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Biology is the study of life or life forms.  
 
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== Glossary of concepts in Biology ==
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Here is a list of the commonly used terms and concepts in biology.
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===#-A===
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* '''[[a]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[aa]]''' - noun a dry form of lava resembling clinkers; an associate degree in arts; an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
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* '''[[aardvark]]''' - noun nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
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* '''[[aaron]]''' - noun (Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf; United States professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934)
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* '''[[ab]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[abaft]]''' - adv. at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
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* '''[[abandon]]''' - noun the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; verb stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims;leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; give up with the intent of never claiming again; forsake, leave behind;leave behind empty; move out of
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* '''[[abandoned]]''' - adj. forsaken by owner or keeper; free from constraint
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* '''[[abbess]]''' - noun the superior of a group of nuns
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* '''[[abbey]]''' - noun a monastery ruled by an abbot; a convent ruled by an abbess; a church associated with a monastery or convent
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* '''[[abbot]]''' - noun the superior of an abbey of monks
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* '''[[abbreviated]]''' - adj. (of clothing) very short; cut short in duration
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* '''[[abbreviation]]''' - noun shortening something by omitting parts of it; a shortened form of a word or phrase
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* '''[[abdication]]''' - noun the act of abdicating; a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
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* '''[[abdomen]]''' - noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis; the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
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* '''[[abdominal]]''' - adj. of or relating to or near the abdomen; noun the muscles of the abdomen
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* '''[[abducted]]''' - adj. (of persons) seized and detained unlawfully, often for ransom
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* '''[[abies]]''' - noun true firs
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* '''[[ability]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[abjectly]]''' - adv. in a hopeless resigned manner
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* '''[[ablaut]]''' - noun a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)
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* '''[[able]]''' - adj. (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
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* '''[[abnormal]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[abnormality]]''' - noun behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality; marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal; retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence; an abnormal condition
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* '''[[abnormally]]''' - adv. in an abnormal manner
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* '''[[abo]]''' - noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
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* '''[[abode]]''' - noun housing that someone is living in; any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
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* '''[[abolition]]''' - noun the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
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* '''[[abolitionist]]''' - noun a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
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* '''[[aboriginal]]''' - adj. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia; characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
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* '''[[abound]]''' - verb be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities; be in a state of movement or action
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* '''[[abounding]]''' - adj. existing in abundance
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* '''[[about]]''' - adj. on the move; adv. 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
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* '''[[above]]''' - adj. appearing earlier in the same text; adv. at an earlier place; in or to a place that is higher; noun an earlier section of a written text
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* '''[[aboveground]]''' - adj. on or above the surface of the ground
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* '''[[abraham]]''' - noun the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
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* '''[[abrasion]]''' - noun erosion by friction; an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off; the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
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* '''[[abrasive]]''' - adj. causing abrasion; sharply disagreeable; rigorous;noun a substance that abrades or wears down
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* '''[[abroad]]''' - adj. in a foreign country; adv. to or in a foreign country; in a place across an ocean; far away from home or one's usual surroundings
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* '''[[abrupt]]''' - adj. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner;exceedingly sudden and unexpected; extremely steep; marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
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* '''[[abruptly]]''' - adv. quickly and without warning
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* '''[[abscess]]''' - noun symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
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* '''[[absence]]''' - noun 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)
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* '''[[absent]]''' - adj. lost in thought; showing preoccupation; not in a specified place physically or mentally; verb go away or leave
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* '''[[absolute]]''' - adj. perfect or complete or pure; not capable of being violated or infringed; complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; without conditions or limitations; not limited by law; expressing finality with no implication of possible change; noun something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control
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* '''[[absolutely]]''' - adv. totally and definitely; without question; completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
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* '''[[absorb]]''' - verb cause to become one with; engage or engross wholly;take up mentally; assimilate or take in; take in, also metaphorically;become imbued; take up, as of debts or payments; suck or take up or in; engross (oneself) fully
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* '''[[absorbable]]''' - adj. capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface
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* '''[[absorbed]]''' - adj. taken in through the pores of a surface; retained without reflection; giving or marked by complete attention to
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* '''[[absorber]]''' - noun (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
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* '''[[absorbing]]''' - adj. capable of arousing and holding the attention
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* '''[[absorption]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[absorptive]]''' - adj. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
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* '''[[abstain]]''' - verb choose not to consume; refrain from voting
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* '''[[abstinence]]''' - noun act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite; the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
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* '''[[abstract]]''' - adj. existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; noun a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory; verb consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically; consider apart from a particular case or instance; give an abstract (of); make off with belongings of others
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* '''[[abstraction]]''' - noun a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples; the act of withdrawing or removing something; an abstract painting; the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances; a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
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* '''[[abstruse]]''' - adj. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
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* '''[[absurd]]''' - adj. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense;incongruous; inviting ridicule; noun a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
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* '''[[abundance]]''' - noun the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; (chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million; (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present
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* '''[[abundant]]''' - adj. present in great quantity
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* '''[[abundantly]]''' - adv. in an abundant manner
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* '''[[abuse]]''' - noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; cruel or inhumane treatment; improper or excessive use; verb use wrongly or improperly or excessively; use foul or abusive language towards;change the inherent purpose or function of something; treat badly
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* '''[[abusive]]''' - adj. characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment; expressing offensive reproach
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* '''[[abyssal]]''' - adj. relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters;so deep as to be unmeasurable
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* '''[[academe]]''' - noun the academic world
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* '''[[academia]]''' - noun the academic world
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* '''[[academic]]''' - adj. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects; associated with academia or an academy; noun an educator who works at a college or university
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* '''[[academy]]''' - noun a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge; a school for special training; a secondary school (usually private); an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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* '''[[accelerate]]''' - verb move faster; cause to move faster
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* '''[[accelerated]]''' - adj. caused to go more rapidly; speeded up, as of an academic course
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* '''[[accelerating]]''' - adj. increasing in speed; becoming progressively faster
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* '''[[acceleration]]''' - noun the act of accelerating; increasing the speed;an increase in rate of change; (physics) a rate of increase of velocity
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* '''[[accent]]''' - noun a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation; distinctive manner of oral expression; the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people;special importance or significance; verb put stress on; utter with an accent; to stress, single out as important
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* '''[[accept]]''' - verb tolerate or accommodate oneself to; consider or hold as true; be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; react favorably to; consider right and proper; give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; receive (a report) officially, as from a committee; receive willingly something given or offered;admit into a group or community; be designed to hold or take; make use of or accept for some purpose; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
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* '''[[acceptable]]''' - adj. worthy of acceptance or satisfactory; adequate for the purpose; judged to be in conformity with approved usage;meeting requirements
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* '''[[acceptance]]''' - noun the act of taking something that is offered;(contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract); banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank; the state of being acceptable and accepted; the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
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* '''[[accepted]]''' - adj. generally approved or compelling recognition;generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute; widely accepted as true or worthy; widely or permanently accepted; generally accepted or used; judged to be in conformity with approved usage
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* '''[[accepting]]''' - adj. tolerating without protest
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* '''[[acceptor]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[access]]''' - noun the act of approaching or entering; a way of entering or leaving; (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information; the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership); a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.); the right to enter;verb reach or gain access to; obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
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* '''[[accessibility]]''' - noun the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with;the quality of being at hand when needed
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* '''[[accessible]]''' - adj. capable of being reached; easy to get along with or talk to; friendly; easily obtained; capable of being read with comprehension
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* '''[[accessory]]''' - adj. furnishing added support; noun 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
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* '''[[accident]]''' - noun anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause; a mishap; especially one causing injury or death
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* '''[[accidental]]''' - adj. without intention (especially resulting from heedless action); associated by chance and not an integral part;occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; noun a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
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* '''[[accidentally]]''' - adv. without advance planning; without intention; in an unintentional manner; in an incidental manner
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* '''[[acclaim]]''' - noun enthusiastic approval; verb praise vociferously; clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
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* '''[[accommodate]]''' - verb make compatible with; provide with something desired or needed; have room for; hold without crowding; make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; provide a service or favor for someone; provide housing for; be agreeable or acceptable to
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* '''[[accommodation]]''' - noun (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye; the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need; living quarters provided for public convenience; in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality; a settlement of differences; making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
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* '''[[accompanied]]''' - adj. having accompaniment or companions or escort
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* '''[[accompaniment]]''' - noun a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts; an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another; the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
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* '''[[accompany]]''' - verb go or travel along with; perform an accompaniment to; be associated with; be a companion to somebody
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* '''[[accompanying]]''' - adj. following as a consequence
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* '''[[accomplish]]''' - verb put in effect; to gain with effort
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* '''[[accomplished]]''' - adj. successfully completed or brought to an end;settled securely and unconditionally; highly skilled
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* '''[[accomplishment]]''' - noun the action of accomplishing something; an ability that has been acquired by training
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* '''[[accord]]''' - noun sympathetic compatibility; concurrence of opinion; a written agreement between two states or sovereigns; harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; verb allow to have; go together
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* '''[[accordance]]''' - noun the act of granting rights; concurrence of opinion
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* '''[[accordant]]''' - adj. being in agreement or harmony; often followed by `with'; in keeping
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* '''[[according]]''' - adj. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
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* '''[[accordingly]]''' - adv. in accordance with; (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
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* '''[[account]]''' - noun the quality of taking advantage; importance or value; a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance;a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; a record or narrative description of past events; an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; a short account of the news; a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; the act of informing by verbal report; grounds; verb furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; keep an account of; be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something; to give an account or representation of in words
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* '''[[accountability]]''' - noun responsibility to someone or for some activity
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* '''[[accountable]]''' - adj. liable to account for one's actions
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* '''[[accounting]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[accumulate]]''' - verb collect or gather; get or gather together
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* '''[[accumulated]]''' - adj. brought together into a group or crowd;periodically accumulated over time
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* '''[[accumulation]]''' - noun the act of accumulating; (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation; several things grouped together or considered as a whole; an increase by natural growth or addition
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* '''[[accuracy]]''' - noun the quality of being near to the true value;(mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
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* '''[[accurate]]''' - adj. conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy; (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
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* '''[[accurately]]''' - adv. with few mistakes; strictly correctly
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* '''[[accusation]]''' - noun an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
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* '''[[accusatory]]''' - adj. containing or expressing accusation
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* '''[[accuse]]''' - verb bring an accusation against; level a charge against;blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
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* '''[[accused]]''' - noun a defendant in a criminal proceeding
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* '''[[accustom]]''' - verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
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* '''[[accustomed]]''' - adj. (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to; commonly used or practiced; usual
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* '''[[ace]]''' - adj. of the highest quality; noun 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; verb serve an ace against (someone); play (a hole) in one stroke; score an ace against;succeed at easily
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* '''[[acellular]]''' - adj. not made up of or divided into cells
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* '''[[acer]]''' - noun type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit
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* '''[[acetabulum]]''' - noun the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
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* '''[[acetaldehyde]]''' - noun a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs
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* '''[[acetaminophen]]''' - noun an analgesic for mild pain; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
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* '''[[acetate]]''' - noun a salt or ester of acetic acid; a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate
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* '''[[acetic]]''' - adj. relating to or containing acetic acid
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* '''[[acetyl]]''' - noun the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
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* '''[[acetylcholine]]''' - noun a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline; released at the ends of nerve fibers in the somatic and parasympathetic nervous systems
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* '''[[achieve]]''' - verb to gain with effort
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* '''[[achievement]]''' - noun the action of accomplishing something
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* '''[[achilles]]''' - noun a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
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* '''[[achromatic]]''' - adj. having no hue
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* '''[[acid]]''' - adj. having the characteristics of an acid; harsh or corrosive in tone; being sour to the taste; noun 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
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* '''[[acidic]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[acidity]]''' - noun pH values below 7; the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth; the property of being acidic
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* '''[[acknowledge]]''' - verb accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; accept as legally binding and valid;express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; report the receipt of;declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of;express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
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* '''[[acknowledged]]''' - adj. recognized or made known or admitted;generally accepted
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* '''[[acknowledgement]]''' - noun a statement acknowledging something or someone; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
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* '''[[acknowledgment]]''' - noun a statement acknowledging something or someone; a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
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* '''[[acne]]''' - noun an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
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* '''[[acoustic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the science of acoustics; noun a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
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* '''[[acoustical]]''' - adj. of or relating to the science of acoustics
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* '''[[acquaint]]''' - verb inform; make familiar or acquainted; cause to come to know personally
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* '''[[acquaintance]]''' - noun personal knowledge or information about someone or something; a person with whom you are acquainted; a relationship less intimate than friendship
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* '''[[acquainted]]''' - adj. having fair knowledge of
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* '''[[acquire]]''' - verb win something through one's efforts; locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; gain through experience; gain knowledge or skills; come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
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* '''[[acquired]]''' - adj. gotten through environmental forces
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* '''[[acquiring]]''' - noun the act of acquiring something
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* '''[[acquisition]]''' - noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; something acquired; an ability that has been acquired by training; the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
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* '''[[acres]]''' - noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
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* '''[[acromegaly]]''' - noun enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)
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* '''[[acronym]]''' - noun a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
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* '''[[acrosome]]''' - noun a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg
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* '''[[across]]''' - adv. transversely; to the opposite side
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* '''[[act]]''' - noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[actin]]''' - noun one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form
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* '''[[acting]]''' - adj. serving temporarily especially as a substitute; noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
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* '''[[action]]''' - noun 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);verb institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; put in effect
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* '''[[actium]]''' - noun the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC; an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece
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* '''[[activate]]''' - verb make active or more active; make (substances) radioactive; aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter; make more adsorptive; put in motion or move to act
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* '''[[activated]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[activating]]''' - adj. causing motion or action or change; noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
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* '''[[activation]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[activator]]''' - noun (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
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* '''[[active]]''' - adj. 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; noun 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
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* '''[[actively]]''' - adv. in an active manner
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* '''[[activity]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[actomyosin]]''' - noun a protein complex in muscle fibers; composed of myosin and actin; shortens when stimulated and causes muscle contractions
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* '''[[actor]]''' - noun a theatrical performer; a person who acts and gets things done
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* '''[[actress]]''' - noun a female actor
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* '''[[acts]]''' - noun a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
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* '''[[actual]]''' - adj. presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; being or existing at the present moment; taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; existing in act or fact; being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not
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* '''[[actuality]]''' - noun the state of actually existing objectively
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* '''[[actually]]''' - adv. used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly; in actual fact; as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis; at the present moment
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* '''[[actuarial]]''' - adj. of or relating to the work of an actuary
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* '''[[actuary]]''' - noun someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
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* '''[[acuity]]''' - noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart); a quick and penetrating intelligence
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* '''[[acute]]''' - adj. 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; noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
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* '''[[acyclovir]]''' - noun an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
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* '''[[ad]]''' - adv. in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born; noun a public promotion of some product or service
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* '''[[adam]]''' - noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine;(Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race; Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)
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* '''[[adapt]]''' - verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
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* '''[[adaptable]]''' - adj. capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use
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* '''[[adaptation]]''' - noun (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light); a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
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* '''[[adapted]]''' - adj. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
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* '''[[adaptive]]''' - adj. having a capacity for adaptation
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* '''[[add]]''' - noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders; verb 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
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* '''[[addicted]]''' - adj. compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming
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* '''[[addiction]]''' - noun (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master; an abnormally strong craving;being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
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* '''[[addictive]]''' - adj. causing or characterized by addiction
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* '''[[addition]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[additional]]''' - adj. further or added
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* '''[[additionally]]''' - adv. by way of addition; furthermore
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* '''[[additive]]''' - adj. characterized or produced by addition; designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree; nounsomething added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
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* '''[[address]]''' - noun the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball; (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored; written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location; a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described; the manner of speaking to another individual; the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with; social skill; verbadjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting; speak to; give a speech to; speak to someone; put an address on (an envelope);direct a question at someone; address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question; access or locate by address; greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
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* '''[[addressed]]''' - adj. (of mail) marked with a destination
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* '''[[adelaide]]''' - noun the state capital of South Australia
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* '''[[adenine]]''' - noun (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA
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* '''[[adenosine]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[adenovirus]]''' - noun any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
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* '''[[adept]]''' - adj. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
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* '''[[adequate]]''' - adj. (sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task; about average; acceptable;enough to meet a purpose
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* '''[[adequately]]''' - adv. in an adequate manner; in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree
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* '''[[adhere]]''' - verb follow through or carry out a plan without deviation;stick to firmly; be a devoted follower or supporter; be compatible or in accordance with; come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; be loyal to
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* '''[[adherence]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[adhesion]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[adhesive]]''' - adj. tending to adhere; noun a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
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* '''[[adipose]]''' - adj. composed of animal fat
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* '''[[adjacent]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[adjective]]''' - adj. relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law; of or relating to or functioning as an adjective; noun the word class that qualifies nouns; a word that expresses an attribute of something
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* '''[[adjoining]]''' - adj. having a common boundary or edge; touching
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* '''[[adjust]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[adjustable]]''' - adj. capable of being regulated; capable of being changed so as to match or fit
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* '''[[adjusted]]''' - adj. altered to accommodate to certain requirements or bring into a proper relation; adjusted to demands of daily living; showing emotional stability; (especially of garments) having the fit or style adjusted; having achieved a comfortable relation with your environment
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* '''[[adjustment]]''' - noun the act of adjusting something to match a standard; making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances;the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment);an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
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* '''[[administer]]''' - verb give or apply (medications); administer ritually; of church sacraments; work in an administrative capacity; supervise;administer or bestow, as in small portions
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* '''[[administration]]''' - noun the act of administering medication; a method of tending to (especially business) matters; the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; the tenure of a president
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* '''[[administrative]]''' - adj. of or relating to or responsible for administration
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* '''[[admirable]]''' - adj. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration;inspiring admiration or approval
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* '''[[admirableness]]''' - noun admirable excellence
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* '''[[admiration]]''' - noun a favorable judgment; a feeling of delighted approval and liking; the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
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* '''[[admired]]''' - adj. regarded with admiration
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* '''[[admissible]]''' - adj. deserving to be admitted
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* '''[[admission]]''' - noun the act of admitting someone to enter; an acknowledgment of the truth of something; the fee charged for admission
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* '''[[admit]]''' - verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; allow to enter; grant entry to; serve as a means of entrance; give access or entrance to; afford possibility; admit into a group or community;have room for; hold without crowding
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* '''[[admonish]]''' - verb take to task; admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; warn strongly; put on guard
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* '''[[adolescence]]''' - noun in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood; the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
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* '''[[adopt]]''' - verb take into one's family; take up and practice as one's own; choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; put into dramatic form; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
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* '''[[adopted]]''' - adj. acquired as your own by free choice; having been taken into a specific relationship
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* '''[[adoption]]''' - noun the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit); the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
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* '''[[adoptive]]''' - adj. of parents and children; related by adoption;acquired as your own by free choice
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* '''[[adorn]]''' - verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors; be beautiful to look at
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* '''[[adorned]]''' - adj. provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction; clothed or adorned with finery
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* '''[[adornment]]''' - noun the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting; a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
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* '''[[adp]]''' - noun data processing by a computer; an ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage
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* '''[[adrenal]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions; near the kidneys; noun either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
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* '''[[adrenal cortex]]''' - noun the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones
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* '''[[adrenalin]]''' - noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
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* '''[[adrenaline]]''' - noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
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* '''[[adrenocorticotropic]]''' - adj. stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
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* '''[[adrian]]''' - noun English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997); Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
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* '''[[adriatic]]''' - noun an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west
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* '''[[adroit]]''' - adj. quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
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* '''[[adsorbed]]''' - adj. accumulated on a surface of a solid
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* '''[[adsorptive]]''' - adj. having capacity or tendency to adsorb or cause to accumulate on a surface
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* '''[[adult]]''' - adj. (of animals) fully developed; noun any mature animal; a fully developed person from maturity onward
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* '''[[adultery]]''' - noun extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations
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* '''[[adulthood]]''' - noun the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity; the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
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* '''[[advance]]''' - adj. situated ahead or going before; being ahead of time or need; noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[advanced]]''' - adj. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry; far along in time; comparatively late in a course of development; ahead in development; complex or intricate;at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill; farther along in physical or mental development; ahead of the times; situated ahead or going before
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* '''[[advancement]]''' - noun gradual improvement or growth or development; the act of moving forward toward a goal;encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
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* '''[[advancing]]''' - adj. moving ahead or toward the front; moving forward
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* '''[[advantage]]''' - noun benefit resulting from some event or action; the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; (tennis) first point scored after deuce; verb give an advantage to
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* '''[[advantageous]]''' - adj. giving an advantage; appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
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* '''[[advantageously]]''' - adv. in a manner affording benefit or advantage
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* '''[[advent]]''' - noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas; (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
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* '''[[adventitious]]''' - adj. associated by chance and not an integral part
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* '''[[adverb]]''' - noun the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses; a word that modifies something other than a noun
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* '''[[adversary]]''' - noun someone who offers opposition
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* '''[[adverse]]''' - adj. in an opposing direction; contrary to your interests or welfare
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* '''[[adversely]]''' - adv. in an adverse manner
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* '''[[adversity]]''' - noun a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; a state of misfortune or affliction
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* '''[[advertise]]''' - verb call attention to; make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
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* '''[[advertised]]''' - adj. called to public attention
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* '''[[advertisement]]''' - noun a public promotion of some product or service
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* '''[[advertising]]''' - noun the business of drawing public attention to goods and services; a public promotion of some product or service
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* '''[[advice]]''' - noun a proposal for an appropriate course of action
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* '''[[advisable]]''' - adj. worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise
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* '''[[advise]]''' - verb inform (somebody) of something; give advice to; make a proposal, declare a plan for something
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* '''[[advised]]''' - adj. having received information; having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel
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* '''[[advocate]]''' - noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea; a lawyer who pleads cases in court; verb speak, plead, or argue in favour of; push for something
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* '''[[aerate]]''' - verb impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter; expose to fresh air
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* '''[[aeration]]''' - noun the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent; the process of exposing to air (so as to purify)
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* '''[[aerial]]''' - adj. growing in air; in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air; characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air;noun a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer; an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
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* '''[[aerobic]]''' - adj. depending on free oxygen or air; based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency
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* '''[[aerobics]]''' - noun exercise that increases the need for oxygen
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* '''[[aerodynamic]]''' - adj. of or relating to aerodynamics; designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow
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* '''[[aeronautics]]''' - noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
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* '''[[aeroplane]]''' - noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
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* '''[[aerospace]]''' - noun the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
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* '''[[aesculapius]]''' - noun son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
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* '''[[aesthetic]]''' - adj. concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste; aesthetically pleasing; relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics; noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
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* '''[[aesthetically]]''' - adv. in a tasteful way
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* '''[[aesthetics]]''' - noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
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* '''[[affairs]]''' - noun transactions of professional or public interest; matters of personal concern
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* '''[[affect]]''' - noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion;verb act physically on; have an effect upon; have an effect upon;have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; make believe with the intent to deceive; connect closely and often incriminatingly
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* '''[[affectation]]''' - noun a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
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* '''[[affected]]''' - adj. acted upon; influenced; speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression; being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
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* '''[[affectedly]]''' - adv. in an affected manner
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* '''[[affecting]]''' - adj. arousing affect
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* '''[[affection]]''' - noun a positive feeling of liking
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* '''[[affectionate]]''' - adj. having or displaying warmth or affection
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* '''[[affective]]''' - adj. characterized by emotion
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* '''[[afferent]]''' - adj. of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS; noun a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
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* '''[[affiliation]]''' - noun the act of becoming formally connected or joined;a social or business relationship
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* '''[[affinity]]''' - noun a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; inherent resemblance between persons or things; the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule;(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody; a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts; (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
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* '''[[affirm]]''' - verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; say yes to; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
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* '''[[affirmation]]''' - noun a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand; (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds); the act of affirming or asserting or stating something; a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
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* '''[[affirmative]]''' - adj. affirming or giving assent; supporting a policy or attitude etc; expecting the best; noun a reply of affirmation
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* '''[[affix]]''' - noun a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form; verb attach or become attached to a stem word; attach to; add to the very end
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* '''[[affixed]]''' - adj. firmly attached
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* '''[[afflict]]''' - verb cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed;cause pain or suffering in; cause great unhappiness for; distress
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* '''[[afflicted]]''' - adj. mentally or physically unfit; grievously affected especially by disease
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* '''[[affliction]]''' - noun a cause of great suffering and distress; a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health; a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
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* '''[[afford]]''' - verb be able to spare or give up; afford access to; have the financial means to do something or buy something; be the cause or source of
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* '''[[affordable]]''' - adj. that you have the financial means for
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* '''[[afghan]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people; noun a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl; a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan;tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East; a coat made of sheepskin; an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
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* '''[[afield]]''' - adv. off the subject; beyond the point at issue; in or into a field (especially a field of battle); far away from home or one's usual surroundings
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* '''[[afire]]''' - adj. lighted up by or as by fire or flame
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* '''[[aflame]]''' - adj. lighted up by or as by fire or flame; keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
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* '''[[afloat]]''' - adj. borne on the water; floating; covered with water;aimlessly drifting
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* '''[[aforementioned]]''' - adj. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
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* '''[[afraid]]''' - adj. filled with fear or apprehension; filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement; feeling worry or concern or insecurity; having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
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* '''[[africa]]''' - noun the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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* '''[[african]]''' - adj. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples;noun a native or inhabitant of Africa
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* '''[[afrikaans]]''' - adj. belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language; noun an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
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* '''[[afrikaner]]''' - adj. belonging or relating to white people of South Africa whose ancestors were Dutch or to their language; noun a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
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* '''[[aft]]''' - adj. (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail; adv. at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
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* '''[[after]]''' - adj. located farther aft; adv. behind or in the rear; happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
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* '''[[afterlife]]''' - noun life after death
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* '''[[afternoon]]''' - noun the part of the day between noon and evening; a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
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* '''[[afterward]]''' - adv. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
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* '''[[afterwards]]''' - adv. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
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* '''[[again]]''' - adv. anew
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* '''[[agar]]''' - noun a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods; any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
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* '''[[agaric]]''' - noun a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside; fungus used in the preparation of punk for fuses
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* '''[[agaricaceae]]''' - noun large family including many familiar mushrooms
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* '''[[agaricales]]''' - noun typical gilled mushrooms belonging to the subdivision Basidiomycota
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* '''[[agaricus]]''' - noun type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species
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* '''[[age]]''' - noun 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; verb begin to seem older; get older; make older; grow old or older
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* '''[[age-related]]''' - adj. changing (increasing or decreasing) as an individual's age increases
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* '''[[aged]]''' - adj. (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable); of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable); advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables); having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable); at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable); noun people who are old collectively
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* '''[[agency]]''' - noun a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government; the state of being in action or exerting power; how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
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* '''[[agenda]]''' - noun a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to; a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
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* '''[[agent]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[aggregate]]''' - adj. gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole;formed of separate units in a cluster; noun a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together; the whole amount; verb gather in a mass, sum, or whole; amount in the aggregate to
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* '''[[aggregation]]''' - noun the act of gathering something together; several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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* '''[[aggression]]''' - noun violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked; deliberately unfriendly behavior; the act of initiating hostilities; a disposition to behave aggressively; a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
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* '''[[aggressive]]''' - adj. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; tending to spread quickly
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* '''[[aggressively]]''' - adv. in an aggressive manner
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* '''[[aggressiveness]]''' - noun a natural disposition to be hostile; the quality of being bold and enterprising; a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
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* '''[[agile]]''' - adj. moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick
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* '''[[aging]]''' - adj. growing old; noun the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age; acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
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* '''[[agitated]]''' - adj. troubled emotionally and usually deeply; physically disturbed or set in motion; thrown from side to side
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* '''[[agitation]]''' - noun the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously); disturbance usually in protest; the feeling of being agitated; not calm; a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
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* '''[[ago]]''' - adj. gone by; or in the past; adv. in the past
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* '''[[agouti]]''' - noun agile long-legged rabbit-sized rodent of Central America and South America and the West Indies; valued as food
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* '''[[agranulocytic]]''' - adj. relating to the blood disorder of agranulocytosis
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* '''[[agree]]''' - verb consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; be in accord; be in agreement; achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose; be agreeable or suitable; show grammatical agreement; be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; go together
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* '''[[agreeable]]''' - adj. conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature;prepared to agree or consent; in keeping
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* '''[[agreed]]''' - adj. united by being of the same opinion
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* '''[[agreement]]''' - noun compatibility of observations; the thing arranged or agreed to; the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; the verbal act of agreeing; the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations; harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
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* '''[[agricultural]]''' - adj. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming; relating to rural matters
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* '''[[agriculture]]''' - noun the class of people engaged in growing food; the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock; a large-scale farming enterprise; the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
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* '''[[agrobacterium]]''' - noun small motile bacterial rods that can reduce nitrates and cause galls on plant stems
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* '''[[ahead]]''' - adj. having the leading position or higher score in a contest;adv. at or in the front; ahead of time; in anticipation; in a forward direction; leading or ahead in a competition; to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future); to a more advanced or advantageous position;toward the future; forward in time
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* '''[[aid]]''' - noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; a resource; a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause; the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; verb improve the condition of; give help or assistance; be of service
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* '''[[aids]]''' - noun a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
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* '''[[aim]]''' - noun the action of directing something at an object; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies; verb propose or intend; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public; move into a desired direction of discourse; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
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* '''[[aimlessly]]''' - adv. in an aimless manner
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* '''[[air]]''' - adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air; noun 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);verb 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
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* '''[[air-breathing]]''' - adj. deriving oxygen from the air
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* '''[[air-filled]]''' - adj. full of air
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* '''[[airborne]]''' - adj. moved or conveyed by or through air
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* '''[[aircraft]]''' - noun a vehicle that can fly
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* '''[[airfield]]''' - noun a place where planes take off and land
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* '''[[airflow]]''' - noun the flow of air
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* '''[[airfoil]]''' - noun a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
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* '''[[airlift]]''' - noun transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable); verb fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
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* '''[[airplane]]''' - noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
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* '''[[airport]]''' - noun an airfield equipped with control tower and hangers as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
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* '''[[airship]]''' - noun a steerable self-propelled airship
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* '''[[airtight]]''' - adj. not allowing air or gas to pass in or out; having no weak points
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* '''[[airway]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[aisle]]''' - noun passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores; part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns; a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
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* '''[[akin]]''' - adj. related by blood; similar or related in quality or character
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* '''[[al]]''' - noun a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
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* '''[[alabama]]''' - noun the Muskhogean language of the Alabama; a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River; a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama; a member of the Creek Confederacy
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* '''[[alanine]]''' - noun a crystalline amino acid that occurs in many proteins
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* '''[[alarm]]''' - noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event; an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger; fear resulting from the awareness of danger; a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time; verb warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
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* '''[[alarmed]]''' - adj. experiencing a sudden sense of danger
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* '''[[alaska]]''' - noun a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
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* '''[[albert]]''' - noun prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)
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* '''[[albinism]]''' - noun the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
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* '''[[albino]]''' - noun a person with congenital albinism: white hair and milky skin; eyes are usually pink
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* '''[[albumen]]''' - noun the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
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* '''[[albumin]]''' - noun a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
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* '''[[alcohol]]''' - noun a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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* '''[[alcoholic]]''' - adj. addicted to alcohol; characteristic of or containing alcohol; noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
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* '''[[alcoholism]]''' - noun habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms; an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
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* '''[[aldehyde]]''' - noun any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids
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* '''[[aldosterone]]''' - noun a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
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* '''[[ale]]''' - noun a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
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* '''[[alert]]''' - adj. very attentive or observant; (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; not unconscious; especially having become conscious; mentally responsive; noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger; verb warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
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* '''[[alexander]]''' - noun king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC); European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
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* '''[[alexandria]]''' - noun the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt; a town in Louisiana on the Red River
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* '''[[alfalfa]]''' - noun leguminous plant grown for hay or forage; important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
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* '''[[alfred]]''' - noun king of Wessex; defeated the Danes and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
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* '''[[alfresco]]''' - adj. in the open air; adv. outside a building
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* '''[[alga]]''' - noun primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
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* '''[[algae]]''' - noun primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
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* '''[[algal]]''' - adj. of or relating to alga
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* '''[[algonquian]]''' - adj. of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language; noun family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains; a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
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* '''[[alien]]''' - adj. being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; noun a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere; a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country; anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found; verbtransfer property or ownership; arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
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* '''[[alienated]]''' - adj. caused to be unloved; socially disoriented
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* '''[[align]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[aligned]]''' - adj. brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause; in a straight line
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* '''[[aligning]]''' - adj. causing to fall into line or into position
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* '''[[alignment]]''' - noun the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other; the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines; (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac; an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
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* '''[[alike]]''' - adj. having the same or similar characteristics; adv. in a like manner; equally
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* '''[[alimentary]]''' - adj. of or providing nourishment
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* '''[[alive]]''' - adj. capable of erupting; possessing life; (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit; (followed by `to' or `of') aware of; having life or vigor or spirit; (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; in operation
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* '''[[alkali]]''' - noun a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture; any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
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* '''[[alkaline]]''' - adj. relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
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* '''[[alkalinity]]''' - noun pH values above 7
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* '''[[alkaloid]]''' - noun natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
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* '''[[all]]''' - adj. 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; adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
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* '''[[all-embracing]]''' - adj. broad in scope or content
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* '''[[all-inclusive]]''' - adj. broad in scope or content
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* '''[[all-or-nothing]]''' - adj. occurring completely or not occurring at all
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* '''[[all-purpose]]''' - adj. not limited in use or function
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* '''[[allay]]''' - verb satisfy (thirst); lessen the intensity of or calm
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* '''[[alleged]]''' - adj. declared but not proved; doubtful or suspect
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* '''[[allegedly]]''' - adv. according to what has been alleged
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* '''[[allegiance]]''' - noun the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign); the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
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* '''[[allele]]''' - noun either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
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* '''[[allelic]]''' - adj. of or relating to alleles
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* '''[[allen]]''' - noun a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789);United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-); United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
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* '''[[allergen]]''' - noun any substance that can cause an allergy
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* '''[[allergic]]''' - adj. having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor); characterized by or caused by allergy
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* '''[[allergy]]''' - noun hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
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* '''[[alleviate]]''' - verb provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier
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* '''[[alliance]]''' - noun a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim;an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty;a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; the state of being allied or confederated; the act of forming an alliance or confederation
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* '''[[alliaria]]''' - noun a genus of herbs of the family Cruciferae; have broad leaves and whit flowers and long siliques
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* '''[[allied]]''' - adj. joined by treaty or agreement; related by common characteristics or ancestry; united in a confederacy or league; of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I; of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War II
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* '''[[allies]]''' - noun an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy; in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers; the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945
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* '''[[alliterative]]''' - adj. having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable
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* '''[[allopatric]]''' - adj. (of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another
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* '''[[allot]]''' - verb give out or allot; allow to have; administer or bestow, as in small portions
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* '''[[allotment]]''' - noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; a share set aside for a specific purpose
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* '''[[allotrope]]''' - noun a structurally different form of an element
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* '''[[allotropic]]''' - adj. of or related to or exhibiting allotropism
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* '''[[allotted]]''' - adj. given as a task
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* '''[[allow]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[allowance]]''' - noun the act of allowing; a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits; an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses; a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets; verb put on a fixed allowance, as of food
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* '''[[alloy]]''' - noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something; verb make an alloy of;lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
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* '''[[alloyed]]''' - adj. (used of metals) blended to obtain a desired property;(used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element
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* '''[[alluvial]]''' - adj. of or relating to alluvium
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* '''[[ally]]''' - noun a friendly nation; an associate who provides assistance;verb become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage
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* '''[[almond]]''' - noun oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree; small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
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* '''[[almond-shaped]]''' - adj. shaped like an almond
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* '''[[almost]]''' - adv. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
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* '''[[alone]]''' - adj. radically distinctive and without equal; exclusive of anyone or anything else; isolated from others; lacking companions or companionship; adv. without anybody else; without any others being included or involved
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* '''[[along]]''' - adv. 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')
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* '''[[alongside]]''' - adv. side by side
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* '''[[aloud]]''' - adv. using the voice; not silently; with relatively high volume
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* '''[[alpha]]''' - adj. early testing stage of a software or hardware product;first in order of importance; noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet; the beginning of a series or sequence
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* '''[[alphabet]]''' - noun a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language; the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
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* '''[[alphabetic]]''' - adj. arranged in order according to the alphabet;relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
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* '''[[alphabetical]]''' - adj. arranged in order according to the alphabet;relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
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* '''[[already]]''' - adv. prior to a specified or implied time
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* '''[[also]]''' - adv. in addition
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* '''[[altar]]''' - noun a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made; the table in Christian churches where communion is given
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* '''[[alter]]''' - verb remove the ovaries of; make an alteration to; 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; insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
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* '''[[alteration]]''' - noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment); the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
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* '''[[altered]]''' - adj. changed in form or character without becoming something else; having testicles or ovaries removed; changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
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* '''[[altering]]''' - noun the sterilization of an animal
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* '''[[alternate]]''' - adj. occurring by turns; first one and then the other;every second one of a series; of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired; allowing a choice; noun someone who takes the place of another person; verb do something in turns; go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions; exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions; reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action); be an understudy or alternate for a role
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* '''[[alternately]]''' - adv. in an alternating sequence or position
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* '''[[alternating]]''' - adj. (of a current) reversing direction; occurring by turns; first one and then the other
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* '''[[alternation]]''' - noun successive change from one thing or state to another and back again; being regularly exchangeable
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* '''[[alternative]]''' - adj. necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; pertaining to unconventional choices; allowing a choice; noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
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* '''[[alternatively]]''' - adv. in place of, or as an alternative to
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* '''[[altitude]]''' - noun elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel); angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
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* '''[[altogether]]''' - adv. with everything included or counted; to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); with everything considered (and neglecting details);noun informal terms for nakedness
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* '''[[aluminum]]''' - noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
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* '''[[alveolar]]''' - adj. pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs; pertaining to the alveolar ridge; noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
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* '''[[alveolus]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[always]]''' - adv. 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
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* '''[[am]]''' - noun modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave; a master's degree in arts and sciences; a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms
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* '''[[amalgam]]''' - noun a combination or blend of diverse things; an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
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* '''[[amanita]]''' - noun genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
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* '''[[amassed]]''' - adj. brought together into a group or crowd
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* '''[[amazed]]''' - adj. filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock
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* '''[[amazement]]''' - noun the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
