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unimaginative

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

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bacchant

  • noun someone who engages in drinking bouts
    bacchanal; drunken reveller; drunken reveler.
  • noun a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
    bacchanal.

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reprocess

  • verb use again after processing
    recycle; reuse.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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commercialisation

  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    commercialization.
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

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foul

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

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tensile

  • adjective of or relating to tension
    • tensile stress
    • tensile pull
  • adjective satellite capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    ductile; pliable; malleable; pliant; tractile.
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy

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land_development

  • noun making an area of land more useful

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short-change

  • verb cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    short.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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defraud

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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raison_d'etre

  • noun reason for being
  • noun the purpose that justifies a thing's existence

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recycle

  • verb cause to repeat a cycle
  • verb use again after processing
    reprocess; reuse.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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verbolatry

  • noun the worship of words
    word-worship; grammatolatry.

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fur

  • noun the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
    pelt.
  • noun dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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grueling

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

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long-wearing

  • adjective satellite capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay
    durable.
    • durable denim jeans

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getable

  • adjective satellite capable of being obtained
    gettable; obtainable; procurable.
    • savings of up to 50 percent are obtainable

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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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make-work

  • noun active work of little value
    busywork.
    • while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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fritter

  • noun small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
  • verb spend frivolously and unwisely
    shoot; fool; fool away; fritter away; dissipate; frivol away.
    • Fritter away one's inheritance

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enjoy

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    savor; savour; bask; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  • verb have benefit from
    • enjoy privileges

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ornamental

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

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pragmatic

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

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capitalisation

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalization.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalization.

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direct

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

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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colonialism

  • noun exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country

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profitability

  • noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
    profitableness; gainfulness; lucrativeness.

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consequent

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; accompanying; incidental; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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pragmatism

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

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beater

  • noun a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
  • noun an implement for beating

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fetish

  • noun a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body
    • common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear
  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; voodoo; hoodoo; fetich.

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groupie

  • noun an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)

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disposable

  • noun an item that can be disposed of after it has been used
  • adjective free or available for use or disposition
    • every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire
    • disposable assets

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undestroyable

  • adjective satellite very long lasting
    perdurable; indestructible; durable.
    • less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys
    • the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent
  • adjective satellite not capable of being destroyed

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wanton

  • noun lewd or lascivious woman
  • verb waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
    trifle; piddle away; wanton away; piddle.

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wonted

  • adjective satellite commonly used or practiced; usual
    customary; accustomed; habitual.
    • his accustomed thoroughness
    • took his customary morning walk
    • his habitual comment
    • with her wonted candor

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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wastefulness

  • noun the trait of wasting resources
    thriftlessness; waste.
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; waste.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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noncompliant

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

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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amoristic

  • adjective of or pertaining to romantic love

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piercing

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb cut or make a way through
    pierce.
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest

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on_hand

  • adjective satellite readily available
    • there will be a wealth of information on hand from the lawyers

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conjunctive

  • noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
    continuative; conjunction; connective.
  • adjective serving or tending to connect

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all-rounder

  • noun a versatile person who is expert at many things
    all arounder.
    • she's the best all-rounder they've seen in years
  • adjective satellite many-sided
    well-rounded; all-round; all-around.
    • an all-around athlete
    • a well-rounded curriculum

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swearing

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    oath.

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secure

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

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visible

  • adjective capable of being seen; or open to easy view
    seeable.
    • a visible object
    • visible stars
    • mountains visible in the distance
    • a visible change of expression
    • visible files
  • adjective satellite obvious to the eye
    • a visible change of expression

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achievable

  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; accomplishable; doable; realizable.

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reckoner

  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; computer; figurer.
  • noun a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation
    ready reckoner.

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overworking

  • noun the act of working too much or too long
    overwork.
    • he became ill from overwork
  • verb use too much
    overwork.
    • This play has been overworked

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formalised

  • adjective concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    formalistic; formalized.
    • highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • verb make formal or official
    formalize; formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

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efficaciousness

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficacy.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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changelessness

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

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mystical

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of mysticism
    mystic.
    • mystical religion
  • adjective relating to or resembling mysticism
    mystic.
    • mystical intuition
    • mystical theories about the securities market

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gainfulness

  • noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
    profitableness; profitability; lucrativeness.

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relay

  • noun the act of passing something along from one person or group to another
    • the relay was successful
  • noun a crew of workers who relieve another crew

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waxy

  • adjective made of or covered with wax
    waxen.
    • waxen candles
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; impressionable.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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hold

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

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striving

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; pains; nisus.
  • verb attempt by employing effort
    endeavor; endeavour; strive.
    • we endeavor to make our customers happy

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grammatolatry

  • noun the worship of words
    verbolatry; word-worship.

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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rook

  • noun (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
    castle.
  • noun common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
    Corvus frugilegus.

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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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work

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

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exploitative

  • adjective satellite tending to exploit or make use of
    exploitatory; exploitive.

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spendthrift

  • noun someone who spends money prodigally
    spender; scattergood; spend-all.
  • adjective satellite recklessly wasteful
    prodigal; extravagant; profligate.
    • prodigal in their expenditures

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decorative

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

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give

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

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overextend

  • verb strain excessively
    overstrain.
    • He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment

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honey

  • noun a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
  • noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    dear; dearest; love; beloved.

