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all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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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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shot

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

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disk

  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disc; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
  • noun a flat circular plate
    disc.

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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retention

  • noun the act of retaining something
    keeping; holding.
  • noun the power of retaining and recalling past experience
    retentivity; retentiveness; memory.
    • he had a good memory when he was younger

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stub

  • noun a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
  • noun a small piece
    nub.
    • a nub of coal
    • a stub of a pencil

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compose

  • verb form the substance of
    • Greed and ambition composed his personality
  • verb write music
    write.
    • Beethoven composed nine symphonies

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calculate

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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degressive

  • adjective satellite going down by steps
  • adjective satellite (of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount

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debunking

  • noun the exposure of falseness or pretensions
    repudiation.
    • the debunking of religion has been too successful
  • verb expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
    debunk; expose.
    • The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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impoverishment

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poverty; poorness.
  • noun the act of making someone poor
    pauperization; pauperisation.

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hive_up

  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; stash; lay away; hoard.

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restock

  • verb stock again
    • He restocked his land with pheasants

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log_up

  • verb record a distance travelled; on planes and cars
    clock up.

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keep_in_line

  • verb control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
    control; manipulate.
    • She manipulates her boss
    • She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up
    • The teacher knew how to keep the class in line
    • she keeps in line

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parcel

  • noun a wrapped container
    package.
  • noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something
    portion; share.
    • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

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confidential

  • adjective satellite entrusted with private information and the confidence of another
    • a confidential secretary
  • adjective satellite (of information) given in confidence or in secret
    secret.
    • this arrangement must be kept confidential
    • their secret communications

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eye_bank

  • noun a place for storing and preserving corneas that are obtained from human corpses immediately after death; used for corneal transplantation to patients with corneal defects

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stinting

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    frugal; sparing; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally
  • verb subsist on a meager allowance
    scrimp; stint; skimp.
    • scratch and scrimp

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disfranchisement

  • noun the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote

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berth

  • noun a job in an organization
    office; billet; spot; place; situation; position; post.
    • he occupied a post in the treasury
  • noun a place where a craft can be made fast
    moorage; slip; mooring.

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economise

  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    economize; save.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; husband.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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squirrel_away

  • verb save up as for future use
    cache; stash; lay away; hive up; hoard.

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anonymous

  • adjective having no known name or identity or known source
    anon..
    • anonymous authors
    • anonymous donors
    • an anonymous gift
  • adjective satellite not known or lacking marked individuality
    • brown anonymous houses
    • anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service

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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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ticket

  • noun a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
  • noun a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    tag.

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ephectic

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fuel_level

  • noun the amount of fuel remaining

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reserve_fund

  • noun funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments
    reserve account.

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nickel-and-dime

  • verb spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
    penny-pinch.
  • verb accumulate gradually
    • she nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family

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ring_up

  • verb to perform and record a sale on a cash register
    • Sally rang up Eve's purchase of tomatoes

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level

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

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harbor

  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    haven; harbour; seaport.
  • noun a place of refuge and comfort and security
    harbour.

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economize

  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    conserve; husband; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit
  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    save; economise.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now

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list

  • noun a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    listing.
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; lean; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

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hive

  • noun a teeming multitude
  • noun a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
    beehive.

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pauperism

  • noun a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    need; pauperization; penury; indigence.
    • their indigence appalled him
    • a general state of need exists among the homeless

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disclaimer

  • noun (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something
  • noun denial of any connection with or knowledge of
    disavowal.

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flick

  • noun a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
    • he gave it a flick with his finger
    • he felt the flick of a whip
  • noun a short stroke

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work

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

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withhold

  • verb hold back; refuse to hand over or share
    keep back.
    • The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room
  • verb retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    deduct; recoup.
    • My employer is withholding taxes

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findings

  • noun a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    finding; determination.
    • the determination of molecular structures

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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direct

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

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crop

  • noun the yield from plants in a single growing season
    harvest.
  • noun a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale

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niggardly

  • adjective satellite petty or reluctant in giving or spending
    scrimy; grudging.
    • a niggardly tip

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neediness

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    deprivation; want; privation.
  • noun the quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree
    • he recognized her neediness but had no time to respond to it

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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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beat_up

  • verb give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
    beat; work over.
    • Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night
    • The teacher used to beat the students
  • verb gather
    rally; drum up.
    • drum up support

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chalk

  • noun a soft whitish calcite
  • noun a pure flat white with little reflectance

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defence

  • noun (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    defence mechanism; defense reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defence reaction.
  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defending team.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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stock_up

  • verb amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
    buy in; stock.
    • let's stock coffee as long as prices are low

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clock

  • noun a timepiece that shows the time of day
  • verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    time.
    • he clocked the runners

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turn_away

  • verb move so as not face somebody or something
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; deflect.

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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capitation

  • noun a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person

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suspect

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

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capital

  • noun assets available for use in the production of further assets
    working capital.
  • noun wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

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nurse

  • noun one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nursemaid; nanny.

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pooh-pooh

  • verb express contempt about
  • verb reject with contempt
    freeze off; spurn; disdain; reject; scorn; turn down.
    • She spurned his advances

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cull

  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    reject.
  • verb remove something that has been rejected
    • cull the sick members of the herd

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punch

  • noun (boxing) a blow with the fist
    biff; clout; poke; lick; slug.
    • I gave him a clout on his nose
  • noun an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

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conglomerate

  • noun a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
    pudding stone.
  • noun a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    empire.

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clean_out

  • verb empty completely
    clear out.
    • We cleaned out all the drawers
  • verb force out
    • The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers

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abnegate

  • verb deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
    deny.
    • She denied herself wine and spirits
  • verb surrender (power or a position)
    • The King abnegated his power to the ministers

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enrol

  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enroll; enter; recruit; inscribe.
    • The party recruited many new members

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enroll

  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enter; enrol; recruit; inscribe.
    • The party recruited many new members

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keep_to_oneself

  • verb shun the company of others
    • The new student keeps to herself
  • verb withhold information
    • I kept your little secret to myself all these years

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forhold

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warehousing

  • noun depositing in a warehouse
    reposition; repositing; storage.
    • they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn
    • my car is in storage
    • publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing
  • verb store in a warehouse
    warehouse.

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disavow

  • verb refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with
    • Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children

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double_negative

  • noun an affirmative constructed from two negatives
    • A not unwelcome outcome
  • noun a grammatically substandard but emphatic negative
    • I don't never go

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amount

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; sum; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
    • an adequate amount of food for four people

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personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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defeat

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    licking.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    frustration.

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pack

  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a complete collection of similar things

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computerise

  • verb provide with computers
    computerize.
    • Our office is fully computerized now
  • verb store in a computer
    computerize.
    • computerized dictionary

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invalidate

  • verb declare invalid
    annul; void; nullify; quash; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea
  • verb make invalid for use
    cancel.
    • cancel cheques or tickets

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cache

  • noun a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    hoard; stash.

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pavage

  • noun a tax toward paving streets
  • noun the act of applying paving materials to an area
    paving.

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forbid

  • verb command against
    prohibit; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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roll_up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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stack_away

  • verb keep or lay aside for future use
    salt away; put in; hive away; stash away; lay in; store.
    • store grain for the winter
    • The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

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assemble

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee
  • verb collect in one place
    meet; gather; forgather; foregather.
    • We assembled in the church basement
    • Let's gather in the dining room

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flagging

  • noun flagstones collectively
    • there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place
  • noun a walk of flagstones
    • the flagging in the garden was quite imaginative

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cybernate

  • verb control a function, process, or creation by a computer
    computerize; computerise.
    • They computerized the car industry
    • we live in a cybernated age
    • cybernate a factory

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manipulate

  • verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously
    pull wires; pull strings.
    • He manipulated public opinion in his favor
  • verb hold something in one's hands and move it

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ape

  • noun any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; imitator; emulator.

