggle.

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thick-skinned

  • adjective satellite insensitive to criticism
    tough-skinned.

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menander

  • noun comic dramatist of ancient Greece (342-292 BC)

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opposite

  • noun a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    opposite word; antonym.
    • to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'
  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; reverse.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

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goethian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Goethe
    Goethean.

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calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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vexing

  • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
    exasperating; maddening; infuriating.
    • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
    • I've had an exasperating day
    • her infuriating indifference
    • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
  • 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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stonyhearted

  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling for others
    unfeeling; hardhearted.
    • an unfeeling wretch

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harmful

  • adjective causing or capable of causing harm
    • too much sun is harmful to the skin
    • harmful effects of smoking

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luce

  • noun United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
    Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Luce.
  • noun United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
    Clare Booth Luce.

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vega

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Lope Felix de Vega Carpio.
  • noun the brightest star in the constellation Lyra

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rigor

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

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libellous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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stressful

  • adjective satellite extremely irritating to the nerves
    nerve-racking; trying; nerve-wracking.
    • nerve-racking noise
    • the stressful days before a war
    • a trying day at the office

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munificent

  • adjective satellite very generous
    overgenerous; unstinting; unstinted; lavish; too-generous; unsparing.
    • distributed gifts with a lavish hand
    • the critics were lavish in their praise
    • a munificent gift
    • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
    • prodigal praise
    • unsparing generosity
    • his unstinted devotion
    • called for unstinting aid to Britain

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bloodthirsty

  • adjective satellite marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
    bloody-minded; sanguinary.
    • bloody-minded tyrants
    • bloodthirsty yells
    • went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson

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unsparing

  • adjective satellite very generous
    overgenerous; unstinting; unstinted; lavish; munificent; too-generous.
    • distributed gifts with a lavish hand
    • the critics were lavish in their praise
    • a munificent gift
    • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
    • prodigal praise
    • unsparing generosity
    • his unstinted devotion
    • called for unstinting aid to Britain
  • adjective satellite not forbearing; ruthless
    • an unsparing critic

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lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Howard Lindsay.
  • noun United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)
    Nicholas Vachel Lindsay; Vachel Lindsay.

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inexorable

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

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anton_pavlovich_chekov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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horrid

  • adjective satellite exceedingly bad
    • when she was bad she was horrid
  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; hideous; horrific.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry

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adopt

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; espouse.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; take up; borrow.

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slaughterous

  • adjective satellite accompanied by bloodshed
    gory; sanguineous; sanguinary; butcherly.
    • this bitter and sanguinary war

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pernicious

  • adjective satellite exceedingly harmful
    deadly; baneful; pestilent.
  • adjective satellite working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
    subtle; insidious.
    • glaucoma is an insidious disease
    • a subtle poison

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charitable

  • adjective relating to or characterized by charity
    • a charitable foundation
  • adjective full of love and generosity
    • charitable to the poor
    • a charitable trust

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ridiculous

  • adjective satellite inspiring scornful pity
    silly; pathetic.
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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oscar_wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde; Wilde.

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plague

  • noun a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
    pestilence; pestis; pest.
  • noun any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    pestilence; pest.

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robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Robert Robinson; Sir Robert Robinson.
  • noun United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
    Sugar Ray Robinson; Walker Smith; Ray Robinson.

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dramatic_play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway

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euripides

  • noun one of the greatest tragic dramatists of ancient Greece (480-406 BC)

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acerbic

  • adjective satellite sour or bitter in taste
    acerb; astringent.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acrid; vitriolic; 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

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mellisonant

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellifluous; honeyed; dulcet.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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edmond_rostand

  • noun French dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868-1918)
    Rostand.

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miguel_de_cervantes_saavedra

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes; Cervantes Saavedra.

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clownish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    zany; buffoonish; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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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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shakespearean

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearian.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearian.
    • Shakespearean plays

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diametric

  • adjective related to or along a diameter
    diametrical; diametral.
    • the diametral plane
  • adjective satellite characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    polar; diametrical; opposite.
    • in diametric contradiction to his claims
    • diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    • opposite meanings
    • extreme and indefensible polar positions

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inconsistent

  • adjective displaying a lack of consistency
    • inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time
    • inconsistent with the roadmap
  • adjective satellite not capable of being made consistent or harmonious
    • inconsistent accounts

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tennessee_williams

  • noun United States playwright (1911-1983)
    Williams; Thomas Lanier Williams.