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effectuation

  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    implementation.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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imperishable

  • adjective not perishable
  • adjective satellite unceasing
    abiding; enduring.
    • an abiding belief
    • imperishable truths

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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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computer_technology

  • noun the activity of designing and constructing and programming computers

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twiner

  • noun someone who intertwines (e.g. threads) or forms something by twisting or interlacing
  • adjective satellite being two identical
    twinned; duplicate; matching; twin.

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doable

  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; accomplishable; achievable; realizable.

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utilise

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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disassemble

  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    take apart; break up; dismantle; break apart.

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loyalty

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

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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rummy

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

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matter-of-fact

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

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toilsome

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

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effective

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

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hasty

  • adjective satellite excessively quick
    headlong.
    • made a hasty exit
    • a headlong rush to sell
  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    precipitate; overhasty; precipitant; precipitous.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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worst

  • noun the least favorable outcome
    • the worst that could happen
  • noun the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
    • the invaders did their worst
    • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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devote

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    commit; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb dedicate
    pay; give.
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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welcomer

  • noun a person who greets
    greeter; saluter.
    • the newcomers were met by smiling greeters
  • adjective giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
    welcome.
    • a welcome relief
    • a welcome guest
    • made the children feel welcome
    • you are welcome to join us

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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compelling

  • adjective satellite driving or forcing
    • compelling ambition
  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form

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workable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    viable; executable; practicable; feasible.

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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counterterrorist

  • noun someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
  • adjective intended to prevent terrorism
    counterterror.
    • the government took counterterror measures

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workout

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    physical exertion; exercising; exercise; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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strickle

  • noun an implement for sharpening scythes
  • noun a tool or rod used to level off grain or other granular material that is heaped in a measure

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structural

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

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reasonable

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    sensible.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective satellite not excessive or extreme
    fairish; fair.
    • a fairish income
    • reasonable prices

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instrumentality

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

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durability

  • noun permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
    lastingness; enduringness; strength.
    • they advertised the durability of their products

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lordolatry

  • noun the worship of a lord because of his rank or title

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driving

  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    drive.
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

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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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enduringness

  • noun permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
    lastingness; strength; durability.
    • they advertised the durability of their products

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miracle-worship

  • noun the worship of miracles
    thaumatolatry.

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missionary_work

  • noun the organized work of a religious missionary
    mission.

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eternal

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite tiresomely long; seemingly without end
    interminable; endless.
    • endless debates
    • an endless conversation
    • the wait seemed eternal
    • eternal quarreling
    • an interminable sermon

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fugitive

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    runaway; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive from justice.

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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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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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aboriginal

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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logging

  • noun the work of cutting down trees for timber
  • verb enter into a log, as on ships and planes
    log.

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ritual

  • noun any customary observance or practice
    rite.
  • noun the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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prodigal

  • noun a recklessly extravagant consumer
    squanderer; profligate.
  • adjective satellite recklessly wasteful
    spendthrift; extravagant; profligate.
    • prodigal in their expenditures

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cleaning

  • noun the act of making something clean
    cleanup; cleansing.
    • he gave his shoes a good cleaning
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean; clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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encouraging

  • adjective giving courage or confidence or hope
    • encouraging advances in medical research
  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; promote; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

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lovable

  • adjective having characteristics that attract love or affection
    loveable.
    • a mischievous but lovable child

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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leather_strip

  • noun implement consisting of a strip of leather

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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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basketball

  • noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
    hoops; basketball game.
  • noun an inflated ball used in playing basketball

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fall_back

  • verb fall backwards and down
  • verb hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    dawdle; fall behind; lag.

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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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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farming

  • noun the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
    agriculture; husbandry.
  • noun agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
    land.
    • farming is a strenuous life
    • there's no work on the land any more

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gainful

  • adjective satellite yielding a fair profit
    paying; paid.

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tool

  • noun an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    instrument.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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quarrying

  • noun the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
  • verb extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
    quarry.
    • quarry marble

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gyp

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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nonpartisan

  • noun a person who is nonpartisan
    nonpartizan.
  • adjective free from party affiliation or bias
    nonpartizan.

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face-saving

  • adjective satellite maintaining dignity or prestige
    • a face-saving compromise

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high_tech

  • noun highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics)
    high technology.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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matter

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

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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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jehad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    jihad; international jihad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jihad.

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data_processor

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer; computer.

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effectuate

  • verb produce
    set up; effect.
    • The scientists set up a shock wave

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abstinent

  • noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
    abstainer; nondrinker.
  • adjective satellite self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
    abstentious.
    • not totally abstinent but abstemious

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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mine

  • noun excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
  • noun explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

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cleaning_device

  • noun any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
    cleaning implement; cleaning equipment.

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detersive

  • adjective satellite having cleansing power
    detergent.

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half-baked

  • adjective satellite foolish; totally unsound
    crazy; softheaded; screwball.
    • a crazy scheme
    • half-baked ideas
    • a screwball proposal without a prayer of working
  • adjective satellite insufficiently cooked
    underdone.

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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
  • verb add to something existing
    • She put on a sun room

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applicative

  • adjective satellite readily applicable or practical
    applicatory.

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strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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quarry

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; target.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    stone pit; pit.
    • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

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convenient

  • adjective suited to your comfort or purpose or needs
    • a convenient excuse for not going
  • adjective large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
    commodious.
    • a commodious harbor
    • a commodious building suitable for conventions

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gymnastic_apparatus

  • noun sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
    exerciser.

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extravert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extrovert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extraverted; extrovert.

