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wither (Also withers, witherings, withering, withered) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to wither

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decelerate

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    slow down; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb reduce the speed of
    slow down.
    • He slowed down the car

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founder

  • noun inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
    laminitis.
  • noun a person who founds or establishes some institution
    founding father; father; beginner.
    • George Washington is the father of his country

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skip

  • noun a gait in which steps and hops alternate
  • noun a mistake resulting from neglect
    omission.

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lack

  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; want.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost
  • verb be without
    miss.
    • This soup lacks salt
    • There is something missing in my jewelry box!

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four

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

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skate

  • noun sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs
  • noun large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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rot

  • noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
    putrefaction.
  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rotting; putrefaction; decomposition.

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fistulous_withers

  • noun a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
    fistula.

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withersake

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gloss_over

  • verb treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
    smooth over; slur over; skimp over; skate over.
  • verb cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
    hush up; sleek over; whitewash.
    • Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin
    • She tried to gloss over her mistakes

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marcor

A wasting away of flesh; decay. Obs. Sir T. Browne.

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welter

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
  • verb toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way
    • The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours

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fall_off

  • verb come off
    • This button had fallen off
  • verb fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
    slump; sink.
    • The real estate market fell off

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withernam

(Law) A second or reciprocal distress of other goods in lieu of goods which were taken by a first distress and have been eloigned; a taking by way of reprisal; -- chiefly used in the expression capias in withernam, which is the name of a writ used in connection with the action of replevin (sometimes called a writ of reprisal), which issues to a defendant in replevin when he has obtained judgment for a return of the chattels replevied, and fails to obtain them on the writ of return. Blackstone.

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weakening

  • noun becoming weaker
  • noun the act of reducing the strength of something

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marcour

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town

  • noun an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
    • they drive through town on their way to work
  • noun the people living in a municipality smaller than a city
    townspeople; townsfolk.
    • the whole town cheered the team

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witherwin

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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dim

  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dip.
  • verb become dim or lusterless
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

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dampen

  • verb smother or suppress
    stifle.
    • Stifle your curiosity
  • verb make moist
    wash; moisten.
    • The dew moistened the meadows

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die

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

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withers

  • noun the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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drop_away

  • verb get worse
    drop off; slip; fall away.
    • My grades are slipping

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marcescent

(Bot.) Withering without falling off; fading; decaying.

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devaluate

  • verb remove the value from; deprive of its value
    devalue.
  • verb lose in value
    devalue; depreciate; undervalue.
    • The dollar depreciated again

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slow_down

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

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dilute

  • verb lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    thin out; cut; reduce; thin.
    • cut bourbon
  • verb corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    load; stretch; debase; adulterate.
    • adulterate liquor

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wring

  • noun a twisting squeeze
    squeeze.
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    distort; deform; contort.

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enfeeble

  • verb make weak
    debilitate; drain.
    • Life in the camp drained him

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slake

  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; allay; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst
  • verb make less active or intense
    slack; abate.

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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helpless

  • adjective satellite lacking in or deprived of strength or power
    incapacitated.
    • lying ill and helpless
    • helpless with laughter
  • adjective satellite unable to function; without help
    lost.

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wither-wrung

Injured or hurt in the withers, as a horse.

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waning

  • noun a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent
    • the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious
    • the waxing and waning of the moon
  • verb grow smaller
    decline; go down; wane.
    • Interest in the project waned

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melt

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; thaw; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt down; run.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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dry_up

  • verb lose water or moisture
    desiccate; dehydrate; exsiccate.
    • In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly
  • verb dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture
    mummify.
    • a mummified body was found

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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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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slur_over

  • verb treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
    smooth over; skimp over; gloss over; skate over.

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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sink

  • noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • noun (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

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forcling

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dwindling

  • noun a becoming gradually less
    dwindling away.
    • there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family
  • verb become smaller or lose substance
    dwindle; dwindle away; dwindle down.
    • Her savings dwindled down

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dry

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

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smooth_over

  • verb treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
    slur over; skimp over; gloss over; skate over.

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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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respite

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    reprieve.
  • noun a pause from doing something (as work)
    break; time out; recess.
    • we took a 10-minute break
    • he took time out to recuperate

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witherweight

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die_off

  • verb become extinct
    die out.
    • Dinosaurs died out

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decrease

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; lessening.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • noun a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    decrement.