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* '''[[amazing]]''' - adj. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; surprising greatly
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* '''[[amazingly]]''' - adv. in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise
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* '''[[amazon]]''' - noun mainly green tropical American parrots; a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles); (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively); a large strong and aggressive woman
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* '''[[ambassador]]''' - noun a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another; an informal representative
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* '''[[ambiguity]]''' - noun unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning; an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
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* '''[[ambiguous]]''' - adj. having more than one possible meaning; having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
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* '''[[ambition]]''' - noun a strong drive for success; a cherished desire; verbhave as one's ambition
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* '''[[ambitious]]''' - adj. having a strong desire for success or achievement;requiring full use of your abilities or resources
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* '''[[ambrose]]''' - noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
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* '''[[ambush]]''' - noun the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise; verb wait in hiding to attack; hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
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* '''[[amebic]]''' - adj. pertaining to or resembling amoebae
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* '''[[amen]]''' - noun a primeval Egyptian personification of air and breath; worshipped especially at Thebes
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* '''[[amen-ra]]''' - noun Egyptian sun god; supreme god of the universe in whom Amen and Ra were merged; principal deity during Theban supremacy
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* '''[[amenable]]''' - adj. disposed or willing to comply; liable to answer to a higher authority; open to being acted upon in a certain way; readily reacting to suggestions and influences
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* '''[[amend]]''' - verb make amendments to; set straight or right; to make better
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* '''[[amendment]]''' - noun the act of amending or correcting; a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)
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* '''[[amends]]''' - noun something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
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* '''[[america]]''' - noun North America and South America and Central America; North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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* '''[[american]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas; of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture; noun a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country; a native or inhabitant of the United States; the English language as used in the United States
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* '''[[amide]]''' - noun any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
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* '''[[amidships]]''' - adv. at or near or toward the center of a ship
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* '''[[amine]]''' - noun a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
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* '''[[amino]]''' - adj. pertaining to or containing any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen derived from ammonia; noun the radical -NH2
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* '''[[amino acid]]''' - noun organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
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* '''[[ammonia]]''' - noun a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3); a water solution of ammonia
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* '''[[ammonification]]''' - noun impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia
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* '''[[ammonium]]''' - noun the ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion
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* '''[[ammunition]]''' - noun projectiles to be fired from a gun; information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint; any nuclear or chemical or biological material that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction
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* '''[[amnion]]''' - noun thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
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* '''[[amniota]]''' - noun higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development
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* '''[[amniote]]''' - noun any member of the Amniota
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* '''[[amniotic]]''' - adj. of or related to the amnion or characterized by developing an amnion
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* '''[[amobarbital]]''' - noun a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relive insomnia and as an anticonvulsant
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* '''[[amoeba]]''' - noun naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
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* '''[[amoeba-like]]''' - adj. resembling an amoeba
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* '''[[amoeboid]]''' - adj. like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape)
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* '''[[amorous]]''' - adj. inclined toward or displaying love; expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
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* '''[[amorously]]''' - adv. in an amorous manner
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* '''[[amorphous]]''' - adj. without real or apparent crystalline form; lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies; having no definite form or distinct shape
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* '''[[amount]]''' - noun 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; verb be tantamount or equivalent to; develop into; add up in number or quantity
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* '''[[amoxicillin]]''' - noun an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
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* '''[[amoxil]]''' - noun an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
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* '''[[amp]]''' - noun the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; a nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP
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* '''[[ampere]]''' - noun the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)
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* '''[[amphetamine]]''' - noun a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
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* '''[[amphibia]]''' - noun the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians
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* '''[[amphibian]]''' - adj. relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia; noun cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form; an airplane designed to take off and land on water; a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
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* '''[[amphibious]]''' - adj. operating or living on land and in water; relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia
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* '''[[amphineura]]''' - noun a class of Gastropoda
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* '''[[ample]]''' - adj. affording an abundant supply; more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
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* '''[[amplifier]]''' - noun electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
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* '''[[amplify]]''' - verb increase the volume of; exaggerate or make bigger;increase in size, volume or significance; to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
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* '''[[amplitude]]''' - noun greatness of magnitude; the property of copious abundance; (physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
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* '''[[ampulla]]''' - noun a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils; the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
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* '''[[amundsen]]''' - noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
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* '''[[amuse]]''' - verb make (somebody) laugh; occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
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* '''[[amusement]]''' - noun a feeling of delight at being entertained; an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
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* '''[[amygdala]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[amylase]]''' - noun any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
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* '''[[an]]''' - noun an associate degree in nursing
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* '''[[anabolic]]''' - adj. characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism; of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism
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* '''[[anabolism]]''' - noun the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
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* '''[[anadromous]]''' - adj. migrating from the sea to fresh water to spawn
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* '''[[anaerobic]]''' - adj. living or active in the absence of free oxygen; not aerobic
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* '''[[anal]]''' - adj. a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.; of or related to the anus
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* '''[[analgesic]]''' - adj. capable of relieving pain; noun a medicine used to relieve pain
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* '''[[analogous]]''' - adj. corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin; similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
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* '''[[analogue]]''' - adj. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input; noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
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* '''[[analogy]]''' - noun drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others; the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
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* '''[[analysis]]''' - noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole; the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations; a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation; a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed; the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'; a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
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* '''[[analytic]]''' - adj. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection; using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles); using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
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* '''[[analytical]]''' - adj. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
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* '''[[analyze]]''' - verb subject to psychoanalytic treatment; make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; break down into components or essential features
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* '''[[analyzed]]''' - adj. examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts
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* '''[[anaphase]]''' - noun the stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
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* '''[[anaphylactic]]''' - adj. related to the hypersensitivity known as anaphylaxis
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* '''[[anaphylaxis]]''' - noun hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance
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* '''[[anatomical]]''' - adj. of or relating to the structure of the body; of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms; noun an expression that relates to anatomy
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* '''[[anatomically]]''' - adv. with respect to anatomy
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* '''[[anatomist]]''' - noun an expert in anatomy
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* '''[[anatomy]]''' - noun a detailed analysis; the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals; alternative names for the body of a human being
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* '''[[ancestor]]''' - noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
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* '''[[ancestral]]''' - adj. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor
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* '''[[ancestry]]''' - noun inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline; the descendants of one individual
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* '''[[anchor]]''' - noun a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving; a central cohesive source of support and stability; a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute; verb secure a vessel with an anchor; fix firmly and stably
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* '''[[anchorage]]''' - noun the act of anchoring; place for vessels to anchor;a city in south central Alaska; a fee for anchoring; the condition of being secured to a base
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* '''[[ancient]]''' - adj. very old; belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; nouna person who lived in ancient times; a very old person
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* '''[[andes]]''' - noun a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
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* '''[[andesite]]''' - noun a dark grey volcanic rock
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* '''[[andrew]]''' - noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
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* '''[[androecium]]''' - noun a male gametoecium
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* '''[[androgen]]''' - noun male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
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* '''[[androgenic]]''' - adj. of or related to the male hormone androgen
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* '''[[anemia]]''' - noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America; a deficiency of red blood cells; a lack of vitality
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* '''[[anemic]]''' - adj. lacking vigor or energy; relating to anemia or suffering from anemia
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* '''[[anemone]]''' - noun any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves; marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
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* '''[[anesthesia]]''' - noun loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
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* '''[[anesthetic]]''' - adj. characterized by insensibility; noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
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* '''[[anesthetize]]''' - verb make unconscious by means of anesthetic drugs
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* '''[[aneuploid]]''' - adj. having a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number
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* '''[[anew]]''' - adv. again but in a new or different way
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* '''[[angel]]''' - noun the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally; spiritual being attendant upon God; invests in a theatrical production; person of exceptional holiness
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* '''[[anger]]''' - noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance; the state of being angry;belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins); verb make angry; become angry
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* '''[[angiosperm]]''' - noun plants having seeds in a closed ovary
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* '''[[angiospermae]]''' - noun comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)
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* '''[[angle]]''' - noun a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians; a biased way of looking at or presenting something; verb fish with a hook; move or proceed at an angle; present with a bias; seek indirectly; to incline or bend from a vertical position
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* '''[[angling]]''' - noun fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
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* '''[[anglo-saxon]]''' - adj. of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language; noun a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman conquest; a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'; English prior to about 1100
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* '''[[angola]]''' - noun a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
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* '''[[angrily]]''' - adv. with anger
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* '''[[angry]]''' - adj. feeling or showing anger; (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; severely inflamed and painful
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* '''[[anguish]]''' - noun extreme mental distress; extreme distress of body or mind; verb suffer great pains or distress; cause emotional anguish or make miserable
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* '''[[angular]]''' - adj. having angles or an angular shape; measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
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* '''[[animal]]''' - adj. of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals; marked by the appetites and passions of the body; noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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* '''[[animal-like]]''' - adj. resembling or having characteristics of an animal
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* '''[[animalia]]''' - noun taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
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* '''[[animate]]''' - adj. endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings;endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; verb give new life or energy to; make lively; give lifelike qualities to; heighten or intensify
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* '''[[animated]]''' - adj. having life or vigor or spirit; made to appear to move as living creatures do
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* '''[[animation]]''' - noun the making of animated cartoons; quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous; the property of being able to survive and grow; the condition of living or the state of being alive;general activity and motion; the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
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* '''[[animosity]]''' - noun a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
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* '''[[anion]]''' - noun a negatively charged ion
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* '''[[ankle]]''' - noun a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
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* '''[[anna]]''' - noun a former copper coin of Pakistan
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* '''[[anne]]''' - noun Queen of England and Scotland and Ireland; daughter if James II and the last of the Stuart monarchs; in 1707 she was the last English ruler to exercise the royal veto over parliament (1665-1714)
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* '''[[anneal]]''' - verb toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling
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* '''[[annealed]]''' - adj. made less brittle by heating and then cooling
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* '''[[annealing]]''' - noun hardening something by heat treatment
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* '''[[annelid]]''' - adj. relating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida; noun worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
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* '''[[annelida]]''' - noun segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches
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* '''[[annihilation]]''' - noun destruction by annihilating something; total destruction
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* '''[[anniversary]]''' - noun the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
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* '''[[announce]]''' - verb announce publicly or officially; foreshadow or presage; make known; make an announcement; give the names of
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* '''[[announcement]]''' - noun a formal public statement; a public statement about something that is happening or going to happen
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* '''[[annoy]]''' - verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
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* '''[[annoyance]]''' - noun the act of troubling or annoying someone;something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; anger produced by some annoying irritation; an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating; the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
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* '''[[annoyed]]''' - adj. aroused to impatience or anger; troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
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* '''[[annoying]]''' - adj. causing irritation or annoyance; noun the act of troubling or annoying someone
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* '''[[annual]]''' - adj. completing its life cycle within a year; occurring or payable every year; noun a reference book that is published regularly once every year; a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
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* '''[[annually]]''' - adv. without missing a year; by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
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* '''[[annul]]''' - verb annul by recalling or rescinding; declare invalid
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* '''[[annulus]]''' - noun (Fungi) remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the lower part of the stem; a toroidal shape
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* '''[[anode]]''' - noun a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device; the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
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* '''[[anonymously]]''' - adv. without giving a name
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* '''[[anopheles]]''' - noun malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
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* '''[[another]]''' - adj. any of various alternatives; some other
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* '''[[anoxia]]''' - noun severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues
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* '''[[anoxic]]''' - adj. relating to or marked by a severe deficiency of oxygen in tissues or organs
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* '''[[answer]]''' - noun a nonverbal reaction; the principle pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims; a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; the speech act of replying to a question; a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; verb understand the meaning of; give the correct answer or solution to; react to a stimulus or command; respond to a signal; give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument);reply or respond to; be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; match or correspond; be liable or accountable;be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
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* '''[[answering]]''' - adj. replying
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* '''[[ant-like]]''' - adj. resembling an ant
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* '''[[antagonism]]''' - noun (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure; an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility; the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors; a state of deep-seated ill-will
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* '''[[antagonistic]]''' - adj. incapable of harmonious association; used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect; arousing animosity or hostility; characterized by antagonism or antipathy; indicating opposition or resistance
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* '''[[antarctic]]''' - adj. of or relating to Antarctica; at or near the south pole;noun the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
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* '''[[antarctica]]''' - noun an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep
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* '''[[antecedent]]''' - adj. preceding in time or order; noun the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun; a preceding occurrence or cause or event; anything that precedes something similar in time; someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
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* '''[[antelope]]''' - noun graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
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* '''[[antenna]]''' - noun one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste;an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals;sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ
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* '''[[anterior]]''' - adj. earlier in time; of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body; noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
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* '''[[anther]]''' - noun the part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk
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* '''[[antheridium]]''' - noun the male sex organ of spore-producing plants; produces antherozoids; equivalent to the anther in flowers
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* '''[[anthoceropsida]]''' - noun hornworts: in some classification systems included in the class Hepaticopsida
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* '''[[anthony]]''' - noun United States suffragist (1820-1906); Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
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* '''[[anthophyta]]''' - noun comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)
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* '''[[anthozoa]]''' - noun no alternation of generations the medusoid phase being entirely suppressed: sea anemones; corals
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* '''[[anthrax]]''' - noun a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia; a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
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* '''[[anthropogenic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings
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* '''[[anthropoid]]''' - adj. resembling human beings; resembling apes; nounany member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids; person who resembles a nonhuman primate
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* '''[[anthropologist]]''' - noun a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
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* '''[[anthropology]]''' - noun the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
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* '''[[anti]]''' - adj. not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); noun a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)
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* '''[[anti-inflammatory]]''' - noun a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
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* '''[[antibacterial]]''' - adj. destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth;noun any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
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* '''[[antibiotic]]''' - adj. of or relating to antibiotic drugs; noun a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections
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* '''[[antibody]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[anticipate]]''' - verb be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; realize beforehand; be excited or anxious about; act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; regard something as probable or likely; make a prediction about; tell in advance
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* '''[[anticipated]]''' - adj. expected hopefully
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* '''[[anticipation]]''' - noun something expected (as on the basis of a norm); pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence of fulfillment; the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
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* '''[[anticoagulant]]''' - noun medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
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* '''[[antidepressant]]''' - noun any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
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* '''[[antidiuretic]]''' - noun a drug that limits the formation of urine
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* '''[[antidote]]''' - noun a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
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* '''[[antifreeze]]''' - noun a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point
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* '''[[antifungal]]''' - adj. capable of destroying fungi; noun any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
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* '''[[antigen]]''' - noun any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
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* '''[[antigenic]]''' - adj. of or relating to antigens
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* '''[[antimalarial]]''' - noun a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
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* '''[[antimicrobial]]''' - adj. capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms; noun an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
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* '''[[antineoplastic]]''' - adj. used in the treatment of cancer; noun any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
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* '''[[antioxidant]]''' - noun substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
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* '''[[antiparticle]]''' - noun a particle that has the same mass as another particle but has opposite values for its other properties; interaction of a particle and its antiparticle results in annihilation and the production of radiant energy
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* '''[[antipathy]]''' - noun the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided; a feeling of intense dislike
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* '''[[antiphon]]''' - noun a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
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* '''[[antipodal]]''' - adj. relating to the antipodes or situated at opposite sides of the earth; noun the relation of opposition along a diameter
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* '''[[antipyretic]]''' - adj. preventing or alleviating fever; noun any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
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* '''[[antiquity]]''' - noun an artifact surviving from the past; the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe; extreme oldness
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* '''[[antirrhinum]]''' - noun a genus of herbs of the family Scrophulariaceae with brightly colored irregular flowers
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* '''[[antiseptic]]''' - adj. (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language;clean and honest; thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms; freeing from error or corruption; noun a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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* '''[[antisocial]]''' - adj. hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior; shunning contact with others
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* '''[[antispasmodic]]''' - noun a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
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* '''[[antitrust]]''' - adj. of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
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* '''[[antitussive]]''' - noun any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
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* '''[[antiviral]]''' - adj. inhibiting or stopping the growth and reproduction of viruses; noun any drug that destroys viruses
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* '''[[antony]]''' - noun Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
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* '''[[anura]]''' - noun frogs, toads, tree toads
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* '''[[anus]]''' - noun excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
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* '''[[anvil]]''' - noun a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering; the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
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* '''[[anxiety]]''' - noun a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune; a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders
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* '''[[anxious]]''' - adj. eagerly desirous; causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
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* '''[[anxiously]]''' - adv. with anxiety or apprehension
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* '''[[any]]''' - adj. one or some or every or all without specification; adv. to any degree or extent
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* '''[[anything]]''' - noun a thing of any kind
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* '''[[anyway]]''' - adv. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; in any way whatsoever
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* '''[[anywhere]]''' - adv. at or in or to any place
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* '''[[aorta]]''' - noun the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
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* '''[[aortic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the aorta
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* '''[[apart]]''' - adj. remote and separate physically or socially; having characteristics not shared by others; not living together as man and wife; adv. not taken into account or excluded from consideration;into parts or pieces; separated or at a distance in place or position or time; one from the other; away from another or others; placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose
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* '''[[apartment]]''' - noun a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
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* '''[[apathetic]]''' - adj. marked by a lack of interest; showing little or no emotion or animation
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* '''[[apc]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[ape]]''' - noun any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all;person who resembles a nonhuman primate; someone who copies the words or behavior of another; verb imitate uncritically and in every aspect; represent in or produce a caricature of
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* '''[[aperture]]''' - noun an man-made opening; usually small; a device that controls amount of light admitted; a natural opening in something
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* '''[[apex]]''' - noun 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)
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* '''[[aphididae]]''' - noun small soft-bodied plant lice
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* '''[[aphis]]''' - noun type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
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* '''[[aphotic]]''' - adj. lacking light; especially not reached by sunlight
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* '''[[aphrodite]]''' - noun goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus
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* '''[[apical]]''' - adj. situated at an apex
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* '''[[aplacophora]]''' - noun an order of Amphineura
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* '''[[apocarpous]]''' - adj. (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or roses
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* '''[[apocryphal]]''' - adj. being of questionable authenticity; of or belonging to the Apocrypha
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* '''[[apollo]]''' - noun (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophesy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
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* '''[[apoptosis]]''' - noun a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal's survival
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* '''[[apostle]]''' - noun (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel; any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people; an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform
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* '''[[apothecary]]''' - noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
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* '''[[apparatus]]''' - noun equipment designed to serve a specific function;(anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
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* '''[[apparent]]''' - adj. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; appearing as such but not necessarily so
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* '''[[apparently]]''' - adv. from appearances alone; unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
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* '''[[appeal]]''' - noun (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial; attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; request for a sum of money; earnest or urgent request;verb request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; take a court case to a higher court for review; challenge (a decision); cite as an authority; resort to; be attractive to
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* '''[[appealing]]''' - adj. able to attract interest or draw favorable attention;expressing earnest entreaty; (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
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* '''[[appear]]''' - verb come into sight or view; come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; be issued or published; appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; seem to be true, probable, or apparent; present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority; give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
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* '''[[appearance]]''' - noun the act of appearing in public view; pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression;formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action;outward or visible aspect of a person or thing; a mental representation; the event of coming into sight
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* '''[[appearing]]''' - noun formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
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* '''[[appeasement]]''' - noun the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
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* '''[[appellate]]''' - adj. of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)
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* '''[[appendage]]''' - noun a part that is joined to something larger; a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; an external body part that projects from the body
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* '''[[appendicular]]''' - adj. relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs
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* '''[[appendix]]''' - noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch; supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
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* '''[[appetite]]''' - noun a feeling of craving something
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* '''[[appetizer]]''' - noun food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
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* '''[[applause]]''' - noun a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
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* '''[[apple]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[appliance]]''' - noun durable goods for home or office use; a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
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* '''[[applicability]]''' - noun relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand
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* '''[[applicable]]''' - adj. readily applicable or practical; capable of being applied; having relevance
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* '''[[applicant]]''' - noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
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* '''[[application]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[applied]]''' - adj. concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; opposed to theoretical; put into practice or put to use; that are used
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* '''[[apply]]''' - verb ask (for something); refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; apply oneself to; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; apply to a surface;give or convey physically; ensure observance of laws and rules;avail oneself to; be applicable to; as to an analysis
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* '''[[appoint]]''' - verb furnish; create and charge with a task or function;assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
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* '''[[appointed]]''' - adj. selected for a job; provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind); fixed or established especially by order or command; subject to appointment
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* '''[[appointment]]''' - noun (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment; the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed;(usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel); a meeting arranged in advance; a person who is appointed to a job or position
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* '''[[apportion]]''' - verb distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; give out as one's portion or share
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* '''[[apportioning]]''' - noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
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* '''[[appraisal]]''' - noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth; a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
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* '''[[appraise]]''' - verb consider in a comprehensive way; place a value on; judge the worth of something
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* '''[[appraising]]''' - adj. exercising or involving careful evaluations
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* '''[[appreciable]]''' - adj. enough to be estimated or measured
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* '''[[appreciate]]''' - verb increase the value of; gain in value; be fully aware of; realize fully; recognize with gratitude; be grateful for; hold dear
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* '''[[appreciated]]''' - adj. fully understood or grasped; giving pleasure or satisfaction
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* '''[[appreciation]]''' - noun an increase in price or value; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; an expression of gratitude; a favorable judgment; delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
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* '''[[apprehend]]''' - verb anticipate with dread or anxiety; get the meaning of something; take into custody
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* '''[[apprehended]]''' - adj. fully understood or grasped
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* '''[[apprehension]]''' - noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); painful expectation; fearful expectation or anticipation; the cognitive condition of someone who understands
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* '''[[apprehensive]]''' - adj. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm;mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; quick to understand
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* '''[[approach]]''' - noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something; a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green; ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation;a close approximation; the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; the event of one object coming closer to another; a way of entering or leaving; a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing; verb make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; come near in time; move towards; begin to deal with;come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
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* '''[[approaching]]''' - adj. of the relatively near future; noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something; the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; the event of one object coming closer to another
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* '''[[appropriate]]''' - adj. 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;verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion; give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
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* '''[[appropriately]]''' - adv. in an appropriate manner
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* '''[[appropriateness]]''' - noun the quality of being specially suitable;appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
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* '''[[appropriation]]''' - noun a deliberate act of acquisition; money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose; incorporation by joining or uniting
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* '''[[approval]]''' - noun a message expressing a favorable opinion; a feeling of liking something or someone good; acceptance as satisfactory; the formal act of approving
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* '''[[approve]]''' - verb judge to be right or commendable; think well of; give sanction to
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* '''[[approved]]''' - adj. generally or especially officially judged acceptable or satisfactory; established by authority; given authoritative approval
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* '''[[approving]]''' - adj. expressing or manifesting praise or approval; nounthe formal act of approving
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* '''[[approximate]]''' - adj. located close together; very close in resemblance; not quite exact or correct; verb be close or similar;judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
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* '''[[approximately]]''' - adv. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
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* '''[[approximation]]''' - noun the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue; the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity); an imprecise or incomplete account; an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
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* '''[[april]]''' - noun the month following March and preceding May
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* '''[[apt]]''' - adj. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward;mentally quick and resourceful; at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
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* '''[[aptitude]]''' - noun inherent ability
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* '''[[aptly]]''' - adv. in a competent capable manner
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* '''[[apus]]''' - noun type genus; a constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Octans
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* '''[[aqua]]''' - noun a shade of blue tinged with green
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* '''[[aquaculture]]''' - noun rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food
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* '''[[aquarium]]''' - noun a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
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* '''[[aquarius]]''' - noun the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18; a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces;(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
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* '''[[aquatic]]''' - adj. operating or living or growing in water; relating to or consisting of or being in water; noun a plant that lives in or on water
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* '''[[aqueous]]''' - adj. produced by the action of water; similar to or containing or dissolved in water
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* '''[[arab]]''' - noun a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa; a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
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* '''[[arabia]]''' - noun a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
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* '''[[arabian]]''' - adj. of or relating to Arabian horses; relating to or associated with Arabia or its people; noun a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia; a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
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* '''[[arabidopsis]]''' - noun a genus of the mustard family having white or yellow or purplish flowers; closely related to genus Arabis
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* '''[[arabis]]''' - noun annual to perennial woody herbs of temperate North America, Europe and Asia: rockcress
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* '''[[arable]]''' - adj. (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
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* '''[[arachis]]''' - noun a genus of plants with pods that ripen underground (see peanut)
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* '''[[arachnid]]''' - noun air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
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* '''[[arachnida]]''' - noun a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings
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* '''[[arachnoid]]''' - adj. relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida; noun the middle of the 3 meninges; air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
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* '''[[aragon]]''' - noun a region of northeastern Spain; a former kingdom that united with Castile in 1479 to form Spain (after the marriage of Ferdinand V and Isabella I); French writer who generalized surrealism to literature (1897-1982)
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* '''[[aragonite]]''' - noun a mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate; dimorphic with calcite
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* '''[[arbitrarily]]''' - adv. in a random manner
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* '''[[arbitrary]]''' - adj. based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
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* '''[[arboreal]]''' - adj. inhabiting or frequenting trees; resembling a tree in form and branching structure; of or relating to or formed by trees
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* '''[[arc]]''' - noun a continuous portion of a circle; electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field; something curved in shape; verb form an arch or curve
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* '''[[arch]]''' - adj. expert in skulduggery; (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension; noun(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; verb form an arch or curve
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* '''[[archaean]]''' - adj. used of the earliest known rocks
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* '''[[archaeological]]''' - adj. related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology
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* '''[[archaeologist]]''' - noun an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
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* '''[[archaeology]]''' - noun the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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* '''[[archaic]]''' - adj. little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type; so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
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* '''[[archangel]]''' - noun an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy; a biennial cultivated herb; its stems are candied and eaten and its roots are used medicinally
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* '''[[arched]]''' - adj. constructed with or in the form of an arch or arches;forming or resembling an arch
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* '''[[archegonium]]''' - noun a female sex organ occurring in mosses, ferns, and most gymnosperms
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* '''[[archenteron]]''' - noun central cavity of the gastrula; becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity
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* '''[[archer]]''' - noun a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow;the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
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* '''[[arching]]''' - adj. forming or resembling an arch
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* '''[[archipelago]]''' - noun a group of many islands in a large body of water
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* '''[[architect]]''' - noun someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
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* '''[[architectural]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture
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* '''[[architecture]]''' - noun the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect; an architectural product or work; the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software
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* '''[[archive]]''' - noun a depository containing historical records and documents; verb put into an archive
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* '''[[archives]]''' - noun collection of records especially about an institution
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* '''[[arctic]]''' - adj. extremely cold; of or relating to the Arctic; at or near the north pole; noun a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow; the regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole
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* '''[[are]]''' - noun a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
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* '''[[area]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[ares]]''' - noun (Greek mythology) Greek god of war; son of Zeus and Hera; identified with Roman Mars
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* '''[[argentite]]''' - noun a valuable silver ore consisting of silver sulfide (Ag2S)
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* '''[[argue]]''' - verb present reasons and arguments; give evidence of;have an argument about something
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* '''[[argument]]''' - noun a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable; a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
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* '''[[arianrhod]]''' - noun Celtic goddess famous for her beauty; mother of Dylan
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* '''[[arid]]''' - adj. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; lacking sufficient water or rainfall
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* '''[[arise]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[aristocracy]]''' - noun the most powerful members of a society; a privileged class holding hereditary titles
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* '''[[aristocrat]]''' - noun a member of the aristocracy
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* '''[[aristocratic]]''' - adj. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
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* '''[[aristotle]]''' - noun one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)
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* '''[[arithmetic]]''' - adj. relating to or involving arithmetic; noun the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
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* '''[[arizona]]''' - noun glossy snake; a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
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* '''[[arkansas]]''' - noun a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
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* '''[[arm]]''' - noun the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person; any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb; the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm; any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization;verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation; supply with arms
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* '''[[armada]]''' - noun a large fleet
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* '''[[armament]]''' - noun weaponry used by military or naval force; the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
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* '''[[armchair]]''' - noun chair with a support on each side for arms
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* '''[[armed]]''' - adj. (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms; (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns; having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination
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* '''[[armhole]]''' - noun a hole through which you put your arm and where a sleeve can be attached
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* '''[[armillaria]]''' - noun genus of edible mushrooms having white spores an annulus and blue juice; some are edible; some cause root rot
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* '''[[armor]]''' - noun tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant; protective covering made of metal and used in combat; a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles; verbequip with armor
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* '''[[armor-like]]''' - adj. resembling armor
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* '''[[armored]]''' - adj. protected by armor (used of persons or things military); used of animals; provided with protective covering;equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior
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* '''[[armpit]]''' - noun the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
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* '''[[arms]]''' - noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.; weapons considered collectively
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* '''[[armstrong]]''' - noun United States jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971); United States astronaut; the first man to set foot on the moon (July 20, 1969) (1930-)
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* '''[[army]]''' - noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose; a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state; the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
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* '''[[arnold]]''' - noun United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801); English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
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* '''[[aromatic]]''' - adj. having a strong pleasant odor; (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings
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* '''[[around]]''' - adv. 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
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* '''[[arousal]]''' - noun the act of arousing; awakening from sleep; a state of heightened physiological activity; mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
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* '''[[arouse]]''' - verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);stimulate sexually; to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"; stop sleeping; cause to become awake or conscious; cause to be alert and energetic; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
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* '''[[aroused]]''' - adj. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion;aroused to action; feeling great sexual desire; brought to a state of great tension; emotionally aroused; keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
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* '''[[arrange]]''' - verb arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; make arrangements for; put into a proper or systematic order; adapt for performance in a different way; arrange attractively; plan, organize, and carry out (an event); set (printed matter) into a specific format
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* '''[[arranged]]''' - adj. deliberately arranged for effect; planned in advance;disposed or placed in a particular kind of order
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* '''[[arrangement]]''' - noun the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music; an organized structure for arranging or classifying; an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; the thing arranged or agreed to; a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
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* '''[[arranging]]''' - noun the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
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* '''[[array]]''' - noun an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics; especially fine or decorative clothing; an impressive display; an orderly arrangement; verb align oneself with a group or a way of thinking; lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
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* '''[[arrest]]''' - noun the state of inactivity following an interruption; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; take into custody; attract and fix; cause to stop
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* '''[[arrested]]''' - adj. having development checked or reversed
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* '''[[arrhythmia]]''' - noun an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
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* '''[[arrival]]''' - noun accomplishment of an objective; the act of arriving at a certain place; someone who arrives (or has arrived)
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* '''[[arrive]]''' - verb reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress;succeed in a big way; get to the top
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* '''[[arrogance]]''' - noun overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
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* '''[[arrogant]]''' - adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
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* '''[[arrow]]''' - noun a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow; a mark to indicate a direction or relation
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* '''[[arrowhead]]''' - noun the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
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* '''[[arrowroot]]''' - noun white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch; a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant; canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
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* '''[[arsenal]]''' - noun a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms; all the weapons and equipment that a country has; a place where arms are manufactured
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* '''[[arsenic]]''' - noun a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar; a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
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* '''[[arsenopyrite]]''' - noun a silver-white or grey ore of arsenic
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* '''[[art]]''' - noun the creation of beautiful or significant things; the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
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* '''[[artemis]]''' - noun (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana
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* '''[[artemisia]]''' - noun any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliage
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* '''[[artery]]''' - noun a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic; a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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* '''[[arthritis]]''' - noun inflammation of a joint or joints
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* '''[[arthrogram]]''' - noun an X ray of a joint after the injection of a contrast medium
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* '''[[arthrography]]''' - noun roentgenographic examination of a joint after injection of radiopaque contrast medium; produces an arthrogram
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* '''[[arthropod]]''' - noun invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
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* '''[[arthropoda]]''' - noun jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
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* '''[[article]]''' - noun 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); verb bind by a contract; especially for a training period
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* '''[[articulate]]''' - adj. expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; consisting of segments held together by joints;verb express or state clearly; speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; put into words or an expression; provide with a joint
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* '''[[articulated]]''' - adj. pronounced distinctly and clearly; consisting of segments held together by joints
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* '''[[articulation]]''' - noun the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible; expressing in coherent verbal form; the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech; the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
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* '''[[articulatory]]''' - adj. of or relating to articulation
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* '''[[artifact]]''' - noun a man-made object taken as a whole
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* '''[[artificial]]''' - adj. artificially formal; contrived by art rather than nature;not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
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* '''[[artificiality]]''' - noun the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally
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* '''[[artificially]]''' - adv. not according to nature; not by natural means
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* '''[[artillery]]''' - noun large but transportable armament; an army unit that uses big guns; a means of persuading or arguing
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* '''[[artisan]]''' - noun a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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* '''[[artist]]''' - noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
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* '''[[artistic]]''' - adj. satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities; relating to or characteristic of art or artists; aesthetically pleasing
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* '''[[artistically]]''' - adv. in an artistic manner
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* '''[[arts]]''' - noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
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* '''[[artwork]]''' - noun photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
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* '''[[as]]''' - adv. to the same degree (often followed by `as'); noun 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
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* '''[[ascend]]''' - verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; slope upwards; go along towards (a river's) source; become king or queen; go back in order of genealogical succession; come up, of celestial bodies
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* '''[[ascendancy]]''' - noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
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* '''[[ascending]]''' - adj. moving or going or growing upward; noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
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* '''[[ascension]]''' - noun (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon;(New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection; (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter; the act of changing location in an upward direction; a movement upward
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* '''[[ascent]]''' - noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road); the act of changing location in an upward direction; a movement upward
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* '''[[ascertain]]''' - verb learn or discover with certainty; be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
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* '''[[ascii]]''' - noun (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers
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* '''[[ascomycete]]''' - noun any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
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* '''[[ascomycetes]]''' - noun large class of higher fungi coextensive with division Ascomycota: sac fungi
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* '''[[ascomycota]]''' - noun a large subdivision of Eumycota including Hemiascomycetes and Plectomycetes and Pyrenomycetes and Discomycetes; sac fungi; in some classification systems considered a division of the kingdom Fungi
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* '''[[ascomycotina]]''' - noun a large subdivision of Eumycota including Hemiascomycetes and Plectomycetes and Pyrenomycetes and Discomycetes; sac fungi; in some classification systems considered a division of the kingdom Fungi
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* '''[[ascribe]]''' - verb attribute or credit to
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* '''[[ascus]]''' - noun saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetes
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* '''[[asexual]]''' - adj. not having or involving sex
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* '''[[asexually]]''' - adv. in an asexual manner
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* '''[[ash]]''' - noun any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus; strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats; the residue that remains when something is burned; verb convert into ashes
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* '''[[ashore]]''' - adv. towards the shore from the water
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* '''[[asia]]''' - noun the nations of the Asian continent collectively; the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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* '''[[asian]]''' - adj. denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java; of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture; noun a native or inhabitant of Asia
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* '''[[asiatic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture; noun a native or inhabitant of Asia
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* '''[[aside]]''' - adv. in reserve; not for immediate use; on or to one side; out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose; not taken into account or excluded from consideration; in a different direction; noun a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage; a message that departs from the main subject
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* '''[[ask]]''' - verb make a request or demand for something to somebody;consider obligatory; request and expect; inquire about; direct or put; seek an answer to; address a question to and expect an answer from; require or ask for as a price or condition; require as useful, just, or proper
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* '''[[asking]]''' - adj. relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation; noun the verbal act of requesting
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* '''[[asleep]]''' - adj. dead; in a state of sleep; lacking sensation; adv. into a sleeping state; in the sleep of death
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* '''[[aspect]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[aspen]]''' - noun any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind
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* '''[[aspergillus]]''' - noun genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
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* '''[[aspirin]]''' - noun the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
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* '''[[ass]]''' - noun hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse; a pompous fool; slang for sexual intercourse;the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
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* '''[[assail]]''' - verb attack someone physically or emotionally; attack in speech or writing; launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
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* '''[[assailant]]''' - noun someone who attacks
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* '''[[assam]]''' - noun state in northeastern India
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* '''[[assassinated]]''' - adj. murdered by surprise attack for political reasons
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* '''[[assassination]]''' - noun murder of a public figure by surprise attack;an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
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* '''[[assault]]''' - noun a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped; close fighting during the culmination of a military attack;thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946; the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will; verb attack in speech or writing; attack someone physically or emotionally; force (someone) to have sex against their will
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* '''[[assay]]''' - noun a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.; an appraisal of the state of affairs; a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance; a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components; verbanalyze (chemical substances); make an effort or attempt
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* '''[[assemblage]]''' - noun the social act of assembling; a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose; several things grouped together or considered as a whole; a group of persons together in one place
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* '''[[assemble]]''' - verb create by putting components or members together; get people together; collect in one place
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* '''[[assembled]]''' - adj. formed by fitting or joining components together;brought together into a group or crowd
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* '''[[assembling]]''' - noun the act of gathering something together
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* '''[[assembly]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[assembly line]]''' - noun mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
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* '''[[assent]]''' - noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; verb to agree or express agreement
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* '''[[assert]]''' - verb state categorically; insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; assert to be true; to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
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* '''[[asserted]]''' - adj. confidently declared to be so
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* '''[[asserting]]''' - adj. relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
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* '''[[assertion]]''' - noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary); the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
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* '''[[assess]]''' - verb estimate the value of (property) for taxation; charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine; place a value on; judge the worth of something; set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
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* '''[[assessment]]''' - noun the market value set on assets; an amount determined as payable; the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
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* '''[[asset]]''' - noun a useful or valuable quality
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* '''[[assets]]''' - noun anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
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* '''[[assign]]''' - verb select something or someone for a specific purpose;decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; transfer one's right to; give out or allot; attribute or credit to; attribute or give; make undue claims to having; give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
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* '''[[assigned]]''' - adj. appointed to a post or duty
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* '''[[assigning]]''' - noun the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
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* '''[[assignment]]''' - noun the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor); the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another; the act of putting a person into a non-elective position;(law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
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* '''[[assimilable]]''' - adj. able to be absorbed and incorporated into body tissues
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* '''[[assimilate]]''' - verb become similar to one's environment; make similar; become similar in sound; take (gas, light or heat) into a solution; take up mentally
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* '''[[assimilation]]''' - noun in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance; a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound; the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another; the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family; the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
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* '''[[assist]]''' - noun (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play; the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; verb act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function; work for or be a servant to; give help or assistance; be of service
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* '''[[assistance]]''' - noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; a resource
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* '''[[assistant]]''' - adj. of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another; noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
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* '''[[assisted]]''' - adj. having help; often used as a combining form
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* '''[[associate]]''' - adj. having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; noun any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; a person who joins with others in some activity; a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies; a person who is frequently in the company of another; verb make a logical or causal connection; bring or come into association or action; keep company with; hang out with
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* '''[[associated]]''' - adj. related to or accompanying; joined in some kind of relationship (as a colleague or ally or companion etc.)