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subtle

  • adjective satellite difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    elusive.
    • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    • a subtle difference
    • that elusive thing the soul
  • adjective satellite able to make fine distinctions
    • a subtle mind

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baneful

  • adjective satellite exceedingly harmful
    deadly; pestilent; pernicious.
  • adjective satellite deadly or sinister
    baleful.
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look

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senecan

  • adjective of or relating to or like or in the manner of the Roman Seneca

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sophocles

  • noun one of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC)

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seriocomical

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomic.
    • a seriocomic novel

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george_dibdin-pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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unkind

  • adjective lacking kindness
    • a thoughtless and unkind remark
    • the unkindest cut of all
  • adjective satellite deficient in humane and kindly feelings
    pitiless.

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dramatize

  • verb put into dramatic form
    adopt; dramatise.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatise.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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unhappy

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    • unhappy over her departure
    • unhappy with her raise
    • after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence
    • had an unhappy time at school
    • the unhappy (or sad) news
    • he looks so sad
  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; dysphoric.

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antipathetical

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
    indisposed; loath; antipathetic; loth; averse.
    • antipathetic to new ideas
    • averse to taking risks
    • loath to go on such short notice
    • clearly indisposed to grant their request
  • adjective satellite characterized by antagonism or antipathy
    antagonistic; antipathetic.
    • slaves antagonistic to their masters
    • antipathetic factions within the party

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black

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

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roughshod

  • adjective satellite (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; barbarous; vicious; brutal; cruel; fell.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks

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inge

  • noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
    Gloomy Dean; William Ralph Inge.
  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    William Inge.

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hardened

  • adjective satellite used of persons; emotionally hardened
    case-hardened; hard-boiled.
    • faced a case-hardened judge
  • verb become hard or harder
    harden; indurate.
    • The wax hardened

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nonflavoured

  • adjective satellite without flavoring added
    unflavored; nonflavored; unflavoured.

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farce_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce.

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thomas_kid

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Thomas Kyd; Kid; Kyd.

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antithetical

  • adjective satellite sharply contrasted in character or purpose
    antithetic.
    • practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs
    • hope is antithetic to despair

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sanguinary

  • adjective satellite accompanied by bloodshed
    gory; sanguineous; slaughterous; butcherly.
    • this bitter and sanguinary war
  • adjective satellite marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
    bloody-minded; bloodthirsty.
    • bloody-minded tyrants
    • bloodthirsty yells
    • went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson

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severeness

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severity.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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kleist

  • noun German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
    Heinrich von Kleist; Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist.

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neil_simon

  • noun United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
    Simon; Marvin Neil Simon.

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loving-kindness

  • noun tender kindness motivated by a feeling of affection

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denigratory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    John Dryden.

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gide

  • noun French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
    Andre Gide; Andre Paul Guillaume Gide.

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dramatic_event

  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    drama.

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slanderous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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elmer_reizenstein

  • noun United States playwright (1892-1967)
    Elmer Rice; Rice; Elmer Leopold Rice.

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considerate

  • adjective showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
    • friends considerate enough to leave us alone

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brecht

  • noun German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
    Bertolt Brecht.

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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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goethe

  • noun German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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molnar

  • noun Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
    Ferenc Molnar.

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viciousness

  • noun the trait of extreme cruelty
    savagery; ferociousness; brutality.

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unsympathetically

  • adverb without sympathy; in an unsympathetic manner
    • the judge listened to the accused unsympathetically

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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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objectionable

  • adjective satellite causing disapproval or protest
    obnoxious.
    • a vulgar and objectionable person
  • adjective satellite liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to
    exceptionable.
    • a thoroughly unpleasant highly exceptionable piece of writing
    • found the politician's views objectionable

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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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inhumane

  • adjective lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"
    • humans are innately inhumane
    • biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used

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blood-filled

  • adjective satellite containing blood
    • the blood-filled centers of arteries and veins

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calumniatory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; defamatory.

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unappealing

  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
    unlikeable; unsympathetic; unlikable.
    • all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic
  • adjective not able to attract favorable attention
    • they have made the place as unappealing as possible
    • was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess

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frigidity

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidness.
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; cold; coldness; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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relentless

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

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insensible

  • adjective incapable of physical sensation
    • insensible to pain
    • insensible earth
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    unaffected.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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rigorousness

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun excessive sternness
    harshness; stiffness; severity; severeness; inclemency; rigor; rigour; hardness; rigourousness.
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp

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cynical

  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropic; misanthropical.