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witheringly

  • adverb in a withering manner
    • guns fired witheringly at the railroad cars

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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wasting_away

  • noun a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    atrophy; wasting.

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unfastening

  • noun loosening the ties that fasten something; the untying is easy"
    undoing; untying.
    • the tying of bow ties is an art
  • verb cause to become undone
    unfasten.
    • unfasten your belt

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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shoulder_blade

  • noun either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
    scapula; shoulder bone.

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lessening

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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untie

  • verb undo the ties of
    unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb cause to become loose
    loosen; undo.
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie

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thin_out

  • verb make sparse
    • thin out the young plants
  • verb become sparser
    • Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out

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depreciate

  • verb belittle
    vilipend; deprecate.
    • The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts
  • verb lower the value of something
    • The Fed depreciated the dollar once again

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lowering

  • noun the act of causing to become less
  • noun the act of causing something to move to a lower level
    letting down.

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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flag

  • noun emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  • noun a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    masthead.

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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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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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slack_off

  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack; abate; let up.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours

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nether

  • adjective satellite lower
    • gnawed his nether lip
  • adjective satellite dwelling beneath the surface of the earth
    chthonic; chthonian.
    • nether regions

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film_over

  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; blur.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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sinking

  • noun a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    • they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic
  • noun a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    • after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market
    • he could not control the sinking of his legs

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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slip

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaffe; gaucherie; solecism; faux pas.
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; miscue.

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wane

  • noun a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
    ebbing; ebb.
  • verb grow smaller
    decline; go down.
    • Interest in the project waned

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ease_off

  • verb become less intense
    slacken off; ease up; flag.
  • verb reduce pressure or intensity
    ease up; let up.
    • he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

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refine

  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune.
    • refine one's style of writing
  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    rarify; elaborate; complicate.
    • refine a design or pattern

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degenerate

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

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quail

  • noun flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
  • noun small gallinaceous game birds

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weaken

  • verb lessen the strength of
    • The fever weakened his body
  • verb become weaker
    • The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days

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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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wear_on

  • verb pass slowly (of time)
    • The day wore on

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pine

  • noun a coniferous tree
    true pine; pine tree.
  • noun straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus

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delay

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    hold; postponement; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    holdup.

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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slackening

  • noun an occurrence of control or strength weakening
    loosening; relaxation.
    • the relaxation of requirements
    • the loosening of his grip
    • the slackening of the wind
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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deteriorate

  • verb become worse or disintegrate
    • His mind deteriorated
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; degenerate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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blear

  • verb make dim or indistinct
    blur.
    • The fog blurs my vision
  • adjective satellite tired to the point of exhaustion
    blear-eyed; bleary; bleary-eyed.

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escalate

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    step up; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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nullify

  • verb declare invalid
    invalidate; annul; void; quash; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea
  • verb show to be invalid
    invalidate.

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virent

Green; not withered. R. Sir T. Browne.

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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forwelk

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shortening

  • noun fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods
  • noun act of decreasing in length
    • the dress needs shortening

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evanesce

  • verb disappear gradually
    blow over; fade; pass; fleet; pass off.
    • The pain eventually passed off

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attenuator

  • noun an electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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dawdle

  • verb take one's time; proceed slowly
    linger.
  • verb waste time
    dally.
    • Get busy--don't dally!

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shake

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

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go_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    descend; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    settle; sink; go under.

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rapidly

  • adverb with rapid movements
    chop-chop; speedily; apace; quickly.
    • he works quickly

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decay

  • noun the process of gradually becoming inferior
  • noun a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    decline.

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witherband

(Far.) A piece of iron in a saddle near a horse's withers, to strengthen the bow.

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hold_up

  • verb be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    support; hold; sustain.
    • The beam holds up the roof
    • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
    • What's holding that mirror?
  • verb hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

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fade

  • noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    slicing; slice.
    • he took lessons to cure his slicing
  • noun gradually ceasing to be visible
    disappearance.