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* '''[[association]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[associative]]''' - adj. characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
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* '''[[assort]]''' - verb arrange or order by classes or categories; keep company with; hang out with
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* '''[[assorted]]''' - adj. consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity); of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
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* '''[[assortment]]''' - noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
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* '''[[assume]]''' - verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; take up someone's soul into heaven; occupy or take on; seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; put clothing on one's body; make a pretence of; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
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* '''[[assumed]]''' - adj. accepted as real or true without proof; adopted in order to deceive; taken as your right without justification
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* '''[[assuming]]''' - adj. excessively forward
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* '''[[assumption]]''' - noun the act of taking possession of or power over something; the act of assuming or taking for granted; a hypothesis that is taken for granted; (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended; celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church; audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
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* '''[[assurance]]''' - noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; a statement intended to inspire confidence; a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; a British term for some kinds of insurance
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* '''[[assure]]''' - verb assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; inform positively and with certainty and confidence; be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; make a promise or commitment; make certain of; cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
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* '''[[assured]]''' - adj. marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence;characterized by certainty or security
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* '''[[asterisk]]''' - noun a star-shaped character * used in printing; verbmark with an asterisk
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* '''[[asteroid]]''' - adj. shaped like a star; noun any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
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* '''[[asteroidea]]''' - noun sea stars
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* '''[[asthma]]''' - noun respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
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* '''[[astonishment]]''' - noun the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
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* '''[[astounding]]''' - adj. bewildering or striking dumb with wonder; so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
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* '''[[astride]]''' - adv. with one leg on each side; with the legs stretched far apart
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* '''[[astrology]]''' - noun a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
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* '''[[astronomer]]''' - noun a physicist who studies astronomy
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* '''[[astronomical]]''' - adj. inconceivably large; relating or belonging to the science of astronomy
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* '''[[astronomy]]''' - noun the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
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* '''[[asymmetric]]''' - adj. characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
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* '''[[asymmetrical]]''' - adj. irregular in shape or outline; characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
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* '''[[asymmetry]]''' - noun (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
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* '''[[at]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[ate]]''' - noun goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment
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* '''[[athanasius]]''' - noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
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* '''[[athena]]''' - noun (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
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* '''[[athenian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Athens or its inhabitants; noun a resident of Athens
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* '''[[athens]]''' - noun the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess); a university town in northeast Georgia;a town in southeast Ohio
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* '''[[atherosclerosis]]''' - noun a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
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* '''[[athlete]]''' - noun a person trained to compete in sports
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* '''[[athletic]]''' - adj. having a sturdy and well proportioned body; relating to or befitting athletics or athletes; vigorously active
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* '''[[athletics]]''' - noun participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity; an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition; a contest between athletes
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* '''[[atlanta]]''' - noun a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864; state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
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* '''[[atlantic]]''' - adj. relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean; noun the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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* '''[[atmosphere]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[atmospheric]]''' - adj. relating to or located in the atmosphere
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* '''[[atom]]''' - noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything; (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
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* '''[[atomic]]''' - adj. immeasurably small; of or relating to or comprising atoms; (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
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* '''[[atp]]''' - noun a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
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* '''[[atrial]]''' - adj. of or relating to a cavity or chamber in the body (especially one of the upper chambers of the heart)
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* '''[[atrium]]''' - noun 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)
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* '''[[atrophy]]''' - noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use); a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse; verb undergo atrophy
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* '''[[atropine]]''' - noun a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
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* '''[[attach]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[attached]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[attachment]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[attack]]''' - noun a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase; an offensive move in a sport or game; the act of attacking;(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); strong criticism; the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; intense adverse criticism; verb begin to injure; set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; attack in speech or writing; take the initiative and go on the offensive; launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; attack someone physically or emotionally
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* '''[[attacking]]''' - adj. disposed to attack
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* '''[[attain]]''' - verb reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; reach a destination, either real or abstract; find unexpectedly; to gain with effort
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* '''[[attainable]]''' - adj. capable of being attained or accomplished
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* '''[[attained]]''' - adj. achieved or reached
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* '''[[attainment]]''' - noun arrival at a new stage; the act of achieving an aim; an ability that has been acquired by training
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* '''[[attempt]]''' - noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; the act of attacking; verb enter upon an activity or enterprise; make an effort or attempt
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* '''[[attempted]]''' - adj. tried unsuccessfully
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* '''[[attend]]''' - verb give heed (to); take charge of or deal with; be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.; to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result; work for or be a servant to
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* '''[[attendance]]''' - noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.); the number of people that are present; the frequency with which a person is present
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* '''[[attendant]]''' - adj. being present (at meeting or event etc.); following as a consequence; noun a person who is present and participates in a meeting; someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another; an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
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* '''[[attended]]''' - adj. having a caretaker or other watcher; having accompaniment or companions or escort
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* '''[[attending]]''' - adj. being present (at meeting or event etc.); serving attendance on someone; noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.); the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
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* '''[[attention]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[attentive]]''' - adj. (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
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* '''[[attentively]]''' - adv. in an attentive manner
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* '''[[attentiveness]]''' - noun the trait of being observant and paying attention; the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others;paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
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* '''[[attenuated]]''' - adj. of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion; reduced in strength
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* '''[[attenuation]]''' - noun the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density; weakening in force or intensity
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* '''[[attest]]''' - verb authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; establish or verify the usage of; provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; give testimony in a court of law
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* '''[[attested]]''' - adj. established as genuine
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* '''[[attire]]''' - noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; verb put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
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* '''[[attitude]]''' - noun a theatrical pose created for effect; a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion);the arrangement of the body and its limbs
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* '''[[attract]]''' - verb exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away; direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; be attractive to
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* '''[[attraction]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[attractive]]''' - adj. pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; having power to arouse interest
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* '''[[attractively]]''' - adv. in a beautiful manner
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* '''[[attributable]]''' - adj. capable of being attributed
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* '''[[attribute]]''' - noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity; a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; verb attribute or credit to; decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
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* '''[[attribution]]''' - noun assigning to a cause or source; assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
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* '''[[atypical]]''' - adj. deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal; not representative of a group, class, or type
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* '''[[au]]''' - noun a unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers); a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
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* '''[[auctioneer]]''' - noun an agent who conducts an auction; verb sell at an auction
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* '''[[audacious]]''' - adj. disposed to venture or take risks; unrestrained by convention or propriety; invulnerable to fear or intimidation
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* '''[[audibility]]''' - noun quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear
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* '''[[audible]]''' - adj. heard or perceptible by the ear; noun a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage
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* '''[[audibly]]''' - adv. in an audible manner
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* '''[[audience]]''' - noun a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; a conference (usually with someone important); an opportunity to state your case and be heard
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* '''[[audio]]''' - noun the sound elements of television; an audible acoustic wave frequency; the audible part of a transmitted signal
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* '''[[audit]]''' - noun a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation; an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA; verb attend academic courses without getting credit; examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
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* '''[[audition]]''' - noun a test of the suitability of a performer; the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; verb perform in order to get a role
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* '''[[auditorium]]''' - noun the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
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* '''[[auditory]]''' - adj. of or relating to the process of hearing
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* '''[[aug]]''' - noun the month following July and preceding September
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* '''[[augmentin]]''' - noun an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
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* '''[[august]]''' - adj. profoundly honored; of or befitting a lord; noun the month following July and preceding September
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* '''[[augustine]]''' - noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
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* '''[[augustinian]]''' - noun a Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders
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* '''[[aura]]''' - noun an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint; a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure; a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
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* '''[[austin]]''' - noun state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
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* '''[[australasia]]''' - noun Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific
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* '''[[australasian]]''' - adj. relating to or found in Australasia
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* '''[[australia]]''' - noun a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony; the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
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* '''[[australian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants; noun the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines; a native or inhabitant of Australia
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* '''[[australopithecus]]''' - noun extinct genus of African hominid
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* '''[[austria]]''' - noun a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
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* '''[[austrian]]''' - adj. of or relating to Austria or its people or culture; nouna native or inhabitant of Austria
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* '''[[austronesian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Austronesia or its people or culture; noun the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia; a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
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* '''[[authenticate]]''' - verb establish the authenticity of something
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* '''[[authenticity]]''' - noun undisputed credibility
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* '''[[author]]''' - noun someone who originates or causes or initiates something; writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay); verb be the author of
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* '''[[authoritative]]''' - adj. sanctioned by established authority; having authority or ascendancy or influence; of recognized authority or excellence
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* '''[[authoritatively]]''' - adv. in an authoritative manner
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* '''[[authorities]]''' - noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
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* '''[[authority]]''' - noun official permission or approval; the power or right to give orders or make decisions; an authoritative written work; an expert whose views are taken as definitive; (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; an administrative unit of government
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* '''[[authorization]]''' - noun the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant; official permission or approval; the power or right to give orders or make decisions; a document giving an official instruction or command
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* '''[[authorize]]''' - verb grant authorization or clearance for; give or delegate power or authority to
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* '''[[authorized]]''' - adj. endowed with authority; sanctioned by established authority
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* '''[[authorship]]''' - noun the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; the act of creating written works
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* '''[[auto]]''' - noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
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* '''[[autoantibody]]''' - noun an antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it
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* '''[[autobiographical]]''' - adj. relating to or in the style of an autobiography; of or relating to or characteristic of an autobiographer
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* '''[[autobiography]]''' - noun a biography of yourself
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* '''[[autoimmune]]''' - adj. of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body
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* '''[[autoimmunity]]''' - noun production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions
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* '''[[automated]]''' - adj. operated by automation
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* '''[[automatic]]''' - adj. operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; like the unthinking functioning of a machine; without volition or conscious control; noun a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released;light machine gun
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* '''[[automatically]]''' - adv. in a reflex manner; in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism
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* '''[[automation]]''' - noun the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware;equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation; the condition of being automatically operated or controlled
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* '''[[automobile]]''' - noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; verb travel in an automobile
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* '''[[autonomic]]''' - adj. relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system
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* '''[[autonomous]]''' - adj. (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment; existing as an independent entity; (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
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* '''[[autopsy]]''' - noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease; verbperform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem
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* '''[[autosomal]]''' - adj. of or relating to an autosome
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* '''[[autosome]]''' - noun any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa
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* '''[[autotroph]]''' - noun plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
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* '''[[autotrophic]]''' - adj. of or relating to organisms (as green plants) that can make complex organic nutritive compounds from simple inorganic sources by photosynthesis
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* '''[[autumn]]''' - noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
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* '''[[autumnal]]''' - adj. of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn;characteristic of late maturity verging on decline
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* '''[[auxiliary]]''' - adj. functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity;furnishing added support; noun someone who acts as assistant
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* '''[[avail]]''' - noun a means of serving; verb use to one's advantage; take or use; be of use to, be useful to
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* '''[[availability]]''' - noun the quality of being at hand when needed
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* '''[[available]]''' - adj. obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; convenient for use or disposal; not busy; not otherwise committed
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* '''[[avant-garde]]''' - adj. radically new or original; noun any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
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* '''[[average]]''' - adj. lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures; approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; lacking exceptional quality or ability; relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values);relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution;noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution; verbcompute the average of; achieve or reach on average; amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
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* '''[[averse]]''' - adj. (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
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* '''[[aversion]]''' - noun the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; a feeling of intense dislike
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* '''[[aves]]''' - noun birds
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* '''[[aviation]]''' - noun the art of operating aircraft; the operation of aircraft to provide transportation; the aggregation of a country's military aircraft; travel via aircraft
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* '''[[aviator]]''' - noun someone who operates an aircraft
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* '''[[avidly]]''' - adv. in an avid manner
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* '''[[avocado]]''' - adj. of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado; noun a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed; tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
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* '''[[avoid]]''' - verb stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; refrain from doing something; refrain from certain foods or beverages; prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; declare invalid
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* '''[[avoidance]]''' - noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
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* '''[[avoirdupois]]''' - noun a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains); excess bodily weight
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* '''[[avowal]]''' - noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
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* '''[[awaited]]''' - adj. expected hopefully
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* '''[[awake]]''' - adj. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; not unconscious; especially having become conscious; verb stop sleeping
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* '''[[awakening]]''' - noun the act of waking
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* '''[[award]]''' - noun a grant made by a law court; a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; verbgive, especially as an honor or reward; give as judged due or on the basis of merit
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* '''[[award-winning]]''' - adj. having received awards
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* '''[[aware]]''' - adj. (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; aware or knowing; bearing in mind; attentive to
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* '''[[awareness]]''' - noun having knowledge of; state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
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* '''[[away]]''' - adj. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; used of an opponent's ground; not present; having left;adv. 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
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* '''[[awe]]''' - noun an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; a profound emotion inspired by a deity; verb inspire awe in
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* '''[[awe-inspiring]]''' - adj. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
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* '''[[awkward]]''' - adj. not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner; causing inconvenience; hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; not elegant or graceful in expression; lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
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* '''[[awkwardly]]''' - adv. in an awkward manner
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* '''[[awry]]''' - adj. not functioning properly; turned or twisted toward one side; adv. away from the correct or expected course; turned or twisted to one side
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* '''[[axial]]''' - adj. situated on or along or in the direction of an axis; of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation; relating to or attached to the axis
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* '''[[axil]]''' - noun the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk
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* '''[[axillary]]''' - adj. of or relating to the armpit; of or relating to the axil
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* '''[[axiom]]''' - noun (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident; a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
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* '''[[axis]]''' - noun the center around which something rotates; the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head; a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions; in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged; a group of countries in special alliance
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* '''[[axle]]''' - noun a shaft on which a wheel rotates
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* '''[[axon]]''' - noun long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
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* '''[[az]]''' - noun a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon; the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
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* '''[[azimuth]]''' - noun the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
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* '''[[azt]]''' - noun an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow
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==B==
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* '''[[b]]''' - noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen; the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet; aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil; (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter; a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels; a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder; originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
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* '''[[babe]]''' - noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
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* '''[[baby]]''' - noun a project of personal concern to someone; a very young mammal; (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women; the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; an immature childish person; verb treat with excessive indulgence
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* '''[[bachelor]]''' - noun a man who has never been married; a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon; verb lead a bachelor's existence
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* '''[[bacillus]]''' - noun aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
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* '''[[back]]''' - adj. located at or near the back of an animal; related to or located at the back; of an earlier date; adv. 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; noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[backbone]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[backfield]]''' - noun the offensive football players who line up behind the linemen
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* '''[[backflow]]''' - noun a flow that returns toward its source
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* '''[[background]]''' - noun (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear;a person's social heritage: previous experience or training;information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem;the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; scenery hung at back of stage; the state of the environment in which a situation exists; verbunderstate the importance or quality of
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* '''[[backing]]''' - noun the act of providing approval and support;something forming a back that is added for strengthening; financial resources provided to make some project possible
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* '''[[backpack]]''' - noun a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder;verb hike with a backpack
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* '''[[backup]]''' - noun (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device; an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; the act of providing approval and support; a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts;someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
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* '''[[backward]]''' - adj. directed or facing toward the back or rear; (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; retarded in intellectual development; adv. in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal; in or to or toward a past time; at or to or toward the back or rear
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* '''[[backwardness]]''' - noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
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* '''[[backwards]]''' - adv. at or to or toward the back or rear; in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
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* '''[[backyard]]''' - noun the grounds in back of a house
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* '''[[bacon]]''' - noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried; English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626); English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
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* '''[[bacteria]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[bacterial]]''' - adj. relating to or caused by bacteria
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* '''[[bacteriologist]]''' - noun a biologist who studies bacteria
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* '''[[bacteriology]]''' - noun the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
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* '''[[bacteriophage]]''' - noun a virus that is parasitic in bacteria
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* '''[[bacterium]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[bad]]''' - adj. feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; not working properly; reproduced fraudulently; having undesirable or negative qualities; characterized by wickedness or immorality; capable of harming; physically unsound or diseased;very intense; not financially safe or secure; nonstandard; below average in quality or performance; not capable of being collected;feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; adv. very much; strongly; with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly'); noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
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* '''[[badge]]''' - noun any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank); an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); verb put a badge on
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* '''[[badly]]''' - adv. with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display; in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; without skill or in a displeasing manner; to a severe or serious degree; very much; strongly; with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly'); in a disobedient or naughty way;evilly or wickedly; (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; unfavorably or with disapproval
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* '''[[badminton]]''' - noun a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
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* '''[[badness]]''' - noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather; an attribute of mischievous children; that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
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* '''[[baffling]]''' - adj. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
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* '''[[bag]]''' - noun a flexible container with a single opening; a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); an ugly or ill-tempered woman; the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person); the quantity that a bag will hold; an activity that you like or at which you are superior;mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats); place that runner must touch before scoring; verb capture or kill, as in hunting;put into a bag; hang loosely, like an empty bag; take unlawfully;bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
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* '''[[baggy]]''' - adj. not fitting closely; hanging loosely
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* '''[[bagpipe]]''' - noun a wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the instrument
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* '''[[bait]]''' - noun something used to lure victims into danger; anything that serves as an enticement; verb attack with dogs or set dogs upon;lure, entice, or entrap with bait; harass with persistent criticism or carping
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* '''[[bake]]''' - verb cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; prepare with dry heat in an oven; heat by a natural force
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* '''[[baked]]''' - adj. (bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven); hardened by subjecting to intense heat; dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
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* '''[[baker]]''' - noun someone who bakes bread or cake; someone who bakes commercially
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* '''[[baking]]''' - adj. as hot as if in an oven; noun cooking by dry heat in an oven; making bread or cake or pastry etc.
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* '''[[balance]]''' - noun 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; verbcompute credits and debits of an account; bring into balance or equilibrium; be in equilibrium; hold or carry in equilibrium
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* '''[[balanced]]''' - adj. total debits and credits are equal; being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium
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* '''[[balancing]]''' - noun getting two things to correspond
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* '''[[bald]]''' - adj. lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; without the natural or usual covering; with no effort to conceal; verb grow bald; lose hair on one's head
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* '''[[baleen]]''' - noun a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets
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* '''[[balkans]]''' - noun the Balkan countries collectively; the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula; a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
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* '''[[ball]]''' - noun a pitch that is not in the strike zone; the game of baseball; round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; a spherical object used as a plaything; a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; a lavish dance requiring formal attire; a compact mass; the people assembled at a lavish formal dance;United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989); an object with a spherical shape; a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; verb form into a ball by winding or rolling
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* '''[[ballast]]''' - noun any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship;an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps; an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings; coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads; a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations); verb make steady with a ballast
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* '''[[ballet]]''' - noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers; music written for a ballet
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* '''[[balloon]]''' - noun large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air;small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck; verb become inflated; ride in a hot-air balloon
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* '''[[baltic]]''' - adj. of or near or on the Baltic Sea; of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baltic States or their peoples or languages;noun a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European; a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy
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* '''[[baltimore]]''' - noun the largest city in Maryland; a major seaport and industrial center
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* '''[[band]]''' - noun 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; verb bind or tie together, as with a band;attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
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* '''[[bandage]]''' - noun a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body; verb dress by covering or binding; wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
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* '''[[banded]]''' - adj. identified with a band especially around a leg;characterized by a band of especially white around the body;marked with bands or strips of contrasting color or texture
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* '''[[bandicoot]]''' - noun any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
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* '''[[banding]]''' - noun an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material; a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
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* '''[[bandleader]]''' - noun the leader of a dance band
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* '''[[bandwidth]]''' - noun a data transmission rate; the maximum amount of information (bits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel
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* '''[[bank]]''' - noun a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); a building in which the business of banking transacted; an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers; a long ridge or pile; sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water); a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force; the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games; a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies); a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities;verb cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; enclose with a bank; tip laterally; be in the banking business; act as the banker in a game or in gambling; do business with a bank or keep an account at a bank; have confidence or faith in; put into a bank account
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* '''[[banker]]''' - noun the person in charge of the bank in a gambling game;someone who owns or is an executive in a bank
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* '''[[banking]]''' - noun transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.; engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.
