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* '''[[d]]''' - noun the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
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* '''[[da]]''' - noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
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* '''[[dacryocystitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the lacrimal sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose
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* '''[[dahlia]]''' - noun any of several plants of or developed from the species Dahlia pinnata having tuberous roots and showy rayed variously colored flower heads; native to the mountains of Mexico and Central America and Colombia
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* '''[[dahomey]]''' - noun a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
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* '''[[daily]]''' - adj. occurring or done each day;  measured by the day or happening every day;  adv. without missing a day;  gradually and progressively;  noun a newspaper that is published every day
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* '''[[dairy]]''' - noun a farm where dairy products are produced
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* '''[[dakota]]''' - noun the Siouan language spoken by the Dakota;  the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota;  a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux
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* '''[[dalton]]''' - noun English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)
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* '''[[dam]]''' - noun female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock;  a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea;  a metric unit of length equal to ten meters;  verbobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
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* '''[[damage]]''' - noun the act of damaging something or someone;  loss of military equipment;  the occurrence of a change for the worse;  any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right;  the amount of money needed to purchase something;  verb inflict damage upon
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* '''[[damaged]]''' - adj. harmed or injured or spoiled;  especially of reputation;  being unjustly brought into disrepute
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* '''[[damages]]''' - noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
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* '''[[damar]]''' - noun any of various hard resins from trees of the family Dipterocarpaceae and of the genus Agathis; especially the amboyna pine
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* '''[[damask]]''' - adj. having a woven pattern;  noun a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it;  a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
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* '''[[dammar]]''' - noun any of various hard resins from trees of the family Dipterocarpaceae and of the genus Agathis; especially the amboyna pine
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* '''[[damp]]''' - adj. slightly wet;  noun a slight wetness;  verb restrain or discourage;  lessen in force or effect;  make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible;  deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
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* '''[[damper]]''' - noun a depressing restraint;  a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations;  a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
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* '''[[dampness]]''' - noun a slight wetness
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* '''[[dana]]''' - noun Celtic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De Danann; identified with the Welsh Don
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* '''[[dance]]''' - noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication;  a party for social dancing;  a party of people assembled for dancing;  taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music;  verbmove in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance;  move in a graceful and rhythmical way;  skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways
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* '''[[dancing]]''' - noun taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
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* '''[[dandelion]]''' - noun any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
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* '''[[dandruff]]''' - noun loose scales shed from the scalp;  a condition in which white scales of dead skin are shed by the scalp
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* '''[[dandy]]''' - adj. very good;  noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance;  a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
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* '''[[danger]]''' - noun a dangerous place;  the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury;  a cause of pain or injury or loss;  a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
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* '''[[dangerous]]''' - adj. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
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* '''[[dangerously]]''' - adv. in a dangerous manner
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* '''[[danish]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Denmark or the Danes;  noun a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark;  light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
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* '''[[daphne]]''' - noun (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo;  any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
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* '''[[daring]]''' - adj. disposed to venture or take risks;  radically new or original;  noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger;  a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
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* '''[[dark]]''' - adj. not giving performances; closed;  brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes);  devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black;  (used of color) having a dark hue;  marked by difficulty of style or expression;  showing a brooding ill humor;  secret;  having skin rich in melanin pigments;  causing dejection;  lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture;  stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable;  noun an unenlightened state;  absence of light or illumination;  an unilluminated area;  absence of moral or spiritual values;  the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
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* '''[[dark-brown]]''' - adj. of a color similar to that of wood or earth
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* '''[[dark-colored]]''' - adj. having a dark color
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* '''[[dark-green]]''' - adj. of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
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* '''[[dark red]]''' - noun a red color that reflects little light
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* '''[[dark-skinned]]''' - adj. naturally having skin of a dark color;  having skin rich in melanin pigments
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* '''[[darkened]]''' - adj. become or made dark by lack of light;  (of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time
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* '''[[darkish]]''' - adj. slightly dark
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* '''[[darkly]]''' - adv. without light;  in a dark glowering menacing manner
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* '''[[darkness]]''' - noun a swarthy complexion;  having a dark or somber color;  an unilluminated area;  an unenlightened state;  absence of light or illumination;  absence of moral or spiritual values
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* '''[[darning]]''' - noun the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
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* '''[[dart]]''' - noun a tapered tuck made in dressmaking;  a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot;  a sudden quick movement; verb move with sudden speed;  run or move very quickly or hastily; move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
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* '''[[darts]]''' - noun a game in which small pointed missiles are thrown at a dartboard
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* '''[[dashed]]''' - adj. having gaps or spaces
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* '''[[dashing]]''' - adj. lively and spirited;  marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
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* '''[[data]]''' - noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
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* '''[[date]]''' - noun sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed;  a meeting arranged in advance;  a participant in a date; the present;  the specified day of the month;  a particular day specified as the time something happens;  the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred;  a particular but unspecified point in time;  verb assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of;  provide with a dateline; mark with a date;  stamp with a date;  go on a date with;  date regularly; have a steady relationship with
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* '''[[dated]]''' - adj. bearing a date;  marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past
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* '''[[dating]]''' - noun use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
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* '''[[datura]]''' - noun thorn apple
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* '''[[daughter]]''' - noun a female human offspring
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* '''[[davis]]''' - noun United States film actress (1908-1989);  United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945);  American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889);  United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991);  United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964);  English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
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* '''[[day]]''' - noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935);  a period of opportunity;  some point or period in time;  the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working);  time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis;  a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance;  the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside;  the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis;  an era of existence or influence;  the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
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* '''[[daylight]]''' - noun light during the daytime;  the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
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* '''[[days]]''' - noun the time during which someone's life continues
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* '''[[daytime]]''' - noun the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
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* '''[[dayton]]''' - noun a city in southwest Ohio; manufacturing center
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* '''[[dazed]]''' - adj. in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock;  stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
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* '''[[dazzling]]''' - adj. amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning;  shining intensely
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* '''[[de]]''' - noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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* '''[[dead]]''' - adj. total;  devoid of activity;  physically inactive;  no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life;  not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat;  lacking animation or excitement or activity;  drained of electric charge; discharged; sudden and complete;  no longer having force or relevance;  no longer in force or use; inactive;  lacking resilience or bounce;  not surviving in active use;  out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown;  not circulating or flowing;  unerringly accurate;  not yielding a return;  lacking acoustic resonance;  devoid of physical sensation; numb;  (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive;  not endowed with life;  very tired;  adv.completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; quickly and without warning;  noun people who are no longer living;  a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
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* '''[[deadly]]''' - adj. (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect; causing or capable of causing death;  of an instrument of certain death;  involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death;  extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom;  exceedingly harmful;  adv.as if produced by death;  as if dead;  (used as intensives) extremely
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* '''[[deaf]]''' - adj. lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part;  (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; noun people who have severe hearing impairments;  verb make or render deaf
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* '''[[deafness]]''' - noun partial or complete loss of hearing
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* '''[[deal]]''' - noun the act of apportioning or distributing something;  the act of distributing playing cards;  a particular instance of buying or selling;  the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement);  a plank of softwood (fir or pine board);  an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir);  verb do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;  sell; distribute to the players in a game;  give (a specific card) to a player; take action with respect to (someone or something);  behave in a certain way towards others;  take into consideration for exemplifying purposes;  deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; give out as one's portion or share;  administer or bestow, as in small portions;  be in charge of, act on, or dispose of;  direct the course of; manage or control;  come to terms or deal successfully with
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* '''[[dealer]]''' - noun a firm engaged in trading;  the person who distributes the playing cards in a card game;  a seller of illicit goods;  the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account;  someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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* '''[[dealing]]''' - noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others; the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
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* '''[[dean]]''' - noun an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college;  (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals;  a man who is the senior member of a group;  United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
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* '''[[dear]]''' - adj. with or in a close or intimate relationship;  earnest;  having a high price;  dearly loved;  adv. at a great cost;  with affection;  noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment;  a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
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* '''[[death]]''' - noun the act of killing;  the event of dying or departure from life;  the personification of death;  the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism;  the absence of life or state of being dead;  the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;  the time when something ends;  a final state
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* '''[[death rate]]''' - noun the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
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* '''[[deathblow]]''' - noun the blow that kills (usually mercifully)
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* '''[[debatable]]''' - adj. capable of being disproved;  open to doubt or debate;  open to argument or debate
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* '''[[debate]]''' - noun the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote);  a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; verb argue with one another;  discuss the pros and cons of an issue; have an argument about something;  think about carefully; weigh
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* '''[[debauch]]''' - noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity;  verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
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* '''[[debauchery]]''' - noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
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* '''[[debilitate]]''' - verb make weak
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* '''[[debilitated]]''' - adj. lacking strength or vigor
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* '''[[debilitating]]''' - adj. impairing the strength and vitality
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* '''[[debility]]''' - noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
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* '''[[debridement]]''' - noun surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
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* '''[[debris]]''' - noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
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* '''[[debt]]''' - noun an obligation to pay or do something;  money or goods or services owed by one person to another;  the state of owing something (especially money)
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* '''[[dec]]''' - noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere;  the last (12th) month of the year
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* '''[[decade]]''' - noun a period of 10 years
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* '''[[decagram]]''' - noun 10 grams
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* '''[[decalcification]]''' - noun loss of calcium from bones or teeth
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* '''[[decalcify]]''' - verb remove calcium or lime from;  lose calcium or calcium compounds
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* '''[[decaliter]]''' - noun a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
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* '''[[decameter]]''' - noun a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
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* '''[[decant]]''' - verb pour out
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* '''[[decapitated]]''' - adj. having had the head cut off
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* '''[[decapitation]]''' - noun killing by cutting off the head;  execution by cutting off the victim's head
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* '''[[decay]]''' - noun the organic phenomenon of rotting;  a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current;  the process of gradually becoming inferior;  the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation;  an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying;  verb fall into decay or ruin;  undergo decay or decomposition;  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
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* '''[[decayed]]''' - adj. damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
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* '''[[deceased]]''' - adj. dead;  noun someone who is no longer alive
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* '''[[deceive]]''' - verb cause someone to believe an untruth;  be false to; be dishonest with
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* '''[[december]]''' - noun the last (12th) month of the year
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* '''[[decennium]]''' - noun a period of 10 years
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* '''[[deception]]''' - noun the act of deceiving;  an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers;  a misleading falsehood
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* '''[[deceptive]]''' - adj. designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently;  causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
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* '''[[decide]]''' - verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something; bring to an end; settle conclusively;  cause to decide;  influence or determine
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* '''[[decided]]''' - adj. recognizable; marked
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* '''[[decidedly]]''' - adv. without question and beyond doubt
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* '''[[deciding]]''' - adj. having the power or quality of deciding;  noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
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* '''[[decidua]]''' - noun the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
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* '''[[deciduous]]''' - adj. (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season;  (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
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* '''[[decigram]]''' - noun 1/10 gram
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* '''[[deciliter]]''' - noun a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
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* '''[[decimal]]''' - adj. divided by tens or hundreds;  numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten;  noun a number in the decimal system;  a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
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* '''[[decimeter]]''' - noun a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
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* '''[[decision]]''' - noun the act of making up your mind about something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;  the outcome of a game or contest;  (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred;  the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
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* '''[[decisive]]''' - adj. determining or having the power to determine an outcome;  characterized by decision and firmness;  unmistakable; forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
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* '''[[deck]]''' - noun any of various platforms built into a vessel;  street name for a packet of illegal drugs;  a porch that resembles the deck on a ship;  a pack of 52 playing cards;  verb knock down with force; decorate;  be beautiful to look at
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* '''[[declaration]]''' - noun a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written);  (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction;  a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties;  a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote;  a formal public statement;  (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
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* '''[[declare]]''' - verb state firmly;  declare to be;  proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against;  state emphatically and authoritatively;  make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official;  designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand;  authorize payments of;  announce publicly or officially
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* '''[[declared]]''' - adj. made known or openly avowed;  declared as fact; explicitly stated
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* '''[[decline]]''' - noun change toward something smaller or lower;  a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state;  a downward slope or bend;  a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current;  verb grow smaller;  inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives";  go down in value;  go down;  grow worse; show unwillingness towards;  refuse to accept
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* '''[[declivity]]''' - noun a downward slope or bend
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* '''[[decoction]]''' - noun (pharmacology) the extraction by boiling of water-soluble drug substances
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* '''[[decolorize]]''' - verb remove color from
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* '''[[decompose]]''' - verb separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts;  break down;  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
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* '''[[decomposition]]''' - noun the analysis of a vector field;  (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action;  (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance;  in a decomposed state;  the organic phenomenon of rotting
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* '''[[decompression]]''' - noun relieving pressure;  restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
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* '''[[decrease]]''' - noun the act of decreasing or reducing something;  the amount by which something decreases;  a change downward;  a process of becoming smaller or shorter;  verb decrease in size, extent, or range;  make smaller
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* '''[[decreased]]''' - adj. made less in size or amount or degree
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* '''[[decreasing]]''' - adj. becoming less or smaller;  music
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* '''[[decubitus]]''' - noun a reclining position (as in a bed)
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* '''[[decussate]]''' - adj. crossed or intersected in the form of an X;  verbcross or intersect so as to form a cross
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* '''[[decussation]]''' - noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
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* '''[[deduce]]''' - verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction; conclude by reasoning; in logic
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* '''[[deducible]]''' - adj. capable of being deduced
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* '''[[deduct]]''' - verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction;  make a subtraction;  retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
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* '''[[deduction]]''' - noun reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect);  something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied);  an amount or percentage deducted;  the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole);  the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise;  a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
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* '''[[deed]]''' - noun a notable achievement;  a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
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* '''[[deem]]''' - verb keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
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* '''[[deep]]''' - adj. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy;  strong; intense;  very distant in time or space;  having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination;  relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply;  with head or back bent low;  large in quantity or size;  extreme;  marked by depth of thinking;  relatively thick from top to bottom;  extending relatively far inward;  difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge;  of an obscure nature; having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;  (of darkness) very intense;  adv. to far into space;  to an advanced time;  to a great depth;  noun literary term for an ocean;  the central and most intense or profound part;  a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
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* '''[[deep red]]''' - noun a deep and vivid red color
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* '''[[deep-seated]]''' - adj. (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
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* '''[[deepen]]''' - verb become deeper in tone;  make deeper;  become more intense;  make more intense, stronger, or more marked
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* '''[[deepened]]''' - adj. having accumulated or become more intense
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* '''[[deepening]]''' - adj. accumulating and becoming more intense;  noun a process of becoming deeper and more profound
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* '''[[deeply]]''' - adv. to a great depth;  to a great depth psychologically
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* '''[[deer]]''' - noun distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
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* '''[[default]]''' - noun loss due to not showing up;  act of failing to meet a financial obligation;  an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified;  loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid;  verb fail to pay up
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* '''[[defeat]]''' - noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest;  the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals;  verb win a victory over;  thwart the passage of
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* '''[[defeated]]''' - adj. beaten or overcome; not victorious;  disappointingly unsuccessful;  noun people who are defeated
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* '''[[defecate]]''' - verb have a bowel movement
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* '''[[defecation]]''' - noun the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
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* '''[[defect]]''' - noun a failing or deficiency;  an imperfection in a bodily system;  an imperfection in a device or machine;  a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); verb desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
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* '''[[defective]]''' - adj. markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior;  having a defect;  not working properly
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* '''[[defence]]''' - noun protection from harm;  military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;  a structure used to defend against attack;  the justification for some act or belief;  the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;  (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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* '''[[defense]]''' - noun protection from harm;  military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;  the justification for some act or belief;  an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack;  the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;  (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;  a structure used to defend against attack; the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;  the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947;  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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* '''[[defensive]]''' - adj. intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack;  attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing;  serving as or appropriate for defending or protecting;  noun an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
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* '''[[defer]]''' - verb submit or yield to another's wish or opinion;  hold back to a later time
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* '''[[deference]]''' - noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard;  courteous regard for people's feelings;  a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
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* '''[[deferred]]''' - adj. put off to later
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* '''[[defervescence]]''' - noun abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature
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* '''[[deficiency]]''' - noun lack of an adequate quantity or number;  the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
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* '''[[deficient]]''' - adj. inadequate in amount or degree;  falling short of some prescribed norm;  of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
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* '''[[define]]''' - verb give a definition for the meaning of a word;  determine the nature of;  show the form or outline of;  determine the essential quality of
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* '''[[defined]]''' - adj. clearly characterized or delimited;  clearly defined; showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
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* '''[[defining]]''' - noun any process serving to define the shape of something
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* '''[[definite]]''' - adj. known for certain;  precise; explicit and clearly defined
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* '''[[definitely]]''' - adv. without question and beyond doubt
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* '''[[definition]]''' - noun clarity of outline;  a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
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* '''[[definitive]]''' - adj. supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; clearly defined or formulated;  of recognized authority or excellence
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* '''[[deflate]]''' - verb become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air;  reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices;  produce deflation in;  reduce or lessen the size or importance of;  release contained air or gas from;  collapse by releasing contained air or gas
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* '''[[deflection]]''' - noun the property of being bent or deflected;  the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position;  the amount by which a propagating wave is bent;  a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting;  a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
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* '''[[deforest]]''' - verb remove the trees from
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* '''[[deform]]''' - verb alter the shape of (something) by stress;  become misshapen;  make formless;  assume a different shape or form; cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;  twist and press out of shape
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* '''[[deformation]]''' - noun alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it;  the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself);  a change for the worse
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* '''[[deformed]]''' - adj. so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
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* '''[[deformity]]''' - noun an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed;  an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
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* '''[[defy]]''' - verb challenge;  resist or confront with resistance;  elude, especially in a baffling way
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* '''[[degenerate]]''' - adj. unrestrained by convention or morality;  noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior;  verb grow worse
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* '''[[degeneration]]''' - noun passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form;  the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality;  the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
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* '''[[degenerative]]''' - adj. (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
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* '''[[deglutition]]''' - noun the act of swallowing
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* '''[[degree]]''' - noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime);  the highest power of a term or variable;  a measure for arcs and angles;  a unit of temperature on a specified scale;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
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* '''[[dehydrate]]''' - verb remove water from;  preserve by removing all water and liquids from;  lose water or moisture
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* '''[[dehydrated]]''' - adj. suffering from excessive loss of water from the body;  preserved by removing natural moisture
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* '''[[dehydration]]''' - noun the process of extracting moisture;  depletion of bodily fluids;  dryness resulting from the removal of water
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* '''[[dejection]]''' - noun a state of melancholy depression;  solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
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* '''[[delay]]''' - noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time;  time during which some action is awaited;  verb cause to be slowed down or delayed;  act later than planned, scheduled, or required;  slow the growth or development of; stop or halt
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* '''[[delayed]]''' - adj. caused to be slower or later;  not as far along as normal in development
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* '''[[deleterious]]''' - adj. harmful to living things
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* '''[[delhi]]''' - noun a city in north central India
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* '''[[deli]]''' - noun a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
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* '''[[deliberate]]''' - adj. by conscious design or purpose;  marked by careful consideration or reflection;  with care and dignity;  produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation;  carefully thought out in advance;  verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue;  think about carefully; weigh
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* '''[[deliberately]]''' - adv. with intention; in an intentional manner;  in a deliberate unhurried manner
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* '''[[deliberation]]''' - noun the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; careful consideration;  (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question;  a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry; planning something carefully and intentionally
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* '''[[delicacy]]''' - noun subtly skillful handling of a situation;  smallness of stature;  refined taste; tact;  lightness in movement or manner;  the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance;  lack of physical strength;  something considered choice to eat
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* '''[[delicate]]''' - adj. exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury;  easily broken or damaged or destroyed;  difficult to handle; requiring great tact;  of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely;  marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique;  easily hurt;  developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
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* '''[[delicately]]''' - adv. in a delicate manner
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* '''[[delineated]]''' - adj. represented accurately or precisely
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* '''[[delinquent]]''' - adj. past due; not paid at the scheduled time; persistently bad;  guilty of a minor misdeed;  failing in what duty requires;  noun a young offender
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* '''[[deliquescent]]''' - adj. (especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
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* '''[[delirious]]''' - adj. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; experiencing delirium
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* '''[[delirium]]''' - noun a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations;  state of violent mental agitation
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* '''[[deliver]]''' - verb deliver (a speech, oration, or idea);  utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.);  bring to a destination, make a delivery; throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball;  carry out or perform;  save from sins;  cause_to_be_born;  pass down; relinquish possession or control over;  to surrender someone or something to another;  hand over to the authorities of another country;  free from harm or evil
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* '''[[delivery]]''' - noun the act of delivering a child;  the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail);  the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another;  the event of giving birth;  recovery or preservation from loss or danger; (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
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* '''[[delphinium]]''' - noun any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowers; some contain extremely poisonous substances
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* '''[[deltoid]]''' - adj. of a leaf shape; suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex;  noun a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
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* '''[[delusion]]''' - noun the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas;  a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea;  (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
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* '''[[delusional]]''' - adj. suffering from or characterized by delusions
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* '''[[demand]]''' - noun the act of demanding;  an urgent or peremptory request;  the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; required activity;  a condition requiring relief;  verb request urgently and forcefully;  claim as due or just;  ask to be informed of;  summon to court;  lay legal claim to;  require as useful, just, or proper
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* '''[[demanding]]''' - adj. requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
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* '''[[demarcation]]''' - noun a conceptual separation or distinction;  the boundary of a specific area
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* '''[[demeanor]]''' - noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
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* '''[[demented]]''' - adj. affected with madness or insanity
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* '''[[dementia]]''' - noun mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
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* '''[[demonstrable]]''' - adj. necessarily or demonstrably true;  capable of being demonstrated or proved
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* '''[[demonstrate]]''' - verb march in protest; take part in a demonstration; establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;  provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes;  show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
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* '''[[demonstrated]]''' - adj. having been demonstrated or verified beyond doubt
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* '''[[demonstration]]''' - noun a show of military force or preparedness;  a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature);  proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion;  a visual presentation showing how something works;  a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
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* '''[[demonstrator]]''' - noun someone who participates in a public display of group feeling;  someone who demonstrates an article to a prospective buyer;  a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
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* '''[[demulcent]]''' - adj. having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin;  noun a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
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* '''[[den]]''' - noun a room that is comfortable and secluded;  a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts;  a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws;  the habitation of wild animals
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* '''[[dendritic]]''' - adj. (neuroscience) of or relating to or resembling a dendrite
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* '''[[dengue]]''' - noun an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
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* '''[[denial]]''' - noun the act of asserting that something alleged is not true; the act of refusing to comply (as with a request);  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts;  renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
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* '''[[denomination]]''' - noun a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money;  a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith; identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
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* '''[[denominator]]''' - noun the divisor of a fraction
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* '''[[denote]]''' - verb have as a meaning;  be a sign or indication of;  make known; make an announcement
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* '''[[dense]]''' - adj. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; having high relative density or specific gravity;  hard to pass through because of dense growth;  permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter;  having component parts closely crowded together
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* '''[[densely]]''' - adv. in a concentrated manner;  in a stupid manner
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* '''[[denseness]]''' - noun the quality of being mentally slow and limited;  the amount per unit size;  the spatial property of being crowded together
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* '''[[density]]''' - noun the amount per unit size;  the spatial property of being crowded together
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* '''[[dent]]''' - noun an impression in a surface (as made by a blow);  an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening);  a depression scratched or carved into a surface;  verb make a depression into
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* '''[[dental]]''' - adj. of or relating to the teeth;  of or relating to dentistry; noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
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* '''[[dented]]''' - adj. of metal e.g.