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effectiveness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectivity; effectualness.
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; potency.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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meshuga

  • adjective satellite senseless; crazy
    meshuggeneh; meshugge; meshuggener; meshugga.

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capitalization

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalisation.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalisation.

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germane

  • adjective satellite relevant and appropriate
    • he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue

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visionary

  • noun a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    illusionist; seer.

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water_program

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water development; water project.

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affirmation

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    avouchment; avowal.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    assertion; statement.

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exerciser

  • noun sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
    gymnastic apparatus.

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approachable

  • adjective satellite capable of being read with comprehension
    accessible.
    • readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader
    • the tales seem more approachable than his more difficult novels
  • adjective easy to meet or converse or do business with
    • a friendly approachable person

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allegiant

  • adjective satellite steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government)
    • it is impossible to be allegiant to two opposing forces

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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tech

  • noun a school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences
    technical school.

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busywork

  • noun active work of little value
    make-work.
    • while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork

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softheaded

  • adjective satellite foolish; totally unsound
    crazy; screwball; half-baked.
    • a crazy scheme
    • half-baked ideas
    • a screwball proposal without a prayer of working

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fair_game

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    prey; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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chewer

  • noun someone who chews (especially someone who chews tobacco)

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queen

  • noun the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  • noun a female sovereign ruler
    female monarch; queen regnant.

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substituting

  • noun working as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence
    subbing.
  • verb put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    interchange; exchange; substitute; replace.
    • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
    • substitute regular milk with fat-free milk
    • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

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availability

  • noun the quality of being at hand when needed
    handiness; availableness; accessibility.

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bottle_collection

  • noun a collection of bottles
    • her bottle collection is arranged on glass shelves in the window
  • noun the activity of collecting bottles
    • bottle collection is a hobby of hers

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busy

  • verb keep busy with
    occupy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch

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aeronautical_engineering

  • noun the branch of engineering science concerned with the design and construction of aircraft
  • noun the activity of designing and constructing aircraft

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implementation

  • noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    execution; carrying out.
    • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy
  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    effectuation.

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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otiose

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; wasted; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • adjective satellite producing no result or effect
    ineffectual; unavailing; futile.
    • a futile effort
    • the therapy was ineffectual
    • an otiose undertaking
    • an unavailing attempt

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continuity

  • noun uninterrupted connection or union
  • noun a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot

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do

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

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fluid

  • noun a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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facilitatory

  • adjective satellite inducing or aiding in facilitating neural activity

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commercialization

  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    commercialisation.
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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habit

  • noun an established custom
    wont.
    • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
  • noun (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
    use.
    • owls have nocturnal habits
    • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
    • long use had hardened him to it

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branding

  • noun the act of stigmatizing
    stigmatisation; stigmatization.
  • verb burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
    brand.

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nut

  • noun usually large hard-shelled seed
  • noun Egyptian goddess of the sky

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expedience

  • noun the quality of being suited to the end in view
    expediency.
  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; self-interest; self-seeking.

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water_development

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water program; water project.

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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snuff

  • noun the charred portion of a candlewick
  • noun a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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connective

  • noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
    continuative; conjunction; conjunctive.
  • noun an instrumentality that connects
    connector; connection; connexion; connecter.
    • he soldered the connection
    • he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers

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lucrativeness

  • noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
    profitableness; gainfulness; profitability.

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screwball

  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot; crank.
  • noun a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown

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usance

  • noun the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)
  • noun (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    use of goods and services; use; economic consumption; consumption.
    • the consumption of energy has increased steadily

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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agential

  • adjective of or relating to an agent or agency

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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dedication

  • noun complete and wholehearted fidelity
  • noun a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

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precipitous

  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty; precipitate; overhasty; precipitant.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
  • adjective satellite extremely steep
    sharp; abrupt.
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop

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participating

  • adjective satellite taking part in an activity
    active.
    • an active member of the club
    • he was politically active
    • the participating organizations
  • verb share in something
    take part; participate.

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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rehash

  • noun old material that is slightly reworked and used again
    • merely a dull rehash of his first novel
  • verb present or use over, with no or few changes

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spear

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    lance; shaft.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; lance.

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blonde

  • noun a person with fair skin and hair
    blond.
  • noun a light grayish yellow to near white
    blond.

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hortative

  • adjective satellite giving strong encouragement
    exhortatory; hortatory; exhortative.

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recur

  • verb happen or occur again
    repeat.
    • This is a recurring story
  • verb return in thought or speech to something
    go back.

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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gynaeolatry

  • noun the worship of women
    gyneolatry; woman-worship.

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moneymaking

  • noun the act of making money (and accumulating wealth)
  • adjective satellite producing a sizeable profit
    remunerative; lucrative.
    • a remunerative business

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formalized

  • adjective concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    formalistic; formalised.
    • highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • verb make formal or official
    formalize; formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

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life

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

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beloved

  • noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    dear; honey; dearest; love.
  • adjective satellite dearly loved
    dear; darling.

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efficacy

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficaciousness.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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cosmetology

  • noun the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin

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end_user

  • noun the ultimate user for which something is intended

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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trespass

  • noun a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
  • noun entry to another's property without right or permission
    violation; encroachment; usurpation; intrusion.

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toper

  • noun a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
    drinker; juicer; imbiber.

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employ

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employment.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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water_project

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water program; water development.