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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wield

  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; exert.
    • wield power and authority
  • verb handle effectively
    handle; manage.
    • The burglar wielded an axe
    • The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

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negative

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

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vote

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    voting; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • noun the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    • they put the question to a vote

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take_up

  • verb pursue or resume
    • take up a matter for consideration
  • verb adopt
    fasten on; hook on; seize on; latch on.
    • take up new ideas

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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possession

  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    ownership.
  • noun anything owned or possessed

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soak_up

  • verb take in, also metaphorically
    draw; take up; imbibe; absorb; take in; suck up; suck; sop up.
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; immerse; absorb; engross; engulf; steep.
    • He immersed himself into his studies

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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cashier

  • noun an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
    bank clerk; teller.
  • noun a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)

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disarming

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

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baby

  • noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    infant; babe.
    • the baby began to cry again
    • she held the baby in her arms
    • it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different
  • noun the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    • the baby of the family
    • the baby of the Supreme Court

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suction

  • noun a force over an area produced by a pressure difference
  • noun the act of sucking
    suck; sucking.

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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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tariff

  • noun a government tax on imports or exports
    duty.
    • they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries
  • verb charge a tariff
    • tariff imported goods

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shoot

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

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entrepot

  • noun a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import duties
    transshipment center.
    • Bahrain has been an entrepot of trade between Arabia and India since the second millennium BC
  • noun a depository for goods
    depot; storage; store; storehouse.
    • storehouses were built close to the docks

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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package

  • noun a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
    parcel; packet; bundle.
  • noun a wrapped container
    parcel.

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abnegation

  • noun the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
    • abnegation of the Holy Trinity
  • noun renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    self-renunciation; denial; self-abnegation; self-denial.

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hidden_reserve

  • noun reserves that do not show up on the balance sheet (as by understating values)

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salvage

  • noun property or goods saved from damage or destruction
  • noun the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction

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deceased

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

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ascetic

  • noun someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
    abstainer.
  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
    ascetical.
    • ascetic practices

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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wharf

  • noun a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    dock; pier; wharfage.
  • verb provide with a wharf
    • Wharf the mouth of the river

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immortalize

  • verb be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
    memorialise; commemorate; record; memorialize; immortalise.
    • This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps
    • We memorialized the Dead
  • verb make famous forever
    eternalize; eternalise; eternize; eternise; immortalise.
    • This melody immortalized its composer

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nursing

  • noun the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
  • noun the profession of a nurse

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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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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tax

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; taxation.
  • verb levy a tax on
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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clock_on

  • verb register one's arrival at work
    clock in; punch in.

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want

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; deprivation; privation.
  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; lack.
    • 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

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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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bankrupt

  • noun someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
    insolvent.
  • verb reduce to bankruptcy
    break; smash; ruin.
    • My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!
    • The slump in the financial markets smashed him

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write

  • verb produce a literary work
    pen; compose; indite.
    • She composed a poem
    • He wrote four novels
  • verb communicate or express by writing
    • Please write to me every week

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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stint

  • noun an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    stretch.
    • there were stretches of boredom
    • he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
  • noun smallest American sandpiper
    Erolia minutilla; least sandpiper.

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machine

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

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reject

  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    cull.
  • verb refuse to accept or acknowledge
    • I reject the idea of starting a war
    • The journal rejected the student's paper

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deforcement

(Law) (a) A keeping out by force or wrong; a wrongful withholding, as of lands or tenements, to which another has a right. (b) (Scots Law) Resistance to an officer in the execution of law. Burrill.

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allowable

  • adjective satellite deductible according to the tax laws
  • adjective that may be permitted especially as according to rule
    permissible.
    • permissible behavior in school
    • a permissible tax deduction

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have_got

  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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hiring_freeze

  • noun a freeze on hiring

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direct_tax

  • noun a tax paid directly by the person or organization on whom it is levied

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stock

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

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mould

  • noun loose soil rich in organic matter
    mold.
  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    cast; mold; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

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levy

  • noun a charge imposed and collected
  • noun the act of drafting into military service
    levy en masse.

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famish

  • verb be hungry; go without food
    starve; hunger.
    • Let's eat--I'm starving!
  • verb deprive of food
    starve.
    • They starved the prisoners

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lay_in

  • verb keep or lay aside for future use
    salt away; put in; stack away; hive away; stash away; store.
    • store grain for the winter
    • The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

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give_suck

  • verb give suck to
    wet-nurse; suckle; breastfeed; lactate; suck; nurse.
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

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clock_up

  • verb record a distance travelled; on planes and cars
    log up.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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tack

  • noun the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
  • noun a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

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blood

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

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belongings

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    property; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun happiness felt in a secure relationship
    belonging.
    • with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging

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suck

  • noun the act of sucking
    suction; sucking.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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dove

  • noun any of numerous small pigeons
  • noun someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
    peacenik.

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man

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

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reposition

  • noun depositing in a warehouse
    repositing; storage; warehousing.
    • they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn
    • my car is in storage
    • publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing
  • verb change place or direction
    shift; dislodge.
    • Shift one's position

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planting

  • noun the act of fixing firmly in place
    • he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway
  • noun a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area
    • the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner

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collecting

  • noun the act of gathering something together
    assembling; aggregation; collection.
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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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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departure

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; going; leaving.
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; difference; divergence.
    • the deviation from the mean

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stash

  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    cache; hoard.
  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; lay away; hive up; hoard.

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corral

  • noun a pen for cattle
    cow pen; cattle pen.
  • verb enclose in a corral
    • corral the horses

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buy_in

  • verb amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
    stock up; stock.
    • let's stock coffee as long as prices are low

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allow

  • verb make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    let; permit.
    • This permits the water to rush in
    • This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement
    • This will permit the rain to run off
  • verb consent to, give permission
    countenance; let; permit.
    • She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband
    • I won't let the police search her basement
    • I cannot allow you to see your exam

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enter

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    participate.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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unclothe

  • verb strip
    • unclothe your heart of envy
  • verb take the covers off
    • She unclothed her innermost feelings

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tighten_one's_belt

  • verb live frugally and use less resources
    • In the new economy, we all have to learn to tighten our belts

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penury

  • noun a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    need; pauperization; pauperism; indigence.
    • their indigence appalled him
    • a general state of need exists among the homeless

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nolle_prosequi

  • noun an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
    nol pros.
  • verb drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
    nolle pros; nol.pros..
    • They nolle prossed the charge

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pile_up

  • verb collect or gather
    amass; gather; conglomerate; accumulate; cumulate.
    • Journals are accumulating in my office
    • The work keeps piling up
  • verb arrange into piles or stacks
    stack up; heap up.
    • She piled up her books in my living room

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devote

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

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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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reshoot

  • verb shoot again
    • We had to reshoot that scene 24 times

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disarm

  • verb remove offensive capability from
    demilitarise; demilitarize.
  • verb make less hostile; win over
    • Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely

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hire

  • noun a newly hired employee
    • the new hires need special training
  • noun the act of hiring something or someone
    • he signed up for a week's car hire

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sop_up

  • verb take in, also metaphorically
    draw; take up; imbibe; absorb; soak up; take in; suck up; suck.
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
  • verb take up as if with a sponge
    take up; suck in; take in.