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travesty

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    farce; farce comedy.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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catastrophic

  • adjective satellite extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
    ruinous.
    • a catastrophic depression
    • catastrophic illness
    • a ruinous course of action

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unsympathizing

  • adjective satellite not showing or expressing sympathy
    unsympathising.
    • an uncharitable and unsympathizing attitude

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anderson

  • noun United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
    Sherwood Anderson.
  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Philip Warren Anderson; Philip Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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oscar_fingal_o'flahertie_wills_wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Wilde; Oscar Wilde.

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edward_franklin_albeen

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Albee; Edward Albee.

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bluntness

  • noun the quality of being direct and outspoken
    • the bluntness of a Yorkshireman
  • noun without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
    dullness.
    • the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible

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tom_stoppard

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Thomas Straussler; Sir Tom Stoppard; Stoppard.

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noel_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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tragicomical

  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomic.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman
  • adjective satellite having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
    tragicomic.
    • her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"--Joseph Conrad

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closet

  • noun a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
    cupboard.
  • noun a toilet in Britain
    W.C.; water closet; loo.

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inappropriate

  • adjective not suitable for a particular occasion etc
    • noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness
    • inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach
    • put inappropriate pressure on them
  • adjective satellite not in keeping with what is correct or proper
    unfitting; incompatible; out or keeping.
    • completely inappropriate behavior

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jocose

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; joking.

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tempestuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    stormy.
    • a stormy argument
    • a stormy marriage
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; angry; wild.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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thoughtlessness

  • noun the quality of failing to be considerate of others
    inconsiderateness; inconsideration.
  • noun the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
    unthoughtfulness.

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james_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; Barrie.

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osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    John James Osborne; John Osborne.

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various

  • adjective satellite of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
    assorted.
    • assorted sizes
    • his disguises are many and various
    • various experiments have failed to disprove the theory
    • cited various reasons for his behavior
  • adjective satellite considered individually
    respective; several.
    • the respective club members
    • specialists in their several fields
    • the various reports all agreed

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closed

  • adjective not open or affording passage or access
    • the many closed streets made travel difficult
    • our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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routine

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    modus operandi.
  • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    turn; bit; number; act.
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

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incompatibility

  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    mutual exclusiveness; repugnance; inconsistency.
  • noun (immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)

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openhearted

  • adjective satellite showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    sympathetic; kindly; benevolent; large-hearted; charitable; good-hearted.
    • was charitable in his opinions of others
    • kindly criticism
    • a kindly act
    • sympathetic words
    • a large-hearted mentor
  • adjective satellite freely communicative; candidly straightforward
    • openhearted advice

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spartan

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

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pitiless

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    ruthless; unpitying; remorseless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty
  • adjective satellite deficient in humane and kindly feelings
    unkind.

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disagreeableness

  • noun the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant
  • noun an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

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mismated

  • adjective satellite not easy to combine harmoniously
    unsuited; ill-sorted; incompatible.
  • verb provide with an unsuitable mate
    mismate.

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hippolyte_jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Giraudoux; Jean Giraudoux.

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harold_pinter

  • noun English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)
    Pinter.

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dramatization

  • noun conversion into dramatic form
    dramatisation.
    • the play was a dramatization of a short story
  • noun a dramatic representation
    dramatisation.

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jovial

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Jean-Paul Sartre.

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baleful

  • adjective satellite deadly or sinister
    baneful.
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look
  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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killing

  • noun an event that causes someone to die
    violent death.
  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; putting to death.

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plautus

  • noun comic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC)
    Titus Maccius Plautus.
  • noun a genus of Alcidae
    genus Plautus.

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hammy

  • adjective satellite affectedly dramatic; overacted

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william_inge

  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    Inge.

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farcical

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; ludicrous.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair

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maxwell_anderson

  • noun United States dramatist (1888-1959)
    Anderson.

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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antisocial

  • adjective satellite shunning contact with others; just shy"
    • standoffish and antisocial
    • he's not antisocial
  • adjective satellite hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
    asocial.
    • criminal behavior or conduct that violates the rights of other individuals is antisocial
    • crimes...and other asocial behavior
    • an antisocial deed

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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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unstinted

  • adjective satellite very generous
    overgenerous; unstinting; lavish; munificent; too-generous; unsparing.
    • distributed gifts with a lavish hand
    • the critics were lavish in their praise
    • a munificent gift
    • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
    • prodigal praise
    • unsparing generosity
    • his unstinted devotion
    • called for unstinting aid to Britain

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insidious

  • adjective satellite beguiling but harmful
    • insidious pleasures
  • adjective satellite intended to entrap

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wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde; Oscar Wilde.