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procedure

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    process.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
    operation.
    • the operations in building a house
    • certain machine tool operations

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purifying

  • adjective serving to purge or rid of sin
    purgatorial; purging.
    • purgatorial rites
  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    make pure; purify; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water

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concomitant

  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    attendant; accompaniment; co-occurrence.
  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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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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detergence

  • noun detergent quality; the quality of having cleansing power
    detergency.

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purchasable

  • adjective satellite capable of being corrupted
    bribable; corruptible; venal; dishonest.
    • corruptible judges
    • dishonest politicians
    • a purchasable senator
    • a venal police officer
  • adjective satellite available for purchase
    for sale.
    • purchasable goods
    • many houses in the area are for sale

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make

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

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enlistment

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    hitch; tour; term of enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

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compensable

  • adjective satellite for which money is paid
    paying; stipendiary; remunerative; salaried.
    • a paying job
    • remunerative work
    • salaried employment
    • stipendiary services

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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detergency

  • noun detergent quality; the quality of having cleansing power
    detergence.

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exertion

  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    elbow grease; effort; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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independent

  • noun a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
    mugwump; fencesitter.
  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    freelance; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.

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commonsense

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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impelling

  • adjective satellite markedly effective as if by emotional pressure
    • impelling skill as a teller of tales
    • an impelling personality
  • verb urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    impel; force.

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tope

  • noun a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
    stupa.
  • verb drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
    drink.
    • The husband drinks and beats his wife

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tune

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; melody; line.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    • he cannot sing in tune
    • the clarinet was out of tune

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reclaimable

  • adjective satellite capable of being used again
    recyclable; reusable.

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work_load

  • noun work that a person is expected to do in a specified time
    workload.

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smoker

  • noun a person who smokes tobacco
    tobacco user.
  • noun a party for men only (or one considered suitable for men only)
    stag party.

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cannibalize

  • verb eat human flesh
    cannibalise.
  • verb use parts of something to repair something else
    cannibalise.

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client

  • noun a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
  • noun someone who pays for goods or services
    customer.

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seasonal

  • noun a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons
    seasonal worker.
  • adjective occurring at or dependent on a particular season
    • seasonal labor
    • a seasonal rise in unemployment

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high_life

  • noun excessive spending
    extravagance; highlife; prodigality; lavishness.

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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wasteful

  • adjective satellite inefficient in use of time and effort and materials
    uneconomical.
    • a clumsy and wasteful process
    • wasteful duplication of effort
    • uneconomical ebb and flow of power
  • adjective tending to squander and waste

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repose

  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; rest; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool
  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; ataraxis; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

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hay

  • noun grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
  • verb convert (plant material) into hay

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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innocent

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    inexperienced person.
  • adjective free from evil or guilt
    clean-handed; guiltless.
    • an innocent child
    • the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty

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technological

  • adjective satellite based in scientific and industrial progress
    • a technological civilization
  • adjective of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles
    technical.
    • technical college
    • technological development

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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usable

  • adjective satellite capable of being put to use
    useable.
    • usable byproducts
  • adjective satellite fit or ready for use or service
    useable; operable; functional; operational.
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
    • the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    • an operational aircraft
    • the dishwasher is now in working order

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bandy

  • verb toss or strike a ball back and forth
  • verb exchange blows

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reuse

  • verb use again after processing
    recycle; reprocess.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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possible

  • noun something that can be done
    • politics is the art of the possible
  • noun an applicant who might be suitable

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regnant

  • adjective satellite exercising power or authority
    reigning; ruling.

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shadow

  • noun shade within clear boundaries
  • noun an unilluminated area
    dark; darkness.
    • he moved off into the darkness

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reusable

  • adjective satellite capable of being used again
    recyclable; reclaimable.

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nude

  • noun a painting of a naked human figure
    nude painting.
  • noun without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
    • they swam in the nude

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hard-hitting

  • adjective satellite characterized by or full of force and vigor
    trenchant.
    • a hard-hitting expose
    • a trenchant argument
  • adjective satellite aggressively and persistently persuasive
    high-pressure.
    • a hard-hitting advertising campaign
    • a high-pressure salesman

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beneficial

  • adjective satellite promoting or enhancing well-being
    good.
    • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries
    • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate
    • the experience was good for her

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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squander

  • verb spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    blow; waste.
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree
  • verb spend extravagantly
    ware; waste; consume.
    • waste not, want not

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easy

  • adjective posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    • an easy job
    • an easy problem
    • an easy victory
    • the house is easy to heat
    • satisfied with easy answers
    • took the easy way out of his dilemma
  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; leisurely.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

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dear

  • noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    honey; dearest; love; beloved.
  • noun a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
    lamb.

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fiduciary

  • noun a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
    • it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain
  • adjective relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
    fiducial.
    • a fiduciary contract
    • in a fiduciary capacity
    • fiducial power

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work_out

  • verb come up with
    work up.
    • His colleagues worked out his interesting idea
    • We worked up an ad for our client
  • verb happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
    • Things worked out in an interesting way
    • Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed

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knifelike

  • adjective satellite cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations

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cultism

  • noun devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
  • noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    idolatry; veneration; devotion.

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communications

  • noun the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
    communication theory.
    • communications is his major field of study
  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communication; communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow

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roadless

  • adjective satellite lacking pathways
    untrodden; trackless; untrod; pathless; untracked.
    • trackless wilderness
    • roadless areas

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booking

  • noun employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
    engagement.
    • the play had bookings throughout the summer
  • noun the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
    reservation.
    • wondered who had made the booking

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dental

  • noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
    alveolar; dental consonant; alveolar consonant.
  • adjective of or relating to the teeth
    • dental floss

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ply

  • noun one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
    • three-ply cord
    • four-ply yarn
  • noun (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

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practicableness

  • noun the quality of being usable
    practicability.