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* '''[[dentifrice]]''' - noun a substance for cleaning the teeth; applied with a toothbrush
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* '''[[dentin]]''' - noun bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth;  a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth
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* '''[[dentist]]''' - noun a person qualified to practice dentistry
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* '''[[dentistry]]''' - noun the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
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* '''[[dentition]]''' - noun the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal;  the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
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* '''[[denudation]]''' - noun the removal of covering
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* '''[[denuded]]''' - adj. without the natural or usual covering
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* '''[[denver]]''' - noun the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
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* '''[[deny]]''' - verb declare untrue; contradict;  refuse to accept or believe; refuse to recognize or acknowledge;  refuse to let have;  deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; refuse to grant, as of a petition or request;  deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
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* '''[[deodorant]]''' - noun a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors
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* '''[[department]]''' - noun a specialized sphere of knowledge;  a specialized division of a large organization;  the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
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* '''[[departure]]''' - noun act of departing;  euphemistic expressions for death;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
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* '''[[depend]]''' - verb be contingent upon (something that is elided);  have faith or confidence in
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* '''[[dependable]]''' - adj. financially sound;  consistent in performance or behavior;  worthy of being depended on;  worthy of reliance or trust
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* '''[[dependence]]''' - noun lack of independence or self-sufficiency;  being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
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* '''[[dependent]]''' - adj. addicted to a drug;  contingent on something else; not independent;  (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;  being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;  supported from above;  noun a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
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* '''[[depicted]]''' - adj. represented graphically by sketch or design or lines
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* '''[[depilation]]''' - noun the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin); the condition of being void of hair
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* '''[[depilatory]]''' - adj. able to remove hair or render hairless;  noun a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair;  a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides
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* '''[[deplete]]''' - verb use up (resources or materials)
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* '''[[depletion]]''' - noun the act of decreasing something markedly;  the state of being depleted
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* '''[[deplorable]]''' - adj. bad; unfortunate;  of very poor quality or condition; bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
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* '''[[deposit]]''' - noun the act of putting something somewhere;  a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met;  the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating;  money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use;  money deposited in a bank;  a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping; matter that has been deposited by some natural process;  a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later; the natural process of laying down a deposit of something;  verb put into a bank account;  fix, force, or implant;  put (something somewhere) firmly
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* '''[[deposition]]''' - noun the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office;  (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office;  the natural process of laying down a deposit of something;  the act of putting something somewhere
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* '''[[depot]]''' - noun a depository for goods;  station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
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* '''[[depraved]]''' - adj. marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good
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* '''[[depravity]]''' - noun a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice;  moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
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* '''[[depress]]''' - verb lessen the activity or force of;  lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;  lower (prices or markets);  press down; cause to drop or sink
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* '''[[depressant]]''' - adj. capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent;  noun a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
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* '''[[depressed]]''' - adj. having the central portion lower than the margin; lower than previously;  flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces;  low in spirits
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* '''[[depressing]]''' - adj. causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom;  causing dejection
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* '''[[depression]]''' - noun pushing down;  sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy;  angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object);  a concavity in a surface produced by pressing;  a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity;  a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment;  a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment;  a sunken or depressed geological formation;  a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention;  an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
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* '''[[depressive]]''' - adj. causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom;  nounsomeone suffering psychological depression
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* '''[[depressor]]''' - noun a device used by physician to press a part down or aside;  any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves;  any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
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* '''[[deprivation]]''' - noun act of depriving someone of food or money or rights;  the disadvantage that results from losing something;  a state of extreme poverty
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* '''[[deprive]]''' - verb take away;  keep from having, keeping, or obtaining; take away possessions from someone
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* '''[[deprived]]''' - adj. marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
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* '''[[depth]]''' - noun degree of psychological or intellectual profundity; extent downward or backward or inward;  (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part;  (usually plural) a low moral state;  the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
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* '''[[deputy]]''' - noun an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent;  someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies;  a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others;  a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
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* '''[[derange]]''' - verb throw into great confusion or disorder;  derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane
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* '''[[deranged]]''' - adj. driven insane
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* '''[[derangement]]''' - noun a state of mental disturbance and disorientation;  the act of disturbing the mind or body
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* '''[[derivation]]''' - noun the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin;  drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation;  drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body;  a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions;  the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: `singer' from `sing'; `undo' from `do';  inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline; (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
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* '''[[derivative]]''' - adj. resulting from or employing derivation;  noun(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word;  the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx;  a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
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* '''[[derive]]''' - verb develop or evolve from a latent or potential state; come from;  obtain;  come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example;  reason by deduction; establish by deduction
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* '''[[derived]]''' - adj. formed or developed from something else; not original
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* '''[[deriving]]''' - noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
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* '''[[derma]]''' - noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
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* '''[[dermacentor]]''' - noun vectors of important diseases of man and animals
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* '''[[dermal]]''' - adj. of or relating to or located in the dermis;  relating to or existing on or affecting the skin;  of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
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* '''[[dermatitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
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* '''[[dermatologic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or practicing dermatology
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* '''[[dermatologist]]''' - noun a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
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* '''[[dermatology]]''' - noun the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
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* '''[[dermic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or located in the dermis
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* '''[[dermis]]''' - noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
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* '''[[des]]''' - noun synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy;  a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
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* '''[[descend]]''' - verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way;  come as if by falling;  do something that one considers to be below one's dignity;  come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
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* '''[[descendants]]''' - noun all of the offspring of a given progenitor
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* '''[[descending]]''' - adj. coming down or downward
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* '''[[descensus]]''' - noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
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* '''[[descent]]''' - noun the act of changing your location in a downward direction;  a movement downward;  a downward slope or bend;  the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors;  properties attributable to your ancestry;  the descendants of one individual
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* '''[[describe]]''' - verb give a description of;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  to give an account or representation of in words;  make a mark or lines on a surface
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* '''[[described]]''' - adj. represented in words especially with sharpness and detail
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* '''[[description]]''' - noun sort or variety;  a statement that represents something in words;  the act of describing something
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* '''[[descriptive]]''' - adj. describing the structure of a language;  serving to describe or inform or characterized by description;  concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
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* '''[[desensitize]]''' - verb make insensitive;  cause not to be sensitive
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* '''[[desert]]''' - adj. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate;  noun arid land with little or no vegetation;  verb leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch;  desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
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* '''[[desertion]]''' - noun withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility;  the act of giving something up
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* '''[[deserts]]''' - noun an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
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* '''[[deserve]]''' - verb be worthy or deserving
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* '''[[deservedly]]''' - adv. as deserved
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* '''[[deserving]]''' - adj. having sufficient worth
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* '''[[desiccant]]''' - noun a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
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* '''[[desiccated]]''' - adj. thoroughly dried out;  lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless;  preserved by removing natural moisture
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* '''[[designate]]''' - verb assign a name or title to;  design or destine;  decree or designate beforehand;  give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
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* '''[[designated]]''' - adj. selected or named for a duty
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* '''[[designation]]''' - noun the act of designating or identifying something; the act of putting a person into a non-elective position;  identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
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* '''[[designed]]''' - adj. done or made or performed with purpose and intent; planned or created in an artistic or skilled manner;  carefully practiced or designed or premeditated;  organized so as to give configuration to
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* '''[[designedly]]''' - adv. with intention; in an intentional manner
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* '''[[desirability]]''' - noun the quality of being worthy of desiring; attractiveness to the opposite sex
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* '''[[desirable]]''' - adj. worth having or seeking or achieving;  worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
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* '''[[desire]]''' - noun an inclination to want things;  the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state;  something that is desired;  verbfeel or have a desire for; want strongly;  express a desire for;  expect and wish
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* '''[[desired]]''' - adj. greatly desired;  wanted intensely
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* '''[[desist]]''' - verb choose not to consume
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* '''[[desperate]]''' - adj. showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort;  fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless;  showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire;  desperately determined;  (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair;  arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope;  noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
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* '''[[desperation]]''' - noun desperate recklessness;  a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly
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* '''[[despised]]''' - adj. treated with contempt
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* '''[[despite]]''' - noun contemptuous disregard;  lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
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* '''[[despondency]]''' - noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
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* '''[[despondent]]''' - adj. without or almost without hope
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* '''[[desquamate]]''' - verb peel off in scales
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* '''[[desquamation]]''' - noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
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* '''[[dessert]]''' - noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
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* '''[[dessertspoonful]]''' - noun as much as a dessertspoon will hold
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* '''[[destination]]''' - noun the ultimate goal for which something is done; written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location;  the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
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* '''[[destined]]''' - adj. (usually followed by `to') governed by fate;  headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
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* '''[[destitute]]''' - adj. poor enough to need help from others;  completely wanting or lacking
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* '''[[destitution]]''' - noun a state without friends or money or prospects
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* '''[[destroy]]''' - verb put to death;  destroy completely; damage irreparably;  do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; defeat soundly
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* '''[[destroyed]]''' - adj. spoiled or ruined or demolished;  destroyed physically or morally
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* '''[[destruction]]''' - noun the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists;  an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something; a final state
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* '''[[destructive]]''' - adj. causing destruction or much damage
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* '''[[destructively]]''' - adv. in a destructive manner
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* '''[[destructiveness]]''' - noun the quality of causing destruction
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* '''[[detach]]''' - verb cause to become detached or separated; take off; come to be detached;  separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
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* '''[[detachable]]''' - adj. designed to be unfastened or disconnected without damage
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* '''[[detached]]''' - adj. used of buildings; standing apart from others;  no longer connected or joined;  not fixed in position;  being or feeling set or kept apart from others;  showing lack of emotional involvement
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* '''[[detachment]]''' - noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection;  a small unit of troops of special composition;  coming apart;  avoiding emotional involvement;  the state of being isolated or detached
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* '''[[detail]]''' - noun an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;  extended treatment of particulars;  a crew of workers selected for a particular task;  a small part that can be considered separately from the whole;  a temporary military unit;  verb assign to a specific task;  provide details for
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* '''[[detailed]]''' - adj. developed or executed with care and in minute detail
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* '''[[details]]''' - noun true confidential information
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* '''[[detain]]''' - verb cause to be slowed down or delayed;  stop or halt; deprive of freedom; take into confinement
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* '''[[detect]]''' - verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
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* '''[[detected]]''' - adj. perceived with the mind;  perceived or discerned
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* '''[[detecting]]''' - noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
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* '''[[detection]]''' - noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something;  a police investigation to determine the perpetrator;  the perception that something has occurred or some state exists;  the detection that a signal is being received
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* '''[[detention]]''' - noun a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home;  a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
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* '''[[deter]]''' - verb try to prevent; show opposition to;  turn away from by persuasion
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* '''[[detergent]]''' - adj. having cleansing power;  noun a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension;  a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
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* '''[[deteriorate]]''' - verb become worse or disintegrate;  grow worse
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* '''[[deterioration]]''' - noun process of changing to an inferior state;  a symptom of reduced quality or strength
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* '''[[determinable]]''' - adj. capable of being determined or limited or fixed
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* '''[[determinant]]''' - adj. having the power or quality of deciding;  noun a determining or causal element or factor;  a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations;  the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
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* '''[[determinate]]''' - adj. precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause;  not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex;  supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
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* '''[[determination]]''' - noun the act of determining the properties of something;  the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;  the act of making up your mind about something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
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* '''[[determine]]''' - verb fix conclusively or authoritatively;  fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property; shape or influence; give direction to;  establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study;  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; reach, make, or come to a decision about something;  settle conclusively; come to terms;  decide upon or fix definitely
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* '''[[determined]]''' - adj. having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation;  characterized by great determination; determined or decided upon as by an authority;  devoting full strength and concentrated attention to;  strongly motivated to succeed
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* '''[[determining]]''' - adj. having the power or quality of deciding
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* '''[[deterrent]]''' - adj. tending to deter;  noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
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* '''[[detract]]''' - verb take away a part from; diminish
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* '''[[detriment]]''' - noun a damage or loss
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* '''[[detrimental]]''' - adj. (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
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* '''[[detritus]]''' - noun loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks;  the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
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* '''[[detroit]]''' - noun the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor
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* '''[[develop]]''' - verb expand in the form of a series;  grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment;  cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development;  be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;  elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme;  grow emotionally or mature; gain through experience;  move into a strategically more advantageous position;  move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions;  superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry;  generate gradually; make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation;  make visible by means of chemical solutions;  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); change the use of and make available or usable;  happen;  become technologically advanced;  create by training and teaching; elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses;  work out;  come into existence; take on form or shape
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* '''[[developed]]''' - adj. being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful;  (of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads;  (used of societies) having high industrial development
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* '''[[developing]]''' - adj. relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply;  gradually unfolding or growing (especially as of something latent);  making or becoming visible through or as if through the action of a chemical agent;  nounprocessing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
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* '''[[development]]''' - noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;  (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated;  a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;  a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);  a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
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* '''[[developmental]]''' - adj. of or relating to or constituting development
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* '''[[deviate]]''' - adj. markedly different from an accepted norm;  noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior;  verb turn aside; turn away from;  cause to turn away from a previous or expected course;  be at variance with; be out of line with
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* '''[[deviation]]''' - noun deviate behavior;  the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances;  the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm;  a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
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* '''[[device]]''' - noun any clever maneuver;  an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose;  an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery);  something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
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* '''[[devices]]''' - noun an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'
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* '''[[devise]]''' - noun (law) a gift of real property by will;  a will disposing of real property;  verb give by will, especially real property;  come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort;  arrange by systematic planning and united effort
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* '''[[devitalization]]''' - noun the act of reducing the vitality of something
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* '''[[devitalize]]''' - verb sap of life or energy
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* '''[[devoid]]''' - adj. completely lacking;  completely wanting or lacking
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* '''[[devoted]]''' - adj. (followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use;  zealous in devotion or affection
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* '''[[devouring]]''' - adj. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
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* '''[[dew]]''' - noun water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air
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* '''[[dew point]]''' - noun the temperature at which the water vapor in the air becomes saturated and condensation begins
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* '''[[dexter]]''' - adj. on or starting from the wearer's right
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* '''[[dexterity]]''' - noun adroitness in using the hands
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* '''[[dexterous]]''' - adj. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
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* '''[[dextrin]]''' - noun any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch; a tasteless and odorless gummy substance that is used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and in dietary supplements
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* '''[[dextrose]]''' - noun an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits
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* '''[[dia]]''' - noun an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
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* '''[[diabetes]]''' - noun any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
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* '''[[diabetic]]''' - adj. suffering from diabetes;  of or relating to or causing diabetes;  noun someone who has diabetes
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* '''[[diagnose]]''' - verb determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis;  subject to a medical analysis
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* '''[[diagnosing]]''' - noun identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
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* '''[[diagnosis]]''' - noun identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
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* '''[[diagnostic]]''' - adj. characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease; concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis
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* '''[[diagnostician]]''' - noun a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis
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* '''[[diagonal]]''' - adj. at an angle; especially connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face;  having an oblique or slanted direction;  noun(mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry;  an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard;  a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric;  (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent;  a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
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* '''[[diagonally]]''' - adv. in a diagonal manner
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* '''[[diagram]]''' - noun a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts;  verb make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed
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* '''[[diagrammatic]]''' - adj. shown or represented by diagrams
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* '''[[dial]]''' - noun the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours;  a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called;  the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments;  the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning;  verb choose by means of a dial;  operate a dial to select a telephone number
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* '''[[dialyze]]''' - verb separate by dialysis
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* '''[[diameter]]''' - noun the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference;  a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface)
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* '''[[diametrically]]''' - adv. as from opposite ends of a diameter
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* '''[[diapedesis]]''' - noun passage of blood cells (especially white blood cells) through intact capillary walls and into the surrounding tissue
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* '''[[diaper]]''' - noun garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement;  a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
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* '''[[diaphanous]]''' - adj. so thin as to transmit light
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* '''[[diaphoresis]]''' - noun the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
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* '''[[diaphoretic]]''' - adj. inducing perspiration;  noun used to produce perspiration
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* '''[[diaphragm]]''' - noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves;  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix; (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
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* '''[[diaphyseal]]''' - adj. relating to the diaphysis of a bone
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* '''[[diaphysis]]''' - noun the main (mid) section of a long bone
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* '''[[diarrhea]]''' - noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
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* '''[[diarrheal]]''' - adj. of or relating to diarrhea
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* '''[[diarrheic]]''' - adj. of or relating to diarrhea
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* '''[[diastasis]]''' - noun separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
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* '''[[diastole]]''' - noun the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
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* '''[[diastolic]]''' - adj. of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole
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* '''[[diathesis]]''' - noun constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
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* '''[[diazo]]''' - adj. relating to or containing diazonium
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* '''[[dichromate]]''' - noun a salt of the hypothetical dichromic acid
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* '''[[dictate]]''' - noun a guiding principle;  an authoritative rule;  verb say out loud for the purpose of recording;  rule as a dictator;  issue commands or orders for
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* '''[[dictation]]''' - noun matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage;  speech intended for reproduction in writing;  an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
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* '''[[dictionary]]''' - noun a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
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* '''[[dictum]]''' - noun an authoritative declaration;  an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
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* '''[[die]]''' - noun a device used for shaping metal;  a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods;  small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers;  verb suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense);  disappear or come to an end;  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life;  lose sparkle or bouquet;  to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player;  cut or shape with a die;  be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame;  languish as with love or desire;  feel indifferent towards;  suffer or face the pain of death;  stop operating or functioning
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* '''[[dielectric]]''' - noun a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
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* '''[[diet]]''' - noun the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods);  the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal);  a prescribed selection of foods;  a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan);  verb eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight;  follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
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* '''[[dietary]]''' - adj. of or relating to the diet;  noun a regulated daily food allowance
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* '''[[dietetic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the diet
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* '''[[dietetics]]''' - noun the scientific study of food preparation and intake
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* '''[[dieting]]''' - noun the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
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* '''[[differ]]''' - verb be different;  be of different opinions
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* '''[[difference]]''' - noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar;  a significant change;  a disagreement or argument about something important;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm;  the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
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* '''[[different]]''' - adj. differing from all others; not ordinary;  unlike in nature or quality or form or degree;  distinctly separate from the first;  distinct or separate;  marked by dissimilarity
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* '''[[differentia]]''' - noun distinguishing characteristics (especially in different species of a genus)
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* '''[[differential]]''' - adj. relating to or showing a difference;  involving or containing one or more derivatives;  noun a quality that differentiates between similar things;  a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves;  the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
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* '''[[differentially]]''' - adv. in a differential manner
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* '''[[differentiate]]''' - verb become distinct and acquire a different character;  become different during development;  calculate a derivative; take the derivative;  evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment;  mark as different;  be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
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* '''[[differentiated]]''' - adj. made different (especially in the course of development) or shown to be different;  exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment
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* '''[[differentiation]]''' - noun the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function;  a discrimination between things as different and distinct;  (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
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* '''[[differently]]''' - adv. in another and different manner
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* '''[[difficult]]''' - adj. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure;  requiring much effort and trouble;  difficult to manage or control
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* '''[[difficulty]]''' - noun the quality of being difficult;  a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome;  an effort that is inconvenient
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* '''[[diffuse]]''' - adj. spread out; not concentrated in one place;  lacking conciseness;  (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected;  verb move outward;  cause to become widely known; spread or diffuse through
