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  • a  - the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen;  the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet;  the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;  a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation;  (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose);  any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
  • ab  - the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens;  the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August);  the muscles of the abdomen;  a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
  • abbreviated  - (of clothing) very short;  cut short in duration
  • ability  - the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment;  possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
  • able  - (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something;  having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity;  have the skills and qualifications to do things well;  having a strong healthy body
  • abnormal  - much greater than the normal;  not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm;  departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
  • abo  - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
  • about  - on the move;  in the area or vicinity;  all around or on all sides;  in or to a reversed position or direction;  to or among many different places or in no particular direction;  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished;  in rotation or succession; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • above  - appearing earlier in the same text;  at an earlier place;  in or to a place that is higher;  an earlier section of a written text
  • absence  - failure to be present;  the state of being absent;  the time interval during which something or somebody is away;  epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (a possible other abnormalities)
  • absorber  - (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
  • absorbing  - capable of arousing and holding the attention
  • absorption  - (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid;  (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium;  the mental state of being preoccupied by something; complete attention; intense mental effort;  the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion;  the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  • acceleration  - the act of accelerating; increasing the speed;  an increase in rate of change;  (physics) a rate of increase of velocity
  • acceptor  - the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures;  (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
  • accessory  - furnishing added support;  a supplementary component that improves capability;  clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing;  someone who helps another person commit a crime
  • accounting  - a system that provides quantitative information about finances;  a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes;  a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts;  the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business;  a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
  • ace  - of the highest quality;  a serve that the receiver is unable to reach;  one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face;  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field;  a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey;  serve an ace against (someone);  play (a hole) in one stroke;  score an ace against;  succeed at easily
  • acetyl  - the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
  • ache  - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain;  have a desire for something or someone who is not present;  be the source of pain;  feel physical pain
  • acid  - having the characteristics of an acid;  harsh or corrosive in tone;  being sour to the taste;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • acidic  - being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7);  being sour to the taste
  • acquired  - gotten through environmental forces
  • across  - transversely;  to the opposite side
  • act  - something that people do or cause to happen;  a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body;  a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;  a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet;  a manifestation of insincerity;  behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;  pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind;  discharge one's duties;  play a role or part;  perform on a stage or theater;  perform an action, or work out or perform (an action);  be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure;  be suitable for theatrical performance;  behave unnaturally or affectedly;  have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
  • actin  - one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form
  • action  - something done (usually as opposed to something said); the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field;  an act by a government body or supranational organization; the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism;  the trait of being active and energetic and forceful;  the series of events that form a plot;  the state of being active;  a military engagement;  a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong;  a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings);  institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;  put in effect
  • activated  - set up and placed on active assignment;  rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive;  (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive;  (of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition
  • activation  - making active and effective (as a bomb);  stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical;  the activity of causing to have energy and be active
  • active  - characterized by energetic activity;  engaged in full-time work;  full of activity or engaged in continuous activity;  tending to become more severe or wider in scope;  disposed to take action or effectuate change;  (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt;  (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting;  expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water');  expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions";  exerting influence or producing a change or effect;  of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions;  in operation;  taking part in an activity;  engaged in or ready for military or naval operations;  a person devoted to the active life;  the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb;  chemical agent capable of activity
  • activity  - any specific behavior;  (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction;  the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically;  an organic process that takes place in the body;  a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings);  the state of being active
  • acts  - a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
  • acute  - having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course;  of critical importance and consequence;  extremely sharp or intense;  having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;  of an angle; less than 90 degrees;  ending in a sharp point;  a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  • adaptive  - having a capacity for adaptation
  • add  - a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders;  make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of;  make an addition by combining numbers;  state or say further;  constitute an addition;  determine the sum of;  bestow a quality on
  • addition  - the act of adding one thing to another;  a component that is added to something to improve it;  a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area;  a quantity that is added; the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers;  something added to what you already have
  • adenosine  - (biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP
  • adh  - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
  • adherence  - faithful support for a religion or cause or political party; the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  • adhesion  - a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures;  abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen;  faithful support for a religion or cause or political party;  the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  • adjacent  - near or close to but not necessarily touching;  nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; having a common boundary or edge; touching
  • adjoining  - having a common boundary or edge; touching
  • adjust  - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; make correspondent or conformable;  decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim;  place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
  • adp  - data processing by a computer;  an ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage
  • adrenal  - of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions; near the kidneys;  either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
  • advance  - situated ahead or going before;  being ahead of time or need;  increase in price or value;  an amount paid before it is earned; the act of moving forward toward a goal;  a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others;  a change for the better; progress in development;  a movement forward;  rise in rate or price; develop further;  bring forward for consideration or acceptance;  move forward, also in the metaphorical sense;  cause to move forward; move forward;  pay in advance;  develop in a positive way;  increase or raise;  obtain advantages, such as points, etc.;  give a promotion to or assign to a higher position;  contribute to the progress or growth of
  • adventitia  - an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
  • aerobic  - depending on free oxygen or air;  based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency
  • after  - located farther aft;  behind or in the rear;  happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
  • age  - how long something has existed;  a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises;  a late time of life;  a prolonged period of time;  an era of history having some distinctive feature;  begin to seem older; get older;  make older; grow old or older
  • agent  - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect;  a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission;  a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations;  any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau;  a substance that exerts some force or effect;  the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • agglutination  - the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining;  a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins);  the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
  • air  - relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air;  a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; medium for radio and television broadcasting;  the region above the ground;  a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  travel via aircraft;  a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;  the mass of air surrounding the Earth;  a slight wind (usually refreshing); expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry;  broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television;  be broadcast;  expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen;  make public;  expose to fresh air
  • airborne  - moved or conveyed by or through air
  • airway  - a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers;  a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines);  the passages through which air enters and leaves the body;  a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
  • ala  - a wing of an insect;  a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
  • alar  - having or resembling wings;  of or relating to the axil;  a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
  • albumin  - a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
  • aldosterone  - a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
  • align  - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation;  align oneself with a group or a way of thinking;  align with; be or come into adjustment
  • all  - completely given to or absorbed by;  quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class;  to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
  • allow  - allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something;  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause;  allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;  let have;  grant as a discount or in exchange;  consent to, give permission;  make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen;  allow the other (baseball) team to score;  make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain;  afford possibility
  • along  - with a forward motion;  in accompaniment or as a companion;  in addition (usually followed by `with');  to a more advanced state;  in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside')
  • also  - in addition
  • alveolar  - pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs;  pertaining to the alveolar ridge;  a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • alveolus  - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways;  a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
  • always  - at all times; all the time and on every occasion;  forever; throughout all time;  at any time or in any event;  seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly
  • amino  - pertaining to or containing any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen derived from ammonia;  the radical -NH2
  • amount  - how much of something is available;  how much there is of something that you can quantify;  a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers;  a quantity of money;  be tantamount or equivalent to;  develop into;  add up in number or quantity
  • amygdala  - an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior
  • amylase  - any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
  • an  - an associate degree in nursing
  • anabolic  - characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism; of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism
  • anabolism  - the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
  • anaerobic  - living or active in the absence of free oxygen;  not aerobic
  • anaphase  - the stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
  • anastomosis  - a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
  • anatomical  - of or relating to the structure of the body;  of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms; an expression that relates to anatomy
  • anemia  - genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America;  a deficiency of red blood cells;  a lack of vitality
  • angiotensin  - any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels
  • angular  - having angles or an angular shape;  measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
  • animal  - of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals;  marked by the appetites and passions of the body;  a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  • anion  - a negatively charged ion
  • another  - any of various alternatives; some other
  • anterior  - earlier in time;  of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body;  a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  • anti  - not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.);  a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)
  • antibody  - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
  • antigen  - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
  • anus  - excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
  • anvil  - a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering;  the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
  • any  - one or some or every or all without specification;  to any degree or extent
  • aorta  - the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
  • aortic  - of or relating to the aorta
  • apc  - a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine);  (military) an armored vehicle (usually equipped with treads) that is used to transport infantry
  • apex  - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars;  the highest point (of something)
  • apparatus  - equipment designed to serve a specific function; (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
  • apple  - fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh;  native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • application  - a diligent effort;  the work of applying something;  the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose;  a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school;  a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task;  liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
  • applied  - concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; opposed to theoretical;  put into practice or put to use;  that are used
  • appropriate  - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc;  suitable and fitting;  meant or adapted for an occasion or use; being of striking appropriateness and pertinence;  appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness; take possession of by force, as after an invasion;  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • approximate  - located close together;  very close in resemblance; not quite exact or correct;  be close or similar;  judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  • approximately  - (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • arch  - expert in skulduggery;  (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension; (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it;  a passageway under a curved masonry construction;  a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet);  a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening;  form an arch or curve
  • arcuate  - forming or resembling an arch
  • are  - a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
  • area  - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function;  the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary;  a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve;  a subject of study;  a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography);  a particular environment or walk of life
  • arise  - result or issue;  rise to one's feet;  originate or come into being;  get up and out of bed;  move upward;  take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance;  come into existence; take on form or shape
  • around  - in circumference;  by a circular or circuitous route;  in a circle or circular motion;  to a particular destination either specified or understood;  (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct;  in the area or vicinity;  from beginning to end; throughout;  all around or on all sides;  in or to a reversed position or direction;  to or among many different places or in no particular direction
  • arousal  - the act of arousing;  awakening from sleep;  a state of heightened physiological activity;  mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
  • array  - an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics;  especially fine or decorative clothing;  an impressive display;  an orderly arrangement;  align oneself with a group or a way of thinking;  lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
  • arrive  - reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; succeed in a big way; get to the top
  • arterial  - of or involving or contained in the arteries
  • arteriole  - one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries
  • artery  - a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic;  a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
  • article  - one of a class of artifacts;  nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication;  (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase;  a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will);  bind by a contract; especially for a training period
  • as  - to the same degree (often followed by `as');  a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa;  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
  • ascending  - moving or going or growing upward;  the act of changing location in an upward direction
  • aspect  - a characteristic to be considered;  a distinct feature or element in a problem;  the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb;  the feelings expressed on a person's face;  the visual percept of a region
  • assembling  - the act of gathering something together
  • assembly  - the social act of assembling;  a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit;  a group of persons gathered together for a common purpose;  the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery);  a public facility to meet for open discussion
  • associated  - related to or accompanying;  joined in some kind of relationship (as a colleague or ally or companion etc.)
  • association  - the act of consorting with or joining with others;  the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination;  (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species;  a formal organization of people or groups of people;  (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding;  a relation resulting from interaction or dependence;  the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination;  a social or business relationship
  • astronomy  - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
  • at  - 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos;  a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
  • atmosphere  - the mass of air surrounding the Earth;  the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body;  the weather or climate at some place;  a particular environment or surrounding influence;  a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing;  a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
  • atmospheric  - relating to or located in the atmosphere
  • atom  - (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything;  (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
  • atomic  - immeasurably small;  of or relating to or comprising atoms; (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
  • atp  - a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
  • atrial  - of or relating to a cavity or chamber in the body (especially one of the upper chambers of the heart)
  • atrioventricular  - relating to or affecting the atria and ventricles of the heart
  • atrium  - the central area in a building; open to the sky;  any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)
  • attach  - be attached; be in contact with;  become attached;  cause to be attached;  take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority;  create social or emotional ties
  • attached  - associated in an exclusive sexual relationship;  used of buildings joined by common sidewalls;  fastened together; permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about;  being joined in close association
  • attachment  - the act of attaching or affixing something;  faithful support for a religion or cause or political party;  a supplementary part or accessory;  a connection that fastens things together;  a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding;  a feeling of affection for a person or an institution;  the act of fastening things together
  • attention  - a courteous act indicating affection;  a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review;  the faculty or power of mental concentration;  the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others;  a general interest that leads people to want to know more;  the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  • attraction  - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts;  a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts;  an entertainment that is offered to the public;  the force by which one object attracts another;  an entertainer who attracts large audiences
  • audition  - a test of the suitability of a performer;  the ability to hear; the auditory faculty;  perform in order to get a role
  • auditory  - of or relating to the process of hearing
  • aug  - the month following July and preceding September
  • auricle  - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear;  a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart
  • auscultation  - listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
  • autonomic  - relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system
  • av  - the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August)
  • available  - obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; convenient for use or disposal;  not busy; not otherwise committed
  • away  - (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter;  used of an opponent's ground;  not present; having left;  from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete);  from one's possession;  out of existence;  indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily;  in a different direction;  in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping);  so as to be removed or gotten rid of;  freely or at will;  in reserve; not for immediate use; out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts);  at a distance in space or time
  • axon  - long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron

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  • back  - located at or near the back of an animal;  related to or located at the back;  of an earlier date;  in or to or toward a past time;  at or to or toward the back or rear;  in repayment or retaliation;  in or to or toward a former location;  in or to or toward an original condition;  in answer;  the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage;  a support that you can lean against while sitting;  the part of a garment that covers the back of your body; the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine;  the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer;  (football) a person who plays in the backfield;  the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book;  the side that goes last or is not normally seen;  the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; strengthen by providing with a back or backing;  establish as valid or genuine;  shift to a counterclockwise direction;  travel backward; cause to travel backward;  support financial backing for;  be behind; approve of;  be in back of;  place a bet on;  give support or one's approval to
  • backbone  - the part of a network that connects other networks together;  fortitude and determination;  the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved;  the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord;  a central cohesive source of support and stability
  • bacteria  - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants
  • balance  - a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity;  equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account;  the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account;  equality of distribution;  a state of equilibrium;  a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat;  a weight that balances another weight;  (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane;  harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design);  the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra; something left after other parts have been taken away;  compute credits and debits of an account;  bring into balance or equilibrium; be in equilibrium;  hold or carry in equilibrium
  • band  - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body);  an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material;  a restraint put around something to hold it together;  a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration);  a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else;  a stripe or stripes of contrasting color;  a range of frequencies between two limits;  instrumentalists not including string players;  jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger;  a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure;  an unofficial association of people or groups;  a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing;  bind or tie together, as with a band; attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
  • barrier  - a structure or object that impedes free movement;  any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective;  anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access
  • basal  - of primary importance;  serving as or forming a base; especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
  • base  - debased; not genuine;  illegitimate;  having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality;  of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);  not adhering to ethical or moral principles; (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal;  serving as or forming a base;  a support or foundation;  place that runner must touch before scoring;  (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector;  installation from which a military force initiates operations;  a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit;  the principal ingredient of a mixture;  the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end; (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment;  the bottom or lowest part;  (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place;  the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed;  any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water;  lowest support of a structure;  the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained;  (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;  a lower limit;  a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries;  the most important or necessary part of something;  use as a basis for; found on;  assign to a station;  use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
  • based  - having a base of operations (often used as a combining form);  having a base;  having a basis; often used as combining terms;  being derived from (often followed by `on' or `upon')
  • basement  - the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage;  the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture
  • basic  - of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base; serving as a base or starting point;  pertaining to or constituting a base or basis;  reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality;  (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant;  a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use
  • basilar  - of or relating to or located at the base
  • be  - a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element;  spend or use time;  work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function;  have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun);  have life, be alive;  be identical to; be someone or something;  occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere;  to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form;  happen, occur, take place;  have an existence, be extant;  form or compose;  be identical or equivalent to; represent, as of a character on stage;  be priced at
  • bearing  - (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain; producing or yielding;  a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily;  dignified manner or conduct;  the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies;  relevant relation or interconnection;  heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield;  characteristic way of bearing one's body
  • become  - enter or assume a certain state or condition;  come into existence;  undergo a change or development;  enhance the appearance of
  • bed  - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep;  a plot of ground in which plants are growing;  a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track;  the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.;  a depression forming the ground under a body of water;  (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock);  single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance;  a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit;  put to bed;  place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil;  furnish with a bed;  prepare for sleep;  have sexual intercourse with
  • before  - earlier in time; previously;  at or in the front
  • begin  - Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992);  set in motion, cause to start;  begin to speak or say;  begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language;  achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative;  begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object;  have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense;  have a beginning characterized in some specified way;  have a beginning, of a temporal event;  be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series;  take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  • behavior  - manner of acting or controlling yourself;  (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation;  the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances;  (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
  • behind  - having the lower score or lagging position in a contest;  in or to or toward the rear;  remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from;  in debt;  in or into an inferior position;  of timepieces;  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • being  - the state or fact of existing;  a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
  • below  - at a later place;  in or to a place that is lower;  (in writing) see below;  on a floor below;  further down
  • beta  - preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product;  second in order of importance;  the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet;  beets
  • between  - in between;  in the interval
  • bicarbonate  - a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
  • bicuspid  - having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth);  a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
  • bifurcation  - the act of splitting into two branches;  the place where something divides into two branches;  a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
  • bile  - a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
  • bilirubin  - an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
  • bind  - something that hinders as if with bonds;  form a chemical bond with;  make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope;  wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose;  provide with a binding;  create social or emotional ties;  cause to be constipated; bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted;  fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord;  secure with or as if with ropes;  stick to firmly
  • binding  - causing constipation;  hindering freedom of movement; executed with proper legal authority;  the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book;  strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration;  the capacity to attract and hold something;  the act of applying a bandage
  • biochemical  - of or relating to biochemistry; involving chemical processes in living organisms
  • biological  - of parents and children; related by blood;  pertaining to biology or to life and living things
  • biology  - the science that studies living organisms;  characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms;  all the plant and animal life of a particular region
  • biosphere  - the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
  • bipolar  - having two poles;  of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions;  of or relating to manic depressive illness
  • birth  - the event of being born;  the time when something begins (especially life);  the process of giving birth;  the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents;  cause_to_be_born
  • bladder  - a bag that fills with air;  a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
  • block  - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides);  housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension;  a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit;  a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings;  (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted;  a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides;  the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements;  a platform from which an auctioneer sells;  an obstruction in a pipe or tube;  a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine;  a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope;  shape into a block or blocks;  shape by using a block;  support, secure, or raise with a block;  stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block;  interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia;  run on a block system;  prohibit the conversion or use of (assets);  be unable to remember;  interfere with or prevent the reception of signals;  impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball);  block passage through;  render unsuitable for passage;  obstruct;  shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight;  hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of;  stop from happening or developing
  • blockage  - the act of blocking;  an obstruction in a pipe or tube;  the state or condition of being obstructed
  • blood  - temperament or disposition;  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;  people viewed as members of a group; the descendants of one individual;  a dissolute man in fashionable society;  smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • blurry  - indistinct or hazy in outline
  • bodily  - having or relating to a physical material body;  affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit;  of or relating to or belonging to the body;  in bodily form
  • body  - the external structure of a vehicle;  the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being);  a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person;  the central message of a communication;  a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity;  a collection of particulars considered as a system;  an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects;  the property of holding together and retaining its shape;  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs;  invest with or as with a body; give body to
  • bohr  - Danish physicist who studied atomic structure and radiations; the Bohr theory of the atom accounted for the spectrum of hydrogen (1885-1962)
  • bolus  - a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine;  a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
  • bond  - held in slavery;  British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming;  United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940);  a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal;  a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents;  a connection that fastens things together;  a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner);  the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition;  an electrical force linking atoms;  (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial;  a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest;  bring together in a common cause or emotion;  issue bonds on;  stick to firmly;  create social or emotional ties
  • bone  - consisting of or made up of bone;  a shade of white the color of bleached bones;  rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates;  the porous calcified substance from which bones are made;  remove the bones from;  study intensively, as before an exam
  • bones  - a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  • bony  - having bones especially many or prominent bones;  very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold;  composed of or containing bone
  • bordered  - having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term
  • bore  - a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes;  diameter of a tube or gun barrel;  a person who evokes boredom;  a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary);  make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool;  cause to be bored
  • both  - (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
  • bound  - confined by bonds;  secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form;  (usually followed by `to') governed by fate;  confined in the bowels;  held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union;  headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students';  bound by an oath;  bound by contract; covered or wrapped with a bandage;  a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards;  the greatest possible degree of something;  the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something;  a line determining the limits of an area;  form the boundary of; be contiguous to;  place limits on (extent or access); spring back; spring away from an impact;  move forward by leaps and bounds
  • boundary  - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something;  a line determining the limits of an area;  the greatest possible degree of something
  • brain  - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord;  mental ability;  the brain of certain animals used as meat;  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;  someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;  kill by smashing someone's skull; hit on the head
  • brainstem  - the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
  • branch  - an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization;  a stream or river connected to a larger one;  a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant; a part of a forked or branching shape;  any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm;  a natural consequence of development; divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;  grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
  • branched  - having branches;  resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
  • breakdown  - an analysis into mutually exclusive categories;  a cessation of normal operation;  a mental or physical breakdown;  the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
  • breaking  - (of waves) curling over and crashing into surf or spray; the act of breaking something
  • breathing  - passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination;  the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  • bridge  - any of various card games based on whist for four players; a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.;  an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands;  the link between two lenses; rests on nose;  a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth; a wooden support that holds the strings up;  a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected;  the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose;  something resembling a bridge in form or function; make a bridge across;  cross over on a bridge;  connect or reduce the distance between
  • bright  - full or promise;  having lots of light either natural or artificial; emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts;  having striking color;  abounding with sunlight;  splendid;  characterized by happiness or gladness;  characterized by quickness and ease in learning;  made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; clear and sharp and ringing;  not made dim or less bright;  with brightness
  • brightness  - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white;  intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty;  the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
  • broken  - physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split;  (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded;  not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly;  lacking a part or parts;  discontinuous;  out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken');  destroyed financially; weakened and infirm;  thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; imperfectly spoken or written;  subdued or brought low in condition or status;  topographically very uneven;  tamed or trained to obey
  • bronchial  - relating to or associated with the bronchi
  • bronchiole  - any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli
  • bronchus  - either of the two main branches of the trachea
  • bubble  - a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic;  an impracticable and illusory idea;  a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide);  a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control;  form, produce, or emit bubbles;  expel gas from the stomach;  flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
  • bud  - a partially opened flower;  a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals;  start to grow or develop; develop buds
  • built  - (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness;  well or attractively formed with respect to physique;  formed by fitting or joining components together
  • bulb  - a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end);  a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ; a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure;  electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity;  lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
  • bulk  - the property possessed by a large mass;  the property of something that is great in magnitude;  the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; stick out or up;  cause to bulge or swell outwards
  • bump  - a lump on the body caused by a blow;  an impact (as from a collision);  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings;  knock against with force or violence;  dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward;  remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied;  come upon, as if by accident; meet with;  assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  • bunch  - any collection in its entirety;  a grouping of a number of similar things;  an informal body of friends;  gather or cause to gather into a cluster;  form into a bunch
  • bundle  - a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing;  a collection of things wrapped or boxed together;  a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit);  sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed;  make into a bundle;  compress into a wad;  gather or cause to gather into a cluster
  • but  - and nothing more
  • by  - so as to pass a given point;  in reserve; not for immediate use
  • bypass  - a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town;  a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part);  a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current;  avoid something unpleasant or laborious