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* '''[[bankrupt]]''' - adj. financially ruined; noun someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts; verb reduce to bankruptcy
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* '''[[bankruptcy]]''' - noun a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent;inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; a state of complete lack of some abstract property
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* '''[[banks]]''' - noun English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
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* '''[[banned]]''' - adj. forbidden by law
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* '''[[banner]]''' - adj. unusually good; outstanding; noun long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
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* '''[[bannockburn]]''' - noun a battle in which the Scots under Robert the Bruce defeated the English and assured the independence of Scotland
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* '''[[banting]]''' - noun Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941); wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
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* '''[[bantu]]''' - adj. of or relating to the African people who speak one of the Bantoid languages or to their culture; noun a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent; a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
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* '''[[baptism]]''' - noun a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
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* '''[[baptist]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baptist church; noun follower of Baptistic doctrines
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* '''[[baptistic]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baptist church
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* '''[[baptized]]''' - adj. having undergone the Christian ritual of baptism
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* '''[[bar]]''' - noun a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; a counter where you can obtain food or drink; (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried; a heating element in an electric fire; a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises; a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter; the act of preventing; a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War; a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax);musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; verbprevent from entering; keep out; secure with, or as if with, bars;render unsuitable for passage; expel, as if by official decree
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* '''[[barb]]''' - noun one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather; a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove; the pointed part of barbed wire; an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; verb provide with barbs;provide with barbs
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* '''[[barbed]]''' - adj. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; capable of wounding
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* '''[[barbell]]''' - noun a bar to which heavy discs are attached at each end; used in weightlifting
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* '''[[barbiturate]]''' - noun organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
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* '''[[barcelona]]''' - noun a city in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean; 2nd largest Spanish city and the largest port and commercial center; has been a center for radical political beliefs
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* '''[[bare]]''' - adj. lacking in amplitude or quantity; completely unclothed;having everything extraneous removed including contents; providing no shelter or sustenance; lacking its natural or customary covering;lacking a surface finish such as paint; apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; just barely adequate or within a lower limit; lacking embellishment or ornamentation; not having a protective covering; verb lay bare; lay bare; make public
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* '''[[barely]]''' - adv. by a small margin; in a sparse or scanty way
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* '''[[bargain]]''' - noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each; an advantageous purchase; verb come to terms; arrive at an agreement; negotiate the terms of an exchange
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* '''[[bark]]''' - noun a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts; the sound made by a dog; a noise resembling the bark of a dog; tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants; verb tan (a skin) with bark tannins; speak in an unfriendly tone; make barking sounds; remove the bark of a tree; cover with bark
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* '''[[barley]]''' - noun a grain of barley; cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
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* '''[[barn]]''' - noun an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals; (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
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* '''[[baron]]''' - noun a very wealthy or powerful businessman; a British peer of the lowest rank; a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
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* '''[[baronet]]''' - noun a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight
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* '''[[baroque]]''' - adj. having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation; nounelaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
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* '''[[barrage]]''' - noun the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); verb address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
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* '''[[barred]]''' - adj. firmly fastened or secured against opening; preventing entry or exit or a course of action
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* '''[[barrel]]''' - noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids; a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired; any of various units of capacity; the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold; a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends; verb put in barrels
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* '''[[barren]]''' - adj. incapable of sustaining life; not bearing offspring;completely wanting or lacking; providing no shelter or sustenance;noun an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
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* '''[[barrier]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[bars]]''' - noun gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
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* '''[[basal]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[basalt]]''' - noun the commonest type of solidified lava; a dense dark grey fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene
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* '''[[base]]''' - adj. 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; noun 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; verb use as a basis for; found on; assign to a station; use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
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* '''[[baseball]]''' - noun a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; a ball used in playing baseball
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* '''[[based]]''' - adj. 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')
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* '''[[baseline]]''' - noun the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases; an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared; the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
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* '''[[basic]]''' - adj. 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; noun (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
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* '''[[basically]]''' - adv. at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
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* '''[[basics]]''' - noun a statement of fundamental facts or principles;principles from which other truths can be derived
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* '''[[basidiomycota]]''' - noun comprises fungi bearing the spores on a basidium; includes Gasteromycetes (puffballs) and Tiliomycetes comprising the orders Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts) and Hymenomycetes (mushrooms, toadstools, agarics and bracket fungi); in some classification systems considered a division of kingdom Fungi
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* '''[[basidiomycotina]]''' - noun comprises fungi bearing the spores on a basidium; includes Gasteromycetes (puffballs) and Tiliomycetes comprising the orders Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts) and Hymenomycetes (mushrooms, toadstools, agarics and bracket fungi); in some classification systems considered a division of kingdom Fungi
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* '''[[basidium]]''' - noun a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends of minute projections; unique to basidiomycetes
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* '''[[basil]]''' - noun leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried;(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379); any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
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* '''[[basin]]''' - noun a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; the quantity that a basin will hold; a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face; the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
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* '''[[basis]]''' - noun the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; the most important or necessary part of something; a relation that provides the foundation for something
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* '''[[basket]]''' - noun a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop; a container that is usually woven and has handles; horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball; the quantity contained in a basket
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* '''[[basketball]]''' - noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop; an inflated ball used in playing basketball
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* '''[[bass]]''' - adj. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;noun nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes; the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments; the lowest part of the musical range;the lowest adult male singing voice; the lowest part in polyphonic music; an adult male singer with the lowest voice; any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus); the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
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* '''[[bastnasite]]''' - noun a yellow-to-brown mineral that is a source of rare earth elements
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* '''[[bat]]''' - noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate; a club used for hitting a ball in various games; the club used in playing cricket; a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash;verb wink briefly; strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; use a bat;have a turn at bat; beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
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* '''[[batch]]''' - noun a collection of things or persons to be handled together; all the loaves of bread baked at the same time; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; verb batch together; assemble or process as a batch
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* '''[[bath]]''' - noun you soak and wash your body in a bathtub; a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it); a town in southwestern England on the River Avon; famous for its hot springs and Roman remains; an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons; a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet; a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body; verbclean one's body by immersion into water
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* '''[[bathing]]''' - noun immersing the body in water or sunshine; the act of washing yourself (or another person)
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* '''[[bathroom]]''' - noun a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet; a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
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* '''[[bats]]''' - adj. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
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* '''[[batsman]]''' - noun (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
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* '''[[batter]]''' - noun a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon; (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting; verb make a dent or impression in; strike violently and repeatedly; strike against forcefully
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* '''[[battery]]''' - noun an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact; a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series; a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores; a collection of related things intended for use together; a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher; group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place; the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
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* '''[[batting]]''' - noun (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base; stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
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* '''[[battle]]''' - noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; an energetic attempt to achieve something; an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); verbbattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
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* '''[[bauxite]]''' - noun a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst
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* '''[[bay]]''' - adj. (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color; noun a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color; a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose;a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital;the sound of a hound on the scent; an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf; a small recess opening off a larger room; small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors; verb bark with prolonged noises, of dogs; utter in deep prolonged tones
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* '''[[bayer]]''' - noun the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
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* '''[[bb]]''' - noun a small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun
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* '''[[bc]]''' - adv. before the Christian era; used following dates before the supposed year Christ was born
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* '''[[bd]]''' - noun a bachelor's degree in religion
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* '''[[be]]''' - noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element;verb 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
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* '''[[beach]]''' - noun an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake; verb land on a beach
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* '''[[beacon]]''' - noun a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships; a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance; a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes; verb guide with a beacon; shine like a beacon
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* '''[[beads]]''' - noun several beads threaded together on a string
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* '''[[beagle]]''' - noun a small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound
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* '''[[beak]]''' - noun horny projecting mouth of a bird; beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles); informal terms for the nose;verb hit lightly with a picking motion
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* '''[[beaker]]''' - noun a cup (usually without a handle); a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry
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* '''[[beaklike]]''' - adj. resembling the beak of a bird
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* '''[[beam]]''' - noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction; (nautical) breadth amidships; a column of light (as from a beacon); a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation; a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts; a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather; verb smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression; express with a beaming face or smile;broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; 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; emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
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* '''[[beaming]]''' - adj. radiating or as if radiating light; cheerful and bright;pleased and proud
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* '''[[bean]]''' - noun any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food; any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods; any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans; informal terms for a human head;verb hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
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* '''[[bean-shaped]]''' - adj. having a shape resembling a bean
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* '''[[bear]]''' - noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price; verb move while holding up or supporting; bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;have; have on one's person; cause_to_be_born; be pregnant with;put up with something or somebody unpleasant; support or hold in a certain manner; bring in; behave in a certain manner; contain or hold; have within
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* '''[[beard]]''' - noun hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals;the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face; a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality); a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses; tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface; verb go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
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* '''[[bearer]]''' - noun a messenger who bears or presents; someone whose employment involves carrying something; the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it; one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
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* '''[[bearing]]''' - adj. (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain; producing or yielding; noun 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
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* '''[[beast]]''' - noun a cruelly rapacious person; a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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* '''[[beat]]''' - adj. very tired; noun the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing; a stroke or blow; a regular rate of repetition; the sound of stroke or blow; a regular route for a sentry or policeman; a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations; the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse; the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior; verb come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; hit repeatedly; strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting; strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music; stir vigorously; shape by beating; produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; make by pounding or trampling;move rhythmically; indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; sail with much tacking or with difficulty; move with a flapping motion; move with a thrashing motion; glare or strike with great intensity; avoid paying; be superior; wear out completely; be a mystery or bewildering to; beat through cleverness and wit; move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; make a rhythmic sound; make a sound like a clock or a timer
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* '''[[beaten]]''' - adj. much trodden and worn smooth or bare; formed or made thin by hammering
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* '''[[beating]]''' - adj. expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart; noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows; the act of overcoming or outdoing
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* '''[[beatles]]''' - noun a rock group from Liverpool who between 1962 and 1970 produced a variety of hit songs and albums (most of it written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon)
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* '''[[beats]]''' - noun a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
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* '''[[beautiful]]''' - adj. aesthetically pleasing; delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; (of weather) highly enjoyable
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* '''[[beautifully]]''' - adv. in a beautiful manner
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* '''[[beautify]]''' - verb make more beautiful; make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; be beautiful to look at
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* '''[[beauty]]''' - noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses; an outstanding example of its kind; a very attractive or seductive looking woman
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* '''[[beaver]]''' - noun large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges; a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material); a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face; a full beard; the soft brown fur of the beaver; a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur; a native or resident of Oregon; verb work hard on something
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* '''[[bebop]]''' - noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940); verb dance the bebop
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* '''[[become]]''' - verb enter or assume a certain state or condition; come into existence; undergo a change or development; enhance the appearance of
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* '''[[becoming]]''' - adj. displaying or setting off to best advantage;according with custom or propriety
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* '''[[bed]]''' - noun 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; verb put to bed; place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil; furnish with a bed; prepare for sleep; have sexual intercourse with
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* '''[[bedclothes]]''' - noun coverings that are used on a bed
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* '''[[bedding]]''' - noun coverings that are used on a bed; material used to provide a bed for animals
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* '''[[bedrock]]''' - noun solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil; principles from which other truths can be derived
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* '''[[bedspread]]''' - noun decorative cover for a bed
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* '''[[bedtime]]''' - noun the time you go to bed
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* '''[[bee]]''' - noun any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species; a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
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* '''[[beef]]''' - noun cattle that are reared for their meat; meat from an adult domestic bovine; informal terms for objecting; verb complain
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* '''[[beer]]''' - noun a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
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* '''[[beeswax]]''' - noun a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs; verb cover with beeswax
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* '''[[beet]]''' - noun round red root vegetable; biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop
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* '''[[beetle]]''' - adj. jutting or overhanging; noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings; a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing;verb beat with a beetle; fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle;be suspended over or hang over
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* '''[[befitting]]''' - adj. appropriate to
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* '''[[before]]''' - adv. earlier in time; previously; at or in the front
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* '''[[beforehand]]''' - adj. being ahead of time or need; adv. ahead of time; in anticipation
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* '''[[beggar]]''' - noun a pauper who lives by begging; verb reduce to beggary; be beyond the resources of
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* '''[[begin]]''' - noun 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); verb 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
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* '''[[beginning]]''' - adj. serving to begin; noun the act of starting something; the first part or section of something; the event consisting of the start of something; the place where something begins, where it springs into being; the time at which something is supposed to begin
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* '''[[behalf]]''' - noun as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of"); for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive)
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* '''[[behave]]''' - verb behave in a certain manner; behave well or properly;behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
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* '''[[behavior]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[behavioral]]''' - adj. of or relating to behavior
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* '''[[behavioristic]]''' - adj. of or relating to behaviorism
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* '''[[beheaded]]''' - adj. having had the head cut off
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* '''[[behind]]''' - adj. having the lower score or lagging position in a contest;adv. 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; noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
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* '''[[being]]''' - noun the state or fact of existing; a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
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* '''[[belgian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgian people; noun a native or inhabitant of Belgium
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* '''[[belgium]]''' - noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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* '''[[belief]]''' - noun any cognitive content held as true; a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
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* '''[[believable]]''' - adj. capable of being believed
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* '''[[believe]]''' - verb accept as true; take to be true; credit with veracity;follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer; be confident about something; judge or regard; look upon; judge
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* '''[[believer]]''' - noun a person who has religious faith; a supporter who accepts something as true
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* '''[[belisarius]]''' - noun Byzantine general under Justinian I; he recovered former Roman territories in northern Africa and fought against the Persians
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* '''[[bell]]''' - noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck; the flared opening of a tubular device; the sound of a bell being struck; United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922); English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961); a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905); the shape of a bell; (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.; a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument; a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed; verb attach a bell to
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* '''[[bell-shaped]]''' - adj. having a convex shape that resembles a bell
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* '''[[bellows]]''' - noun a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air; used to make a fire burn more fiercely or to sound a musical instrument
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* '''[[belly]]''' - noun the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish; a protruding abdomen; the hollow inside of something; a part that bulges deeply; the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis; verb swell out or bulge out
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* '''[[belong]]''' - verb be owned by; be in the possession of; be classified with; be suitable or acceptable; be in the right place or situation;originate (in)
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* '''[[belonging]]''' - noun happiness felt in a secure relationship
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* '''[[belongings]]''' - noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
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* '''[[beloved]]''' - adj. dearly loved; noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
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* '''[[below]]''' - adv. at a later place; in or to a place that is lower; (in writing) see below; on a floor below; further down
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* '''[[belt]]''' - noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist); endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys; an elongated region where a specific condition is found;the act of hitting vigorously; a vigorous blow; a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing); verb fasten with a belt; deliver a blow to;sing loudly and forcefully
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* '''[[beltlike]]''' - adj. resembling a belt around something
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* '''[[ben]]''' - noun a mountain or tall hill
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* '''[[bench]]''' - noun a long seat for more than one person; (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom; the reserve players on a team; the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively; a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic; persons who administer justice; a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below); verbexhibit on a bench; take out of a game; of players
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* '''[[bend]]''' - noun curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.); diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left; a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range; a circular segment of a curve; movement that causes the formation of a curve; an angular or rounded shape made by folding; verb change direction; form a curve; cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; bend a joint; turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest; bend one's back forward from the waist on down
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* '''[[bending]]''' - adj. not remaining rigid or straight; noun the act of bending something; movement that causes the formation of a curve;the property of being bent or deflected
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* '''[[bends]]''' - noun pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
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* '''[[beneath]]''' - adv. in or to a place that is lower
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* '''[[beneficial]]''' - adj. promoting or enhancing well-being; tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
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* '''[[benefit]]''' - noun something that aids or promotes well-being; a performance to raise money for a charitable cause; financial assistance in time of need; verb be beneficial for; derive a benefit from
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* '''[[benevolent]]''' - adj. generous in providing aid to others; intending or showing kindness; generous in assistance to the poor; showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
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* '''[[benign]]''' - adj. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence;kindness of disposition or manner; not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
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* '''[[benjamin]]''' - noun (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel; gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation
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* '''[[bent]]''' - adj. of metal e.g.; used especially of the head or upper back;fixed in your purpose; altered from an originally straight condition;used of the back and knees; stooped; noun a special way of doing something; a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges; grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
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* '''[[benthic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water
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* '''[[benzene]]''' - noun a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
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* '''[[bequest]]''' - noun (law) a gift of personal property by will
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* '''[[bering]]''' - noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
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* '''[[berkshire]]''' - noun a county in southern England
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* '''[[berlin]]''' - noun a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats; capital of Germany located in eastern Germany;United States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989)
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* '''[[berry]]''' - noun any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves; United States rock singer (born in 1931); a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry); verb pick or gather berries
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* '''[[berrylike]]''' - adj. resembling a berry
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* '''[[beryl]]''' - noun the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems
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* '''[[beryllium]]''' - noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
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* '''[[beset]]''' - verb assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"; decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems); annoy continually or chronically
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* '''[[besides]]''' - adv. making an additional point; anyway; in addition
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* '''[[besieged]]''' - adj. surrounded by hostile forces
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* '''[[best]]''' - adj. (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities;(comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; adv. it would be sensible; in a most excellent way or manner; from a position of superiority or authority; noun the supreme effort one can make; the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978); verb get the better of
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* '''[[best-known]]''' - adj. most familiar or renowned
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* '''[[best-loved]]''' - adj. preferred above all others and treated with partiality
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* '''[[bestow]]''' - verb give as a gift; present; bestow a quality on
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* '''[[bestseller]]''' - noun a book that has had a large and rapid sale
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* '''[[bet]]''' - noun the act of gambling; the money risked on a gamble; verbmaintain with or as if with a bet; stake on the outcome of an issue;have faith or confidence in
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* '''[[beta]]''' - adj. preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product; second in order of importance; noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet; beets
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* '''[[betrothed]]''' - adj. pledged to be married; noun the person to whom you are engaged
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* '''[[better]]''' - adj. (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another;(comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness;more than half; adv. comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.; from a position of superiority or authority; nounthe superior one of two alternatives; a superior person having claim to precedence; someone who bets; verb get better; to make better;surpass in excellence
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* '''[[bettering]]''' - adj. changing for the better
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* '''[[betterment]]''' - noun an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility; the act of relieving ills and changing for the better; a change for the better; progress in development
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* '''[[betting]]''' - adj. preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
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* '''[[between]]''' - adv. in between; in the interval
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* '''[[bevel]]''' - noun a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size; two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees; verb cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel
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* '''[[beverage]]''' - noun any liquid suitable for drinking
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* '''[[bewildering]]''' - adj. causing bafflement
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* '''[[bewilderment]]''' - noun confusion resulting from failure to understand
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* '''[[beyond]]''' - adv. in addition; farther along in space or time or degree;on the farther side from the observer
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* '''[[bias]]''' - adj. slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; noun a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation; a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric; verb cause to be biased; influence in an unfair way
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* '''[[biased]]''' - adj. favoring one person or side over another
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* '''[[bib]]''' - noun a napkin tied under the chin a child while eating; top part of an apron; covering the chest; verb drink moderately but regularly
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* '''[[bible]]''' - noun a book regarded as authoritative in its field; the sacred writings of the Christian religions
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* '''[[bibliographic]]''' - adj. relating to or dealing with bibliography
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* '''[[bibliography]]''' - noun a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)
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* '''[[bibos]]''' - noun wild ox
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* '''[[bicarbonate]]''' - noun a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
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* '''[[biconcave]]''' - adj. concave on both sides
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* '''[[biconvex]]''' - adj. convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
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* '''[[bicuspid]]''' - adj. having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth); noun a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
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* '''[[bicycle]]''' - noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals; verb ride a bicycle
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* '''[[bid]]''' - noun an attempt to get something; (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make; a formal proposal to buy at a specified price; an authoritative direction or instruction to do something; verb ask for or request earnestly; make a serious effort to attain something; make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; ask someone in a friendly way to do something;invoke upon; propose a payment
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* '''[[bidder]]''' - noun someone who makes an offer; someone who makes a bid at cards
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* '''[[bidirectional]]''' - adj. reactive or functioning or allowing movement in two usually opposite directions
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* '''[[biennial]]''' - adj. having a life cycle lasting two seasons; occurring every second year; noun a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
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* '''[[big]]''' - adj. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; conspicuous in position or importance; given or giving freely; generous and understanding and tolerant; marked by intense physical force;significant; loud and firm; feeling self-importance; prodigious; above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; (of animals) fully developed; very intense; exhibiting self-importance;adv. in a major way; on a grand scale; extremely well; in a boastful manner
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* '''[[bigger]]''' - adj. large or big relative to something else
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* '''[[bilateral]]''' - adj. having two sides or parts; affecting or undertaken by two parties; having identical parts on each side of an axis
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* '''[[bilateralism]]''' - noun the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane
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* '''[[bilaterally]]''' - adv. in a bilateral manner
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* '''[[bile]]''' - noun a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
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* '''[[bilirubin]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[bill]]''' - noun the entertainment offered at a public presentation; a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; a long-handled saw with a curved blade; a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare); an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; a statute in draft before it becomes law; a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); horny projecting mouth of a bird; a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement;an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; verb advertise especially by posters or placards; publicize or announce by placards; demand payment
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* '''[[billed]]''' - adj. having a beak or bill as specified
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* '''[[billiard]]''' - adj. of or relating to billiards
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* '''[[billiards]]''' - noun any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
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* '''[[billing]]''' - noun request for payment of a debt
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* '''[[billion]]''' - adj. denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States; denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain; noun the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros; the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; in the United Kingdom the usage followed in the United States is frequently seen; a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
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* '''[[billionth]]''' - adj. the ordinal number of one billion in counting order;noun position 1,000,000,000 in a countable series of things; one part in a billion equal parts
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* '''[[billow]]''' - noun a large sea wave; verb rise and move, as in waves or billows; rise up as if in waves; move with great difficulty; become inflated
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* '''[[binary]]''' - adj. consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) or based on two; of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base; noun a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
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* '''[[bind]]''' - noun something that hinders as if with bonds; verb 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
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* '''[[binding]]''' - adj. causing constipation; hindering freedom of movement; executed with proper legal authority; noun 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
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* '''[[binocular]]''' - adj. relating to both eyes
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* '''[[binoculars]]''' - noun an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
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* '''[[binomial]]''' - adj. relating to binomials; consisting of two names or terms; noun (mathematics) a quantity expressed as a sum or difference of two terms; a polynomial with two terms
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* '''[[biochemical]]''' - adj. of or relating to biochemistry; involving chemical processes in living organisms
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* '''[[biochemically]]''' - adv. with respect to biochemistry
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* '''[[biochemist]]''' - noun someone with special training in biochemistry
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* '''[[biochemistry]]''' - noun the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occuring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
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* '''[[biodefense]]''' - noun procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents
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* '''[[biodiversity]]''' - noun the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)
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* '''[[biogeographic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or involved with biogeography
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* '''[[biogeography]]''' - noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants
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* '''[[biographical]]''' - adj. of or relating to or being biography
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* '''[[biological]]''' - adj. of parents and children; related by blood; pertaining to biology or to life and living things
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* '''[[biologically]]''' - adv. with respect to biology
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* '''[[biologist]]''' - noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
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* '''[[biology]]''' - noun the science that studies living organisms;characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms; all the plant and animal life of a particular region
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* '''[[biomass]]''' - noun the total mass of living matter in a given unit area;plant materials and animal waste used as fuel
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* '''[[biome]]''' - noun a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
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* '''[[biomedical]]''' - adj. relating to the activities and applications of science to clinical medicine
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* '''[[biophysics]]''' - noun physics as applied to biological problems
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* '''[[bioremediation]]''' - noun the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances; the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems
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* '''[[biosphere]]''' - noun the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
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* '''[[biota]]''' - noun all the plant and animal life of a particular region
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* '''[[biotechnology]]''' - noun the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments; the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes
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* '''[[biotic]]''' - adj. of or relating to living organisms
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* '''[[bioweapon]]''' - noun any weapon usable in biological warfare
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* '''[[biradial]]''' - adj. showing both bilateral and radial symmetry
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* '''[[bird]]''' - noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings; the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food; badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers; a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt; informal terms for a (young) woman; verb watch and study birds in their natural habitat
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* '''[[birth]]''' - noun 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; verb cause_to_be_born
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* '''[[birthday]]''' - noun an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it); the date on which a person was born
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* '''[[bishop]]''' - noun (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color; port wine mulled with oranges and cloves; a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
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* '''[[bison]]''' - noun any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
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* '''[[bit]]''' - noun the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding;a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; a small fragment; an instance of some kind; a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; a small quantity; an indefinitely short time
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* '''[[bite]]''' - noun a portion removed from the whole; the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws; (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; a light informal meal; a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person; a strong odor or taste property; wit having a sharp and caustic quality; a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin; verb penetrate or cut, as with a knife; to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; deliver a sting to
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* '''[[biting]]''' - adj. causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; capable of wounding
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* '''[[bitstock]]''' - noun a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
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* '''[[bitter]]''' - adj. proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity;expressive of severe grief or regret; one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine; very difficult to accept or bear; marked by strong resentment or cynicism;causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; harsh or corrosive in tone; adv. extremely and sharply; nounthe taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth;English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft); the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste;verb make bitter
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* '''[[bitterness]]''' - noun a rough and bitter manner; the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste; the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth; a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
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* '''[[bituminous]]''' - adj. resembling or containing bitumen
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* '''[[bivalent]]''' - adj. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis; having a valence of two or having two valences
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* '''[[bivalve]]''' - adj. used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.);noun marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
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* '''[[bivalvia]]''' - noun oysters; clams; scallops; mussels
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* '''[[black]]''' - adj. marked by anger or resentment or hostility; of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; extremely dark; being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; soiled with dirt or soot; dressed in black; (of coffee) without cream or sugar; (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin;stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable;(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; offering little or no hope; (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; harshly ironic or sinister; distributed or sold illicitly; noun black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); (board games) the darker pieces; the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white); a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa); popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928); British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799); total absence of light; verb make or become black
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* '''[[black-and-white]]''' - adj. not having or not capable of producing colors; of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories; lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black;having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
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* '''[[blackboard]]''' - noun sheet of slate; for writing with chalk
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* '''[[blackburn]]''' - noun black-and-white North American wood warbler having an orange-and-black head and throat
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* '''[[blackface]]''' - noun the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro
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* '''[[blackish]]''' - adj. of something that is somewhat black
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* '''[[blacktop]]''' - noun a black bituminous material used for paving roads or other areas; usually spread over crushed rock; verb coat with blacktop
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* '''[[bladder]]''' - noun a bag that fills with air; a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
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* '''[[bladderlike]]''' - adj. resembling a bladder
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* '''[[blade]]''' - noun the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge; flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water; the part of the skate that slides on the ice; a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue); a cut of beef from the shoulder blade; something long and thin resembling a blade of grass; a dashing young man; especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole; a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
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* '''[[bladelike]]''' - adj. shaped like a sword blade
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* '''[[blame]]''' - adj. expletives used informally as intensifiers; noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed; verb attribute responsibility to; put or pin the blame on; harass with constant criticism
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* '''[[blank]]''' - adj. void of expression; (of a surface) not written or printed on; not charged with a bullet; noun a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet; a piece of material ready to be made into something; a substitute for a taboo word; a blank gap or missing part; a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; verb keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning
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* '''[[blanket]]''' - adj. broad in scope or content; noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor; anything that covers; verb cover as if with a blanket; form a blanket-like cover (over)
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* '''[[blasting]]''' - adj. causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin; unpleasantly loud and penetrating
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* '''[[blastocyst]]''' - noun the blastula of mammals
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* '''[[blastopore]]''' - noun the opening into the archenteron
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* '''[[blastula]]''' - noun early stage of an embryo produced by cleavage of an ovum; a liquid-filled sphere whose wall is composed of a single layer of cells; during this stage (about eight days after fertilization) implantation in the wall of the uterus occurs
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* '''[[blatant]]''' - adj. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
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* '''[[blazing]]''' - adj. shining intensely; lighted up by or as by fire or flame;without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; noun a strong flame that burns brightly
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* '''[[bleach]]''' - noun the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent); the whiteness that results from removing the color from something; an agent that makes things white or colorless; verb make whiter or lighter; remove color from
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* '''[[bleached]]''' - adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; (used of color) artificially produced; not natural
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* '''[[bleeding]]''' - noun flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels
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* '''[[blemish]]''' - noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); verb mar or impair with a flaw; add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective; mar or spoil the appearance of
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* '''[[blend]]''' - noun the act of blending components together thoroughly; a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; an occurrence of thorough mixing; verb mix together different elements; combine into one; blend or harmonize
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* '''[[blended]]''' - adj. combined or mixed together so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable
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* '''[[blender]]''' - noun an electrically powered mixer with whirling blades that mix or chop or liquefy foods
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* '''[[blending]]''' - adj. combining or mixing; noun the act of blending components together thoroughly; a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
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* '''[[bless]]''' - verb give a benediction to; make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate; confer prosperity or happiness on; render holy by means of religious rites
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* '''[[blessed]]''' - adj. highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace);having good fortune bestowed or conferred upon; sometimes used as in combination; characterized by happiness and good fortune;enjoying the bliss of heaven; worthy of worship; expletives used informally as intensifiers; Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
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* '''[[blessing]]''' - noun the act of praying for divine protection; the formal act of approving; a desirable state; a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection; a short prayer of thanks before a meal
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* '''[[blight]]''' - noun any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting;a state or condition being blighted; verb cause to suffer a blight
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* '''[[blighted]]''' - adj. affected by blight--anything that mars or events growth or prosperity
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* '''[[blimp]]''' - noun a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon; any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)
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* '''[[blind]]''' - adj. unable or unwilling to perceive or understand; not based on reason or evidence; unable to see; noun something that keeps things out or hinders sight; a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters); people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group; something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; verb make dim by comparison or conceal; make blind by putting the eyes out; render unable to see
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* '''[[blindness]]''' - noun the state of being blind or lacking sight
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* '''[[block]]''' - noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[blockage]]''' - noun the act of blocking; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; the state or condition of being obstructed
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* '''[[blocked]]''' - adj. completely obstructed or closed off; closed to traffic
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* '''[[blocking]]''' - noun the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
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* '''[[blood]]''' - noun 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; verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
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* '''[[bloodline]]''' - noun ancestry of a purebred animal; the descendants of one individual
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* '''[[bloodshed]]''' - noun the shedding of blood resulting in murder;indiscriminate slaughter
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* '''[[bloodstream]]''' - noun the blood flowing through the circulatory system
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* '''[[bloodsucking]]''' - adj. drawing blood from the body of another; of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
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* '''[[bloom]]''' - noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health; the best time of youth; a powdery deposit on a surface; reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts; the organic process of bearing flowers; the period of greatest prosperity or productivity; verbproduce or yield flowers
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* '''[[bloomsbury]]''' - noun a city district of central London laid out in garden squares
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* '''[[blow]]''' - noun forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; an impact (as from a collision); street names for cocaine; an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating; a strong current of air;verb exhale hard; free of obstruction by blowing air through; burst suddenly; shape by blowing; allow to regain its breath; cause to be revealed and jeopardized; lay eggs; spout moist air from the blowhole; cause to move by means of an air current; cause air to go in, on, or through; play or sound a wind instrument; make a sound as if blown; sound by having air expelled through a tube; spend lavishly or wastefully on; be blowing or storming; melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; show off; leave; informal or rude; be in motion due to some air or water current; provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation; spend thoughtlessly; throw away; make a mess of, destroy or ruin
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* '''[[blowfly]]''' - noun large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds
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* '''[[blowhole]]''' - noun the spiracle of a cetacean located far back on the skull; a hole for the escape of gas or air
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* '''[[blowing]]''' - noun processing that involves blowing a gas
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* '''[[blown]]''' - adj. breathing laboriously or convulsively; being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor; (of glass) formed by forcing air into a molten ball
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* '''[[blubber]]''' - noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil; excess bodily weight; verb utter while crying; cry or whine with snuffling
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* '''[[bludgeon]]''' - noun a club used as a weapon; verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; strike with a club or a bludgeon
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* '''[[blue]]''' - adj. causing dejection; of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; low in spirits; morally rigorous and strict; used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms);suggestive of sexual impropriety; characterized by profanity or cursing; belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy;noun any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae;blue clothing; blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic; the sky as viewed during daylight; used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge; verb turn blue
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* '''[[blue-black]]''' - adj. of black tinged with blue
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* '''[[blue-eyed]]''' - adj. having blue eyes; favorite
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* '''[[blue-green]]''' - adj. of a bluish shade of green
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* '''[[blue-violet]]''' - adj. of violet tinted with blue
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* '''[[blueprint]]''' - noun photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.; something intended as a guide for making something else; verbmake a blueprint of
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* '''[[blues]]''' - noun a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes; a state of depression
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* '''[[bluish]]''' - adj. of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
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* '''[[bluish-white]]''' - adj. of white tinged with blue
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* '''[[blunder]]''' - noun an embarrassing mistake; verb utter impulsively;make one's way clumsily or blindly; commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
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* '''[[blunt]]''' - adj. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment;characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; having a broad or rounded end; verb make less sharp; make less intense; make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; make dull or blunt; make numb or insensitive
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* '''[[blunted]]''' - adj. made dull or blunt
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* '''[[bluntly]]''' - adv. in a blunt direct manner
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* '''[[blur]]''' - noun a hazy or indistinct representation; verb become vague or indistinct; make dim or indistinct; to make less distinct or clear;make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; make a smudge on; soil by smudging; become glassy; lose clear vision
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* '''[[blurred]]''' - adj. unclear in form or expression; indistinct or hazy in outline
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* '''[[boa]]''' - noun any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs; a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
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* '''[[board]]''' - noun a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose;a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; food or meals in general; a committee having supervisory powers; a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes; a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities; electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; a table at which meals are served; a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view; verbprovide food and lodging (for); lodge and take meals (at); get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.); live and take one's meals at or in
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* '''[[boarding]]''' - noun the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft; a structure of boards
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* '''[[boards]]''' - noun the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink; the stage of a theater
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* '''[[boastful]]''' - adj. exhibiting self-importance
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* '''[[boat]]''' - noun a small vessel for travel on water; a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce; verb ride in a boat on water
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* '''[[boat-shaped]]''' - adj. having a concave shape like a boat
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* '''[[bob]]''' - noun a short abrupt inclination (as of the head); a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line; a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string; a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around; a short or shortened tail of certain animals; a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism; a former monetary unit in Great Britain; verbcut hair in the style of a bob; move up and down repeatedly; make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect;remove or shorten the tail of an animal; ride a bobsled
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* '''[[bobbin]]''' - noun a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
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* '''[[bobsled]]''' - noun a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism; formerly two short sleds coupled together; verbride a bobsled
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* '''[[bodega]]''' - noun a small Hispanic shop selling wine and groceries
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* '''[[bodice]]''' - noun part of a dress above the waist
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* '''[[bodily]]''' - adj. 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; adv. in bodily form
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* '''[[bodoni]]''' - noun Italian printer who designed the Bodoni font (1740-1813); a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
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* '''[[body]]''' - noun 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; verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
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* '''[[body-build]]''' - noun constitution of the human body
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* '''[[bodyguard]]''' - noun someone who escorts and protects a prominent person; a group of men who escort and protect some important person
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* '''[[bog]]''' - noun wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel; verb get stuck while doing something; cause to slow down or get stuck
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* '''[[bohemia]]''' - noun a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style; a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
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* '''[[bohemian]]''' - adj. unconventional in especially appearance and behavior; of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people; noun a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life; a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic; a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
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* '''[[boil]]''' - noun a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus; the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; verb cook in boiling liquid; bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; be in an agitated emotional state; be agitated
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* '''[[boiled]]''' - adj. cooked in hot water
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* '''[[boiler]]''' - noun sealed vessel where water is converted to steam; a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
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* '''[[boiling]]''' - adv. extremely; noun cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil; the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
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* '''[[bold]]''' - adj. fearless and daring; clear and distinct; very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; noun a typeface with thick heavy lines
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* '''[[boldness]]''' - noun the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly;impudent aggressiveness; the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
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* '''[[bole]]''' - noun a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa; a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment); the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
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* '''[[boleyn]]''' - noun the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I; was executed on a charge of adultery (1507-1536)
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* '''[[bolivar]]''' - noun Venezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule; founded Bolivia in 1825 (1783-1830); the basic unit of money in Venezuela; equal to 100 centimos
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* '''[[bolivia]]''' - noun a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded; a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