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* '''[[diffused]]''' - adj. (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material; (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
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* '''[[diffusely]]''' - adv. in a diffuse manner
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* '''[[diffusing]]''' - adj. spreading by diffusion
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* '''[[diffusion]]''' - noun the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another;  (physics) the process of diffusing; the intermingling of molecules in gases and liquids as a result of random thermal agitation;  the act of dispersing or diffusing something;  the property of being diffused or dispersed
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* '''[[diffusive]]''' - adj. spreading by diffusion
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* '''[[dig]]''' - noun the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow;  a small gouge (as in the cover of a book);  the site of an archeological exploration;  the act of digging;  an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect;  verb turn up, loosen, or remove earth;  create by digging;  get the meaning of something;  poke or thrust abruptly;  remove the inner part or the core of;  work hard
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* '''[[digest]]''' - noun a periodical that summarizes the news;  something that is compiled (as into a single book or file);  verb soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture;  make more concise;  soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture;  systematize, as by classifying and summarizing; become assimilated into the body;  arrange and integrate in the mind;  put up with something or somebody unpleasant;  convert food into absorbable substances
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* '''[[digested]]''' - adj. capable of undergoing digestion
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* '''[[digestibility]]''' - noun the property of being easy to digest
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* '''[[digestible]]''' - adj. capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
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* '''[[digestion]]''' - noun learning and coming to understand ideas and information;  the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body;  the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
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* '''[[digestive]]''' - adj. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion;  noun any substance that promotes digestion
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* '''[[digging]]''' - noun the act of digging
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* '''[[digit]]''' - noun a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates;  one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration;  the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
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* '''[[digital]]''' - adj. of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits;  relating to or performed with the fingers;  displaying numbers rather than scale positions
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* '''[[digitalin]]''' - noun a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
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* '''[[digitalis]]''' - noun a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove; any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
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* '''[[digitally]]''' - adv. in terms of integers;  by means of the fingers
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* '''[[digitate]]''' - adj. resembling a finger
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* '''[[digitoxin]]''' - noun digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
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* '''[[dignified]]''' - adj. having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance;  having or showing self-esteem
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* '''[[dilatation]]''' - noun the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions;  the act of expanding an aperture
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* '''[[dilate]]''' - verb become wider;  add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
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* '''[[dilated]]''' - adj. made wider or larger in all dimensions
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* '''[[dilator]]''' - noun a surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ;  a drug that causes dilation;  a muscle or nerve that dilates or widens a body part
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* '''[[diligence]]''' - noun conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation; persevering determination to perform a task;  a diligent effort
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* '''[[diligently]]''' - adv. with diligence; in a diligent manner
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* '''[[dill]]''' - noun aromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning;  aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning
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* '''[[diluent]]''' - noun a diluting agent
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* '''[[dilute]]''' - adj. reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; verb lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;  corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
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* '''[[diluted]]''' - adj. reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity;  made less strong or severe
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* '''[[dilution]]''' - noun weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner;  a diluted solution
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* '''[[dim]]''' - adj. lacking in light; not bright or harsh;  lacking clarity or distinctness;  made dim or less bright;  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;  offering little or no hope;  verb make dim or lusterless;  become dim or lusterless;  switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam;  become vague or indistinct;  make dim by comparison or conceal;  become or make darker
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* '''[[dime]]''' - noun a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar;  street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars
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* '''[[dimension]]''' - noun the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height);  one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space;  magnitude or extent;  a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;  verb shape or form to required dimensions;  indicate the dimensions on
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* '''[[diminish]]''' - verb lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; decrease in size, extent, or range
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* '''[[diminished]]''' - adj. (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval;  impaired by diminution;  (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use;  made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
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* '''[[diminishing]]''' - adj. becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
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* '''[[diminution]]''' - noun the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original);  the act of decreasing or reducing something;  change toward something smaller or lower
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* '''[[diminutive]]''' - adj. very small;  noun a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
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* '''[[diminutiveness]]''' - noun the property of being very small in size
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* '''[[dimness]]''' - noun the quality of being dim or lacking contrast;  the property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity;  the state of being poorly illuminated
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* '''[[dimple]]''' - noun a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin;  any slight depression in a surface;  a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached;  verb produce dimples while smiling;  mark with, or as if with, dimples
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* '''[[dimpled]]''' - adj. having a small indentation
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* '''[[din]]''' - noun the act of making a noisy disturbance;  a loud harsh or strident noise;  verb instill (into a person) by constant repetition; make a resonant sound, like artillery
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* '''[[ding]]''' - noun a ringing sound;  an impression in a surface (as made by a blow);  verb go `ding dong', like a bell
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* '''[[dinner]]''' - noun the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday;  a party of people assembled to have dinner together
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* '''[[diopter]]''' - noun a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists
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* '''[[dioxide]]''' - noun an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
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* '''[[dip]]''' - noun a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms;  a brief swim in water;  a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow;  a brief immersion;  tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped;  (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon;  a depression in an otherwise level surface;  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;  a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places;  verb stain an object by immersing it in a liquid;  go down momentarily;  scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface;  immerse in a disinfectant solution;  place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax;  dip into a liquid;  slope downwards; appear to move downward;  lower briefly;  dip into a liquid while eating;  immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
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* '''[[diphtheria]]''' - noun acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
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* '''[[diplegia]]''' - noun paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body
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* '''[[diplococcus]]''' - noun Gram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs
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* '''[[diplopia]]''' - noun visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects
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* '''[[dipolar]]''' - adj. having equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles having opposite signs and separated by a small distance
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* '''[[dipped]]''' - adj. having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
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* '''[[dipsomania]]''' - noun an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
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* '''[[diptera]]''' - noun a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
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* '''[[direct]]''' - adj. lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short;  (of a current) flowing in one direction only;  extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action;  similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity;  moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth;  having no intervening persons, agents, conditions;  in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker;  being an immediate result or consequence;  in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child;  adv. without deviation;  verb command with authority;  give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction;  guide the actors in (plays and films);  be in charge of;  plan and direct (a complex undertaking);  specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public;  put an address on (an envelope);  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;  aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;  lead, as in the performance of a composition;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  cause to go somewhere;  take somebody somewhere
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* '''[[directed]]''' - adj. manageable by a supervising agent;  (often used in combination) having a specified direction
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* '''[[directing]]''' - adj. showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
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* '''[[direction]]''' - noun a general course along which something has a tendency to develop;  a message describing how something is to be done;  a line leading to a place or point;  the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves;  the act of setting and holding a course;  the act of managing something;  the concentration of attention or energy on something;  something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action;  a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
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* '''[[directly]]''' - adv. without deviation;  in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly;  without anyone or anything intervening;  without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
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* '''[[director]]''' - noun someone who controls resources and expenditures; someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show;  member of a board of directors;  the person who leads a musical group;  the person who directs the making of a film
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* '''[[dirt]]''' - adj. (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel;  noun the state of being covered with unclean things; disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people;  the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock; obscene terms for feces
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* '''[[dirty]]''' - adj. unpleasantly stormy;  soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime;  (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency;  spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination;  unethical or dishonest; expressing or revealing hostility or dislike;  obtained illegally or by improper means;  (of a manuscript) defaced with changes;  vile; despicable;  (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; violating accepted standards or rules;  contaminated with infecting organisms;  verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
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* '''[[dis]]''' - noun god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto
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* '''[[disa]]''' - noun any orchid of the genus Disa; beautiful orchids with dark green leaves and usually hooded flowers; much prized as emblematic flowers in their native regions;  a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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* '''[[disability]]''' - noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
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* '''[[disabled]]''' - adj. markedly unable to function as a consequence of injury or illness;  so badly injured as to be excused from continuing; noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
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* '''[[disabuse]]''' - verb free somebody (from an erroneous belief)
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* '''[[disadvantage]]''' - noun the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position;  verb put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
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* '''[[disadvantageous]]''' - adj. constituting a disadvantage
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* '''[[disagree]]''' - verb be of different opinions;  be different from one another
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* '''[[disagreeable]]''' - adj. not to your liking;  not agreeing with your tastes or expectations
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* '''[[disappear]]''' - verb get lost, as without warning or explanation; become less intense and fade away gradually;  cease to exist; become invisible or unnoticeable
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* '''[[disappearance]]''' - noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation;  the event of passing out of sight;  ceasing to exist; gradually ceasing to be visible
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* '''[[disappearing]]''' - adj. quickly going away and passing out of sight; noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
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* '''[[disappoint]]''' - verb fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
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* '''[[disappointed]]''' - adj. disappointingly unsuccessful
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* '''[[disappointing]]''' - adj. not up to expectations
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* '''[[disappointment]]''' - noun an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone;  a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
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* '''[[disarrange]]''' - verb disturb the arrangement of;  destroy the arrangement or order of
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* '''[[disarticulate]]''' - verb separate at the joints
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* '''[[disaster]]''' - noun an act that has disastrous consequences;  an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;  a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
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* '''[[disastrous]]''' - adj. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
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* '''[[disc]]''' - noun a flat circular plate;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
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* '''[[discard]]''' - noun getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable;  (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing to follow suit;  anything that is cast aside or discarded;  verbthrow or cast away
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* '''[[discarded]]''' - adj. thrown away
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* '''[[discernible]]''' - adj. perceptible by the senses or intellect;  capable of being seen or noticed;  capable of being perceived clearly
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* '''[[discharge]]''' - noun the act of discharging a gun;  the act of venting; the sudden giving off of energy;  the pouring forth of a fluid;  electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field;  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;  a substance that is emitted or released;  a formal written statement of relinquishment;  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart);  verb eliminate (substances) from the body; release from military service;  pour forth or release;  remove the charge from;  become empty or void of its content;  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;  cause to go off;  go off or discharge;  leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;  free from obligations or duties;  complete or carry out
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* '''[[discharged]]''' - adj. having lost your job;  set free as from prison or duty
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* '''[[disclike]]''' - adj. having a flat circular shape
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* '''[[disclose]]''' - verb disclose to view as by removing a cover;  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
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* '''[[disclosed]]''' - adj. made known (especially something secret or concealed);  no longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; `discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term
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* '''[[discoid]]''' - adj. having a flat circular shape
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* '''[[discoloration]]''' - noun the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded;  a soiled or discolored appearance
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* '''[[discolored]]''' - adj. having the color spoiled with spots or streaks
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* '''[[discomfiture]]''' - noun anxious embarrassment
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* '''[[discomfort]]''' - noun an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress;  the state of being tense and feeling pain
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* '''[[disconnected]]''' - adj. not plugged in or connected to a power source; having been divided; having the unity destroyed;  lacking orderly continuity;  (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply;  marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
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* '''[[discontent]]''' - adj. showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing;  noun a longing for something better than the present situation;  verb make dissatisfied
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* '''[[discontinuance]]''' - noun the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
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* '''[[discontinue]]''' - verb put an end to a state or an activity;  come or be at an end;  prevent completion
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* '''[[discontinued]]''' - adj. stopped permanently or temporarily
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* '''[[discord]]''' - noun strife resulting from a lack of agreement; disagreement among those expected to cooperate;  lack of agreement or harmony;  a harsh mixture of sounds;  verb be different from one another
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* '''[[discourage]]''' - verb deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged;  admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior;  try to prevent; show opposition to
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* '''[[discouraged]]''' - adj. lacking in resolution;  made less hopeful or enthusiastic
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* '''[[discouragement]]''' - noun the act of discouraging;  the expression of opposition and disapproval;  the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
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* '''[[discourse]]''' - noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing; an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic;  an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service);  verb to consider or examine in speech or writing;  talk at length and formally about a topic;  carry on a conversation
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* '''[[discover]]''' - verb make a discovery;  make a discovery, make a new finding;  see for the first time; make a discovery;  get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret;  discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; find unexpectedly
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* '''[[discoverable]]''' - adj. capable of being ascertained or found out
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* '''[[discovered]]''' - adj. no longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; `discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term; discovered or determined by scientific observation
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* '''[[discoverer]]''' - noun someone who is the first to observe something; someone who is the first to think of or make something
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* '''[[discovery]]''' - noun the act of discovering something;  a productive insight;  something that is discovered;  (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case
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* '''[[discredit]]''' - noun the state of being held in low esteem;  verb cause to be distrusted or disbelieved;  damage the reputation of;  reject as false; refuse to accept
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* '''[[discredited]]''' - adj. suffering shame;  being unjustly brought into disrepute
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* '''[[discrepancy]]''' - noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;  an event that departs from expectations
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* '''[[discrete]]''' - adj. constituting a separate entity or part
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* '''[[discreteness]]''' - noun the state of being several and distinct
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* '''[[discretion]]''' - noun the trait of judging wisely and objectively;  knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress;  freedom to act or judge on one's own;  the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies;  refined taste; tact
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* '''[[discriminating]]''' - adj. showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste;  marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions;  having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
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* '''[[discrimination]]''' - noun unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice;  the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
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* '''[[discuss]]''' - verb speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion;  to consider or examine in speech or writing
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* '''[[discussion]]''' - noun an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic;  an exchange of views on some topic
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* '''[[disease]]''' - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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* '''[[diseased]]''' - adj. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
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* '''[[disengage]]''' - verb become free;  release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles;  free or remove obstruction from
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* '''[[disfavor]]''' - noun an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group;  the state of being out of favor;  verb put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
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* '''[[disfigure]]''' - verb mar or spoil the appearance of
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* '''[[disfigured]]''' - adj. having the appearance spoiled
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* '''[[disfigurement]]''' - noun an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen;  the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
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* '''[[disgrace]]''' - noun a state of dishonor;  verb damage the reputation of; reduce in worth or character, usually verbally;  bring shame or dishonor upon
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* '''[[disguise]]''' - noun the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance;  any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity;  an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something;  verb make unrecognizable
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* '''[[disguised]]''' - adj. having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading
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* '''[[disgust]]''' - noun strong feelings of dislike;  verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of;  fill with distaste
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* '''[[disgusting]]''' - adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
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* '''[[dish]]''' - noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food;  directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation;  a particular item of prepared food;  the quantity that a dish will hold;  an activity that you like or at which you are superior;  a very attractive or seductive looking woman;  verb make concave; shape like a dish;  provide (usually but not necessarily food)
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* '''[[disheartening]]''' - adj. destructive of morale and self-reliance
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* '''[[dishonest]]''' - adj. deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive;  lacking truthfulness;  lacking honesty and oblivious to what is honorable;  capable of being corrupted
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* '''[[dishonesty]]''' - noun lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing;  the quality of being dishonest
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* '''[[disinclination]]''' - noun that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike;  a certain degree of unwillingness
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* '''[[disinfect]]''' - verb destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
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* '''[[disinfectant]]''' - adj. preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms;  noun an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
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* '''[[disinfection]]''' - noun treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms
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* '''[[disintegrate]]''' - verb break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity;  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current;  cause to undergo fission or lose particles
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* '''[[disintegration]]''' - noun total destruction;  the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation;  separation into component parts;  in a decomposed state
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* '''[[disjunction]]''' - noun state of being disconnected;  the act of breaking a connection
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* '''[[dislike]]''' - noun a feeling of aversion or antipathy;  an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group;  verb have or feel a dislike or distaste for
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* '''[[dislocate]]''' - verb put out of its usual place, position, or relationship; move out of position
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* '''[[dislocated]]''' - adj. separated at the joint
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* '''[[dislocation]]''' - noun the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue;  an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity;  a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
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* '''[[dislodge]]''' - verb remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied;  remove or force out from a position;  change place or direction
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* '''[[dislodgement]]''' - noun forced removal from a position of advantage
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* '''[[dismiss]]''' - verb bar from attention or consideration;  cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration;  end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave;  stop associating with;  declare void;  terminate the employment of
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* '''[[dismissed]]''' - adj. having lost your job
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* '''[[disorder]]''' - noun a disturbance of the peace or of public order; condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning;  a condition in which things are not in their expected places;  verb bring disorder to;  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
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* '''[[disordered]]''' - adj. not arranged in order;  lacking orderly continuity; thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
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* '''[[disorderly]]''' - adj. undisciplined and unruly;  in utter disorder; completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
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* '''[[disorganization]]''' - noun the disturbance of a systematic arrangement causing disorder and confusion;  a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted
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* '''[[disorganized]]''' - adj. lacking order or methodical arrangement or function
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* '''[[disparity]]''' - noun inequality or difference in some respect
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* '''[[dispel]]''' - verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings;  to cause to separate and go in different directions
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* '''[[dispensary]]''' - noun clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed
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* '''[[dispense]]''' - verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption;  give or apply (medications);  administer or bestow, as in small portions
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* '''[[dispensed]]''' - adj. distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions
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* '''[[disperse]]''' - verb move away from each other;  to cause to separate and go in different directions;  cause to separate;  cause to become widely known;  distribute loosely
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* '''[[dispersed]]''' - adj. distributed or spread over a considerable extent
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* '''[[displace]]''' - verb force to move;  take the place of;  move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment;  put out of its usual place, position, or relationship;  remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied;  cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense;  take the place of or have precedence over
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* '''[[displacement]]''' - noun act of removing from office or employment;  to move something from its natural environment;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one;  (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound;  act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics;  the act of uniform movement; an event in which something is displaced without rotation
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* '''[[display]]''' - noun something shown to the public;  a visual representation of something;  an electronic device that represents information in visual form;  something intended to communicate a particular impression;  exhibiting openly in public view;  behavior that makes your feelings public;  verb attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals;  to show, make visible or apparent; make clear and visible
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* '''[[disposal]]''' - noun the act or means of getting rid of something;  a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage;  the power to use something or someone;  a method of tending to (especially business) matters
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* '''[[dispose]]''' - verb make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief;  give, sell, or transfer to another;  make fit or prepared;  throw or cast away
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* '''[[disposed]]''' - adj. having made preparations;  (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
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* '''[[disposition]]''' - noun your usual mood;  a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing;  the act or means of getting rid of something;  an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
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* '''[[disproportion]]''' - noun lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
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* '''[[disproportionate]]''' - adj. not proportionate;  out of proportion
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* '''[[disprove]]''' - verb prove to be false
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* '''[[dispute]]''' - noun coming into conflict with;  a disagreement or argument about something important;  verb have a disagreement over something;  take exception to
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* '''[[disputed]]''' - adj. subject to disagreement and debate
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* '''[[disquieting]]''' - adj. causing mental discomfort
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* '''[[disregard]]''' - noun willful lack of care and attention;  lack of attention and due care;  verb give little or no attention to;  bar from attention or consideration;  refuse to acknowledge
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* '''[[disregarded]]''' - adj. not noticed inadvertently
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* '''[[disregarding]]''' - adv. in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks
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* '''[[disrepute]]''' - noun the state of being held in low esteem
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* '''[[disruptive]]''' - adj. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
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* '''[[dissatisfied]]''' - adj. in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
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* '''[[dissect]]''' - verb cut open or cut apart;  make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
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* '''[[dissected]]''' - adj. having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
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* '''[[dissection]]''' - noun cutting so as to separate into pieces;  detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work);  a minute and critical analysis
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* '''[[disseminating]]''' - adj. spreading by diffusion
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* '''[[dissemination]]''' - noun the property of being diffused or dispersed; the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate;  the act of dispersing or diffusing something
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* '''[[dissenting]]''' - adj. disagreeing, especially with a majority
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* '''[[dissimilar]]''' - adj. not similar;  marked by dissimilarity;  not alike or similar
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* '''[[dissipate]]''' - verb live a life or pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption;  spend frivolously and unwisely;  move away from each other;  to cause to separate and go in different directions
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* '''[[dissipated]]''' - adj. preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance;  unrestrained by convention or morality
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* '''[[dissipation]]''' - noun breaking up and scattering by dispersion; useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly;  dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
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* '''[[dissociation]]''' - noun the act of removing from association; (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions;  a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
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* '''[[dissolution]]''' - noun the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations);  separation into component parts;  the termination of a meeting;  dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure; the process of going into solution
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* '''[[dissolve]]''' - noun (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out;  verb declare void;  come to an end;  bring the association of to an end or cause to break up;  become or cause to become soft or liquid;  pass into a solution;  cause to go into a solution;  become weaker;  cause to fade away;  lose control emotionally;  cause to lose control emotionally;  stop functioning or cohering as a unit
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* '''[[dissolved]]''' - adj. (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
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* '''[[dissolving]]''' - adj. causing to dissolve;  noun the process of going into solution