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  • ca  - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes;  a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • calcium  - a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • called  - known or spoken of as;  given or having a specified name
  • calyx  - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
  • can  - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.;  a buoy with a round bottom and conical top;  the quantity contained in a can;  a room or building equipped with one or more toilets;  a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination;  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;  preserve in a can or tin;  terminate the employment of
  • canal  - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation;  (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  provide (a city) with a canal
  • canaliculus  - a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants
  • cancellous  - having an open or latticed or porous structure
  • cancerous  - like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads;  relating to or affected with cancer
  • candela  - the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
  • capable  - (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for;  possibly accepting or permitting;  having the requisite qualities for;  have the skills and qualifications to do things well
  • capacitance  - an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored;  an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
  • capacity  - a specified function;  the maximum production possible; tolerance for alcohol;  ability to perform or produce;  the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior;  (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive;  the amount that can be contained;  an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored;  the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
  • capillary  - long and slender with a very small internal diameter;  of or relating to hair;  a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action;  any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
  • capsule  - a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside;  a small container;  a structure that encloses a body part;  a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses;  a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute;  a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space;  a shortened version of a written work; enclose in a capsule;  put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
  • carbohydrate  - an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
  • carbon  - a copy made with carbon paper;  an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds; a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
  • carbonic  - relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
  • cardiac  - of or relating to the heart
  • cardiomyopathy  - a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
  • cardiovascular  - of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
  • careful  - exercising caution or showing care or attention;  with care and dignity;  mindful of the future in spending money;  cautiously attentive;  full of cares or anxiety
  • carotid  - of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
  • carry  - the act of carrying something;  continue or extend;  include, as on a list;  sing or play against other voices or parts;  serve as a means for expressing something;  pass on a communication;  be successful in;  win in an election;  secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions);  cover a certain distance or advance beyond; have a certain range;  be able to feed;  drink alcohol without showing ill effects;  bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of;  propel or give impetus to;  bear (a crop);  include as the content; broadcast or publicize;  pursue a line of scent or be a bearer;  transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication;  capture after a fight;  have on the surface or on the skin;  take further or advance;  compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance;  extend to a certain degree;  win approval or support for;  be equipped with (a mast or sail);  be necessarily associated with or result in or involve;  have or possess something abstract;  keep up with financial support;  have with oneself; have on one's person;  be conveyed over a certain distance;  have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence;  be pregnant with; propel, "Carry the ball";  move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body;  support or hold in a certain manner;  transmit or serve as the medium for transmission;  transfer (entries) from one account book to another;  have on hand;  behave in a certain manner;  contain or hold; have within
  • cartilage  - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
  • cartilaginous  - difficult to chew;  of or relating to cartilage
  • case  - a portable container for carrying several objects;  a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home;  bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow;  the actual state of things;  nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence;  a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument;  a problem requiring investigation;  an occurrence of something;  a person requiring professional services;  the quantity contained in a case;  a specific state of mind that is temporary;  a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy;  the enclosing frame around a door or window opening;  the housing or outer covering of something;  an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part;  a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);  a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation;  a special set of circumstances;  look over, usually with the intention to rob;  enclose in, or as if in, a case
  • catabolic  - characterized by destructive metabolism;  relating to or characterized by catabolism
  • catabolism  - breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
  • catalyst  - something that causes an important event to happen; (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
  • catalytic  - relating to or causing or involving catalysis
  • cation  - a positively charged ion
  • cause  - a justification for something existing or happening;  events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something;  any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;  a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy;  give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  • causing  - the act of causing something to happen
  • cavity  - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body;  soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth;  space that is surrounded by something;  a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
  • cd  - a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser;  a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest;  the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin;  a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
  • ceiling  - the overhead upper surface of a room;  (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds;  maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions);  an upper limit on what is allowed
  • cell  - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  • cellular  - characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization);  relating to cells
  • cellulose  - a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
  • center  - equally distant from the extremes;  of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually;  a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game;  the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play;  the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game;  a building dedicated to a particular activity;  a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process;  the object upon which interest and attention focuses;  the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering;  politically moderate persons; centrists;  the middle of a military or naval formation;  a place where some particular activity is concentrated;  a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region; (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback;  (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team;  (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team;  the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher;  mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  move into the center;  direct one's attention on something;  center upon
  • centered  - being or placed in the center;  concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
  • central  - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; centrally located and easy to reach;  used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place;  serving as an essential component;  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • centriole  - one of a pair of small cylindrical cell organelles near the nucleus in animal cells; composed of nine triplet microtubules and form the asters during mitosis
  • centromere  - a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
  • centrosome  - small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules
  • cerebellum  - a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
  • cerebral  - involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct;  of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
  • certain  - exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; established beyond doubt or question; definitely known;  having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured;  certain to occur; destined or inevitable;  definite but not specified or identified; reliable in operation or effect;  established irrevocably
  • chain  - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament;  a necklace made by a stringing objects together;  anything that acts as a restraint;  a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership;  a series of things depending on each other as if linked together;  (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule);  British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979);  a unit of length;  a series of hills or mountains;  fasten or secure with chains; connect or arrange into a chain by linking
  • chains  - metal shackles; for hands or legs
  • chamber  - a natural or artificial enclosed space;  a room where a judge transacts business;  an enclosed volume in the body;  a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly;  a room used primarily for sleeping;  place in a chamber
  • chambers  - English architect (1723-1796)
  • change  - the action of changing something;  a different or fresh set of clothes;  a thing that is different;  an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another;  the result of alteration or modification;  money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency;  the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due;  coins of small denomination regarded collectively;  a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event;  a difference that is usually pleasant; undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature;  make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;  cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category;  remove or replace the coverings of;  change clothes; put on different clothes;  lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; become deeper in tone;  change from one vehicle or transportation line to another;  give to, and receive from, one another
  • channel  - a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through;  a television station and its programs;  a path over which electrical signals can pass;  (often plural) a means of communication or access;  a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels;  a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record);  direct the flow of; send from one person or place to another;  transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  • channels  - official routes of communication
  • character  - (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes;  the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions;  an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;  a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability;  a written symbol that is used to represent speech;  a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);  good repute;  a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;  an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story);  engrave or inscribe characters on
  • characteristic  - typical or distinctive;  a distinguishing quality;  any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions;  the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2;  a prominent aspect of something
  • charge  - a impetuous rush toward someone or something;  a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time;  heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield;  (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense;  request for payment of a debt;  a person committed to your care;  the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons;  the price charged for some article or service; financial liabilities (such as a tax);  a special assignment that is given to a person or group;  attention and management implying responsibility for safety;  an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence;  a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something;  the swift release of a store of affective force; (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object;  saturate;  energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge;  cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on;  set or ask for a certain price;  instruct or command with authority;  instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence;  impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to;  blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against;  make an accusatory claim;  file a formal charge against;  to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle;  direct into a position for use;  fill or load to capacity;  place a heraldic bearing on;  lie down on command, of hunting dogs;  pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt;  demand payment;  enter a certain amount as a charge;  attribute responsibility to;  provide with munition;  cause to be agitated, excited, or roused;  move quickly and violently;  give over to another for care or safekeeping;  cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution;  assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
  • charged  - of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge;  fraught with great emotion; capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy; supplied with carbon dioxide
  • chart  - a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea;  a visual display of information;  plan in detail;  make a chart of;  represent by means of a graph
  • chemical  - relating to or used in chemistry;  of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes;  produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
  • chemistry  - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions;  the way two individuals relate to each other
  • chemoreceptor  - a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
  • chewing  - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
  • chiasma  - an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • chitin  - a tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi
  • chloride  - any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion); any compound containing a chlorine atom
  • chloroplast  - plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis
  • cholesterol  - an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
  • choline  - a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
  • chorion  - outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
  • chromatic  - being or having or characterized by hue;  based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones;  able to refract light without spectral color separation
  • chromatid  - one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis
  • chromosome  - a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
  • chyme  - a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum
  • ciliated  - having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
  • cilium  - a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms;  any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
  • circadian  - of or relating to biological processes occurring at 24-hour intervals
  • circuit  - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow;  (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals;  an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to;  movement once around a course;  a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area;  a racetrack for automobile races;  make a circuit
  • circular  - marked by or moving in a circle;  having a circular shape; shaped like a ring;  an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  • circulate  - cause to become widely known;  move around freely; move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point;  cause to move in a circuit or system;  cause to be distributed; cause to move around;  become widely known and passed on;  move in circles
  • circulation  - the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area;  the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines);  free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant);  movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels;  number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold;  (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
  • circulatory  - relating to circulatory system or to circulation of the blood;  of or relating to circulation
  • citric  - of or related to citric acid
  • cl  - a metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter;  a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
  • class  - elegance in dress or behavior;  people having the same social or economic status;  a collection of things sharing a common attribute;  (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders;  a body of students who are taught together;  a body of students who graduate together;  a league ranked by quality; education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings;  arrange or order by classes or categories
  • clear  - of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne;  clear to the mind;  free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through;  free from confusion or doubt;  free from clouds or mist or haze; characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving;  clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible;  (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law;  free from contact or proximity or connection;  easily deciphered;  clear of charges or deductions;  affording free passage or view;  free from flaw or blemish or impurity;  characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt);  accurately stated or described;  freed from any question of guilt;  (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;  free of restrictions or qualifications;  completely;  in an easily perceptible manner;  the state of being free of suspicion;  a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;  free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; remove;  make a way or path by removing objects;  remove the occupants of;  remove (people) from a building;  rid of instructions or data;  make clear, bright, light, or translucent;  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear;  settle, as of a debt;  pass an inspection or receive authorization;  pass by, over, or under without making contact;  go away or disappear;  sell;  be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts;  clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.;  free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment;  rid of obstructions;  grant authorization or clearance for; pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;  earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages;  make as a net profit;  yield as a net profit;  go unchallenged; be approved;  become clear
  • cleavage  - the act of cleaving or splitting;  the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts);  (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum;  the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules;  the state of being split or cleft
  • cleft  - having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib; used of hooves;  a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin);  a long narrow opening
  • clinical  - scientifically detached; unemotional;  relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
  • clitoris  - a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
  • close  - marked by fidelity to an original;  rigorously attentive; strict and thorough;  at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other;  close in relevance or relationship; inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; crowded;  (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;  used of hair or haircuts;  fitting closely but comfortably;  confined to specific persons;  strictly confined or guarded;  of textiles;  not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances;  giving or spending with reluctance;  lacking fresh air;  in an attentive manner;  near in time or place or relationship;  the concluding part of any performance;  the last section of a communication;  the temporal end; the concluding time;  finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead;  complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement;  move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut;  become closed;  fill or stop up;  bar access to;  bring together all the elements or parts of; draw near;  come together, as if in an embrace;  change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact;  cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop;  engage at close quarters;  finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.);  be priced or listed when trading stops;  unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of;  cease to operate or cause to cease operating;  come to a close
  • closely  - in a close relation or position in time or space;  in a close manner;  in an attentive manner
  • closer  - (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game;  a person who closes something
  • closing  - final or ending;  approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap;  a concluding action; termination of operations;  the act of closing something;  the last section of a communication
  • clotting  - the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
  • clump  - a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects);  a grouping of a number of similar things;  a compact mass;  walk clumsily;  gather or cause to gather into a cluster;  come together as in a cluster or flock;  make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
  • cluster  - a grouping of a number of similar things;  come together as in a cluster or flock;  gather or cause to gather into a cluster
  • clustering  - a grouping of a number of similar things
  • cns  - the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
  • coat  - growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal; an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors;  a thin layer covering something; cover or provide with a coat;  form a coat over;  put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
  • cochlea  - the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti
  • cochlear  - of or relating to the cochlea of the ear
  • code  - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy;  (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions;  a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones);  attach a code to;  convert ordinary language into code
  • coding  - act of writing in code or cipher
  • codon  - a specific sequence of three adjacent bases on a strand of DNA or RNA that provides genetic code information for a particular amino acid
  • coenzyme  - a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
  • cognitive  - of or being or relating to or involving cognition
  • cohesion  - (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid;  (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals); the state of cohering or sticking together
  • cohesive  - causing cohesion;  cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
  • col  - a pass between mountain peaks
  • collagen  - a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
  • collecting  - the act of gathering something together
  • collection  - the act of gathering something together;  a publication containing a variety of works;  several things grouped together or considered as a whole;  request for a sum of money
  • collective  - set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government;  forming a whole or aggregate;  done by or characteristic of individuals acting together;  members of a cooperative enterprise
  • colon  - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted;  a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter);  a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal;  the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos; the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
  • color  - having or capable of producing colors;  the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation;  a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect;  the timbre of a musical sound;  interest and variety and intensity;  (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors;  a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks);  an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading;  any material used for its color;  add color to; gloss or excuse;  decorate with colors;  modify or bias;  change color, often in an undesired manner;  affect as in thought or feeling
  • column  - (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure;  a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument);  a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands;  an article giving opinions or perspectives;  a line of (usually military) units following one after another;  a linear array of numbers one above another;  anything tall and relatively thin that approximates the shape of a column or tower
  • combination  - the act of combining things to form a new whole;  the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order;  a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities;  an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes);  a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose;  a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock;  a coordinated sequence of chess moves
  • combine  - harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field;  an occurrence that results in things being united;  a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service;  add together from different sources;  join for a common purpose or in a common action;  put or add together;  mix together different elements;  gather in a mass, sum, or whole; combine so as to form a whole; mix;  have or possess in combination
  • combined  - made or joined or united into one;  involving the joint activity of two or more
  • come  - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract;  come to pass; arrive, as in due course;  be found or available;  happen as a result;  reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position;  have a certain priority; cover a certain distance;  move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody;  be received; experience orgasm;  to be the product or result;  develop into;  extend or reach;  exist or occur in a certain point in a series;  come to one's mind; suggest itself;  reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress;  proceed or get along;  add up in number or quantity;  come under, be classified or included;  come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example;  be a native of;  come forth
  • coming  - yet to come;  of the relatively near future;  arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous);  the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse;  the act of drawing spatially closer to something;  the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
  • common  - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual;  belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public;  commonly encountered;  being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language;  of or associated with the great masses of people;  to be expected; standard;  common to or shared by two or more parties; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;  of low or inferior quality or value;  a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • communicate  - transmit thoughts or feelings;  transmit information; administer communion; in church;  be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas;  join or connect;  receive Communion, in the Catholic church;  transfer to another
  • community  - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other;  a group of people living in a particular local area;  a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common;  a group of nations having common interests;  common ownership;  agreement as to goals;  the body of people in a learned occupation;  a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
  • compact  - closely and firmly united or packed together;  having component parts closely crowded together;  heavy and compact in form or stature;  briefly giving the gist of something;  a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse;  a small and economical car;  a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action;  have the property of being packable or of compacting easily;  squeeze or press together;  make more compact by or as if by pressing;  compress into a wad
  • compartment  - a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area;  a small space or subdivision for storage
  • compete  - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  • competitive  - showing a fighting disposition;  subscribing to capitalistic competition;  involving competition or competitiveness
  • complement  - something added to complete or make perfect;  either of two parts that mutually complete each other;  a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction;  number needed to make up a whole force;  a complete number or quantity;  one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response;  make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to
  • complementary  - of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other;  acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole);  either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
  • complete  - having every necessary or normal part or component or step;  having come or been brought to a conclusion;  perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities;  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;  highly skilled;  bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; come or bring to a finish or an end;  write all the required information onto a form;  complete a pass;  complete or carry out
  • completed  - caught;  (of a marriage) completed by the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony;  successfully completed or brought to an end
  • completely  - so as to be complete; with everything necessary;  to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
  • completion  - a concluding action;  (American football) a successful forward pass in football
  • complex  - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts;  a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior;  a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated;  a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
  • compliance  - happy friendly agreement;  the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another;  acting according to certain accepted standards;  a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • component  - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system;  an abstract part of something; something determined in relation to something that includes it
  • composed  - serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress;  made up of individual elements
  • compound  - of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes;  consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts;  composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;  an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient);  a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts;  (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight;  put or add together;  combine so as to form a whole; mix;  create by mixing or combining;  calculate principal and interest;  make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • con  - on the negative side;  an argument opposed to a proposal;  a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property;  a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison; commit to memory; learn by heart;  deprive of by deceit
  • concentration  - strengthening the amount of a substance in a unit amount of another substance (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing the other substance;  bringing together military forces; (chemistry) the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume (expressed as moles/cubic meter);  the spatial property of being crowded together;  complete attention; intense mental effort;  increase in density;  great and constant diligence and attention
  • concept  - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  • conception  - the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon;  the creation of something in the mind;  an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances; the event that occurred at the beginning of something
  • conclusion  - an intuitive assumption;  the last section of a communication;  the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism);  a final settlement;  the act of making up your mind about something;  the act of ending something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;  event whose occurrence ends something;  the temporal end; the concluding time
  • condense  - undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops;  compress or concentrate;  develop due to condensation;  become more compact or concentrated;  cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid;  remove water from;  make more concise
  • conduct  - manner of acting or controlling yourself;  (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people;  lead, as in the performance of a composition;  lead musicians in the performance of;  transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; direct the course of; manage or control;  take somebody somewhere; behave in a certain manner
  • conducting  - the direction of an orchestra or choir;  the way of administering a business
  • conduction  - the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
  • cone  - any cone-shaped artifact;  visual receptor cell sensitive to color;  cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts;  a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point;  make cone-shaped
  • conformation  - a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing; acting according to certain accepted standards;  any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
  • conical  - relating to or resembling a cone
  • conjugated  - of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond; formed by the union of two compounds;  joined together especially in a pair or pairs
  • connected  - joined or linked together;  plugged in;  wired together to an alarm system;  stored in, controlled by, or in direct communication with a central computer;  being joined in close association;  related to or accompanying
  • connecting  - syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence
  • connection  - shifting from one form of transportation to another;  an instrumentality that connects;  a supplier (especially of narcotics); (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship);  a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it);  a connecting shape;  the state of being connected;  the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication);  the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
  • connective  - connecting or tending to connect;  an instrumentality that connects;  an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  • consecutive  - in regular succession without gaps;  one after the other;  successive (without a break);  in a consecutive manner
  • constant  - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection;  continually recurring or continuing without interruption;  uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing;  persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature;  a quantity that does not vary;  a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
  • constituent  - constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup);  (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction;  a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes;  an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system;  an abstract part of something
  • constitution  - the act of forming something;  United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston;  the way in which someone or something is composed;  law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
  • constriction  - the action or process of compressing;  a tight feeling in some part of the body;  tight or narrow compression;  a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
  • contact  - close interaction;  the act of touching physically; (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact;  a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication;  a communicative interaction;  the physical coming together of two or more things;  a person who is in a position to give you special assistance;  the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity;  a channel for communication between groups;  be in or establish communication with;  be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  • contain  - be capable of holding or containing;  be divisible by;  hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of;  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;  include or contain; have as a component;  contain or hold; have within
  • contained  - gotten under control;  controlled
  • content  - satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned;  everything that is included in a collection;  the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.;  something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation;  what a communication that is about something is about;  the amount that can be contained;  the state of being contented with your situation in life;  satisfy in a limited way; make content
  • contents  - a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
  • continuation  - the act of continuing an activity without interruption; the consequence of being lengthened in duration;  a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction;  a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
  • continuous  - continuing in time or space without interruption;  of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
  • contract  - a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid;  a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law; (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make;  be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness;  enter into a contractual arrangement; make smaller;  become smaller or draw together;  reduce in scope while retaining essential elements;  make or become more narrow or restricted;  compress or concentrate;  squeeze or press together; engage by written agreement
  • contractile  - capable of contracting or being contracted
  • contraction  - the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope;  (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber);  a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds;  the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
  • contribute  - contribute to some cause;  be conducive to;  provide; bestow a quality on
  • control  - the activity of managing or exerting control over something;  (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc;  a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine;  power to direct or determine;  the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.;  a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance;  a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another;  discipline in personal and social activities;  great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity;  a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment;  the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; verify by using a duplicate register for comparison;  exercise authoritative control or power over;  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;  verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments;  have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of;  be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;  handle and cause to function;  control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
  • controlled  - restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds; curbed or regulated
  • conversion  - a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life;  a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown; the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another; act of exchanging one type of money or security for another;  a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade";  interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition;  a change of religion;  an event that results in a transformation;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
  • converted  - spiritually reborn or converted
  • convex  - curving or bulging outward
  • convoluted  - rolled or coiled together;  highly complex or intricate
  • coordination  - the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation;  the skillful and effective interaction of movements;  the grammatical relation of two constituents having the same grammatical form
  • copulation  - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • cord  - a line made of twisted fibers or threads;  a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton;  a light insulated conductor for household use;  a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet;  bind or tie with a cord;  stack in cords
  • cornea  - transparent anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the lens and iris and is continuous with the sclera
  • coronary  - surrounding like a crown (especially of the blood vessels surrounding the heart);  obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus)
  • corpus  - the main part of an organ or other bodily structure;  a collection of writings;  capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
  • corpuscle  - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets;  (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
  • correct  - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; socially right or correct;  in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;  correct in opinion or judgment;  treat a defect;  make right or correct;  alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard;  censure severely;  go down in value;  make reparations or amends for;  punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience;  adjust for
  • correspond  - exchange messages;  be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics;  be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics;  take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
  • cortex  - the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal;  the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
  • countercurrent  - actions counter to the main group activity;  a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
  • covalent  - of or relating to or characterized by covalence
  • cover  - fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations;  the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it;  a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent);  a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else;  the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book;  bedding that keeps a person warm in bed;  a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;  covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container);  a natural object that covers or envelops;  a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink;  clothe, as if for protection from the elements;  protect by insurance;  maintain a check on; especially by patrolling;  deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression;  hold within range of an aimed firearm;  protect or defend (a position in a game);  be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game;  play a higher card than the one previously played;  form a cover over;  provide with a covering or cause to be covered;  spread over a surface to conceal or protect;  hide from view or knowledge; be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of;  to take an action to protect against future problems;  help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; invest with a large or excessive amount of something;  make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities;  provide for;  span an interval of distance, space or time;  sit on (eggs);  be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism;  put something on top of something else;  copulate with a female, used especially of horses;  cover as if with a shroud;  travel across or pass over;  include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
  • covered  - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
  • covering  - the act of protecting something by covering it;  an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it);  a natural object that covers or envelops;  the work of applying something;  the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
  • create  - create by artistic means;  pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity;  bring into existence;  invest with a new title, office, or rank;  make or cause to be or to become;  create or manufacture a man-made product
  • cross  - extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis;  perversely irritable;  a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry;  a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece;  any affliction that causes great suffering;  (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids;  an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species;  a marking that consists of lines that cross each other;  trace a line through or across;  meet and pass;  fold so as to resemble a cross;  to cover or extend over an area or time period;  breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties;  travel across or pass over;  meet at a point;  hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • crossing  - traveling across;  a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean);  a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other;  a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect;  (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids;  a junction where one street or road crosses another;  a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
  • crossover  - the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience;  a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other;  a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party;  the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
  • cult  - a system of religious beliefs and rituals;  adherents of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices;  an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
  • currency  - general acceptance or use;  the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used;  a current state of general acceptance and use;  the property of belonging to the present time
  • curve  - a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter;  a line on a graph representing data;  the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes;  curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.);  the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface;  form a curl, curve, or kink;  turn sharply; change direction abruptly;  bend or cause to bend; form an arch or curve;  extend in curves and turns
  • cycle  - a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon;  a periodically repeated sequence of events;  a series of poems or songs on the same theme;  an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;  a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals;  the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second;  recur in repeating sequences; pass through a cycle;  cause to go through a recurring sequence; ride a bicycle;  ride a motorcycle
  • cytokine  - any of various proteins secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
  • cytokinesis  - organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells
  • cytoplasm  - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
  • cytoskeleton  - a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence
  • cytosol  - the aqueous part of the cytoplasm within which various particles and organelles are suspended
  • cytotoxic  - of or relating to substances that are toxic to cells

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  • damage  - the act of damaging something or someone;  loss of military equipment;  the occurrence of a change for the worse;  any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right;  the amount of money needed to purchase something;  inflict damage upon
  • damaged  - harmed or injured or spoiled;  especially of reputation; being unjustly brought into disrepute
  • darkly  - without light;  in a dark glowering menacing manner
  • day  - United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935);  a period of opportunity;  some point or period in time; the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working);  time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis;  a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside;  the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis;  an era of existence or influence;  the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
  • daytime  - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
  • de  - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • dead  - total;  devoid of activity;  physically inactive;  no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life;  not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat;  lacking animation or excitement or activity;  drained of electric charge; discharged; sudden and complete;  no longer having force or relevance;  no longer in force or use; inactive;  lacking resilience or bounce;  not surviving in active use;  out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown;  not circulating or flowing;  unerringly accurate;  not yielding a return;  lacking acoustic resonance;  devoid of physical sensation; numb;  (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive;  not endowed with life;  very tired; completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; quickly and without warning;  people who are no longer living;  a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
  • debris  - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  • deceleration  - the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed;  a decrease in rate of change;  (physics) a rate of decrease in velocity
  • decrease  - the act of decreasing or reducing something;  the amount by which something decreases;  a change downward;  a process of becoming smaller or shorter;  decrease in size, extent, or range; make smaller
  • decreased  - made less in size or amount or degree
  • deductive  - involving inferences from general principles;  relating to logical deduction
  • deep  - exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy;  strong; intense;  very distant in time or space;  having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination;  relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply;  with head or back bent low;  large in quantity or size;  extreme;  marked by depth of thinking;  relatively thick from top to bottom;  extending relatively far inward;  difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge;  of an obscure nature; having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;  (of darkness) very intense;  to far into space;  to an advanced time;  to a great depth;  literary term for an ocean;  the central and most intense or profound part;  a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  • defect  - a failing or deficiency;  an imperfection in a bodily system; an imperfection in a device or machine;  a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body);  desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
  • defense  - protection from harm;  military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;  the justification for some act or belief;  an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack;  the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;  (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;  a structure used to defend against attack; the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;  the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947;  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  • degradation  - changing to a lower state (a less respected state);  a low or downcast state
  • degraded  - lowered in value;  unrestrained by convention or morality
  • dendrite  - short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron
  • dendritic  - (neuroscience) of or relating to or resembling a dendrite
  • dense  - slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; having high relative density or specific gravity;  hard to pass through because of dense growth;  permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter;  having component parts closely crowded together
  • density  - the amount per unit size;  the spatial property of being crowded together
  • deoxyribose  - a sugar that is a constituent of nucleic acids
  • depression  - pushing down;  sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object); a concavity in a surface produced by pressing;  a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity;  a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment;  a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment;  a sunken or depressed geological formation;  a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention;  an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
  • depth  - degree of psychological or intellectual profundity;  extent downward or backward or inward;  (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part;  (usually plural) a low moral state;  the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
  • derived  - formed or developed from something else; not original
  • described  - represented in words especially with sharpness and detail
  • description  - sort or variety;  a statement that represents something in words;  the act of describing something
  • descriptive  - describing the structure of a language;  serving to describe or inform or characterized by description;  concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
  • desired  - greatly desired;  wanted intensely
  • destruction  - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists;  an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something;  a final state
  • detect  - discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  • detectable  - easily seen or detected;  capable of being detected
  • detected  - perceived with the mind;  perceived or discerned
  • develop  - expand in the form of a series;  grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment;  cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development;  be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;  elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme;  grow emotionally or mature;  gain through experience; move into a strategically more advantageous position;  move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions;  superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry;  generate gradually;  make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation;  make visible by means of chemical solutions;  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);  change the use of and make available or usable;  happen;  become technologically advanced;  create by training and teaching;  elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; work out;  come into existence; take on form or shape
  • developing  - relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply;  gradually unfolding or growing (especially as of something latent);  making or becoming visible through or as if through the action of a chemical agent;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
  • development  - act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;  (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated;  a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;  a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);  a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • device  - any clever maneuver;  an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose;  an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery);  something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  • diagnosing  - identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  • diagnosis  - identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  • diagram  - a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts;  make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed
  • diameter  - the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference;  a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface)
  • diaphragm  - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves;  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix;  (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  • diaphysis  - the main (mid) section of a long bone
  • diastole  - the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
  • diastolic  - of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole
  • digested  - capable of undergoing digestion
  • digestion  - learning and coming to understand ideas and information;  the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body;  the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
  • digestive  - relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion;  any substance that promotes digestion
  • dim  - lacking in light; not bright or harsh;  lacking clarity or distinctness;  made dim or less bright;  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;  offering little or no hope;  make dim or lusterless;  become dim or lusterless;  switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam;  become vague or indistinct;  make dim by comparison or conceal;  become or make darker
  • dioxide  - an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
  • diploid  - of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number;  (genetics) an organism or cell having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
  • direction  - a general course along which something has a tendency to develop;  a message describing how something is to be done;  a line leading to a place or point;  the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves;  the act of setting and holding a course;  the act of managing something;  the concentration of attention or energy on something;  something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action;  a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
  • directly  - without deviation;  in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly;  without anyone or anything intervening;  without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  • disaccharide  - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
  • disassociation  - the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination;  a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
  • disc  - a flat circular plate;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • disease  - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • disorder  - a disturbance of the peace or of public order;  condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning;  a condition in which things are not in their expected places;  bring disorder to; disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
  • dissociation  - the act of removing from association;  (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions;  a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
  • dissolve  - (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out;  declare void;  come to an end;  bring the association of to an end or cause to break up;  become or cause to become soft or liquid; pass into a solution;  cause to go into a solution;  become weaker; cause to fade away;  lose control emotionally;  cause to lose control emotionally;  stop functioning or cohering as a unit
  • dissolved  - (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
  • dissolving  - causing to dissolve;  the process of going into solution
  • distal  - situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone;  directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
  • distance  - the property created by the space between two objects or points;  size of the gap between two places;  indifference by personal withdrawal;  a distant region;  the interval between two times;  a remote point in time;  keep at a distance;  go far ahead of
  • distant  - apart in space;  separate or apart in time;  separated in space or coming from or going to a distance;  far apart in relevance or relationship;  remote in manner
  • distend  - swell from or as if from internal pressure;  cause to expand as it by internal pressure;  become wider
  • distinct  - recognizable; marked;  easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined;  (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality;  clearly or sharply defined to the mind;  constituting a separate entity or part
  • distribute  - give out;  administer or bestow, as in small portions; make available;  be mathematically distributive;  be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses;  spread throughout a given area; cause to become widely known;  distribute or disperse widely;  to arrange in a systematic order;  cause to be distributed
  • distributed  - spread out or scattered about or divided up
  • distribution  - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning;  the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer;  the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume;  (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
  • diuretic  - any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine
  • divide  - a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility);  a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems;  perform a division;  separate into parts or portions;  force, take, or pull apart;  come apart;  make a division or separation;  act as a barrier between; stand between
  • divided  - distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose;  having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions;  separated into parts or pieces
  • division  - the act or process of dividing;  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart;  an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed;  discord that splits a group;  an army unit large enough to sustain combat;  a group of ships of similar type;  a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings;  an administrative unit in government or business;  (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum;  (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category;  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a league ranked by quality
  • dna  - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
  • do  - the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization;  doctor's degree in osteopathy;  an uproarious party; create or design, often in a certain way;  travel or traverse (a distance);  carry on or manage;  get (something) done;  proceed or get along;  behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;  arrange attractively;  give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;  carry out or perform an action;  engage in;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;  spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • doctor  - children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office;  a licensed medical practitioner;  a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution;  (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching;  give medical treatment to; restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
  • donor  - person who makes a gift of property;  (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
  • dorsal  - belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part;  facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
  • dorsum  - the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part);  the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
  • double  - having two meanings with intent to deceive;  large enough for two;  twice as great or many;  consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs;  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities;  used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements; used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis; two together;  downward and forward;  to double the degree;  a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base;  a quantity that is twice as great as another;  someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);  a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts;  raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2;  increase twofold;  hit a two-base hit;  do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions;  bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit);  make or do or perform again;  bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
  • down  - not functioning (temporarily or permanently);  shut; understood perfectly;  being put out by a strikeout;  extending or moving from a higher to a lower place;  becoming progressively lower;  being or moving lower in position or less in some value;  low in spirits;  lower than previously;  spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position;  away from a more central or a more northerly place;  paid in cash at time of purchase;  in an inactive or inoperative state;  to a lower intensity;  from an earlier time; (American football) a complete play to advance the football;  soft fine feathers;  fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs);  (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil;  English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896);  bring down or defeat (an opponent);  cause to come or go down;  shoot at and force to come down;  improve or perfect by pruning or polishing;  eat immoderately;  drink down entirely
  • drain  - emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it;  a gradual depletion of energy or resources;  a pipe through which liquid is carried away;  tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material;  empty of liquid; drain the liquid from;  deplete of resources;  flow off gradually;  make weak
  • drum  - small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise;  a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end;  a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids;  the sound of a drum;  a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes;  a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends; play a percussion instrument;  make a rhythmic sound;  study intensively, as before an exam
  • dub  - provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language;  give a nickname to;  raise (someone) to knighthood
  • duct  - an enclosed conduit for a fluid;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
  • due  - owed and payable immediately or on demand;  suitable to or expected in the circumstances;  scheduled to arrive;  directly or exactly; straight;  that which is deserved or owed;  a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
  • dye  - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair;  color with dye