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recoup

  • verb reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
    reimburse.
  • verb regain or make up for
    recuperate; recover.
    • recuperate one's losses

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appropriable

  • adjective satellite that can be appropriated
    • appropriable funds

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white

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

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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bunch

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; clump.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun an informal body of friends
    gang; crowd; crew.
    • he still hangs out with the same crowd

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wet-nurse

  • noun a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
    wetnurse; wet nurse; amah.
  • verb give suck to
    suckle; breastfeed; give suck; lactate; suck; nurse.
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

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pull_in

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; draw in; attract; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month

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restrain

  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; hold back; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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turn_down

  • verb refuse to accept
    decline; refuse; pass up; reject.
    • He refused my offer of hospitality
  • verb refuse entrance or membership
    refuse; turn away; reject.
    • They turned away hundreds of fans
    • Black people were often rejected by country clubs

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put_together

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; assemble; piece.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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mail

  • noun the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    post; mail service; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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hidden

  • adjective satellite not accessible to view
    out of sight; concealed.
    • concealed (or hidden) damage
    • in stormy weather the stars are out of sight
  • verb prevent from being seen or discovered
    conceal; hide.
    • Muslim women hide their faces
    • hide the money

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downsizing

  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    retrenchment; curtailment.
  • verb dismiss from work
    downsize.
    • three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis

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file_away

  • verb place in a container for keeping records
    file.
    • File these bills, please
  • verb put into an archive
    archive.

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sucking

  • noun the act of sucking
    suck; suction.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    suck.
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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smash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; bash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
    smash-up.

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food

  • noun any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    nutrient.
  • noun any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    solid food.
    • food and drink

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treasure

  • noun accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
    hoarded wealth.
    • the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies
  • noun art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    gem.

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recruit

  • noun a recently enlisted soldier
    military recruit.
  • noun any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
    enlistee.

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microfilm

  • noun film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material
  • verb record on microfilm

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commemorate

  • verb mark by some ceremony or observation
    mark.
    • The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade
  • verb call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony
    remember.
    • We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
    • Remember the dead of the First World War

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dock

  • noun an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  • noun any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
    sorrel; sour grass.

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memorialize

  • verb address in a memorial
    memorialise.
    • The President memorialized the heroes of the battle
  • verb be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
    immortalize; memorialise; commemorate; record; immortalise.
    • This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps
    • We memorialized the Dead

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accumulate

  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune
  • verb collect or gather
    amass; gather; conglomerate; cumulate; pile up.
    • Journals are accumulating in my office
    • The work keeps piling up

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provision

  • noun a stipulated condition
    proviso.
    • he accepted subject to one provision
  • noun the activity of supplying or providing something
    supplying; supply.

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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possess

  • verb have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill
    • he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East
  • noun a temporary police force
    posse; posse comitatus.

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pull_together

  • verb assemble or get together
    collect; gather; garner.
    • gather some stones
    • pull your thoughts together

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clutch

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clench; grasp; hold; 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 a tense critical situation
    • he is a good man in the clutch

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hard_surface

  • verb cover with asphalt or a similar surface
    • hard-surface roads

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ram

  • noun the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
    read/write memory; random memory; random access memory; random-access memory.
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
    Aries.

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immortalise

  • verb be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
    immortalize; memorialise; commemorate; record; memorialize.
    • This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps
    • We memorialized the Dead
  • verb make famous forever
    immortalize; eternalize; eternalise; eternize; eternise.
    • This melody immortalized its composer

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understock

  • verb stock with less than the usual or desirable number or quantity

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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prohibit

  • verb command against
    forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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imbibe

  • verb take in, also metaphorically
    draw; take up; absorb; soak up; take in; suck up; suck; sop up.
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
  • verb take (gas, light or heat) into a solution
    assimilate.

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chunk

  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; lump; clump.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun a substantial amount
    • we won a chunk of money

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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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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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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resile

  • verb pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
    • The landlord cannot resile from the lease
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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special

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

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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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living

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

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shoot_down

  • verb move quickly and violently
    tear; shoot; charge; buck.
    • The car tore down the street
    • He came charging into my office
  • verb shoot at and force to come down
    down; land.
    • the enemy landed several of our aircraft

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videotape

  • noun a video recording made on magnetic tape
  • noun a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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allowance_account

  • noun a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
    valuation reserve; valuation account; allowance.

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sustain

  • verb lengthen or extend in duration or space
    prolong; keep up.
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    suffer; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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banning

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbidding; forbiddance.
  • verb forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
    ban; censor.

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get

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

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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proscribe

  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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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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veto

  • noun a vote that blocks a decision
  • noun the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

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scrape_up

  • verb gather (money or other resources) together over time
    come up; scrape; scratch.
    • She had scraped together enough money for college
    • they scratched a meager living

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inscribe

  • verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    scratch; grave; engrave.
    • engrave a pen
    • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
    • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enroll; enter; enrol; recruit.
    • The party recruited many new members

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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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lump

  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; clump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; puffiness.

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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paye

  • noun the British system of withholding tax
    pay as you earn.

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patronage

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    backing; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun customers collectively
    clientele; business.
    • they have an upper class clientele

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overwithhold

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deprivation

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; want; privation.
  • noun the disadvantage that results from losing something
    loss.
    • his loss of credibility led to his resignation
    • losing him is no great deprivation

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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turn

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

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vote_out

  • verb thwart the passage of
    vote down; kill; shoot down; defeat.
    • kill a motion
    • he shot down the student's proposal

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retain

  • verb hold back within
    • This soil retains water
    • I retain this drug for a long time
    • the dam retains the water
  • verb allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    continue; keep on; keep.
    • We cannot continue several servants any longer
    • She retains a lawyer
    • The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff
    • Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on
    • We kept the work going as long as we could
    • She retained her composure
    • this garment retains its shape even after many washings

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suck_in

  • verb take up as if with a sponge
    take up; sop up; take in.
  • verb attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.
    suck.
    • The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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lay

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

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saving

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

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revenue

  • noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    gross; receipts.
  • noun government income due to taxation
    tax revenue; taxation; tax income.

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string

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

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traverse

  • noun a horizontal beam that extends across something
    crosspiece; crossbeam; trave.
  • noun a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
    transom.

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crib

  • noun baby bed with high sides made of slats
    cot.
  • noun a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
    pony; trot.

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restrict

  • verb place restrictions on
    curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school
  • verb place under restrictions; limit access to
    • This substance is controlled

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black

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

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self-denial

  • noun the trait of practicing self discipline
    self-discipline.
  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-discipline; self-control.

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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engineer

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

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punch_in

  • verb register one's arrival at work
    clock in; clock on.

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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rates

  • noun a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)
  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    rate.
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected

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weaning

  • noun the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
    ablactation.
  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    wean; ablactate.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

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transfer_tax

  • noun any tax levied on the passing of title to property

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forgoing

  • noun the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
    forswearing; renunciation.
  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; forego; waive; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas

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reseed

  • verb seed again or anew
  • verb maintain by seeding without human intervention
    • Some plants reseed themselves indefinitely

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beard

  • noun the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
    face fungus; whiskers.
  • noun a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses

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lot

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
    • he bought a lot on the lake

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gift_tax

  • noun a tax imposed on transfers of property by gift during the lifetime of the giver

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taxation

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; tax.
  • noun government income due to taxation
    tax revenue; tax income; revenue.

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pass_up

  • verb refuse to accept
    decline; refuse; turn down; reject.
    • He refused my offer of hospitality
  • verb fail to acknowledge
    • he passed me up in the street

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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tack_together

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    set up; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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interdict

  • noun an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district
  • noun a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
    interdiction.