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* '''[[distal]]''' - adj. situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone;  directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
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* '''[[distally]]''' - adv. far from the center
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* '''[[distance]]''' - noun the property created by the space between two objects or points;  size of the gap between two places;  indifference by personal withdrawal;  a distant region;  the interval between two times;  a remote point in time;  verb keep at a distance;  go far ahead of
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* '''[[distant]]''' - adj. apart in space;  separate or apart in time;  separated in space or coming from or going to a distance;  far apart in relevance or relationship;  remote in manner
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* '''[[distaste]]''' - noun a feeling of intense dislike
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* '''[[distasteful]]''' - adj. not pleasing in odor or taste;  highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
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* '''[[distend]]''' - verb swell from or as if from internal pressure;  cause to expand as it by internal pressure;  become wider
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* '''[[distended]]''' - adj. abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination);  abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
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* '''[[distention]]''' - noun the act of expanding by pressure from within;  the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
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* '''[[distil]]''' - verb give off (a liquid);  undergo the process of distillation; extract by the process of distillation;  undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
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* '''[[distillate]]''' - noun a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
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* '''[[distillation]]''' - noun the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors;  a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
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* '''[[distinct]]''' - adj. recognizable; marked;  easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined;  (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality;  clearly or sharply defined to the mind;  constituting a separate entity or part
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* '''[[distinction]]''' - noun a distinguishing difference;  a distinguishing quality;  a discrimination between things as different and distinct; high status importance owing to marked superiority
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* '''[[distinctive]]''' - adj. of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing;  capable of being classified
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* '''[[distinctly]]''' - adv. clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment; to a distinct degree;  in a distinct and distinguishable manner
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* '''[[distinctness]]''' - noun the quality of being sharp and clear;  the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known;  the state of being several and distinct
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* '''[[distinguish]]''' - verb mark as different;  be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  make conspicuous or noteworthy; detect with the senses
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* '''[[distinguishable]]''' - adj. capable of being perceived as different or distinct;  (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
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* '''[[distinguished]]''' - adj. set apart from other such things;  used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person;  (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
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* '''[[distinguishing]]''' - adj. serving to distinguish or identify a species or group
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* '''[[distort]]''' - verb alter the shape of (something) by stress;  make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story;  affect as in thought or feeling;  form into a spiral shape;  twist and press out of shape
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* '''[[distorted]]''' - adj. having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented;  so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly; strained or wrenched out of normal shape
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* '''[[distortion]]''' - noun the mistake of misrepresenting the facts;  the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean;  a change for the worse;  a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal);  an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image;  a shape resulting from distortion
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* '''[[distress]]''' - noun the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim;  psychological suffering; extreme physical pain;  a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need);  verb cause mental pain to
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* '''[[distressed]]''' - adj. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; generalized feeling of distress;  afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief;  suffering severe physical strain or distress
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* '''[[distressing]]''' - adj. causing distress or worry or anxiety;  bad; unfortunate
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* '''[[distribute]]''' - verb give out;  administer or bestow, as in small portions; make available;  be mathematically distributive;  be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses;  spread throughout a given area; cause to become widely known;  distribute or disperse widely;  to arrange in a systematic order;  cause to be distributed
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* '''[[distributed]]''' - adj. spread out or scattered about or divided up
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* '''[[distribution]]''' - noun the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning;  the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer;  the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume;  (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
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* '''[[district]]''' - noun a region marked off for administrative or other purposes;  verb regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
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* '''[[distrust]]''' - noun the trait of not trusting others;  doubt about someone's honesty;  verb regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
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* '''[[disturb]]''' - verb damage as if by shaking or jarring;  move deeply; destroy the peace or tranquility of;  tamper with;  change the arrangement or position of
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* '''[[disturbance]]''' - noun the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion;  a disorderly outburst or tumult;  an unhappy and worried mental state;  a noisy fight;  activity that is an intrusion or interruption;  electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication;  (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
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* '''[[disturbed]]''' - adj. emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships;  having the place or position changed; affected with madness or insanity;  afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
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* '''[[disturbing]]''' - adj. causing distress or worry or anxiety
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* '''[[disuse]]''' - noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
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* '''[[diuresis]]''' - noun increased secretion of urine; if not due to increased liquid intake or to the action of a diuretic drug it can be a symptom of diabetes mellitus
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* '''[[diuretic]]''' - noun any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine
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* '''[[diurnal]]''' - adj. having a daily cycle or occurring every day;  belonging to or active during the day
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* '''[[diver]]''' - noun someone who dives (into water);  someone who works underwater;  large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
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* '''[[diverge]]''' - verb move or draw apart;  extend in a different direction; have no limits as a mathematical series;  be at variance with; be out of line with
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* '''[[divergence]]''' - noun the act of moving away in different direction from a common point;  an infinite series that has no limit;  a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
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* '''[[divergent]]''' - adj. tending to move apart in different directions; diverging from another or from a standard
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* '''[[diverging]]''' - adj. tending to move apart in different directions
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* '''[[divers]]''' - adj. many and different
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* '''[[diverse]]''' - adj. distinctly dissimilar or unlike;  many and different
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* '''[[diversified]]''' - adj. having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety
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* '''[[diversion]]''' - noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern);  an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates;  an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
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* '''[[diversity]]''' - noun the condition or result of being changed;  noticeable heterogeneity
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* '''[[divert]]''' - verb send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one;  withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions;  turn aside; turn away from;  occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
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* '''[[diverted]]''' - adj. pleasantly occupied
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* '''[[diverticulitis]]''' - noun inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
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* '''[[diverticulum]]''' - noun a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
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* '''[[divest]]''' - verb reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment); deprive of status or authority;  remove (someone's or one's own) clothes;  take away possessions from someone
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* '''[[divide]]''' - noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility);  a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems;  verb perform a division; separate into parts or portions;  force, take, or pull apart;  come apart; make a division or separation;  act as a barrier between; stand between
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* '''[[divided]]''' - adj. distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose;  having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions;  separated into parts or pieces
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* '''[[dividing]]''' - adj. serving simply to separate or partition;  serving to divide or marking a division
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* '''[[diving]]''' - noun an athletic competition that involves diving into water; a headlong plunge into water
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* '''[[divisible]]''' - adj. capable of being or liable to be divided or separated
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* '''[[division]]''' - noun the act or process of dividing;  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart;  an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed;  discord that splits a group;  an army unit large enough to sustain combat;  a group of ships of similar type;  a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings;  an administrative unit in government or business;  (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum;  (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category;  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a league ranked by quality
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* '''[[divulge]]''' - verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
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* '''[[dizziness]]''' - noun a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
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* '''[[dizzy]]''' - adj. having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling; lacking seriousness; given to frivolity;  verb make dizzy or giddy
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* '''[[dj]]''' - noun a person who announces and plays popular recorded music;  verb comment on music to be played
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* '''[[dl]]''' - noun a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
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* '''[[do]]''' - noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization;  doctor's degree in osteopathy;  an uproarious party; verb create or design, often in a certain way;  travel or traverse (a distance);  carry on or manage;  get (something) done;  proceed or get along;  behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;  arrange attractively;  give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;  carry out or perform an action;  engage in;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;  spend time in prison or in a labor camp
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* '''[[docile]]''' - adj. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; easily handled or managed;  ready and willing to be taught
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* '''[[docility]]''' - noun the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
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* '''[[doctor]]''' - noun children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office;  a licensed medical practitioner;  a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution;  (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching;  verb give medical treatment to;  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;  alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
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* '''[[doctrine]]''' - noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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* '''[[dog]]''' - noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds;  informal term for a man; metal supports for logs in a fireplace;  a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward;  a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll;  someone who is morally reprehensible;  a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; verb go after with the intent to catch
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* '''[[dogmatic]]''' - adj. characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles;  relating to or involving dogma;  of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
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* '''[[dogwood]]''' - noun a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers;  hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood
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* '''[[dolichocephalic]]''' - adj. having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75;  noun an adult with a long narrow head
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* '''[[dollar]]''' - noun a symbol of commercialism or greed;  a United States coin worth one dollar;  a piece of paper money worth one dollar;  the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
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* '''[[dome-shaped]]''' - adj. having the shape of a dome
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* '''[[domestic]]''' - adj. produced in a particular country;  of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation;  of or involving the home or family;  converted or adapted to domestic use;  of or relating to the home;  noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
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* '''[[dominant]]''' - adj. exercising influence or control;  (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar;  noun(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale;  an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
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* '''[[dominate]]''' - verb have dominance or the power to defeat over;  be in control;  look down on;  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
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* '''[[dominated]]''' - adj. controlled or ruled by superior authority or power; harassed by persistent nagging
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* '''[[domination]]''' - noun social control by dominating;  power to dominate or defeat
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* '''[[dominion]]''' - noun one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth;  dominance or power through legal authority;  a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
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* '''[[don]]''' - noun a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename;  a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov;  Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu;  a Spanish gentleman or nobleman;  the head of an organized crime family; teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford);  verb put clothing on one's body
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* '''[[donated]]''' - adj. given freely especially to a cause or fund
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* '''[[done]]''' - adj. cooked until ready to serve;  having finished or arrived at completion
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* '''[[donna]]''' - noun an Italian woman of rank
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* '''[[donor]]''' - noun person who makes a gift of property;  (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
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* '''[[door]]''' - noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle;  a room that is entered via a door;  a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road);  anything providing a means of access (or escape);  the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
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* '''[[doorway]]''' - noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
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* '''[[dormant]]''' - adj. inactive but capable of becoming active;  of e.g. volcanos; not erupting and not extinct;  in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
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* '''[[dorsal]]''' - adj. belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part;  facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
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* '''[[dorsally]]''' - adv. in a dorsal location or direction
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* '''[[dorsiflexion]]''' - noun the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
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* '''[[dorsum]]''' - noun the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part);  the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
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* '''[[dosage]]''' - noun the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
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* '''[[dose]]''' - noun a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time; the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact;  verb treat with an agent; add (an agent) to;  administer a drug to
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* '''[[dosed]]''' - adj. treated with some kind of application
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* '''[[dote]]''' - verb shower with love; show excessive affection for;  be foolish or senile due to old age
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* '''[[dotted]]''' - adj. having a pattern of dots;  having gaps or spaces
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* '''[[double]]''' - adj. having two meanings with intent to deceive;  large enough for two;  twice as great or many;  consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs;  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities;  used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements;  used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis;  adv. two together;  downward and forward;  to double the degree;  noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base;  a quantity that is twice as great as another; someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);  a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2;  verb increase twofold;  hit a two-base hit;  do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions;  bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit); make or do or perform again;  bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
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* '''[[double-edged]]''' - adj. capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways
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* '''[[doubled]]''' - adj. twice as great or many
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* '''[[doubling]]''' - noun raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; increase by a factor of two
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* '''[[doubly]]''' - adv. to double the degree;  in a twofold manner
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* '''[[doubt]]''' - noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something;  the state of being unsure of something;  verb consider unlikely or have doubts about;  lack confidence in or have doubts about
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* '''[[doubtful]]''' - adj. fraught with uncertainty or doubt;  open to doubt or suspicion;  unsettled in mind or opinion
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* '''[[doubtfully]]''' - adv. in a doubtful manner
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* '''[[doubting]]''' - adj. marked by or given to doubt
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* '''[[doubtless]]''' - adv. with certainty
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* '''[[douche]]''' - noun irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents;  a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas;  verb direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
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* '''[[dough]]''' - noun a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll;  informal terms for money
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* '''[[doughy]]''' - adj. having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking
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* '''[[douglas]]''' - noun United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)
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* '''[[dovetail]]''' - noun a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises;  verb fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
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* '''[[down]]''' - adj. not functioning (temporarily or permanently);  shut; understood perfectly;  being put out by a strikeout;  extending or moving from a higher to a lower place;  becoming progressively lower;  being or moving lower in position or less in some value;  low in spirits;  lower than previously;  adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position;  away from a more central or a more northerly place;  paid in cash at time of purchase;  in an inactive or inoperative state;  to a lower intensity;  from an earlier time;  noun(American football) a complete play to advance the football;  soft fine feathers;  fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs);  (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil;  English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896);  verb bring down or defeat (an opponent);  cause to come or go down;  shoot at and force to come down;  improve or perfect by pruning or polishing;  eat immoderately;  drink down entirely
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* '''[[downstairs]]''' - adj. on or of lower floors of a building;  adv. on a floor below
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* '''[[downward]]''' - adj. extending or moving from a higher to a lower place;  adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
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* '''[[downwards]]''' - adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
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* '''[[downy]]''' - adj. covered with fine soft hairs or down;  like down or as soft as down
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* '''[[doyen]]''' - noun a man who is the senior member of a group
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* '''[[drachma]]''' - noun formerly the basic unit of money in Greece;  a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
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* '''[[draft]]''' - noun the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling;  a dose of liquid medicine;  a preliminary sketch of a design or picture;  a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace;  the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded); preliminary version of a written work;  a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;  a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle);  a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another;  a large and hurried swallow; compulsory military service;  verb draw up an outline or sketch for something;  engage somebody to enter the army;  make a blueprint of
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* '''[[drag]]''' - noun the act of dragging (pulling with force);  clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man);  something tedious and boring; something that slows or delays progress;  the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid;  a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke);  verb proceed for an extended period of time;  persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting;  pull, as against a resistance;  to lag or linger behind;  move slowly and as if with great effort;  use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu;  suck in or take (air);  search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost;  draw slowly or heavily;  walk without lifting the feet;  force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
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* '''[[dragging]]''' - adj. marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner; passing painfully or tediously slowly
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* '''[[drain]]''' - noun emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it;  a gradual depletion of energy or resources;  a pipe through which liquid is carried away;  tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material;  verb empty of liquid; drain the liquid from;  deplete of resources;  flow off gradually; make weak
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* '''[[drainage]]''' - noun emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
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* '''[[drained]]''' - adj. emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid);  drained of electric charge; discharged;  very tired
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* '''[[draining]]''' - adj. having a debilitating effect
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* '''[[dram]]''' - noun the basic unit of money in Armenia;  1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams;  a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
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* '''[[dramatization]]''' - noun a dramatic representation;  conversion into dramatic form
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* '''[[drapery]]''' - noun cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds; hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
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* '''[[drastic]]''' - adj. forceful and extreme and rigorous
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* '''[[draught]]''' - noun the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling;  a large and hurried swallow;  a dose of liquid medicine;  the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded);  a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;  a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle);  verb make a blueprint of
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* '''[[draughts]]''' - noun a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
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* '''[[draw]]''' - noun the act of drawing or hauling something;  poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage;  a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;  the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided;  a gully that is shallower than a ravine;  a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer;  an entertainer who attracts large audiences;  verb cause to localize at one point;  flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching;  steep; pass through a strainer;  reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die;  contract; bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition;  select or take in from a given group or region;  make, formulate, or derive in the mind;  choose at random;  move or pull so as to cover or uncover something;  earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; engage in drawing;  represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface;  write a legal document or paper; elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.;  take liquid out of a container or well;  bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover;  move or go steadily or gradually;  cause to flow;  pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him;  require a specified depth for floating;  allow a draft;  remove the entrails of;  give a description of;  finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;  suck in or take (air);  guide or pass over something;  pull back the sling of (a bow);  thread on or as if on a string;  cause to move by pulling;  direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes;  take in, also metaphorically;  make a mark or lines on a surface;  cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense;  get or derive;  remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
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* '''[[drawback]]''' - noun the quality of being a hindrance
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* '''[[drawers]]''' - noun underpants worn by men;  underpants worn by women
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* '''[[drawing]]''' - noun act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source;  the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams;  a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines;  an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine;  the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling; players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
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* '''[[drawn]]''' - adj. having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut; used of vehicles pulled forward (often used in combination);  showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
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* '''[[dray]]''' - noun a low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage
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* '''[[dread]]''' - adj. causing fear or dread or terror;  noun fearful expectation or anticipation;  verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
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* '''[[dreaded]]''' - adj. causing fear or dread or terror
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* '''[[dreadful]]''' - adj. very unpleasant;  causing fear or dread or terror; exceptionally bad or displeasing
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* '''[[dream]]''' - noun a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality;  a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep;  imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake;  someone or something wonderful;  a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe);  a cherished desire;  verbhave a daydream; indulge in a fantasy;  experience while sleeping
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* '''[[dreaming]]''' - noun a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep;  imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
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* '''[[drenched]]''' - adj. abundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination;  wet through and through; thoroughly wet
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* '''[[drenching]]''' - noun the act of making something completely wet
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* '''[[dresden]]''' - noun a city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River; it was almost totally destroyed by British air raids in 1945
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* '''[[dress]]''' - adj. (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes;  suitable for formal occasions;  noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice;  clothing in general;  clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;  verb arrange attractively;  dress in a certain manner;  give a neat appearance to;  put on clothes;  provide with clothes or put clothes on;  apply a bandage or medication to;  convert into leather;  kill and prepare for market or consumption;  cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width;  put a finish on;  put a dressing on;  provide with decoration;  arrange in ranks; dress or groom with elaborate care;  cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of;  decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
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* '''[[dressed]]''' - adj. dressed in fancy or formal clothing;  (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth;  treated with medications and protective covering;  dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination
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* '''[[dresser]]''' - noun a cabinet with shelves;  a wardrobe assistant for an actor;  a person who dresses in a particular way;  furniture with drawers for keeping clothes;  low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
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* '''[[dressing]]''' - noun the act of applying a bandage;  the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes;  processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather;  a cloth covering for a wound or sore;  savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type;  making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure;  a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
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* '''[[drib]]''' - noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
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* '''[[dribbling]]''' - noun the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
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* '''[[dried]]''' - adj. preserved by removing natural moisture;  not still wet
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* '''[[drier]]''' - noun an appliance that removes moisture;  a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
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* '''[[drift]]''' - noun a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine;  the pervading meaning or tenor;  a general tendency to change (as of opinion);  something that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents;  a force that moves something along;  the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane);  a process of linguistic change over a period of time; verb be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; be subject to fluctuation;  drive slowly and far afield for grazing; cause to be carried by a current;  move in an unhurried fashion;  vary or move from a fixed point or course;  move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;  be in motion due to some air or water current;  wander from a direct course or at random;  live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
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* '''[[drill]]''' - noun (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms;  similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored;  a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows);  systematic training by multiple repetitions;  verb train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons; undergo military training or do military exercises;  learn by repetition; teach by repetition;  make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool
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* '''[[drilled]]''' - adj. trained in a skill by repetitious practice
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* '''[[drink]]''' - noun the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess;  a single serving of a beverage;  any large deep body of water;  the act of swallowing;  any liquid suitable for drinking;  verb take in liquids; consume alcohol;  drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic;  be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; propose a toast to
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* '''[[drinker]]''' - noun a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess);  a person who drinks liquids
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* '''[[drinking]]''' - noun the act of consuming liquids;  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
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* '''[[drinking water]]''' - noun water suitable for drinking
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* '''[[dripping]]''' - adj. having liquid falling in drops;  wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears;  adv. extremely wet;  noun a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house);  the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
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* '''[[drive]]''' - noun the act of applying force to propel something;  a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile);  the act of driving a herd of animals overland;  (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash);  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver;  a wide scenic road planted with trees;  a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine;  (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium;  the trait of being highly motivated;  a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire;  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;  a road leading up to a private house;  verbmove into a desired direction of discourse;  hunting: chase from cover into more open ground;  hunting: search for game;  cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; excavate horizontally;  hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically;  strike with a driver, as in teeing off; cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force;  push, propel, or press with force;  compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment;  travel or be transported in a vehicle;  proceed along in a vehicle;  operate or control a vehicle; urge forward;  cause someone or something to move by driving; move by being propelled by a force;  work as a driver;  to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly;  have certain properties when driven;  cause to move back by force or influence;  force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
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* '''[[driven]]''' - adj. urged or forced to action through moral pressure; compelled forcibly by an outside agency;  strongly motivated to succeed
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* '''[[driver]]''' - noun a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee;  (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device;  the operator of a motor vehicle;  a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver;  someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