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spiritless

  • adjective lacking ardor or vigor or energy
    • a spiritless reply to criticism
  • adjective satellite evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant
    meek.
    • compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others
    • a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott
    • she looked meek but had the heart of a lion
    • was submissive and subservient

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hart

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)
    Moss Hart.
  • noun United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895-1943)
    Lorenz Milton Hart; Lorenz Hart.

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pestiferous

  • adjective satellite contaminated with infecting organisms
    dirty.
    • dirty wounds
    • obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen
  • adjective satellite likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
    pestilential; plaguey; pestilent.
    • a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift
    • plaguey fevers

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unrelenting

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

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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flavorless

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

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unsympathizing

  • adjective satellite not showing or expressing sympathy
    unsympathising.
    • an uncharitable and unsympathizing attitude

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acridity

  • noun having an acrid smell
  • noun extreme bitterness
    acridness.
    • the acridity of alkali

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sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

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openhanded

  • adjective satellite given or giving freely
    liberal; giving; big; bountiful; freehanded; bighearted; bounteous; handsome.
    • was a big tipper
    • the bounteous goodness of God
    • bountiful compliments
    • a freehanded host
    • a handsome allowance
    • Saturday's child is loving and giving
    • a liberal backer of the arts
    • a munificent gift
    • her fond and openhanded grandfather

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teasing

  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    tantalization; ribbing; tease.
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent
  • noun playful vexation
    • the parody was just a form of teasing

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unneighbourly

  • adjective satellite not exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
    unneighborly.

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sherwood

  • noun United States playwright (1896-1955)
    Robert Emmet Sherwood.

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george_s._kaufman

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
    Kaufman; George Simon Kaufman.

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charnel

  • noun a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
    charnel house.
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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crouse

  • noun United States playwright (1893-1966)
    Russel Crouse.

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generousness

  • noun the trait of being willing to give your money or time
    generosity.

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acrid

  • adjective satellite strong and sharp
    pungent.
    • the pungent taste of radishes
    • the acrid smell of burning rubber
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; vitriolic; 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

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comical

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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honeyed

  • adjective satellite with honey added
    syrupy; honied.
  • verb sweeten with honey
    honey.

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publius_terentius_afer

  • noun dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)
    Terence.

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dramatisation

  • noun conversion into dramatic form
    dramatization.
    • the play was a dramatization of a short story
  • noun a dramatic representation
    dramatization.

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detrimental

  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    prejudicial; damaging; prejudicious.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant

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j._m._barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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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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histrionic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    melodramatic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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pedro_calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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gay

  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    homo; homosexual; homophile.
  • adjective satellite bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
    cheery; sunny.
    • a cheery hello
    • a gay sunny room
    • a sunny smile

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beastly

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant
    god-awful; hellish.
    • hellish weather
    • stop that god-awful racket
  • adjective satellite resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    brutish; bestial; brute; brutal.
    • beastly desires
    • a bestial nature
    • brute force
    • a dull and brutish man
    • bestial treatment of prisoners

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sepulchral

  • adjective of or relating to a sepulchre
    • sepulchral inscriptions
    • sepulchral monuments in churches
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    charnel; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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william_congreve

  • noun English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
    Congreve.

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flinty

  • adjective containing flint
  • adjective satellite showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
    obdurate; flint; granitic; stony.
    • his flinty gaze
    • the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart

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cruelty

  • noun a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
    inhuman treatment.
  • noun feelings of extreme heartlessness
    pitilessness; mercilessness; ruthlessness.

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shrewd

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; astute.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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ghoulish

  • adjective satellite suggesting the horror of death and decay
    morbid.
    • morbid details

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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hardness

  • noun the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
  • noun a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering
    • the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present

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gracious

  • adjective characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
    • gracious even to unexpected visitors
    • gracious living
    • he bears insult with gracious good humor
  • adjective satellite characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
    benignant.
    • our benignant king

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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libelous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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trigger-happy

  • adjective satellite irresponsible in the use of firearms
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    fierce; vehement; tearing; violent.
    • fierce loyalty
    • in a tearing rage
    • vehement dislike
    • violent passions

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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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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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bard_of_avon

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    William Shakspere; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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black_humor

  • noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
    black humour.