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flex

  • noun the act of flexing
    • he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies
  • verb contract
    • flex a muscle

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step_down

  • verb give up or retire from a position
    quit; leave office; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
  • verb reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
    de-escalate; weaken.
    • de-escalate a crisis

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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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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skip_town

  • verb disappear without notifying anyone (idiom)
    take a powder.

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in_return

  • adverb (often followed by `for') in exchange or in reciprocation
    reciprocally.
    • gave up our seats on the plane and in return received several hundred dollars and seats on the next plane out
    • we get many benefits in return for our taxes

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slacken

  • verb become slow or slower
    slow down; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed
  • verb make less active or fast
    slack up; slack; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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trim_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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beblast

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witheredness

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scorch

  • noun a surface burn
    singe.
  • noun a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues

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unwithered

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reduce

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb make less complex
    • reduce a problem to a single question

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out

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

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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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marcid

Pining; lean; withered. Dryden.

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depreciating

  • adjective satellite tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
    depreciative; depreciatory.
    • a depreciating currency
    • depreciatory effects on prices
  • verb belittle
    vilipend; deprecate; depreciate.
    • The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts

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bring_down

  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; get down; let down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf
  • verb cause the downfall of; of rulers
    subvert; overturn; overthrow.
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class

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dwindle_away

  • verb become smaller or lose substance
    dwindle; dwindle down.
    • Her savings dwindled down

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shrivel

  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled
  • verb decrease in size, range, or extent
    shrink.
    • His earnings shrank
    • My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me

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one

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

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withering

  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    atrophy.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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undo

  • verb cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
    • I wish I could undo my actions
  • verb deprive of certain characteristics
    unmake.

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decoct

  • verb extract the essence of something by boiling it
  • verb be cooked until very little liquid is left
    reduce; concentrate; boil down.
    • The sauce should reduce to one cup

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abate

  • verb make less active or intense
    slake; slack.
  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack off; slack; let up.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours

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droop

  • noun a shape that sags
    sag.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag.

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backwards

  • adverb at or to or toward the back or rear
    rearward; rearwards; backward; back.
    • he moved back
    • tripped when he stepped backward
    • she looked rearward out the window of the car
  • adverb in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
    backward.
    • it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'
    • the child put her jersey on backward

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slack_up

  • verb make less active or fast
    slack; slacken; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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wither

  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled
  • verb lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
    fade.
    • Her bloom was fading

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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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weazen

Thin; sharp; withered; wizened; as, a weazen face.
They were weazen and shriveled. Dickens.

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devolve

  • verb pass on or delegate to another
    • The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital
  • verb be inherited by
    pass; return; fall.
    • The estate fell to my sister
    • The land returned to the family
    • The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

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wash

  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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disappearing

  • noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
    disappearance.
  • verb get lost, as without warning or explanation
    go away; vanish; disappear.
    • He disappeared without a trace

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witherlaw

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languish

  • verb lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
    waste; pine away.
    • After her husband died, she just pined away
  • verb have a desire for something or someone who is not present
    ache; yearn; pine; yen.
    • She ached for a cigarette
    • I am pining for my lover

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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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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boil

  • noun a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
    furuncle.
  • noun the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
    boiling point.
    • they brought the water to a boil

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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thaw

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; melt; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • noun warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    warming; thawing.
    • they welcomed the spring thaw

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collapse

  • noun an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    prostration.
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

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season

  • noun a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
    • he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company
    • she always looked forward to the avocado season
  • noun one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
    time of year.
    • the regular sequence of the seasons

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scale_down

  • verb reduce proportionally
    • The model is scaled down
  • verb make smaller
    reduce.
    • reduce an image

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emaciate

  • verb cause to grow thin or weak
    macerate; waste.
    • The treatment emaciated him
  • verb grow weak and thin or waste away physically
    • She emaciated during the chemotherapy

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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diminish

  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
  • verb lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
    belittle.
    • don't belittle your colleagues

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blow_over

  • verb disappear gradually
    fade; pass; evanesce; fleet; pass off.
    • The pain eventually passed off

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shrunken

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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slack

  • noun dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
  • noun a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    falling off; slump; falloff; drop-off.
    • the team went into a slump
    • a gradual slack in output
    • a drop-off in attendance
    • a falloff in quality

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vulva

  • noun external parts of the female genitalia

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sere

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; shriveled; shrivelled; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines