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* '''[[boll]]''' - noun German novelist and writer of short stories (1917-1985);the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
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* '''[[bolster]]''' - noun a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows; verb support and strengthen; prop up with a pillow or bolster; add padding to
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* '''[[bolt]]''' - adv. in a rigid manner; directly; noun a sudden abandonment (as from a political party); a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener; the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key;a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech; a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length; the act of moving with great haste; a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder; verb make or roll into bolts; swallow hastily; secure or lock with a bolt; move or jump suddenly; eat hastily without proper chewing; leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
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* '''[[bolus]]''' - noun a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine; a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
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* '''[[bomb]]''' - noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions; strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion;an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; verb throw bombs at or attack with bombs; fail to get a passing grade
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* '''[[bombard]]''' - noun a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family; verb address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; throw bombs at or attack with bombs; cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
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* '''[[bombing]]''' - noun an attack by dropping bombs; the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists
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* '''[[bond]]''' - adj. held in slavery; noun 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; verbbring together in a common cause or emotion; issue bonds on; stick to firmly; create social or emotional ties
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* '''[[bonded]]''' - adj. secured by written agreement
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* '''[[bonding]]''' - noun fastening firmly together; (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel; a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
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* '''[[bondsman]]''' - noun someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else; a male slave; a male bound to serve without wages
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* '''[[bone]]''' - adj. consisting of or made up of bone; noun 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; verb remove the bones from; study intensively, as before an exam
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* '''[[bonelike]]''' - adj. resembling bone
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* '''[[bones]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[boney]]''' - adj. having bones especially many or prominent bones;being very thin
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* '''[[bonobo]]''' - noun small chimpanzee of swamp forests in Zaire; a threatened species
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* '''[[bony]]''' - adj. having bones especially many or prominent bones; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; composed of or containing bone
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* '''[[book]]''' - noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; a major division of a long written composition; a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game; the sacred writings of the Christian religions; the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina; a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance; a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; verb engage for a performance; record a charge in a police register; register in a hotel booker; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
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* '''[[booker]]''' - noun someone who engages a person or company for performances
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* '''[[booklet]]''' - noun a small book usually having a paper cover
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* '''[[boom]]''' - noun any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring;a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set; a deep prolonged loud noise; a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); a state of economic prosperity; verb grow stronger; make a deep hollow sound; make a resonant sound, like artillery; hit hard; be the case that thunder is being heard
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* '''[[boost]]''' - noun the act of giving hope or support to someone; the act of giving a push; an increase in cost; verb give a boost to; be beneficial to; increase or raise; push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; increase; contribute to the progress or growth of
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* '''[[booster]]''' - noun an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective; the first stage of a multistage rocket; an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal; a thief who steals goods that are in a store; someone who is an active supporter and advocate; a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
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* '''[[boot]]''' - noun a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed; footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg; British term for the luggage compartment in a car; an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg;protective casing for something that resembles a leg; the act of delivering a blow with the foot; the swift release of a store of affective force; verb cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; kick; give a boot to
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* '''[[booth]]''' - noun small area set off by walls for special use; a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment; a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches; United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
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* '''[[booty]]''' - noun goods or money obtained illegally
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* '''[[border]]''' - noun a strip forming the outer edge of something; a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge; a line that indicates a boundary; the boundary of a surface; the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary; verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; provide with a border or edge; extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; enclose in or as if in a frame; form the boundary of; be contiguous to
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* '''[[bordered]]''' - adj. having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term
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* '''[[bore]]''' - noun 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); verbmake a hole with a pointed power or hand tool; cause to be bored
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* '''[[boreal]]''' - adj. comprising or throughout far northern regions; toward or located in the north; relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind
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* '''[[bored]]''' - adj. tired of the world; uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
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* '''[[boredom]]''' - noun the feeling of being bored by something tedious
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* '''[[borer]]''' - noun any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood; a drill for penetrating rock
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* '''[[boring]]''' - adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness;noun the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum; the act of drilling
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* '''[[born]]''' - adj. brought into existence; being talented through inherited qualities; noun British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
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* '''[[borneo]]''' - noun 3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago
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* '''[[boron]]''' - noun a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
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* '''[[borough]]''' - noun an English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament; one of the administrative divisions of a large city
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* '''[[borrow]]''' - verb get temporarily; take up and practice as one's own
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* '''[[borrowing]]''' - noun the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; obtaining funds from a lender
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* '''[[bos]]''' - noun wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
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* '''[[boston]]''' - noun state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
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* '''[[bot]]''' - noun botfly larva; typically develops inside the body of a horse or sheep or human
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* '''[[botanical]]''' - adj. of or relating to plants or botany; noun a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
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* '''[[botanist]]''' - noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
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* '''[[botany]]''' - noun the branch of biology that studies plants; all the plant life in a particular region or period
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* '''[[botfly]]''' - noun stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals
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* '''[[both]]''' - adj. (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
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* '''[[bothered]]''' - adj. caused to show discomposure
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* '''[[bothersome]]''' - adj. causing irritation or annoyance
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* '''[[botticelli]]''' - noun Italian painter of mythological and religious paintings (1444-1510)
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* '''[[bottle]]''' - noun a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped; a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula; used as a substitute for breast feeding infants and very young children; the quantity contained in a bottle; verb put into bottles; store (liquids or gases) in bottles
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* '''[[bottleneck]]''' - noun the narrow part of a bottle near the top; a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel; verb become narrow, like a bottleneck; slow down or impede by creating an obstruction
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* '''[[bottom]]''' - adj. the lowest rank; situated at the bottom or lowest position; noun a cargo ship; the lower side of anything; the lowest part of anything; the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; a depression forming the ground under a body of water; low-lying alluvial land near a river; verb strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom; provide with a bottom or a seat; come to understand
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* '''[[botulin]]''' - noun potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon
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* '''[[botulinum]]''' - noun anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
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* '''[[botulism]]''' - noun food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly
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* '''[[bough]]''' - noun any of the larger branches of a tree
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* '''[[boulder]]''' - noun a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town; a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
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* '''[[bounce]]''' - noun the quality of a substance that is able to rebound;rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts); a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards; verb hit something so that it bounces; eject from the premises; spring back; spring away from an impact; move up and down repeatedly; leap suddenly;refuse to accept and send back; come back after being refused
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* '''[[bouncing]]''' - adj. marked by lively action; vigorously healthy; nounrebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
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* '''[[bound]]''' - adj. 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; noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[boundary]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[bounded]]''' - adj. having the limits or boundaries established
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* '''[[bounds]]''' - noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
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* '''[[bouquet]]''' - noun an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present; a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
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* '''[[bovidae]]''' - noun true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
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* '''[[bovine]]''' - adj. dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox; of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle); noun any of various members of the genus Bos
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* '''[[bow]]''' - noun a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments; a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument; curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows; front part of a vessel or aircraft; a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces; a decorative interlacing of ribbons; an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience; bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame; something curved in shape;verb bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; play on a string instrument; bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; submit or yield to another's wish or opinion;bend one's back forward from the waist on down
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* '''[[bowed]]''' - adj. showing an excessively deferential manner; of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow; have legs that curve outward at the knees; used especially of the head or upper back; forming or resembling an arch
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* '''[[bowel]]''' - noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
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* '''[[bowels]]''' - noun the center of the Earth
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* '''[[bowl]]''' - noun a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods; a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food; a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco; a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling; the quantity contained in a bowl; a concave shape with an open top; a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling; a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments; verb engage in the sport of bowling; roll (a ball)
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* '''[[bowl-shaped]]''' - adj. having a concave shape with an open top like a bowl
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* '''[[bowler]]''' - noun a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins; a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket; a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
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* '''[[bowling]]''' - noun the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc;(cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman; a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
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* '''[[box]]''' - noun a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; the driver's seat on a coach; any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned; evergreen shrubs or small trees; the quantity contained in a box; a rectangular drawing; a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible;verb engage in a boxing match; hit with the fist; put into a box
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* '''[[boxed]]''' - adj. enclosed in or set off by a border or box; enclosed in or as if in a box
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* '''[[boxer]]''' - noun a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany;someone who fights with his fists for sport; a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China; a workman employed to pack things into containers
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* '''[[boxing]]''' - noun fighting with the fists; the enclosure of something in a package or box
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* '''[[boy]]''' - noun (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man; a friendly informal reference to a grown man; a youthful male person; a male human offspring
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* '''[[boyfriend]]''' - noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
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* '''[[br]]''' - noun a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s; wants to separate Italy from NATO and advocates violence in the service of class warfare and revolution; mostly inactive since 1989; a nonmetallic largely pentavalent heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water
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* '''[[brace]]''' - noun a structural member used to stiffen a framework; a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring; an appliance that corrects dental irregularities;a support that steadies or strengthens something else; elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural); a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it; either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material; a set of two similar things considered as a unit; two items of the same kind; verb support by bracing; support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult; cause to be alert and energetic
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* '''[[bracelet]]''' - noun jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration; a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist
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* '''[[braces]]''' - noun an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
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* '''[[brachiation]]''' - noun swinging by the arms from branch to branch
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* '''[[bracket]]''' - noun an L-shaped support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf); either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material; either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material; a category falling within certain defined limits; verb classify or group; place into brackets; support with brackets
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* '''[[brackish]]''' - adj. slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water); distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
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* '''[[bract]]''' - noun a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
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* '''[[braid]]''' - noun trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains; a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair; verb form or weave into a braid or braids; decorate with braids or ribbons; make by braiding or interlacing
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* '''[[braiding]]''' - noun trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
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* '''[[brain]]''' - noun 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; verb kill by smashing someone's skull; hit on the head
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* '''[[braincase]]''' - noun the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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* '''[[brainstem]]''' - noun the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
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* '''[[braised]]''' - adj. cooked by browning in fat and then simmering in a closed container
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* '''[[brake]]''' - noun a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle; an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant; any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants; large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan; verb cause to stop by applying the brakes; stop travelling by applying a brake
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* '''[[branch]]''' - noun 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; verb divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
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* '''[[branch-like]]''' - adj. resembling branches
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* '''[[branched]]''' - adj. having branches; resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
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* '''[[branching]]''' - adj. resembling the branches of a tree; having branches; noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
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* '''[[brand]]''' - noun a recognizable kind; identification mark on skin, made by burning; a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning; a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard; a symbol of disgrace or infamy; a name given to a product or service; verb burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals; mark or expose as infamous; to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
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* '''[[branding]]''' - noun the act of stigmatizing
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* '''[[brass]]''' - noun a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece; a memorial made of brass; an ornament or utensil made of brass; an alloy of copper and zinc; impudent aggressiveness; the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something;the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
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* '''[[brassica]]''' - noun mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
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* '''[[brassiere]]''' - noun an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
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* '''[[bravery]]''' - noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear; feeling no fear
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* '''[[brazil]]''' - noun the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter;three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
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* '''[[brazilian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Brazil or the people of Brazil; noun a native or inhabitant of Brazil
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* '''[[bread]]''' - noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked; informal terms for money; verb cover with bread crumbs
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* '''[[breadfruit]]''' - noun a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts; native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
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* '''[[breadth]]''' - noun the capacity to understand a broad range of topics;the extent of something from side to side
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* '''[[break]]''' - noun an escape from jail; a sudden dash; an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool; an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); an unexpected piece of good luck; the occurrence of breaking; any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; the act of breaking something; a pause from doing something (as work); a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; breaking of hard tissue such as bone; a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something; verb weaken or destroy in spirit or body; diminish or discontinue abruptly; fall sharply; be broken in; crack; of the male voice in puberty; render inoperable or ineffective; become separated into pieces or fragments; destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; happen; prevent completion; change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; come into being; find the solution or key to; find a flaw in;undergo breaking; interrupt the flow of current in; be released or become known; of news; pierce or penetrate; become punctured or penetrated; break a piece from a whole; go to pieces; ruin completely; separate from a clinch, in boxing; make the opening shot that scatters the balls; destroy the completeness of a set of related items; exchange for smaller units of money; force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; emerge from the surface of a body of water; scatter or part; make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; move away or escape suddenly; change directions suddenly; invalidate by judicial action;interrupt a continued activity; cause the failure or ruin of; happen or take place; come forth or begin from a state of latency; give up;cause to give up a habit; vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity;come to an end; fracture a bone of; make submissive, obedient, or useful; become fractured; break or crack on the surface only;terminate; lessen in force or effect; stop operating or functioning;cease an action temporarily; make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; surpass in excellence; do a break dance; break down, literally or metaphorically; reduce to bankruptcy; assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
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* '''[[breakage]]''' - noun the act of breaking something; reimbursement for goods damaged while in transit or in use; the quantity broken
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* '''[[breakdown]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[breakers]]''' - noun waves breaking on the shore
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* '''[[breakfast]]''' - noun the first meal of the day (usually in the morning);verb eat an early morning meal; provide breakfast for
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* '''[[breaking]]''' - adj. (of waves) curling over and crashing into surf or spray; noun the act of breaking something
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* '''[[breakthrough]]''' - noun making an important discovery; a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense; a productive insight
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* '''[[breakup]]''' - noun the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations); coming apart
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* '''[[breast]]''' - noun the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman; meat carved from the breast of a fowl;verb reach the summit; meet at breast level; confront bodily
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* '''[[breastbone]]''' - noun the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
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* '''[[breastplate]]''' - noun armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
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* '''[[breath]]''' - noun the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; a slight movement of the air; the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; a short respite; an indirect suggestion
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* '''[[breathe]]''' - verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; manifest or evince; utter or tell; impart as if by breathing;be alive; allow the passage of air through; expel (gases or odors);take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
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* '''[[breathed]]''' - adj. uttered without voice
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* '''[[breathing]]''' - adj. passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination; noun the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
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* '''[[breathlessness]]''' - noun a dyspneic condition
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* '''[[breed]]''' - noun a lineage or race of people; a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; a special lineage; half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and American Indian parents); verb have young (animals); cause to procreate (animals); copulate with a female, used especially of horses; call forth
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* '''[[breeding]]''' - adj. producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; noun the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization; helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression; the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring; the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
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* '''[[breeze]]''' - noun a slight wind (usually refreshing); any undertaking that is easy to do; verb to proceed quickly and easily; blow gently and lightly
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* '''[[brevity]]''' - noun the attribute of being brief or fleeting; the use of brief expressions
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* '''[[brew]]''' - noun drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling; verb sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor; prepare by brewing
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* '''[[brewer]]''' - noun the owner or manager of a brewery; someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
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* '''[[brewery]]''' - noun a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation
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* '''[[brewing]]''' - noun the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast
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* '''[[brick]]''' - noun rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material; a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy
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* '''[[bride]]''' - noun a woman who has recently been married; a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony; Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
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* '''[[bridge]]''' - noun 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; verb make a bridge across; cross over on a bridge;connect or reduce the distance between
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* '''[[bridges]]''' - noun United States labor leader who organized the longshoremen (1901-1990)
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* '''[[brief]]''' - adj. concise and succinct; of short duration or distance; (of clothing) very short; noun a condensed written summary or abstract;a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case;verb give essential information to someone
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* '''[[briefly]]''' - adv. for a short time; in a concise manner; in a few words
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* '''[[brigade]]''' - noun army unit smaller than a division; verb form or unite into a brigade
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* '''[[bright]]''' - adj. 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; adv. with brightness
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* '''[[brightly]]''' - adv. with brightness
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* '''[[brightness]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[brilliance]]''' - noun unusual mental ability; the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; great brightness
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* '''[[brilliant]]''' - adj. full of light; shining intensely; characterized by grandeur; of surpassing excellence; having striking color; having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; clear and sharp and ringing
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* '''[[brilliantly]]''' - adv. in an extremely intelligent way; with brightness
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* '''[[brim]]''' - noun a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat; the top edge of a vessel or other container; verb fill as much as possible; be completely full
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* '''[[brimming]]''' - adj. filled to capacity
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* '''[[brine]]''' - noun a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling;water containing salts; verb soak in brine
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* '''[[bring]]''' - verb bring into a different state; induce or persuade; go or come after and bring or take back; be accompanied by; cause to come into a particular state or condition; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; attract the attention of; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; advance or set forth in court; be sold for a certain price; bestow a quality on
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* '''[[bringing]]''' - noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
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* '''[[brink]]''' - noun the edge of a steep place; a region marking a boundary; the limit beyond which something happens or changes
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* '''[[brisk]]''' - adj. very active; quick and energetic; imparting vitality and energy; verb become brisk
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* '''[[bristle]]''' - noun a stiff hair; a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic; verb react in an offended or angry manner; rise up as in fear; be in a state of movement or action
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* '''[[bristlelike]]''' - adj. resembling a bristle
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* '''[[britain]]''' - noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
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* '''[[british]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture; noun the people of Great Britain
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* '''[[brittle]]''' - adj. having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured; lacking warmth and generosity of spirit;noun caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
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* '''[[brno]]''' - noun an industrial city in Moravia in Czech Republic southeast of Prague
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* '''[[broad]]''' - adj. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; lacking subtlety; obvious; not detailed or specific; being at a peak or culminating point; (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; very large in expanse or scope; broad in scope or content; having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; noun slang term for a woman
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* '''[[broad-leafed]]''' - adj. having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves
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* '''[[broad-leaved]]''' - adj. having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves
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* '''[[broad-mindedness]]''' - noun an inclination to tolerate or overlook opposing or shocking opinions or behavior
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* '''[[broadcast]]''' - noun message that is transmitted by radio or television;a radio or television show; verb sow over a wide area, especially by hand; cause to become widely known; broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
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* '''[[broadcasting]]''' - noun taking part in a radio or tv program; a medium that disseminates via telecommunications
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* '''[[broaden]]''' - verb become broader; make broader; vary in order to spread risk or to expand; extend in scope or range or area
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* '''[[broadly]]''' - adv. without regard to specific details or exceptions; in a wide fashion
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* '''[[broadway]]''' - noun a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
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* '''[[broccoli]]''' - noun branched green undeveloped flower heads; plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds
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* '''[[broke]]''' - adj. lacking funds
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* '''[[broken]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[broken-down]]''' - adj. not in working order; in deplorable condition
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* '''[[broker]]''' - noun a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission; verb act as a broker
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* '''[[brokerage]]''' - noun the business of a broker; charges a fee to arrange a contract between two parties; a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller; place where a broker conducts his business
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* '''[[bronchial]]''' - adj. relating to or associated with the bronchi
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* '''[[bronchiole]]''' - noun any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli
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* '''[[bronchitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
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* '''[[bronchodilator]]''' - noun a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
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* '''[[bronchus]]''' - noun either of the two main branches of the trachea
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* '''[[brood]]''' - noun the young of an animal cared for at one time; verb sit on (eggs); think moodily or anxiously about something; hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; be in a huff; be silent or sullen; be in a huff and display one's displeasure
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* '''[[brooding]]''' - adj. persistently or morbidly thoughtful; noun sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body; persistent morbid meditation on a problem
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* '''[[broom]]''' - noun a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle; any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers; common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere; verb finish with a broom; sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
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* '''[[brother]]''' - noun a male with the same parents as someone else;(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group); used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
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* '''[[brown]]''' - adj. (of skin) deeply suntanned; of a color similar to that of wood or earth; noun an orange of low brightness and saturation;abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858); Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858); a university in Rhode Island; verb fry in a pan until it changes color
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* '''[[browning]]''' - noun English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861); English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889); United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926); cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill
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* '''[[brownish]]''' - adj. of a color similar to that of wood or earth
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* '''[[brownish-yellow]]''' - adj. of a medium to dark brownish yellow color
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* '''[[browse]]''' - noun the act of feeding by continual nibbling; reading superficially or at random; verb eat lightly, try different dishes; look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; feed as in a meadow or pasture; shop around; not necessarily buying
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* '''[[browser]]''' - noun a program used to view HTML documents; a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular
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* '''[[browsing]]''' - noun the act of feeding by continual nibbling; reading superficially or at random
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* '''[[bruce]]''' - noun King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329); Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
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* '''[[brucellosis]]''' - noun infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache; an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
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* '''[[bruise]]''' - noun an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration; verb damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; break up into small pieces for food preparation; injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; hurt the feelings of
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* '''[[brunet]]''' - adj. marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; noun a person with dark (brown) hair
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* '''[[brush]]''' - noun contact with something dangerous or undesirable; the act of brushing your hair; the act of brushing your teeth; a minor short-term fight; an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle; conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor; momentary contact; a dense growth of bushes; verb remove with or as if with a brush; touch lightly and briefly; rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; clean with a brush;cover by brushing; sweep across or over
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* '''[[brushing]]''' - noun the act of brushing your hair; the act of brushing your teeth
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* '''[[brutal]]''' - adj. (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain;(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
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* '''[[brutally]]''' - adv. in a vicious manner
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* '''[[bryophyta]]''' - noun a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
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* '''[[bryophyte]]''' - noun any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta
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* '''[[bryopsida]]''' - noun true mosses: bryophytes having leafy rather than thalloid gametophytes: comprises orders Andreaeales; Bryales; Dicranales; Eubryales; Sphagnales
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* '''[[bubble]]''' - noun 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; verb form, produce, or emit bubbles; expel gas from the stomach; flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
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* '''[[bubbling]]''' - adj. covered with or resembling small bubbles as from being agitated by beating or heating; marked by high spirits or excitement; emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
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* '''[[bubonic]]''' - adj. of or evidencing buboes
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* '''[[buccaneer]]''' - noun someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation; verb live like a buccaneer
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* '''[[bucket]]''' - noun a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top; the quantity contained in a bucket; verb carry in a bucket; put into a bucket
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* '''[[buckthorn]]''' - noun any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia; a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments; an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
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* '''[[buckwheat]]''' - noun grain ground into flour; a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
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* '''[[bud]]''' - noun a partially opened flower; a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals; verb start to grow or develop; develop buds
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* '''[[buddha]]''' - noun founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC); one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
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* '''[[buddhism]]''' - noun the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth; a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
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* '''[[buddhist]]''' - adj. of or relating to or supporting Buddhism; noun one who follows the teachings of Buddha
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* '''[[budding]]''' - adj. beginning to develop; noun reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
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* '''[[buff]]''' - adj. of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather; noun an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring); bare skin; naked; a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen; a medium to dark tan color; an ardent follower and admirer; verb polish and make shiny;strike, beat repeatedly
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* '''[[buffalo]]''' - noun meat from an American bison; a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls); any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo;large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains; verbintimidate or overawe
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* '''[[buffer]]''' - noun a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact; a power tool used to buff surfaces; (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system; an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH; an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring); an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track; verb add a buffer (a solution); protect from impact
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* '''[[buffoon]]''' - noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior;a rude or vulgar fool
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* '''[[bug]]''' - noun general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate; a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly; a fault or defect in a system or machine; a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use; insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis; verbannoy persistently; tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
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* '''[[bugle]]''' - noun a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares; a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration; any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover; verb play on a bugle
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* '''[[build]]''' - noun constitution of the human body; alternative names for the body of a human being; verb develop and grow; improve the cleansing action of; found or ground; build or establish something abstract; be engaged in building; give form to, according to a plan;order, supervise, or finance the construction of; form or accumulate steadily; bolster or strengthen; make by combining materials and parts
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* '''[[building]]''' - noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; the occupants of a building;the act of constructing something; the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
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* '''[[buildup]]''' - noun the act of building up an accumulation; highly favorable publicity and praise; the result of the process of accumulation
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* '''[[built]]''' - adj. (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
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* '''[[bulb]]''' - noun 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)
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* '''[[bulbous]]''' - adj. curving outward; shaped like a bulb
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* '''[[bulge]]''' - noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; verb cause to bulge or swell outwards; swell or protrude outwards; bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge; bulge outward
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* '''[[bulging]]''' - adj. curving or bulging outward; curving outward
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* '''[[bulk]]''' - noun 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;verb stick out or up; cause to bulge or swell outwards
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* '''[[bulky]]''' - adj. of large size for its weight
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* '''[[bull]]''' - noun a serious and ludicrous blunder; mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle; uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle; a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla); a large and strong and heavyset man; an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman; obscene words for unacceptable behavior; the center of a target; the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20;(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus; verbadvance in price; try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying; push or force; talk through one's hat
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* '''[[bullet]]''' - noun a projectile that is fired from a gun; (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; a high-speed passenger train
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* '''[[bullfrog]]''' - noun largest North American frog; highly aquatic with a deep-pitched voice
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* '''[[bully]]''' - adj. very good; noun a cruel and brutal fellow; verbdiscourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate; be bossy towards
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* '''[[bumelia]]''' - noun deciduous or evergreen American shrubs small trees having very hard wood and milky latex
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* '''[[bunch]]''' - noun any collection in its entirety; a grouping of a number of similar things; an informal body of friends; verb gather or cause to gather into a cluster; form into a bunch
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* '''[[bundle]]''' - noun 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); verb 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
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* '''[[bunghole]]''' - noun a hole in a barrel or cask; used to fill or empty it
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* '''[[bunker]]''' - noun a hazard on a golf course; a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground; a large container for storing fuel;verb hit a golf ball into a bunker; transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse; fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil
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* '''[[buoy]]''' - noun bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards; verb mark with a buoy; keep afloat; float on the surface of water
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* '''[[buoyancy]]''' - noun the tendency to float in water or other liquid;cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface; irrepressible liveliness and good spirit; the property of something weightless and insubstantial
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* '''[[buoyant]]''' - adj. characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness;tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
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* '''[[burden]]''' - noun an onerous or difficult concern; the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse; weight to be borne or conveyed; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work; verb weight down with a load; impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
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* '''[[burdened]]''' - adj. bearing a physically heavy weight or load; bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities
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* '''[[burdensome]]''' - adj. not easily borne; wearing
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* '''[[bureau]]''' - noun furniture with drawers for keeping clothes; an administrative unit of government
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* '''[[burial]]''' - noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave; concealing something under the ground
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* '''[[buried]]''' - adj. placed in a grave
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* '''[[burma]]''' - noun a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal
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* '''[[burmese]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Myanmar or its people; noun the official language of Burma; a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
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* '''[[burn]]''' - noun damage inflicted by fire; a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body); an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation; pain that feels hot as if it were on fire; a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun; verb burn with heat, fire, or radiation; undergo combustion; cause to undergo combustion; destroy by fire; feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; feel hot or painful;spend (significant amounts of money); burn at the stake; cause to burn or combust; shine intensely, as if with heat; get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun; burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; use up (energy); create by duplicating data; cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
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* '''[[burned]]''' - adj. ruined by overcooking; destroyed or badly damaged by fire; injured by intense heat (as of fire or the sun); treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point;having undergone oxidation; hardened by subjecting to intense heat
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* '''[[burner]]''' - noun an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse); the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking
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* '''[[burning]]''' - adj. consuming fuel; used in combination; intensely hot; of immediate import; producing or having a painfully hot sensation;lighted up by or as by fire or flame; characterized by intense emotion; noun the act of burning something; a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin; execution by fire; execution by electricity; a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light; pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
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* '''[[burns]]''' - noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796); United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
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* '''[[burnt]]''' - adj. ruined by overcooking; destroyed or badly damaged by fire; hardened by subjecting to intense heat; treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; having undergone oxidation
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* '''[[burst]]''' - adj. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst'); noun a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); the act of exploding or bursting something; rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; a sudden violent happening; verb break open or apart suddenly; break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; emerge suddenly; move suddenly, energetically, or violently; burst outward, usually with noise; force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; cause to burst; be in a state of movement or action
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* '''[[bury]]''' - verb place in the earth and cover with soil; embed deeply;cover from sight; place in a grave or tomb; dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
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* '''[[burying]]''' - noun concealing something under the ground
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* '''[[bus]]''' - noun a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; a car that is old and unreliable; an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar; verb remove used dishes from the table in restaurants; ride in a bus; send or move around by bus
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* '''[[bush]]''' - adj. not of the highest quality or sophistication; noun a large wilderness area; vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924); United States electrical engineer who designed an early analogue computer and who led the scientific program of the United States during World War II (1890-1974); 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946); hair growing in the pubic area; dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes; a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches; verb provide with a bushing
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* '''[[bushing]]''' - noun a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction; an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass
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* '''[[bushy]]''' - adj. resembling a bush in being thickly branched and spreading; used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
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* '''[[business]]''' - noun incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; the volume of commercial activity; a rightful concern or responsibility; an immediate objective; business concerns collectively; a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; customers collectively
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* '''[[businessman]]''' - noun a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
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* '''[[bust]]''' - adj. lacking funds; noun an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person; the chest of a woman; a complete failure; verb break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; go to pieces; ruin completely; separate or cause to separate abruptly; search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
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* '''[[busted]]''' - adj. out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst')
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* '''[[bustle]]''' - noun a rapid active commotion; a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt; verbmove or cause to move energetically or busily
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* '''[[bustling]]''' - adj. full of energetic and noisy activity
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* '''[[busy]]''' - adj. crowded with or characterized by much activity; actively or fully engaged or occupied; (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line);overcrowded or cluttered with detail; intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; verb keep busy with
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* '''[[but]]''' - adv. and nothing more
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* '''[[butter]]''' - noun an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use; a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head; verb spread butter on
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* '''[[butterfat]]''' - noun the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made
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* '''[[butterfly]]''' - noun a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down;diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings; verb cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; flutter like a butterfly; talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
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* '''[[buttocks]]''' - noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
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* '''[[button]]''' - noun a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes; any artifact that resembles a button; a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment; any of various plant parts that resemble buttons; an electrical switch operated by pressing; a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism; a female sexual organ homologous to the penis; verb fasten with buttons; provide with buttons
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* '''[[buttress]]''' - noun a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building; verb make stronger or defensible; reinforce with a buttress
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* '''[[butyric]]''' - adj. relating to or producing butyric acid
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* '''[[buy]]''' - noun an advantageous purchase; verb accept as true; obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; be worth or be capable of buying;make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
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* '''[[buying]]''' - noun the act of buying
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* '''[[buzzing]]''' - adj. noisy like the sound of a bee
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* '''[[by]]''' - adv. so as to pass a given point; in reserve; not for immediate use
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* '''[[by-product]]''' - noun a product made during the manufacture of something else; a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
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* '''[[byelorussia]]''' - noun a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
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* '''[[bypass]]''' - noun 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; verb avoid something unpleasant or laborious
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* '''[[byproduct]]''' - noun a product made during the manufacture of something else; a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
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* '''[[byzantine]]''' - adj. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious; highly complex or intricate; of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium; of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it;noun a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
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==C==
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* '''[[c]]''' - noun the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet; (music) the keynote of the scale of C major; a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system; street names for cocaine; a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second; a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature; an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds;a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine; one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose); the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
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* '''[[cabbage]]''' - noun any of various types of cabbage; any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers; informal terms for money; verb make off with belongings of others
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* '''[[cabinet]]''' - noun a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display; housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television; a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock; persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
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* '''[[cabinetwork]]''' - noun the craft of making furniture (especially furniture of high quality); woodwork finished by hand by a cabinetmaker
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* '''[[cable]]''' - noun a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire; a television system that transmits over cables; a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power; a telegram sent abroad; a nautical unit of depth; television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver; verb send cables, wires, or telegrams; fasten with a cable
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* '''[[cactaceae]]''' - noun constituting the order Opuntiales
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* '''[[cactus]]''' - noun any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
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* '''[[cadmium]]''' - noun a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
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* '''[[caecilian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or belonging to the family Caeciliidae; noun any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona; inhabit moist soil in tropical regions
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* '''[[caeciliidae]]''' - noun coextensive with the order Gymnophiona: legless amphibians
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* '''[[caesar]]''' - noun conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC);United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
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* '''[[caffeine]]''' - noun a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
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* '''[[cage]]''' - noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept; the net that is the goal in ice hockey; United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992); something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement; a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice; verbconfine in a cage
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* '''[[cake]]''' - noun a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs; small flat mass of chopped food; verb form a coat over
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* '''[[calamity]]''' - noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
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* '''[[calcareous]]''' - adj. composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
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* '''[[calcification]]''' - noun a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts); an inflexible and unchanging state; tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
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* '''[[calcite]]''' - noun a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone
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* '''[[calcitonin]]''' - noun thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
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* '''[[calcium]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[calculate]]''' - verb make a mathematical calculation or computation;judge to be probable; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public; have faith or confidence in; predict in advance;keep an account of
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* '''[[calculated]]''' - adj. carefully thought out in advance
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* '''[[calculating]]''' - adj. used of persons
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* '''[[calculation]]''' - noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods; planning something carefully and intentionally; problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
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* '''[[calculator]]''' - noun a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations; an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
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* '''[[calculus]]''' - noun the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions; a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
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* '''[[calendar]]''' - noun a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc); a tabular array of the days (usually for one year); a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year; verb enter into a calendar
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* '''[[calf]]''' - noun young of domestic cattle; young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo; the muscular back part of the shank; fine leather from the skin of a calf
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* '''[[calibrated]]''' - adj. marked with or divided into degrees
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* '''[[california]]''' - noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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* '''[[caliper]]''' - noun an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural); verb measure the diameter of something with calipers
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* '''[[calisthenic]]''' - adj. of or relating to calisthenics
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* '''[[call]]''' - noun (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; a visit in an official or professional capacity; a brief social visit; a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; a telephone connection; an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; a request; a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"; a demand for a show of hands in a card game; the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; the characteristic sound produced by a bird; a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement; verb rouse somebody from sleep with a call; consider or regard as being; challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; utter in a loud voice or announce; order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; order or request or give a command for; lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; order, request, or command to come; declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality;utter a characteristic note or cry; send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; indicate a decision in regard to; give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance; demand payment of (a loan); call a meeting; invite or command to meet; make a stop in a harbour; stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather;utter a sudden loud cry; make a prediction about; tell in advance;assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; pay a brief visit; greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
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* '''[[call-out]]''' - noun a challenge to a fight or duel
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* '''[[called]]''' - adj. known or spoken of as; given or having a specified name
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* '''[[calling]]''' - noun the particular occupation for which you are trained
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* '''[[calm]]''' - adj. (of weather) free from storm or wind; not agitated; without losing self-possession; living without undue worry; taking life easy; noun steadiness of mind under stress; verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; make calm or still; cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; make steady
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* '''[[calumet]]''' - noun a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
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* '''[[calved]]''' - adj. (used of cattle especially domestic cattle) born
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* '''[[calvin]]''' - noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564); United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
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* '''[[calvinist]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents; noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
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* '''[[calyx]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[cam]]''' - noun a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion; a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
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* '''[[cambium]]''' - noun the inner layer of the periosteum; a formative one-cell layer of tissue between xylem and phloem in most vascular plants that is responsible for secondary growth
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* '''[[cambrian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Wales or its people or their language; noun from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates; a native or resident of Wales
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* '''[[cambridge]]''' - noun a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University; a city in Massachusetts just north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a university in England
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* '''[[camelhair]]''' - noun a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
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* '''[[camera]]''' - noun equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other); television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
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* '''[[camouflage]]''' - noun device or stratagem for concealment or deceit;fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background; the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance; an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something; verb disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something
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* '''[[camouflaged]]''' - adj. made invisible by means of protective coloring
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* '''[[camp]]''' - adj. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities;noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; a prison for forced laborers; a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months;shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs; something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; a group of people living together in a camp; an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose; verb give an artificially banal or sexual quality to;establish or set up a camp; live in or as if in a tent