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disgustingness

  • noun extreme unpalatability to the mouth
    distastefulness; nauseatingness; unsavoriness; sickeningness.
  • noun the property of being extremely unacceptable to the mind
    unsavoriness.

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refractory

  • noun lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
    furnace lining.
  • adjective satellite not responding to treatment
    stubborn.
    • a stubborn infection
    • a refractory case of acne
    • stubborn rust stains

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tragedy

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  • noun drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

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bighearted

  • adjective satellite given or giving freely
    liberal; giving; big; openhanded; bountiful; freehanded; bounteous; handsome.
    • was a big tipper
    • the bounteous goodness of God
    • bountiful compliments
    • a freehanded host
    • a handsome allowance
    • Saturday's child is loving and giving
    • a liberal backer of the arts
    • a munificent gift
    • her fond and openhanded grandfather

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gotthold_ephraim_lessing

  • noun German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
    Lessing.

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unaccommodating

  • adjective not accommodating
    unobliging.
    • the unaccommodating bus driver pulled out while she was banging on the door
  • adjective satellite offering no assistance
    • rudely unaccommodating to the customers
    • icily neutral, disagreeably unhelpful

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rigour

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

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thorniness

  • noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
    bristliness; spininess; prickliness.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; jaundice.

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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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situation

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    state of affairs.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • noun a condition or position in which you find yourself
    position.
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation

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venomous

  • adjective satellite extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
    deadly; virulent.
    • venomous snakes
    • a virulent insect bite
  • adjective satellite marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
    poisonous; vicious.
    • poisonous hate
    • venomous criticism
    • vicious gossip

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ionesco

  • noun French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
    Eugene Ionesco.

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unkindly

  • adjective satellite lacking in sympathy and kindness
    unsympathetic.
    • unkindly ancts
  • adverb in an unkind manner or with unkindness
    • The teacher treats the children unkindly

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deadness

  • noun the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
    unresponsiveness.
    • she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident
    • in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away
  • noun the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity
    • he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls

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implacable

  • adjective incapable of being placated
    • an implacable enemy

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uncordial

  • adjective satellite lacking warmth or friendliness
    • looked uncordial as we approached

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unlikeable

  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings
    unsympathetic; unlikable; unappealing.
    • all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic
  • adjective satellite difficult or impossible to like
    unlikable.
    • a disagreeable and unlikable old woman

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unsavory

  • adjective morally offensive
    unsavoury; offensive.
    • an unsavory reputation
    • an unsavory scandal
  • adjective satellite not pleasing in odor or taste
    distasteful; unsavoury.

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inharmonic

  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony
    disharmonious; discordant; dissonant.

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steely

  • adjective satellite resembling steel as in hardness
    • steely eyes
    • steely nerves like those of a steeplejack
  • adjective satellite resembling steel in hardness

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wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    William Wycherley.

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stringent

  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    rigorous; tight.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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brutal

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; barbarous; vicious; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite harsh
    unrelenting.
    • the brutal summer sun
    • a brutal winter

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bestial

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

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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insensitive

  • adjective not responsive to physical stimuli
    • insensitive to radiation
  • adjective deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive
    • insensitive to the needs of the patients

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actable

  • adjective capable of being acted; suitable for the stage
    • an actable scene

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bounteous

  • adjective satellite given or giving freely
    liberal; giving; big; openhanded; bountiful; freehanded; bighearted; handsome.
    • was a big tipper
    • the bounteous goodness of God
    • bountiful compliments
    • a freehanded host
    • a handsome allowance
    • Saturday's child is loving and giving
    • a liberal backer of the arts
    • a munificent gift
    • her fond and openhanded grandfather

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funny

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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different

  • adjective unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
    • took different approaches to the problem
    • came to a different conclusion
    • different parts of the country
    • on different sides of the issue
    • this meeting was different from the earlier one
  • adjective satellite distinctly separate from the first
    • that's another (or different) issue altogether

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harsh

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly stern
    rough.
    • wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus
    • the nomad life is rough and hazardous
  • adjective satellite disagreeable to the senses
    • the harsh cry of a blue jay
    • harsh cognac
    • the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes
    • harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway

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sean_o'casey

  • noun Irish playwright (1880-1964)
    O'Casey.

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hardy

  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.
  • noun English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    Thomas Hardy.

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diametrical

  • adjective related to or along a diameter
    diametric; diametral.
    • the diametral plane
  • adjective satellite characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    polar; diametric; opposite.
    • in diametric contradiction to his claims
    • diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    • opposite meanings
    • extreme and indefensible polar positions

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