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  • each  - (used of count nouns) every one considered individually;  to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)
  • ear  - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium;  good hearing; attention to what is said;  fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn;  the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  • earlier  - (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early;  earlier in time; previously;  before now;  comparatives of `soon' or `early'
  • earth  - the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell);  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on;  the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage);  the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; the solid part of the earth's surface;  connect to the earth;  hide in the earth like a hunted animal
  • easily  - without question;  with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily');  indicating high probability; in all likelihood
  • ecg  - a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  • ecosystem  - a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
  • ect  - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
  • ectotherm  - an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
  • ed  - impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
  • edge  - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object;  a strip near the boundary of an object;  a slight competitive advantage;  the attribute of urgency;  the boundary of a surface;  a line determining the limits of an area;  provide with an edge;  advance slowly, as if by inches;  lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; provide with a border or edge
  • egg  - animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds;  oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food;  one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens;  coat with beaten egg;  throw eggs at
  • eggs  - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
  • eight  - being one more than seven;  the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one;  a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
  • either  - after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like `likewise' or `also'
  • ejaculation  - an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion; the discharge of semen in males
  • ejection  - the act of forcing out someone or something;  the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
  • ekg  - a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  • elastic  - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy;  able to adjust readily to different conditions;  a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material;  a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
  • eld  - a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises;  a late time of life
  • electrical  - relating to or concerned with electricity;  using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
  • electrocardiogram  - a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  • electron  - an elementary particle with negative charge
  • element  - the most favorable environment for a plant or animal;  a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone;  the situation in which you are happiest and most effective;  one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe;  an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system;  an abstract part of something;  any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
  • elemental  - relating to or being an element;  relating to severe atmospheric conditions;  of or being the essential or basic part
  • elements  - violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
  • elevated  - raised above the ground;  raised above ground level; on elevated rails;  a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  • elimination  - the murder of a competitor;  the act of removing or getting rid of something;  the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations;  analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives;  the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • embedded  - inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole; enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
  • embryo  - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life;  (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • empty  - holding or containing nothing;  emptied of emotion;  needing nourishment;  devoid of significance or point;  having nothing inside; a container that has been emptied;  become empty or void of its content;  make void or empty of contents;  remove;  excrete or discharge from the body;  leave behind empty; move out of
  • enabling  - providing legal power or sanction
  • end  - a position on the line of scrimmage;  the part you are expected to play;  a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold;  a final part or section;  the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;  a boundary marking the extremities of something;  either extremity of something that has length;  the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object;  one of two places from which people are communicating to each other;  (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage;  a final state;  the point in time at which something ends;  the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it;  the last section of a communication;  bring to an end or halt;  put an end to;  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;  be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
  • endocardium  - the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves
  • endocrine  - of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions; any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream;  the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
  • endometrium  - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
  • endothelial  - of or relating to or located in the endothelium
  • endothelium  - an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities
  • energy  - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); enterprising or ambitious drive;  forceful exertion;  (physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs;  a healthy capacity for vigorous activity;  the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
  • enhance  - increase;  make better or more attractive
  • enlargement  - a photographic print that has been enlarged;  the state of being enlarged;  the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope;  a discussion that provides additional information
  • ensure  - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;  make certain of
  • enter  - become a participant; be involved in;  come on stage;  to come or go into;  set out on (an enterprise or subject of study);  make a record of; set down in permanent form;  put or introduce into something;  take on duties or office;  register formally as a participant or member;  be or play a part of or in
  • entering  - the act of entering;  a movement into or inward
  • entire  - constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;  (used of domestic animals) sexually competent;  (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes;  constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged;  uncastrated adult male horse
  • entity  - that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
  • entrance  - the act of entering;  something that provides access (to get in or get out);  a movement into or inward;  put into a trance; attract; cause to be enamored
  • entry  - an item inserted in a written record;  a written record of a commercial transaction;  the act of entering;  the act of beginning something new;  something that provides access (to get in or get out);  something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)
  • envelope  - any wrapper or covering;  a flat rectangular paper container for papers;  the bag containing the gas in a balloon;  the maximum operating capability of a system;  a natural covering (as by a fluid);  a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
  • environment  - the area in which something exists or lives;  the totality of surrounding conditions
  • environmental  - concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment;  of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
  • enzyme  - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
  • epicardium  - the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
  • epiglottis  - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
  • epiphyseal  - relating to the epiphysis of a bone
  • epiphysis  - the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused;  a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
  • epithelium  - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
  • equal  - well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another;  equal in amount or value;  a person who is of equal standing with another in a group;  make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;  be identical or equivalent to;  be equal to in quality or ability
  • equally  - to the same degree (often followed by `as');  in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
  • equatorial  - of or existing at or near the geographic equator;  of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator;  of or relating to or at an equator;  a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it
  • er  - a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment; a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium
  • erectile  - filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood;  capable of being raised to an upright position
  • erythroblastosis  - a blood disease characterized by the abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the blood
  • erythrocyte  - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
  • es  - a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
  • esophagus  - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  • especially  - to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common; in a special manner
  • essential  - basic and fundamental;  absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed;  absolutely necessary; vitally necessary;  being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc;  defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established;  of the greatest importance;  anything indispensable
  • estrogen  - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
  • eukaryote  - an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells
  • eukaryotic  - having cells with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei
  • eupnea  - normal relaxed breathing
  • eutherian  - of or relating to or belonging to the subclass Eutheria; mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
  • evaporation  - the process of extracting moisture;  the process of becoming a vapor
  • even  - equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced;  being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with);  divisible by two;  occurring at fixed intervals;  symmetrically arranged;  of the score in a contest; used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected;  to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;  in spite of; notwithstanding;  to the full extent;  the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); make even or more even;  become even or more even;  make level or straight
  • event  - something that happens at a given place and time;  a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory;  a special set of circumstances;  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  • evolution  - (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
  • ex  - out of fashion;  the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife;  a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
  • except  - prevent from being included or considered or accepted; take exception to
  • exchange  - (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value;  (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop;  reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries;  the act of giving something in return for something received;  the act of changing one thing for another thing;  a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members;  a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one);  chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another;  the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help";  (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes;  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication;  give to, and receive from, one another;  hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent;  change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence;  exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category;  exchange a penalty for a less severe one
  • exchanged  - changed for (replaced by) something different
  • exchanger  - one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
  • excision  - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence;  the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society;  surgical removal of a body part or tissue;  the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  • excitation  - something that agitates and arouses;  the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland;  the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  • excitatory  - (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
  • excretory  - of or relating to the process of excretion
  • exercise  - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit;  a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding;  systematic training by multiple repetitions;  (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches;  the act of using;  do physical exercise;  give a workout to;  learn by repetition; put to use;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  • exhalation  - the act of expelling air from the lungs;  exhaled breath
  • exit  - the act of going out;  an opening that permits escape or release;  euphemistic expressions for death;  lose the lead;  move out of or depart from;  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  • exocrine  - of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions;  a gland that secretes externally through a duct
  • exon  - sequence of a gene's DNA that transcribes into protein structures
  • expand  - become larger in size or volume or quantity;  make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity;  extend in one or more directions;  exaggerate or make bigger;  grow stronger;  expand the influence of;  add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
  • experiment  - the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation; a venture at something new or different;  the testing of an idea;  to conduct a test or investigation;  try something new, as in order to gain experience
  • experimental  - relying on observation or experiment;  of the nature of or undergoing an experiment;  relating to or based on experiment
  • expiration  - the act of expelling air from the lungs;  euphemistic expressions for death;  a coming to an end of a contract period
  • expiratory  - of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration
  • explanation  - thought that makes something comprehensible;  a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.;  the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible
  • explore  - examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes;  examine minutely;  travel to or penetrate into;  inquire into
  • exposure  - the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience;  abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open);  presentation to view in an open or public manner;  the act of exposing film to light;  vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain;  aspect re light or wind;  the disclosure of something secret;  the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate;  a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material;  the state of being vulnerable or exposed
  • expression  - the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing;  the feelings expressed on a person's face;  expression without words;  the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions;  (genetics) the process of expressing a gene;  a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit;  a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement;  the style of expressing yourself;  a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
  • extend  - increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance;  prolong the time allowed for payment of;  expand the influence of;  open or straighten out; unbend;  make available; provide;  reach outward in space;  extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;  thrust or extend out;  continue or extend;  lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer;  extend in scope or range or area; use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity;  cause to move at full gallop;  extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; offer verbally;  stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;  span an interval of distance, space or time
  • extension  - act of expanding in scope; making more widely available;  act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb;  an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who not enrolled as regular students;  an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line;  amount or degree or range to which something extends;  the ability to raise the working leg high in the air;  a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one to three letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename;  a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt;  an addition that extends a main building;  an addition to the length of something;  the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to;  the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
  • exterior  - situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building;  the outer side or surface of something;  the region that is outside of something
  • external  - happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface;  purely outward or superficial;  from or between other countries;  coming from the outside;  outward features
  • extremely  - to an extreme degree;  to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect;  to an extreme degree or extent;  to an extreme degree
  • eye  - a small hole or loop (as in a needle);  the organ of sight;  good discernment (either visually or as if visually);  attention to what is seen;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  look at

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  • face  - a vertical surface of a building or cliff;  the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);  the striking or working surface of an implement;  the general outward appearance of something;  status in the eyes of others;  the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear;  the part of an animal corresponding to the human face;  a part of a person that is used to refer to a person;  the feelings expressed on a person's face;  impudent aggressiveness;  a specific size and style of type within a type family;  a contorted facial expression;  a surface forming part of the outside of an object;  cover the front or surface of; line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;  turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;  turn so as to expose the face;  be opposite;  deal with (something unpleasant) head on; present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; oppose, as in hostility or a competition;  be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
  • falls  - the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris);  a steep descent of the water of a river
  • farsightedness  - seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing; abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
  • fascia  - a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
  • fat  - a chubby body;  having much flesh (especially fat);  marked by great fruitfulness;  lucrative;  having a relatively large diameter; containing or composed of fat;  a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides);  excess bodily weight;  a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs;  make fat or plump
  • fatty  - containing or composed of fat;  a rotund individual
  • fauces  - the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx
  • fear  - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight);  a profound emotion inspired by a deity;  an anxious feeling;  be afraid or scared of; be frightened of;  be uneasy or apprehensive about;  be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement;  be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event;  regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
  • feces  - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
  • feedback  - response to an inquiry or experiment;  the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output
  • female  - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop;  for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls;  characteristic of or peculiar to a woman;  an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa);  a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  • fermentation  - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol;  a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
  • ferritin  - a protein containing 20% iron that is found in the intestines and liver and spleen; it is one of the chief forms in which iron is stored in the body
  • fertilization  - making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure; creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
  • fetal  - of or relating to a fetus
  • fetus  - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
  • fetus  - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
  • few  - a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number;  a small elite group; an indefinite but relatively small number
  • focus  - maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system;  maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea;  the concentration of attention or energy on something;  a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section;  a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges;  a central point or locus of an infection in an organism;  special emphasis attached to something;  put (an image) into focus;  become focussed or come into focus;  cause to converge on or toward a central point; direct one's attention on something;  bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
  • fold  - the act of folding;  a pen for sheep;  a folded part (as in skin or muscle);  a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock;  an angular or rounded shape made by folding;  a group of sheep or goats;  a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church;  incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; become folded or folded up;  bend or lay so that one part covers the other;  intertwine;  confine in a fold, like sheep;  cease to operate or cause to cease operating
  • follicle  - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
  • follow  - behave in accordance or in agreement with;  grasp the meaning;  travel along a certain course;  to travel behind, go after, come after;  adhere to or practice;  accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of;  come as a logical consequence; follow logically;  come after in time, as a result;  be next;  to bring something about at a later time than;  keep informed;  keep to;  follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something;  perform an accompaniment to;  imitate in behavior; take as a model;  follow in or as if in pursuit;  keep under surveillance;  choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans;  be the successor (of); work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function;  follow with the eyes or the mind;  act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes;  to be the product or result; be later in time
  • following  - about to be mentioned or specified;  immediately following in time or order;  going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction;  in the desired direction;  a group of followers or enthusiasts;  the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
  • food  - any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue;  anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking;  any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • foramen  - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
  • force  - physical energy or intensity;  a powerful effect or influence;  a group of people having the power of effective action;  group of people willing to obey orders;  (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity;  a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base;  an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists);  (of a law) having legal validity;  a unit that is part of some military service;  one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;  impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably;  do forcibly; exert force;  force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;  cause to move by pulling; squeeze like a wedge into a tight space;  take by force;  urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate;  move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner";  to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
  • forced  - made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency; forced or compelled;  produced by or subjected to forcing;  lacking spontaneity; not natural
  • forecast  - a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop;  predict in advance;  judge to be probable;  indicate by signs
  • foreign  - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world;  of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own);  not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something;  not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
  • fork  - cutlery used for serving and eating food;  an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs;  the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches;  the act of branching out or dividing into branches;  the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk;  shape like a fork;  place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces;  divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;  lift with a pitchfork
  • form  - a mold for setting concrete;  the visual appearance of something or someone;  a particular mode in which something is manifested;  an ability to perform well;  a perceptual structure;  the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something;  a printed document with spaces in which to write;  an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse;  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;  the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;  a life-size dummy used to display clothes;  any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);  alternative names for the body of a human being;  a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;  a body of students who are taught together; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary;  assume a form or shape;  create (as an entity);  to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting";  develop into a distinctive entity;  give shape or form to;  make something, usually for a specific function;  establish or impress firmly in the mind
  • formation  - the fabrication of something in a particular shape; creation by mental activity;  a particular spatial arrangement;  an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit;  natural process that causes something to form;  the act of forming something; (geology) the geological features of the earth
  • formed  - fully developed as by discipline or training;  having taken on a definite arrangement;  having or given a form or shape;  clearly defined;  formed in the mind
  • former  - referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several);  (used especially of persons) of the immediate past;  belonging to the distant past;  belonging to some prior time;  the first of two or the first mentioned of two
  • formula  - a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement; a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle;  a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements;  a liquid food for infants;  something regarded as a normative example;  (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems;  directions for making something
  • fossa  - largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets;  monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets;  a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  • found  - come upon unexpectedly or after searching;  food and lodging provided in addition to money;  use as a basis for; found on; set up or lay the groundwork for;  set up or found
  • four  - being one more than three;  the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
  • fovea  - area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
  • framework  - a structure supporting or containing something;  the underlying structure;  a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
  • free  - not literal;  unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; not held in servitude;  not occupied or in use;  not fixed in position; not taken up by scheduled activities;  costing nothing;  without restraint;  people who are free;  free or remove obstruction from; grant freedom to; free from confinement;  free from obligations or duties;  make (information) available publication;  make (assets) available;  let off the hook;  remove or force out from a position;  part with a possession or right;  relieve from;  grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
  • friction  - effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure;  the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another;  a state of conflict between persons
  • front  - relating to or located in the front;  the side that is seen or that goes first;  the outward appearance of a person;  the side that is forward or prominent;  the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer;  (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses;  a sphere of activity involving effort;  a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals;  the line along which opposing armies face each other;  the immediate proximity of someone or something;  a person used as a cover for some questionable activity;  confront bodily;  be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
  • frontal  - belonging to the front part;  of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone;  meeting front to front;  of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air;  a drapery that covers the front of an altar;  the face or front of a building;  an adornment worn on the forehead
  • fsh  - a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm
  • function  - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;  what something is used for;  a formal or official social gathering or ceremony;  a relation such that one thing is dependent on another;  a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set;  a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program;  a vaguely specified social event;  perform as expected when applied;  perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function;  serve a purpose, role, or function
  • functional  - designed for or capable of a particular function or use; involving or affecting function rather than physiology;  designed for or adapted to a function or use;  fit or ready for use or service;  relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure;  (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
  • functioning  - performing or able to perform its regular function; process or manner of functioning or operating
  • fundamental  - being or involving basic facts or principles;  far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something;  serving as an essential component;  the lowest tone of a harmonic series
  • fungi  - (pun) the one who buys the drinks;  the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants
  • furrow  - a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow);  a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove;  cut a furrow into a columns;  make wrinkled or creased
  • further  - more distant in especially degree;  to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense);  in addition or furthermore;  to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense);  promote the growth of;  contribute to the progress or growth of
  • fused  - joined together into a whole

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  • gallbladder  - a muscular sac attached to the liver that secretes bile and stores it until needed for digestion
  • gamete  - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
  • gamma  - the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet;  a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted; Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
  • gap  - a narrow opening;  a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures;  a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations;  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;  a pass between mountain peaks;  an open or empty space in or between things; make an opening or gap in
  • gas  - the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container; a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely;  a pedal that controls the throttle valve;  a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal;  a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines;  a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes;  attack with gas; subject to gas fumes;  show off
  • gaseous  - existing as or having characteristics of a gas
  • gel  - a colloid in a more solid form than a sol;  a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects;  become a gel; apply a styling gel to
  • gene  - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
  • general  - prevailing among and common to the general public;  not specialized or limited to one class of things;  applying to all or most members of a category or group;  of national scope;  affecting the entire body;  somewhat indefinite;  of worldwide scope or applicability;  a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular);  a general officer of the highest rank;  the head of a religious order or congregation;  command as a general
  • generally  - without distinction of one from others;  usually; as a rule; without regard to specific details or exceptions
  • generate  - bring into existence;  produce (energy);  make children; give or supply
  • genetic  - of or relating to the science of genetics;  pertaining to or referring to origin;  tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity;  of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
  • genome  - the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism
  • gestation  - the conception and development of an idea or plan;  the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans);  the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  • get  - a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent;  cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition;  reach by calculation; communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone;  succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;  reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot;  overcome or destroy;  evoke an emotional response;  irritate;  reach and board; receive as a retribution or punishment;  purchase;  come into the possession of something concrete or abstract;  acquire as a result of some effort or action;  make children;  undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);  be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness;  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);  give certain properties to something;  enter or assume a certain state or condition;  take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; receive a specified treatment (abstract);  grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of;  be a mystery or bewildering to;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;  move into a desired direction of discourse;  take vengeance on or get even;  go or come after and bring or take back;  attract and fix;  earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher;  apprehend and reproduce accurately;  reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form;  go through (mental or physical states or experiences);  suffer from the receipt of; perceive by hearing;  achieve a point or goal
  • given  - acknowledged as a supposition;  having possession delivered or transferred without compensation;  (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward;  an assumption that is taken for granted
  • gland  - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
  • glandular  - relating to or affecting or functioning as a gland
  • glia  - sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system
  • glial  - of or relating to neuroglia
  • globin  - a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells
  • globular  - having the shape of a sphere or ball
  • glomerulus  - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
  • glossary  - an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
  • glottis  - the vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated
  • glucose  - a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy
  • glutamate  - a salt or ester of glutamic acid
  • glycerol  - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
  • glycogen  - one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body
  • glycolysis  - a metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and release energy for the body in the form of ATP
  • golgi  - Italian histologist noted for work on the structure of the nervous system and for his discovery of Golgi bodies (1844-1926)
  • gonadotropin  - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
  • gradient  - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal;  a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension
  • gradual  - proceeding in small stages;  (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt;  (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
  • grape  - any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters;  any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
  • graph  - a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes;  represent by means of a graph;  plot upon a graph
  • great  - of major significance or importance;  relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind;  remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect;  in an advanced stage of pregnancy;  marked by active interest and enthusiasm;  very good; uppercase;  a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
  • green  - of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass;  not fully developed or mature; not ripe;  looking pale and unhealthy;  concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party;  naive and easily deceived or tricked;  green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass;  an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course;  a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River;  an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party;  United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952);  street names for ketamine; any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables;  a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area;  turn or become green
  • groove  - (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part;  a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record);  a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape;  make a groove in, or provide with a groove;  hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
  • group  - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit;  a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse;  (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule;  arrange into a group or groups;  form a group or group together
  • growth  - vegetation that has grown;  something grown or growing; (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level;  a progression from simpler to more complex forms;  (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor);  the gradual beginning or coming forth;  a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
  • gustation  - the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth