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contrary

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

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give_way

  • verb move in order to make room for someone for something
    ease up; move over; yield; give.
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; break; cave in; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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withered

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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witherable

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neutralize

  • verb make politically neutral and thus inoffensive
    • The treaty neutralized the small republic
  • verb make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
    nullify; negate; neutralise.
    • Her optimism neutralizes his gloom
    • This action will negate the effect of my efforts

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unbrace

  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb remove from tension

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witherer

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lull

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    letup.
    • there was never a letup in the noise
  • noun a period of calm weather
    quiet.
    • there was a lull in the storm

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fading

  • noun weakening in force or intensity
    attenuation.
    • attenuation in the volume of the sound
  • verb become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    melt; fade.
    • The scene begins to fade
    • The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk

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wanse

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reprieve

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    respite.
  • noun an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    suspension; abatement; hiatus; respite.

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shrivel_up

  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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cave

  • noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  • verb hollow out as if making a cave or opening
    undermine.
    • The river was caving the banks

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rarefy

  • verb lessen the density or solidity of
    • The bones are rarefied
  • verb make more subtle or refined
    subtilize; sublimate.

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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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destroy

  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destruct.
    • The fire destroyed the house
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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worsening

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; decline in quality; deterioration.
  • noun changing something with the result that it becomes worse

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blunt

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

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blade

  • noun especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    leaf blade.
  • noun a dashing young man
    • gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures

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diminishing

  • adjective satellite becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
    • diminishing returns
    • his diminishing respect for her
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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kraurosis_vulvae

  • noun kraurosis of the vulva; often a precancerous lesion

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demise

  • noun the time when something ends
    death; dying.
    • it was the death of all his plans
    • a dying of old hopes
  • verb transfer by a lease or by a will

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energise

  • verb raise to a higher energy level
    excite; energize.
    • excite the atoms
  • verb cause to be alert and energetic
    energize; arouse; perk up; brace; stimulate.
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

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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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energize

  • verb cause to be alert and energetic
    arouse; energise; perk up; brace; stimulate.
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
  • verb raise to a higher energy level
    energise; excite.
    • excite the atoms

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devalue

  • verb remove the value from; deprive of its value
    devaluate.
  • verb lower the value or quality of
    • The tear devalues the painting

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withershins

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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dieback

  • noun a disease of plants characterized by the gradual dying of the young shoots starting at the tips and progressing to the larger branches

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slow

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

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unwithering

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cripple

  • noun someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  • verb deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    stultify.
    • This measure crippled our efforts
    • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

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ebbing

  • noun a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
    ebb; wane.
  • verb flow back or recede
    ebb off; ebb out; ebb down; ebb away; ebb.
    • the tides ebbed at noon

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wizened

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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devastate

  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
  • verb overwhelm or overpower
    • He was devastated by his grief when his son died

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skimp

  • verb work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
    scant.
  • verb limit in quality or quantity
    scant.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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wring

  • noun a twisting squeeze
    squeeze.
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    distort; deform; contort.

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skate_over

  • verb treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
    smooth over; slur over; skimp over; gloss over.

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skimp_over

  • verb treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
    smooth over; slur over; gloss over; skate over.

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obliterate

  • verb mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    wipe out; kill.
    • kill these lines in the President's speech
  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; veil; blot out.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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remove

  • noun degree of figurative distance or separation;
    • just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy
  • verb remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    withdraw; take away; take.
    • 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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body_part

  • noun any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

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amyotrophy

  • noun progressive wasting of muscle tissues
    amyotrophia.

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untying

  • noun loosening the ties that fasten something; the untying is easy"
    undoing; unfastening.
    • the tying of bow ties is an art
  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner

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neutralise

  • verb get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    knock off; neutralize; liquidate; do in; waste.
    • The mafia liquidated the informer
    • the double agent was neutralized
  • verb make incapable of military action
    neutralize.

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ebb

  • noun a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
    ebbing; wane.
  • noun the outward flow of the tide
    reflux.

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overwhelm

  • verb overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    overtake; overpower; whelm; overcome; sweep over.
  • verb charge someone with too many tasks
    flood out; deluge.