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* '''[[driving]]''' - adj. having the power of driving or impelling;  acting with vigor;  noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal;  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
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* '''[[drome]]''' - noun an airfield equipped with control tower and hangers as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
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* '''[[droop]]''' - noun a shape that sags;  verb hang loosely or laxly;  become limp;  droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
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* '''[[drooping]]''' - adj. hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness); weak from exhaustion;  having branches or flower heads that bend downward
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* '''[[drop]]''' - noun the act of dropping something;  a central depository where things can be left or picked up;  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;  a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity;  a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property);  a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid);  a shape that is spherical and small;  a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery;  a steep high face of rock;  verb give birth; used for animals;  stop pursuing or acting;  go down in value; change from one level to another;  utter casually;  lose (a game); leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;  to fall vertically; let fall to the ground;  terminate an association with;  grow worse; lower the pitch of (musical notes);  leave undone or leave out;  cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow;  get rid of;  let or cause to fall in drops;  fall or drop to a lower place or level;  pay out;  stop associating with;  hang freely
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* '''[[droplet]]''' - noun a tiny drop
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* '''[[dropped]]''' - adj. (used of a mammal) born
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* '''[[dropper]]''' - noun pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
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* '''[[dropping]]''' - adj. coming down freely under the influence of gravity
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* '''[[dropsical]]''' - adj. swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
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* '''[[dropsy]]''' - noun swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
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* '''[[drowned]]''' - adj. dead by drowning
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* '''[[drowsiness]]''' - noun a very sleepy state
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* '''[[drowsy]]''' - adj. showing lack of attention or boredom;  half asleep
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* '''[[drug]]''' - noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic;  verbadminister a drug to;  use recreational drugs
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* '''[[drugged]]''' - adj. under the influence of narcotics
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* '''[[drugging]]''' - noun the administration of a sedative agent or drug
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* '''[[druggist]]''' - noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
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* '''[[drum]]''' - noun small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise;  a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end;  a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids;  the sound of a drum;  a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes;  a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends; verb play a percussion instrument;  make a rhythmic sound;  study intensively, as before an exam
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* '''[[drum-like]]''' - adj. shaped in a form resembling a drum
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* '''[[drumhead]]''' - adj. performed speedily and without formality;  noun a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
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* '''[[drumstick]]''' - noun a stick used for playing a drum;  the lower joint of the leg of a fowl
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* '''[[drunk]]''' - adj. stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol);  as if under the influence of alcohol;  nounsomeone who is intoxicated;  a chronic drinker
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* '''[[drunkard]]''' - noun a chronic drinker
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* '''[[drunken]]''' - adj. given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
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* '''[[drunkenness]]''' - noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol;  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess;  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
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* '''[[dry]]''' - adj. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; lacking warmth or emotional involvement;  having a large proportion of strong liquor;  without a mucous or watery discharge;  humorously sarcastic or mocking;  (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish;  having no adornment or coloration;  unproductive especially of the expected results;  used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones;  lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless;  (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation;  not shedding tears;  free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet;  not producing milk;  opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages;  lacking moisture or volatile components;  noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages;  verb remove the moisture from and make dry;  become dry or drier
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* '''[[dryness]]''' - noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water);  objectivity and detachment;  moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
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* '''[[dual]]''' - adj. a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural);  consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs;  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
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* '''[[duce]]''' - noun leader
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* '''[[duck]]''' - noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs;  a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents;  flesh of a duck (domestic or wild);  (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman;  verb to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away;  submerge or plunge suddenly;  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);  dip into a liquid
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* '''[[duckbill]]''' - adj. having a beak resembling that of a duck;  noun small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae;  primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout
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* '''[[duct]]''' - noun an enclosed conduit for a fluid;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
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* '''[[ductile]]''' - adj. capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out;  easily influenced
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* '''[[ductless]]''' - adj. not having a duct
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* '''[[due]]''' - adj. owed and payable immediately or on demand;  suitable to or expected in the circumstances;  scheduled to arrive;  adv. directly or exactly; straight;  noun that which is deserved or owed;  a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
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* '''[[dug]]''' - noun an udder or breast or teat
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* '''[[duke]]''' - noun a British peer of the highest rank;  a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
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* '''[[dull]]''' - adj. (of business) not active or brisk;  emitting or reflecting very little light;  (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted;  darkened with overcast;  not having a sharp edge or point;  not keenly felt; lacking in liveliness or animation;  being or made softer or less loud or clear;  not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft;  blunted in responsiveness or sensibility;  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;  so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness;  verb make less lively or vigorous;  become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness;  make dull in appearance;  make dull or blunt; become less interesting or attractive;  make numb or insensitive; deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
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* '''[[dulled]]''' - adj. deprived of color;  having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure;  made dull or blunt
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* '''[[dullness]]''' - noun without sharpness or clearness of edge or point; lack of sensibility;  a lack of visual brightness;  the quality of lacking interestingness;  the quality of being slow to understand
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* '''[[duly]]''' - adv. at the proper time
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* '''[[dumas]]''' - noun French writer remembered for his swashbuckling historical tales (1802-1870)
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* '''[[dumb]]''' - adj. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness; lacking the power of human speech;  unable to speak temporarily; slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
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* '''[[dumbbell]]''' - noun an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle;  an ignorant or foolish person
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* '''[[duo]]''' - noun a musical composition for two performers;  a pair who associate with one another;  two performers or singers who perform together;  two items of the same kind
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* '''[[duodenal]]''' - adj. in or relating to the duodenum
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* '''[[duodenum]]''' - noun the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
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* '''[[duplex]]''' - adj. allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously;  (used technically of a device or process) having two parts;  noun an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase;  a house with two units sharing a common wall;  verb change into a duplex
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* '''[[duplicate]]''' - adj. being two identical;  identically copied from an original;  noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; something additional of the same kind;  verb make or do or perform again;  make a duplicate or duplicates of;  increase twofold;  duplicate or match
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* '''[[duplication]]''' - noun the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something;  a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
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* '''[[dura]]''' - noun the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
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* '''[[durable]]''' - adj. existing for a long time;  very long lasting;  serviceable for a long time
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* '''[[dural]]''' - adj. of or relating to the dura mater
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* '''[[duration]]''' - noun continuance in time;  the property of enduring or continuing in time;  the period of time during which something continues
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* '''[[dusky]]''' - adj. lighted by or as if by twilight;  naturally having skin of a dark color
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* '''[[dust]]''' - noun fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air;  free microscopic particles of solid material;  the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up;  verb remove the dust from;  rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape;  cover with a light dusting of a substance;  distribute loosely
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* '''[[dusting powder]]''' - noun a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)
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* '''[[dusty]]''' - adj. covered with a layer of dust;  lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
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* '''[[dutch]]''' - adj. of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture; noun the West Germanic language of the Netherlands;  the people of the Netherlands
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* '''[[duty]]''' - noun work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons;  the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force;  a government tax on imports or exports
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* '''[[dwarf]]''' - noun a person who is markedly small;  a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure;  verb check the growth of;  make appear small by comparison
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* '''[[dwell]]''' - verb inhabit or live in;  originate (in);  think moodily or anxiously about something;  come back to
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* '''[[dwelling house]]''' - noun housing that someone is living in
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* '''[[dye]]''' - noun a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair;  verb color with dye
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* '''[[dyeing]]''' - noun the use of dye to change the color of something permanently
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* '''[[dyer]]''' - noun someone whose job is to dye cloth
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* '''[[dying]]''' - adj. in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be;  eagerly desirous;  noun the time when something ends
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* '''[[dynamic]]''' - adj. characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality;  of or relating to dynamics;  expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water');  noun an efficient incentive
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* '''[[dynamically]]''' - adv. in a forceful dynamic manner
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* '''[[dynamics]]''' - noun the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
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* '''[[dyne]]''' - noun a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram
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* '''[[dyscrasia]]''' - noun an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body
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* '''[[dysentery]]''' - noun an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
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* '''[[dysmenorrhea]]''' - noun painful menstruation
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* '''[[dyspepsia]]''' - noun a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
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* '''[[dyspeptic]]''' - adj. suffering from dyspepsia;  irritable as if suffering from indigestion;  noun a person suffering from indigestion
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* '''[[dysphagia]]''' - noun condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful
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* '''[[dysphasia]]''' - noun an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
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* '''[[dysphonia]]''' - noun speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
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* '''[[dyspnea]]''' - noun difficult or labored respiration
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* '''[[dystrophy]]''' - noun any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition;  any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
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* '''[[dysuria]]''' - noun painful or difficult urination
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* '''[[e]]''' - noun the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately equal to 2.718282...;  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees;  a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons;  a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
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* '''[[ea]]''' - noun the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element
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* '''[[each]]''' - adj. (used of count nouns) every one considered individually; adv. to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)
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* '''[[eagerly]]''' - adv. with eagerness; in an eager manner
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* '''[[ear]]''' - noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium;  good hearing;  attention to what is said;  fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn;  the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
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* '''[[earache]]''' - noun an ache localized in the middle or inner ear
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* '''[[earl]]''' - noun a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount
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* '''[[earlier]]''' - adj. (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early;  adv. earlier in time; previously;  before now; comparatives of `soon' or `early'
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* '''[[earliest]]''' - adj. (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early;  adv. with the least delay
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* '''[[early]]''' - adj. at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time;  being or occurring at an early stage of development;  of an early stage in the development of a language or literature;  very young;  belonging to the distant past; expected in the near future;  adv. before the usual time or the time expected;  in good time;  during an early stage
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* '''[[earnest]]''' - adj. characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions;  not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal;  earnest;  noun something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
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* '''[[earth]]''' - noun the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell);  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on;  the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage);  the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife;  the solid part of the earth's surface;  verb connect to the earth;  hide in the earth like a hunted animal
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* '''[[earthen]]''' - adj. made of earth (or baked clay)
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* '''[[earthworm]]''' - noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
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* '''[[earthy]]''' - adj. hearty and lusty;  not far removed from or suggestive of nature;  of or consisting of or resembling earth;  conspicuously and tastelessly indecent;  sensible and practical
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* '''[[ease]]''' - noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort;  freedom from constraint or embarrassment;  a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state;  freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);  the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress);  verb move gently or carefully;  lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate;  make easier; lessen the intensity of or calm
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* '''[[eased]]''' - adj. (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
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* '''[[easily]]''' - adv. without question;  with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily');  indicating high probability; in all likelihood
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* '''[[east]]''' - adj. situated in or facing or moving toward the east;  adv. to, toward, or in the east;  noun the countries of Asia;  the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River;  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
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* '''[[eastern]]''' - adj. lying toward or situated in the east;  relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world;  of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States;  from the east; used especially of winds;  lying in or toward the east
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* '''[[easy]]''' - adj. obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally;  less in demand and therefore readily obtainable;  casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior;  affording comfort;  not strict;  posing no difficulty; requiring little effort;  free from worry or anxiety;  marked by moderate steepness;  having little impact;  not hurried or forced; affording pleasure;  readily exploited or tricked;  in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich;  adv. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship;  with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily');  without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
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* '''[[eat]]''' - verb eat a meal; take a meal;  take in solid food;  worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way;  cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid;  use up (resources or materials);  take in food; used of animals only
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* '''[[eater]]''' - noun any green goods that are good to eat;  someone who consumes food for nourishment
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* '''[[eating]]''' - noun the act of consuming food
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* '''[[eats]]''' - noun informal terms for a meal
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* '''[[ebb]]''' - noun the outward flow of the tide;  a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number);  verb fall away or decline;  hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb;  flow back or recede
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* '''[[ebonite]]''' - noun a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
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* '''[[ebony]]''' - adj. of a very dark black;  noun tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork;  hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys;  a very dark black
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* '''[[ebullition]]''' - noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
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* '''[[ec]]''' - noun an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
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* '''[[eccentricity]]''' - noun strange and unconventional behavior;  a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path; (geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis
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* '''[[ecchymosis]]''' - noun the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin;  the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
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* '''[[echinococcus]]''' - noun tapeworms whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals
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* '''[[echo]]''' - noun the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped; a reply that repeats what has just been said;  (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained;  verb call to mind;  to say again or imitate;  ring or echo with sound
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* '''[[echolalia]]''' - noun (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia);  an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
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* '''[[eclampsia]]''' - noun a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
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* '''[[eclectic]]''' - adj. selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas; noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
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* '''[[economic]]''' - adj. using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness;  financially rewarding;  concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money);  of or relating to the science of economics;  of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
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* '''[[economical]]''' - adj. avoiding waste;  using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness;  of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
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* '''[[economy]]''' - noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost;  frugality in the expenditure of money or resources;  the efficient use of resources;  the system of production and distribution and consumption
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* '''[[ecstasy]]''' - noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;  a state of elated bliss;  street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
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* '''[[ect]]''' - noun the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
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* '''[[ectasia]]''' - noun dilatation or distension of a hollow organ
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* '''[[ectoparasite]]''' - noun any external parasitic organism (as fleas)
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* '''[[ectopia]]''' - noun abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
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* '''[[ectopic]]''' - adj. exhibiting ectopia
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* '''[[ectoplasm]]''' - noun the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm; (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
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* '''[[eczema]]''' - noun generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
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* '''[[ed]]''' - noun impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
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* '''[[edam]]''' - noun mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls encased in a red covering
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* '''[[edema]]''' - noun swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
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* '''[[edematous]]''' - adj. swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
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* '''[[edgar]]''' - noun the younger brother of Edwy who became king of Northumbria when it renounced Edwy; on Edwy's death he succeeded to the throne of England (944-975)
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* '''[[edge]]''' - noun a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object;  a strip near the boundary of an object;  a slight competitive advantage;  the attribute of urgency;  the boundary of a surface;  a line determining the limits of an area;  verb provide with an edge;  advance slowly, as if by inches;  lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;  provide with a border or edge
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* '''[[edged]]''' - adj. having a specified kind of border or edge;  having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination;  (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
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* '''[[edgewise]]''' - adv. as if by an edge; barely;  with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge
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* '''[[edible]]''' - adj. suitable for use as food;  noun any substance that can be used as food
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* '''[[edinburgh]]''' - noun the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
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* '''[[edition]]''' - noun the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published;  an issue of a newspaper;  all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time;  something a little different from others of the same type
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* '''[[editor]]''' - noun a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine);  (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
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* '''[[educate]]''' - verb give an education to;  train to be discriminative in taste or judgment;  create by training and teaching
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* '''[[educated]]''' - adj. possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge);  having or based on relevant experience
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* '''[[education]]''' - noun the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university);  the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill;  the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior);  the gradual process of acquiring knowledge;  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction;  the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
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* '''[[educational]]''' - adj. providing knowledge;  relating to the process of education
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* '''[[educative]]''' - adj. resulting in education
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* '''[[edward]]''' - noun son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376);  third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964);  King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307);  King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327); son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377);  King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483);  King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483);  King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553);  King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910);  King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
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* '''[[ee]]''' - noun the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication
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* '''[[effacement]]''' - noun withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous;  shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
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* '''[[effect]]''' - noun (of a law) having legal validity;  an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived);  the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work;  a symptom caused by an illness or a drug;  an outward appearance;  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;  verb produce;  act so as to bring into existence
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* '''[[effected]]''' - adj. settled securely and unconditionally
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* '''[[effective]]''' - adj. existing in fact; not theoretical; real;  able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively;  exerting force or influence;  producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect;  works well as a means or remedy;  ready for service
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* '''[[effectively]]''' - adv. in actuality or reality or fact;  in an effective manner
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* '''[[effectiveness]]''' - noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect;  capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
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* '''[[effects]]''' - noun property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
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* '''[[effectual]]''' - adj. producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect;  having legal efficacy or force
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* '''[[effectually]]''' - adv. in an effectual manner
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* '''[[efferent]]''' - adj. of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS;  noun a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
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* '''[[effervescence]]''' - noun the process of bubbling as gas escapes;  the property of giving off bubbles
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* '''[[effervescent]]''' - adj. (of a liquid) giving off bubbles;  marked by high spirits or excitement;  used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide
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* '''[[effervescing]]''' - adj. emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
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* '''[[effete]]''' - adj. marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
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* '''[[efficacious]]''' - adj. marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect;  producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
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* '''[[efficacy]]''' - noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
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* '''[[efficiency]]''' - noun skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort;  the ratio of the output to the input of any system
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* '''[[efficient]]''' - adj. being effective without wasting time or effort or expense;  able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
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* '''[[efficiently]]''' - adv. in an efficient manner
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* '''[[effleurage]]''' - noun a rhythmic stroking
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* '''[[effloresce]]''' - verb become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation;  come into or as if into flower;  assume crystalline form; become crystallized
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* '''[[efflorescence]]''' - noun a powdery deposit on a surface;  the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms;  any red eruption of the skin;  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
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* '''[[efflorescent]]''' - adj. bursting into flower
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* '''[[effluent]]''' - adj. that is flowing outward;  noun water mixed with waste matter
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* '''[[effort]]''' - noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work;  a notable achievement;  earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something;  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
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* '''[[effusion]]''' - noun flow under pressure;  an unrestrained expression of emotion
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* '''[[egg]]''' - noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds;  oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food;  one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens;  verb coat with beaten egg;  throw eggs at
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* '''[[egg-shaped]]''' - adj. rounded like an egg
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* '''[[eggnog]]''' - noun a punch made of sweetened milk or cream mixed with eggs and usually alcoholic liquor
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* '''[[eggs]]''' - noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
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* '''[[ego]]''' - noun (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind;  an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others;  your consciousness of your own identity
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* '''[[egress]]''' - noun the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent; (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse; the becoming visible;  verb come out of
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* '''[[egypt]]''' - noun a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC;  an ancient empire west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
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* '''[[egyptian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language;  noun the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC; a native or inhabitant of Egypt
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* '''[[ehrlich]]''' - noun German bacteriologist who found a `magic bullet' to cure syphilis and was a pioneer in the study of immunology (1854-1915)
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* '''[[eight]]''' - adj. being one more than seven;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one;  a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
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* '''[[eighteen]]''' - adj. being one more than seventeen;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of seventeen and one
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* '''[[eighteenth]]''' - adj. coming next after the seventeenth in position; noun position 18 in a countable series of things
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* '''[[eighth]]''' - adj. coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position;  noun position eight in a countable series of things;  one part in eight equal parts
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* '''[[eightieth]]''' - adj. the ordinal number of eighty in counting order;  nounposition 80 in a countable series of things
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* '''[[eighty]]''' - adj. being ten more than seventy;  noun the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight
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* '''[[either]]''' - adv. after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like `likewise' or `also'
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* '''[[el]]''' - noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level;  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
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* '''[[elaborate]]''' - adj. marked by complexity and richness of detail; developed or executed with care and in minute detail;  verb work out in detail;  add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;  produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; make more complex, intricate, or richer
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* '''[[elaborated]]''' - adj. developed or executed with care and in minute detail
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* '''[[elapse]]''' - verb pass by
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* '''[[elapsed]]''' - adj. (of time) having passed or slipped by
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* '''[[elastic]]''' - adj. capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy;  able to adjust readily to different conditions; noun a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material;  a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
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* '''[[elasticity]]''' - noun the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
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* '''[[elation]]''' - noun a feeling of joy and pride;  an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
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* '''[[elbow]]''' - noun the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow;  the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint;  a sharp bend in a road or river;  a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it; hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped;  verb shove one's elbow into another person's ribs;  push one's way with the elbows
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* '''[[elbow joint]]''' - noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
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* '''[[elder]]''' - adj. used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son;  noun a person who is older than you are;  any of various church officers;  any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
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* '''[[elderly]]''' - adj. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);  noun people who are old collectively