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  • hair  - a filamentous projection or process on an organism;  any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal;  a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss;  filamentous hairlike growth on a plant;  cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments;  a very small distance or space
  • haldane  - Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928);  Scottish writer and sister of Richard Haldane and John Haldane (1862-1937);  Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936);  Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)
  • half  - consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; (of siblings) related through one parent only;  partial;  partially or to the extent of a half;  in various games or performances: either of two periods of play separated by an interval;  one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
  • hammer  - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows);  a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking;  a power tool for drilling rocks;  a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate; the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled;  a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw;  the ossicle attached to the eardrum;  beat with or as if with a hammer;  create by hammering
  • haploid  - of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes; (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
  • hard  - dried out;  unfortunate or hard to bear;  resisting weight or pressure;  dispassionate;  (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum;  (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source;  being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content;  very strong or vigorous;  not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure;  characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort;  given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors;  produced without vibration of the vocal cords;  with effort or force or vigor;  to the full extent possible; all the way;  slowly and with difficulty;  causing great damage or hardship;  with firmness; earnestly or intently;  with pain or distress or bitterness;  very near or close in space or time;  into a solid condition;  indulging excessively
  • harmful  - causing or capable of causing harm;  able or likely to do harm;  constituting a disadvantage;  tending to cause great harm; contrary to your interests or welfare;  injurious to physical or mental health
  • have  - a person who possesses great material wealth;  suffer from; be ill with;  undergo;  have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;  have left;  achieve a point or goal;  have a personal or business relationship with someone;  have as a feature;  be confronted with;  cause_to_be_born;  undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);  cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;  serve oneself to, or consume regularly;  have sex with; archaic use; organize or be responsible for;  go through (mental or physical states or experiences);  have ownership or possession of;  get something; come into possession of;  receive willingly something given or offered
  • hb  - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
  • hcg  - hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
  • healthy  - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease;  exercising or showing good judgment; financially secure and functioning well;  promoting health; healthful; physically and mentally sound or healthy
  • heard  - detected or perceived by the sense of hearing
  • hearing  - able to perceive sound;  (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence;  the ability to hear; the auditory faculty;  a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken;  an opportunity to state your case and be heard;  the act of hearing attentively;  the range within which a voice can be heard
  • heart  - a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it;  an inclination or tendency of a certain kind;  the courage to carry on;  the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body;  the locus of feelings and intuitions;  a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal);  a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  a positive feeling of liking;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  • heat  - the trait of being intensely emotional;  the sensation caused by heat energy;  a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race;  a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature;  utility to warm a building;  the presence of heat;  applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity;  make hot or hotter;  gain heat or get hot;  provide with heat;  arouse or excite feelings and passions
  • held  - occupied or in the control of; often used in combination
  • helix  - type genus of the family Helicidae;  a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle;  a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
  • help  - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;  a means of serving;  a resource; a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;  improve the condition of;  improve; change for the better;  give help or assistance; be of service;  contribute to the furtherance of;  be of use;  help to some food; help with food or drink;  take or use;  abstain from doing; always used with a negative
  • helper  - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help);  a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  • hematocrit  - a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood;  the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
  • hematopoiesis  - the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)
  • heme  - a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
  • hemoglobin  - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
  • hemolysis  - lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
  • hemolytic  - relating to or involving or causing hemolysis
  • hemosiderin  - a granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism
  • here  - being here now;  in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is;  to this place (especially toward the speaker);  in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail;  at this time; now; the present location; this place;  queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
  • hereditary  - inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent;  tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
  • heredity  - the total of inherited attributes;  the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next
  • heterogeneous  - consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature;  originating outside the body
  • high  - happy and excited and energetic;  slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana);  (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high');  greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount;  used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency;  (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted;  standing above others in quality or position;  at a great altitude;  far up toward the source;  in or to a high position, amount, or degree;  in a rich manner;  a lofty level or position or degree;  a high place;  a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics;  a state of sustained elation;  an air mass of higher than normal pressure;  a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed;  a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  • higher  - of education beyond the secondary level;  advanced in complexity or elaboration
  • highly  - in a high position or level or rank;  to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect;  at a high rate or wage
  • hilum  - the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle;  (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ
  • hippocampus  - seahorses;  a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories
  • histamine  - amine formed from histidine that stimulates gastric secretions and dilates blood vessels; released by the human immune system during allergic reactions
  • histocompatibility  - condition in which the cells of one tissue can survive in the presence of cells of another tissue
  • hold  - a cell in a jail or prison;  a stronghold;  power by which something or someone is affected or dominated;  the act of grasping; the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo;  the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something;  a state of being confined (usually for a short time);  time during which some action is awaited;  keep from exhaling or expelling;  remain committed to;  assert or affirm;  hold the attention of;  aim, point, or direct;  have or hold in one's hands or grip;  be the physical support of; carry the weight of;  cover as for protection against noise or smell;  support or hold in a certain manner;  organize or be responsible for;  take and maintain control over, often by violent means;  keep from departing;  stop dealing with;  remain in a certain state, position, or condition;  contain or hold; have within;  have as a major characteristic;  keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; be in accord; be in agreement;  declare to be;  bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted;  protect against a challenge or attack;  drink alcohol without showing ill effects;  to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement;  maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); cause to stop;  have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;  secure and keep for possible future use or application;  have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;  arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance;  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;  be valid, applicable, or true;  be pertinent or relevant or applicable;  keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean";  be capable of holding or containing;  resist or confront with resistance;  have room for; hold without crowding
  • hole  - an opening deliberately made in or through something;  one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course;  an opening into or through something;  a depression hollowed out of solid matter;  an unoccupied space;  a fault;  informal terms for the mouth;  informal terms for a difficult situation;  make holes in;  hit the ball into the hole
  • hollow  - as if echoing in a hollow space;  not solid; having a space or gap or cavity;  devoid of significance or point;  deliberately deceptive; a small valley between mountains;  a cavity or space in something;  a depression hollowed out of solid matter;  remove the interior of; remove the inner part or the core of
  • homeostasis  - (physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes
  • homologous  - corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species;  having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions
  • hormone  - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
  • host  - an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association;  a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion; archaic terms for army;  any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event;  the owner or manager of an inn; 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;  (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor;  (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network;  a vast multitude;  a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers);  be the host of or for
  • house  - play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults;  a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families;  a building in which something is sheltered or located;  aristocratic family line;  an official assembly having legislative powers;  the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema;  the members of a religious community living together;  the management of a gambling house or casino;  a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented;  the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments;  a social unit living together; (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided; provide housing for;  contain or cover
  • http  - a protocol (utilizing TCP) to transfer hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers
  • human  - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings;  characteristic of humanity;  relating to a person;  any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • humoral  - of or relating to bodily fluids
  • hyaline  - resembling glass in transparency or translucency;  a glassy translucent material that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions
  • hydrocarbon  - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
  • hydrogen  - a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
  • hydrophilic  - having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
  • hydrophobic  - abnormally afraid of water;  lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
  • hydroxide  - a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group;  a compound of an oxide with water
  • hydroxyl  - the monovalent group -OH in such compounds as bases and some acids and alcohols
  • hyperopia  - abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
  • hyperpnea  - energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders
  • hypertonic  - (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution;  (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension
  • hypophysis  - the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
  • hypothalamus  - a basal part of the diencephalon governing autonomic nervous system
  • hypothesis  - a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena;  a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations;  a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  • hypotonic  - (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution;  (of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension
  • hz  - the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second

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  • i  - the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)
  • ic  - a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
  • identical  - (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum;  coinciding exactly when superimposed;  having properties with uniform values along all axes;  exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different;  being the exact same one; not any other:
  • image  - the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public;  an iconic mental representation;  a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture);  a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface;  (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world;  a standard or typical example;  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense; someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);  imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • immature  - lacking in development;  not yet mature;  characteristic of a lack of maturity;  (of birds) not yet having developed feathers;  not fully developed or mature; not ripe;  (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
  • immediately  - without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; near or close by;  bearing an immediate relation
  • immune  - (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence; relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection);  secure against;  relating to the condition of immunity;  a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • immunity  - the quality of being unaffected by something;  (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease;  an act exempting someone;  the state of not being susceptible
  • immunoglobulin  - a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
  • importance  - the quality of being important and worthy of note;  a prominent status
  • important  - of great significance or value;  having or suggesting a consciousness of high position;  of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis;  having authority or ascendancy or influence; important in effect or meaning
  • impossible  - not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with;  totally unlikely;  used of persons or their behavior; something that cannot be done
  • impulse  - the act of applying force suddenly;  an impelling force or strength;  the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber; (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients);  a sudden desire;  an instinctive motive
  • in  - currently fashionable;  directed or bound inward;  holding office; to or toward the inside of;  a state in midwestern United States;  a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot;  a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
  • inactivation  - the process of rendering inactive;  breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
  • inbuilt  - existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
  • include  - add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category;  consider as part of something;  have as a part, be made up out of;  allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
  • incoming  - arriving at a place or position;  the act of entering
  • incorporate  - formed or united into a whole;  unite or merge with something already in existence;  form a corporation;  include or contain; have as a component;  make into a whole or make part of a whole
  • increase  - the act of increasing something;  the amount by which something increases;  a change resulting in an increase;  a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;  a quantity that is added;  make bigger or more;  become bigger or greater in amount
  • increased  - made greater in size or amount or degree
  • increasing  - becoming greater or larger;  music
  • incus  - the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
  • independently  - on your own; without outside help;  apart from others
  • indicator  - a device for showing the operating condition of some system;  a signal for attracting attention;  (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
  • individual  - being or characteristic of a single thing or person; separate and distinct from others of the same kind;  concerning one person exclusively;  characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;  a single organism;  a human being
  • induce  - reason or establish by induction;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;  cause to arise;  cause to occur rapidly; produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
  • inductive  - inducing or influencing; leading on;  of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion;  arising from inductance
  • infected  - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
  • infection  - (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure;  moral corruption or contamination;  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted;  (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease;  (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound;  the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms;  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  • inferior  - of or characteristic of low rank or importance;  of low or inferior quality;  having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit;  lower than a given reference point;  inferior in rank or status; falling short of some prescribed norm;  written or printed below and to one side of another character;  one of lesser rank or station or quality;  a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
  • information  - (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome;  knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction;  a message received and understood; formal accusation of a crime;  a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  • inguinal  - of or relating to or near the groin
  • inhalation  - the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing;  a medication to be taken by inhaling it
  • inherent  - in the nature of something though not readily apparent; existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
  • inherited  - tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
  • inhibit  - limit the range or extent of;  to put down by force or authority
  • inhibition  - (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires;  the quality of being inhibited;  (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part;  the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
  • inhibitor  - a substance that retards or stops an activity
  • initial  - occurring at the beginning;  the first letter of a word (especially a person's name);  mark with one's initials
  • initiate  - people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity;  someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field;  someone new to a field or activity;  take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of;  accept young people into society, usually with some rite;  prepare the way for;  bring up a topic for discussion;  bring into being
  • initiation  - the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;  a formal entry into an organization or position or office;  an act that sets in motion some course of events;  wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
  • innate  - present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development;  being talented through inherited qualities; not established by conditioning or learning
  • inner  - inside or closer to the inside of the body;  located or occurring within or closer to a center;  located inward;  innermost or essential; exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence;  confined to an exclusive group
  • innermost  - situated or occurring farthest within;  being deepest within the self
  • inorganic  - relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis;  lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
  • input  - a component of production; something that goes into the production of output;  any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action;  signal going into an electronic system;  enter (data or a program) into a computer
  • inside  - away from the outer edge;  being or applying to the inside of a building;  relating to or being on the side closer to the center or within a defined space;  confined to an exclusive group;  within a building;  on the inside;  in reality;  with respect to private feelings;  the inner or enclosed surface of something;  the region that is inside of something
  • insoluble  - without hope of solution;  (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved;  admitting of no solution or explanation
  • inspiration  - arousing to a particular emotion or action;  a product of your creative thinking and work;  a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem;  arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity;  the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing;  (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings
  • inspiratory  - pertaining to the drawing in phase respiration
  • instructions  - a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
  • integral  - constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged;  existing as an essential constituent or characteristic;  the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)
  • integration  - an operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined;  the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community;  the act of combining into an integral whole
  • integument  - an outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell
  • intensity  - high level or degree; the property of being intense;  the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation);  chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue;  the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
  • interaction  - a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting;  (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons
  • intercostal  - located or occurring between the ribs;  muscles between the ribs; they contract during inspiration
  • interferon  - an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus
  • interim  - serving during an intermediate interval of time;  the time between one event, process, or period and another
  • interior  - of or coming from the middle of a region or country;  inside and toward a center;  situated within or suitable for inside a building; located inward;  inside the country;  the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849;  the inner or enclosed surface of something;  the region that is inside of something
  • intermediate  - lying between two extremes in time or space or degree;  around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures;  a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained;  act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
  • internal  - happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface;  occurring within an institution or community; located inward;  inside the country;  innermost or essential
  • interruption  - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity;  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;  a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  • intervening  - standing between or separating two objects or areas; occurring or falling between events or points in time
  • intestine  - the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
  • intima  - the innermost membrane of an organ (especially the inner lining of an artery or vein or lymphatic vessel)
  • intron  - sequence of a eukaryotic gene's DNA that is not translated into a protein
  • invade  - march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation;  penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way;  occupy in large numbers or live on a host;  to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
  • involved  - emotionally involved;  entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire;  connected by participation or association or use;  enveloped; highly complex or intricate
  • ion  - a particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative); an atom or molecule or group that has lost or gained one or more electrons
  • ionic  - containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions;  of or relating to Ionia or its inhabitants or its language;  or or pertaining to the Ionic style of architecture;  the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Ionia
  • iris  - diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening;  muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil; it forms the colored portion of the eye;  plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
  • iron  - extremely robust;  home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth;  a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head;  implement used to brand live stock;  a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood;  press and smooth with a heated iron
  • irregular  - not occurring at expected times;  independent in behavior or thought;  of a surface; not level or flat;  lacking continuity or regularity;  contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice;  (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement;  (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by regular army forces;  deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal;  merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name;  a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
  • isotonic  - of or involving muscular contraction in which tension is constant while length changes;  (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure;  of two or more muscles; having equal tension;  relating to or characterized by the equal intervals of a musical scale
  • isotope  - one of two or more atoms with the same atomic number but with different numbers of neutrons
  • isthmus  - a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure;  a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
  • it  - the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information

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  • join  - a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;  make contact or come together;  cause to become joined or linked;  become part of; become a member of a group or organization;  come into the company of;  be or become joined or united or linked
  • joining  - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
  • juice  - any of several liquids of the body;  the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue;  electric current;  energetic vitality
  • jumping  - the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump;  the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
  • junction  - an act of joining or adjoining things;  the place where two or more things come together;  something that joins or connects;  the state of being joined together;  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
  • just  - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting;  free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules;  implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all;  of moral excellence;  only a moment ago;  absolutely;  by a small margin;  and nothing more;  indicating exactness or preciseness

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  • key  - serving as an essential component;  effective; producing a desired effect;  metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated;  a lever that actuates a mechanism when depressed;  pitch of the voice;  something crucial for explaining;  a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access;  a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations;  a list of answers to a test;  any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music;  (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court;  a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida;  United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843);  a kilogram of a narcotic drug;  the central building block at the top of an arch or vault;  mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock);  a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple;  harmonize with or adjust to; regulate the musical pitch of;  vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key;  provide with a key;  identify as in botany or biology, for example
  • kidney  - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
  • kill  - the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; the act of terminating a life;  destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; cause to cease operating;  tire out completely;  mark for deletion, rub off, or erase;  cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly;  cause the death of, without intention;  deprive of life;  hit with great force;  hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games;  overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration;  be the source of great pain for;  thwart the passage of; be fatal;  end or extinguish by forceful means;  drink down entirely
  • killer  - a difficulty that is hard to deal with;  someone who causes the death of a person or animal;  predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas;  the causal agent resulting in death
  • kinetic  - characterized by motion;  relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith;  supplying motive force
  • kinetochore  - a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
  • knowledge  - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
  • known  - apprehended with certainty

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  • labyrinth  - complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost;  a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
  • lactation  - the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands;  the period following birth during which milk is secreted; feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
  • lacuna  - a blank gap or missing part;  an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
  • lad  - a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy);  a boy or man
  • lagging  - used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat
  • lament  - a cry of sorrow and grief;  a mournful poem; a lament for the dead;  a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person;  express grief verbally;  regret strongly
  • lamina  - a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral)
  • language  - the mental faculty or power of vocal communication;  a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols;  the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication;  a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline;  the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number;  (language) communication by word of mouth
  • large  - having broad power and range and scope;  above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent;  fairly large or important in effect; influential;  in an advanced stage of pregnancy; conspicuous in position or importance;  generous and understanding and tolerant;  ostentatiously lofty in style;  with the wind abaft the beam;  at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark);  in a boastful manner;  a garment size for a large person
  • largely  - in large part; mainly or chiefly;  on a large scale
  • larger  - large or big relative to something else
  • laryngeal  - of or relating to or situated in the larynx
  • larynx  - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
  • later  - coming at a subsequent time or stage;  at or toward an end or late period or stage of development;  comparative of the adverb `late';  happening at a time subsequent to a reference time;  at some eventual time in the future
  • lateral  - lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body; situated at or extending to the side;  a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
  • lattice  - framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal;  an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions;  small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
  • law  - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system;  a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society;  a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature;  legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity;  the collection of rules imposed by authority;  the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do;  the force of policemen and officers
  • laws  - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
  • layer  - thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells;  a hen that lays eggs;  single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance;  a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another;  an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; make or form a layer
  • lead  - the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge;  a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead');  mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil;  thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing;  an advantage held by a competitor in a race; evidence pointing to a possible solution;  the introductory section of a story;  a news story of major importance;  (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning;  the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile);  a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey;  a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire;  restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal;  the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine;  an indication of potential opportunity;  an actor who plays a principal role;  cause to undertake a certain action;  travel in front of; go in advance of others;  take somebody somewhere;  tend to or result in;  be ahead of others; be the first;  pass or spend;  preside over;  lead, as in the performance of a composition;  move ahead (of others) in time or space;  be in charge of;  be conducive to;  have as a result or residue;  stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;  lead, extend, or afford access; cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  • leading  - going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way;  indicating the most important performer or role;  greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement;  having the leading position or higher score in a contest;  the activity of leading; thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  • leaf  - hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door);  a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book);  the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants;  produce leaves, of plants;  turn over pages;  look through a book or other written material
  • learning  - the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; profound scholarly knowledge
  • least  - the superlative of `little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree;  used to form the superlative;  something that is of no importance
  • leave  - permission to do something;  the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty;  the act of departing politely;  leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking;  be survived by after one's death;  go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness;  go away from a place;  remove oneself from an association with or participation in;  have as a result or residue; make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain;  act or be so as to become in a specified state; have left or have as a remainder;  leave behind unintentionally;  move out of or depart from;  leave or give by will after one's death;  tell or deposit (information) knowledge;  put into the care or protection of someone
  • left  - intended for the left hand;  of or belonging to the political or intellectual left;  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north;  not used up;  toward or on the left; also used figuratively;  a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east;  the hand that is on the left side of the body;  those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare; location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east;  the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
  • length  - a section of something that is long and narrow;  the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place;  the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end;  continuance in time; size of the gap between two places
  • lens  - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images;  electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons; biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; it focuses light waves on the retina;  (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood;  genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
  • less  - (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree;  (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer; (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality;  used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs;  comparative of little
  • leukocyte  - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
  • level  - oriented at right angles to the plumb;  being on a precise horizontal plane;  not showing abrupt variations;  of the score in a contest;  having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid;  height above ground;  an abstract place usually conceived as having depth;  a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale;  a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line;  a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  a relative position or degree of value in a graded group;  become level or even;  talk frankly with; lay it on the line;  aim at;  tear down so as to make flat with the ground;  direct into a position for use;  make level or straight
  • lh  - a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals
  • lie  - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth;  position or manner in which something is situated;  Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968); tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive;  be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position;  be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position;  have a place in relation to something else; be and remain in a particular state or condition;  assume a reclining position;  originate (in)
  • life  - living things collectively;  the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities;  a motive for living;  a living person;  the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones;  the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living;  a characteristic state or mode of living;  the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death);  the period between birth and the present time;  the period from the present until death;  animation and energy in action or expression;  an account of the series of events making up a person's life;  the condition of living or the state of being alive;  a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
  • light  - characterized by or emitting light;  (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent;  (of sleep) easily disturbed; demanding little effort; not burdensome;  having relatively few calories;  easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned;  of comparatively little physical weight or density; designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles;  not great in degree or quantity or number;  (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average;  of little intensity or power or force;  moving easily and quickly; nimble;  of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound;  having little importance;  less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so;  casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior;  (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency;  (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;  silly or trivial;  used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress;  marked by temperance in indulgence;  very thin and insubstantial;  weak and likely to lose consciousness;  with few burdens;  any device serving as a source of illumination;  the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures;  public awareness;  mental understanding as an enlightening experience;  a particular perspective or aspect of a situation;  a visual warning signal;  an illuminated area;  a person regarded very fondly;  (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation;  having abundant light or illumination;  a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination;  a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires;  merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance;  the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light;  a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul;  make lighter or brighter;  begin to smoke;  get off (a horse);  to come to rest, settle; fall to somebody by assignment or lot;  cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
  • lighten  - become lighter;  become more cheerful;  reduce the weight on; make lighter;  make more cheerful;  alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive;  become brighter;  make lighter or brighter
  • like  - resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination;  equal in amount or value; having the same or similar characteristics;  conforming in every respect;  a kind of person;  a similar kind;  feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard;  be fond of;  find enjoyable or agreeable;  want to have;  prefer or wish to do something
  • limb  - the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles;  either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip;  one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper;  (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet;  any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree;  any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
  • limbic  - of or relating to or forming a limbus
  • line  - acting in conformity;  something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible;  the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed;  a commercial organization serving as a common carrier;  a particular kind of product or merchandise;  a conceptual separation or distinction;  a mark that is long relative to its width;  text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen;  a formation of people or things one behind another;  a formation of people or things one beside another;  a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent;  in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area;  a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops);  a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum;  a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point;  the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;  a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power;  a pipe used to transport liquids or gases;  mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it;  a telephone connection;  the methodical process of logical reasoning;  (often plural) a means of communication or access;  a short personal letter; a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;  the descendants of one individual;  a connected series of events or actions or developments;  the maximum credit that a customer is allowed;  space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising;  a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface;  reinforce with fabric;  fill plentifully;  cover the interior of;  mark with lines;  be in line with; form a line along; make a mark or lines on a surface
  • lineage  - the descendants of one individual;  inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline;  a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted;  the number of lines in a piece of printed material;  the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
  • linear  - of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension;  designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree;  measured lengthwise;  of a leaf shape; long and narrow;  of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
  • lined  - bordered by a line of things;  having a lining or liner or a liner; often used in combination;  (used especially of skin) marked by lines or seams
  • lingual  - pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue; consisting of or related to language;  a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
  • lining  - the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.);  providing something with a surface of a different material;  a protective covering that protects an inside surface;  a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment
  • linkage  - the act of linking things together;  a mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion;  (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go);  an associative relation
  • linked  - connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks
  • lip  - fleshy folds of tissue as those surrounding the mouth;  the top edge of a vessel or other container;  an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  • lipid  - an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
  • liquid  - clear and bright;  smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness;  existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow;  filled or brimming with tears;  in cash or easily convertible to cash;  smooth and unconstrained in movement; changed from a solid to a liquid state;  a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r');  the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility;  a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume;  a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  • litmus  - a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
  • liver  - having a reddish-brown color;  large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes;  liver of an animal used as meat;  someone who lives in a place;  a person who has a special life style
  • living  - (informal) absolute;  (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried;  still in active use;  true to life; lifelike;  pertaining to living persons;  dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination;  still in existence;  people who are still living;  the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; the financial means whereby one lives;  the condition of living or the state of being alive
  • loaded  - (of statements or questions) charged with associative significance and often meant to mislead or influence;  (of weapons) charged with ammunition;  very drunk;  filled with a great quantity; having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
  • lobe  - a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure; (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part;  the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern;  (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
  • localized  - made local or oriented locally;  confined or restricted to a particular location
  • locally  - by a particular locality;  to a restricted area of the body
  • located  - situated in a particular spot or position
  • location  - a point or extent in space;  a workplace away from a studio at which some or all of a movie may be made;  a determination of the place where something is;  the act of putting something in a certain place
  • locomotion  - self-propelled movement;  the power or ability to move
  • locus  - the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions;  the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome;  the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
  • logical  - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning;  marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts;  capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner;  based on known statements or events or conditions
  • long  - having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains";  primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified;  primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified;  (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration;  holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices;  involving substantial risk;  of relatively great height;  planning prudently for the future;  good at remembering;  for an extended time or at a distant time;  for an extended distance;  desire strongly or persistently
  • longitudinal  - over an extended time;  running lengthwise;  of or relating to lines of longitude
  • loop  - a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane;  an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop;  a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied;  the basic pattern of the human fingerprint;  an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan);  anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself);  a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates;  fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines;  the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component;  (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; fasten or join with a loop;  make a loop in;  fly loops, perform a loop; move in loops;  wind around something in coils or loops
  • loss  - the act of losing;  the disadvantage that results from losing something;  the experience of losing a loved one;  the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue;  something that is lost;  gradual decline in amount or activity;  euphemistic expressions for death;  military personnel lost by death or capture
  • loving  - feeling or showing love and affection
  • low  - literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension;  less than normal in degree or intensity or amount;  used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency;  very low in volume;  unrefined in character;  being the gear producing the lowest drive speed;  low in spirits;  of the most contemptible kind; subdued or brought low in condition or status;  no longer sufficient; low or inferior in station or quality;  in a low position; near the ground; a low level or position or degree;  British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963);  an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation;  the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving;  make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
  • lower  - the lower of two berths;  set lower;  cause to drop or sink; move something or somebody to a lower position;  look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval;  make lower or quieter
  • lumen  - a cavity or passage in a tubular organ;  a unit of luminous flux equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle of 1 steradian by a point source of 1 candela intensity radiating uniformly in all directions
  • lung  - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
  • lymph  - a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
  • lymphatic  - of or relating to or produced by lymph
  • lymphocyte  - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
  • lymphoid  - resembling lymph or lymphatic tissues
  • lysis  - (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria;  recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
  • lysosome  - an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)