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sear

  • verb make very hot and dry
    scorch.
    • The heat scorched the countryside
  • verb become superficially burned
    scorch; singe.
    • my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames

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blurred

  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; hazy; fuzzy; foggy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over; blur.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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resist

  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    defy; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    withstand; hold out; stand firm.

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powder

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    pulverisation; pulverization.
  • noun a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
    gunpowder.

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cave_in

  • noun the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
    subsidence.
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; give way; break; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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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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glaze

  • noun any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods
  • noun a glossy finish on a fabric

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behind

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  • adjective satellite having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
    • behind by two points
    • the 8th inning found the home team trailing

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let_up

  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack off; slack; abate.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours
  • verb reduce pressure or intensity
    ease up; ease off.
    • he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

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witherblench

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die_down

  • verb suffer from a disease that kills shoots
    die back.
    • The plants near the garage are dying back
  • verb become progressively weaker
    • the laughter died down

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withercraft

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vanishing

  • noun a sudden or mysterious disappearance
  • noun a sudden disappearance from sight

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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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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opposition

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    resistance.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun the relation between opposed entities
    oppositeness.

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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passing

  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing play; passing game; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; expiration; release.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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kraurosis

  • noun atrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane

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dwindle

  • verb become smaller or lose substance
    dwindle away; dwindle down.
    • Her savings dwindled down

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mummify

  • verb preserve while making lifeless
    • mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of
  • verb remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it
    • Th Egyptians mummified their pharaohs

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height

  • noun the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
    tallness.
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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wash_out

  • verb prevent or interrupt due to rain
    rain out.
    • The storm had washed out the game
  • verb wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
    • Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

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decline

  • noun change toward something smaller or lower
    diminution.
  • noun a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    declination.

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nosedive

  • noun a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
    • the stock took a nosedive
  • noun a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
    dive; nose dive.

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subside

  • verb wear off or die down
    lessen.
    • The pain subsided
  • verb sink to a lower level or form a depression
    • the valleys subside

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sare

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tabes

  • noun wasting of the body during a chronic disease

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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minify

  • verb make smaller
    lessen; decrease.
    • He decreased his staff

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external

  • noun outward features
    • he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion
  • adjective happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
    • the external auditory canal
    • external pressures

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wilt

  • noun any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
    wilt disease.
  • noun causing to become limp or drooping
    wilting.

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lessen

  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
  • verb make smaller
    minify; decrease.
    • He decreased his staff

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fleet

  • noun group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  • noun group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

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against

Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him. Tyndale.

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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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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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enervate

  • verb weaken mentally or morally
  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; unnerve.

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vanish

  • verb get lost, as without warning or explanation
    go away; disappear.
    • He disappeared without a trace
  • verb become invisible or unnoticeable
    go away; disappear.
    • The effect vanished when day broke

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disappear

  • verb get lost, as without warning or explanation
    go away; vanish.
    • He disappeared without a trace
  • verb become invisible or unnoticeable
    go away; vanish.
    • The effect vanished when day broke

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unparched

Dried up; withered by heat. Obs. "My tongue . . . unparched." Crashaw.

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shorten

  • verb make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
    • He shortened his trip due to illness
  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abbreviate; abridge; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened

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mortifying

  • adjective satellite causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation
    embarrassing.
    • the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles
    • it was mortifying to know he had heard every word
  • verb practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
    mortify.

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attenuation

  • noun weakening in force or intensity
    fading.
    • attenuation in the volume of the sound
  • noun the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density

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deflate

  • verb collapse by releasing contained air or gas
    • deflate a balloon
  • verb release contained air or gas from
    • deflate the air mattress

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destruction

  • noun the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
    devastation.
  • noun an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    wipeout; demolition.

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retard

  • noun a person of subnormal intelligence
    half-wit; idiot; imbecile; changeling; moron; cretin.
  • verb cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
    • This drug will retard your heart rate

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drain

  • noun emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
    drainage.
  • noun tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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welk

To wither; to fade; also, to decay; to decline; to wane. Obs.
When ruddy Phbus 'gins to welk in west. Spenser.
The church, that before by insensible degrees welked and impaired, now with large steps went down hill decaying. Milton.