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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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nolle

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grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    state of grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    gracility.
    • a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

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stocking

  • noun close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
  • noun the activity of supplying a stock of something
    • he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout

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photograph

  • noun a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
    photo; pic; picture; exposure.
  • verb record on photographic film
    snap; shoot.
    • I photographed the scene of the accident
    • She snapped a picture of the President

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spurn

  • verb reject with contempt
    freeze off; disdain; reject; scorn; pooh-pooh; turn down.
    • She spurned his advances

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throttle

  • noun a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    throttle valve; accelerator.
  • noun a pedal that controls the throttle valve
    gas pedal; accelerator pedal; accelerator; gas; gun.
    • he stepped on the gas

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drum_up

  • verb gather
    rally; beat up.
    • drum up support

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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kink

  • noun a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
    wrick; rick; crick.
  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    twist; twirl.

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food_bank

  • noun a place where food is contributed and made available to those in need
    • they set up a food bank for the flood victims

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recording

  • noun a signal that encodes something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded
  • noun the act of making a record (especially an audio record)
    transcription.
    • she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth

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store

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    shop.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun a supply of something available for future use
    fund; stock.
    • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

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lease

  • noun property that is leased or rented out or let
    letting; rental.
  • noun a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment

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reposit

  • verb put (something) in a place for storage
    • the treasure found int he ancient tomb was reposited in the museum

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and

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

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gathering

  • noun a group of persons together in one place
    assemblage.
  • noun the social act of assembling
    assembly; assemblage.
    • they demanded the right of assembly

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register

  • noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
    registry.
  • noun (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

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beggar

  • noun a pauper who lives by begging
    mendicant.
  • verb be beyond the resources of
    • This beggars description!

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exert

  • verb put to use
    exercise.
    • exert one's power or influence
  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; wield.
    • wield power and authority

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stamp_tax

  • noun a tax collected by requiring a stamp to be purchased and attached (usually on documents or publications)
    stamp duty.

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degressive_tax

  • noun any tax in which the rate decreases as the amount subject to taxation increases

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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need

  • noun a condition requiring relief
    demand.
    • she satisfied his need for affection
    • God has no need of men to accomplish His work
    • there is a demand for jobs
  • noun anything that is necessary but lacking
    want.
    • he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs
    • I tried to supply his wants

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wage_freeze

  • noun a freeze of wages at a given level

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ray

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam.
  • noun a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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soak

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soaking; soakage.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun washing something by allowing it to soak
    soaking.

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repositing

  • noun depositing in a warehouse
    reposition; storage; warehousing.
    • they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn
    • my car is in storage
    • publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing
  • verb put (something) in a place for storage
    reposit.
    • the treasure found int he ancient tomb was reposited in the museum

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aside

  • noun a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; digression; excursus; parenthesis.

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maintain

  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes
  • verb keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    preserve; keep up; conserve.
    • We preserve these archeological findings
    • The old lady could not keep up the building
    • children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    • The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

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underwithhold

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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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mendicant

  • noun a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
    friar.
  • noun a pauper who lives by begging
    beggar.

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retrench

  • verb tighten one's belt; use resources carefully
  • verb make a reduction, as in one's workforce
    • The company had to retrench

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vote_down

  • verb thwart the passage of
    vote out; kill; shoot down; defeat.
    • kill a motion
    • he shot down the student's proposal
  • verb vote against
    turn thumbs down.
    • The faculty turned thumbs down on the candidate for the Dean position

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prohibition

  • noun a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
    • in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US
  • noun a decree that prohibits something
    ban; proscription.

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disavowal

  • noun denial of any connection with or knowledge of
    disclaimer.

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reckon

  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; suppose; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  • verb judge to be probable
    calculate; figure; forecast; estimate; count on.

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price

  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    terms; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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lactate

  • noun a salt or ester of lactic acid
  • verb give suck to
    wet-nurse; suckle; breastfeed; give suck; suck; nurse.
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

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stockist

  • noun one (as a retailer or distributor) that stocks goods

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cipher

  • noun a message written in a secret code
    cypher.
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; zero; nought; cypher.

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disenfranchisement

  • noun the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise

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ablactate

  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    wean.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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starve

  • verb be hungry; go without food
    famish; hunger.
    • Let's eat--I'm starving!
  • verb die of food deprivation
    famish.
    • The political prisoners starved to death
    • Many famished in the countryside during the drought

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pauperization

  • noun a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    need; penury; pauperism; indigence.
    • their indigence appalled him
    • a general state of need exists among the homeless
  • noun the act of making someone poor
    pauperisation; impoverishment.

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deny

  • verb declare untrue; contradict
    • He denied the allegations
    • She denied that she had taken money
  • verb refuse to accept or believe
    • He denied his fatal illness

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stash_away

  • verb keep or lay aside for future use
    salt away; put in; stack away; hive away; lay in; store.
    • store grain for the winter
    • The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

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chronicle

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • verb record in chronological order; make a historical record

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failure

  • noun an act that fails
    • his failure to pass the test
  • noun an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
    • the surprise party was a complete failure

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gather

  • noun sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    gathering.
  • noun the act of gathering something
    gathering.

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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divestiture

  • noun an order to an offending party to rid itself of property; it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior
    • the court found divestiture to be necessary in preventing a monopoly
  • noun the sale by a company of a product line or a subsidiary or a division

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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constrain

  • verb hold back
    encumber; restrain; cumber.
  • verb restrict
    stiffen; tighten; tighten up.
    • Tighten the rules
    • stiffen the regulations

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notch

  • noun a V-shaped indentation
    • mandibular notch
  • noun the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    mountain pass; pass.
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow

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salt

  • noun a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; table salt.

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filing

  • noun the entering of a legal document into the public record
    • he filed a complaint
    • he filed his tax return
  • noun a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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convoy

  • noun a procession of land vehicles traveling together
  • noun a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships

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monopolise

  • verb have and control fully and exclusively
    monopolize.
    • He monopolizes the laser printer
  • verb have or exploit a monopoly of
    monopolize.
    • OPEC wants to monopolize oil

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asphalt

  • noun mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
  • noun a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
    mineral pitch.

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hunger

  • noun a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
    hungriness.
  • noun strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    hungriness; thirstiness; thirst.
    • a thirst for knowledge
    • hunger for affection

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pave

  • noun a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
  • verb cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic
    • pave the roads in the village

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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assembling

  • noun the act of gathering something together
    collecting; aggregation; collection.
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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personalise

  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalize; individualise.
    • personalized service

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freeze_off

  • verb reject with contempt
    spurn; disdain; reject; scorn; pooh-pooh; turn down.
    • She spurned his advances

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unarm

  • verb take away the weapons from; render harmless
    disarm.

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demurrer

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demur.
  • noun (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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departed

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

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knowledge

  • noun the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
    cognition; noesis.

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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abjure

  • verb formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    retract; resile; forswear; recant.
    • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
    • She abjured her beliefs

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snick

  • noun a small cut
    nick; notch.
  • noun a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat

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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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carry_over

  • verb transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
  • verb transport from one place or state to another
    • Adam would have been carried over into the life eternal

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tape

  • noun a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening
    • he used a piece of tape for a belt
    • he wrapped a tape around the package
  • noun a recording made on magnetic tape
    tape recording; taping.
    • the several recordings were combined on a master tape

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fuel

  • noun a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
    • more fuel is needed during the winter months
    • they developed alternative fuels for aircraft
  • verb provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
    • fuel aircraft, ships, and cars

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stylemark

  • noun a distinctive characteristic or attribute
    earmark; hallmark; trademark.

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hoard

  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    cache; stash.
  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; stash; lay away; hive up.

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hope

  • noun a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    • it revived their hope of winning the pennant
  • noun the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    • in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

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gain

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; increase.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun the advantageous quality of being beneficial
    profit.

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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hold_back

  • verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    turn back; stop; arrest; contain; check.
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; restrain; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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accrue

  • verb grow by addition
    • The interest accrues
  • verb come into the possession of
    fall.
    • The house accrued to the oldest son

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self-abnegation

  • noun renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    self-renunciation; abnegation; denial; self-denial.