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  • macromolecule  - any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals
  • macrophage  - a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream
  • macula  - a yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision;  a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases;  a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
  • made  - produced by a manufacturing process;  (of a bed) having the sheets and blankets set in order;  successful or assured of success
  • main  - of force; of the greatest possible intensity;  (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; most important element;  a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage;  any very large body of (salt) water
  • maintain  - state or assert;  observe correctly or closely;  support against an opponent;  state categorically;  maintain by writing regular records;  supply with necessities and support;  maintain for use and service;  have and exercise;  keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction;  keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
  • maintained  - kept in good condition;  continued in your keeping or use or memory
  • major  - greater in number or size or amount;  greater in scope or effect;  of full legal age;  of a scale or mode;  of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes;  of greater importance or stature or rank;  of greater seriousness or danger;  the principal field of study of a student at a university;  a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain;  a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject;  British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943);  have as one's principal field of study
  • make  - the act of mixing cards haphazardly;  a recognizable kind;  act in a certain way so as to acquire;  eliminate urine;  behave in a certain way;  give certain properties to something;  put in order or neaten;  develop into;  change from one form into another;  favor the development of;  cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable;  calculate as being;  consider as being;  represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like;  assure the success of;  make or cause to be or to become;  compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way;  make by shaping or bringing together constituents; gather and light the materials for;  perform or carry out;  reach in time; proceed along a path;  appear to begin an activity;  engage in;  carry out or commit;  form by assembling individuals or constituents; constitute the essence of;  amount to;  be or be capable of being changed or made into;  add up to;  be suitable for;  undergo fabrication or creation;  have a bowel movement;  institute, enact, or establish;  make, formulate, or derive in the mind;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;  induce to have sex;  create or design, often in a certain way;  create or manufacture a man-made product; create by artistic means;  give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;  make by combining materials and parts; prepare for eating by applying heat;  organize or be responsible for; reach a destination, either real or abstract;  reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team";  head into a specified direction;  earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; achieve a point or goal;  charge with a function; charge to be;  to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
  • making  - (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something;  the act that results in something coming to be;  an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
  • male  - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation;  for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys;  characteristic of a man;  an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova);  the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands;  a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  • malformed  - so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
  • malleus  - the ossicle attached to the eardrum
  • maltose  - a white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of starches
  • mammalian  - of or relating to the class Mammalia;  any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
  • many  - a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number
  • marginal  - being close to a lower limit or or of lower class; producing at a rate that barely covers production costs;  of a bare living gained by great labor;  at or constituting a border or edge;  of questionable or minimal quality;  just barely adequate or within a lower limit
  • marks  - English businessman who created a retail chain (1888-1964)
  • marrow  - the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones;  large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins; very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones;  any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • mass  - gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole;  (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist;  the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field;  a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite;  a musical setting for a Mass;  an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people);  a body of matter without definite shape;  the property of something that is great in magnitude;  the common people generally;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
  • masses  - the common people generally
  • mast  - a vertical spar for supporting sails;  any sturdy upright pole; nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine;  nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground; used especially as food for swine
  • matching  - intentionally matched;  being two identical
  • material  - derived from or composed of matter;  directly relevant to a matter especially a law case;  concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being;  concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests;  having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary;  having material or physical form or substance;  things needed for doing or making something; information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form;  a person judged suitable for admission or employment;  the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object;  artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  • maternal  - characteristic of a mother;  relating to or derived from one's mother;  relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; related on the mother's side
  • mathematical  - characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics;  statistically possible though highly improbable;  beyond question;  of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics;  relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
  • matrix  - mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface;  the formative tissue at the base of a nail;  the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded;  a rectangular array of elements (or entries) set out by rows and columns;  an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)
  • matter  - (used with negation) having consequence;  a vaguely specified concern;  a problem;  written works (especially in books or magazines);  that which has mass and occupies space;  some situation or event that is thought about;  have weight; have import, carry weight
  • maturation  - coming to full development; becoming mature; (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • mature  - fully considered and perfected;  having reached full natural growth or development;  characteristic of maturity;  (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination;  fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;  develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;  become due for repayment; develop and work out fully in one's mind;  cause to ripen and discharge pus;  grow old or older;  cause to ripen or develop fully
  • matured  - fully considered and perfected;  fully ripe; at the height of bloom
  • maxillary  - of or relating to the upper jaw;  the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
  • maximum  - the greatest or most complete or best possible;  the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right;  the largest possible quantity;  the greatest possible degree
  • may  - the month following April and preceding June;  thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
  • measure  - how much there is of something that you can quantify; any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal;  musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats;  the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule;  measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements;  a statute in draft before it becomes law;  (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse;  a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;  determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of;  place a value on; judge the worth of something;  have certain dimensions;  express as a number or measure or quantity
  • measurement  - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
  • meatus  - a natural body passageway
  • mechanical  - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics;  relating to or concerned with machinery or tools
  • mechanism  - the technical aspects of doing something;  device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function;  (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes;  a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function;  the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
  • medial  - dividing an animal into right and left halves;  relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
  • mediated  - acting or brought about through an intervening agency
  • medical  - requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery;  relating to the study or practice of medicine; of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art;  a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
  • medulla  - the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal; lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata);  a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
  • medullary  - of or relating to the medulla of any body part;  of or relating to the medulla oblongata;  containing or consisting of or resembling bone marrow
  • meiosis  - (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants);  understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
  • meiotic  - of or relating to meiosis
  • membrane  - a thin pliable sheet of material;  a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals
  • membranous  - characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane);  relating to or made of or similar to a membrane
  • memory  - an electronic memory device;  the power of retaining and recalling past experience;  the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered;  something that is remembered;  the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes
  • men  - the force of workers available
  • meninges  - a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
  • meninx  - a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
  • menstrual  - of or relating to menstruation or the menses
  • mesothelium  - epithelium originating in the embryonic mesoderm; lines the primordial body cavity
  • metabolic  - undergoing metamorphosis;  of or relating to metabolism
  • metabolism  - the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life;  the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
  • metaphase  - the second stage of mitosis;  the second stage of meiosis
  • metaphysis  - the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis
  • methionine  - a crystalline amino acid containing sulfur; found in most proteins and essential for nutrition
  • method  - a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps);  an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
  • midbrain  - the middle portion of the brain
  • middle  - between an earlier and a later period of time;  of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages;  equally distant from the extremes;  being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series;  the middle area of the human torso (usually in front);  an intermediate part or section;  time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  put in the middle
  • midway  - equally distant from the extremes;  at half the distance; at the middle;  naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands;  the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
  • mineral  - of or containing or derived from minerals;  composed of matter other than plant or animal;  relating to minerals;  solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • minor  - limited in size or scope;  inferior in number or size or amount;  lesser in scope or effect;  not of legal age;  of a scale or mode;  of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization;  of lesser importance or stature or rank;  of lesser seriousness or danger;  warranting only temporal punishment;  a young person of either sex
  • minute  - characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination;  infinitely or immeasurably small;  immeasurably small; a short note;  a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree; a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour;  distance measured by the time taken to cover it;  a particular point in time;  an indefinitely short time
  • mismatch  - a bad or unsuitable match;  match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together
  • mitochondrion  - an organelle containing enzymes responsible for producing energy
  • mitosis  - cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
  • mitotic  - of or relating to or undergoing mitosis
  • mitral  - of or relating to or located in or near the mitral valve;  relating to or resembling the miter worn by some clerics
  • mix  - the act of mixing together;  an event that combines things in a mixture;  a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients;  add as an additional element or part;  combine (electronic signals);  to bring or combine together or with something else;  mix together different elements;  mix so as to make a random order or arrangement;  open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
  • mixture  - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding);  the act of mixing together;  an event that combines things in a mixture;  any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;  a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  • mm  - a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter
  • mode  - the most frequent value of a random variable;  any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave;  a particular functioning condition or arrangement;  how something is done or how it happens;  verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker;  a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
  • model  - worthy of imitation;  the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale);  representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale);  a type of product;  a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process;  a representative form or pattern;  a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor;  someone worthy of imitation;  something to be imitated;  a woman who wears clothes to display fashions;  form in clay, wax, etc;  construct a model of;  create a representation or model of;  plan or create according to a model or models;  display (clothes) as a mannequin;  assume a posture as for artistic purposes
  • modeling  - a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied;  the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale);  sculpture produced by molding
  • moderator  - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence;  someone who presides over a forum or debate;  in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a synod or general assembly;  any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
  • modify  - make less severe or harsh or extreme;  add a modifier to a constituent;  cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  • molecular  - relating to simple or elementary organization;  relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
  • molecule  - (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound;  (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
  • momentary  - lasting for a markedly brief time
  • monitor  - any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles;  a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble;  electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions;  display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor;  an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac;  someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided;  someone who supervises (an examination);  keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
  • monocyte  - a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria
  • monomer  - a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers
  • monosaccharide  - a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates
  • more  - (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree;  (comparative of `many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number;  used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs;  comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent; English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
  • mosaic  - decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together;  of or relating to Moses or the laws and writings attributed to him;  art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass;  assembly of aerial photographs forming a composite picture;  transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube;  a pattern resembling a mosaic;  a freeware browser;  viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves
  • most  - the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree;  (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number;  used to form the superlative;  very;  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
  • mostly  - in large part; mainly or chiefly;  usually; as a rule
  • mother  - a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother);  a term of address for a mother superior;  a term of address for an elderly woman;  a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar;  care for like a mother; make children
  • motion  - the act of changing location from one place to another;  a change of position that does not entail a change of location;  a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote;  a state of change;  the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals;  a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something; an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;  show, express or direct through movement
  • motivation  - the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior;  the act of motivating; providing incentive;  the condition of being motivated
  • motor  - causing or able to cause motion;  conveying information to the muscles from the CNS;  machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion;  a nonspecific agent that imparts motion;  travel or be transported in a vehicle
  • mouth  - the opening of a jar or bottle;  the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening;  the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge;  the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water;  an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge);  a person conceived as a consumer of food;  an impudent or insolent rejoinder;  a spokesperson (as a lawyer);  articulate silently; form words with the lips only;  touch with the mouth;  express in speech
  • move  - the act of deciding to do something;  (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game;  the act of changing your residence or place of business;  the act of changing location from one place to another;  a change of position that does not entail a change of location;  go or proceed from one point to another;  progress by being changed;  propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting;  have a turn; make one's move in a game; arouse sympathy or compassion in;  move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion;  cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense;  change residence, affiliation, or place of employment;  dispose of by selling;  live one's life in a specified environment;  be in a state of action;  give an incentive for action;  have an emotional or cognitive impact upon;  change location; move, travel, or proceed;  perform an action, or work out or perform (an action);  follow a procedure or take a course
  • movement  - the act of changing the location of something;  the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata;  a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something;  a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals;  the act of changing location from one place to another;  a change of position that does not entail a change of location;  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;  a general tendency to change (as of opinion);  an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;  a euphemism for defecation
  • mrna  - the template for protein synthesis; the form of RNA that carries information from DNA in the nucleus to the ribosome sites of protein synthesis in the cell
  • much  - (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent;  (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely;  very;  to a great degree or extent;  frequently or in great quantities;  to a very great degree or extent;  a great amount or extent
  • mucous  - of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus
  • mucus  - protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
  • multiple  - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual;  the product of a quantity by an integer
  • multiplier  - the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied
  • murmur  - a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant;  a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone;  a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech;  an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves;  make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; speak softly or indistinctly
  • muscle  - authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way);  animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells;  one of the contractile organs of the body;  possessing muscular strength;  a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard;  make one's way by force
  • muscular  - having or suggesting great physical power or force;  of or relating to or consisting of muscle;  having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer;  (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
  • must  - highly recommended;  grape juice before or during fermentation;  a necessary or essential thing;  the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy
  • mutation  - a change or alteration in form or qualities;  (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism;  (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  • myelin  - a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
  • myeloid  - of or relating to bone marrow;  of or relating to the spinal cord
  • myocardium  - the middle muscular layer of the heart wall
  • myopia  - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
  • myosin  - the commonest protein in muscle; a globulin that combines with actin to form actomyosin

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  • nad  - a coenzyme present in most living cells and derived from the B vitamin nicotinic acid; serves as a reductant in various metabolic processes
  • name  - by the sanction or authority of;  a language unit by which a person or thing is known;  a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; family based on male descent;  a well-known or notable person;  a person's reputation;  mention and identify by name;  give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property;  assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to;  charge with a function; charge to be;  determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of;  make reference to; create and charge with a task or function
  • naris  - any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
  • nasal  - sounding as if the nose were pinched;  of or in or relating to the nose;  an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose;  a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  • nasopharynx  - cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
  • natural  - being talented through inherited qualities;  related by blood; not adopted;  in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature;  existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical;  (of a key) containing no sharps or flats; (of a note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone;  functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies;  (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes;  unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct;  free from artificiality;  (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake;  a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat;  someone regarded as certain to succeed
  • naturally  - as might be expected;  according to nature; by natural means; without artificial help;  in a natural or normal manner;  through inherent nature
  • nature  - the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions;  the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized;  a particular type of thing;  the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.;  a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
  • nd  - a state of north central United States bordering on Canada;  a yellow trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs in monazite and bastnasite in association with cerium and lanthanum and praseodymium
  • nearsightedness  - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
  • necessary  - unavoidably determined by prior circumstances; absolutely essential;  anything indispensable
  • neck  - an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck;  the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body;  a cut of meat from the neck of an animal;  a narrow elongated projecting strip of land;  kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
  • needed  - necessary for relief or supply
  • needs  - in such a manner as could not be otherwise
  • negative  - expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial;  having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features;  less than zero;  reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive;  not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; having a negative electric charge;  involving disadvantage or harm; designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions;  a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed;  a reply of denial;  vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
  • negatively  - in a negative way;  in a harmful manner
  • neighboring  - situated near one another;  having a common boundary or edge; touching
  • nephron  - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
  • nerve  - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body;  impudent aggressiveness;  the courage to carry on;  get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • nerves  - control of your emotions;  an uneasy psychological state
  • nervi  - Italian architect who pioneered in the use of reinforced concrete (1891-1979)
  • nervous  - easily agitated;  of or relating to the nervous system; unpredictably excitable (especially of horses);  excited in anticipation; causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  • net  - remaining after all deductions;  conclusive in a process or progression;  an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals;  a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects;  game equipment consisting of a strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton;  a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey);  a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange;  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses);  catch with a net;  make as a net profit;  yield as a net profit;  construct or form a web, as if by weaving
  • network  - (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs; (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits;  a system of intersecting lines or channels;  an interconnected system of things or people;  an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals;  communicate with and within a group
  • neural  - of or relating to neurons;  of or relating to the nervous system
  • neuron  - a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
  • neutron  - an elementary particle with 0 charge and mass about equal to a proton; enters into the structure of the atomic nucleus
  • neutrophil  - the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
  • never  - not ever; at no time in the past or future;  not at all; certainly not; not in any circumstances
  • new  - unfamiliar;  having no previous example or precedent or parallel;  (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;  in use after medieval times;  not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered;  other than the former one(s); different;  unaffected by use or exposure;  used of a living language; being the current stage in its development;  lacking training or experience;  original and of a kind not seen before;  (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new;  very recently
  • newborn  - having just or recently arisen or come into existence; recently borne;  a baby from birth to four weeks
  • next  - immediately following in time or order;  nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;  (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;  at the time or occasion immediately following
  • nighttime  - the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  • nitrogen  - a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
  • nitrogenous  - of or relating to or containing nitrogen
  • no  - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement;  not in any degree or manner; not at all;  referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present;  a negative;  a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
  • node  - (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network;  any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part;  (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane; (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system; any thickened enlargement;  a connecting point at which several lines come together;  the source of lymph and lymphocytes
  • non  - negation of a word or group of words
  • normal  - conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal;  being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development;  in accordance with scientific laws;  forming a right angle;  something regarded as a normative example
  • nose  - a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft);  the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon;  the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals;  a natural skill;  the sense of smell (especially in animals);  a symbol of inquisitiveness;  a small distance;  a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged;  defeat by a narrow margin;  push or move with the nose;  advance the forward part of with caution;  rub noses;  catch the scent of; get wind of;  search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • nostril  - either one of the two external openings to the nasal cavity in the nose
  • not  - negation of a word or group of words
  • notch  - a small cut;  a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface;  a V-shaped indentation;  the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks;  notch a surface to record something;  cut or make a notch into
  • nourishment  - the act of nourishing;  a source of materials to nourish the body
  • nuclear  - constituting or like a nucleus;  (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy;  of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom;  of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
  • nucleated  - having a nucleus or occurring in the nucleus
  • nucleolus  - a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus; such organelles contain RNA and are involved in protein synthesis
  • nucleotide  - a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
  • nucleus  - a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction;  any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord;  the positively charged dense center of an atom;  (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail;  a small group of indispensable persons or things
  • number  - an item of merchandise offered for sale;  a clothing measurement;  the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals;  the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural);  a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification;  a select company of people;  a concept of quantity derived from zero and units;  the number is used in calling a particular telephone;  one of a series published periodically;  a symbol used to represent a number;  a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;  place a limit on the number of;  enumerate;  give numbers to;  determine the number or amount of;  add up in number or quantity;  put into a group
  • numbers  - the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt;  an illegal daily lottery
  • nutrient  - of or providing nourishment;  any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

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  • observation  - the act of observing; taking a patient look;  the act of making and recording a measurement;  facts learned by observing;  a remark expressing careful consideration;  the act of noticing or paying attention
  • observe  - observe correctly or closely;  watch attentively;  celebrate, as of holidays or rites;  conform one's action or practice to;  make mention of;  observe with care or pay close attention to;  discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;  follow with the eyes or the mind;  show respect towards
  • occur  - come to one's mind; suggest itself;  to be found to exist; come to pass
  • octet  - a musical composition written for eight performers;  eight people considered as a unit;  a set of eight similar things considered as a unit;  eight performers or singers who perform together
  • often  - many times at short intervals;  frequently or in great quantities
  • oil  - oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist;  a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water; any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants; cover with oil, as if by rubbing;  administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
  • old  - of a very early stage in development;  old in experience;  (used for emphasis) very familiar;  of long duration; not new;  (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age;  just preceding something else in time or order;  (used informally especially for emphasis);  belonging to some prior time;  past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • older  - old in experience;  advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);  used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
  • olfaction  - the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
  • on  - in operation or operational;  (of events) planned or scheduled; indicates continuity or persistence or concentration;  in a state required for something to function or be effective;  with a forward motion
  • one  - indefinite in time or position;  being a single entity made by combining separate components;  used informally as an intensifier; of the same kind or quality;  used of a single unit or thing; not two or more;  having the indivisible character of a unit;  eminent beyond or above comparison;  a single person or thing;  the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  • only  - exclusive of anyone or anything else;  being the only one; single and isolated from others;  with nevertheless the final result;  in the final outcome;  as recently as;  except that;  never except when; and nothing more;  without any others being included or involved
  • onset  - the beginning or early stages;  (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
  • oocyte  - a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions
  • open  - ready for business;  not having been filled;  without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition;  affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed;  affording free passage or access;  used of mouth or eyes;  having no protecting cover or enclosure;  (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints;  open to or in view of all;  accessible to all;  not sealed or having been unsealed;  not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought;  not requiring union membership;  openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness;  affording free passage or view;  open and observable; not secret or hidden; with no protection or shield;  ready or willing to receive favorably;  (of textures) full of small openings or gaps;  possibly accepting or permitting;  not defended or capable of being defended;  information that has become public;  a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play;  a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;  where the air is unconfined;  make available; become available;  make the opening move;  cause to open or to become open;  become open;  display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer;  begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.;  start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning;  have an opening or passage or outlet; spread out or open from a closed or folded state;  afford access to
  • opened  - made open or clear;  used of mouth or eyes;  not sealed or having been unsealed
  • opening  - first or beginning;  the act of opening something; becoming open or being made open;  a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess;  a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made;  the initial part of the introduction;  the first performance (as of a theatrical production);  a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise;  an open or empty space in or between things;  opportunity especially for employment or promotion;  the first of a series of actions;  an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship;  an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity;  a possible alternative
  • operating  - involved in a kind of operation;  being in effect or operation
  • operation  - the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.);  a planned activity involving many people performing various actions;  a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work;  a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body;  activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign);  a business especially one run on a large scale;  (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction);  process or manner of functioning or operating;  the state of being in effect or being operative;  (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
  • opposite  - of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; altogether different in nature or quality or significance;  the other one of a complementary pair;  being directly across from each other; facing;  moving or facing away from each other;  characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed;  directly facing each other; a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other;  a contestant that you are matched against;  a relation of direct opposition;  something inverted in sequence or character or effect
  • or  - a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations;  a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
  • oral  - a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression;  of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located;  using speech rather than writing;  of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth;  an examination conducted by word of mouth
  • orbital  - of or relating to the eye socket;  of or relating to an orbit
  • order  - the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans;  a degree in a continuum of size or quantity;  a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities;  a body of rules followed by an assembly;  (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed;  a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.); (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families;  a group of person living under a religious rule;  established customary state (especially of society);  a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge);  a formal association of people with similar interests;  logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;  (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy;  a condition of regular or proper arrangement;  place in a certain order;  bring order to or into;  make a request for something;  give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority;  issue commands or orders for;  assign a rank or rating to;  arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events;  appoint to a clerical posts;  bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
  • ordered  - having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule;  marked by system or regularity or discipline;  marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts;  disposed or placed in a particular kind of order
  • organ  - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard;  a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function;  a periodical that is published by a special interest group;  a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ;  a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
  • organelle  - a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ
  • organic  - involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs;  simple and healthful and close to nature;  relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis;  being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms;  of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones;  of or relating to or derived from living organisms;  constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup);  a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
  • organism  - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently;  a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
  • organization  - the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically;  the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  a group of people who work together;  the act of forming something;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying;  the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  • organs  - edible viscera of a butchered animal
  • oropharynx  - cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth
  • orthopedist  - a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)
  • osmosis  - diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal
  • osmotic  - of or relating to osmosis
  • osseous  - composed of or containing bone
  • ossicle  - a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
  • osteoclast  - cell that functions in the breakdown and resorption of bone tissue
  • other  - very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected;  recently past;  not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied;  belonging to the distant past
  • out  - outer or outlying;  outside or external;  no longer fashionable; directed outward or serving to direct something outward;  not worth considering as a possibility;  not allowed to continue to bat or run;  out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election;  being out or having grown cold;  knocked unconscious by a heavy blow; excluded from use or mention;  away from home;  from one's possession;  (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball;  be made known; be disclosed or revealed;  reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle;  to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
  • outer  - being on or toward the outside of the body;  being on the outside or further from a center;  located outside
  • outermost  - situated at the farthest possible point from a center
  • outside  - originating or belonging beyond some bounds:"the outside world";  on or toward an outer edge;  leading to or from the outside; functioning outside the boundaries or precincts of an organized unit; very unlikely;  relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit; (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; from or between other countries;  coming from the outside;  located, suited for, or taking place in the open air;  outside a building;  on the outside;  the outer side or surface of something;  the region that is outside of something
  • oval  - rounded like an egg;  a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
  • ovarian  - of or involving the ovaries
  • ovary  - (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone;  the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
  • over  - having come or been brought to a conclusion;  throughout a period of time;  at or to a point across intervening space etc.; throughout an area;  beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position;  over the entire area;  (cricket) the period during which a given number of balls (6 in England but 8 in Australia) are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • overall  - involving only main features;  including everything;  (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps);  a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work
  • oviduct  - either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
  • ovulation  - the expulsion of an ovum from the ovary (usually midway in the menstrual cycle)
  • own  - belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive;  have ownership or possession of
  • oxidation  - the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
  • oxidative  - taking place in the presence of oxygen
  • oxygen  - a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
  • oxyhemoglobin  - the bright red hemoglobin that is a combination of hemoglobin and oxygen from the lungs