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dwindle_down

  • verb become smaller or lose substance
    dwindle; dwindle away.
    • Her savings dwindled down

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pine_away

  • verb lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
    waste; languish.
    • After her husband died, she just pined away

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easing

  • noun a change for the better
    moderation; relief.
  • noun the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    relief; easement; alleviation.
    • he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain

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glaze_over

  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    film over; blur.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep
  • verb become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
    glass; glass over; glaze.
    • Her eyes glaze over when she is bored

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de-escalate

  • verb diminish in size, scope, or intensity
    • The war of words between them de-escalated with time
  • verb reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
    step down; weaken.
    • de-escalate a crisis

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ease_up

  • verb move in order to make room for someone for something
    give way; move over; yield; give.
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
  • verb become less intense
    slacken off; flag; ease off.

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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drop_off

  • verb fall or diminish
    • The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test
  • verb change from a waking to a sleeping state
    drowse off; drift off; flake out; nod off; dope off; fall asleep; doze off.
    • he always falls asleep during lectures

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boil_down

  • verb be the essential element
    reduce; come down.
    • The proposal boils down to a compromise
  • verb be cooked until very little liquid is left
    decoct; reduce; concentrate.
    • The sauce should reduce to one cup

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fall_behind

  • verb retreat
    drop off; fall back; recede; lose.
  • verb hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    dawdle; fall back; lag.

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atrophy

  • noun a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    wasting; wasting away.
  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    withering.

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shoulder

  • noun the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  • noun a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

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take_a_powder

  • verb disappear without notifying anyone (idiom)
    skip town.

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tapering

  • noun the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
    • the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose
  • verb diminish gradually
    taper.
    • Interested tapered off

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witherward

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amyotrophia

  • noun progressive wasting of muscle tissues
    amyotrophy.

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debilitate

  • verb make weak
    enfeeble; drain.
    • Life in the camp drained him

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die_back

  • verb suffer from a disease that kills shoots
    die down.
    • The plants near the garage are dying back

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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mummy

  • noun informal terms for a mother
    ma; mommy; mammy; mum; momma; mamma; mom; mama.
  • noun a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)

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shelter

  • noun a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  • noun protective covering that provides protection from the weather

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shrivelled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; shriveled; sere; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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unwitherable

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castrate

  • noun a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    eunuch.
    • eunuchs guarded the harem
  • verb deprive of strength or vigor
    emasculate.
    • The Senate emasculated the law

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witherwrung

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slur

  • noun (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  • noun a disparaging remark
    aspersion.
    • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
    • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility

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fall_in

  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; give way; break; cave in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice
  • verb to take one's place in a military formation or line
    • Troops fall in!

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discount

  • noun the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
    deduction; price reduction.
  • noun interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
    bank discount; discount rate.

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step

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    measure.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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etiolate

  • verb make weak by stunting the growth or development of
  • verb bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

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evaporate

  • verb lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    vaporise; vaporize.
    • evaporate milk
  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    vaporise.
    • The chemist evaporated the water

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emasculate

  • verb deprive of strength or vigor
    castrate.
    • The Senate emasculated the law
  • verb remove the testicles of a male animal
    demasculinise; demasculinize; castrate.

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on

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

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trim_back

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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pass_off

  • verb be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity
    • She passed off as a Russian agent
  • verb disregard
    • She passed off the insult

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scornful

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    disdainful; insulting; contemptuous.

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go_away

  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon
  • verb go away from a place
    leave; go forth.
    • At what time does your train leave?
    • She didn't leave until midnight
    • The ship leaves at midnight

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mummification

  • noun a condition resembling that of a mummy
    • bureaucratic mummification in red tape
  • noun (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
    mumification necrosis; cold gangrene; dry gangrene.

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undoing

  • noun an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)
  • noun loosening the ties that fasten something; the untying is easy"
    untying; unfastening.
    • the tying of bow ties is an art

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undervalue

  • verb assign too low a value to
    underestimate.
    • Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price
  • verb esteem lightly

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wasting

  • noun any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
    cachexy; cachexia.
  • noun a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    atrophy; wasting away.