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rallying

  • noun the act of mobilizing for a common purpose
    • the bell was a signal for the rallying of the whole neighborhood
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    rally.
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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razzle

  • noun any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent
    razzle-dazzle; razzmatazz; razmataz.

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plus

  • noun a useful or valuable quality
    asset.
  • noun the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers
    summation; addition.
    • the summation of four and three gives seven
    • four plus three equals seven

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commit

  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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primitive

  • noun a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
    primitive person.
  • noun a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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obligate

  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form
  • verb commit in order to fulfill an obligation
    • obligate money

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perdurable

  • adjective satellite very long lasting
    indestructible; durable; undestroyable.
    • less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys
    • the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent

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negroid

  • noun a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    blackamoor; Black; Negro; Black person.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race
    • negroid features

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gip

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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flying

  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flight.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
  • verb travel through the air; be airborne
    fly; wing.
    • Man cannot fly

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gig

  • noun long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    fizgig; fishgig; lance; spear.

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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serviceableness

  • noun the quality of being able to provide good service
    useableness; usability; serviceability; usableness.

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fork

  • noun cutlery used for serving and eating food
  • noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    branching; forking; ramification.

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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amateur

  • noun someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  • noun an athlete who does not play for pay

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diligence

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

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waste_of_effort

  • noun a useless effort
    waste of energy.

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fire_iron

  • noun metal fireside implements

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freelancer

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; free-lance; self-employed.

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removed

  • adjective satellite separated in relationship by a given degree of descent
    • a cousin once removed
  • verb remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    withdraw; take away; take; remove.
    • remove a threat
    • remove a wrapper
    • Remove the dirty dishes from the table
    • take the gun from your pocket
    • This machine withdraws heat from the environment

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true

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

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maximum

  • noun the largest possible quantity
    upper limit.
  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; utmost; level best.
    • he tried his utmost

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unvarying

  • adjective satellite unvarying in nature
    changeless; constant; invariant.
    • maintained a constant temperature
    • principles of unvarying validity
  • adjective lacking variety
    unvaried.

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stipendiary

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary magistrate.
  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of a stipend or allowance
    • stipendiary funds

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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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juvenile

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

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computing

  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    computer science.
  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computation.

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muscular

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of muscle
    • muscular contraction
  • adjective having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
    mesomorphic.

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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exhortatory

  • adjective satellite giving strong encouragement
    hortatory; hortative; exhortative.

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swatter

  • noun an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
    flyswat; flyswatter.
  • verb splash and flutter about in or as if in water
    • She swattered about in the pool

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annoying

  • noun the act of troubling or annoying someone
    annoyance; vexation; irritation.
  • 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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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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affectional

  • adjective satellite characterized by emotion
    affective; emotive.

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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spendable

  • adjective satellite (used of funds) remaining after taxes
    expendable.
    • spendable income

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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juicer

  • noun a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
    drinker; toper; imbiber.
  • noun a squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit
    reamer; juice reamer.

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clear-cut

  • verb remove all the trees at one time
    • clear-cut an acre of forest
  • adjective satellite clearly or sharply defined to the mind
    distinct; trenchant.
    • clear-cut evidence of tampering
    • Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest
    • trenchant distinctions between right and wrong

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football

  • noun any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
    football game.
  • noun the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

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outback

  • noun the bush country of the interior of Australia
  • adjective satellite inaccessible and sparsely populated;
    remote.

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dissipation

  • noun breaking up and scattering by dispersion
    • the dissipation of the mist
  • noun dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
    dissolution; licentiousness; looseness; profligacy.

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longer

  • noun a person with a strong desire for something
    yearner; thirster.
    • a longer for money
    • a thirster after blood
    • a yearner for knowledge
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    long.
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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loyal

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

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grownup

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    adult.
  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    grown; full-grown; big; adult; fully grown.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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writing_implement

  • noun an implement that is used to write

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gyneolatry

  • noun the worship of women
    woman-worship; gynaeolatry.

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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customary

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

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rod

  • noun a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  • noun any rod-shaped bacterium

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idolatry

  • noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    veneration; cultism; devotion.
  • noun the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God
    idol worship.

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physical_exertion

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; exercising; exercise; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit

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milk

  • noun a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
  • noun produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

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tenable

  • adjective satellite based on sound reasoning or evidence
    well-founded.
    • well-founded suspicions

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devotee

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    lover; fan; buff.

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ware

  • noun articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
  • noun commodities offered for sale
    product; merchandise.
    • good business depends on having good merchandise
    • that store offers a variety of products

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drug_user

  • noun a person who takes drugs
    substance abuser; user.