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theft

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; larceny; thievery; stealing.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International

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computerize

  • verb provide with computers
    computerise.
    • Our office is fully computerized now
  • verb store in a computer
    computerise.
    • computerized dictionary

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cumulate

  • verb collect or gather
    amass; gather; conglomerate; accumulate; pile up.
    • Journals are accumulating in my office
    • The work keeps piling up

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disinherit

  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disown.

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hold_on

  • verb hold firmly
    grasp.
  • verb stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    stop.
    • Hold on a moment!

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earn

  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    bring in; clear; pull in; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month
  • verb acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
    garner.

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price_freeze

  • noun a freeze of prices at a given level

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progressive

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    progressive tense; imperfect; imperfect tense; continuous tense.
  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    liberal; liberalist.

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victuals

  • noun a stock or supply of foods
    provender; commissariat; provisions; viands.
  • noun a source of materials to nourish the body
    nutrition; alimentation; aliment; nutriment; nourishment; sustenance.

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married

  • noun a person who is married
    • we invited several young marrieds
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.

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trammel

  • noun a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
    trammel net.
  • noun an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace

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disownment

  • noun refusal to acknowledge as one's own
    disowning.

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ablactation

  • noun the cessation of lactation
  • noun the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
    weaning.

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ban

  • noun a decree that prohibits something
    proscription; prohibition.
  • noun 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova

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x

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
    10; decade; tenner; ten.
  • noun the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
    ex.

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withholding_tax

  • noun income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer
    withholding.

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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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suckling

  • noun an infant considered in relation to its nurse
    nursling; nurseling.
  • noun English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    Sir John Suckling.

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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dump

  • noun a coarse term for defecation
    shit.
    • he took a shit
  • noun a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
    trash dump; rubbish dump; dumpsite; wasteyard; waste-yard; garbage dump.

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blackball

  • noun the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
    barring.
  • verb expel from a community or group
    ostracize; shun; cast out; ban; ostracise; banish.

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orphan

  • noun a child who has lost both parents
  • noun someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision

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capital_gains_tax

  • noun a tax on capital gains
    • he avoided the capital gains tax by short selling

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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defense

  • noun (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    defence; defensive measure.
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    • they were developed for the defense program
  • noun protection from harm
    defence.
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease

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disinheritance

  • noun the act by a donor that terminates the right of a person to inherit

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fail

  • verb fail to do something; leave something undone
    neglect.
    • She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib
    • The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account
  • verb be unsuccessful
    miscarry; go wrong.
    • Where do today's public schools fail?
    • The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

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refuse

  • noun food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
    scraps; food waste; garbage.
  • verb show unwillingness towards
    decline.
    • he declined to join the group on a hike

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sport

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

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best

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

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subject

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

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record

  • noun anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; disc; disk.

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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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keep_open

  • verb retain rights to
    save; keep; hold open.
    • keep my job for me while I give birth
    • keep my seat, please
    • keep open the possibility of a merger

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causeway

  • noun a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
  • verb provide with a causeway
    • A causewayed swamp

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forswearing

  • noun the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
    renunciation; forgoing.
  • verb formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    retract; resile; abjure; forswear; recant.
    • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
    • She abjured her beliefs

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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scorn

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    despite; contempt; disdain.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun open disrespect for a person or thing
    contempt.

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capital_levy

  • noun a tax on capital or property

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scrag

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; skin and bones.
  • noun lean end of the neck

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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wage

  • noun something that remunerates
    pay; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
    engage.
    • Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe

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special_assessment

  • noun an additional tax levied on private property for public improvements that enhance the value of the property

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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wean

  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    ablactate.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle
  • verb detach the affections of

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personalize

  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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disallow

  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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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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franchise

  • noun an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
  • noun a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
    dealership.

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article

  • noun nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
  • noun one of a class of artifacts
    • an article of clothing

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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disclaim

  • verb renounce a legal claim or title to
  • verb make a disclaimer about
    • He disclaimed any responsibility

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drum

  • noun a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
    tympan; membranophone.
  • noun the sound of a drum
    • he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes

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disdain

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    scorn; despite; contempt.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
    condescension; patronage.

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fish

  • noun any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
    • the shark is a large fish
    • in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish
  • noun the flesh of fish used as food
    • in Japan most fish is eaten raw
    • after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat
    • they have a chef who specializes in fish

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deduction

  • noun a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
    tax deduction; tax write-off.
  • noun an amount or percentage deducted
    discount.

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hold_down

  • verb keep
    • She manages to hold down two jobs
  • verb restrain
    • please hold down the noise so that the neighbors can sleep

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monopolize

  • verb have and control fully and exclusively
    monopolise.
    • He monopolizes the laser printer
  • verb have or exploit a monopoly of
    monopolise.
    • OPEC wants to monopolize oil

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allowance

  • noun an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    • travel allowance
    • my weekly allowance of two eggs
    • a child's allowance should not be too generous
  • noun a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

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duty

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    obligation; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
    • the duties of the job

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amass

  • verb collect or gather
    gather; conglomerate; accumulate; cumulate; pile up.
    • Journals are accumulating in my office
    • The work keeps piling up
  • verb get or gather together
    roll up; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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supply

  • noun an amount of something available for use
  • noun offering goods and services for sale

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cobble

  • noun rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
    sett; cobblestone.
  • verb pave with cobblestones
    cobblestone.

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harbour

  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    harbor; haven; seaport.
  • noun a place of refuge and comfort and security
    harbor.

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agglomerate

  • noun volcanic rock consisting of large fragments fused together
  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    cumulus; pile; heap; mound; cumulation.

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clock_in

  • verb register one's arrival at work
    punch in; clock on.

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cancel

  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    natural.
  • verb postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
    scratch; scrub; call off.
    • Call off the engagement
    • cancel the dinner party
    • we had to scrub our vacation plans
    • scratch that meeting--the chair is ill

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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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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disowning

  • noun refusal to acknowledge as one's own
    disownment.
  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disown; disinherit.

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privation

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; deprivation; want.
  • noun act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
    deprivation.
    • nutritional privation
    • deprivation of civil rights

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create

  • verb make or cause to be or to become
    make.
    • make a mess in one's office
    • create a furor
  • verb bring into existence
    • The company was created 25 years ago
    • He created a new movement in painting

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trademark

  • noun a distinctive characteristic or attribute
    earmark; hallmark; stylemark.
  • noun a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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secret

  • noun something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
    • the combination to the safe was a secret
    • he tried to keep his drinking a secret
  • noun information known only to a special group
    arcanum.
    • the secret of Cajun cooking

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fry

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Roger Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.

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mothball

  • noun a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
    camphor ball.
  • verb put into long-term storage

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income_tax

  • noun a personal tax levied on annual income

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nickel

  • noun a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
    Ni; atomic number 28.
  • noun a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar

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loft

  • noun floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    attic; garret.

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crisscross

  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    cross; mark.
  • verb cross in a pattern, often random

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withtake

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convert

  • noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    change over.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

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overtax

  • verb tax excessively
    • Don't overtax my constituents!

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neighbour

  • noun a person who lives (or is located) near another
    neighbor.
  • noun a nearby object of the same kind
    neighbor.
    • Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas
    • what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?

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fund

  • noun a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
    monetary fund.
  • noun a supply of something available for future use
    store; stock.
    • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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mourning

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

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case

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

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come_up

  • verb bring forth, usually something desirable
    • The committee came up with some interesting recommendations
  • verb result or issue
    arise.
    • A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion

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prospect

  • noun the possibility of future success
    chance.
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    outlook; expectation.