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* '''[[campaign]]''' - noun an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa); a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints); a race between candidates for elective office; verb go on a campaign; go off to war; run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
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* '''[[camper]]''' - noun a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling; someone living temporarily in a tent or lodge for recreation
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* '''[[campus]]''' - noun a field on which the buildings of a university are situated
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* '''[[can]]''' - noun 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; verb preserve in a can or tin;terminate the employment of
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* '''[[canaan]]''' - noun an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
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* '''[[canada]]''' - noun a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
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* '''[[canadian]]''' - adj. of or relating to Canada or its people; noun a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma; a native or inhabitant of Canada
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* '''[[canal]]''' - noun 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; verb provide (a city) with a canal
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* '''[[canasta]]''' - noun a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
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* '''[[cancel]]''' - noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat; verbmake invalid for use; declare null and void; make ineffective;postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; make up for; remove or make invisible
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* '''[[cancelled]]''' - adj. (of events) no longer planned or scheduled
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* '''[[cancer]]''' - noun type genus of the family Cancridae; the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22; a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer; any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
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* '''[[cancerous]]''' - adj. like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads;relating to or affected with cancer
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* '''[[cancridae]]''' - noun many of the best known edible crabs
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* '''[[candela]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[candida]]''' - noun any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
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* '''[[candidate]]''' - noun someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.); a politician who is running for public office
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* '''[[candidiasis]]''' - noun an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
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* '''[[candidly]]''' - adv. (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
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* '''[[candle]]''' - noun stick of wax with a wick in the middle; 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; verb examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
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* '''[[candy]]''' - noun a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts; verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
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* '''[[cane]]''' - noun a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment; a stick that people can lean on to help them walk; a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane; verbbeat with a cane
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* '''[[canidae]]''' - noun dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes
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* '''[[canine]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae; of or relating to a pointed conical tooth; noun any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles; one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
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* '''[[canis]]''' - noun type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
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* '''[[canned]]''' - adj. sealed in a can or jar; recorded for broadcast
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* '''[[canonical]]''' - adj. conforming to orthodox or recognized rules;reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; of or relating to or required by canon law;appearing in a biblical canon
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* '''[[canopy]]''' - noun a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather; the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air; the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit; verb cover with a canopy
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* '''[[canvas]]''' - noun a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents); the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; an oil painting on canvas fabric; the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; a tent made of canvas fabric; a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel; verb cover with canvas; consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions; solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
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* '''[[canyon]]''' - noun a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
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* '''[[cap]]''' - noun a tight-fitting headdress; a top (as for a bottle);something serving as a cover or protection; a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom; the upper part of a column that supports the entablature; dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth; a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive; an upper limit on what is allowed; verb restrict the number or amount of; lie at the top of
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* '''[[capability]]''' - noun the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally; an aptitude that may be developed; the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
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* '''[[capable]]''' - adj. (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
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* '''[[capacitance]]''' - noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored; an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
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* '''[[capacitor]]''' - noun an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
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* '''[[capacity]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[cape]]''' - noun a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter; a strip of land projecting into a body of water
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* '''[[capillary]]''' - adj. long and slender with a very small internal diameter;of or relating to hair; noun a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action; any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
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* '''[[capital]]''' - adj. uppercase; of primary important; first-rate; noun the upper part of a column that supports the entablature; one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; the federal government of the United States; a seat of government; a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product;wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value; assets available for use in the production of further assets; a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
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* '''[[capitalistic]]''' - adj. favoring or practicing capitalism; of or relating to capitalism or capitalists
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* '''[[capitalization]]''' - noun the sale of capital stock; the act of capitalizing on an opportunity; an estimation of the value of a business; writing in capital letters
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* '''[[capped]]''' - adj. covered as if with a cap or crown especially of a specified kind; used especially of front teeth having artificial crowns
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* '''[[caprice]]''' - noun a sudden desire
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* '''[[capricorn]]''' - noun the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn; a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
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* '''[[capsicum]]''' - noun any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers; chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
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* '''[[capsid]]''' - noun the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus; a variety of leaf bug
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* '''[[capstan]]''' - noun a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails
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* '''[[capsule]]''' - noun 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; verb enclose in a capsule; put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
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* '''[[captain]]''' - noun a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers; the pilot in charge of an airship; the naval officer in command of a military ship; a policeman in charge of a precinct; an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant; the leader of a group of people; an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship; verb be the captain of a sports team
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* '''[[captive]]''' - adj. giving or marked by complete attention to; in captivity;noun an animal that is confined; a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion; a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
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* '''[[captivity]]''' - noun the state of being imprisoned; the state of being a slave
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* '''[[capture]]''' - noun the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property; the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board;the act of taking of a person by force; any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle; a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field; verbcapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; attract; cause to be enamored; bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit; succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; take possession of by force, as after an invasion
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* '''[[car]]''' - noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; where passengers ride up and down; the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant; a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
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* '''[[carapace]]''' - noun hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
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* '''[[carat]]''' - noun a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg; the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
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* '''[[carbohydrate]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[carbon]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[carbonate]]''' - noun a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3); verb treat with carbon dioxide; turn into a carbonate
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* '''[[carbonated]]''' - adj. having carbonation (especially artificially carbonated)
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* '''[[carbonic]]''' - adj. relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
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* '''[[carboniferous]]''' - adj. of or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era;relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon; noun from 345 million to 280 million years ago
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* '''[[carbonized]]''' - adj. having been turned to carbon (as by burning)
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* '''[[carboxyl]]''' - adj. relating to or containing the carboxyl group or carboxyl radical; noun the univalent radical -COOH; present in and characteristic of organic acids
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* '''[[carboxylic]]''' - adj. relating to or containing the carboxyl group or carboxyl radical
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* '''[[carcass]]''' - noun the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
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* '''[[carcinogenic]]''' - adj. causing or tending to cause cancer
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* '''[[card]]''' - noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes; a card certifying the identity of the bearer; (golf) a record of scores (as in golf); a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures); thin cardboard, usually rectangular; a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities;(baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; a list of dishes available at a restaurant; a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited; a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; a witty amusing person who makes jokes; verbask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor; separate the fibers of
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* '''[[cardboard]]''' - adj. without substance; noun a stiff moderately thick paper
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* '''[[cardiac]]''' - adj. of or relating to the heart
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* '''[[cardinal]]''' - adj. serving as an essential component; being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; noun crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male; a variable color averaging a vivid red; (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes; the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
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* '''[[cardiovascular]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
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* '''[[cards]]''' - noun a game played with playing cards
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* '''[[care]]''' - noun activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; attention and management implying responsibility for safety; a cause for feeling concern; judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; an anxious feeling; verb feel concern or interest; provide care for; be concerned with; prefer or wish to do something; be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
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* '''[[career]]''' - noun the general progression of your working or professional life; the particular occupation for which you are trained;verb move headlong at high speed
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* '''[[careful]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[carefully]]''' - adv. taking care or paying attention; with caution or prudence or tact
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* '''[[careless]]''' - adj. effortless and unstudied; marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
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* '''[[carelessly]]''' - adv. without care or concern; in a rakish manner;without caution or prudence
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* '''[[carelessness]]''' - noun the quality of not being careful or taking pains;failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
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* '''[[caress]]''' - noun a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it); verb touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
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* '''[[cargo]]''' - noun goods carried by a large vehicle
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* '''[[caribbean]]''' - noun region including the Caribbean islands; an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
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* '''[[caribou]]''' - noun arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
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* '''[[caricature]]''' - noun a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect; verb represent in or produce a caricature of
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* '''[[caring]]''' - adj. feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others;showing a care; having or displaying warmth or affection; noun a loving feeling
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* '''[[carlos]]''' - noun Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949)
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* '''[[carnallite]]''' - noun a white or reddish mineral consisting of hydrous chlorides of potassium and magnesium; used as a fertilizer and as a source of potassium and magnesium
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* '''[[carnegiea]]''' - noun caryophylloid dicot genus with only one species: saguaro
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* '''[[carnival]]''' - noun a festival marked by merrymaking and processions;a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.; a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
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* '''[[carnivora]]''' - noun cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
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* '''[[carnivore]]''' - noun any animal that feeds on flesh; a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
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* '''[[carnivorous]]''' - adj. (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; relating to or characteristic of carnivores
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* '''[[carnot]]''' - noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
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* '''[[carnotite]]''' - noun a yellow radioactive mineral; an ore of uranium and radium and vanadium
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* '''[[carolina]]''' - noun the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
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* '''[[carp]]''' - noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae;the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised;verb raise trivial objections
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* '''[[carpal]]''' - adj. of or relating to the wrist; noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
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* '''[[carpel]]''' - noun a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
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* '''[[carpentry]]''' - noun the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
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* '''[[carping]]''' - adj. quibbling over insignificant details; noun persistent petty and unjustified criticism
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* '''[[carriage]]''' - noun a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses;a machine part that carries something else; characteristic way of bearing one's body; a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around; a railcar where passengers ride
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* '''[[carrier]]''' - noun (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring; a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like; a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something;a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages; (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others; a boy who delivers newspapers; someone whose employment involves carrying something; an inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction; a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings; a man who delivers the mail; a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
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* '''[[carrion]]''' - noun the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
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* '''[[carry]]''' - noun the act of carrying something; verb 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
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* '''[[carson]]''' - noun United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868); United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
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* '''[[cart]]''' - noun a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal; wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; verb transport something in a cart; draw slowly or heavily
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* '''[[cartesian]]''' - adj. of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works; nouna follower of Cartesian thought
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* '''[[cartilage]]''' - noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
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* '''[[cartilaginous]]''' - adj. difficult to chew; of or relating to cartilage
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* '''[[cartoonist]]''' - noun a person who draws cartoons
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* '''[[carve]]''' - verb cut to pieces; form by carving; engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
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* '''[[carved]]''' - adj. made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)
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* '''[[carving]]''' - noun removing parts to create a desired shape; a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape; creating figures or designs in three dimensions
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* '''[[cascade]]''' - noun a succession of stages or operations or processes or units; a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls; a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower; verbarrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible; rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
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* '''[[case]]''' - noun 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; verb look over, usually with the intention to rob;enclose in, or as if in, a case
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* '''[[casebook]]''' - adj. according to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook; typical; noun a book in which detailed written records of a case are kept and which are a source of information for subsequent work
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* '''[[casein]]''' - noun a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives; a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
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* '''[[cash]]''' - noun United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003); prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check; money in the form of bills or coins; verb exchange for cash
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* '''[[casing]]''' - noun the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire; the housing or outer covering of something
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* '''[[casino]]''' - noun a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand; a public building for gambling and entertainment
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* '''[[cask]]''' - noun the quantity a cask will hold; a cylindrical container that holds liquids
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* '''[[cast]]''' - adj. (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold; noun the act of throwing dice; object formed by a mold;bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal; the actors in a play; the distinctive form in which a thing is made; a violent throw;the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel; container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens; the visual appearance of something or someone; verb form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; deposit; assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth;formulate in a particular style or language; choose at random; throw forcefully; get rid of; put or send forth; move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
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* '''[[casting]]''' - noun the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie; the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel; the act of creating something by casting it in a mold; object formed by a mold
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* '''[[castle]]''' - noun interchanging the positions of the king and a rook; a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack; (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard; a large and stately mansion; verb move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
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* '''[[castrated]]''' - adj. deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
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* '''[[casual]]''' - adj. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough;marked by blithe unconcern; not showing effort or strain; suited for everyday use; without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; occuring from time to time; natural and unstudied;characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
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* '''[[casually]]''' - adv. in an unconcerned manner; not methodically or according to plan
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* '''[[casualty]]''' - noun a decrease of military personnel or equipment;someone injured or killed in an accident; someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement; an accident that causes someone to die
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* '''[[cat]]''' - noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats; a spiteful woman gossip; a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis; any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild; a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work; a whip with nine knotted cords; the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; an informal term for a youth or man; verb beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
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* '''[[catabolic]]''' - adj. characterized by destructive metabolism; relating to or characterized by catabolism
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* '''[[catabolism]]''' - noun breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
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* '''[[catabolize]]''' - verb subject to catabolism
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* '''[[catalog]]''' - noun a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things; a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically;verb make an itemized list or catalog of; classify; make a catalogue, compile a catalogue
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* '''[[catalogue]]''' - noun a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things; a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically;verb make an itemized list or catalog of; classify; make a catalogue, compile a catalogue
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* '''[[catalogued]]''' - adj. entered in a catalogue
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* '''[[catalysis]]''' - noun acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction
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* '''[[catalyst]]''' - noun something that causes an important event to happen; (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
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* '''[[catalytic]]''' - adj. relating to or causing or involving catalysis
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* '''[[catalyze]]''' - verb change by catalysis or cause to catalyze
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* '''[[catastrophe]]''' - noun a sudden violent change in the earth's surface;a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
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* '''[[catastrophic]]''' - adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
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* '''[[catch]]''' - noun the act of catching an object with the hands; a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window; a restraint that checks the motion of something; a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion); anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect; the quantity that was caught; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); verb contract; delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; be struck or affected by; grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; become aware of; be the catcher; cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; spread or be communicated; take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; take in and retain;attract and fix; apprehend and reproduce accurately; reach in time;suffer from the receipt of; perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; perceive by hearing; get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; check oneself during an action; start burning; detect a blunder or misstep; catch up with and possibly overtake; succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; to hook or entangle; reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot;capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; attract; cause to be enamored; see or watch
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* '''[[catchall]]''' - noun an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends
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* '''[[catcher]]''' - noun the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws; (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
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* '''[[catching]]''' - adj. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection; noun becoming infected; (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team; the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
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* '''[[catchphrase]]''' - noun a phrase that has become a catchword
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* '''[[catchword]]''' - noun a word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page; a favorite saying of a sect or political group
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* '''[[catecholamine]]''' - noun any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
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* '''[[categorically]]''' - adv. in an unqualified manner
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* '''[[categorize]]''' - verb place into or assign to a category
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* '''[[categorized]]''' - adj. arranged into categories
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* '''[[category]]''' - noun a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme; a collection of things sharing a common attribute
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* '''[[caterpillar]]''' - noun a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth; a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
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* '''[[catfish]]''' - noun any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth; flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed; large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
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* '''[[catha]]''' - noun a genus of African evergreen shrubs characterized by thick leaves and white flowers
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* '''[[catharanthus]]''' - noun small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca
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* '''[[cathedral]]''' - adj. relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop's office or throne; noun any large and important church; the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
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* '''[[catherine]]''' - noun empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796); first wife of Henry VIII; Henry's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
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* '''[[cathode]]''' - noun a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device; the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
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* '''[[catholic]]''' - adj. free from provincial prejudices or attachments; of or relating to or supporting Catholicism; noun a member of a Catholic church
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* '''[[cation]]''' - noun a positively charged ion
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* '''[[catkin]]''' - noun a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
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* '''[[catskills]]''' - noun a range of the Appalachians west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas
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* '''[[cattle]]''' - noun domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
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* '''[[caucasoid]]''' - adj. of or relating to Caucasian people
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* '''[[caucasus]]''' - noun the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia; a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
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* '''[[caudal]]''' - adj. situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises; resembling a tail; constituting or relating to a tail; adv. toward the posterior end of the body
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* '''[[caudex]]''' - noun woody stem of palms and tree ferns; persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
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* '''[[cauliflower]]''' - noun compact head of white undeveloped flowers; a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
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* '''[[causal]]''' - adj. involving or constituting a cause; causing
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* '''[[causally]]''' - adv. in a causal fashion
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* '''[[causation]]''' - noun the act of causing something to happen
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* '''[[causative]]''' - adj. producing an effect
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* '''[[cause]]''' - noun 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; verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
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* '''[[causing]]''' - noun the act of causing something to happen
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* '''[[caustic]]''' - adj. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action; harsh or corrosive in tone; noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
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* '''[[caution]]''' - noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger; judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; a warning against certain acts; the trait of being circumspect and prudent; verb warn strongly; put on guard
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* '''[[cautionary]]''' - adj. tending to ward off; serving to warn
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* '''[[cautious]]''' - adj. cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent;showing careful forethought; avoiding excess; noun people who are fearful and cautious
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* '''[[cautiously]]''' - adv. with caution or prudence or tact; in a conservative manner
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* '''[[cave]]''' - noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea; verb explore natural caves; hollow out as if making a cave or opening
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* '''[[cavern]]''' - noun a large cave or a large chamber in a cave; any large dark enclosed space; verb hollow out as if making a cavern
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* '''[[cavity]]''' - noun (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)
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* '''[[cc]]''' - noun a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter
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* '''[[cdc]]''' - noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
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* '''[[cdna]]''' - noun single-stranded DNA that is complementary to messenger RNA or DNA that has been synthesized from messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase
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* '''[[cease]]''' - noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end; verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; put an end to a state or an activity
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* '''[[cecum]]''' - noun the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
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* '''[[ceding]]''' - noun the act of ceding
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* '''[[ceiling]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[celebrate]]''' - verb have a celebration; assign great social importance to; celebrate, as of holidays or rites
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* '''[[celebrated]]''' - adj. having an illustrious past; widely known and esteemed
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* '''[[celebration]]''' - noun any joyous diversion; the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
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* '''[[celebrity]]''' - noun a widely known person; the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
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* '''[[celery]]''' - noun stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning;widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
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* '''[[celestial]]''' - adj. of heaven or the spirit; relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven; of or relating to the sky
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* '''[[celestite]]''' - noun a mineral consisting of strontium sulphate
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* '''[[celiac]]''' - adj. belonging to or prescribed for celiac disease; of or in or belonging to the cavity of the abdomen
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* '''[[cell]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[cellular]]''' - adj. characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization); relating to cells
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* '''[[celluloid]]''' - adj. artificial as if portrayed in a film; noun highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics; a medium that disseminates moving pictures
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* '''[[cellulose]]''' - noun a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
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* '''[[cellulosic]]''' - noun a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)
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* '''[[celsius]]''' - noun Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
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* '''[[celtic]]''' - adj. relating to or characteristic of the Celts; noun a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
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* '''[[cement]]''' - noun something that hardens to act as adhesive material;a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar; concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement; any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth;verb make fast as if with cement; bind or join with or as if with cement; cover or coat with cement
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* '''[[cenozoic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or denoting the Cenozoic era; nounapproximately the last 63 million years
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* '''[[censure]]''' - noun harsh criticism or disapproval; the state of being excommunicated; verb rebuke formally
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* '''[[census]]''' - noun a periodic count of the population; verb conduct a census
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* '''[[centaurus]]''' - noun a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
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* '''[[center]]''' - adj. equally distant from the extremes; of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually; noun 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; verb move into the center; direct one's attention on something; center upon
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* '''[[centered]]''' - adj. being or placed in the center; concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
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* '''[[centimeter]]''' - noun a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
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* '''[[centipede]]''' - noun chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs
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* '''[[central]]''' - adj. 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; noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
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* '''[[centralized]]''' - adj. drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a central authority; concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
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* '''[[centrally]]''' - adv. in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function
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* '''[[centrifugal]]''' - adj. tending to move away from a center; conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; tending away from centralization, as of authority
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* '''[[centriole]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[centromere]]''' - noun a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
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* '''[[centrosome]]''' - noun small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules
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* '''[[century]]''' - noun a period of 100 years
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* '''[[ceo]]''' - noun the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)
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* '''[[cephalochordata]]''' - noun lancelets
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* '''[[cephalochordate]]''' - noun fishlike animals having a notochord rather than a true spinal column
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* '''[[cephalopod]]''' - adj. relating or belonging to the class Cephalopoda;noun marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
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* '''[[cephalopoda]]''' - noun octopuses; squids; cuttlefish; pearly nautilus
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* '''[[cepheus]]''' - noun a faint constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the pole star; (Greek mythology) king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia
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* '''[[ceramic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or made from a ceramic; noun an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
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* '''[[ceramics]]''' - noun the art of making and decorating pottery
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* '''[[ceratophyllum]]''' - noun constituting the family Ceratophyllaceae: hornworts
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* '''[[cereal]]''' - adj. made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it; noun a breakfast food prepared from grain; grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet; foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
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* '''[[cerebellum]]''' - noun a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
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* '''[[cerebral]]''' - adj. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct;of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
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* '''[[cerebrospinal]]''' - adj. of or relating to the brain and spinal cord
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* '''[[cerebrum]]''' - noun anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
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* '''[[ceremonial]]''' - adj. marked by pomp or ceremony or formality; noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
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* '''[[ceremoniously]]''' - adv. in a ceremonious manner
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* '''[[ceremony]]''' - noun any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way; the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; a formal event performed on a special occasion
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* '''[[certain]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[certainly]]''' - adv. definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
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* '''[[certainty]]''' - noun something that is certain; the state of being certain
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* '''[[certificate]]''' - noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends; verb authorize by certificate; present someone with a certificate
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* '''[[certification]]''' - noun the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on;validating the authenticity of something or someone; a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; confirmation that some fact or statement is true
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* '''[[certified]]''' - adj. endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements; holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill; having quality or payment or delivery guaranteed; fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
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* '''[[cervical]]''' - adj. relating to or associated with the neck; of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
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* '''[[cervix]]''' - noun necklike opening to the uterus; the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body
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* '''[[cessation]]''' - noun a stopping
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* '''[[cestoda]]''' - noun tapeworms
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* '''[[cetacea]]''' - noun an order of Eutheria
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* '''[[cetacean]]''' - adj. of or relating to whales and dolphins etc; noun large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
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* '''[[ceylon]]''' - noun an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India; a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
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* '''[[cgs]]''' - noun system of measurement based on centimeters and grams and seconds
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* '''[[chaeta]]''' - noun a stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm
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* '''[[chaetognatha]]''' - noun arrowworms: a group of small active transparent marine worms
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* '''[[chafe]]''' - noun soreness and warmth caused by friction; anger produced by some annoying irritation; verb warm by rubbing, as with the hands; tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; feel extreme irritation or anger; become or make sore by or as if by rubbing; cause friction; cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
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* '''[[chafing]]''' - noun soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
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* '''[[chain]]''' - noun 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; verb fasten or secure with chains; connect or arrange into a chain by linking
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* '''[[chain stitch]]''' - noun looped machine stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in machine stitching; a kind of crochet stitch
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* '''[[chainlike]]''' - adj. having a chainlike form
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* '''[[chains]]''' - noun metal shackles; for hands or legs
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* '''[[chair]]''' - noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back; the position of professor; an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; verb act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; preside over
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* '''[[chalcedony]]''' - noun a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
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* '''[[chalk]]''' - noun a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces; a pure flat white with little reflectance; a soft whitish calcite; an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant; verb write, draw, or trace with chalk
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* '''[[challenge]]''' - noun a demand by a sentry for a password or identification; questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror; a call to engage in a contest or fight; a demanding or stimulating situation; verb raise a formal objection in a court of law;ask for identification; issue a challenge to; take exception to
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* '''[[challenger]]''' - noun the contestant you hope to defeat
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* '''[[challenging]]''' - adj. disturbingly provocative; stimulating interest or thought; requiring full use of your abilities or resources
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* '''[[chamber]]''' - noun 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; verb place in a chamber
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* '''[[chamberlain]]''' - noun an officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman; the treasurer of a municipal corporation; British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940)
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* '''[[chambers]]''' - noun English architect (1723-1796)
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* '''[[chameleon]]''' - noun lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue; a changeable or inconstant person; a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa
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* '''[[champ]]''' - noun someone who has won first place in a competition;verb chafe at the bit, like horses; chew noisily
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* '''[[champagne]]''' - noun a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there; a region of northeastern France
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* '''[[champion]]''' - adj. holding first place in a contest; noun someone who fights for a cause; someone who has won first place in a competition; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field; a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; verb protect or fight for as a champion
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* '''[[championship]]''' - noun a competition at which a champion is chosen;the status of being a champion; the act of providing approval and support
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* '''[[chance]]''' - adj. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; nouna risk involving danger; a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; the possibility of future success; a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; verb be the case by chance; come upon, as if by accident; meet with; take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
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* '''[[chancel]]''' - noun area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
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* '''[[change]]''' - noun 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;verb 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
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* '''[[changeable]]''' - adj. such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; subject to change; capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
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* '''[[changed]]''' - adj. made or become different in some respect; made or become different in nature or form; changed in constitution or structure or composition by metamorphism
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* '''[[changeless]]''' - adj. remaining the same for indefinitely long times;persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature
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* '''[[changing]]''' - adj. marked by continuous change or effective action
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* '''[[channel]]''' - noun 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); verb direct the flow of; send from one person or place to another; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
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* '''[[channels]]''' - noun official routes of communication
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* '''[[chanted]]''' - adj. sung or uttered rhythmically in a monotone
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* '''[[chaparral]]''' - noun dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
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* '''[[chapel]]''' - noun a place of worship that has its own altar; a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar
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* '''[[chaplin]]''' - noun English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
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* '''[[chapman]]''' - noun archaic term for an itinerant peddler; United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)
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* '''[[chapter]]''' - noun a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; a series of related events forming an episode; a local branch of some fraternity or association; an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church; any distinct period in history or in a person's life
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* '''[[character]]''' - noun (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); verb engrave or inscribe characters on
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* '''[[characteristic]]''' - adj. typical or distinctive; noun 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
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* '''[[characteristically]]''' - adv. in characteristic manner
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* '''[[characterize]]''' - verb be characteristic of; describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
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* '''[[characterized]]''' - adj. of the meaning of words or concepts; stated precisely
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* '''[[charcoal]]''' - adj. of a very dark grey; noun a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material; a very dark grey color; a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air; verb draw, trace, or represent with charcoal
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* '''[[charge]]''' - noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[charged]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[charismatic]]''' - adj. possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
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* '''[[charitable]]''' - adj. full of love and generosity; showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; relating to or characterized by charity
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* '''[[charity]]''' - noun an activity or gift that benefits the public at large; a kindly and lenient attitude toward people; an institution set up to provide help to the needy; a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals);pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
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* '''[[charles]]''' - noun a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston; French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823); the eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948); son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600-1649); King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685); as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877); King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461); King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574); king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)
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* '''[[charlestown]]''' - noun a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629
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* '''[[charm]]''' - noun something believed to bring good luck; (physics) one of the six flavors of quark; attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; a verbal formula believed to have magical force; verbinduce into action by using one's charm; protect through supernatural powers or charms; control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft; attract; cause to be enamored
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* '''[[charmingly]]''' - adv. in a charming manner
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* '''[[chart]]''' - noun a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea; a visual display of information; verb plan in detail; make a chart of;represent by means of a graph
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* '''[[charter]]''' - noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation; a contract to hire or lease transportation;verb grant a charter to; engage for service under a term of contract;hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
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* '''[[chartered]]''' - adj. hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers
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* '''[[chase]]''' - noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873); the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; verb cut a groove into;go after with the intent to catch; pursue someone sexually or romantically; cut a furrow into a columns
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* '''[[chaser]]''' - noun a drink to follow immediately after another drink; a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
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* '''[[chasm]]''' - noun a deep opening in the earth's surface
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* '''[[chassis]]''' - noun the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor; a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device;alternative names for the body of a human being
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* '''[[chastity]]''' - noun abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows); morality with respect to sexual relations
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* '''[[cheaply]]''' - adv. with little expenditure of money; in a cheap manner;in a stingy manner
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* '''[[cheat]]''' - noun a deception for profit to yourself; the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; someone who leads you to believe something that is not true; weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat; weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous; verb defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit; deprive somebody of something by deceit;engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
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* '''[[cheating]]''' - adj. violating accepted standards or rules; not faithful to a spouse or lover; noun a deception for profit to yourself
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* '''[[check]]''' - noun the act of inspecting or verifying; (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king; obstructing an opponent in ice hockey; a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something; the bill in a restaurant; a written order directing a bank to pay money; the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress; an appraisal of the state of affairs;additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; the state of inactivity following an interruption; verb make cracks or chinks in; arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; slow the growth or development of; examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; put a check mark on or near or next to; verify by consulting a source or authority; write out a check on a bank account; place into check; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; decline to initiate betting; mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on; stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons; hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; consign for shipment on a vehicle; make an examination or investigation; block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey; be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
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* '''[[checked]]''' - adj. patterned with alternating squares of color; held back from some action especially by force
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* '''[[checker]]''' - noun one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers; one who checks the correctness of something;an attendant who checks coats or baggage; verb variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns; mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
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* '''[[checkerboard]]''' - noun a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
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* '''[[checkpoint]]''' - noun a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance
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* '''[[cheerful]]''' - adj. being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
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* '''[[cheerfulness]]''' - noun the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
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* '''[[cheese]]''' - noun a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk;erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States; verb wind onto a cheese; used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
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* '''[[chelicerata]]''' - noun spiders; scorpions; horseshoe crabs
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* '''[[chemical]]''' - adj. relating to or used in chemistry; of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes; noun produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
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* '''[[chemically]]''' - adv. with respect to chemistry; by the use of chemicals
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* '''[[chemist]]''' - noun a scientist who specializes in chemistry; a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
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* '''[[chemistry]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[chemotaxis]]''' - noun movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus
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* '''[[chemotherapy]]''' - noun the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
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* '''[[chen]]''' - noun wild goose having white adult plumage
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* '''[[cheremis]]''' - noun the Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis; a member of a rural Finnish people living in eastern Russia
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* '''[[cherished]]''' - adj. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
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* '''[[cherub]]''' - noun an angel of the second order whose gift is knowledge; usually portrayed as a winged child; a sweet innocent baby
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* '''[[chess]]''' - noun a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king; weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
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* '''[[chessman]]''' - noun any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
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* '''[[chest]]''' - noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy; furniture with drawers for keeping clothes; the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
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* '''[[chestnut]]''' - adj. (of hair) of a golden brown to reddish brown color;noun a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse; a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg; edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea; any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur; wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
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* '''[[chew]]''' - noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow; a wad of something chewable as tobacco;verb chew (food)
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* '''[[chewable]]''' - adj. easy to cut or chew
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* '''[[chewing]]''' - noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
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* '''[[chiasma]]''' - noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
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* '''[[chicago]]''' - noun largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan; a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
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* '''[[chicken]]''' - adj. easily frightened; noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl; a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops; the flesh of a chicken used for food; a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
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* '''[[chickenpox]]''' - noun an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
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* '''[[chief]]''' - adj. most important element; noun a person who exercises control over workers; a person who is in charge
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* '''[[chiefly]]''' - adv. for the most part
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* '''[[child]]''' - noun a young person of either sex; a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; an immature childish person; a member of a clan or tribe
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* '''[[childbirth]]''' - noun the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
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* '''[[childhood]]''' - noun the state of a child between infancy and adolescence; the time of person's life when they are a child
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* '''[[childish]]''' - adj. indicating a lack of maturity
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* '''[[childlike]]''' - adj. befitting a young child; exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
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* '''[[chile]]''' - noun a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast; very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
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* '''[[chimney]]''' - noun a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building; a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
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* '''[[chimpanzee]]''' - noun intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests
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* '''[[chin]]''' - noun the protruding part of the lower jaw; Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India; verb raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
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* '''[[china]]''' - noun high quality porcelain originally made only in China; a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world; dishware made of high quality porcelain; a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
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* '''[[chinese]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; noun any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system; a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
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* '''[[chinook]]''' - noun large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning; a member of an important North American Indian people who controlled the mouth of the Columbia river; they were organized into settlements rather than tribes; a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies; a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook; pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
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* '''[[chiroptera]]''' - noun an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
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* '''[[chitin]]''' - noun a tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi
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* '''[[chitinous]]''' - adj. of or resembling chitin
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* '''[[chiton]]''' - noun primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates; a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece
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* '''[[chivalry]]''' - noun courtesy towards women; the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct
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* '''[[chiwere]]''' - noun the Siouan language spoken by the Iowa and Oto and Missouri
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* '''[[chloranthaceae]]''' - noun small family of tropical herbs and shrubs and trees
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* '''[[chloride]]''' - noun any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion); any compound containing a chlorine atom
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* '''[[chlorine]]''' - noun 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)
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* '''[[chlorophyll]]''' - noun any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
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* '''[[chloroplast]]''' - noun plastid containing chlorophyll and other pigments; in plants that carry out photosynthesis
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* '''[[chloroquine]]''' - noun an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus
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* '''[[choanocyte]]''' - noun any of the flagellated cells in sponges having a collar of cytoplasm around the flagellum; they maintain a flow of water through the body
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* '''[[chocolate]]''' - noun a medium brown to dark-brown color; a food made from roasted ground cacao beans; a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
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* '''[[choice]]''' - adj. of superior grade; appealing to refined taste; noun the act of choosing or selecting; the person or thing chosen or selected;one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
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* '''[[choir]]''' - noun the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave; a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony; a family of similar musical instrument playing together; verb sing in a choir
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* '''[[cholesterol]]''' - noun an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
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* '''[[choline]]''' - noun a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
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* '''[[chondrichthyes]]''' - noun cartilaginous fishes
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* '''[[choose]]''' - verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative; see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way
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* '''[[chopped]]''' - adj. prepared by cutting
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* '''[[chord]]''' - noun a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together; a straight line connecting two points on a curve; verb play chords on (a string instrument); bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
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* '''[[chordata]]''' - noun comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord
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* '''[[chordate]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata;noun any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
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* '''[[chorea]]''' - noun any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs;chorea in dogs
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* '''[[choreographic]]''' - adj. of or concerned with choreography
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* '''[[chorion]]''' - noun outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
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* '''[[chorionic]]''' - adj. of or relating to a chorion
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* '''[[chosen]]''' - adj. preferred above all others; noun an exclusive group of people; the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945);one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
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* '''[[chow]]''' - noun breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China; informal terms for a meal; the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism
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* '''[[christ]]''' - noun any expected deliverer; a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
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* '''[[christian]]''' - adj. following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ; relating to or characteristic of Christianity;noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
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* '''[[christianity]]''' - noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior; the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
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* '''[[christmas]]''' - noun a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland; period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6; verb spend Christmas