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freelance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • verb work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

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unapproachable

  • adjective discouraging intimacies; reserved
    • an unapproachable executive
  • adjective satellite inaccessibly located or situated
    unreached; unreachable; out of reach.
    • an unapproachable chalet high in the mountains
    • an unreachable canyon
    • the unreachable stars

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stabilizing

  • adjective satellite causing to become stable
    stabilising.
    • the family is one of the great stabilizing elements in society
  • verb make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium
    stabilise; stabilize.
    • The drug stabilized her blood pressure
    • stabilize prices

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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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advantage

  • noun the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
    vantage.
    • the experience gave him the advantage over me
  • noun (tennis) first point scored after deuce

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unreached

  • adjective satellite inaccessibly located or situated
    unreachable; unapproachable; out of reach.
    • an unapproachable chalet high in the mountains
    • an unreachable canyon
    • the unreachable stars

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inspiriting

  • adjective satellite cheerfully encouraging
    heartening.
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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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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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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addressable

  • adjective satellite capable of being addressed
    • addressable memory

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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cost

  • noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    price; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection

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build_up

  • verb enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages
    • build up your savings
  • verb form or accumulate steadily
    progress; build; work up.
    • Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
    • Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

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substitute

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

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lavishness

  • noun the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
    sumptuousness; luxury; sumptuosity.
  • noun excessive spending
    high life; extravagance; highlife; prodigality.

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victimization

  • noun adversity resulting from being made a victim
    • his victimization infuriated him
  • noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    exploitation; using; victimisation.
    • capitalistic exploitation of the working class
    • paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization

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suspect

  • noun someone who is under suspicion
  • noun a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
    defendant.

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all-powerful

  • adjective satellite having unlimited power
    almighty; omnipotent.

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supporting

  • noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    support.
    • he leaned against the wall for support
  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support; back up.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up

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bacchanal

  • noun someone who engages in drinking bouts
    drunken reveller; drunken reveler; bacchant.
  • noun a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
    bacchant.

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efficacious

  • adjective marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
    • written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley
    • the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough
  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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combatant

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; fighter; belligerent; battler.
  • adjective satellite engaging in or ready for combat

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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unfinished

  • adjective not brought to the desired final state
  • adjective not brought to an end or conclusion
    • unfinished business
    • the building is still unfinished

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healthy

  • adjective having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
    • a rosy healthy baby
    • staying fit and healthy
  • adjective satellite financially secure and functioning well
    • a healthy economy

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exploitation

  • noun the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
    development.
    • the development of Alaskan resources
    • the exploitation of copper deposits
  • noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    using; victimisation; victimization.
    • capitalistic exploitation of the working class
    • paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization

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ineffective

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

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pictorial

  • noun a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures
  • adjective pertaining to or consisting of pictures
    pictural.
    • pictorial perspective
    • pictorial records

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high-tech

  • adjective resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices
    hi-tech.

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reclaim

  • verb claim back
    repossess.
  • verb reuse (materials from waste products)
    recover.

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rededicate

  • verb dedicate anew
    • They were asked to rededicate themselves to their country

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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fishgig

  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; lance; spear.

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vivid

  • adjective satellite evoking lifelike images within the mind
    graphic; lifelike; pictorial.
    • pictorial poetry and prose
    • graphic accounts of battle
    • a lifelike portrait
    • a vivid description
  • adjective satellite having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience
    • a vivid recollection

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working

  • noun a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
    workings.
  • verb exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
    work.
    • I will work hard to improve my grades
    • she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

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positive

  • noun the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    positive degree.
  • noun a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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complaisant

  • adjective satellite showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
    obliging.
    • to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover
    • the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave

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feasibleness

  • noun the quality of being doable
    feasibility.

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prey

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun animal hunted or caught for food
    quarry.

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un-get-at-able

  • adjective satellite difficult to reach or attain
    ungetatable; un-come-at-able.

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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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sharing

  • noun using or enjoying something jointly with others
  • noun having in common
    • the sharing of electrons creates molecules

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ageless

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; eternal; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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recreant

  • noun an abject coward
    poltroon; craven.
  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; renegade; deserter; turncoat; apostate.

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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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graphic

  • noun an image that is generated by a computer
    computer graphic.
  • adjective satellite written or drawn or engraved
    graphical; in writing.
    • graphic symbols

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high-octane

  • adjective satellite used of gasoline; having a high octane number
  • adjective satellite vigorously energetic or forceful
    high-energy; high-powered; high-power; high-voltage.
    • a high-octane sales manager
    • a high-octane marketing plan
    • high-powered executives
    • a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur

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highlife

  • noun excessive spending
    high life; extravagance; prodigality; lavishness.

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level_best

  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; utmost; maximum.
    • he tried his utmost

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deceased

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; deceased person; dead soul.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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usability

  • noun the quality of being able to provide good service
    useableness; serviceability; usableness; serviceableness.

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crazy

  • noun someone deranged and possibly dangerous
    loony; weirdo; looney; nutcase.
  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    unhinged; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad

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romanticist

  • noun someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
    sentimentalist.
  • noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
    romantic.

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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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productive

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

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waste_of_material

  • noun a useless consumption of material

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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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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in_stock

  • adjective satellite available for use or sale
    • they have plenty of stonewashed jeans in stock

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helpfulness

  • noun the property of providing useful assistance
  • noun friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
    kindliness.

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securer

  • noun someone who obtains or acquires
    procurer.
    • the procurer of opera tickets
  • adjective free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
    unafraid; untroubled; secure.
    • he was secure that nothing will be held against him

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penetrative

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing
    penetrating.
    • a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface
    • a cold penetrating wind
    • a penetrating odor

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destructive

  • adjective causing destruction or much damage
    • a policy that is destructive to the economy
    • destructive criticism

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data

  • noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    information.
    • statistical data
  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point; datum.

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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stress

  • noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    accent; emphasis.
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    tension; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor

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unfunctional

  • adjective satellite not related to or suitable for everyday needs or activities

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telecommuting

  • noun employment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem
    teleworking.