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cypher

  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; zero; nought; cipher.
  • noun a quantity of no importance
    aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it

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tank

  • noun an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
    armoured combat vehicle; armored combat vehicle; army tank.
  • noun a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
    storage tank.

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intimidate

  • verb make timid or fearful
    • Her boss intimidates her
  • verb to compel or deter by or as if by threats
    restrain.

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franchise_tax

  • noun a tax that is imposed by states on corporations; it depends both on the net worth of the corporation and on its net income attributable to activities within the state

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bilk

  • verb cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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batch

  • noun all the loaves of bread baked at the same time
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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compile

  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune
  • verb put together out of existing material
    compose.
    • compile a list

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keep_back

  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    restrain; hold back; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool
  • verb secure and keep for possible future use or application
    retain; hold; hold back.
    • The landlord retained the security deposit
    • I reserve the right to disagree

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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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mound

  • noun (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    pitcher's mound; hill.
  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; hummock; hammock; knoll.

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deductible

  • noun (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)
  • noun a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount

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fleer

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    fugitive; runaway.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words

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suckle

  • verb suck milk from the mother's breasts
    • the infant was suckling happily
  • verb give suck to
    wet-nurse; breastfeed; give suck; lactate; suck; nurse.
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

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file

  • noun a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
    data file.
  • noun a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
    Indian file; single file.

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soil

  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; dirt; grime; grunge; stain.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    dirt.

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memorialise

  • verb address in a memorial
    memorialize.
    • The President memorialized the heroes of the battle
  • verb be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
    immortalize; commemorate; record; memorialize; immortalise.
    • This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps
    • We memorialized the Dead

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site

  • noun the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
    land site.
    • a good site for the school
  • noun physical position in relation to the surroundings
    situation.
    • the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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equal

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; compeer; match.
  • verb be identical or equivalent to
    be.
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

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reserve_account

  • noun funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments
    reserve fund.

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renunciation

  • noun rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    repudiation.
    • Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated
  • noun the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
    defection; apostasy.

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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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partner

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    married person; spouse; mate; better half.
  • noun an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
    collaborator; cooperator; pardner.
    • the musician and the librettist were collaborators
    • sexual partners

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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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conserve

  • noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    preserve; preserves; conserves.
  • verb keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
    • Energy is conserved in this process

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blood_bank

  • noun a place for storing whole blood or blood plasma
    • the Red Cross created a blood bank for emergencies

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denial

  • noun the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)
    • it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges
  • noun the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
    disaffirmation.

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grant

  • noun any monetary aid
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; subsidisation.

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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make

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

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belong

  • verb be owned by; be in the possession of
    • This book belongs to me
  • verb be suitable or acceptable
    • This student somehow doesn't belong

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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indigence

  • noun a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    need; pauperization; penury; pauperism.
    • their indigence appalled him
    • a general state of need exists among the homeless

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motley

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

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compiling

  • noun the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list)
    compilation.
    • the job of compiling the inventory took several hours
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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inventory

  • noun a detailed list of all the items in stock
    stock list.
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    stock.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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party

  • noun an organization to gain political power
    political party.
    • in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level
  • noun a group of people gathered together for pleasure
    • she joined the party after dinner

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document

  • noun writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
    written document; papers.
  • noun anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks

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contravene

  • verb go against, as of rules and laws
    run afoul; infringe; conflict.
    • He ran afoul of the law
    • This behavior conflicts with our rules
  • verb deny the truth of
    negate; contradict.

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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slave

  • noun a person who is owned by someone
  • noun someone who works as hard as a slave
    hard worker; striver.

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retraction

  • noun a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
    recantation; abjuration.
  • noun the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
    • the retraction of the landing gear
    • retraction of the foreskin

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dime

  • noun a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars
    dime bag.

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absorb

  • verb become imbued
    • The liquids, light, and gases absorb
  • verb take up mentally
    assimilate; take in; ingest.
    • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

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bale

  • noun a large bundle bound for storage or transport
  • noun a city in northwestern Switzerland
    Basle; Basel.

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refusal

  • noun the act of refusing
  • noun a message refusing to accept something that is offered

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hand

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

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nix

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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paving

  • noun material used to pave an area
    pavement; paving material.
  • noun the paved surface of a thoroughfare
    pavement.

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disown

  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disinherit.
  • verb cast off
    repudiate; renounce.
    • She renounced her husband
    • The parents repudiated their son

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recantation

  • noun a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
    retraction; abjuration.

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stack

  • noun an orderly pile
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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single

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
    bingle.
  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; one; 1.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one

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kid

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

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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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earmark

  • noun identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
  • noun a distinctive characteristic or attribute
    hallmark; trademark; stylemark.

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progressive_tax

  • noun any tax in which the rate increases as the amount subject to taxation increases
    graduated tax.

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tape_record

  • verb record with a tape recorder

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command

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; dictation; bidding.
  • noun a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

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bottle

  • noun a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
  • noun the quantity contained in a bottle
    bottleful.

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recant

  • verb formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    retract; resile; abjure; forswear.
    • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
    • She abjured her beliefs

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self

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

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hold_open

  • verb retain rights to
    save; keep; keep open.
    • keep my job for me while I give birth
    • keep my seat, please
    • keep open the possibility of a merger

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abstain

  • verb refrain from voting
  • verb choose not to consume
    desist; refrain.
    • I abstain from alcohol

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pay_as_you_earn

  • noun the British system of withholding tax
    PAYE.

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excise

  • noun a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
    excise tax.
  • verb remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    strike; scratch; expunge.
    • Please strike this remark from the record
    • scratch that remark

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departure_tax

  • noun a tax that is levied when you are departing a country by land or sea or air

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keeping

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

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revenue_enhancement

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    taxation; tax.

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segregate

  • noun someone who is or has been segregated
  • verb separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation
    • This neighborhood is segregated
    • We don't segregate in this county

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pauperisation

  • noun the act of making someone poor
    pauperization; impoverishment.

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kill

  • noun the act of terminating a life
    putting to death; killing.
  • noun the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    • the pilot reported two kills during the mission

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soil_bank

  • noun land retired from crop cultivation and planted with soil-building crops; government subsidies are paid to farmers for their retired land

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self-renunciation

  • noun renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    abnegation; denial; self-abnegation; self-denial.

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letting

  • noun property that is leased or rented out or let
    rental; lease.
  • verb make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    let; allow; permit.
    • This permits the water to rush in
    • This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement
    • This will permit the rain to run off

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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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single_tax

  • noun a system of taxation in which a tax is levied on a single commodity (usually land)

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salt_away

  • verb keep or lay aside for future use
    put in; stack away; hive away; stash away; lay in; store.
    • store grain for the winter
    • The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

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run_up

  • verb pile up (debts or scores)
  • verb raise
    hoist.
    • hoist the flags
    • hoist a sail

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victual

  • noun any substance that can be used as food
    edible; pabulum; victuals; comestible; eatable.
  • verb supply with food
    • The population was victualed during the war

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pile

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; heap; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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wet

  • noun wetness caused by water
    moisture.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  • verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face

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scrimp

  • verb subsist on a meager allowance
    stint; skimp.
    • scratch and scrimp

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impoverished

  • adjective satellite poor enough to need help from others
    poverty-stricken; needy; necessitous; destitute; indigent.
  • verb make poor
    impoverish.

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match

  • noun lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    lucifer; friction match.
    • he always carries matches to light his pipe
    • as long you've a lucifer to light your fag
  • noun a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

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bin

  • noun a container; usually has a lid
  • noun the quantity contained in a bin
    binful.