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* '''[[elect]]''' - adj. selected as the best;  noun an exclusive group of people; verb choose;  select by a vote for an office or membership
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* '''[[elected]]''' - adj. subject to popular election
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* '''[[election]]''' - noun the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice;  a vote to select the winner of a position or political office;  the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists);  the status or fact of being elected
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* '''[[electric]]''' - adj. affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling;  (of a situation) exceptionally tense;  using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity;  noun a car that is powered by electricity
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* '''[[electric light]]''' - noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
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* '''[[electrical]]''' - adj. relating to or concerned with electricity;  using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
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* '''[[electrically]]''' - adv. by electricity
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* '''[[electricity]]''' - noun keen and shared excitement;  a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons;  energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
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* '''[[electrocautery]]''' - noun application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
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* '''[[electrocution]]''' - noun killing by electric shock;  execution by electricity
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* '''[[electrode]]''' - noun a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
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* '''[[electrolysis]]''' - noun removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root;  (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
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* '''[[electrolytic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or containing an electrolyte;  of or concerned with or produced by electrolysis;  noun a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
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* '''[[electromagnet]]''' - noun a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
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* '''[[electromagnetic]]''' - adj. pertaining to or exhibiting magnetism produced by electric charge in motion
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* '''[[electromotive]]''' - adj. concerned with or producing electric current
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* '''[[electronegative]]''' - adj. having a negative electric charge
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* '''[[electropositive]]''' - adj. having a positive electric charge
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* '''[[electrotherapy]]''' - noun the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
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* '''[[elegant]]''' - adj. refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style;  displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution;  suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
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* '''[[element]]''' - noun the most favorable environment for a plant or animal;  a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone;  the situation in which you are happiest and most effective;  one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe;  an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system;  an abstract part of something;  any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
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* '''[[elementary]]''' - adj. easy and not involved or complicated;  of or being the essential or basic part
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* '''[[elements]]''' - noun violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
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* '''[[elephant]]''' - noun five-toed pachyderm;  the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
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* '''[[elephantiasis]]''' - noun hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
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* '''[[elevate]]''' - verb raise in rank or condition;  raise from a lower to a higher position;  give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
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* '''[[elevated]]''' - adj. raised above the ground;  raised above ground level; on elevated rails;  noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
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* '''[[elevation]]''' - noun drawing of an exterior of a structure;  (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump;  distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level);  the event of something being raised upward;  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object);  the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something;  a raised or elevated geological formation;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
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* '''[[elevator]]''' - noun lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building;  the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
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* '''[[eleven]]''' - adj. being one more than ten;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one;  a team that plays football
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* '''[[eleventh]]''' - adj. coming next after the tenth and just before the twelfth in position;  noun position 11 in a countable series of things
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* '''[[elicit]]''' - verb derive by reason;  deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning);  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
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* '''[[elicited]]''' - adj. called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
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* '''[[eligible]]''' - adj. qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
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* '''[[eliminate]]''' - verb kill in large numbers;  terminate or take out;  remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations;  remove from a contest or race;  eliminate from the body;  dismiss from consideration or a contest;  do away with
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* '''[[elimination]]''' - noun the murder of a competitor;  the act of removing or getting rid of something;  the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations;  analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives;  the bodily process of discharging waste matter
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* '''[[eliot]]''' - noun British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880);  British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
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* '''[[elixir]]''' - noun a substance believed to cure all ills;  a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste;  a hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
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* '''[[elliptic]]''' - adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements;  of a leaf shape; in the form of an ellipse;  rounded like an egg
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* '''[[elliptical]]''' - adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements;  rounded like an egg
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* '''[[elm]]''' - noun any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees;  hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture
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* '''[[elongated]]''' - adj. drawn out or made longer spatially;  having notably more length than width; being long and slender
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* '''[[elongation]]''' - noun the act of lengthening something;  an addition to the length of something;  the quality of being elongated
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* '''[[else]]''' - adj. other than what is under consideration or implied;  adv.(usually used with `or') if not, then;  additional to or different from this one or place or time or manner
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* '''[[elsewhere]]''' - adv. in or to another place
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* '''[[elucidate]]''' - verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; make clear and (more) comprehensible
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* '''[[elude]]''' - verb escape, either physically or mentally;  be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by;  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
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* '''[[eluding]]''' - noun the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
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* '''[[em]]''' - noun a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing;  the square of a body of any size of type
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* '''[[emaciated]]''' - adj. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
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* '''[[emaciation]]''' - noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
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* '''[[emancipation]]''' - noun freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
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* '''[[embarrass]]''' - verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious;  hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
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* '''[[embarrassed]]''' - adj. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride;  caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable; feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
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* '''[[embarrassment]]''' - noun some event that causes someone to be embarrassed;  the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public;  the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy);  extreme excess
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* '''[[embed]]''' - verb attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war;  fix or set securely or deeply
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* '''[[embedded]]''' - adj. inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole; enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
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* '''[[embodied]]''' - adj. expressed by;  possessing or existing in bodily form
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* '''[[embody]]''' - verb represent, as of a character on stage;  represent or express something abstract in tangible form;  represent in bodily form
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* '''[[embolic]]''' - adj. of or relating to an embolism or embolus
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* '''[[embolism]]''' - noun occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle);  an insertion into a calendar
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* '''[[embolus]]''' - noun an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
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* '''[[embossed]]''' - adj. embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
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* '''[[embrace]]''' - noun a close affectionate and protective acceptance;  the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection);  the state of taking in or encircling;  verb squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness;  include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory;  take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
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* '''[[embracing]]''' - noun the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
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* '''[[embrocation]]''' - noun a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
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* '''[[embroidery]]''' - noun decorative needlework;  elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
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* '''[[embryo]]''' - noun an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life;  (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
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* '''[[embryonal]]''' - adj. of an organism prior to birth or hatching
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* '''[[embryonic]]''' - adj. in an early stage of development;  of an organism prior to birth or hatching
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* '''[[emerge]]''' - verb come out into view, as from concealment;  become known or apparent;  come up to the surface of or rise;  come out of; happen or occur as a result of something
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* '''[[emergence]]''' - noun the act of emerging;  the becoming visible;  the gradual beginning or coming forth;  the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
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* '''[[emergency]]''' - noun a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action;  a state in which martial law applies;  a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
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* '''[[emergent]]''' - adj. coming into existence;  occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
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* '''[[emerging]]''' - adj. coming to maturity;  coming into view;  coming into existence
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* '''[[emeritus]]''' - adj. honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'; `retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive;  noun a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
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* '''[[emerson]]''' - noun United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
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* '''[[emery]]''' - noun a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)
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* '''[[emesis]]''' - noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
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* '''[[emetic]]''' - noun a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
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* '''[[emigrate]]''' - verb leave one's country of residence for a new one
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* '''[[emigration]]''' - noun migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
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* '''[[eminence]]''' - noun high status importance owing to marked superiority;  a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
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* '''[[eminent]]''' - adj. of imposing height; especially standing out above others;  having achieved eminence;  standing above others in quality or position;  (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
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* '''[[eminently]]''' - adv. in an eminent manner
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* '''[[emissary]]''' - noun someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
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* '''[[emission]]''' - noun the act of emitting; causing to flow forth;  the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe);  the release of electrons from parent atoms;  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;  a substance that is emitted or released
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* '''[[emit]]''' - verb expel (gases or odors);  give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.;  express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
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* '''[[emmenagogue]]''' - noun any agent that promotes menstrual discharge
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* '''[[emmet]]''' - noun social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
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* '''[[emmetropia]]''' - noun (ophthalmology) the normal refractive condition of the eye in which there is clear focus of light on the retina
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* '''[[emmetropic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the normal condition of the eye in which visual images are in clear focus on the retina
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* '''[[emollient]]''' - adj. having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin;  noun toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
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* '''[[emotion]]''' - noun any strong feeling
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* '''[[emotional]]''' - adj. of more than usual emotion;  determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason;  of or pertaining to emotion; (of persons) excessively affected by emotion;  extravagantly demonstrative
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* '''[[emphasis]]''' - noun special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.;  special importance or significance;  intensity or forcefulness of expression;  the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
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* '''[[emphasize]]''' - verb to stress, single out as important;  give extra weight to (a communication)
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* '''[[emphasized]]''' - adj. spoken with emphasis
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* '''[[emphasizing]]''' - noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
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* '''[[emphatic]]''' - adj. forceful and definite in expression or action;  sudden and strong;  spoken with emphasis
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* '''[[emphatically]]''' - adv. without question and beyond doubt
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* '''[[emphysema]]''' - noun an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
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* '''[[emphysematous]]''' - adj. relating to or resembling or being emphysema
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* '''[[empirical]]''' - adj. derived from experiment and observation rather than theory;  relying on medical quackery
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* '''[[employ]]''' - noun the state of being employed or having a job;  verb put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;  engage or hire for work
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* '''[[employed]]''' - adj. having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary;  put to use
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* '''[[employee]]''' - noun a worker who is hired to perform a job
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* '''[[employment]]''' - noun the occupation for which you are paid;  the act of giving someone a job;  the state of being employed or having a job;  the act of using
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* '''[[emptiness]]''' - noun having an empty stomach;  the state of containing nothing;  the quality of being valueless or futile;  an empty area or space
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* '''[[empty]]''' - adj. holding or containing nothing;  emptied of emotion; needing nourishment;  devoid of significance or point;  having nothing inside;  noun a container that has been emptied;  verb become empty or void of its content;  make void or empty of contents;  remove; excrete or discharge from the body;  leave behind empty; move out of
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* '''[[emptying]]''' - noun the act of removing the contents of something
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* '''[[empyema]]''' - noun a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
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* '''[[emulsified]]''' - adj. (of immiscible or not completely miscible liquids) blended by the suspending of small globules of one liquid (as oil) in another (as water or vinegar)
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* '''[[emulsifier]]''' - noun a surface-active agent that promotes the formation of an emulsion
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* '''[[emulsify]]''' - verb form into or become an emulsion;  cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion
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* '''[[emulsion]]''' - noun a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin;  (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids
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* '''[[en]]''' - noun half the width of an em
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* '''[[enable]]''' - verb render capable or able for some task
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* '''[[enabling]]''' - adj. providing legal power or sanction
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* '''[[enact]]''' - verb act out; represent or perform as if in a play;  order by virtue of superior authority; decree
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* '''[[enamel]]''' - noun any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze;  a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish;  hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth;  a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection;  verb coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
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* '''[[enameled]]''' - adj. covered with or as if with a glossy and usually brightly colored coating
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* '''[[encampment]]''' - noun the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp;  temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers;  a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
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* '''[[encapsulation]]''' - noun the process of enclosing (as in a capsule); the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule)
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* '''[[encase]]''' - verb enclose in, or as if in, a case
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* '''[[encased]]''' - adj. covered or protected with or as if with a case
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* '''[[encephalitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
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* '''[[encephalocele]]''' - noun protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
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* '''[[encephalopathy]]''' - noun any disorder or disease of the brain
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* '''[[enchondroma]]''' - noun benign slow-growing tumor of cartilaginous cells at the ends of tubular bones (especially in the hands and feet)
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* '''[[encircle]]''' - verb form a circle around;  bind with something round or circular;  be around
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* '''[[encircled]]''' - adj. adorned or crowned with a circlet; sometimes used as combining forms;  enclosed within a circle;  confined on all sides
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* '''[[encircling]]''' - adj. being all around the edges; enclosing
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* '''[[enclosed]]''' - adj. closed in or surrounded or included within
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* '''[[enclosing]]''' - noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
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* '''[[encounter]]''' - noun a casual meeting with a person of thing;  a minor short-term fight;  a hostile disagreement face-to-face;  a casual or unexpected convergence;  verb contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;  come together;  come upon, as if by accident; meet with;  be beset by;  experience as a reaction
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* '''[[encourage]]''' - verb spur on;  inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to;  contribute to the progress or growth of
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* '''[[encouraged]]''' - adj. inspired with confidence
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* '''[[encouragement]]''' - noun the expression of approval and support;  the feeling of being encouraged;  the act of giving hope or support to someone
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* '''[[encouraging]]''' - adj. giving courage or confidence or hope;  furnishing support and encouragement
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* '''[[encroach]]''' - verb advance beyond the usual limit;  impinge or infringe upon
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* '''[[encroaching]]''' - adj. gradually intrusive without right or permission
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* '''[[encroachment]]''' - noun influencing strongly;  entry to another's property without right or permission;  any entry into an area not previously occupied
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* '''[[encumbered]]''' - adj. loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load
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* '''[[encysted]]''' - adj. enclosed in (or as if in) a cyst
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* '''[[end]]''' - noun a position on the line of scrimmage;  the part you are expected to play;  a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold;  a final part or section;  the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;  a boundary marking the extremities of something;  either extremity of something that has length;  the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object;  one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; a final state;  the point in time at which something ends;  the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it;  the last section of a communication;  verb bring to an end or halt;  put an end to;  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;  be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
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* '''[[end organ]]''' - noun a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
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* '''[[end-to-end]]''' - adj. with the end of one object in contact lengthwise with the end of another object;  adv. from first to last
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* '''[[endanger]]''' - verb pose a threat to; present a danger to;  put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
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* '''[[endangered]]''' - adj. (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction
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* '''[[endarteritis]]''' - noun inflammation of the inner lining of an artery
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* '''[[endeavor]]''' - noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something;  a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness);  verb attempt by employing effort
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* '''[[ended]]''' - adj. having come or been brought to a conclusion
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* '''[[endemic]]''' - adj. native to or confined to a certain region;  of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality;  originating where it is found;  noun a plant that is native to a certain limited area;  a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
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* '''[[endermic]]''' - adj. acting by absorption through the skin
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* '''[[ending]]''' - noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme);  event whose occurrence ends something;  the act of ending something;  the last section of a communication;  the point in time at which something ends
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* '''[[endless]]''' - adj. having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole;  infinitely great in number;  tiresomely long; seemingly without end;  occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; having no known beginning and presumably no end
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* '''[[endocarditis]]''' - noun inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
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* '''[[endocardium]]''' - noun the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves
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* '''[[endocervicitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the mucous lining of the uterine cervix
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* '''[[endogenous]]''' - adj. derived or originating internally;  of or resembling an endogen
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* '''[[endolymph]]''' - noun the bodily fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
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* '''[[endometritis]]''' - noun inflammation of the lining of the uterus (of the endometrium)
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* '''[[endometrium]]''' - noun (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
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* '''[[endoparasite]]''' - noun any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)
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* '''[[endorsement]]''' - noun the act of endorsing;  a signature that validates something;  a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books);  formal and explicit approval;  a speech seconding a motion
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* '''[[endoscope]]''' - noun a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
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* '''[[endoscopic]]''' - adj. of or relating to endoscopy
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* '''[[endoscopy]]''' - noun visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
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* '''[[endospore]]''' - noun a small asexual spore that develops inside the cell of some bacteria and algae
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* '''[[endothelial]]''' - adj. of or relating to or located in the endothelium
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* '''[[endothelium]]''' - noun an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities
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* '''[[endowed]]''' - adj. provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)
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* '''[[endowment]]''' - noun the act of endowing with a permanent source of income;  natural abilities or qualities;  the capital that provides income for an institution
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* '''[[endurable]]''' - adj. capable of being borne though unpleasant
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* '''[[endurance]]''' - noun the power to withstand hardship or stress;  a state of surviving; remaining alive
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* '''[[endure]]''' - verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant; undergo or be subjected to;  continue to live; endure or last;  continue to exist;  persist for a specified period of time;  last and be usable; face or endure with courage
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* '''[[enduring]]''' - adj. patiently enduring continual wrongs or trouble; unceasing
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* '''[[ene]]''' - noun the compass point midway between northeast and east
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* '''[[enema]]''' - noun injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
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* '''[[enemy]]''' - noun any hostile group of people;  an opposing military force;  an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force);  a personal enemy
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* '''[[energetic]]''' - adj. possessing or exerting or displaying energy; working hard to promote an enterprise
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* '''[[energetically]]''' - adv. in an energetic manner
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* '''[[energize]]''' - verb cause to be alert and energetic;  raise to a higher energy level
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* '''[[energy]]''' - noun an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); enterprising or ambitious drive;  forceful exertion;  (physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs;  a healthy capacity for vigorous activity;  the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
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* '''[[enfeeble]]''' - verb make weak
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* '''[[enfeeblement]]''' - noun serious weakening and loss of energy
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* '''[[enforce]]''' - verb ensure observance of laws and rules;  compel to behave in a certain way
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* '''[[enforced]]''' - adj. forced or compelled or put in force
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* '''[[enforcement]]''' - noun the act of enforcing; insuring observance of or obedience to
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* '''[[engage]]''' - verb get caught;  keep engaged;  hire for work or assistance;  carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns);  ask to represent; of legal counsel;  engage or engross wholly;  give to in marriage; engage for service under a term of contract;  carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;  engage or hire for work
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* '''[[engaged]]''' - adj. having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; built against or attached to a wall;  having services contracted for; (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting;  involved in military hostilities;  pledged to be married;  (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);  reserved in advance
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* '''[[engagement]]''' - noun employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time;  the act of sharing in the activities of a group;  contact by fitting together;  a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;  the act of giving someone a job;  a mutual promise to marry;  a meeting arranged in advance
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* '''[[engaging]]''' - adj. attracting or delighting
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* '''[[engender]]''' - verb call forth;  make children
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* '''[[engine]]''' - noun motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work;  something used to achieve a purpose;  a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
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* '''[[engineer]]''' - noun a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems;  the operator of a railway locomotive;  verb design as an engineer;  plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
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* '''[[england]]''' - noun a division of the United Kingdom
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* '''[[english]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people;  of or relating to the English language;  noun the discipline that studies the English language and literature;  an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries;  (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist;  the people of England
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* '''[[engorge]]''' - verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
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* '''[[engorged]]''' - adj. overfull as with blood
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* '''[[engorgement]]''' - noun eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation; congestion with blood
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* '''[[engraft]]''' - verb fix or set securely or deeply;  cause to grow together parts from different plants
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* '''[[engraver]]''' - noun a printmaker who prints from an engraved printing plate;  a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching
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* '''[[enhanced]]''' - adj. increased or intensified in value or beauty or quality
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* '''[[enjoy]]''' - verb have benefit from;  derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in;  have for one's benefit;  take delight in;  get pleasure from
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* '''[[enjoyment]]''' - noun act of receiving pleasure from something;  the pleasure felt when having a good time;  (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
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* '''[[enlarge]]''' - verb make larger;  become larger or bigger;  make large; add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
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* '''[[enlarged]]''' - adj. expanded in scope;  larger than normal;  (of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells;  enlarged to an abnormal degree;  as of a photograph; made larger
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* '''[[enlargement]]''' - noun a photographic print that has been enlarged; the state of being enlarged;  the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope;  a discussion that provides additional information
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* '''[[enlightened]]''' - adj. highly educated; having extensive information or understanding;  having knowledge and spiritual insight;  freed from illusion;  having or based on relevant experience;  noun people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
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* '''[[enormity]]''' - noun an act of extreme wickedness;  the quality of extreme wickedness;  vastness of size or extent;  the quality of being outrageous
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* '''[[enormous]]''' - adj. extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
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* '''[[enormously]]''' - adv. extremely
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* '''[[enough]]''' - adj. enough to meet a purpose;  adv. as much as necessary;  noun an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
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* '''[[ensemble]]''' - noun a coordinated outfit (set of clothing);  an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole;  a group of musicians playing or singing together;  a cast other than the principles;  the chorus of a ballet company
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* '''[[ensiform]]''' - adj. shaped like a sword blade
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* '''[[ensue]]''' - verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
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* '''[[ensuing]]''' - adj. following immediately and as a result of what went before
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* '''[[ensure]]''' - verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;  make certain of
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* '''[[entail]]''' - noun the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple;  land received by fee tail;  verb impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result;  have as a logical consequence;  limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs
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* '''[[entangle]]''' - verb twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; entrap
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* '''[[entangled]]''' - adj. twisted together in a tangled mass;  involved in difficulties;  deeply involved especially in something complicated
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* '''[[entanglement]]''' - noun an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
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* '''[[enter]]''' - verb become a participant; be involved in;  come on stage;  to come or go into;  set out on (an enterprise or subject of study);  make a record of; set down in permanent form;  put or introduce into something;  take on duties or office;  register formally as a participant or member;  be or play a part of or in