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nosed

  • adjective having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
  • verb search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    horn in; intrude; poke; pry; nose.
    • This guy is always nosing around the office

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misapplication

  • noun wrong use or application
  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    embezzlement; peculation; defalcation; misappropriation.

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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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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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conjunct

  • adjective progressing melodically by intervals of a second
    • conjunct motion of an ascending scale
  • adjective satellite bound in close association
    • conjunct influences
    • conjunct ideas

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coaching

  • noun the job of a professional coach
    coaching job.
  • verb teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports
    train; coach.
    • He is training our Olympic team
    • She is coaching the crew

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warm_up

  • verb run until the normal working temperature is reached
    • We warmed up the car for a few minutes
  • verb become more friendly or open
    • She warmed up after we had lunch together

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nisus

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; striving; pains.

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tensile_strength

  • noun the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart

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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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occult

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    supernatural.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • noun supernatural practices and techniques
    occult arts.
    • he is a student of the occult

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execute

  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    put to death.
    • In some states, criminals are executed
  • verb murder in a planned fashion
    • The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed

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workload

  • noun work that a person is expected to do in a specified time
    work load.

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look-alike

  • noun someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
    double; image.
    • he could be Gingrich's double
    • she's the very image of her mother
  • adjective satellite resembling closely
    • they have look-alike cars

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synchronize

  • verb make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    synchronise; sync.
    • Let's synchronize our efforts
  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronise; contemporise; contemporize.

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cannibalistic

  • adjective characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism
    • cannibalistic behavior

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realism

  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    pragmatism.
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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operant

  • adjective satellite having influence or producing an effect
    • many emotional determinants at work
    • an operant conscience

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unitization

  • noun (psychology) the configuration of smaller units of information into large coordinated units
    unitisation; chunking.
  • noun the act of packaging cargo into unit loads
    unitisation.

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catching

  • noun (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; espial; spying; spotting.

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living

  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    life.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • noun people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living

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orphic

  • adjective satellite having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
    mystical; occult; mystic; secret; mysterious.
    • mysterious symbols
    • the mystical style of Blake
    • occult lore
    • the secret learning of the ancients
  • adjective ascribed to Orpheus or characteristic of ideas in works ascribed to Orpheus

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investigation

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    probe.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
    investigating.

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viable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    executable; workable; practicable; feasible.
  • adjective satellite capable of life or normal growth and development
    • viable seeds
    • a viable fetus

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assurance

  • noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    confidence; self-confidence; self-assurance; authority; sureness.
    • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
    • after that failure he lost his confidence
    • she spoke with authority
  • noun a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
    pledge.
    • an assurance of help when needed
    • signed a pledge never to reveal the secret

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computing_device

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; electronic computer; computer.

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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governing

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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flyer

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • noun someone who travels by air
    flier.

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lucrative

  • adjective satellite producing a sizeable profit
    moneymaking; remunerative.
    • a remunerative business

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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ministry

  • noun religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
  • noun building where the business of a government department is transacted

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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saving

  • noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    economy.
    • it was a small economy to walk to work every day
    • there was a saving of 50 cents
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; rescue; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

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commercialize

  • verb exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality
    • The hotel owners are commercializing the beaches
  • verb make commercial
    market; commercialise.
    • Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life

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walk-in

  • noun person who walks in without having an appointment
    • the emergency room was overrun with walk-ins
  • noun an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum

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consecrate

  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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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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extrovert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extravert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extravert; extraverted.

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engineer

  • noun a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
    applied scientist; technologist.
  • noun the operator of a railway locomotive
    locomotive engineer; railroad engineer; engine driver.

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avail

  • noun a means of serving
    help; service.
    • of no avail
    • there's no help for it
  • verb use to one's advantage
    • He availed himself of the available resources

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operable

  • adjective capable of being treated by surgical operation
    • an operable cancer
  • adjective satellite fit or ready for use or service
    useable; usable; functional; operational.
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
    • the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    • an operational aircraft
    • the dishwasher is now in working order

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earthy

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
    crude; gross; vulgar.
    • coarse language
    • a crude joke
    • crude behavior
    • an earthy sense of humor
    • a revoltingly gross expletive
    • a vulgar gesture
    • full of language so vulgar it should have been edited
  • adjective satellite not far removed from or suggestive of nature
    • the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow
    • earthy smells of new-mown grass

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free-lance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; freelancer; free lance; self-employed person.
  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; self-employed.

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dissipate

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; disperse.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb move away from each other;
    scatter; disperse; spread out.
    • The crowds dispersed
    • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

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cost-effective

  • adjective satellite productive relative to the cost
    cost-efficient.

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mining

  • noun the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    excavation.
  • noun laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
    minelaying.

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inefficient

  • adjective not producing desired results; wasteful
    • an inefficient campaign against drugs
    • outdated and inefficient design and methods
  • adjective satellite lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate
    ineffective.
    • an ineffective administration
    • inefficient workers

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unobtainable

  • adjective satellite not capable of being obtained
    untouchable; inaccessible; unprocurable.
    • a rare work, today almost inaccessible
    • timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands
    • untouchable resources buried deep within the earth

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continuous

  • adjective continuing in time or space without interruption
    uninterrupted.
    • a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
    • a continuous bout of illness lasting six months
    • lived in continuous fear
    • a continuous row of warehouses
    • a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it
    • moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks
  • adjective of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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impractical

  • adjective not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters
    • refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense
    • he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work
    • an impractical solution
  • adjective satellite not practical or realizable; speculative
    airy; windy; visionary; Laputan.
    • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
    • visionary schemes for getting rich

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sailing

  • noun the work of a sailor
    navigation; seafaring.
  • noun riding in a sailboat

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self-employed

  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; free-lance.