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set_aside

  • verb give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    appropriate; earmark; allow; reserve.
    • I will earmark this money for your research
    • She sets aside time for meditation every day
  • verb make inoperative or stop
    suspend.
    • suspend payments on the loan

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starving

  • noun the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
    starvation.
    • the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender
    • they were charged with the starvation of children in their care
  • verb be hungry; go without food
    starve; famish; hunger.
    • Let's eat--I'm starving!

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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stockpiling

  • noun accumulating and storing a reserve supply
    • the stockpiling of war materials
  • verb have on hand
    carry; stockpile; stock.
    • Do you carry kerosene heaters?

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advocate

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; exponent.
  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.

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mow

  • noun a loft in a barn where hay is stored
    haymow; hayloft.
  • verb cut with a blade or mower
    cut down.
    • mow the grass

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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warehouse

  • noun a storehouse for goods and merchandise
    storage warehouse.
  • verb store in a warehouse

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traffic

  • noun the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  • noun buying and selling; especially illicit trade

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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put_down

  • verb cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    place down; set down.
    • set down your bags here
  • verb put in a horizontal position
    repose; lay.
    • lay the books on the table
    • lay the patient carefully onto the bed

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stamp_duty

  • noun a tax collected by requiring a stamp to be purchased and attached (usually on documents or publications)
    stamp tax.

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confine

  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends
  • verb restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
    circumscribe; limit.

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gift

  • noun something acquired without compensation
  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; endowment; natural endowment.

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retake

  • noun a shot or scene that is photographed again
  • verb take back by force, as after a battle
    recapture.
    • The military forces managed to recapture the fort

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contradict

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

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manifest

  • noun a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
  • verb provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
    attest; certify; demonstrate; evidence.
    • His high fever attested to his illness
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
    • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

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garage

  • noun an outbuilding (or part of a building) for housing automobiles
  • noun a repair shop where cars and trucks are serviced and repaired
    service department.

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prosequi

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ensile

  • verb store in a silo
    • ensile fodder for the cows

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divest

  • verb take away possessions from someone
    deprive; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets
  • verb deprive of status or authority
    disinvest.
    • he was divested of his rights and his title
    • They disinvested themselves of their rights

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starvation

  • noun a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
    famishment.
  • noun the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
    starving.
    • the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender
    • they were charged with the starvation of children in their care

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backlog

  • noun an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
  • noun the large log at the back of a hearth fire

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hallmark

  • noun a distinctive characteristic or attribute
    earmark; trademark; stylemark.
  • noun a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
    authentication; assay-mark.

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deduct

  • verb make a subtraction
    subtract; take off.
    • subtract this amount from my paycheck
  • verb retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    recoup; withhold.
    • My employer is withholding taxes

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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repudiate

  • verb cast off
    disown; renounce.
    • She renounced her husband
    • The parents repudiated their son
  • verb refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
    • The woman repudiated the divorce settlement

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church

  • noun one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    Christian church.
  • noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    church building.
    • the church was empty

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peer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    compeer; equal; match.
  • noun a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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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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valuation_reserve

  • noun a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
    allowance account; valuation account; allowance.

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surtax

  • noun an additional tax on certain kinds of income that has already been taxed
    supertax.
  • verb levy an extra tax on
    • surtax luxury items that cost more than $1,000

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indirect

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

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taping

  • noun a recording made on magnetic tape
    tape recording; tape.
    • the several recordings were combined on a master tape
  • verb fasten or attach with tape
    tape.
    • tape the shipping label to the box

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denier

  • noun a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon
    • with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings
  • noun any of various former European coins of different denominations

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collect

  • noun a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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filming

  • noun the act of making a film
    motion-picture photography; cinematography.
  • verb make a film or photograph of something
    shoot; take; film.
    • take a scene
    • shoot a movie

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moor

  • noun open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
    moorland.
  • noun one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century

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bull

  • noun uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; Samson.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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mooch

  • noun someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
    cadger; scrounger; moocher.
  • verb ask for and get free; be a parasite
    sponge; cadge; bum; grub.

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pinched

  • adjective satellite sounding as if the nose were pinched
    nasal; adenoidal.
    • a whining nasal voice
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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breastfeed

  • verb give suck to
    wet-nurse; suckle; give suck; lactate; suck; nurse.
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

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host

  • noun a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
  • noun a vast multitude
    legion; horde.

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tongue-tie

  • verb deprive of speech
    • When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied

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individualise

  • verb make or mark or treat as individual
    individualize.
    • The sounds were individualized by sharpness and tone
  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalize; personalise.
    • personalized service

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graduated

  • adjective marked with or divided into degrees
    calibrated.
    • a calibrated thermometer
  • verb receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
    graduate.
    • She graduated in 1990

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lay_away

  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; stash; hive up; hoard.

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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stay

  • noun continuing or remaining in a place or state
    • they had a nice stay in Paris
    • a lengthy hospital stay
    • a four-month stay in bankruptcy court
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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subtract

  • verb make a subtraction
    deduct; take off.
    • subtract this amount from my paycheck
  • verb take off or away
    • this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French

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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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quarter

  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; fourth.
    • a quarter of a pound
  • noun a district of a city having some distinguishing character
    • the Latin Quarter

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graduated_tax

  • noun any tax in which the rate increases as the amount subject to taxation increases
    progressive tax.

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valuation_account

  • noun a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
    valuation reserve; allowance account; allowance.

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stamp

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; mold.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun a type or class
    • more men of his stamp are needed

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neighbor

  • noun a person who lives (or is located) near another
    neighbour.
  • noun a nearby object of the same kind
    neighbour.
    • Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas
    • what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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individualize

  • verb make or mark or treat as individual
    individualise.
    • The sounds were individualized by sharpness and tone
  • verb make personal or more personal
    personalize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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own

  • verb have ownership or possession of
    have; possess.
    • He owns three houses in Florida
    • How many cars does she have?
  • adjective satellite belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive
    ain.
    • for your own use
    • do your own thing
    • she makes her own clothes
    • `ain' is Scottish

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put_in

  • verb introduce
    insert; stick in; introduce; inclose; enclose.
    • Insert your ticket here
  • verb keep or lay aside for future use
    salt away; stack away; hive away; stash away; lay in; store.
    • store grain for the winter
    • The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

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image

  • noun an iconic mental representation
    mental image.
    • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    persona.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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sparing

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    stinting; frugal; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally
  • verb refrain from harming
    save; spare.

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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garner

  • noun a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
    granary.
  • verb acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
    earn.

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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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sop

  • noun piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
    sops.
  • noun a concession given to mollify or placate
    • the offer was a sop to my feelings

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appropriate

  • verb give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    set aside; earmark; allow; reserve.
    • I will earmark this money for your research
    • She sets aside time for meditation every day
  • verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    capture; conquer; seize.
    • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
    • The army seized the town
    • The militia captured the castle

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strip

  • noun a relatively long narrow piece of something
    • he felt a flat strip of muscle
  • noun artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    slip.

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negate

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

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proportional

  • noun one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
  • adjective satellite properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'
    relative.
    • the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime
    • earnings relative to production

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bankruptcy

  • noun a state of complete lack of some abstract property
    • spiritual bankruptcy
    • moral bankruptcy
    • intellectual bankruptcy
  • noun inability to discharge all your debts as they come due
    failure.
    • the company had to declare bankruptcy
    • fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks

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log

  • noun a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
  • noun the exponent required to produce a given number
    logarithm.

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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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cinematise

  • verb make a film of or adopt so as to make into a film
    cinematize.
    • cinematize history

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condense

  • verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    distil; distill.
    • water condenses
    • The acid distills at a specific temperature
  • verb make more concise
    concentrate; digest.
    • condense the contents of a book into a summary

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introvert

  • noun (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
  • verb fold inwards
    invaginate.
    • some organs can invaginate

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proportional_tax

  • noun any tax in which the rate is constant as the amount subject to taxation increases

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salary

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; pay; earnings; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings

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withholding

  • noun the act of deducting from an employee's salary
  • noun income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer
    withholding tax.