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* '''[[christopher]]''' - noun Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
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* '''[[chromatic]]''' - adj. being or having or characterized by hue; based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones; able to refract light without spectral color separation
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* '''[[chromatically]]''' - adv. with respect to color
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* '''[[chromatid]]''' - noun one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis
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* '''[[chromatin]]''' - noun the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes
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* '''[[chromatography]]''' - noun a process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency
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* '''[[chromosomal]]''' - adj. of or relating to a chromosome
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* '''[[chromosome]]''' - noun a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
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* '''[[chronic]]''' - adj. being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
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* '''[[chronically]]''' - adv. in a slowly developing and long lasting manner; in a habitual and longstanding manner
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* '''[[chronological]]''' - adj. relating to or arranged according to temporal order
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* '''[[chubby]]''' - adj. euphemisms for slightly fat
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* '''[[church]]''' - noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship; one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship; the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; a service conducted in a house of worship; verbperform a special church rite or service for
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* '''[[churchyard]]''' - noun the yard associated with a church
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* '''[[churning]]''' - adj. (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation
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* '''[[chute]]''' - noun sloping channel through which things can descend;rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall; verb jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
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* '''[[chyle]]''' - noun a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats
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* '''[[chyme]]''' - noun a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum
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* '''[[cichlid]]''' - noun freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
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* '''[[cid]]''' - noun the United States Army's principal law enforcement agency responsible for the conduct of criminal investigations for all levels of the Army anywhere in the world
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* '''[[cider]]''' - noun a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
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* '''[[cigarette]]''' - noun finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
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* '''[[ciliate]]''' - adj. having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections; of or relating to the human eyelash; of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell; noun a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
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* '''[[ciliated]]''' - adj. having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
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* '''[[cilium]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[cincinnati]]''' - noun a city in southern Ohio on the Ohio river
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* '''[[cinema]]''' - noun a theater where films are shown; a medium that disseminates moving pictures
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* '''[[cinnamon]]''' - noun spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground; tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon;aromatic bark used as a spice
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* '''[[cipher]]''' - noun a message written in a secret code; a secret method of writing; a person of no influence; a quantity of no importance;verb make a mathematical calculation or computation; convert ordinary language into code
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* '''[[circadian]]''' - adj. of or relating to biological processes occurring at 24-hour intervals
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* '''[[circle]]''' - noun any circular or rotating mechanism; a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra; ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; something approximating the shape of a circle; movement once around a course; street names for flunitrazepan; a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; an unofficial association of people or groups; verb travel around something; move in circles; form a circle around; be around
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* '''[[circlet]]''' - noun decorated metal band worn around the head; a small circle
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* '''[[circuit]]''' - noun 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; verb make a circuit
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* '''[[circuitous]]''' - adj. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; deviating from a straight course
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* '''[[circuitry]]''' - noun electronic equipment consisting of a system of circuits
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* '''[[circular]]''' - adj. marked by or moving in a circle; having a circular shape; shaped like a ring; noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
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* '''[[circularity]]''' - noun the roundness of a 2-dimensional figure
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* '''[[circularly]]''' - adv. in a circular manner
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* '''[[circulate]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[circulating]]''' - adj. passing from one to another
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* '''[[circulation]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[circulatory]]''' - adj. relating to circulatory system or to circulation of the blood; of or relating to circulation
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* '''[[circumference]]''' - noun the size of something as given by the distance around it; the length of the closed curve of a circle; the boundary line encompassing an area or object
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* '''[[circumferential]]''' - adj. lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts; noun a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town
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* '''[[circumflex]]''' - noun a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
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* '''[[circumscribed]]''' - adj. showing or determining a boundary; subject to limits or subjected to limits
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* '''[[circumstance]]''' - noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; formal ceremony about important occasions; a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity; the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
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* '''[[circumstances]]''' - noun a person's financial situation (good or bad);the state (usually personal) with regard to wealth; your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
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* '''[[circumvent]]''' - verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); beat through cleverness and wit; surround so as to force to give up
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* '''[[circus]]''' - noun performance given by a traveling company of acrobats clowns and trained animals; a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment; a genus of haws comprising the harriers; an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent; (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games; a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
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* '''[[cis]]''' - noun an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
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* '''[[cistern]]''' - noun an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater; a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet; a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
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* '''[[citation]]''' - noun thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948; a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding; an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement; a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.); a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
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* '''[[cite]]''' - noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; verb call in an official matter, such as to attend court; advance evidence for; commend; repeat a passage from;refer to for illustration or proof; make reference to; refer to
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* '''[[citizen]]''' - noun a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
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* '''[[citric]]''' - adj. of or related to citric acid
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* '''[[citrus]]''' - noun any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions; any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
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* '''[[city]]''' - noun people living in a large densely populated municipality; a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts; an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
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* '''[[civil]]''' - adj. of or in a condition of social order; not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others; (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life; applying to ordinary citizens; of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals;of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state
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* '''[[civilian]]''' - adj. associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military; noun a nonmilitary citizen
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* '''[[civilization]]''' - noun a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations); the social process whereby societies achieve civilization; the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; a particular society at a particular time and place
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* '''[[cl]]''' - noun 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)
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* '''[[clade]]''' - noun a group of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor
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* '''[[cladistics]]''' - noun a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
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* '''[[cladogram]]''' - noun a tree diagram used to illustrate phylogenetic relationships
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* '''[[claim]]''' - noun demand for something as rightful or due; an informal right to something; an assertion of a right (as to money or property);an assertion that something is true or factual; an established or recognized right; a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"; verb take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing;lay claim to; as of an idea; ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
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* '''[[clam]]''' - noun burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness; flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams; a piece of paper money worth one dollar; verb gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean
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* '''[[clamp]]''' - noun a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together; verb impose or inflict forcefully; fasten or fix with a clamp
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* '''[[clams]]''' - noun informal terms for money
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* '''[[clan]]''' - noun group of people related by blood or marriage
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* '''[[clarified]]''' - adj. free from unwanted solid matter
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* '''[[clarify]]''' - verb make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating; make clear and (more) comprehensible
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* '''[[clarinetist]]''' - noun a musician who plays the clarinet
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* '''[[clarity]]''' - noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression; the quality of clear water
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* '''[[clark]]''' - noun Canadian politician who served as prime minister (1939-); United States psychologist (born in Panama) whose research persuaded the Supreme Court that segregated schools were discriminatory (1914-); United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984); United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
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* '''[[clash]]''' - noun a state of conflict between persons; a state of conflict between colors; a minor short-term fight; a loud resonant repeating noise; verb disagree violently; be incompatible; be or come into conflict; crash together with violent impact
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* '''[[class]]''' - noun 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; verb arrange or order by classes or categories
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* '''[[classic]]''' - adj. characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions; adhering to established standards and principles; noun a creation of the highest excellence; an artist who has created classic works
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* '''[[classical]]''' - adj. of or characteristic of a form or system felt to be of first significance before modern times; of recognized authority or excellence; noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
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* '''[[classics]]''' - noun study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
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* '''[[classification]]''' - noun restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people; the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories; a group of people or things arranged by class or category; the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
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* '''[[classified]]''' - adj. arranged into classes; official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation; noun a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type
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* '''[[classify]]''' - verb arrange or order by classes or categories; declare unavailable, as for security reasons; assign to a class or kind
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* '''[[classless]]''' - adj. favoring social equality
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* '''[[classroom]]''' - noun a room in a school where lessons take place
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* '''[[clause]]''' - noun (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence; a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
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* '''[[claviceps]]''' - noun fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
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* '''[[claw]]''' - noun a bird's foot; sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles; a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods; a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something; verb attack as if with claws; clutch as if in panic; scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails; move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
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* '''[[clawed]]''' - adj. of animals; having a claw or claws; often used as a combining form
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* '''[[clay]]''' - noun United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852); United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978); a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired;the dead body of a human being; water soaked soil; soft wet earth
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* '''[[clean]]''' - adj. free of drugs; free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; not carrying concealed weapons; (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; ritually clean or pure; thorough and without qualification; exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; morally pure; without difficulties or problems; free from impurities; (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; free of restrictions or qualifications; (of a surface) not written or printed on; free from sepsis or infection; adv. completely; used as intensifiers; in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead; verb remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; remove shells or husks from; remove while making clean; make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; be cleanable; clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; remove unwanted substances from; clean and tidy up the house
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* '''[[clean-burning]]''' - adj. leaving little contamination while consuming fuel
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* '''[[cleanable]]''' - adj. capable of being cleaned
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* '''[[cleaned]]''' - adj. made clean
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* '''[[cleaner]]''' - noun someone whose occupation is cleaning; the operator of dry-cleaning establishment; a preparation used in cleaning something
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* '''[[cleaners]]''' - noun shop where dry cleaning is done
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* '''[[cleaning]]''' - noun the act of making something clean
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* '''[[cleanse]]''' - verb clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing;purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins
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* '''[[cleansing]]''' - adj. acting like an antiseptic; cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands; noun the act of making something clean
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* '''[[cleanup]]''' - noun (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team); the act of making something clean; a very large profit
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* '''[[clear]]''' - adj. 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; adv. completely; in an easily perceptible manner;noun the state of being free of suspicion; a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; verb 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
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* '''[[clear-cut]]''' - adj. clearly or sharply defined to the mind; having had all the trees removed at one time; clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; verb remove all the trees at one time
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* '''[[clearance]]''' - noun permission to proceed; the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them; vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
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* '''[[cleared]]''' - adj. rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush; freed from any question of guilt
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* '''[[clearing]]''' - noun the act of removing solid particles from a liquid; the act of freeing from suspicion; a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
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* '''[[clearly]]''' - adv. without doubt or question; in an easily perceptible manner; clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment; in an intelligible manner
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* '''[[cleavage]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[clef]]''' - noun a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
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* '''[[cleft]]''' - adj. having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib; used of hooves; noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin); a long narrow opening
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* '''[[clemency]]''' - noun leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; good weather with comfortable temperatures
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* '''[[clenched]]''' - adj. closed or squeezed together tightly
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* '''[[cleopatra]]''' - noun beautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC)
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* '''[[clergy]]''' - noun in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
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* '''[[clergyman]]''' - noun a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
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* '''[[clerical]]''' - adj. appropriate for or engaged in office work; of or relating to the clergy; of or relating to clerks
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* '''[[clerk]]''' - noun an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts); a salesperson in a store; verb work as a clerk, as in the legal business
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* '''[[clever]]''' - adj. showing inventiveness and skill; skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; mentally quick and resourceful
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* '''[[cleverly]]''' - adv. in a clever manner
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* '''[[cleverness]]''' - noun the property of being ingenious; intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty; the power of creative imagination
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* '''[[click]]''' - noun depression of a button on a computer mouse; a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward; a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu); a short light metallic sound; verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; produce a click; make a clicking or ticking sound; make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens; cause to make a snapping sound; move or strike with a noise; click repeatedly or uncontrollably
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* '''[[client]]''' - noun a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer; (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network;someone who pays for goods or services
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* '''[[cliff]]''' - noun a steep high face of rock
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* '''[[climactic]]''' - adj. consisting of or causing a climax
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* '''[[climate]]''' - noun the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time; the prevailing psychological state
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* '''[[climatic]]''' - adj. of or relating to a climate
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* '''[[climax]]''' - noun the decisive moment in a novel or play; arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness; the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; the most severe stage of a disease; the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse; verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
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* '''[[climb]]''' - noun the act of climbing something; an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.); an upward slope or grade (as in a road); verb improve one's social status; go upward with gradual or continuous progress; move with difficulty, by grasping; slope upward; increase in value or to a higher point; go up or advance
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* '''[[climber]]''' - noun someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains; a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants; an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing; someone who ascends on foot; someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
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* '''[[climbing]]''' - noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
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* '''[[clinch]]''' - noun (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily; the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet; a small slip noose made with seizing; a tight or amorous embrace; a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together; verb settle conclusively; flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts;embrace amorously; hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches; hold in a tight grasp
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* '''[[cling]]''' - noun fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit; verb hold on tightly or tenaciously; come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; to remain emotionally or intellectually attached
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* '''[[clinic]]''' - noun a healthcare facility for outpatient care; meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity; a medical establishment run by a group of medical specialists
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* '''[[clinical]]''' - adj. scientifically detached; unemotional; relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
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* '''[[clitoris]]''' - noun a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
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* '''[[cloak]]''' - noun a loose outer garment; anything that covers or conceals; verb hide under a false appearance
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* '''[[clock]]''' - noun a timepiece that shows the time of day; verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
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* '''[[clockmaker]]''' - noun someone whose occupation is making or repairing clocks and watches
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* '''[[clockwise]]''' - adj. in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock; adv. in the direction that the hands of a clock move
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* '''[[clogging]]''' - adj. preventing movement
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* '''[[cloister]]''' - noun a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions); residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery); verb seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister;surround with a cloister, as of a garden
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* '''[[clonal]]''' - adj. of or relating to a clone
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* '''[[clone]]''' - noun a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction; an unauthorized copy or imitation; a person who is almost identical to another; verb make multiple identical copies of
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* '''[[cloning]]''' - noun a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
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* '''[[close]]''' - adj. 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; adv. in an attentive manner; near in time or place or relationship; noun the concluding part of any performance; the last section of a communication; the temporal end; the concluding time; verb 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
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* '''[[close-fitting]]''' - adj. fitting closely but comfortably
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* '''[[close-grained]]''' - adj. dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells
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* '''[[closed]]''' - adj. not open or affording passage or access; used especially of mouth or eyes; blocked against entry; (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints; not having an open mind;not open to the general public; with shutters closed; requiring union membership; not open
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* '''[[closely]]''' - adv. in a close relation or position in time or space; in a close manner; in an attentive manner
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* '''[[closeness]]''' - noun characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes); a feeling of being intimate and belonging together; close or warm friendship; extreme stinginess;the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance; the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
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* '''[[closer]]''' - adv. (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; noun (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game; a person who closes something
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* '''[[closest]]''' - adv. (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance
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* '''[[closing]]''' - adj. final or ending; noun 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
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* '''[[clostridia]]''' - noun spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
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* '''[[clostridium]]''' - noun spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
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* '''[[closure]]''' - noun termination of operations; a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric; a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body; approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap; the act of blocking; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; verb terminate debate by calling for a vote
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* '''[[cloth]]''' - noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
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* '''[[clothe]]''' - verb provide with clothes or put clothes on; furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
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* '''[[clothed]]''' - adj. wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination; covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
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* '''[[clothes]]''' - noun clothing in general
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* '''[[clothing]]''' - noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
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* '''[[clotting]]''' - noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
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* '''[[cloud]]''' - noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude; any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible; out of touch with reality; suspicion affecting your reputation; a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; a group of many insects; verb make milky or dull; make gloomy or depressed;billow up in the form of a cloud; colour with streaks or blotches of different shades; place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; make less visible or unclear; make overcast or cloudy
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* '''[[clouded]]''' - adj. mentally disordered; made troubled or apprehensive or distressed in appearance; unclear in form or expression; filled or abounding with clouds
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* '''[[cloudiness]]''' - noun the quality of being cloudy; gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover; the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
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* '''[[clouding]]''' - noun the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
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* '''[[cloudy]]''' - adj. (of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment; full of or covered with clouds; lacking definite form or limits
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* '''[[clown]]''' - noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior; a rude or vulgar fool; verb act as or like a clown
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* '''[[club]]''' - noun stout stick that is larger at one end; a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it; a formal association of people with similar interests; a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; a building that is occupied by a social club; golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball; a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; verbstrike with a club or a bludgeon; gather and spend time together;unite with a common purpose
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* '''[[club-shaped]]''' - adj. shaped in the form of a club that is larger at one end; shaped in the form of the club on playing cards
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* '''[[clubhead]]''' - noun (golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball
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* '''[[clucking]]''' - noun the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
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* '''[[clue]]''' - noun evidence that helps to solve a problem; a slight indication; verb roll into a ball
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* '''[[clump]]''' - noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects); a grouping of a number of similar things; a compact mass;verb 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
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* '''[[clumping]]''' - noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
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* '''[[clumsily]]''' - adv. in a clumsy manner
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* '''[[clumsiness]]''' - noun the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment); the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant; unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
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* '''[[cluster]]''' - noun a grouping of a number of similar things; verb come together as in a cluster or flock; gather or cause to gather into a cluster
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* '''[[clustered]]''' - adj. growing close together but not in dense mats;clustered together but not coherent; occurring close together in bunches or clusters
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* '''[[clyde]]''' - noun a river in western Scotland that flows from the southern uplands into the Firth of Clyde; navigable by oceangoing vessels as far as Glasgow
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* '''[[cm]]''' - noun a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter;a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei
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* '''[[cnidaria]]''' - noun hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals
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* '''[[cnidarian]]''' - noun radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
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* '''[[cns]]''' - noun the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
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* '''[[co-ordinated]]''' - adj. being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements; operating as a unit; intentionally matched
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* '''[[coach]]''' - noun a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver; a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting);(sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team; a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; a railcar where passengers ride; verb teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; drive a coach
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* '''[[coach-and-four]]''' - noun a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
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* '''[[coagulable]]''' - adj. capable of coagulating and becoming thick
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* '''[[coagulation]]''' - noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
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* '''[[coal]]''' - noun fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period; a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering; verb take in coal; supply with coal; burn to charcoal
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* '''[[coalesce]]''' - verb fuse or cause to grow together; mix together different elements
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* '''[[coarse]]''' - adj. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; of low or inferior quality or value
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* '''[[coarsely]]''' - adv. in coarse pieces
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* '''[[coast]]''' - noun the area within view; a slope down which sleds may coast; the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; the shore of a sea or ocean; verb move effortlessly; by force of gravity
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* '''[[coastal]]''' - adj. located on or near or bordering on a coast; of or relating to a coast
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* '''[[coastline]]''' - noun the outline of a coast
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* '''[[coat]]''' - noun 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; verbcover or provide with a coat; form a coat over; put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
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* '''[[coated]]''' - adj. having or dressed in a coat; having a coating; covered with an outer layer or film; often used in combination
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* '''[[coating]]''' - noun a thin layer covering something; a heavy fabric suitable for coats; a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); the work of applying something
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* '''[[cocaine]]''' - noun a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
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* '''[[cocci]]''' - noun any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
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* '''[[coccidioidomycosis]]''' - noun an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
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* '''[[coccyx]]''' - noun the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
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* '''[[cochineal]]''' - noun a red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects; Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye
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* '''[[cochlea]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[cockpit]]''' - noun compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft; seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car; an enclosure for cockfights
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* '''[[cockroach]]''' - noun any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
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* '''[[cocktail]]''' - noun an appetizer served as a first course at a meal; a short mixed drink
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* '''[[cocoon]]''' - noun silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs; verb wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection; retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
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* '''[[cod]]''' - adj. payable by the recipient on delivery; adv. collecting the charges upon delivery; noun major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters; lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached; the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves); verb harass with persistent criticism or carping; fool or hoax
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* '''[[code]]''' - noun 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); verb attach a code to; convert ordinary language into code
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* '''[[codeine]]''' - noun derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relive pain)
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* '''[[codfish]]''' - noun major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters;lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
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* '''[[codified]]''' - adj. enacted by a legislative body
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* '''[[coding]]''' - noun act of writing in code or cipher
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* '''[[codon]]''' - noun a specific sequence of three adjacent bases on a strand of DNA or RNA that provides genetic code information for a particular amino acid
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* '''[[coefficient]]''' - noun a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
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* '''[[coelacanth]]''' - noun fish thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period but found in 1938 off the coast of Africa
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* '''[[coelenterate]]''' - noun radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
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* '''[[coelom]]''' - noun a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
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* '''[[coenzyme]]''' - noun a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
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* '''[[coercion]]''' - noun the act of compelling by force of authority; using force to cause something
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* '''[[coercive]]''' - adj. serving or intended to coerce
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* '''[[coexist]]''' - verb exist together; coexist peacefully, as of nations
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* '''[[coextensive]]''' - adj. being of equal extent or scope or duration
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* '''[[coffee]]''' - noun a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans; a medium brown to dark-brown color; a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
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* '''[[cognition]]''' - noun the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
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* '''[[cognitive]]''' - adj. of or being or relating to or involving cognition
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* '''[[cognizant]]''' - adj. (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
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* '''[[cohabitation]]''' - noun the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)
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* '''[[cohere]]''' - verb have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole; come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
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* '''[[coherence]]''' - noun logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts; the state of cohering or sticking together
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* '''[[coherent]]''' - adj. sticking together; marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
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* '''[[cohesion]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[cohesive]]''' - adj. causing cohesion; cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
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* '''[[cohesiveness]]''' - noun the property of being cohesive and sticky; the state of cohering or sticking together
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* '''[[coiffure]]''' - noun the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair); verb arrange attractively
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* '''[[coil]]''' - noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit; tubing that is wound in a spiral; a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb; a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine; a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals); verb wind around something in coils or loops; make without a potter's wheel; to wind or move in a spiral course
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* '''[[coiled]]''' - adj. curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
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* '''[[coiling]]''' - adj. in the shape of a coil
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* '''[[coin]]''' - noun a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money; verbmake up; form by stamping, punching, or printing
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* '''[[coincide]]''' - verb be the same; go with, fall together; happen simultaneously
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* '''[[coincidence]]''' - noun the quality of occupying the same position or area in space; an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental; the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
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* '''[[coincident]]''' - adj. matching point for point; occurring or operating at the same time
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* '''[[coinciding]]''' - adj. matching point for point; occurring or operating at the same time
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* '''[[coitus]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[cold]]''' - adj. lacking the warmth of life; of a seeker; far from the object sought; unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; feeling or showing no enthusiasm; having lost freshness through passage of time; used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; without compunction or human feeling; sexually unresponsive; so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; no longer new; uninteresting; marked by errorless familiarity; (color) giving no sensation of warmth; noun the sensation produced by low temperatures; a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); the absence of heat
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* '''[[cold-blooded]]''' - adj. having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated); without compunction or human feeling
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* '''[[cold-temperate]]''' - adj. the colder parts of temperate waters
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* '''[[coldly]]''' - adv. in a cold unemotional manner
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* '''[[coldness]]''' - noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm; the absence of heat; the sensation produced by low temperatures
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* '''[[cole]]''' - noun coarse curly-leafed cabbage; a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
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* '''[[coleridge]]''' - noun English romantic poet (1772-1834)
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* '''[[colitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the colon
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* '''[[collaborate]]''' - verb work together on a common enterprise of project;cooperate as a traitor
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* '''[[collaboration]]''' - noun act of working jointly; act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
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* '''[[collaborative]]''' - adj. accomplished by collaboration
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* '''[[collagen]]''' - noun a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
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* '''[[collapse]]''' - noun a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; an abrupt failure of function or health; the act of throwing yourself down; a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures); verblose significance, effectiveness, or value; break down, literally or metaphorically; cause to burst; fold or close up; collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack; suffer a nervous breakdown;fall apart
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* '''[[collar]]''' - noun a figurative restraint; a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over; a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it; the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck; verb take into custody; furnish with a collar; seize by the neck or collar
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* '''[[collarbone]]''' - noun bone linking the scapula and sternum
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* '''[[collateral]]''' - adj. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; situated or running side by side; accompany, concomitant; serving to support or corroborate; noun a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
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* '''[[colleague]]''' - noun a person who is member of your class or profession; an associate you work with
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* '''[[collect]]''' - adj. payable by the recipient on delivery; adv. make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays; noun a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England; verb get or bring together; call for and obtain payment of; gather or collect; assemble or get together; get or gather together
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* '''[[collected]]''' - adj. in full control of your faculties; brought together in one place; brought together into a group or crowd
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* '''[[collecting]]''' - noun the act of gathering something together
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* '''[[collection]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[collective]]''' - adj. 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; noun members of a cooperative enterprise
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* '''[[collectively]]''' - adv. in conjunction with; combined
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* '''[[collectivism]]''' - noun a political theory that the people should own the means of production; Soviet communism
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* '''[[collector]]''' - noun the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes; a crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth; a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes); a person who collects things
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* '''[[college]]''' - noun a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed; British slang for prison; the body of faculty and students of a college; an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
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* '''[[collide]]''' - verb crash together with violent impact; cause to collide; be incompatible; be or come into conflict
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* '''[[collision]]''' - noun a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals; an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object; (physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together
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* '''[[colloid]]''' - noun a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
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* '''[[colloidal]]''' - adj. of or relating to or having the properties of a colloid
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* '''[[colloquial]]''' - adj. characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
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* '''[[colloquially]]''' - adv. with the use of colloquial expressions
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* '''[[colombia]]''' - noun a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
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* '''[[colon]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[colonel]]''' - noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general
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* '''[[colonial]]''' - adj. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony; of animals who live in colonies, such as ants; noun a resident of a colony
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* '''[[colonist]]''' - noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
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* '''[[colonization]]''' - noun the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
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* '''[[colonize]]''' - verb settle as colonists or establish a colony (in); settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
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* '''[[colonized]]''' - adj. inhabited by colonists
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* '''[[colony]]''' - noun a group of animals of the same type living together;(microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell;a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country; one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
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* '''[[color]]''' - adj. having or capable of producing colors; noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[colorado]]''' - noun a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains; an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States; a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
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* '''[[coloration]]''' - noun choice and use of colors (as by an artist);appearance with regard to color; the timbre of a musical sound
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* '''[[colored]]''' - adj. having skin rich in melanin pigments; having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; favoring one person or side over another; noun a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
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* '''[[colorful]]''' - adj. having striking color; striking in variety and interest;having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination
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* '''[[coloring]]''' - noun the act or process of changing the color of something; a digestible substance used to give color to food; a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
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* '''[[colorless]]''' - adj. weak in color; not colorful; lacking in variety and interest
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* '''[[colors]]''' - noun a flag that shows its nationality; a distinguishing emblem
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* '''[[colour]]''' - adj. having or capable of producing colors; noun the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation; an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; 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); any material used for its color; verb change color, often in an undesired manner; add color to; affect as in thought or feeling; gloss or excuse; decorate with colors; modify or bias
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* '''[[columbia]]''' - noun a university town in central Missouri; capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina; a town in west central Tennessee; a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring; a university in New York City
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* '''[[column]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[columnar]]''' - adj. characterized by columns; having the form of a column
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* '''[[coma]]''' - noun a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury; (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed; a usually terminal tuft of hairs especially on a seed
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* '''[[comatose]]''' - adj. in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli; relating to or associated with a coma
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* '''[[combat]]''' - noun an engagement fought between two military forces;the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; verb battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
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* '''[[combat-ready]]''' - adj. engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
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* '''[[combatant]]''' - adj. engaging in or ready for combat; noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
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* '''[[combed]]''' - adj. (of hair) made tidy with a comb
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* '''[[combination]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[combine]]''' - noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[combined]]''' - adj. made or joined or united into one; involving the joint activity of two or more
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* '''[[combining]]''' - noun an occurrence that results in things being united;the act of combining things to form a new whole
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* '''[[combust]]''' - verb cause to become violent or angry; undergo combustion; get very angry and fly into a rage; start to burn or burst into flames; cause to burn or combust
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* '''[[combustible]]''' - adj. capable of igniting and burning; noun a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power
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* '''[[combustion]]''' - noun a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light; a state of violent disturbance and excitement; the act of burning something
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* '''[[come]]''' - noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract; verb 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
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* '''[[comedian]]''' - noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts; an actor in a comedy
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* '''[[comedienne]]''' - noun a female comedian; a female actor in a comedy
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* '''[[comet]]''' - noun (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
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* '''[[comfort]]''' - noun a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment; a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; verb lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; give moral or emotional strength to
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* '''[[comfortable]]''' - adj. providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind; in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; sufficient to provide comfort; more than adequate
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* '''[[comfortably]]''' - adv. in mental comfort; without stress; in physical comfort; in financial comfort
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* '''[[comfy]]''' - adj. providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)
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* '''[[comic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of comedy; arousing or provoking laughter; noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
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* '''[[coming]]''' - adj. yet to come; of the relatively near future; noun 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
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* '''[[command]]''' - noun availability for use; the power or authority to command; great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; an authoritative direction or instruction to do something; a military unit or region under the control of a single officer; a position of highest authority; (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program; verb make someone do something; be in command of; demand as one's due; exercise authoritative control or power over; look down on
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* '''[[commander]]''' - noun someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others; a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain; an officer in the airforce; an officer in command of a military unit
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* '''[[commander in chief]]''' - noun the officer who holds the supreme command
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* '''[[commanding]]''' - adj. used of a height or viewpoint
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* '''[[commemorate]]''' - verb call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony; be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; mark by some ceremony or observation
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* '''[[commemorating]]''' - adj. intended as a commemoration
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* '''[[commencement]]''' - noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred; the act of starting something; the time at which something is supposed to begin
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* '''[[commend]]''' - verb express approval of; mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship; express a good opinion of; give to in charge; present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
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* '''[[commendation]]''' - noun a message expressing a favorable opinion;an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
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* '''[[commensal]]''' - adj. living in a state of commensalism; noun either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
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* '''[[commensalism]]''' - noun the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it
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* '''[[comment]]''' - noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief; a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; verb explain or interpret something; make or write a comment on; provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
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* '''[[commerce]]''' - noun transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services); social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.; the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
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* '''[[commercial]]''' - adj. connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises; of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior; of or relating to commercialism; noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
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* '''[[commercialism]]''' - noun transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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* '''[[commercialization]]''' - noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
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* '''[[commercially]]''' - adv. in a commercial manner
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* '''[[commission]]''' - noun the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions; an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces;a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary); the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; a special assignment that is given to a person or group;the act of committing a crime; a special group delegated to consider some matter; a group of representatives or delegates; verb charge with a task; put into commission; equip for service; of ships; place an order for
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* '''[[commissioned]]''' - adj. (of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above; given official approval to act
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* '''[[commit]]''' - verb cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution;give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; make an investment; confer a trust upon; perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
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* '''[[commitment]]''' - noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital); the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; a message that makes a pledge; the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
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* '''[[committed]]''' - adj. bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude; associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
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* '''[[committee]]''' - noun a special group delegated to consider some matter; a self-constituted organization to promote something
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* '''[[commodity]]''' - noun articles of commerce
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* '''[[common]]''' - adj. 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; noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
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* '''[[commonly]]''' - adv. under normal conditions
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* '''[[commonness]]''' - noun ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace; the state of being that is commonly observed; sharing of common attributes; the quality of lacking taste and refinement
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* '''[[commonplace]]''' - adj. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement;completely ordinary and unremarkable; repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; noun a trite or obvious remark
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* '''[[commons]]''' - noun a pasture subject to common use; class composed of persons lacking noble or knightly or gentle rank; a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
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* '''[[commonwealth]]''' - noun a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another; the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico); a politically organized body of people under a single government; a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
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* '''[[commotion]]''' - noun the act of making a noisy disturbance; confused movement; a disorderly outburst or tumult
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* '''[[communal]]''' - adj. for or by a group rather than individuals; relating to a small administrative district or community
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* '''[[communicable]]''' - adj. readily communicated; (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
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* '''[[communicate]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[communicating]]''' - noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
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* '''[[communication]]''' - noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups; the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; a connection allowing access between persons or places
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* '''[[communications]]''' - noun the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
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* '''[[communicative]]''' - adj. able or tending to communicate; of or relating to communication
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* '''[[communion]]''' - noun the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; sharing thoughts and feelings; (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites
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* '''[[communism]]''' - noun a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society; a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
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* '''[[communist]]''' - adj. relating to or marked by communism; noun a socialist who advocates communism; a member of the communist party
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* '''[[community]]''' - noun (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
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* '''[[commutative]]''' - adj. (of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g. "a x b = b x a"
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* '''[[compact]]''' - adj. 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; noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[compaction]]''' - noun an increase in the density of something; the act of crushing
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* '''[[compactly]]''' - adv. taking up no more space than necessary; in a compact manner or state; with concise and precise brevity; to the point
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* '''[[compactness]]''' - noun the consistency of a compact solid; the spatial property of being crowded together
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* '''[[companion]]''' - noun one paid to accompany or assist or live with another; a person who is frequently in the company of another; a traveler who accompanies you; verb be a companion to somebody
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* '''[[companionship]]''' - noun the state of being with someone
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* '''[[company]]''' - noun an institution created to conduct business; a unit of firefighters including their equipment; a social gathering of guests or companions; organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); small military unit; usually two or three platoons; the state of being with someone; crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship; a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; a social or business visitor;verb be a companion to somebody
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* '''[[comparable]]''' - adj. able to be compared or worthy of comparison;conforming in every respect
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* '''[[comparative]]''' - adj. having significance only in relation to something else; relating to or based on or involving comparison; noun the comparative form of an adjective
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* '''[[comparatively]]''' - adv. in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
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* '''[[compare]]''' - noun qualities that are comparable; verb examine and note the similarities or differences of; consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb; be comparable
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* '''[[comparing]]''' - noun examining resemblances or differences
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* '''[[comparison]]''' - noun examining resemblances or differences;qualities that are comparable; relation based on similarities and differences
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* '''[[compartment]]''' - noun a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area; a small space or subdivision for storage
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* '''[[compartmentalization]]''' - noun a mild state of dissociation; the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
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* '''[[compass]]''' - noun navigational instrument for finding directions;drafting instrument used for drawing circles; the limit of capability; an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; verb bring about; accomplish; get the meaning of something; travel around, either by plane or ship
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* '''[[compassion]]''' - noun the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it; a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
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* '''[[compassionate]]''' - adj. showing or having compassion; showing merciful compassion; verb share the suffering of
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* '''[[compatibility]]''' - noun capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination; a feeling of sympathetic understanding
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* '''[[compatible]]''' - adj. able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification; capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction; having similar disposition and tastes; (of a couple) existing together harmoniously
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* '''[[compel]]''' - verb force or compel somebody to do something; make someone do something
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* '''[[compelling]]''' - adj. tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument;driving or forcing
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* '''[[compensate]]''' - verb make payment to; compensate; make amends for; pay compensation for; adjust for; do or give something to somebody in return; make reparations or amends for; make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
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* '''[[compensation]]''' - noun something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury);(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors; the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
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* '''[[compete]]''' - verb compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
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* '''[[competence]]''' - noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
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* '''[[competent]]''' - adj. adequate for the purpose; properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
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* '''[[competing]]''' - adj. being in competition
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* '''[[competition]]''' - noun the act of competing as for profit or a prize; a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers;an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants; the contestant you hope to defeat
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* '''[[competitive]]''' - adj. showing a fighting disposition; subscribing to capitalistic competition; involving competition or competitiveness
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* '''[[competitiveness]]''' - noun an aggressive willingness to compete
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* '''[[competitor]]''' - noun the contestant you hope to defeat
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* '''[[compilation]]''' - noun the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list); something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