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ensuant

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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oath

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    swearing.

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and

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

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flyswatter

  • noun an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
    swatter; flyswat.

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uninterrupted

  • adjective satellite having undisturbed continuity
    • a convalescent needs uninterrupted sleep
  • adjective continuing in time or space without interruption
    continuous.
    • a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
    • a continuous bout of illness lasting six months
    • lived in continuous fear
    • a continuous row of warehouses
    • a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it
    • moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks

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recover

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; retrieve; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
  • verb get over an illness or shock
    recuperate; convalesce.
    • The patient is recuperating

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fair_use

  • noun the conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties

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efficient

  • adjective being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
    • an efficient production manager
    • efficient engines save gas
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    effective.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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veteran

  • noun a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
    veteran soldier.
    • the veterans laughed at the new recruits
  • noun a person who has served in the armed forces
    vet; ex-serviceman.

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equipment

  • noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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unavailing

  • adjective satellite producing no result or effect
    otiose; ineffectual; futile.
    • a futile effort
    • the therapy was ineffectual
    • an otiose undertaking
    • an unavailing attempt

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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objective

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

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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buffer

  • noun (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • noun a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
    buffer zone.

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paid

  • adjective marked by the reception of pay
    • paid work
    • a paid official
    • a paid announcement
    • a paid check
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    pay.
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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make_hay

  • verb turn to one's advantage
    • The environmentalist lobby made hay of the nuclear plant accident

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incisive

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite suitable for cutting or piercing
    • incisive teeth

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steady

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

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sale

  • noun a particular instance of selling
    • he has just made his first sale
    • they had to complete the sale before the banks closed
  • noun the general activity of selling
    • they tried to boost sales
    • laws limit the sale of handguns

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liquidity

  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquid state; liquidness; liquid.
  • noun the property of flowing easily
    fluidness; runniness; liquidness; fluidity.
    • adding lead makes the alloy easier to cast because the melting point is reduced and the fluidity is increased
    • they believe that fluidity increases as the water gets warmer

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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opportunist

  • noun a person who places expediency above principle
    self-seeker.
  • adjective satellite taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
    timeserving; opportunistic.

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opportunism

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    expedience; self-interest; self-seeking.

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profligate

  • noun a dissolute man in fashionable society
    rake; rip; rakehell; blood; roue.
  • noun a recklessly extravagant consumer
    prodigal; squanderer.

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time_sharing

  • noun (computer science) the use of a central computer by many users simultaneously

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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invocation

  • noun a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
    supplication.
  • noun an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil

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malcontent

  • noun a person who is discontented or disgusted
  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    ill-affected; disaffected; rebellious.

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untrodden

  • adjective satellite lacking pathways
    trackless; untrod; roadless; pathless; untracked.
    • trackless wilderness
    • roadless areas

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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assistant

  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    help; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work
  • adjective satellite of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
    adjunct.

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leather

  • noun an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
  • verb whip with a leather strap

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availableness

  • noun the quality of being at hand when needed
    handiness; accessibility; availability.

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effectual

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    efficacious; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite having legal efficacy or force
    sound; legal.
    • a sound title to the property

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concert

  • noun a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
  • verb contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

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uneconomical

  • adjective satellite inefficient in use of time and effort and materials
    wasteful.
    • a clumsy and wasteful process
    • wasteful duplication of effort
    • uneconomical ebb and flow of power
  • adjective satellite wasteful of resources
    uneconomic.

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relative

  • noun a person related by blood or marriage
    relation.
    • police are searching for relatives of the deceased
    • he has distant relations back in New Jersey
  • noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    congeneric; congener; congenator.

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obliging

  • adjective satellite showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
    complaisant.
    • to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover
    • the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave
  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form

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squandering

  • noun spending resources lavishly and wastefully
    • more wasteful than the squandering of time
  • verb spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    blow; waste; squander.
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

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rail_technology

  • noun the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
    railroading.

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limber

  • noun a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
  • verb attach the limber
    limber up.
    • limber a cannon

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concert-goer

  • noun someone who attends concerts
    music lover.

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diddle

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change
  • verb manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
    toy; fiddle; play.
    • She played nervously with her wedding ring
    • Don't fiddle with the screws
    • He played with the idea of running for the Senate

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outside

  • noun the region that is outside of something
    exterior.
  • noun the outer side or surface of something
    exterior.

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sable

  • noun an artist's brush made of sable hairs
    sable brush; sable's hair pencil.
  • noun the expensive dark brown fur of the marten

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usufructuary

  • noun someone who holds property by usufruct
  • adjective of or relating to the nature of a usufruct

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satiate

  • verb fill to satisfaction
    sate; replete; fill.
    • I am sated
  • verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
    engorge; gormandize; gormandise; overgorge; glut; overeat; englut; stuff; ingurgitate; overindulge; gorge; scarf out; gourmandize; binge; pig out.
    • She stuffed herself at the dinner
    • The kids binged on ice cream

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cybernation

  • noun the control of processes by computer
    computerization.

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tuning_fork

  • noun a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck; used to tune musical instruments

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adept

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; expert; skillful; proficient; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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inutile