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buy

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    steal; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • verb obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    purchase.
    • The family purchased a new car
    • The conglomerate acquired a new company
    • She buys for the big department store

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jug

  • noun a large bottle with a narrow mouth
  • noun the quantity contained in a jug
    jugful.

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storehouse

  • noun a depository for goods
    entrepot; depot; storage; store.
    • storehouses were built close to the docks

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tally

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    run.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    reckoning.

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take_off

  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start out; start; part; set out.
    • The family took off for Florida
  • verb take away or remove
    • Take that weight off me!

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demilitarise

  • verb do away with the military organization and potential of
    demilitarize.
  • verb remove offensive capability from
    disarm; demilitarize.

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insured

  • noun a person whose interests are protected by an insurance policy; a person who contracts for an insurance policy that indemnifies him against loss of property or life or health etc.
    insured person.
  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    insure; control; see to it; assure; see; ensure; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product

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heap

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; pile; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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forbidding

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbiddance; banning.
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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valuation

  • noun an appraisal of the value of something
    evaluation; rating.
    • he set a high valuation on friendship
  • noun assessed price
    • the valuation of this property is much too high

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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compute

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; calculate; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.

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expropriate

  • verb deprive of possessions
    • The Communist government expropriated the landowners

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demilitarize

  • verb do away with the military organization and potential of
    demilitarise.
  • verb remove offensive capability from
    demilitarise; disarm.

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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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twin

  • noun either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
    Gemini.

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limit

  • noun the greatest possible degree of something
    boundary; bound.
    • what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
    • to the limit of his ability
  • noun final or latest limiting point
    terminus ad quem; terminal point.

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cinematize

  • verb make a film of or adopt so as to make into a film
    cinematise.
    • cinematize history

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piece

  • noun a separate part of a whole
    • an important piece of the evidence
  • noun an item that is an instance of some type;
    • he designed a new piece of equipment
    • she bought a lovely piece of china

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indirect_tax

  • noun a tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations

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x-ray

  • noun electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target
    X ray; X-radiation; roentgen ray.
  • noun a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis
    X ray; X-ray photograph; roentgenogram; X-ray picture.

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sort

  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    kind; form; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
  • noun an approximate definition or example
    • she wore a sort of magenta dress
    • she served a creamy sort of dessert thing

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censor

  • noun someone who censures or condemns
  • noun a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable

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deprive

  • verb take away possessions from someone
    divest; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets
  • verb keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

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as

  • noun a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
    arsenic; atomic number 33.
  • noun a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
    American Samoa; Eastern Samoa.

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immobilise

  • verb hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
    immobilize.
  • verb to hold fast or prevent from moving
    immobilize; trap; pin.
    • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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rally

  • noun a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
    mass meeting.
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    rallying.
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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withhold

  • verb hold back; refuse to hand over or share
    keep back.
    • The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room
  • verb retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    deduct; recoup.
    • My employer is withholding taxes

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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archive

  • noun a depository containing historical records and documents
  • verb put into an archive
    file away.

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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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squirrel

  • noun a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
  • noun the fur of a squirrel

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immobilize

  • verb hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
    immobilise.
  • verb to hold fast or prevent from moving
    immobilise; trap; pin.
    • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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work_out

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

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suck_up

  • verb take in, also metaphorically
    draw; take up; imbibe; absorb; soak up; take in; suck; sop up.
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
  • verb ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
    play up; cotton up; sidle up; cozy up; shine up.
    • She is playing up to the chairman

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no

  • noun a negative
    • his no was loud and clear
  • noun a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
    atomic number 102; nobelium.

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tape_recording

  • noun a recording made on magnetic tape
    tape; taping.
    • the several recordings were combined on a master tape
  • verb record with a tape recorder
    tape record.

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storage

  • noun the act of storing something
  • noun a depository for goods
    entrepot; depot; store; storehouse.
    • storehouses were built close to the docks

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scrape

  • noun a harsh noise made by scraping
    scratching; scraping; scratch.
    • the scrape of violin bows distracted her
  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scratch.

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nick

  • noun an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
    ding; gouge; dent.
  • noun (British slang) a prison
    • he's in the nick

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nestling

  • noun young bird not yet fledged
    baby bird.
  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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holding

  • noun the act of retaining something
    keeping; retention.
  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; property.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property

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income

  • noun the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

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retract

  • verb formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    resile; abjure; forswear; recant.
    • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
    • She abjured her beliefs
  • verb pull away from a source of disgust or fear
    shrink back.

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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you

The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye.
Ye go to Canterbury; God you speed. Chaucer.
Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you To leave this place. Shak.
In vain you tell your parting lover You wish fair winds may waft him over. Prior.
✍ Though you is properly a plural, it is in all ordinary discourse used also in addressing a single person, yet properly always with a plural verb. "Are you he that hangs the verses on the trees, wherein Rosalind is so admired ?" Shak. You and your are sometimes used indefinitely, like we, they, one, to express persons not specified. "The looks at a distance like a new-plowed land; but as you come near it, you see nothing but a long heap of heavy, disjointed clods." Addison. "Your medalist and critic are much nearer related than the world imagine." Addison. "It is always pleasant to be forced to do what you wish to do, but what, until pressed, you dare not attempt." Hook. You is often used reflexively for yourself of yourselves. "Your highness shall repose you at the tower." Shak.

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depot

  • noun station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    terminal; terminus.
  • noun a depository for goods
    entrepot; storage; store; storehouse.
    • storehouses were built close to the docks

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roll

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

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keep_up

  • verb maintain a required pace or level
    • He could not keep up and dropped out of the race
  • verb lengthen or extend in duration or space
    prolong; sustain.
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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oneself

A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one. Commonly writen as two words, one's self.
One's self (or more properly oneself), is quite a modern form. In Elizabethan English we find a man's self=one's self. Morris.

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abjuration

  • noun a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
    recantation; retraction.

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bundle

  • noun a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
    parcel; packet; package.
  • noun a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
    sheaf.

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nay

  • noun a negative
    • the nays have it
  • adverb not this merely but also; not only so but
    • each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique

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cobblestone

  • noun rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
    sett; cobble.
  • verb pave with cobblestones
    cobble.

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reservation

  • noun a district that is reserved for particular purpose
    reserve.
  • noun a statement that limits or restricts some claim
    qualification.
    • he recommended her without any reservations

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pooh

Pshaw! pish! nonsense! -- an expression of scorn, dislike, or contempt.

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pool

  • noun an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  • noun a small lake
    pond.
    • the pond was too small for sailing

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chalk_up

  • verb accumulate as a debt
    run up.
    • he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening
  • verb keep score, as in games
    tally.

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disaffirmation

  • noun the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
    denial.

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hold_over

  • verb intimidate somebody (with a threat)
    • She was holding it over him
  • verb hold over goods to be sold for the next season
    carry over.

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hive_away

  • verb keep or lay aside for future use
    salt away; put in; stack away; stash away; lay in; store.
    • store grain for the winter
    • The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

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renounce

  • verb give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
    abdicate.
    • The King abdicated when he married a divorcee
  • verb leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    vacate; give up; resign.
    • She vacated the position when she got pregnant
    • The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds

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jewel

  • noun a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
    precious stone; gem.
  • noun a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
    gem.

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together

  • adjective satellite mentally and emotionally stable
    • she's really together
  • adverb in contact with each other or in proximity
    • the leaves stuck together

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repudiation

  • noun rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    renunciation.
    • Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated
  • noun refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities) <