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die_out

  • verb become extinct
    die off.
    • Dinosaurs died out
  • verb cut or shape with a die
    die.
    • Die out leather for belts

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legged

  • adjective having legs of a specified kind or number
    • four-legged animals
    • a peg-legged 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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negate

  • verb be in contradiction with
    contradict; belie.
  • verb deny the truth of
    contradict; contravene.

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anatomical

  • noun an expression that relates to anatomy
    anatomical reference.
  • adjective of or relating to the structure of the body
    anatomic.
    • anatomical features

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shrinking

  • noun process or result of becoming less or smaller
    shrinkage.
    • the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage
  • noun the act of becoming less

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fall_away

  • verb get worse
    drop off; drop away; slip.
    • My grades are slipping
  • verb diminish in size or intensity
    fall off.

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vaporize

  • verb kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
    zap.
    • in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens
  • verb turn into gas
    aerify; gasify; vaporise.
    • The substance gasified

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dwine

To waste away; to pine; to languish. Obs. or Prov. Eng. Gower.

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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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mollify

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
    season; temper.
    • she tempered her criticism

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forshrink

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complete

  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours
  • verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    • A child would complete the family

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fordry

Entirely dry; withered. Obs. "A tree fordry." Chaucer.

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slump

  • noun a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    falling off; slack; falloff; drop-off.
    • the team went into a slump
    • a gradual slack in output
    • a drop-off in attendance
    • a falloff in quality
  • noun a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    economic crisis; depression.

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witherling

A withered person; one who is decrepit. Obs. Chapman.

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high

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

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topline

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dull

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

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fordwine

To dwindle away; to disappear. Obs. Rom of R.

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absent

  • verb go away or leave
    remove.
    • He absented himself
  • adjective not being in a specified place

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fistulous

  • adjective of or pertaining to or resembling a fistula
  • adjective satellite hollow and tube-shaped like a reed
    fistular; fistulate.

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wizen

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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attenuate

  • verb weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
    rarefy.
  • verb become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

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smooth

  • noun the act of smoothing
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smoothen.
    • smooth the surface of the wood

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up

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

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faded

  • adjective satellite having lost freshness or brilliance of color
    washy; washed-out; bleached.
    • sun-bleached deck chairs
    • faded jeans
    • a very pale washed-out blue
    • washy colors
  • verb become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    melt; fade.
    • The scene begins to fade
    • The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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desorb

  • verb go away from the surface to which (a substance) is adsorbed
  • verb remove from a surface on which it is adsorbed
    • the substance was desorbed

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slowing

  • noun a decrease in rate of change
    retardation; deceleration.
    • the deceleration of the arms race
  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow down; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated

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slacken_off

  • verb become less intense
    ease up; flag; ease off.

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remit

  • noun the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
    • they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life
  • noun (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
    remitment; remission.

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film

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location
  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    celluloid; cinema.
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events

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dying

  • noun the time when something ends
    death; demise.
    • it was the death of all his plans
    • a dying of old hopes
  • 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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glint

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    spark; flicker.
  • noun a spatially localized brightness

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loosening

  • noun an occurrence of control or strength weakening
    slackening; relaxation.
    • the relaxation of requirements
    • the loosening of his grip
    • the slackening of the wind
  • noun the act of making something less tight
    laxation.

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handed

  • adjective having or involving the use of hands
    • a handed, tree-living animal
    • a four-handed card game
  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; reach; hand; pass; pass on.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

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detain

  • verb deprive of freedom; take into confinement
    confine.
  • verb stop or halt
    delay; stay.
    • Please stay the bloodshed!

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narrowing

  • noun an instance of becoming narrow
  • noun a decrease in width

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shrink

  • noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
    head-shrinker; psychiatrist.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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decrescendo

  • noun (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
    diminuendo.
  • verb grow quieter
    • The music decrescendoes here

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wallow

  • noun a puddle where animals go to wallow
  • noun an indolent or clumsy rolling about
    • a good wallow in the water

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macerate

  • verb separate into constituents by soaking
  • verb become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
    • the tissue macerated in the water

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die_away

  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    slack off; slack; abate; let up.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours

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slow_up

  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slow; slack.
    • Production slowed
  • verb cause to proceed more slowly
    slow down; slow.
    • The illness slowed him down

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stultify

  • verb prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence
    • nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself
  • verb cause to appear foolish
    • He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent

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