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* '''[[enteric]]''' - adj. of or relating to the enteron;  of or relating to or inside the intestines
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* '''[[entering]]''' - noun the act of entering;  a movement into or inward
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* '''[[enteritis]]''' - noun inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea
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* '''[[enterokinase]]''' - noun enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin
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* '''[[enteroptosis]]''' - noun an abnormally downward position of the intestines in the abdominal cavity
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* '''[[enterostomy]]''' - noun surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
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* '''[[enterotomy]]''' - noun surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
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* '''[[entertained]]''' - adj. pleasantly occupied
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* '''[[enthusiasm]]''' - noun a lively interest;  a feeling of excitement; overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
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* '''[[enthusiastic]]''' - adj. having or showing great excitement and interest
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* '''[[enthusiastically]]''' - adv. with enthusiasm; in an enthusiastic manner; in a lavish or enthusiastic manner
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* '''[[entire]]''' - adj. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;  (used of domestic animals) sexually competent;  (of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes;  constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged;  noun uncastrated adult male horse
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* '''[[entirely]]''' - adv. without any others being included or involved;  to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
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* '''[[entirety]]''' - noun the state of being total and complete
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* '''[[entitle]]''' - verb give a title to;  give the right to;  give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
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* '''[[entitled]]''' - adj. qualified for by right according to law;  given a title or identifying name
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* '''[[entity]]''' - noun that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
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* '''[[entozoic]]''' - adj. living within a living animal usually as a parasite
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* '''[[entrance]]''' - noun the act of entering;  something that provides access (to get in or get out);  a movement into or inward;  verb put into a trance;  attract; cause to be enamored
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* '''[[entry]]''' - noun an item inserted in a written record;  a written record of a commercial transaction;  the act of entering;  the act of beginning something new;  something that provides access (to get in or get out);  something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)
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* '''[[enucleation]]''' - noun surgical removal of something without cutting into it
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* '''[[enumeration]]''' - noun a numbered list;  the act of counting
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* '''[[enunciate]]''' - verb express or state clearly;  speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
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* '''[[enuresis]]''' - noun inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
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* '''[[envelop]]''' - verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
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* '''[[envelope]]''' - noun any wrapper or covering;  a flat rectangular paper container for papers;  the bag containing the gas in a balloon;  the maximum operating capability of a system;  a natural covering (as by a fluid);  a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
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* '''[[enveloped]]''' - adj. completely enclosed or swallowed up
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* '''[[enveloping]]''' - adj. surrounding and closing in on or hemming in
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* '''[[enviable]]''' - adj. causing envy
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* '''[[environment]]''' - noun the area in which something exists or lives;  the totality of surrounding conditions
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* '''[[enzymatic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or produced by an enzyme
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* '''[[enzyme]]''' - noun any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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* '''[[eosin]]''' - noun a red fluorescent dye resulting from the action of bromine on fluorescein; used in cosmetics and as a biological stain for studying cell structures
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* '''[[eosinophile]]''' - noun a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
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* '''[[eosinophilia]]''' - noun a symptom of allergic states; increased eosinophils in the blood
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* '''[[eosinophilic]]''' - adj. of or relating to eosinophil
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* '''[[ependyma]]''' - noun thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the spinal cord canal
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* '''[[ephemeral]]''' - adj. lasting a very short time;  noun anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
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* '''[[epi]]''' - noun a self-report personality inventory based on Hans Eysenck's factor analysis of personality which assumes three basic factors (the two most important being extraversion to introversion and neuroticism)
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* '''[[epidemic]]''' - adj. (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously;  noun a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
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* '''[[epidemiology]]''' - noun the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
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* '''[[epidermal]]''' - adj. of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
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* '''[[epidermic]]''' - adj. of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
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* '''[[epidermis]]''' - noun the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
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* '''[[epididymis]]''' - noun a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
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* '''[[epididymitis]]''' - noun painful inflammation of the epididymis
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* '''[[epidural]]''' - adj. on or outside the dura mater;  noun regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
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* '''[[epigastric]]''' - adj. lying on or over the stomach;  of or relating to the anterior walls of the abdomen
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* '''[[epigastrium]]''' - noun the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)
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* '''[[epiglottis]]''' - noun a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
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* '''[[epilation]]''' - noun loss of hair; the result of removing hair;  the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
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* '''[[epilepsy]]''' - noun a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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* '''[[epileptic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of epilepsy;  noun a person who has epilepsy
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* '''[[epinephrin]]''' - noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
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* '''[[epiphora]]''' - noun repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
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* '''[[epiphyseal]]''' - adj. relating to the epiphysis of a bone
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* '''[[epiphysis]]''' - noun the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused;  a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
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* '''[[episcleritis]]''' - noun inflammation of the sclera of the eye
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* '''[[episcopal]]''' - adj. denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops;  of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
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* '''[[episiotomy]]''' - noun surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
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* '''[[epispadias]]''' - noun a congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis
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* '''[[epistaxis]]''' - noun bleeding from the nose
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* '''[[epithelial]]''' - adj. of or belonging to the epithelium
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* '''[[epithelioma]]''' - noun a malignant tumor of the epithelial tissue
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* '''[[epithelium]]''' - noun membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
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* '''[[epitome]]''' - noun a brief abstract (as of an article or book);  a standard or typical example
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* '''[[epoch]]''' - noun a unit of geological time;  (astronomy) the precise date that is the point of reference for which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is referred;  a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
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* '''[[equable]]''' - adj. not easily irritated;  not varying
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* '''[[equal]]''' - adj. well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another;  equal in amount or value;  noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group;  verb make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;  be identical or equivalent to; be equal to in quality or ability
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* '''[[equalize]]''' - verb compensate; make the score equal;  make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
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* '''[[equalized]]''' - adj. caused to be equal
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* '''[[equally]]''' - adv. to the same degree (often followed by `as');  in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
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* '''[[equation]]''' - noun the act of regarding as equal;  a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal;  a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
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* '''[[equator]]''' - noun an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles;  a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts
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* '''[[equatorial]]''' - adj. of or existing at or near the geographic equator;  of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator;  of or relating to or at an equator;  noun a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it
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* '''[[equidistant]]''' - adj. the same distance apart at every point
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* '''[[equilibrium]]''' - noun a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head;  a stable situation in which forces cancel one another;  a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates;  equality of distribution
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* '''[[equipment]]''' - noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
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* '''[[equipped]]''' - adj. carrying weapons;  provided or fitted out with what is necessary or useful or appropriate;  prepared with proper equipment; provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority)
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* '''[[equivalent]]''' - adj. being essentially equal to something;  equal in amount or value;  noun the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen;  a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
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* '''[[equivocation]]''' - noun falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language;  intentionally vague or ambiguous;  a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
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* '''[[er]]''' - noun a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment;  a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium
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* '''[[era]]''' - noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods;  a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event;  (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
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* '''[[eradication]]''' - noun the complete destruction of every trace of something
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* '''[[erect]]''' - adj. upright in position or posture;  of sexual organs; stiff and rigid;  verb construct, build, or erect;  cause to rise up
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* '''[[erectile]]''' - adj. filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood;  capable of being raised to an upright position
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* '''[[erection]]''' - noun a structure that has been erected;  an erect penis; the act of building or putting up
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* '''[[erethism]]''' - noun an abnormally high degree of irritability or sensitivity to stimulation of an organ or body part
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* '''[[erg]]''' - noun a cgs unit of work or energy; the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter
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* '''[[ergot]]''' - noun a fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant; source of medicinally important alkaloids and of lysergic acid;  a plant disease caused by the ergot fungus
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* '''[[ergotism]]''' - noun poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and craming and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs
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* '''[[erigeron]]''' - noun cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble asters; leaves occasionally (especially formerly) used medicinally
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* '''[[erin]]''' - noun an early name of Ireland that is now used in poetry
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* '''[[eriodictyon]]''' - noun small genus of evergreen shrubs of southwestern United States and Mexico
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* '''[[erlenmeyer]]''' - noun German chemist (1825-1909)
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* '''[[eroded]]''' - adj. worn away as by water or ice or wind
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* '''[[erosion]]''' - noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it);  a gradual decline of something;  condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind;  erosion by chemical action
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* '''[[erotic]]''' - adj. giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing;  noun an erotic person
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* '''[[erratic]]''' - adj. liable to sudden unpredictable change;  likely to perform unpredictably;  having no fixed course
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* '''[[erroneous]]''' - adj. containing or characterized by error
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* '''[[erroneously]]''' - adv. in a mistaken manner
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* '''[[error]]''' - noun (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed;  departure from what is ethically acceptable;  a misconception resulting from incorrect information;  part of a statement that is not correct;  (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer;  a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention;  inadvertent incorrectness
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* '''[[erse]]''' - noun any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
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* '''[[erstwhile]]''' - adj. belonging to some prior time;  adv. at a previous time
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* '''[[eructation]]''' - noun a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth;  (of volcanos) pouring out fumes of lava (or a deposit so formed)
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* '''[[erudite]]''' - adj. having or showing profound knowledge
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* '''[[eruption]]''' - noun the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum;  (of volcanos) pouring out fumes of lava (or a deposit so formed);  symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible;  a sudden very loud noise;  a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition);  the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
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* '''[[eruptive]]''' - adj. actively spewing out lava; "a geyser is an intermittently eruptive hot spring";  producing or characterized by eruptions;  produced by the action of fire or intense heat
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* '''[[erysipelas]]''' - noun an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
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* '''[[erythema]]''' - noun abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
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* '''[[erythematous]]''' - adj. relating to or characterized by erythema
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* '''[[erythrina]]''' - noun any of various shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Erythrina having trifoliate leaves and racemes of scarlet to coral red flowers and black seeds; cultivated as an ornamental
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* '''[[erythrocyte]]''' - noun a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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* '''[[erythroxylon]]''' - noun a large genus of South American shrubs and small trees of the family Erythroxylaceae
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* '''[[es]]''' - noun a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
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* '''[[escape]]''' - noun the act of escaping physically;  a means or way of escaping;  an avoidance of danger or difficulty;  an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy;  the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container;  a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild;  nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do;  a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level;  verb issue or leak, as from a small opening;  run away from confinement;  remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion;  fail to experience; escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action;  flee; take to one's heels; cut and run;  be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
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* '''[[escaped]]''' - adj. having escaped, especially from confinement
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* '''[[eschar]]''' - noun a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin
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* '''[[esophageal]]''' - adj. relating to the esophagus
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* '''[[esophagus]]''' - noun the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
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* '''[[especial]]''' - adj. surpassing what is common or usual or expected
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* '''[[especially]]''' - adv. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common;  in a special manner
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* '''[[esprit]]''' - noun liveliness of mind or spirit
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* '''[[essence]]''' - noun any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted;  a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor;  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
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* '''[[essential]]''' - adj. basic and fundamental;  absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed;  absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc;  defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established;  of the greatest importance;  noun anything indispensable
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* '''[[essentially]]''' - adv. at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
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* '''[[est]]''' - noun standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States
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* '''[[establish]]''' - verb use as a basis for; found on;  set up or lay the groundwork for;  bring about;  set up or found;  establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;  institute, enact, or establish;  place;  build or establish something abstract
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* '''[[established]]''' - adj. introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation;  brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established;  shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; securely established;  conforming with accepted standards;  settled securely and unconditionally
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* '''[[establishment]]''' - noun a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence;  the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof;  any large organization;  (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat;  the act of forming something;  an organization founded and united for a specific purpose;  the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
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* '''[[estate]]''' - noun a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country and formerly possessing distinct political rights;  extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
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* '''[[esteemed]]''' - adj. having an illustrious reputation; respected
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* '''[[ester]]''' - noun formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
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* '''[[estimate]]''' - noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody;  an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;  the respect with which a person is held;  a statement indicating the likely cost of some job;  a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation);  verb judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time);  judge to be probable
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* '''[[estimation]]''' - noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody;  an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;  the respect with which a person is held;  a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
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* '''[[ethene]]''' - noun a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
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* '''[[ether]]''' - noun a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic;  a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves;  any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom;  the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
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* '''[[ethereal]]''' - adj. characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy;  of or containing or dissolved in ether;  characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air;  of heaven or the spirit
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* '''[[ethics]]''' - noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules; motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
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* '''[[ethmoid]]''' - noun one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
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* '''[[ethyl]]''' - noun the univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5 derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom
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* '''[[ethyl alcohol]]''' - noun the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline;  nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
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* '''[[ethylene]]''' - noun a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
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* '''[[etiologic]]''' - adj. relating to the etiology of a disease;  of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
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* '''[[etiology]]''' - noun the philosophical study of causation;  the cause of a disease
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* '''[[etymology]]''' - noun the study of the sources and development of words;  a history of a word
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* '''[[eu]]''' - noun an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members;  a bivalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
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* '''[[eucalyptus]]''' - noun a tree of the genus Eucalyptus;  wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
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* '''[[eugenia]]''' - noun tropical trees and shrubs with aromatic leaves and often valuable hard wood
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* '''[[eunuch]]''' - noun a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
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* '''[[euonymus]]''' - noun widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
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* '''[[eupatorium]]''' - noun large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers
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* '''[[euphorbia]]''' - noun type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
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* '''[[euphorbium]]''' - noun an acrid brown gum resin now used mainly in veterinary medicine
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* '''[[europa]]''' - noun the 4th largest of Jupiter's satellites; covered with a smooth shell of frozen water
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* '''[[europe]]''' - noun the nations of the European continent collectively; the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles;  an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
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* '''[[european]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe;  noun a native or inhabitant of Europe
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* '''[[ev]]''' - noun a unit of energy equal to the work done by an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt
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* '''[[evacuate]]''' - verb excrete or discharge from the body;  empty completely;  create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel);  move out of an unsafe location into safety;  move people from their homes or country
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* '''[[evacuated]]''' - adj. emptied by being pumped out or having a vacuum created
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* '''[[evacuation]]''' - noun the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection;  the act of removing the contents of something;  the bodily process of discharging waste matter
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* '''[[evade]]''' - verb use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid;  practice evasion;  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);  escape, either physically or mentally
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* '''[[evanescence]]''' - noun the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight
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* '''[[evanescent]]''' - adj. tending to vanish like vapor
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* '''[[evaporate]]''' - verb lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue;  change into a vapor;  cause to change into a vapor
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* '''[[evaporated]]''' - adj. drawn off in the form of vapor
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* '''[[evaporation]]''' - noun the process of extracting moisture;  the process of becoming a vapor
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* '''[[eve]]''' - noun (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden;  the day before;  the period immediately before something;  the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
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* '''[[even]]''' - adj. equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced;  being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with);  divisible by two; occurring at fixed intervals;  symmetrically arranged;  of the score in a contest;  adv. used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected;  to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; in spite of; notwithstanding;  to the full extent;  noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall);  verb make even or more even;  become even or more even;  make level or straight
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* '''[[evening]]''' - noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall);  the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way;  a later concluding time period
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* '''[[evenly]]''' - adv. in a level and regular way;  in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
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* '''[[event]]''' - noun something that happens at a given place and time;  a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory;  a special set of circumstances;  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
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* '''[[eventration]]''' - noun protrusion of the intestine through the abdominal wall
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* '''[[eventual]]''' - adj. expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating
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* '''[[eventually]]''' - adv. within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time;  after a long period of time or an especially long delay
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* '''[[eventuate]]''' - verb come out in the end
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* '''[[ever]]''' - adv. at any time;  (intensifier for adjectives) very;  at all times; all the time and on every occasion
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* '''[[evergreen]]''' - adj. (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year;  noun a plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year
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* '''[[eversion]]''' - noun the position of being turned outward;  the act of turning inside out
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* '''[[evert]]''' - noun United States tennis player who won women's singles titles in the United States and at Wimbledon (born in 1954);  verbturn inside out; turn the inner surface of outward
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* '''[[everting]]''' - noun the act of turning inside out
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* '''[[every]]''' - adj. (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception;  each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified
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* '''[[everywhere]]''' - adv. to or in any or all places
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* '''[[evidence]]''' - noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief;  an indication that makes something evident; (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved;  verbprovide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes;  give evidence;  provide evidence for
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* '''[[evidenced]]''' - adj. supported by evidence
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* '''[[evident]]''' - adj. capable of being seen or noticed;  clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
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* '''[[evidently]]''' - adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
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* '''[[evil]]''' - adj. tending to cause great harm;  morally bad or wrong;  having the nature of vice;  having or exerting a malignant influence;  nounmorally objectionable behavior;  the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice;  that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune
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* '''[[eviscerate]]''' - adj. having been disembowelled;  verb take away a vital or essential part of;  remove the contents of;  remove the entrails of; surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
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* '''[[evisceration]]''' - noun altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value;  surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient;  the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
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* '''[[evoked]]''' - adj. called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
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* '''[[evolution]]''' - noun (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
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* '''[[ex]]''' - adj. out of fashion;  noun the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet; a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife;  a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
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* '''[[ex-president]]''' - noun a former president
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* '''[[exacerbation]]''' - noun violent and bitter exasperation;  action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
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* '''[[exact]]''' - adj. marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact;  (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct;  verb take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs;  claim as due or just
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* '''[[exacting]]''' - adj. requiring precise accuracy;  severe and unremitting in making demands;  having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
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* '''[[exactitude]]''' - noun the quality of being exact
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* '''[[exactly]]''' - adv. indicating exactness or preciseness;  in a precise manner;  just as it should be
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* '''[[exactness]]''' - noun the quality of being exact
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* '''[[exaggerate]]''' - verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth;  do something to an excessive degree
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* '''[[exaggerated]]''' - adj. enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; enlarged to an abnormal degree;  represented as greater than is true or reasonable
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* '''[[exaggeration]]''' - noun the act of making something more noticeable than usual;  making to seem more important than it really is; extravagant exaggeration
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* '''[[exalt]]''' - verb raise in rank, character, or status;  praise, glorify, or honor;  fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink;  heighten or intensify
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* '''[[exaltation]]''' - noun a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead);  the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence;  the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god);  a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
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* '''[[exalted]]''' - adj. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
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* '''[[exalting]]''' - adj. tending to exalt
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* '''[[examination]]''' - noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes);  the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned;  a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge;  a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits);  formal systematic questioning
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* '''[[examine]]''' - verb question closely;  observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect;  consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning;  question or examine thoroughly and closely;  put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
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* '''[[examiner]]''' - noun an investigator who observes carefully;  someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
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* '''[[example]]''' - noun an item of information that is representative of a type;  punishment intended as a warning to others;  a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; something to be imitated;  a representative form or pattern;  an occurrence of something
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* '''[[exanthem]]''' - noun eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease
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* '''[[excavation]]''' - noun the act of digging;  a hole in the ground made by excavating;  the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth;  the site of an archeological exploration
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* '''[[exceed]]''' - verb go beyond;  go beyond;  be or do something to a greater degree
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* '''[[exceeding]]''' - adj. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
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* '''[[exceedingly]]''' - adv. to an extreme degree or extent
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* '''[[excel]]''' - verb distinguish oneself
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* '''[[excellence]]''' - noun the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree;  an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels
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* '''[[excellent]]''' - adj. of the highest quality
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* '''[[excellently]]''' - adv. in an excellent manner
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* '''[[except]]''' - verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted;  take exception to
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* '''[[exception]]''' - noun a deliberate act of omission;  an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization;  grounds for adverse criticism
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* '''[[exceptional]]''' - adj. deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence;  surpassing what is common or usual or expected;  far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
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* '''[[exceptionally]]''' - adv. to an exceptional degree
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* '''[[excess]]''' - adj. more than is needed, desired, or required;  nounimmoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits;  a quantity much larger than is needed;  excessive indulgence;  the state of being more than full
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* '''[[excessive]]''' - adj. beyond normal limits;  unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
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* '''[[excessively]]''' - adv. to an excessive degree