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  • pace  - a step in walking or running;  the relative speed of progress or change;  the rate of moving (especially walking or running);  a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride;  the distance covered by a step; the rate of some repeating event;  measure (distances) by pacing; regulate or set the pace of;  walk with slow or fast paces;  go at a pace
  • pacemaker  - an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker;  a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat;  a horse used to set the pace in racing;  a leading instance in its field
  • package  - a wrapped container;  a collection of things wrapped or boxed together;  (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory;  put into a box
  • packed  - pressed together or compressed;  filled to capacity
  • pain  - a somatic sensation of acute discomfort;  emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid;  a bothersome annoying person;  a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder;  something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness;  cause emotional anguish or make miserable;  cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
  • pair  - a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value;  two people considered as a unit;  a set of two similar things considered as a unit; two items of the same kind;  arrange in pairs;  occur in pairs;  form a pair or pairs;  bring two objects, ideas, or people together;  make love
  • paired  - mated sexually;  used of gloves, socks, etc.;  of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
  • palatine  - of or relating to a palace;  of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives;  relating to or lying near the palate;  either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits;  the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces;  (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands;  any of various important officials in ancient Rome
  • pale  - abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress;  lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness;  very light colored; highly diluted with white;  not full or rich;  (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;  a wooden strip forming part of a fence;  turn pale, as if in fear
  • pancreas  - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
  • paper  - medium for written communication;  a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses;  a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses;  the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher;  a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements;  an essay (especially one written as an assignment);  a business firm that publishes newspapers;  cover with paper;  cover with wallpaper
  • papilla  - a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather;  a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell;  (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf
  • papillary  - of or relating to or resembling papilla
  • parallel  - being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting;  of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; something having the property of being analogous to something else;  an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator; make or place parallel to something;  be parallel to;  duplicate or match
  • parasite  - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host;  a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
  • parasympathetic  - of or relating to the parasympathetic nervous system;  originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels
  • parathyroid  - any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
  • parental  - relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced
  • parietal  - of or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium
  • part  - in part; in some degree; not wholly;  something less than the whole of a human artifact;  a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions;  in so far as the actor specified is concerned;  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music;  a portion of a natural object;  something determined in relation to something that includes it;  the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor;  an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;  the extended spatial location of something;  assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group;  force, take, or pull apart;  come apart; leave;  go one's own way; move apart;  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • partial  - being or affecting only a part; not total;  showing favoritism; (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for;  a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency;  the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
  • partially  - in part; in some degree; not wholly
  • participate  - share in something;  become a participant; be involved in
  • particle  - a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs;  a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions;  (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
  • particular  - providing specific details or circumstances;  unique or specific to a person or thing or category;  separate and distinct from others of the same group or category;  first and most important; surpassing what is common or usual or expected;  exacting especially about details;  a fact about some part (as opposed to general);  (logic) a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class;  a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
  • parts  - the local environment
  • pass  - of advancing the ball by throwing it;  (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team;  a flight or run by an aircraft over a target;  (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate;  a complementary (free) ticket;  a permit to enter or leave a military installation;  a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions;  any authorization to pass or go somewhere;  one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer);  a difficult juncture;  the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks;  a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs; (military) a written leave of absence;  success in satisfying a test or requirement;  (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls;  a usually brief attempt;  you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent;  travel past;  go across or through;  cause to pass;  transfer to another; of rights or property;  place into the hands or custody of;  throw (a ball) to another player;  allow to go without comment or censure;  go unchallenged; be approved;  accept or judge as acceptable;  go successfully through a test or a selection process;  be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background;  eliminate from the body; come to pass;  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life;  disappear gradually;  transmit information;  grant authorization or clearance for;  guide or pass over something;  pass into a specified state or condition;  pass by;  pass by;  be inherited by;  make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation;  go beyond;  stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; pass (time) in a specific way
  • passage  - the act of passing from one state or place to the next;  a journey usually by ship;  the act of passing something to another person;  a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another;  a way through or along which someone or something may pass;  a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass;  a section of text; particularly a section of medium length; a short section of a musical composition;  the passing of a law by a legislative body;  the motion of one object relative to another
  • passageway  - a passage between rooms or between buildings;  a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
  • passing  - of advancing the ball by throwing it;  allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily;  hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough;  lasting a very short time;  to an extreme degree or extent;  success in satisfying a test or requirement;  going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it;  the end of something;  the motion of one object relative to another;  euphemistic expressions for death;  (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate;  a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
  • passive  - lacking in energy or will;  expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb;  peacefully resistant in response to injustice;  the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
  • past  - of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office;  earlier than the present time; no longer current;  a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time;  so as to pass a given point;  a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past;  the time that has elapsed;  a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
  • paternal  - characteristic of a father;  belonging to or inherited from one's father;  relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; related on the father's side
  • pathogen  - any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
  • pathological  - caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition;  of or relating to the practice of pathology;  caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
  • pathway  - a trodden path;  a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  • pattern  - a model considered worthy of imitation;  a customary way of operation or behavior;  a decorative or artistic work;  something regarded as a normative example;  something intended as a guide for making something else;  a perceptual structure;  graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle;  the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport;  form a pattern;  plan or create according to a model or models
  • pct  - a proportion multiplied by 100
  • peer  - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group;  a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage;  look searchingly
  • pelvis  - a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter;  the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
  • penis  - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
  • pentose  - any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule
  • pepsin  - an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
  • peptide  - amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein
  • percent  - a proportion multiplied by 100
  • percentage  - a proportion multiplied by 100;  assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
  • perform  - carry out or perform an action;  give a performance (of something);  perform a function;  get (something) done
  • performing  - the performance of a part or role in a drama
  • perfusion  - pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)
  • pericardial  - located around the heart or relating to or affecting the pericardium
  • pericardium  - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
  • period  - a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;  the end or completion of something;  a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed;  one of three periods of play in hockey games;  the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon;  a stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time;  the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; an amount of time
  • periodic  - recurring or reappearing from time to time;  happening or recurring at regular intervals;  recurring at regular intervals
  • peripheral  - on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area;  related to the key issue but not of central importance; (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer
  • peristalsis  - the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
  • permanent  - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place;  not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition;  a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
  • permeable  - allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through
  • permit  - large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies;  the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization;  a legal document giving official permission to do something;  consent to, give permission;  allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;  make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
  • peroxide  - an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-;  a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels;  bleach with peroxide
  • ph  - (from potential of Hydrogen) the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen-ion concentration in gram atoms per liter; provides a measure on a scale from 0 to 14 of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution (where 7 is neutral and greater than 7 is more basic and less than 7 is more acidic)
  • phagocytic  - capable of functioning as a phagocyte
  • phagocytosis  - process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection
  • pharyngeal  - of or relating to the throat;  a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
  • pharynx  - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
  • phase  - (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun);  (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary;  a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle;  any distinct time period in a sequence of events;  adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition;  arrange in phases or stages
  • pheromone  - a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species
  • phosphate  - carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid;  a salt of phosphoric acid
  • phospholipid  - any of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base; an important constituent of membranes
  • phosphorus  - a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms;  a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
  • photopigment  - a special pigment found in the rods and cones of the retina
  • photosynthesis  - synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)
  • phylogenetic  - of or relating to the evolutionary development of organisms
  • physical  - having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses;  concerned with material things;  characterized by energetic bodily activity;  according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter);  involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit;  relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics;  impelled by physical force especially against resistance
  • physics  - the science of matter and energy and their interactions
  • physiologic  - of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
  • physiological  - of or relating to the biological study of physiology;  of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
  • physiology  - processes and functions of an organism;  the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • piece  - a separate part of a whole;  an item that is an instance of some type;  a distance;  an artistic or literary composition;  an instance of some kind;  a serving that has been cut from a larger portion;  a portable gun;  game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games;  a work of art of some artistic value;  a musical work that has been created;  a portion of a natural object;  a share of something;  a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition;  repair by adding pieces;  join during spinning;  eat intermittently; take small bites of;  to join or unite the pieces of;  create by putting components or members together
  • pigment  - dry coloring matter (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc);  color or dye with a pigment;  acquire pigment; become colored or imbued
  • pinna  - division of a usually pinnately divided leaf;  the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  • pinocytosis  - process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid
  • pituitary  - of or relating to the pituitary gland;  having abnormal size with overgrown extremities resulting from abnormal pituitary secretion;  the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
  • place  - an abstract mental location;  the passage that is being read; an item on a list or in a sequence;  any area set aside for a particular purpose;  a general vicinity;  a particular situation;  proper or designated social situation;  proper or appropriate position or location;  a job in an organization;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  a blank area;  where you live at a particular time;  a public square with room for pedestrians; the particular portion of space occupied by something;  a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane);  a point located with respect to surface features of some region;  take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal;  estimate;  to arrange for;  sing a note with the correct pitch;  finish second or better in a horse or dog race;  place somebody in a particular situation or location;  assign to (a job or a home);  identify the location or place of; recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; assign a rank or rating to;  assign to a station;  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;  put into a certain place or abstract location;  locate;  make an investment;  assign a location to
  • placenta  - the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus;  that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form
  • plane  - having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  a level of existence or development;  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;  cut or remove with or as if with a plane;  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;  travel on the surface of water
  • planning  - the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise;  an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action;  the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
  • plant  - a living organism lacking the power of locomotion;  buildings for carrying on industrial labor;  something planted secretly for discovery by another;  an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience;  put firmly in the mind;  place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive;  put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground;  place into a river;  fix or set securely or deeply;  set up or lay the groundwork for
  • plasma  - colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended;  (physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons;  a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
  • plate  - dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten;  a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners);  a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic;  a shallow receptacle for collection in church; structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage;  a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper);  a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded;  the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube; any flat platelike body structure or part;  a main course served on a plate;  the thin under portion of the forequarter;  a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly;  the quantity contained in a plate;  a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth; (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score;  coat with a layer of metal
  • pleural  - of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax
  • plural  - grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units;  composed of more than one member, set, or kind;  the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
  • plus  - involving advantage or good;  on the positive side or higher end of a scale;  the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers;  a useful or valuable quality
  • point  - sharp end;  a wall socket;  the gun muzzle's direction;  an outstanding characteristic;  a distinguishing or individuating characteristic;  the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip;  a geometric element that has position but no extension;  the object of an activity;  a brief version of the essential meaning of something;  a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer;  the precise location of something; a spatially limited location;  a promontory extending out into a large body of water;  the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest;  a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch;  a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect;  a V shape;  a very small circular shape;  an instant of time;  a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs;  an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;  a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list;  a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;  any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  repair the joints of bricks;  be positionable in a specified manner;  mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes;  mark with diacritics;  mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics;  give a point to;  be a signal for or a symptom of;  indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;  direct into a position for use;  sail close to the wind;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  be oriented
  • polar  - having a pair of equal and opposite charges;  of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; located at or near or coming from the earth's poles;  being of crucial importance;  extremely cold;  characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
  • polycythemia  - a disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood
  • polymer  - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
  • polymerase  - an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA
  • polymerization  - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound
  • polypeptide  - a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids
  • polysaccharide  - any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
  • pons  - a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain;  United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
  • population  - the act of populating (causing to live in a place); (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn;  a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area;  the people who inhabit a territory or state;  the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.)
  • pore  - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal; any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas);  a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass;  direct one's attention on something
  • portion  - the allotment of some amount by dividing something; something less than the whole of a human artifact;  an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal;  money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage;  assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; something determined in relation to something that includes it;  your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);  give out or allot
  • position  - the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc.;  the particular portion of space occupied by something; the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons;  a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • positive  - formally laid down or imposed;  characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.;  greater than zero;  reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion; indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen;  having a positive electric charge;  involving advantage or good;  persuaded of; very sure;  marked by excessive confidence; impossible to deny or disprove;  of or relating to positivism;  a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
  • positively  - extremely;  so as to be positive; in a positive manner
  • posterior  - at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates;  a tooth situated at the back of the mouth;  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • posture  - characteristic way of bearing one's body;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war;  a rationalized mental attitude;  assume a posture as for artistic purposes;  behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
  • potassium  - a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
  • potential  - existing in possibility;  expected to become or be; in prospect;  the inherent capacity for coming into being;  the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
  • pregnancy  - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  • preparation  - the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose;  (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord;  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat;  preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home);  activity leading to skilled behavior;  the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening;  the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action);  a substance prepared according to a formula
  • preparedness  - the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
  • presbyopia  - farsightedness resulting from a reduced ability to focus caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with age
  • presence  - the act of being present;  the impression that something is present;  the immediate proximity of someone or something;  an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby;  the state of being present; current existence;  dignified manner or conduct
  • present  - temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration;  spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place;  a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking;  something presented as a gift;  the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech;  bring forward and present to the mind;  formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.;  hand over formally;  introduce;  recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; cause to come to know personally;  deliver (a speech, oration, or idea);  present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;  represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; perform (a play), especially on a stage;  show or demonstrate something to an interested audience;  give as a present; make a gift of;  give, especially as an honor or reward
  • pressure  - a force that compels;  the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin;  the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress;  the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;  the state of demanding notice or attention;  to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city";  exert pressure on someone through threats
  • prevent  - prevent from doing something or being in a certain state; keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  • primarily  - of primary import;  for the most part
  • primary  - not derived from or reducible to something else; basic;  of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand;  of primary importance;  most important element;  of or being the essential or basic part;  a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen;  one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing;  coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
  • primer  - an introductory textbook;  the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface;  any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
  • principle  - a basic truth or law or assumption;  a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system;  a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct;  a rule or standard especially of good behavior;  rule of personal conduct;  (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
  • prior  - earlier in time;  the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot
  • proceed  - follow a certain course;  move ahead; travel onward in time or space;  continue talking;  follow a procedure or take a course; continue a certain state, condition, or activity
  • process  - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states;  a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents;  a mental process that you are not directly aware of;  a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;  a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant;  subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition;  perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information;  deal with in a routine way;  deliver a warrant or summons to someone;  shape, form, or improve a material;  march in a procession;  institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
  • processed  - subjected to a special process or treatment;  prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; freed from impurities by processing
  • processing  - preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
  • produce  - fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market;  create or manufacture a man-made product;  bring forth or yield;  cause to happen, occur or exist;  bring out for display;  bring onto the market or release;  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);  cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  • product  - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process;  a quantity obtained by multiplication;  a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances;  a chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction;  commodities offered for sale;  the set of elements common to two or more sets
  • production  - (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law;  the act or process of producing something;  the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services;  (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale;  a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television;  a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated;  an artifact that has been created by someone or some process;  the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
  • progesterone  - a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
  • prokaryote  - a unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei; bacteria are the prime example but also included are blue-green algae and actinomycetes and mycoplasma
  • prokaryotic  - having cells that lack membrane-bound nuclei
  • proliferation  - growth by the rapid multiplication of parts;  a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
  • prominence  - relative importance;  the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent;  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • promoter  - someone who is an active supporter and advocate;  a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
  • propel  - cause to move forward with force;  give an incentive for action
  • property  - any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie;  a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class;  a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;  something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;  any area set aside for a particular purpose
  • prophase  - the first stage of mitosis;  the first stage of meiosis
  • proportional  - properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to';  having a constant ratio;  (of taxes) increasing as the amount taxed increases; one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
  • prostate  - relating to the prostate gland;  a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
  • protect  - shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage;  use tariffs to favor domestic industry
  • protection  - payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; the activity of protecting someone or something;  the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition;  the condition of being protected;  kindly endorsement and guidance;  a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury;  defense against financial failure; financial independence
  • protective  - (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful; intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind;  showing a care
  • protein  - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
  • proton  - a stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron
  • protrusion  - the act of projecting out from something;  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • provide  - take measures in preparation for;  determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation;  provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance;  supply means of subsistence; earn a living;  provide or furnish with;  mount or put up; make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
  • proximal  - situated nearest to point of attachment or origin
  • publication  - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution;  the communication of something to the public; making information generally known;  a copy of a printed work offered for distribution;  the act of issuing printed materials
  • pulled  - drawn toward the source of the force
  • pulmonary  - relating to or affecting the lungs
  • pulmonic  - relating to or affecting the lungs
  • pulsating  - expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart
  • pump  - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction;  a low-cut shoe without fastenings;  the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body;  question persistently;  deliver forth;  operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal;  raise (gases or fluids) with a pump;  move up and down;  draw or pour with a pump;  flow intermittently;  supply in great quantities
  • pumped  - tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline
  • pupil  - contractile aperture in the iris of the eye;  a young person attending school (up through senior high school);  a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
  • purine  - a colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen; the parent compound of various biologically important substances;  any of several bases that are derivatives of purine
  • purkinje  - Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje network (1787-1869)
  • pyramid  - a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt;  (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases;  a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex; increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base; arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid;  use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal;  enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
  • pyrimidine  - a heterocyclic organic compound with a penetrating odor;  any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine

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Q

  • quiescent  - causing no symptoms;  being quiet or still or inactive; not active or activated;  marked by a state of tranquil repose
  • quiet  - of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.;  not showy or obtrusive;  free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound;  characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity;  (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;  in a softened tone;  with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly'); a disposition free from stress or emotion;  the absence of sound;  an untroubled state; free from disturbances;  a period of calm weather; make calm or still;  become quiet or quieter

R

  • radiate  - send out real or metaphoric rays;  issue or emerge in rays or waves;  cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays;  extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; send out rays or waves;  spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate;  experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion;  have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
  • rapid  - done or occurring in a brief period of time;  characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed;  a part of a river where the current is very fast
  • rate  - amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis;  a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure;  a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit;  the relative speed of progress or change; assign a rank or rating to;  estimate the value of;  be worthy of or have a certain rating
  • rather  - to some (great or small) extent;  on the contrary;  to a degree (not used with a negative);  more readily or willingly
  • ratio  - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
  • re  - the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization;  ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods;  a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
  • reabsorption  - the organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation
  • reaction  - doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like;  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent;  an idea evoked by some experience;  extreme conservatism in political or social matters;  a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude;  (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body;  (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
  • real  - capable of being treated as fact;  being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory;  no less than what is stated; worthy of the name;  being value measured in terms of purchasing power;  not to be taken lightly;  (of property) fixed or immovable;  having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary;  coinciding with reality;  being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something;  used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; an old small silver Spanish coin;  any rational or irrational number
  • reason  - the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;  a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion;  an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon;  a rational motive for a belief or action;  a justification for something existing or happening;  the state of having good sense and sound judgment;  think logically;  decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion;  present reasons and arguments
  • reasoning  - endowed with the capacity to reason;  thinking that is coherent and logical
  • receive  - convert into sounds or pictures;  receive a specified treatment (abstract);  regard favorably or with disapproval;  accept as true or valid;  partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament;  express willingness to have in one's home or environs;  get something; come into possession of;  have or give a reception;  bid welcome to; greet upon arrival;  register (perceptual input);  go through (mental or physical states or experiences);  receive as a retribution or punishment;  experience as a reaction
  • receptor  - a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response;  an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
  • recipient  - a person who gets something;  the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • reclamation  - the recovery of useful substances from waste products;  rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course;  the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
  • recognition  - designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body;  the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering;  an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid;  approval;  the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country;  (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape;  the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged;  coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
  • recognized  - provided with a secure reputation;  generally approved or compelling recognition
  • recombination  - (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents;  (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles
  • recording  - the act of making a record (especially an audio record); signal encoding something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded;  a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
  • recruit  - any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces);  a recently enlisted soldier;  cause to assemble or enlist in the military; seek to employ;  register formally as a participant or member
  • rectum  - the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
  • red  - red with or characterized by blood;  of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;  characterized by violence or bloodshed;  (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;  red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood;  a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana;  emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries;  the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
  • redness  - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood;  a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
  • reduction  - the act of reducing complexity;  any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent;  the act of decreasing or reducing something
  • refractory  - temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli;  not responding to treatment;  stubbornly resistant to authority or control;  lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
  • regardless  - (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration;  in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks
  • regenerate  - reformed spiritually or morally;  restore strength; undergo regeneration;  form or produce anew;  be formed or shaped anew;  replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue;  return to life; get or give new life or energy;  amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit;  reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new;  bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
  • region  - the extended spatial location of something;  a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth;  the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of');  a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve;  a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
  • regulate  - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of;  bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; check the emission of (sound);  shape or influence; give direction to
  • regulation  - prescribed by or according to regulation;  the act of controlling or directing according to rule;  the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular;  an authoritative rule;  (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered;  the state of being controlled or governed;  a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
  • regulatory  - restricting according to rules or principles
  • reinforced  - given added strength or support;  (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
  • rejoin  - join again;  answer back
  • related  - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage;  being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics; having close kinship and appropriateness;  similar or related in quality or character
  • relationship  - a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness);  a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection);  a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries;  (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
  • relaxation  - a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount;  an occurrence of control or strength weakening; (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance;  (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers;  the act of making less strict;  freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);  a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
  • relaxed  - made less tense or rigid;  without strain or anxiety
  • relays  - a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance
  • release  - (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone;  a formal written statement of relinquishment;  activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion;  merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film);  a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism;  a process that liberates or discharges something;  the act of liberating someone or something;  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart);  the act of allowing a fluid to escape;  a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation;  an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation;  euphemistic expressions for death;  part with a possession or right;  generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids;  eliminate (substances) from the body;  make (assets) available;  prepare and issue for public distribution or sale;  let (something) fall or spill a container;  release, as from one's grip;  grant freedom to; free from confinement;  make (information) available publication
  • released  - set free as from prison or duty
  • releasing  - emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
  • remains  - any object that is left unused or still extant;  the dead body of a human being
  • remnant  - a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold;  a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
  • remove  - degree of figurative distance or separation;  remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract;  get rid of something abstract;  shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes;  remove from a position or an office;  go away or leave; dispose of;  cause to leave;  kill intentionally and with premeditation
  • removed  - separated in relationship by a given degree of descent; separate or apart in time;  taken out of or separated from
  • renal  - of or relating to the kidneys
  • renewal  - the act of renewing;  the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation;  filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • renin  - a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure
  • repair  - the act of putting something in working order again;  a formal way of referring to the condition of something;  a frequently visited place;  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;  move, travel, or proceed toward some place;  give new life or energy to;  set straight or right;  make amends for; pay compensation for
  • replace  - substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); put something back where it belongs;  put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items;  take the place or move into the position of
  • replacing  - the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
  • replicate  - reproduce or make an exact copy of;  make or do or perform again;  bend or turn backward
  • replication  - the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion;  (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer;  (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division;  the act of making copies;  copy that is not the original; something that has been copied;  the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped;  a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • report  - a short account of the news;  the act of informing by verbal report;  a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;  a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing);  the general estimation that the public has for a person;  an essay (especially one written as an assignment);  a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment;  to give an account or representation of in words;  make known to the authorities;  complain about; make a charge against;  announce one's presence;  announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities;  be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
  • reproduction  - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring;  the act of making copies;  recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall;  the process of generating offspring;  copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
  • require  - make someone do something;  consider obligatory; request and expect;  have need of;  require as useful, just, or proper
  • required  - required by rule;  necessary for relief or supply
  • research  - systematic investigation to establish facts;  a search for knowledge;  inquire into;  attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
  • reserve  - the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary;  something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose;  (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions;  formality and propriety of manner;  armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency;  a district that is reserved for particular purpose;  an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced; obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance;  hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency;  arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance;  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • reservoir  - tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil);  lake used to store water for community use;  anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies;  a large or extra supply of something
  • residual  - relating to or indicating a remainder;  (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing; something left after other parts have been taken away
  • resistance  - the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with;  the military action of resisting the enemy's advance;  group action in opposition to those in power;  (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness;  the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria);  any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion;  an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current; a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force;  a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms;  (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  • respiration  - the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs;  a single complete act of breathing in and out;  the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  • response  - a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister;  a result;  a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent;  the manner in which something is greeted;  a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation;  the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  • responsible  - being the agent or cause;  worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable;  having an acceptable credit rating
  • responsiveness  - the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events;  responsive to stimulation
  • rest  - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);  a support on which things can be put;  a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration;  euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);  a state of inaction; something left after other parts have been taken away;  a pause for relaxation;  be at rest;  take a short break from one's activities in order to relax;  give a rest to;  not move; be in a resting position;  put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying;  be inactive, refrain from acting;  be inherent or innate in;  stay the same; remain in a certain state;  rest on or as if on a pillow;  sit, as on a branch;  have a place in relation to something else
  • result  - something that results;  the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause;  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;  issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end;  have as a result or residue
  • resulting  - following as an effect or result
  • retain  - keep in one's mind;  secure and keep for possible future use or application;  allow to remain in a place or position;  hold within
  • reticulocyte  - an immature red blood cell containing a network of filaments or granules
  • reticulum  - the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels);  a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Hydrus
  • retina  - the light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
  • rh  - any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone;  a white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum;  a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia
  • rhodopsin  - a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light
  • rhythm  - recurring at regular intervals;  the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements;  the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;  natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle);  an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
  • ribosome  - an organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell; they attach to mRNA and move down it one codon at a time and then stop until tRNA brings the required amino acid; when it reaches a stop codon it falls apart and releases the completed protein molecule for use by the cell
  • right  - correct in opinion or judgment;  (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward;  having the axis perpendicular to the base;  intended for the right hand;  of or belonging to the political or intellectual right;  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north;  in conformance with justice or law or morality;  in or into a satisfactory condition;  appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs;  free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth;  most suitable or right for a particular purpose;  socially right or correct;  in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;  exactly;  immediately;  an interjection expressing agreement;  precisely, exactly;  completely;  toward or on the right; also used figuratively;  (Southern regional intensive) very;  in the right manner;  in a correct manner;  in accordance with moral or social standards;  a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east;  anything in accord with principles of justice;  an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature;  the hand that is on the right side of the body;  those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged;  location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east;  (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing;  the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right; regain an upright or proper position;  put in or restore to an upright position;  make reparations or amends for;  make right or correct
  • rigid  - incapable of or resistant to bending;  designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure;  incapable of compromise or flexibility;  incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances;  fixed and unmoving
  • ring  - jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger;  a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle;  a characteristic sound;  the sound of a bell ringing;  a toroidal shape;  a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration);  a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling;  an association of criminals; (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop; attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify;  sound loudly and sonorously;  make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification;  get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone;  ring or echo with sound;  be around
  • rings  - gymnastic apparatus consisting of a pair of heavy metal circles (usually covered with leather) suspended by ropes; used for gymnastic exercises
  • rise  - the act of changing location in an upward direction;  an increase in cost;  a growth in strength or number or importance;  a movement upward;  increase in price or value;  the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises;  the amount a salary is increased;  (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground;  an upward slope or grade (as in a road);  increase in value or to a higher point;  rise in rank or status;  exert oneself to meet a challenge;  become heartened or elated;  move upward;  come up, of celestial bodies;  increase in volume;  rise up;  get up and out of bed;  return from the dead; become more extreme;  go up or advance;  be promoted, move to a better position;  rise to one's feet;  come to the surface;  take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance;  come into existence; take on form or shape
  • rna  - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell
  • rod  - any rod-shaped bacterium;  a long thin implement made of metal or wood;  visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light;  a gangster's pistol;  a square rod of land;  a linear measure of 16.5 feet
  • role  - normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting;  the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;  what something is used for;  an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  • roof  - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building;  protective covering on top of a motor vehicle;  provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof
  • room  - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling;  the people who are present in a room;  space for movement; opportunity for;  live and take one's meals at or in
  • root  - the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support;  (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground;  a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number;  a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes;  the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation;  the place where something begins, where it springs into being;  someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent); take root and begin to grow;  cause to take roots;  plant by the roots; come into existence, originate;  become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style;  take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for;  dig with the snout
  • rough  - not perfected;  (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse;  having or caused by an irregular surface;  causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements;  of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped;  ready and able to resort to force or violence;  unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound;  violently agitated and turbulent;  not shaped by cutting or trimming;  full of hardship or trials;  not quite exact or correct;  unkind or cruel or uncivil;  unpleasantly stern;  not carefully or expertly made; with rough motion as over a rough surface;  with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly');  the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short; prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  • round  - (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand;  having a circular shape;  (of sounds) full and rich;  from beginning to end; throughout;  the usual activities in your day;  (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order);  a charge of ammunition for a single shot;  an outburst of applause;  a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time;  a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg;  a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic);  the course along which communications spread;  the activity of playing 18 holes of golf;  any circular or rotating mechanism;  a crosspiece between the legs of a chair;  a regular route for a sentry or policeman;  (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive;  an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;  become round, plump, or shapely;  make round;  pronounce with rounded lips;  wind around; move along a circular course;  express as a round number;  bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;  attack in speech or writing;  be around
  • route  - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation;  an established line of travel or access;  divert in a specified direction; send via a specific route;  send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
  • rule  - measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths;  a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;  (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems;  any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order;  prescribed guide for conduct or action;  directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted;  (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice;  the duration of a monarch's or government's power;  something regarded as a normative example; a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system;  a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct;  dominance or power through legal authority;  keep in check;  decide with authority; decide on and make a declaration about;  mark or draw with a ruler; have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac;  exercise authority over; as of nations;  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • rv  - a motorized wheeled vehicle used for camping or other recreational activities