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* '''[[compile]]''' - verb use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed; put together out of existing material; get or gather together
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* '''[[compiling]]''' - noun the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list)
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* '''[[complain]]''' - verb make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge;express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
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* '''[[complaining]]''' - adj. expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
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* '''[[complaint]]''' - noun (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based; an expression of grievance or resentment; (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow; (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
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* '''[[complement]]''' - noun 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; verb make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to
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* '''[[complementarity]]''' - noun the interrelation of reciprocity whereby one thing supplements or depends on the other; a relation between two opposite states or principles that together exhaust the possibilities
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* '''[[complementary]]''' - adj. 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); noun either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
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* '''[[complete]]''' - adj. 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; verb 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
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* '''[[completed]]''' - adj. caught; (of a marriage) completed by the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony; successfully completed or brought to an end
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* '''[[completely]]''' - adv. 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')
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* '''[[completeness]]''' - noun (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that a contradiction arises if any proposition is introduced that cannot be derived from the axioms of the system;the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
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* '''[[completing]]''' - adj. acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
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* '''[[completion]]''' - noun a concluding action; (American football) a successful forward pass in football
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* '''[[complex]]''' - adj. complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; noun 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
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* '''[[complexion]]''' - noun (obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament; texture and appearance of the skin of the face; the coloring of a person's face; a point of view or general attitude or inclination; a combination that results from coupling or interlinking; verb give a certain color to
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* '''[[complexity]]''' - noun the quality of being intricate and compounded
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* '''[[complexly]]''' - adv. in a complex manner
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* '''[[compliance]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[complicate]]''' - verb make more complex, intricate, or richer; make more complicated
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* '''[[complicated]]''' - adj. difficult to analyze or understand
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* '''[[compliment]]''' - noun a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration; verb say something to someone that expresses praise;express respect or esteem for
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* '''[[comply]]''' - verb act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
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* '''[[component]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[comport]]''' - verb behave in a certain manner; behave well or properly
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* '''[[compose]]''' - verb put together out of existing material; write music;calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; form the substance of; make up plans or basic details for; produce a literary work
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* '''[[composed]]''' - adj. serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress; made up of individual elements
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* '''[[composer]]''' - noun someone who composes music as a profession
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* '''[[composing]]''' - noun musical creation; the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
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* '''[[compositae]]''' - noun plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
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* '''[[composite]]''' - adj. consisting of separate interconnected parts; of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae; nounconsidered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers; a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
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* '''[[composition]]''' - noun something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole; an essay (especially one written as an assignment); a mixture of ingredients; the act of creating written works; musical creation; the way in which someone or something is composed; art and technique of printing with movable type; a musical work that has been created
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* '''[[compost]]''' - noun a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer; verb convert to compost
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* '''[[composure]]''' - noun steadiness of mind under stress
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* '''[[compound]]''' - adj. 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; noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[compounded]]''' - adj. combined into or constituting a chemical compound
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* '''[[comprehend]]''' - verb get the meaning of something; to become aware of through the senses; include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
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* '''[[comprehensibility]]''' - noun the quality of comprehensible language or thought
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* '''[[comprehensible]]''' - adj. capable of being comprehended or understood
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* '''[[comprehension]]''' - noun an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result);the relation of comprising something
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* '''[[comprehensive]]''' - adj. including all or everything; broad in scope;noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
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* '''[[comprehensively]]''' - adv. in an all-inclusive manner
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* '''[[compress]]''' - noun a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever); verb squeeze or press together; make more compact by or as if by pressing
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* '''[[compressed]]''' - adj. reduced in volume by pressure; pressed tightly together; flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
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* '''[[compressing]]''' - noun applying pressure
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* '''[[compression]]''' - noun applying pressure; encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required; the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; an increase in the density of something
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* '''[[comprise]]''' - verb form or compose; include or contain; have as a component; be composed of
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* '''[[compromise]]''' - noun a middle way between two extremes; an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; verb settle by concession; make a compromise; arrive at a compromise;expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
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* '''[[compromising]]''' - adj. making or willing to make concessions;vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion
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* '''[[compulsion]]''' - noun using force to cause something; an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid; an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will
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* '''[[compulsive]]''' - adj. strongly motivated to succeed; caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion; noun a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
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* '''[[compulsiveness]]''' - noun the trait of acting compulsively
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* '''[[compulsory]]''' - adj. required by rule
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* '''[[compunction]]''' - noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
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* '''[[computation]]''' - noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods; problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
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* '''[[computational]]''' - adj. of or involving computation or computers
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* '''[[compute]]''' - verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
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* '''[[computer]]''' - noun a machine for performing calculations automatically; an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
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* '''[[computerized]]''' - adj. stored, processed, analyzed, or generated by computer
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* '''[[computing]]''' - noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods; the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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* '''[[comstock]]''' - noun United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844-1915)
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* '''[[comte]]''' - noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
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* '''[[concave]]''' - adj. curving inward
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* '''[[concavity]]''' - noun the property possessed by a concave shape; a shape that curves or bends inward
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* '''[[conceal]]''' - verb hold back; keep from being perceived by others;prevent from being seen or discovered
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* '''[[concealed]]''' - adj. hidden on any grounds for any motive; not accessible to view
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* '''[[concealing]]''' - adj. covering or hiding; noun the activity of keeping something secret
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* '''[[concealment]]''' - noun the activity of keeping something secret; a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; the condition of being concealed or hidden
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* '''[[concede]]''' - verb be willing to concede; admit, make a clean breast of; acknowledge defeat; give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
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* '''[[conceding]]''' - noun the act of conceding or yielding
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* '''[[conceive]]''' - verb become pregnant; undergo conception; judge or regard; look upon; judge; have the idea for
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* '''[[conceived]]''' - adj. formed in the mind
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* '''[[concentrate]]''' - noun a concentrated example; a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water; the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore; verb make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser; direct one's attention on something; draw together or meet in one common center; cook until very little liquid is left; be cooked until very little liquid is left; make more concise; compress or concentrate; make central
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* '''[[concentrated]]''' - adj. gathered together or made less diffuse; of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced; intensely focused; being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
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* '''[[concentration]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[concentric]]''' - adj. having a common center
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* '''[[concept]]''' - noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
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* '''[[conception]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[conceptual]]''' - adj. being or characterized by concepts or their formation
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* '''[[concern]]''' - noun something that interests you because it is important or affects you; something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; a feeling of sympathy for someone or something;an anxious feeling; a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; verb be on the mind of; have to do with or be relevant to
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* '''[[concerned]]''' - adj. feeling or showing worry or solicitude; involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in; in relation (or in regard) to; especially as in the phrases; culpably involved
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* '''[[concert]]''' - noun a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging; verb settle by agreement; contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
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* '''[[concerted]]''' - adj. involving the joint activity of two or more
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* '''[[concession]]''' - noun a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; the act of conceding or yielding; a point conceded or yielded
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* '''[[conciliatory]]''' - adj. intended or likely to overcome animosity or hostility; making or willing to make concessions
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* '''[[concise]]''' - adj. expressing much in few words
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* '''[[conciseness]]''' - noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
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* '''[[conclude]]''' - verb bring to a close; reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation; reach agreement on; come to a close;decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
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* '''[[concluded]]''' - adj. having come or been brought to a conclusion
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* '''[[concluding]]''' - adj. occurring at or forming an end or termination
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* '''[[conclusion]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[conclusive]]''' - adj. forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question; final and deciding; expressing finality with no implication of possible change
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* '''[[conclusively]]''' - adv. in a conclusive way
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* '''[[concomitant]]''' - adj. following as a consequence; noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
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* '''[[concrete]]''' - adj. capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; formed by the coalescence of particles; nouna strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water; verb form into a solid mass; coalesce; cover with cement
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* '''[[concurrent]]''' - adj. occurring or operating at the same time
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* '''[[concurrently]]''' - adv. overlapping in duration
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* '''[[condemn]]''' - verb declare or judge unfit; express strong disapproval of; demonstrate the guilt of (someone); compel or force into a particular state or activity; pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
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* '''[[condemned]]''' - adj. officially pronounced unfit for use or consumption; pronounced or proved guilty; officially and strongly disapproved; taken without permission or consent especially by public authority
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* '''[[condensation]]''' - noun (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams; a shortened version of a written work;atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold; the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state; the act of increasing the density of something; the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
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* '''[[condense]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[condenser]]''' - noun lens used to concentrate light on an object; a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat; an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid; an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
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* '''[[condensing]]''' - noun the act of increasing the density of something
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* '''[[condescension]]''' - noun affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior; a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
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* '''[[condiment]]''' - noun a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment
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* '''[[condition]]''' - noun the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition; an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else;(usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement; a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; a state at a particular time; the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape'); information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; verb apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny; put into a better state; establish a conditioned response; specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement;train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
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* '''[[conditioned]]''' - adj. physically fit; established by conditioning or learning
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* '''[[conditioner]]''' - noun exercise that conditions the body; a substance used in washing (clothing or hair) to make things softer; a trainer of athletes
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* '''[[conditioning]]''' - noun a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
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* '''[[condor]]''' - noun the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere
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* '''[[conduce]]''' - verb be conducive to
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* '''[[conducive]]''' - adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
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* '''[[conduct]]''' - noun manner of acting or controlling yourself; (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people; verblead, 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
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* '''[[conductance]]''' - noun a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance
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* '''[[conducting]]''' - noun the direction of an orchestra or choir; the way of administering a business
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* '''[[conduction]]''' - noun the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
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* '''[[conductive]]''' - adj. having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity
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* '''[[conductivity]]''' - noun the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
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* '''[[conductor]]''' - noun a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.; the person who leads a musical group; the person who collects fares on a public conveyance; a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
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* '''[[conduit]]''' - noun a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
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* '''[[cone]]''' - noun 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; verb make cone-shaped
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* '''[[cone-bearing]]''' - adj. of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves
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* '''[[cone-shaped]]''' - adj. relating to or resembling a cone
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* '''[[coneflower]]''' - noun any of various perennials of the eastern United States having thick rough leaves and long-stalked showy flowers with drooping rays and a conelike center; a wildflower of the genus Ratibida; any of various plants of the genus Rudbeckia cultivated for their large usually yellow daisies with prominent central cones
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* '''[[conelike]]''' - adj. relating to or resembling a cone
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* '''[[confederacy]]''' - noun the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861; a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act; a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose; a union of political organizations
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* '''[[confederate]]''' - adj. of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War; united in a confederacy or league;noun someone who assists in a plot; a supporter of the Confederate States of America; a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan); verb form a confederation with; of nations; form a group or unite
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* '''[[confer]]''' - verb have a conference in order to talk something over;present
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* '''[[conference]]''' - noun a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic; a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda); an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
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* '''[[conferred]]''' - adj. given formally or officially
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* '''[[confidence]]''' - noun a secret that is confided or entrusted to another;a feeling of trust (in someone or something); a trustful relationship; a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable; freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
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* '''[[confident]]''' - adj. not liable to error in judgment or action; having or marked by confidence or assurance; persuaded of; very sure
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* '''[[confidential]]''' - adj. the level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified; denoting confidence or intimacy; (of information) given in confidence or in secret; entrusted with private information and the confidence of another
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* '''[[confidently]]''' - adv. in a confident manner
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* '''[[configuration]]''' - noun an arrangement of parts or elements; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
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* '''[[confine]]''' - verb prevent from leaving or from being removed; deprive of freedom; take into confinement; place limits on (extent or access);restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"; to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; close in or confine
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* '''[[confined]]''' - adj. not free to move about; not invading healthy tissue;enclosed by a confining fence; deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or restraint; in captivity
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* '''[[confinement]]''' - noun the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them; the state of being confined; concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child
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* '''[[confines]]''' - noun a bounded scope
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* '''[[confining]]''' - adj. restricting the scope or freedom of action; crowded
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* '''[[confirm]]''' - verb make more firm; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; strengthen or make more firm; administer the rite of confirmation to; support a person for a position
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* '''[[confirmation]]''' - noun a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church; a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism; additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; information that confirms or verifies; making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
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* '''[[confirmed]]''' - adj. having a habit of long standing; of persons; not subject to change; having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation
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* '''[[confirming]]''' - adj. indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; serving to support or corroborate
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* '''[[conflagration]]''' - noun a very intense and uncontrolled fire
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* '''[[conflict]]''' - noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); an incompatibility of dates or events; opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; a disagreement or argument about something important; verb go against, as of rules and laws; be in conflict
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* '''[[conflicting]]''' - adj. on bad terms; in disagreement
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* '''[[confluence]]''' - noun a flowing together; a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers); a coming together of people
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* '''[[conform]]''' - verb be similar, be in line with; adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
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* '''[[conformable]]''' - adj. quick to comply; in keeping; disposed or willing to comply
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* '''[[conformance]]''' - noun correspondence in form or appearance
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* '''[[conformation]]''' - noun a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing; acting according to certain accepted standards; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
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* '''[[conforming]]''' - adj. adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
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* '''[[conformist]]''' - adj. marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles; adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion); noun someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
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* '''[[conformity]]''' - noun acting according to certain accepted standards;correspondence in form or appearance; orthodoxy in thoughts and belief; hardened conventionality; concurrence of opinion
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* '''[[confounded]]''' - adj. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
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* '''[[confounding]]''' - adj. that confounds or contradicts or confuses
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* '''[[confront]]''' - verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on; present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; oppose, as in hostility or a competition; be face to face with
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* '''[[confrontation]]''' - noun a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison; the act of hostile groups opposing each other;a hostile disagreement face-to-face; discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions; a bold challenge
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* '''[[confucianism]]''' - noun the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China
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* '''[[confuse]]''' - verb mistake one thing for another; make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; make unclear or incomprehensible; be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; cause to feel embarrassment; assemble without order or sense
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* '''[[confused]]''' - adj. mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; lacking orderly continuity; having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity; thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
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* '''[[confusing]]''' - adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; causing confusion or disorientation
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* '''[[confusion]]''' - noun a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended; a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused; disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
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* '''[[congenial]]''' - adj. used of plants; capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted; suitable to your needs or similar to your nature
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* '''[[congenital]]''' - adj. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
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* '''[[congestion]]''' - noun excessive crowding; excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
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* '''[[congestive]]''' - adj. relating to or affected by an abnormal collection of blood or other fluid
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* '''[[congo]]''' - noun a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960; a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic; black tea grown in China
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* '''[[congregation]]''' - noun the act of congregating; an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together; a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
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* '''[[congress]]''' - noun the legislature of the United States government; a meeting of elected or appointed representatives; a national legislative assembly; 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
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* '''[[congruent]]''' - adj. coinciding when superimposed; corresponding in character or kind
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* '''[[congruous]]''' - adj. suitable or appropriate together; corresponding in character or kind
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* '''[[conic]]''' - adj. relating to or resembling a cone; noun (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
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* '''[[conical]]''' - adj. relating to or resembling a cone
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* '''[[conically]]''' - adv. in a conical manner
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* '''[[conifer]]''' - noun any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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* '''[[coniferales]]''' - noun profusely branching and chiefly evergreen trees and some shrubs having narrow or needlelike leaves
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* '''[[coniferophyta]]''' - noun cone-bearing gymnosperms dating from the Carboniferous period; most are substantial trees; includes the classes Pinopsida (subdivision Pinophytina) and Ginkgopsida (subdivision Ginkgophytina) and Taxopsida (subdivision Taxophytina) which in turn include the surviving orders Coniferales and Taxales (yews) and sometimes Ginkgoales as well as extinct orders such as Cordaitales (of the Carboniferous and Permian)
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* '''[[coniferous]]''' - adj. of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves
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* '''[[conjecturally]]''' - adv. in a manner involving or inclined to conjecture and supposition
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* '''[[conjoin]]''' - verb make contact or come together; take in marriage
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* '''[[conjugated]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[conjugation]]''' - noun a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms; the complete set of inflected forms of a verb; the inflection of verbs; the act of making or becoming a single unit; the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; the state of being joined together
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* '''[[conjunction]]''' - noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences; (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac; the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction; something that joins or connects; the temporal property of two things happening at the same time; the state of being joined together
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* '''[[connect]]''' - verb join for the purpose of communication; join by means of communication equipment; land on or hit solidly; connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; hit or play a ball successfully;establish a rapport or relationship; be or become joined or united or linked; be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation; make a logical or causal connection; plug into an outlet; establish communication with someone
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* '''[[connected]]''' - adj. 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
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* '''[[connectedness]]''' - noun a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); the state of being connected
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* '''[[connecting]]''' - adj. syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence
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* '''[[connection]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[connective]]''' - adj. connecting or tending to connect; noun an instrumentality that connects; an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
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* '''[[connector]]''' - noun an instrumentality that connects
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* '''[[connotation]]''' - noun an idea that is implied or suggested; what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
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* '''[[connote]]''' - verb involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic; express or state indirectly
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* '''[[conquer]]''' - verb overcome by conquest; to put down by force or authority; take possession of by force, as after an invasion
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* '''[[conqueror]]''' - noun someone who is victorious by force of arms
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* '''[[conquest]]''' - noun success in mastering something difficult; the act of conquering; an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
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* '''[[conscience]]''' - noun conformity to one's own sense of right conduct;a feeling of shame when you do something immoral; motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
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* '''[[conscientious]]''' - adj. characterized by extreme care and great effort;guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong
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* '''[[conscious]]''' - adj. (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something; knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; intentionally conceived
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* '''[[consciously]]''' - adv. with awareness
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* '''[[consciousness]]''' - noun an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; having knowledge of
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* '''[[consecutive]]''' - adj. in regular succession without gaps; one after the other; successive (without a break); adv. in a consecutive manner
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* '''[[consent]]''' - noun permission to do something; verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
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* '''[[consequence]]''' - noun having important effects or influence; the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
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* '''[[consequent]]''' - adj. following as an effect or result
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* '''[[consequential]]''' - adj. having important issues or results
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* '''[[consequently]]''' - adv. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given; as a consequence
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* '''[[conservancy]]''' - noun the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.; a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
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* '''[[conservation]]''' - noun the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources; (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations; an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
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* '''[[conservatism]]''' - noun a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
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* '''[[conservative]]''' - adj. resistant to change; opposed to liberal reforms;conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class;unimaginatively conventional; avoiding excess; noun a person who has conservative ideas or opinions
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* '''[[conserve]]''' - noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar; verbpreserve with sugar; use cautiously and frugally; keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
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* '''[[conserved]]''' - adj. protected from harm or loss
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* '''[[conserves]]''' - noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
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* '''[[conserving]]''' - adj. saving from harm or loss
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* '''[[consider]]''' - verb regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; think about carefully; weigh; show consideration for; take into account;judge or regard; look upon; judge; deem to be; look at carefully; study mentally; look at attentively; give careful consideration to
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* '''[[considerable]]''' - adj. large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree
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* '''[[considerably]]''' - adv. to a great extent or degree
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* '''[[considerate]]''' - adj. showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
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* '''[[consideration]]''' - noun a considerate and thoughtful act; kind and considerate regard for others; the process of giving careful thought to something; a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting); information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
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* '''[[considered]]''' - adj. carefully weighed; resulting from careful thought
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* '''[[consign]]''' - verb give over to another for care or safekeeping; commit forever; commit irrevocably; send to an address
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* '''[[consist]]''' - verb be composed of; be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; originate (in)
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* '''[[consistency]]''' - noun a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts; (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another; the property of holding together and retaining its shape; logical coherence and accordance with the facts
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* '''[[consistent]]''' - adj. (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable; the same throughout in structure or composition; marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; capable of being reproduced
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* '''[[consistently]]''' - adv. in a systematic or consistent manner
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* '''[[consolidated]]''' - adj. forming a solid mass; joined together into a whole
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* '''[[consonance]]''' - noun the property of sounding harmonious; the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
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* '''[[consonant]]''' - adj. involving or characterized by harmony; in keeping;noun a speech sound that is not a vowel; a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
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* '''[[consortium]]''' - noun an association of companies for some definite purpose
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* '''[[conspicuous]]''' - adj. obvious to the eye or mind; without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
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* '''[[conspicuously]]''' - adv. in a manner tending to attract attention; in a prominent way
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* '''[[constancy]]''' - noun the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation; faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity); (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
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* '''[[constant]]''' - adj. 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; noun a quantity that does not vary; a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
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* '''[[constantly]]''' - adv. without interruption; seemingly uninterrupted;without variation or change
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* '''[[constellation]]''' - noun a configuration of stars as seen from the earth;an arrangement of parts or elements
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* '''[[consternation]]''' - noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
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* '''[[constipated]]''' - adj. have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels
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* '''[[constipation]]''' - noun irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis; the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
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* '''[[constituency]]''' - noun the body of voters who elect a representative for their area
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* '''[[constituent]]''' - adj. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup); noun (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
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* '''[[constitute]]''' - verb form or compose; set up or lay the groundwork for;create and charge with a task or function; to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
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* '''[[constituted]]''' - adj. brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
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* '''[[constitution]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[constitutional]]''' - adj. sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under a constitution; of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup; of or relating to a constitution; constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup); existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; noun a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
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* '''[[constrain]]''' - verb restrict; hold back
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* '''[[constrained]]''' - adj. lacking spontaneity; not natural
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* '''[[constraining]]''' - adj. restricting the scope or freedom of action
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* '''[[constraint]]''' - noun the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others; the state of being physically constrained; a device that retards something's motion
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* '''[[constrict]]''' - verb become tight or as if tight; squeeze or press together
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* '''[[constricted]]''' - adj. inhibited; drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; especially tense; especially in some dialects
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* '''[[constricting]]''' - adj. (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom;hindering freedom of movement
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* '''[[constriction]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[construct]]''' - noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances; verb draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; make by combining materials and parts;create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts;create by linking linguistic units; reassemble mentally; put together out of components or parts
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* '''[[construction]]''' - noun drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; the act of constructing something; the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought; a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; an interpretation of a text or action; a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
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* '''[[constructive]]''' - adj. constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
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* '''[[construe]]''' - verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
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* '''[[consult]]''' - verb advise professionally; seek information from; get or ask advice from; have a conference in order to talk something over
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* '''[[consultation]]''' - noun a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question; a conference (usually with someone important); the act of referring or consulting
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* '''[[consume]]''' - verb engage fully; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; use up (resources or materials); spend extravagantly;destroy completely; eat immoderately
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* '''[[consumed]]''' - adj. completely used up
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* '''[[consumer]]''' - noun a person who uses goods or services
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* '''[[consuming]]''' - adj. very intense
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* '''[[consummate]]''' - adj. having or revealing supreme mastery or skill;without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities; verb make perfect; bring to perfection; fulfill sexually
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* '''[[consumption]]''' - noun the act of consuming something; the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating);(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
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* '''[[consumptive]]''' - adj. tending to consume or use often wastefully;afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; noun a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
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* '''[[contact]]''' - noun 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; verb be in or establish communication with; be in direct physical contact with; make contact
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* '''[[contagious]]''' - adj. easily diffused or spread as from one person to another; (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
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* '''[[contain]]''' - verb 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
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* '''[[contained]]''' - adj. gotten under control; controlled
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* '''[[container]]''' - noun any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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* '''[[containment]]''' - noun the act of containing; keeping something from spreading; (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor; a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully
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* '''[[contaminate]]''' - verb make radioactive by adding radioactive material; make impure
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* '''[[contaminated]]''' - adj. rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution; corrupted by contact or association; contaminated with infecting organisms
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* '''[[contaminating]]''' - adj. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; that infects or taints
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* '''[[contamination]]''' - noun the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors; the state of being contaminated; a substance that contaminates
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* '''[[contemplate]]''' - verb consider as a possibility; look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; reflect deeply on a subject; think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
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* '''[[contemplation]]''' - noun a long and thoughtful observation; a calm lengthy intent consideration
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* '''[[contemporaneous]]''' - adj. occurring in the same period of time; of the same period
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* '''[[contemporary]]''' - adj. belonging to the present time; characteristic of the present; occurring in the same period of time; noun a person of nearly the same age as another
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* '''[[contempt]]''' - noun a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body; a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous; open disrespect for a person or thing; lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
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* '''[[contemptible]]''' - adj. deserving of contempt or scorn
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* '''[[contemptuous]]''' - adj. expressing extreme contempt
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* '''[[contend]]''' - verb maintain or assert; be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; have an argument about something; to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others; come to terms or deal successfully with
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* '''[[content]]''' - adj. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; noun 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; verb satisfy in a limited way; make content
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* '''[[contented]]''' - adj. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
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* '''[[contention]]''' - noun a point asserted as part of an argument; the act of competing as for profit or a prize; a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
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* '''[[contentious]]''' - adj. involving or likely to cause controversy; inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
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* '''[[contents]]''' - noun a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
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* '''[[conterminous]]''' - adj. connecting without a break; within a common boundary; being of equal extent or scope or duration; having a common boundary or edge; touching
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* '''[[contest]]''' - noun a struggle between rivals; an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants; verb to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
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* '''[[contestant]]''' - noun a person who participates in competitions; a person who dissents from some established policy
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* '''[[context]]''' - noun discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation; the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
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* '''[[contiguous]]''' - adj. very close or connected in space or time; having a common boundary or edge; touching; connecting without a break; within a common boundary
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* '''[[continent]]''' - adj. having control over urination and defecation;abstaining from sexual intercourse; noun the European mainland;one of the large landmasses of the earth
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* '''[[continental]]''' - adj. being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe; of or relating to or characteristic of a continent; of or pertaining to or typical of Europe; of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
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* '''[[contingency]]''' - noun the state of being contingent on something; a possible event or occurrence or result
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* '''[[contingent]]''' - adj. uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established; possible but not certain to occur; noun a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; a temporary military unit
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* '''[[continual]]''' - adj. seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)
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* '''[[continually]]''' - adv. seemingly without interruption
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* '''[[continuance]]''' - noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption; the property of enduring or continuing in time; the period of time during which something continues
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* '''[[continuant]]''' - adj. continually recurring or continuing without interruption; of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then');noun consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
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* '''[[continuation]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[continue]]''' - verb exist over a prolonged period of time; continue talking; keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; continue a certain state, condition, or activity; continue after an interruption; do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop; move ahead; travel onward in time or space; allow to remain in a place or position; span an interval of distance, space or time;continue in a place, position, or situation
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* '''[[continued]]''' - adj. without stop or interruption
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* '''[[continuing]]''' - adj. remaining in force or being carried on without letup
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* '''[[continuity]]''' - noun the property of a continuous and connected period of time; a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot; uninterrupted connection or union
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* '''[[continuous]]''' - adj. continuing in time or space without interruption; of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
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* '''[[continuously]]''' - adv. at every point; with unflagging resolve
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* '''[[continuum]]''' - noun a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct of distinguishable from adjacent parts
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* '''[[contort]]''' - verb twist and press out of shape
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* '''[[contorted]]''' - adj. strained or wrenched out of normal shape; twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
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* '''[[contour]]''' - noun a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure; a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); verb form the contours of
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* '''[[contraceptive]]''' - adj. capable of preventing conception or impregnation; noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception
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* '''[[contract]]''' - noun 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; verb 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
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* '''[[contracted]]''' - adj. reduced in size or pulled together
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* '''[[contractile]]''' - adj. capable of contracting or being contracted
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* '''[[contracting]]''' - noun becoming infected
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* '''[[contraction]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[contractual]]''' - adj. relating to or part of a binding legal agreement
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* '''[[contractually]]''' - adv. by virtue of a contract
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* '''[[contradict]]''' - verb deny the truth of; be in contradiction with; prove negative; show to be false; be resistant to
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* '''[[contradiction]]''' - noun the speech act of contradicting someone;(logic) a statement that is necessarily false; opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
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* '''[[contrary]]''' - adj. resistant to guidance or discipline; very opposed in nature or character or purpose; of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; in an opposing direction; noun a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false; exact opposition; a relation of direct opposition
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* '''[[contrast]]''' - noun the act of distinguishing by comparing differences;the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness); the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors; the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; a conceptual separation or distinction; verb put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; to show differences when compared; be different
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* '''[[contrasting]]''' - adj. strikingly different; tending to contrast
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* '''[[contribute]]''' - verb contribute to some cause; be conducive to;provide; bestow a quality on
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* '''[[contributing]]''' - adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
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* '''[[contribution]]''' - noun any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity; a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story; an amount of money contributed; a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
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* '''[[contrive]]''' - verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; put or send forth; make or work out a plan for; devise
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* '''[[contrived]]''' - adj. showing effects of planning or manipulation;artificially formal
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* '''[[control]]''' - noun 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;verb 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
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* '''[[controlled]]''' - adj. restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds; curbed or regulated
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* '''[[controlling]]''' - adj. able to control or determine policy
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* '''[[controversial]]''' - adj. marked by or capable of arousing controversy
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* '''[[controversially]]''' - adv. involving controversy
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* '''[[controversy]]''' - noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
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* '''[[controvert]]''' - verb prove to be false or incorrect; be resistant to
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* '''[[convenience]]''' - noun the quality of being useful and convenient; the state of being suitable or opportune; a device or control that is very useful for a particular job; a toilet that is available to the public
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* '''[[convenient]]''' - adj. easy to reach; suited to your comfort or purpose or needs; large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
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* '''[[convening]]''' - noun the act of convening
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* '''[[convent]]''' - noun a religious residence especially for nuns; a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
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* '''[[convention]]''' - noun the act of convening; something regarded as a normative example; (diplomacy) an international agreement; a large formal assembly; orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
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* '''[[conventional]]''' - adj. following accepted customs and proprieties;unimaginative and conformist; (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy; in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past; conforming with accepted standards; represented in simplified or symbolic form;rigidly formal or bound by convention
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* '''[[conventionalized]]''' - adj. using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
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* '''[[conventionally]]''' - adv. in a conventional manner
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* '''[[converge]]''' - verb come together so as to form a single product; move or draw together at a certain location; be adjacent or come together;approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
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* '''[[convergence]]''' - noun the act of converging (coming closer); the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit; the occurrence of two or more things coming together; a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
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* '''[[convergent]]''' - adj. tending to come together from different directions
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* '''[[converging]]''' - noun the act of converging (coming closer)
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* '''[[conversation]]''' - noun the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
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* '''[[conversational]]''' - adj. characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
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* '''[[conversely]]''' - adv. with the terms of the relation reversed
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* '''[[conversion]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[convert]]''' - noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief; verb change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; change the nature, purpose, or function of something; change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; cause to adopt a new or different faith; make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; score (a spare); complete successfully; score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone; exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; exchange a penalty for a less severe one
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* '''[[converted]]''' - adj. spiritually reborn or converted
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* '''[[convertible]]''' - adj. capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy; capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value; designed to be changed from one use or form to another; noun a car that has top that can be folded or removed; a sofa that can be converted into a bed; a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock)
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* '''[[convex]]''' - adj. curving or bulging outward
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* '''[[convey]]''' - verb make known; pass on, of information; transmit a title or property; transfer to another; serve as a means for expressing something; go or come after and bring or take back; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
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* '''[[conveyance]]''' - noun act of transferring property title from one person to another; something that serves as a means of transportation; the transmission of information; document effecting a property transfer;the act of moving something from one location to another
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* '''[[conveyed]]''' - adj. sent or carried from one place to another
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* '''[[conveying]]''' - noun act of transferring property title from one person to another
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* '''[[convicted]]''' - adj. pronounced or proved guilty
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* '''[[conviction]]''' - noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
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* '''[[convincing]]''' - adj. causing one to believe the truth of something
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* '''[[convoluted]]''' - adj. rolled or coiled together; highly complex or intricate
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* '''[[convulsively]]''' - adv. in a convulsive way
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* '''[[cook]]''' - noun someone who cooks food; English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779); verb transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; transform by heating; prepare for eating by applying heat; prepare a hot meal; fake or falsify
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* '''[[cookbook]]''' - noun a book of recipes and cooking directions
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* '''[[cooked]]''' - adj. having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
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* '''[[cooking]]''' - noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
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* '''[[cool]]''' - adj. marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional; fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; (used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification; neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat; psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike; (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets; nounthe quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature; great coolness and composure under strain; verb loose heat; lose intensity; make cool or cooler
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* '''[[coolant]]''' - noun a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another
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* '''[[cooler]]''' - noun a refrigerator for cooling liquids; a cell for violent prisoners; an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice
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* '''[[cooling]]''' - noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature; a mechanism for keeping something cool
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* '''[[coolness]]''' - noun fearless self-possession in the face of danger;calm and unruffled self-assurance; a lack of affection or enthusiasm;the property of being moderately cold
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* '''[[cooperate]]''' - verb work together on a common enterprise of project
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* '''[[cooperation]]''' - noun the practice of cooperating; joint operation or action
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* '''[[cooperative]]''' - adj. done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement; involving the joint activity of two or more; noun a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners; an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
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* '''[[coordinate]]''' - adj. of equal importance, rank, or degree; noun a number that identifies a position relative to an axis; verb bring into common action, movement, or condition; be co-ordinated; bring order and organization to; bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
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* '''[[coordinated]]''' - adj. being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements; operating as a unit; intentionally matched
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* '''[[coordinating]]''' - adj. serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction
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* '''[[coordination]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[copenhagen]]''' - noun the capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand
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* '''[[copied]]''' - adj. derived by copying something else; especially by following lines seen through a transparent sheet
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* '''[[coping]]''' - noun brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
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* '''[[copper]]''' - noun any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings; a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper; a copper penny; a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman; verb coat with a layer of copper
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* '''[[coppery]]''' - adj. of something having the color of copper
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* '''[[copula]]''' - noun an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
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* '''[[copulate]]''' - verb make love
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* '''[[copulation]]''' - noun 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
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* '''[[copulatory]]''' - adj. of or relating to coitus or copulation
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* '''[[copy]]''' - noun a secondary representation of an original; matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials; material suitable for a journalistic account; a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record); verb make a replica of; copy down as is;reproduce or make an exact copy of; reproduce someone's behavior or looks
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* '''[[copycat]]''' - noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
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* '''[[copying]]''' - noun an act of copying
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* '''[[coral]]''' - adj. of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color; noun marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs; a variable color averaging a deep pink; unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces; the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
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* '''[[cord]]''' - noun 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; verb bind or tie with a cord; stack in cords
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* '''[[cordage]]''' - noun the ropes in the rigging of a ship; the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords
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* '''[[cordaitales]]''' - noun extinct plants having tall arborescent trunks comparable to or more advanced than cycads; known from the Pennsylvanian period; probably extinct since the Mesozoic era
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* '''[[cordial]]''' - adj. sincerely or intensely felt; showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; diffusing warmth and friendliness; noun strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
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* '''[[cordiality]]''' - noun a cordial disposition
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* '''[[cords]]''' - noun cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
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* '''[[corduroy]]''' - noun a road made of logs laid crosswise; a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton; verb build (a road) from logs laid side by side
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* '''[[core]]''' - noun a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil; the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place; a small group of indispensable persons or things; the center of an object; the central part of the Earth; a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work; an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality; verb remove the core or center from
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* '''[[cork]]''' - noun the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle); a port city in southern Ireland; outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.; a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line; (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells; verb stuff with cork; close a bottle with a cork
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* '''[[corn]]''' - noun something sentimental or trite; ears of corn grown for human fo