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  • sa  - Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
  • sac  - a structure resembling a bag in an animal;  a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in Wisconsin in the Fox River valley and on the shores of Green Bay;  a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule;  an enclosed space
  • saliva  - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
  • same  - unchanged in character or nature;  closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree;  same in identity; equal in amount or value;  the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula;  a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  • sample  - a small part of something intended as representative of the whole;  all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class;  items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population;  take a sample of
  • sarcolemma  - an extensible membrane enclosing the contractile substance of a muscle fiber
  • sarcomere  - one of the segments into which a myofibril is divided
  • saturated  - (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black;  used especially of organic compounds; having all available valence bonds filled;  being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance;  wet through and through; thoroughly wet
  • saturation  - the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid;  chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue;  a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence;  the process of totally saturating something with a substance
  • savory  - morally respectable or inoffensive;  pleasing to the sense of taste;  having an agreeably pungent taste;  an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre;  either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family;  dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions;  any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
  • scale  - a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals;  an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks; a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass; (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave);  a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin;  a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin;  relative magnitude;  the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it;  an ordered reference standard;  a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners);  size or measure according to a scale;  measure with or as if with scales; remove the scales from;  pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard;  climb up by means of a ladder;  reach the highest point of;  take by attacking with scaling ladders;  measure by or as if by a scale
  • science  - a particular branch of scientific knowledge;  ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
  • scrotum  - the external pouch that contains the testes
  • seal  - any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions;  a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents; fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure;  a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture;  a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it);  the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal;  fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters;  an indication of approved or superior status;  a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare;  decide irrevocably;  hunt seals;  close with or as if with a seal;  make tight; secure against leakage;  affix a seal to;  cover with varnish
  • second  - having the second highest gear ratio;  coming next after first;  a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first;  coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude;  in the second place;  a speech seconding a motion;  the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match;  a 60th part of a minute of arc;  following the first in an ordering or series;  1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield;  merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name;  the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle;  a particular point in time;  an indefinitely short time;  transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment;  give support or one's approval to
  • secondary  - belonging to a lower class or rank;  not of major importance;  being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate;  depending on or incidental to what is original or primary;  inferior in rank or status;  the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen;  coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
  • secrete  - generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids;  place out of sight; keep secret
  • secretion  - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell;  the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
  • secretory  - of or relating to or producing a secretion
  • section  - one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object;  a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical);  a segment of a citrus fruit;  a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon;  a small army unit usually having a special function;  a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class;  (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid;  a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people;  a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope;  a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side;  the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation);  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a specialized division of a large organization;  divide into segments
  • segmental  - divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds;  having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
  • self  - (used as a combining form) relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self;  your consciousness of your own identity;  a person considered as a unique individual
  • semen  - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
  • semi  - a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle;  a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together;  one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament
  • semilunar  - resembling the new moon in shape
  • seminal  - pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen; containing seeds of later development
  • sense  - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended;  a general conscious awareness;  a natural appreciation or ability;  the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted;  sound practical judgment;  comprehend;  become aware of not through the senses but instinctively;  detect some circumstance or entity automatically;  perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
  • sensitive  - of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security;  hurting;  responsive to physical stimuli; being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others;  able to feel or perceive;  someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
  • sensory  - involving or derived from the senses;  of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system;  relating to or concerned in sensation
  • separate  - separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; independent; not united or joint;  standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything;  have the connection undone; having become separate;  characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;  not living together as man and wife;  a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments;  a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication;  divide into components or constituents;  force, take, or pull apart;  come apart;  go one's own way; move apart;  make a division or separation;  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways;  act as a barrier between; stand between;  divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;  become separated into pieces or fragments;  mark as different;  arrange or order by classes or categories;  separate into parts or portions;  treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  • separated  - spaced apart;  no longer connected or joined;  separated at the joint;  being or feeling set or kept apart from others;  not living together as man and wife
  • septal  - of or relating to a septum
  • septum  - (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities;  a partition or wall especially in an ovary
  • sequence  - film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie;  a following of one thing after another in time;  several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys;  serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern;  the action of following in order;  arrange in a sequence;  determine the order of constituents in
  • series  - (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions;  a periodical that appears at scheduled times;  (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams;  similar things placed in order or happening one after another;  a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection;  (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other;  a serialized set of programs
  • serous  - of or producing or containing serum
  • serve  - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play;  put the ball into play;  do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function;  provide (usually but not necessarily food);  help to some food; help with food or drink;  mate with;  deliver a warrant or summons to someone;  do military service;  work for or be a servant to;  devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas;  contribute or conduce to;  promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to;  serve a purpose, role, or function;  spend time in prison or in a labor camp; be used by; as of a utility;  be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • set  - being below the horizon;  converted to solid form (as concrete); fixed and unmoving;  set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people";  (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed;  situated in a particular spot or position;  determined or decided upon as by an authority; several exercises intended to be done in series;  the act of putting something in position;  any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals;  (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way;  the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon;  a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used;  (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols;  an unofficial association of people or groups;  evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris;  a unit of play in tennis or squash;  representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production;  a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way;  the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization;  set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state;  establish as the highest level or best performance;  give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor;  insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink);  fix in a border;  put into a position that will restore a normal state;  apply or start;  locate;  disappear beyond the horizon; arrange attractively;  bear fruit;  alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard;  make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc;  get ready for a particular purpose or event;  equip with sails or masts; become gelatinous;  estimate;  fix conclusively or authoritatively; decide upon or fix definitely;  urge a dog to attack someone;  put into a certain place or abstract location;  put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground;  adapt for performance in a different way;  set in type
  • several  - distinct and individual;  (used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many;  considered individually
  • sex  - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles;  all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses;  either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided;  activities associated with sexual intercourse;  tell the sex (of young chickens);  stimulate sexually
  • sexual  - having or involving sex;  of or relating to or characterized by sexuality;  involved in a sexual relationship
  • shaft  - a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow);  a vertical passage into a mine;  (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column;  a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator);  a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer;  the hollow spine of a feather;  a revolving rod that transmits power or motion;  a long pointed rod used as a weapon;  obscene terms for penis;  the main (mid) section of a long bone;  an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect;  a column of light (as from a beacon);  equip with a shaft;  defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
  • shape  - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;  any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);  a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept;  the visual appearance of something or someone;  alternative names for the body of a human being;  a perceptual structure;  the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe;  the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape');  give shape or form to;  make something, usually for a specific function;  shape or influence; give direction to
  • shaped  - shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort);  having the shape of
  • shared  - have in common; held or experienced in common; distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose
  • sheath  - a protective covering for a knife or sword;  an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part;  a dress suitable for formal occasions
  • sheet  - bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs;  (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind;  a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width;  used for writing or printing;  any broad thin expanse or surface;  a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel;  newspaper with half-size pages;  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;  cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping;  come down as if in sheets
  • shell  - the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc; ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun;  the housing or outer covering of something;  a very light narrow racing boat;  a rigid covering that envelops an object;  the exterior covering of a bird's egg;  the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts;  the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals;  hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles;  a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners);  remove from its shell or outer covering;  look for and collect shells by the seashore;  hit the pitches of hard and regularly; fall out of the pod or husk;  remove the husks from;  come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;  use explosives on
  • shift  - the act of moving from one place to another;  an event in which something is displaced without rotation;  a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time;  the time period during which you are at work;  the act of changing one thing or position for another;  a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist;  a woman's sleeveless undergarment;  the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters;  a qualitative change;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; move and exchange for another;  change gears;  move from one setting or context to another;  change in quality;  change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change;  use a shift key on a keyboard;  change place or direction;  make a shift in or exchange of; lay aside, abandon, or leave for another;  move abruptly;  move sideways or in an unsteady way;  move very slightly;  move around
  • shock  - the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat;  an unpleasant or disappointing surprise;  an instance of agitation of the earth's crust;  a bushy thick mass (especially hair);  a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field;  (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor;  a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body;  a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses;  the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally;  subject to electrical shocks;  collect or gather into shocks;  collide violently;  strike with horror or terror;  surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off;  strike with disgust or revulsion;  inflict a trauma upon
  • short  - tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening;  (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length;  primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration;  of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration;  not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices;  lacking foresight or scope;  low in stature; not tall;  marked by rude or peremptory shortness;  (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range;  not sufficient to meet a need;  less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so;  at a disadvantage;  so as to interrupt;  at some point or distance before a goal is reached;  clean across;  without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold;  quickly and without warning;  in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner;  the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed;  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base;  accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference;  create a short circuit in;  cheat someone by not returning him enough money
  • showing  - something shown to the public;  the display of a motion picture
  • shunt  - implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body;  a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current;  a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another;  transfer to another track, of trains;  provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
  • sickle  - an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
  • side  - located on a side;  an extended outer surface of an object; either the left or right half of a body;  an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect);  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food;  a family line of descent;  one of two or more contesting groups;  a surface forming part of the outside of an object;  a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure;  a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location;  (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist;  an elevated geological formation;  take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for;  take the side of; be on the side of
  • sight  - a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument;  the range of vision;  the ability to see; the visual faculty;  an instance of visual perception;  a range of mental vision;  anything that is seen;  the act of looking or seeing or observing;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
  • signal  - notably out of the ordinary;  any communication that encodes a message;  any incitement to action;  an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes;  be a signal for or a symptom of;  communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
  • signaling  - any communication that encodes a message
  • similar  - marked by correspondence or resemblance;  (of words) expressing closely related meanings;  resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination;  having the same or similar characteristics;  capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
  • simple  - unornamented;  (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions;  having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved;  easy and not involved or complicated;  apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;  lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety;  exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity;  any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties;  a person lacking intelligence or common sense
  • single  - not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective;  having uniform application;  existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual;  used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals;  being or characteristic of a single thing or person;  not married or related to the unmarried state;  characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;  a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base;  hit a single
  • singular  - being a single and separate person or thing;  grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit;  composed of one member, set, or kind;  the single one of its kind;  beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;  unusual or striking;  the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
  • sinus  - any of various air-filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull;  a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel;  an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
  • sinusoid  - tiny endothelium-lined passages for blood in the tissue of an organ;  the curve of y=sin x
  • sister  - a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group;  (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address);  a female person who has the same parents as another person;  (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
  • site  - physical position in relation to the surroundings;  the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located);  a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web;  assign a location to
  • size  - (used in combination) sized;  the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing);  the physical magnitude of something (how big it is);  a large magnitude; the actual state of affairs;  any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics;  make to a size; bring to a suitable size; sort according to size;  cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
  • skeletal  - of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton;  very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • skeleton  - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape;  a scandal that is kept secret;  something reduced to its minimal form;  the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
  • skin  - an outer surface (usually thin);  a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal;  a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch;  a person's skin regarded as their life;  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit);  body covering of a living animal;  the rind of a fruit or vegetable;  strip the skin off;  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of;  remove the bark of a tree;  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • skull  - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
  • slight  - almost no or (with `a') at least some; very little;  being of delicate or slender build;  having little substance or significance;  a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval);  pay no attention to, disrespect
  • slightly  - to a small degree or extent;  in a slim or slender manner
  • small  - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent;  slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope; have fine or very small constituent particles;  made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth);  limited in size or scope;  (of a voice) faint;  lowercase;  not large but sufficient in size or amount;  (of children and animals) young, immature;  low or inferior in station or quality;  on a small scale;  a garment size for a small person;  the slender part of the back
  • smaller  - small or little relative to something else
  • smell  - the act of perceiving the odor of something;  the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents;  the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form;  any property detected by the olfactory system;  the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;  emit an odor;  smell bad;  inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
  • smooth  - lacking obstructions or difficulties;  having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities;  of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence;  of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth;  (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;  smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication;  smooth and unconstrained in movement;  (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected;  the act of smoothing;  make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing;  free from obstructions;  make (a surface) shine
  • so  - in a manner that facilitates;  to a very great extent or degree; (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed;  in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied;  to a certain unspecified extent or degree;  in the same way; also;  in truth (often tends to intensify);  subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors);  in the way indicated;  the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  • sodium  - a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
  • solid  - uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks;  incapable of being seen through;  having three dimensions;  acting together as a single undiversified whole;  characterized by good substantial quality;  of one substance or character throughout;  of the same color throughout;  of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial;  of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous;  entirely of one substance with no holes inside;  financially sound;  of good quality and condition; solidly built;  morally admirable; not soft or yielding to pressure;  providing abundant nourishment;  a three-dimensional shape;  the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape;  a substance that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • solubility  - the quality of being soluble and easily dissolved in liquid; the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent (yielding a saturated solution);  the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it possible to solve
  • soluble  - (of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water);  susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained
  • solute  - the dissolved substance in a solution; the component of a solution that changes its state
  • solution  - the successful action of solving a problem;  a method for solving a problem;  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;  the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation;  a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
  • solvent  - capable of meeting financial obligations;  a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances;  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
  • somatic  - affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
  • some  - relatively many but unspecified in number;  relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent;  remarkable;  quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity;  (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • somewhat  - to a moderately sufficient extent or degree;  to a small degree or extent
  • sound  - thorough;  free from moral defect;  financially secure and safe;  in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay;  (of sleep) deep and complete;  in excellent physical condition;  exercising or showing good judgment;  having legal efficacy or force;  logically valid;  the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause;  the subjective sensation of hearing something;  the sudden occurrence of an audible event;  a large ocean inlet or deep bay;  mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium;  the audible part of a transmitted signal;  (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language;  a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water;  appear in a certain way;  give off a certain sound or sounds; make a certain noise or sound;  cause to sound;  announce by means of a sound;  measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line;  utter with vibrating vocal chords
  • source  - a facility where something is available;  anything that provides inspiration for later work;  a document (or organization) from which information is obtained;  (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system;  a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to;  the place where something begins, where it springs into being;  anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies;  someone who originates or causes or initiates something; a person who supplies information;  specify the origin of;  get (a product) from another country or business
  • space  - the unlimited expanse in which everything is located;  a blank area;  a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing;  one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff;  an area reserved for some particular purpose;  an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things);  (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words;  the interval between two times;  place at intervals
  • specialized  - marked by or characteristic of specialization in a mechanical or scientific subject;  developed or designed for a special activity or function
  • species  - a specific kind of something;  (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
  • specify  - decide upon or fix definitely;  be specific about;  determine the essential quality of;  select something or someone for a specific purpose;  design or destine;  define clearly;  specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
  • speech  - (language) communication by word of mouth;  the exchange of spoken words;  something spoken;  the mental faculty or power of vocal communication;  a lengthy rebuke;  words making up the dialogue of a play;  your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally;  the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
  • sperm  - the male reproductive cell; the male gamete
  • spherical  - of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere;  having the shape of a sphere or ball
  • spinal  - of or relating to the spine or spinal cord;  anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
  • spindle  - a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning;  any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts; (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
  • spiral  - in the shape of a coil;  flying downward in a helical path with a large radius;  ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center;  a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center;  a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops;  a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle;  form a spiral;  to wind or move in a spiral course;  move in a spiral or zigzag course
  • spleen  - a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses;  a feeling of resentful anger
  • splicing  - a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
  • spongy  - like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it back when compressed;  easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility
  • spontaneous  - happening or arising without apparent external cause;  said or done without having been planned or written in advance
  • spontaneously  - in a spontaneous manner;  without advance preparation
  • spread  - prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out;  distributed or spread over a considerable extent;  fully extended in width;  act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time;  the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); two facing pages of a book or other publication;  process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space;  a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers;  decorative cover for a bed;  farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle);  a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures;  a haphazard distribution in all directions;  a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; distribute or disperse widely;  become distributed or widespread; distribute over a surface in a layer;  cover by spreading something over;  strew or distribute over an area;  spread across or over;  cause to become widely known;  become widely known and passed on; spread out or open from a closed or folded state;  move outward
  • spring  - a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed;  a point at which water issues forth;  a natural flow of ground water;  the season of growth;  a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards;  the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length; develop suddenly;  produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; spring back; spring away from an impact;  move forward by leaps and bounds;  develop into a distinctive entity
  • stable  - maintaining equilibrium;  not taking part readily in chemical change;  firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation;  resistant to change of position or condition;  showing little if any change;  a farm building for housing horses or other livestock;  shelter in a stable
  • stacked  - arranged in a stack;  well or attractively formed with respect to physique
  • stage  - a section or portion of a journey or course;  a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience;  a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination;  the theater as a profession (usually `the stage');  any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something;  a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  any distinct time period in a sequence of events;  plan, organize, and carry out (an event);  perform (a play), especially on a stage
  • staining  - (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study;  the act of spotting or staining something
  • stapes  - the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea
  • starch  - a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles;  stiffen with starch
  • start  - a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning);  advantage gained by an beginning early (as in a race);  the beginning of anything;  a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game;  the act of starting something;  a sudden involuntary movement;  a signal to begin (as in a race);  the time at which something is supposed to begin;  play in the starting lineup;  get off the ground;  get going or set in motion;  begin or set in motion;  bulge outward;  begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job;  take the first step or steps in carrying out an action;  set in motion, cause to start;  bring into being;  move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm;  leave;  begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object;  have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense;  have a beginning characterized in some specified way
  • state  - the way something is with respect to its main attributes;  a politically organized body of people under a single government;  the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state;  the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation;  a state of depression or agitation;  the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies;  the territory occupied by a nation;  (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container);  express in words;  put before;  indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
  • statement  - a document showing credits and debits;  a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc;  a nonverbal message;  (music) the presentation of a musical theme;  (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program;  a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true;  the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
  • static  - showing little if any change;  not active or moving;  not in physical motion;  concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity;  angry criticism;  a crackling or hissing noise cause by electrical interference
  • step  - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down;  support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway;  a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed;  a short distance;  any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal;  a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance;  a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface;  a musical interval of two semitones;  the sound of a step of someone walking;  the distance covered by a step;  relative position in a graded series;  move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation;  place (a ship's mast) in its step;  shift or move by taking a step;  put down or press the foot, place the foot;  walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner;  move with one's feet in a specific manner;  furnish with steps;  cause (a computer) to execute a single command;  measure (distances) by pacing;  treat badly
  • steps  - the course along which a person has walked or is walking in; a flight of stairs or a flight of steps
  • sternum  - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
  • steroid  - any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects;  any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
  • stethoscope  - a medical instrument for listening to the sounds generated inside the body
  • still  - free from noticeable current;  used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion;  not sparkling; (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;  not in physical motion;  marked by absence of sound;  with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation; without moving or making a sound;  to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;  despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession);  an apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed;  a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes);  a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation;  (poetic) tranquil silence;  make motionless; lessen the intensity of or calm;  cause to be quiet or not talk;  make calm or still
  • stimulate  - cause to be alert and energetic;  act as a stimulant;  stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of;  stir feelings in;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;  provide the needed stimulus for; cause to occur rapidly
  • stimulating  - rousing or quickening activity or the senses;  making lively and cheerful;  that stimulates
  • stimulation  - the act of arousing an organism to action;  any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action;  (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.);  mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
  • stirrup  - support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go; the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea
  • stomach  - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion;  an appetite for food;  an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness;  the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis;  bear to eat;  put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • stop  - a brief stay in the course of a journey;  the act of stopping something;  (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes;  the event of something ending; a spot where something halts or pauses;  an obstruction in a pipe or tube;  a restraint that checks the motion of something;  a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;  a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it;  the state of inactivity following an interruption;  cause to stop;  come to a halt, stop moving;  interrupt a trip;  stop from happening or developing;  prevent completion;  stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments;  hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of;  seize on its way;  render unsuitable for passage;  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;  put an end to a state or an activity
  • storage  - the act of storing something;  the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials;  (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk;  depositing in a warehouse;  an electronic memory device;  a depository for goods
  • store  - a supply of something available for future use;  an electronic memory device;  a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services;  a depository for goods;  keep or lay aside for future use;  find a place for and put away for storage
  • stored  - accumulated until needed
  • strand  - line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable;  a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole;  a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels;  a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides); a necklace made by a stringing objects together;  a very slender natural or synthetic fiber;  leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
  • stranded  - with the bottom lodged on a reef or shoal in shallow water;  cut off or left behind
  • stressful  - extremely irritating to the nerves
  • stretch  - easily stretched;  having an elongated seating area; extension to or beyond the ordinary limit;  exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent;  a straightaway section of a racetrack;  the capacity for being stretched;  a large and unbroken expanse or distance;  an unbroken period of time during which you do something;  the act of physically reaching or thrusting out;  extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;  extend one's body or limbs;  become longer by being stretched and pulled;  extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly;  pull in opposite directions;  lie down comfortably;  occupy a large, elongated area;  increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance;  make long or longer by pulling and stretching;  corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones;  extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
  • string  - a lightweight cord;  a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed;  a collection of objects threaded on a single strand;  a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases);  a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding;  (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop;  stringed instruments that are played with a bow;  a necklace made by a stringing objects together;  a tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening;  add as if on a string;  provide with strings;  thread on or as if on a string;  remove the stringy parts of;  string together; tie or fasten with a string;  stretch out or arrange like a string;  move or come along
  • strong  - freshly made or left;  not faint or feeble;  of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection;  having strength or power greater than average or expected;  strong and sure;  being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content;  having a strong physiological or chemical effect;  having or wielding force or authority;  of good quality and condition; solidly built;  able to withstand attack
  • strongly  - with strength or in a strong manner;  in a powerful manner
  • structural  - concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study;  affecting or involved in structure or construction;  relating to or having or characterized by structure;  relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure;  relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals;  pertaining to geological structure
  • structure  - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts;  the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts;  a particular complex anatomical part;  the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations;  the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships;  give a structure to
  • studded  - dotted or adorned with or as with studs or nailheads; usually used in combination
  • study  - a room used for reading and writing and studying;  a state of deep mental absorption;  applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading);  a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play);  a detailed critical inspection;  preliminary drawing for later elaboration;  attentive consideration and meditation;  a branch of knowledge;  a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;  learn by reading books;  be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning;  think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes;  give careful consideration to; be a student of a certain subject;  consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • substance  - that which has mass and occupies space;  the stuff of which an object consists;  the idea that is intended;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  what a communication that is about something is about;  considerable capital (wealth or income)
  • substrate  - an indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population;  any stratum or layer lying underneath another;  a surface on which an organism grows or is attached;  the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
  • such  - of so extreme a degree or extent;  to so extreme a degree
  • sugar  - a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative;  informal terms for money;  an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain;  sweeten with sugar
  • suggested  - mentioned as worthy of acceptance
  • sulcus  - (anatomy) any of the narrow grooves in an organ or tissue especially those that mark the convolutions on the surface of the brain
  • sum  - the whole amount;  a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers;  the final aggregate;  a quantity of money;  the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets;  determine the sum of; be a summary of
  • summation  - the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers;  a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court);  (physiology) the process whereby multiple stimuli can produce a response (in a muscle or nerve or other part) that one stimulus alone does not produce;  the final aggregate
  • super  - including more than a specified category;  extremely large;  of the highest quality;  to an extreme degree;  a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
  • superior  - (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by;  (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by;  of or characteristic of high rank or importance;  of high or superior quality or performance;  having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit;  having a higher rank;  written or printed above and to one side of another character;  a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth;  the head of a religious community;  one of greater rank or station or quality;  a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character;  the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes;  a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  • supply  - offering goods and services for sale;  an amount of something available for use;  the activity of supplying or providing something;  provide or furnish with;  state or say further;  provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; circulate or distribute or equip with
  • supplying  - the activity of supplying or providing something
  • support  - a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission;  the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; aiding the cause or policy or interests of;  the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities;  any device that bears the weight of another thing;  supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation;  something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest;  the financial means whereby one lives;  financial resources provided to make some project possible;  documentary validation;  a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts;  play a subordinate role to (another performer);  support materially or financially;  give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;  put up with something or somebody unpleasant;  adopt as a belief;  argue or speak in defense of;  be a regular customer or client of;  be the physical support of; carry the weight of;  be behind; approve of; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
  • supported  - held up or having the weight borne especially from below;  sustained or maintained by aid (as distinct from physical support)
  • supporting  - capable of bearing a structural load;  furnishing support and encouragement;  the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
  • surface  - on the surface;  involving a surface only;  the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary;  a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something;  the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object;  the outermost level of the land or sea;  a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight;  information that has become public;  come to the surface;  appear or become visible; make a showing;  put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
  • surfactant  - a substance capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
  • surround  - the area in which something exists or lives;  extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle;  be around;  surround so as to force to give up;  surround with a wall in order to fortify;  envelop completely
  • suspended  - (of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment;  temporarily inactive
  • sustain  - admit as valid;  supply with necessities and support; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);  establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;  provide with nourishment;  be the physical support of; carry the weight of;  lengthen or extend in duration or space
  • swelling  - abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement;  the swelling of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
  • sympathetic  - expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward;  (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings;  of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system;  having similar disposition and tastes;  relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body;  showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
  • synapse  - the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
  • synapsis  - the side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start of meiosis
  • synaptic  - (neuroscience) of or involving synapses
  • synthesis  - the combination of ideas into a complex whole;  the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds);  reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
  • synthesize  - combine so as to form a more complex, product; combine and form a synthesis
  • system  - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • systole  - the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
  • systolic  - of or relating to a systole or happing during a systole

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  • table  - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs;  a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it;  a set of data arranged in rows and columns;  a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game;  food or meals in general;  flat tableland with steep edges; hold back to a later time
  • take  - the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption;  the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property;  ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial;  be seized or affected in a specified way;  interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression;  accept or undergo, often unwillingly;  obtain by winning;  get into one's hands, take physically; have sex with; archaic use;  travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route;  head into a specified direction; experience or feel or submit to;  to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort;  take into one's possession;  take by force;  buy, select;  make use of or accept for some purpose;  require (time or space);  develop a habit;  carry out;  be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness;  remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract;  take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect;  be a student of a certain subject; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives;  take into consideration for exemplifying purposes;  take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs;  lay claim to; as of an idea;  make a film or photograph of something;  aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;  serve oneself to, or consume regularly;  proceed along in a vehicle;  occupy or take on;  take somebody somewhere;  take something or somebody with oneself somewhere;  engage for service under a term of contract;  receive or obtain by regular payment;  receive willingly something given or offered;  admit into a group or community; assume, as of positions or roles;  require as useful, just, or proper; be capable of holding or containing;  have with oneself; have on one's person;  be designed to hold or take
  • taken  - be affected with an indisposition;  having possession gained especially by force or effort;  understood in a certain way; made sense of
  • target  - sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at;  a reference point to shoot at;  the location of the target that is to be hit;  the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable);  a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence;  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  • taste  - a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds;  the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth;  the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus;  delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values);  a brief experience of something;  a small amount eaten or drunk;  a strong liking;  experience briefly;  perceive by the sense of taste;  distinguish flavors;  have flavor; taste of something;  take a sample of;  have a distinctive or characteristic taste
  • tc  - a permanent council of the United Nations that commissions a country (or countries) to undertake the administration of a territory;  a crystalline metallic element not found in nature; occurs as one of the fission products of uranium
  • telomerase  - an enzyme in eukaryotic cells that can add telomeres to the ends of chromosomes after they divide
  • telomere  - either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome
  • telophase  - the final stage of mitosis;  the final stage of meiosis when the chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
  • temperature  - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity);  the somatic sensation of cold or heat
  • template  - a model or standard for making comparisons
  • temporal  - of this earth or world;  not eternal;  concerned with secular rather than sacred matters;  of the material world;  of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit);  of or relating to or limited by time;  the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
  • tension  - the action of stretching something tight;  (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body;  a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature);  (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense;  the physical condition of being stretched or strained;  feelings of hostility that are not manifest
  • term  - any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial;  a word or expression used for some particular thing;  one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition;  a limited period of time;  the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent;  (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome;  (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement; name formally or designate with a term
  • terminal  - causing or ending in or approaching death;  relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time;  of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route;  occurring at or forming an end or termination;  being or situated at an end;  station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods;  a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves;  electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
  • terminate  - bring to an end or halt;  terminate the employment of; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;  be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
  • termination  - the act of ending something;  a coming to an end of a contract period;  the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme);  something that results;  a place where something ends or is complete
  • test  - the act of testing something;  the act of undergoing testing;  any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc;  a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins;  trying something to find out about it;  a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; undergo a test;  determine the presence or properties of (a substance);  achieve a certain score or rating on a test;  put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to;  show a certain characteristic when tested;  examine someone's knowledge of something;  test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
  • tested  - tested and proved to be reliable;  tested and proved useful or correct
  • testosterone  - a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics
  • th  - a soft silvery-white tetravalent radioactive metallic element; isotope 232 is used as a power source in nuclear reactors; occurs in thorite and in monazite sands;  the fifth day of the week; the fourth working day
  • thalamus  - large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon
  • thalassemia  - an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
  • then  - at a specific prior time;  subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors);  at that time;  in that case or as a consequence;  that time; that moment
  • theory  - a belief that can guide behavior;  a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena;  a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
  • there  - in or at that place;  to or toward that place; away from the speaker;  in that matter;  a location other than here; that place
  • thereby  - by that means or because of that
  • therefore  - (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result;  as a consequence
  • thermodynamics  - the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
  • thick  - abounding; having a lot of;  (of darkness) very intense;  not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions;  relatively dense in consistency;  used informally;  (used informally) associated on close terms;  having component parts closely crowded together;  heavy and compact in form or stature; spoken as if with a thick tongue;  hard to pass through because of dense growth;  in quick succession;  with a thick consistency;  the location of something surrounded by other things
  • thin  - lacking excess flesh;  (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; lacking spirit or sincere effort;  of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section;  relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous;  not dense;  having little substance or significance;  very narrow;  without viscosity;  make thin or thinner;  lose thickness; become thin or thinner;  take off weight; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
  • things  - any movable possession (especially articles of clothing)
  • thinking  - endowed with the capacity to reason;  the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
  • third  - being one of three equal parts;  coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position;  in the third place;  the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; following the second position in an ordering or series;  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate);  the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball;  the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle;  one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
  • thoracic  - of or relating to the chest or thorax
  • thoroughly  - in an exhaustive manner;  in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
  • though  - (postpositive) however
  • thought  - the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual; the process of using your mind to consider something carefully;  the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about;  a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
  • three  - being one more than two;  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
  • threshold  - the smallest detectable sensation;  the starting point for a new state or experience;  the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway;  the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close;  a region marking a boundary
  • through  - (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes;  having finished or arrived at completion; throughout the entire extent;  over the whole distance;  in diameter; from beginning to end;  to completion
  • throughout  - from first to last;  used to refer to cited works
  • thus  - in the way indicated;  (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result;  an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
  • thymosin  - hormone secreted by the thymus; stimulates immunological activity of lymphoid tissue
  • thymus  - large genus of Old World mints: thyme;  a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age
  • thyroid  - suggestive of a thyroid disorder;  of or relating to the thyroid gland;  located near the base of the neck
  • thyroxine  - hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
  • tidal  - of or relating to or caused by tides
  • tight  - affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow;  packed closely together;  of such close construction as to be impermeable;  closely constrained or constricted or constricting;  securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid;  set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration;  demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent;  very drunk;  (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;  (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; pressed tightly together;  of textiles;  pulled or drawn tight;  firmly or tightly;  in an attentive manner
  • time  - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past;  a person's experience on a particular occasion;  an instance or single occasion for some event; an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities);  a suitable moment;  a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something; rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration;  the time as given by a clock;  the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event;  the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned;  adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time;  regulate or set the time of; assign a time for an activity or event;  set the speed, duration, or execution of;  measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
  • tip  - an indication of potential opportunity;  the extreme end of something; especially something pointed;  the top point of a mountain or hill;  a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter);  a V shape;  remove the tip from; mark with a tip;  cause to tilt;  give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on;  give insider information or advise to;  strike lightly;  walk on one's toes;  to incline or bend from a vertical position;  cause to topple or tumble by pushing
  • tissue  - part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function;  a soft thin (usually translucent) paper;  create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
  • tlc  - considerate and solicitous care
  • together  - mentally and emotionally stable;  at the same time;  with cooperation and interchange;  in contact with each other;  assembled in one place;  in each other's company;  with a common plan;  in conjunction with; combined
  • tolerance  - the act of tolerating something;  the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions; willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others;  a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior;  a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  • tongue  - the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot;  a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity;  a manner of speaking;  the tongue of certain animals used as meat;  any long thin projection that is transient;  metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side;  a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language;  a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea;  lick or explore with the tongue; articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
  • tonic  - used of syllables;  relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale;  employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words;  of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue;  imparting vitality and energy;  a medicine that strengthens and invigorates;  (music) the first note of a diatonic scale;  lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine;  a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
  • tonicity  - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
  • tonsil  - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
  • top  - situated at the top or highest position;  a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container);  a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin;  platform surrounding the head of a lower mast;  the greatest possible intensity;  the highest or uppermost side of anything;  the upper part of anything;  the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat;  a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance;  the top point of a mountain or hill;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development;  finish up or conclude;  cut the top off;  strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin;  reach or ascend the top of;  provide with a top;  be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point;  be the culminating event;  pass by, over, or under without making contact;  go beyond;  be ahead of others; be the first
  • total  - constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;  complete in extent or degree and in every particular;  without conditions or limitations;  including everything;  the whole amount;  a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers;  damage beyond the point of repair;  determine the sum of;  add up in number or quantity
  • touch  - the act of putting two things together with no space between them;  a distinguishing style;  the feel of mechanical action;  deftness in handling matters;  the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin;  a suggestion of some quality;  the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan);  the event of something coming in contact with the body;  a slight but appreciable addition;  a slight attack of illness;  a communicative interaction;  comprehend;  be in direct physical contact with; make contact;  make physical contact with, come in contact with;  cause to be in brief contact with;  tamper with;  affect emotionally;  perceive via the tactile sense;  deal with; usually used with a form of negation;  have an effect upon;  color lightly;  make a more or less disguised reference to;  consume;  be equal to in quality or ability;  have to do with or be relevant to;  to extend as far as
  • tough  - resistant to cutting or chewing;  physically toughened;  not given to gentleness or sentimentality;  feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad');  substantially made or constructed;  making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe;  very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution;  unfortunate or hard to bear;  violent and lawless;  a cruel and brutal fellow;  an aggressive and violent young criminal;  someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
  • trabecula  - rod-shaped structures of fibrous tissue that divide an organ into parts (as in the penis) or stabilize the structure of an organ (as in the spleen)
  • trachea  - membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi;  one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids
  • tract  - a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose;  a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet;  an extended area of land;  a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  • transcribe  - convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA;  make a phonetic transcription of;  write out from speech, notes, etc.;  rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended;  rewrite in a different script
  • transcription  - a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording);  something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation; (genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA; the process whereby a base sequence of messenger RNA is synthesized on a template of complementary DNA;  the act of making a record (especially an audio record);  the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
  • transduction  - the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form; (genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
  • transfer  - the act of transfering something from one form to another; transferring ownership;  application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation;  a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances;  someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another;  the act of moving something from one location to another;  transfer from one place or period to another; move around;  change from one vehicle or transportation line to another;  cause to change ownership;  move from one place to another;  transfer somebody to a different position or location of work;  send from one person or place to another;  lift and reset in another soil or situation;  shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
  • transferrin  - a globulin in blood plasma that carries iron
  • translation  - the act of uniform movement;  rewording something in less technical terminology;  a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language;  a uniform movement without rotation;  (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm;  (mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same;  the act of changing in form or shape or appearance
  • transmit  - send from one person or place to another;  broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television;  transmit or serve as the medium for transmission;  transfer to another
  • transparent  - easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety);  transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; free of deceit;  so thin as to transmit light
  • transport  - an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes;  the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials;  something that serves as a means of transportation;  a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder;  a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;  move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body;  transport commercially;  move something or somebody around; usually over long distances;  send from one person or place to another;  hold spellbound
  • transportation  - the act of moving something from one location to another;  the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials; the act of expelling a person from their native land;  a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods;  the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966;  the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
  • transverse  - extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
  • travel  - the act of going from one place to another;  self-propelled movement;  a movement through space that changes the location of something;  change location; move, travel, or proceed;  undergo transportation as in a vehicle;  make a trip for pleasure;  undertake a journey or trip;  travel upon or across;  travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
  • treated  - (of a specimen for study under a microscope) treated with a reagent or dye that colors only certain structures;  subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent;  given medical care or treatment;  made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
  • tree  - English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917);  a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms;  a figure that branches from a single root;  stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree;  chase an animal up a tree;  plant with trees;  force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  • tricuspid  - having three cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
  • trigger  - an act that sets in motion some course of events;  a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen;  lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun;  release or pull the trigger on;  put in motion or move to act
  • triglyceride  - glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body
  • triiodothyronine  - thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer
  • trna  - RNA molecules present in the cell (in at least 20 varieties, each variety capable of combining with a specific amino acid) that attach the correct amino acid to the protein chain that is being synthesized at the ribosome of the cell (according to directions coded in the mRNA)
  • true  - accurately placed or thrown;  accurately fitted; level;  devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth;  having a legally established claim;  determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles;  rightly so called;  consistent with fact or reality; not false;  conforming to definitive criteria;  in tune; accurate in pitch;  expressing or given to expressing the truth;  not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed;  worthy of being depended on;  as acknowledged;  proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment;  make level, square, balanced, or concentric
  • trunk  - luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage;  the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber;  a long flexible snout as of an elephant;  compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools;  the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
  • tube  - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases;  electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope;  (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure;  an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city);  a hollow cylindrical shape;  place or enclose in a tube;  ride or float on an inflated tube;  convey in a tube; provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  • tubular  - constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids)
  • tumor  - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
  • tunic  - any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees;  an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
  • tunica  - an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
  • turn  - taking a short walk out and back;  the act of turning away or in the opposite direction;  the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course;  (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession;  a favor for someone;  an unforeseen development; (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive; turning or twisting around (in place);  a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;  a movement in a new direction;  a circular segment of a curve;  a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else);  pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;  become officially one year older;  change color;  direct at someone;  alter the functioning or setting of;  let (something) fall or spill a container;  shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel;  change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense;  pass to the other side of; channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something;  to send or let go;  cause to move around a center so as to show another side of;  cause to move around or rotate;  cause to move along an axis or into a new direction;  move around an axis or a center;  get by buying and selling;  accomplish by rotating;  cause to change or turn into something different; assume new characteristics;  twist suddenly so as to sprain;  change to the contrary;  undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; go sour or spoil;  have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to;  cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;  to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; undergo a change or development
  • tv  - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen;  broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
  • two  - being one more than one;  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  • tympanic  - associated with the eardrum;  resembling a drum
  • tympanum  - a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it;  the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound;  the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
  • type  - a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper;  a subdivision of a particular kind of thing;  all of the tokens of the same symbol;  printed characters;  (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon;  a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);  identify as belonging to a certain type;  write by means of a keyboard with types
  • ultimately  - as the end result of a succession or process
  • ultrasound  - very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography; using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs

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  • unable  - (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how;  (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability;  lacking in power or forcefulness
  • under  - lower in rank, power, or authority;  located below or beneath something else;  further down;  down below;  below the horizon; below some quantity or limit;  in or into a state of subordination or subjugation;  down to defeat, death, or ruin;  into unconsciousness; through a range downward
  • undigested  - not digested;  not thought over and arranged systematically in the mind; not absorbed or assimilated mentally
  • union  - being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War;  of trade unions;  the act of making or becoming a single unit;  a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner);  the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts;  a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets;  an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer;  a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations;  the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War);  healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones;  the state of being joined or united or linked;  the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes;  the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
  • unique  - highly unusual or rare but not the single instance;  (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality;  radically distinctive and without equal;  the single one of its kind
  • unit  - a single undivided whole;  an organization regarded as part of a larger social group;  a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else;  an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole;  an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity;  any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
  • unite  - join or combine;  act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief;  bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation;  have or possess in combination;  become one;  be or become joined or united or linked
  • universal  - adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations; applicable to or common to all members of a group or set;  of worldwide scope or applicability;  a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings;  (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class;  (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages;  coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
  • unsaturated  - (of color) not chromatically pure; diluted;  used of a compound (especially of carbon) containing atoms sharing more than one valence bond;  not saturated; capable of dissolving more of a substance at a given temperature
  • unspecialized  - not specialized or modified for a particular purpose or function
  • unusual  - not commonly encountered;  not usual or common or ordinary;  being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
  • up  - used up;  (used of computers) operating properly;  open;  (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness;  extending or moving toward a higher place;  being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level;  out of bed;  getting higher or more vigorous;  spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position;  to a later time;  to a more central or a more northerly place;  nearer to the speaker;  to a higher intensity;  raise
  • upper  - higher in place or position;  superior in rank or accomplishment;  the topmost one of two;  piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot;  a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression;  the higher of two berths
  • ureter  - either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder
  • urethra  - duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
  • urinary  - of or relating to the function or production or secretion of urine;  of or relating to the urinary system of the body
  • urine  - liquid excretory product
  • use  - the act of using;  a particular service;  (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property;  exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage;  a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition;  what something is used for;  (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing;  use up, consume fully;  put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;  take or consume (regularly or habitually);  habitually do something (use only in the past tense); seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage;  avail oneself to
  • used  - employed in accomplishing something;  previously used or owned by another;  of persons; taken advantage of
  • using  - an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
  • usually  - under normal conditions
  • uterus  - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus

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  • uvula  - a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate
  • vaccination  - the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine; taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
  • vacuole  - a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell
  • vagina  - the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus
  • value  - relative darkness or lightness of a color;  the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable;  a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed;  an ideal accepted by some individual or group;  the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else;  (music) the relative duration of a musical note;  fix or determine the value of; assign a value to;  estimate the value of; place a value on; judge the worth of something;  regard highly; think much of;  hold dear
  • values  - beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)
  • valve  - control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid;  device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone;  a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • van  - a truck with an enclosed cargo space;  a camper equipped with living quarters;  the leading units moving at the head of an army;  any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
  • vapor  - a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance;  the process of becoming a vapor
  • variable  - (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied;  liable to or capable of change;  marked by diversity or difference;  a quantity that can assume any of a set of values;  a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity;  something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation;  a star that varies noticeably in brightness
  • variant  - differing from a norm or standard;  exhibiting or tending to variation and change;  something a little different from others of the same type;  a variable quantity that is random;  an event that departs from expectations;  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
  • variation  - an activity that varies from a norm or standard;  the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard;  an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard;  a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished; an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change; (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon);  the process of varying or being varied;  (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure;  something a little different from others of the same type; (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration;  the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
  • various  - considered individually;  of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity;  distinctly dissimilar or unlike;  having great diversity or variety
  • vary  - make something more diverse and varied;  be subject to change in accordance with a variable;  make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;  be at variance with; be out of line with
  • varying  - marked by diversity or difference
  • vascular  - of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
  • vasodilation  - dilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)
  • vasodilator  - a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels
  • vasopressin  - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
  • vein  - one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect;  a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart;  a distinctive style or manner;  a layer of ore between layers of rock;  any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ;  make a veinlike pattern
  • vena  - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
  • venous  - of or contained in or performing the function of the veins
  • ventilation  - the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air; a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air;  the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation;  free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
  • ventral  - toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal);  nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
  • ventricle  - a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries;  one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
  • ventricular  - of or relating to a ventricle (of the heart or brain)
  • venule  - a minute vein continuous with a capillary
  • vertebrate  - having a backbone or spinal column;  animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
  • very  - precisely as stated;  being the exact same one; not any other:; used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;  precisely so
  • vesicle  - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • vessel  - a craft designed for water transportation;  an object used as a container (especially for liquids);  a tube in which a body fluid circulates
  • vestibular  - relating to the sense of equilibrium
  • viral  - relating to or caused by a virus
  • virtually  - in essence or effect but not in fact;  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
  • visceral  - relating to or affecting the viscera;  obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
  • visible  - present and easily available;  obvious to the eye;  capable of being seen; or open to easy view
  • vision  - the perceptual experience of seeing;  a vivid mental image; a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance;  the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses;  the ability to see; the visual faculty
  • visual  - able to be seen;  relating to or using sight
  • vital  - manifesting or characteristic of life;  performing an essential function in the living body;  full of spirit;  urgently needed; absolutely necessary
  • vitamin  - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
  • vocal  - full of the sound of voices;  having or using the power to produce speech or sound;  relating to or designed for or using the singing voice;  given to expressing yourself freely or insistently;  a short musical composition with words;  music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
  • voice  - a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated;  the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech;  the ability to speak;  the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract; something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression;  a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance;  (metonymy) a singer; (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes; the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music;  expressing in coherent verbal form;  an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose;  give voice to;  utter with vibrating vocal chords
  • volume  - the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction);  a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications;  the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object;  a relative amount;  physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together;  the property of something that is great in magnitude

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  • wall  - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure;  a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden);  a layer of material that encloses space;  (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure;  anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect;  a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain);  a difficult or awkward situation;  an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes;  surround with a wall in order to fortify
  • warm  - of a seeker; near to the object sought;  uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble;  characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement;  having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat; psychologically warm; friendly and responsive;  (color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows;  characterized by strong enthusiasm;  easily aroused or excited;  freshly made or left;  having or displaying warmth or affection;  in a warm manner;  make warm or warmer;  get warm or warmer
  • waste  - located in a dismal or remote area; desolate;  useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly;  (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect;  any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted;  the trait of wasting resources;  an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation;  waste away;  cause to grow thin or weak;  use inefficiently or inappropriately;  run off as waste;  get rid of; spend thoughtlessly; throw away;  devastate or ravage;  lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief;  spend extravagantly;  get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
  • water  - a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  a facility that provides a source of water;  the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean);  liquid excretory product;  secrete or form water, as tears or saliva;  supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; fill with tears;  provide with water
  • watery  - overly diluted; thin and insipid;  relating to or resembling or consisting of water;  filled with water;  wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears
  • wave  - a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon;  a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair; the act of signaling by a movement of the hand;  (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth;  one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water);  something that rises rapidly;  a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch;  a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures);  an undulating curve;  set waves in;  signal with the hands or nod;  twist or roll into coils or ringlets;  move or swing back and forth;  move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
  • way  - to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States);  a journey or passage;  a course of conduct;  any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another;  the property of distance in general;  doing as one pleases or chooses;  a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of';  a portion of something divided into shares;  the condition of things generally;  how a result is obtained or an end is achieved;  how something is done or how it happens;  a line leading to a place or point;  space for movement
  • ways  - structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
  • weak  - deficient in intelligence or mental power;  likely to fail under stress or pressure;  not having authority, political strength, or governing power;  (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection;  deficient or lacking in some skill;  having little physical or spiritual strength;  tending downward in price;  overly diluted; thin and insipid;  having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings;  deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc;  lacking physical strength or vitality;  used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress
  • weakly  - lacking physical strength or vitality;  in a weak or feeble manner or to a minor degree
  • weight  - an artifact that is heavy;  sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms;  the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity;  the relative importance granted to something;  an oppressive feeling of heavy force;  (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance;  a unit used to measure weight;  a system of units used to express the weight of something;  present with a bias;  weight down with a load
  • wetting  - the act of making something wet;  a euphemism for urination
  • while  - a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
  • white  - of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light;  (of hair) having lost its color;  (of coffee) having cream or milk added;  benevolent; without malicious intent;  glowing white with heat;  restricted to whites only;  marked by the presence of snow;  free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied;  anemic looking from illness or emotion;  (of a surface) not written or printed on;  (board games) the lighter pieces; the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black);  a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri;  a member of the Caucasoid race; United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918); United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985); United States architect (1853-1906);  United States political journalist (1915-1986);  Australian writer (1912-1990);  United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921);  (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth;  the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water;  turn white
  • who  - a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services
  • whorled  - forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem);  in the shape of a coil;  like the pattern basic to the human fingerprint
  • wide  - not on target;  having ample fabric;  having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other;  great in degree;  broad in scope or content;  very large in expanse or scope;  (used of eyes) fully open or extended;  to or over a great extent or range; far;  with or by a broad space;  far from the intended target;  to the fullest extent possible
  • will  - a fixed and persistent intent or purpose;  a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die;  the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention;  determine by choice;  have in mind;  decree or ordain; leave or give by will after one's death
  • wind  - the act of winding or twisting;  breath;  empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk;  a tendency or force that influences events;  air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure;  a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus;  a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath;  an indication of potential opportunity;  coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem;  wrap or coil around;  extend in curves and turns;  raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; form into a wreath;  to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course;  catch the scent of; get wind of
  • window  - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air;  a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened;  a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material;  (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen;  an opening in the wall of a building (usually to admit light and air);  an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function;  the time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something;  a pane of glass in a window
  • withstand  - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something; resist or confront with resistance
  • work  - activity directed toward making or doing something;  a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing;  (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force;  the occupation for which you are paid;  the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it);  a place where work is done;  applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading);  arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion;  move into or onto;  shape, form, or improve a material;  gratify and charm, usually in order to influence;  move in an agitated manner;  provoke or excite;  proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity;  cause to work; be employed;  exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity;  cause to operate or function;  operate in or through;  have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected;  operate in a certain place, area, or specialty;  behave in a certain way when handled;  give a workout to;  go sour or spoil; cause to undergo fermentation;  find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of;  use or manipulate to one's advantage;  make uniform;  perform as expected when applied; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence;  make something, usually for a specific function;  prepare for crops;  proceed along a path;  have and exert influence or effect
  • world  - involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; all of the living human inhabitants of the earth;  all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you;  people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest;  a part of the earth that can be considered separately;  the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; people in general considered as a whole;  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on;  everything that exists anywhere
  • worn  - affected by wear; damaged by long use;  showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
  • wound  - put in a coil;  the act of inflicting a wound;  a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat;  a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride);  any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision;  cause injuries or bodily harm to;  hurt the feelings of

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  • yellow  - of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk; cowardly or treacherous;  changed to a yellowish color by age;  easily frightened;  affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc; typical of tabloids;  yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons;  turn yellow
  • yellowish  - of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
  • yielding  - tending to give in or surrender or agree;  lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure;  inclined to yield to argument or influence or control;  the act of conceding or yielding;  a verbal act of admitting defeat
  • young  - being in its early stage;  (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth;  (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;  not tried or tested by experience;  suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh;  any immature animal;  young people collectively; United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877);  United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955);  English poet (1683-1765); United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959);  British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829);  United States civil rights leader (1921-1971);  United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

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  • zone  - (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure;  an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic;  any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude;  a circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features; regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns;  separate or apportion into sections
  • zygote  - the cell resulting from the union of an ovum and a spermatozoon (including the organism that develops from that cell)

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