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* '''[[exchange]]''' - noun (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value;  (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop;  reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money especially the currencies of different countries;  the act of giving something in return for something received;  the act of changing one thing for another thing;  a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members;  a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one);  chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another;  the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help";  (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes;  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication;  verb give to, and receive from, one another;  hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent;  change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence;  exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; exchange a penalty for a less severe one
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* '''[[exchanged]]''' - adj. changed for (replaced by) something different
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* '''[[excise]]''' - noun a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate);  verb remove by cutting;  levy an excise tax on;  remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
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* '''[[excision]]''' - noun the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence;  the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society;  surgical removal of a body part or tissue;  the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
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* '''[[excitability]]''' - noun being easily excited;  excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
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* '''[[excitable]]''' - adj. easily excited;  capable of responding to stimuli
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* '''[[excitant]]''' - adj. (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate;  noun a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
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* '''[[excitation]]''' - noun something that agitates and arouses;  the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland;  the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
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* '''[[excite]]''' - verb produce a magnetic field in;  raise to a higher energy level;  arouse or elicit a feeling;  act as a stimulant;  stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of;  stimulate sexually;  cause to be agitated, excited, or roused;  stir feelings in
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* '''[[excited]]''' - adj. in an aroused state;  (of persons) excessively affected by emotion;  (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive; marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
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* '''[[excitement]]''' - noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up;  disturbance usually in protest;  something that agitates and arouses;  the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
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* '''[[exciting]]''' - adj. creating or arousing excitement;  stimulating interest and discussion
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* '''[[exclude]]''' - verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted;  prevent from entering; shut out;  lack or fail to include; prevent from entering; keep out;  put out or expel from a place
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* '''[[exclusion]]''' - noun the state of being excluded;  the act of forcing out someone or something;  a deliberate act of omission;  the state of being excommunicated
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* '''[[exclusive]]''' - adj. excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority;  not divided or shared with others;  not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective; noun a news report that is reported first by one news organization
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* '''[[exclusively]]''' - adv. without any others being included or involved
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* '''[[excoriate]]''' - verb express strong disapproval of;  tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
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* '''[[excoriation]]''' - noun severe censure;  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
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* '''[[excrement]]''' - noun waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
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* '''[[excreta]]''' - noun waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
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* '''[[excrete]]''' - verb eliminate from the body
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* '''[[excreting]]''' - noun the bodily process of discharging waste matter
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* '''[[excretion]]''' - noun the bodily process of discharging waste matter; waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
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* '''[[excretory]]''' - adj. of or relating to the process of excretion
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* '''[[excruciating]]''' - adj. extremely painful
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* '''[[excursion]]''' - noun a journey taken for pleasure;  wandering from the main path of a journey
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* '''[[excuse]]''' - noun a note explaining an absence;  a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.;  a poor example;  verb excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with;  serve as a reason or cause or justification of;  grant exemption or release to;  ask for permission to be released from an engagement;  accept an excuse for;  defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
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* '''[[execute]]''' - verb sign in the presence of witnesses;  kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment;  murder in a planned fashion;  carry out the legalities of;  put in effect;  carry out or perform an action; carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
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* '''[[executed]]''' - adj. put to death as punishment
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* '''[[execution]]''' - noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order;  putting a condemned person to death;  a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out;  (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable;  (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer;  the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it;  unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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* '''[[executive]]''' - adj. having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.;  noun persons who administer the law;  a person responsible for the administration of a business;  someone who manages a government agency or department
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* '''[[exempt]]''' - adj. (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject; (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation;  verb grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to;  grant exemption or release to
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* '''[[exenteration]]''' - noun surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)
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* '''[[exercise]]''' - noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit;  a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding;  systematic training by multiple repetitions; (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; the act of using;  verb do physical exercise;  give a workout to;  learn by repetition;  put to use;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
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* '''[[exercising]]''' - noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
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* '''[[exert]]''' - verb put to use;  make a great effort at a mental or physical task;  have and exercise
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* '''[[exertion]]''' - noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
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* '''[[exfoliation]]''' - noun the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin;  a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
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* '''[[exhalation]]''' - noun the act of expelling air from the lungs;  exhaled breath
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* '''[[exhale]]''' - verb expel air;  give out (breath or an odor)
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* '''[[exhaust]]''' - noun system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged;  gases ejected from an engine as waste products;  verb wear out completely;  use up the whole supply of;  create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel); use up (resources or materials);  deplete
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* '''[[exhausted]]''' - adj. completely emptied of resources or properties; drained physically;  drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
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* '''[[exhausting]]''' - adj. producing exhaustion;  having a debilitating effect
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* '''[[exhaustion]]''' - noun the act of exhausting something entirely; extreme fatigue;  serious weakening and loss of energy
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* '''[[exhaustive]]''' - adj. very thorough; exhaustively complete
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* '''[[exhibit]]''' - noun an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence;  something shown to the public;  verb show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill;  walk ostentatiously;  to show, make visible or apparent;  show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
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* '''[[exhibition]]''' - noun the act of exhibiting;  a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
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* '''[[exhilarated]]''' - adj. made joyful
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* '''[[exhilarating]]''' - adj. making lively and cheerful;  making lively and joyful
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* '''[[exhilaration]]''' - noun the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
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* '''[[exigency]]''' - noun a pressing or urgent situation;  a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
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* '''[[exist]]''' - verb have an existence, be extant;  support oneself
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* '''[[existence]]''' - noun everything that exists anywhere;  the state or fact of existing
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* '''[[existing]]''' - adj. presently existing;  existing in something specified; having existence or being or actuality
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* '''[[exit]]''' - noun the act of going out;  an opening that permits escape or release;  euphemistic expressions for death;  verb lose the lead; move out of or depart from;  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
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* '''[[exogenous]]''' - adj. derived or originating externally
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* '''[[exomphalos]]''' - noun an umbilical hernia at birth in which some abdominal organs push into the umbilical cord
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* '''[[exophthalmos]]''' - noun protrusion of the eyeball from the socket
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* '''[[exostosis]]''' - noun a benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)
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* '''[[expand]]''' - verb become larger in size or volume or quantity;  make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity;  extend in one or more directions;  exaggerate or make bigger;  grow stronger;  expand the influence of;  add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
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* '''[[expanded]]''' - adj. increased in extent or size or bulk or scope
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* '''[[expansile]]''' - adj. (of gases) capable of expansion
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* '''[[expansion]]''' - noun the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope;  adding information or detail;  a discussion that provides additional information
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* '''[[expansive]]''' - adj. friendly and open and willing to talk;  marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur;  able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion;  of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
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* '''[[expect]]''' - verb look forward to the birth of a child;  consider reasonable or due;  regard something as probable or likely;  look forward to the probable occurrence of;  be pregnant with;  consider obligatory; request and expect
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* '''[[expectant]]''' - adj. in an advanced stage of pregnancy;  marked by eager anticipation
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* '''[[expectantly]]''' - adv. in an expectant manner
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* '''[[expectation]]''' - noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future;  the feeling that something is about to happen;  the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values;  wishing with confidence of fulfillment
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* '''[[expected]]''' - adj. considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; expected to become or be; in prospect;  looked forward to as probable
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* '''[[expectorant]]''' - noun a medicine promoting expectoration
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* '''[[expectorate]]''' - verb discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth;  clear out the chest and lungs
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* '''[[expectoration]]''' - noun the process of coughing up and spitting out; the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
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* '''[[expediency]]''' - noun the quality of being suited to the end in view
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* '''[[expedient]]''' - adj. serving to promote your interest;  appropriate to a purpose; practical;  noun a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
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* '''[[expedited]]''' - adj. having been hastened to completion
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* '''[[expedition]]''' - noun a journey organized for a particular purpose;  a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country;  an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose;  a journey taken for pleasure;  the property of being prompt and efficient
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* '''[[expeditious]]''' - adj. characterized by speed and efficiency
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* '''[[expeditiously]]''' - adv. in an efficient manner
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* '''[[expel]]''' - verb put out or expel from a place;  force to leave or move out;  eliminate (substances) from the body;  cause to flee;  remove from a position or office
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* '''[[expelling]]''' - noun any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
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* '''[[expended]]''' - adj. having all been spent
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* '''[[expenditure]]''' - noun the act of consuming something;  the act of spending money for goods or services;  money paid out
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* '''[[expense]]''' - noun a detriment or sacrifice;  amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures);  money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer
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* '''[[expensive]]''' - adj. high in price or charging high prices
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* '''[[experience]]''' - noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities;  the content of direct observation or participation in an event;  an event as apprehended;  verb go through (mental or physical states or experiences);  go or live through;  undergo;  have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;  undergo an emotional sensation
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* '''[[experienced]]''' - adj. having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
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* '''[[experiment]]''' - noun the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation;  a venture at something new or different;  the testing of an idea;  verb to conduct a test or investigation;  try something new, as in order to gain experience
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* '''[[experimental]]''' - adj. relying on observation or experiment;  of the nature of or undergoing an experiment;  relating to or based on experiment
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* '''[[experimentally]]''' - adv. in an experimental fashion
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* '''[[expert]]''' - adj. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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* '''[[expiration]]''' - noun the act of expelling air from the lungs; euphemistic expressions for death;  a coming to an end of a contract period
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* '''[[expiratory]]''' - adj. of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration
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* '''[[expired]]''' - adj. having come to an end or become void after passage of a period of time
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* '''[[explain]]''' - verb make plain and comprehensible;  define;  serve as a reason or cause or justification of
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* '''[[explainable]]''' - adj. capable of being understood
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* '''[[explanation]]''' - noun thought that makes something comprehensible; a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.;  the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible
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* '''[[explanatory]]''' - adj. serving or intended to explain or make clear
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* '''[[exploded]]''' - adj. showing the parts of something separated but in positions that show their correct relation to one another;  blown apart with great violence
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* '''[[exploited]]''' - adj. developed or used to greatest advantage;  of persons; taken advantage of
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* '''[[exploration]]''' - noun to travel for the purpose of discovery;  a careful systematic search;  a systematic consideration
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* '''[[exploratory]]''' - adj. serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
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* '''[[explore]]''' - verb examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes;  examine minutely;  travel to or penetrate into;  inquire into
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* '''[[explosive]]''' - adj. serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst;  sudden and loud;  liable to lead to sudden change or violence;  noun a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
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* '''[[expose]]''' - noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud;  verbabandon by leaving out in the open air;  expose or make accessible to some action or influence;  expose to light, of photographic film;  to show, make visible or apparent;  expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas;  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret;  put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position;  remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body;  disclose to view as by removing a cover
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* '''[[exposed]]''' - adj. not covered with clothing;  with no protection or shield
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* '''[[exposition]]''' - noun (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur;  an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse;  a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic;  a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
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* '''[[exposure]]''' - noun the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience;  abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open);  presentation to view in an open or public manner;  the act of exposing film to light;  vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain;  aspect re light or wind;  the disclosure of something secret;  the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate;  a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material;  the state of being vulnerable or exposed
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* '''[[express]]''' - adj. not tacit or implied;  without unnecessary stops;  adv.by express;  noun rapid transport of goods;  public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops;  mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system;  verbarticulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise;  give expression to;  send by rapid transport or special messenger service; indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.;  manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait);  serve as a means for expressing something; obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
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* '''[[expressed]]''' - adj. communicated in words;  precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
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* '''[[expression]]''' - noun the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing;  the feelings expressed on a person's face;  expression without words;  the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions;  (genetics) the process of expressing a gene;  a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit;  a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement;  the style of expressing yourself;  a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
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* '''[[expressionless]]''' - adj. deliberately impassive in manner
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* '''[[expressive]]''' - adj. characterized by expression
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* '''[[expulsion]]''' - noun the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting;  the act of forcing out someone or something;  squeezing out by applying pressure
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* '''[[exquisite]]''' - adj. of extreme beauty;  lavishly elegant and refined; intense or sharp;  delicately beautiful
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* '''[[exquisitely]]''' - adv. in a delicate manner
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* '''[[exsanguine]]''' - adj. destitute of blood or apparently so
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* '''[[extemporaneous]]''' - adj. with little or no preparation or forethought
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* '''[[extemporaneously]]''' - adv. without prior preparation
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* '''[[extend]]''' - verb increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance;  prolong the time allowed for payment of;  expand the influence of;  open or straighten out; unbend;  make available; provide;  reach outward in space;  extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;  thrust or extend out;  continue or extend;  lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer;  extend in scope or range or area; use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity;  cause to move at full gallop;  extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; offer verbally;  stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;  span an interval of distance, space or time
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* '''[[extended]]''' - adj. beyond the literal or primary sense;  fully extended or stretched forth;  large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity;  drawn out or made longer spatially;  relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
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* '''[[extension]]''' - noun act of expanding in scope; making more widely available;  act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb;  an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who not enrolled as regular students;  an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line;  amount or degree or range to which something extends;  the ability to raise the working leg high in the air;  a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one to three letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename;  a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt;  an addition that extends a main building;  an addition to the length of something;  the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to;  the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
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* '''[[extensive]]''' - adj. large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity; of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor;  broad in scope or content
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* '''[[extensively]]''' - adv. in a widespread way
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* '''[[extensor]]''' - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
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* '''[[extent]]''' - noun the distance or area or volume over which something extends;  the point or degree to which something extends
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* '''[[exterior]]''' - adj. situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building;  noun the outer side or surface of something;  the region that is outside of something
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* '''[[exterminated]]''' - adj. destroyed completely
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* '''[[extermination]]''' - noun the act of exterminating;  complete annihilation
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* '''[[extern]]''' - noun a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
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* '''[[external]]''' - adj. happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface;  purely outward or superficial;  from or between other countries;  coming from the outside;  noun outward features
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* '''[[externally]]''' - adv. on or from the outside;  with respect to the outside
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* '''[[extinct]]''' - adj. (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive;  being out or having grown cold;  no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives
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* '''[[extinction]]''' - noun the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning;  a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus;  complete annihilation;  the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation;  no longer in existence;  no longer active; extinguished
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* '''[[extinguish]]''' - verb kill in large numbers;  put an end to; kill;  extinguish by crushing;  put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
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* '''[[extirpate]]''' - verb surgically remove (an organ);  pull up by or as if by the roots;  destroy completely, as if down to the roots
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* '''[[extirpation]]''' - noun the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence;  surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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* '''[[extra]]''' - adj. further or added;  added to a regular schedule;  more than is needed, desired, or required;  adv. unusually or exceptionally; noun something additional of the same kind;  an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis);  a minor actor in crowd scenes
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* '''[[extracellular]]''' - adj. located or occurring outside a cell or cells
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* '''[[extract]]''' - noun a passage selected from a larger work;  a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water);  verbcalculate the root of a number;  remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense;  separate (a metal) from an ore;  get despite difficulties or obstacles;  extract by the process of distillation;  take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy;  obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action;  deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
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* '''[[extraction]]''' - noun the act of pulling out (as a tooth);  the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means;  properties attributable to your ancestry
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* '''[[extractor]]''' - noun an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components;  a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector;  an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
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* '''[[extradural]]''' - adj. on or outside the dura mater
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* '''[[extraneous]]''' - adj. not essential;  not pertinent to the matter under consideration;  not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source;  coming from the outside
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* '''[[extraordinarily]]''' - adv. extremely
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* '''[[extraordinary]]''' - adj. (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials;  far more than usual or expected;  beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
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* '''[[extrasystole]]''' - noun a premature systole resulting in a momentary cardiac arrhythmia
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* '''[[extravagant]]''' - adj. recklessly wasteful;  unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
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* '''[[extravasate]]''' - verb geology: cause molten material, such as lava, to pour forth;  force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel;  become active and spew forth lava and rocks
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* '''[[extravasation]]''' - noun the process of exuding or passing out of a vessel into surrounding tissues; said of blood or lymph or urine;  an extravasated liquid (blood or lymph or urine); the product of extravasation;  (of volcanos) pouring out fumes of lava (or a deposit so formed)
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* '''[[extreme]]''' - adj. most distant in any direction;  of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity;  far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree;  beyond a norm in views or actions;  noun the furthest or highest degree of something;  the point located farthest from the middle of something
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* '''[[extremely]]''' - adv. to an extreme degree;  to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect;  to an extreme degree or extent;  to an extreme degree
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* '''[[extremity]]''' - noun an external body part that projects from the body; that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso;  the outermost or farthest region or point;  the greatest or utmost degree;  an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
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* '''[[extrinsic]]''' - adj. not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
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* '''[[extroversion]]''' - noun (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self
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* '''[[extrusion]]''' - noun squeezing out by applying pressure;  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
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* '''[[exuberant]]''' - adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance; unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings;  joyously unrestrained
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* '''[[exudate]]''' - noun a substance that oozes out from plant pores;  verbrelease (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
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* '''[[exudation]]''' - noun the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes; a substance that oozes out from plant pores
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* '''[[exude]]''' - verb release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities;  make apparent by one's mood or behaviour
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* '''[[eye]]''' - noun a small hole or loop (as in a needle);  the organ of sight; good discernment (either visually or as if visually);  attention to what is seen;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  verb look at
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* '''[[eye muscle]]''' - noun one of the small muscles of the eye that serve to rotate the eyeball
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* '''[[eye socket]]''' - noun the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
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* '''[[eyeball]]''' - noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye;  verb look at
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* '''[[eyebrow]]''' - noun the arch of hair above each eye
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* '''[[eyeglasses]]''' - noun optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
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* '''[[eyelash]]''' - noun any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
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* '''[[eyelet]]''' - noun a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar; fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
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* '''[[eyelid]]''' - noun either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
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* '''[[eyepiece]]''' - noun combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
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* '''[[eyes]]''' - noun opinion or judgment
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* '''[[eyestrain]]''' - noun a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
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* '''[[f]]''' - noun the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates;  a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature;  a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
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* '''[[fa]]''' - noun the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization
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* '''[[fabric]]''' - noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers;  the underlying structure
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* '''[[face]]''' - noun a vertical surface of a building or cliff;  the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);  the striking or working surface of an implement;  the general outward appearance of something;  status in the eyes of others;  the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear;  the part of an animal corresponding to the human face;  a part of a person that is used to refer to a person;  the feelings expressed on a person's face;  impudent aggressiveness;  a specific size and style of type within a type family;  a contorted facial expression;  a surface forming part of the outside of an object;  verbcover the front or surface of;  line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;  turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;  turn so as to expose the face;  be opposite;  deal with (something unpleasant) head on;  present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;  oppose, as in hostility or a competition; be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
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* '''[[faced]]''' - adj. having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
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* '''[[facial]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object;  of or concerning the face;  noun care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams; cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
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* '''[[facilitate]]''' - verb make easier;  increase the likelihood of (a response);  be of use
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* '''[[facilitated]]''' - adj. freed from difficulty or impediment
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* '''[[facility]]''' - noun a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you;  something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service;  a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry;  a natural effortlessness;  skillful performance or ability without difficulty
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* '''[[facing]]''' - noun a protective covering that protects the outside of a building;  a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening;  an ornamental coating to a building;  providing something with a surface of a different material
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* '''[[fact]]''' - noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred;  a concept whose truth can be proved;  a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened;  an event known to have happened or something known to have existed
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* '''[[faction]]''' - noun a dissenting clique;  a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
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* '''[[factor]]''' - noun an independent variable in statistics;  anything that contributes causally to a result;  any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together;  (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity;  an abstract part of something;  a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission;  one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer;  verb resolve into factors
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* '''[[factory]]''' - noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
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* '''[[facultative]]''' - adj. not compulsory;  granting a privilege or permission or power to do or not do something;  able to exist under more than one set of conditions;  of or relating to the mental faculties
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* '''[[faculty]]''' - noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind;  the body of teachers and administrators at a school
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* '''[[fad]]''' - noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
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* '''[[fade]]''' - noun gradually ceasing to be visible;  a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer;  verb become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly;  lose freshness, vigor, or vitality;  become feeble;  disappear gradually
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* '''[[fading]]''' - noun weakening in force or intensity
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* '''[[fahrenheit]]''' - noun German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
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* '''[[fail]]''' - verb get worse;  stop operating or functioning;  prove insufficient;  disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close;  fall short in what is expected;  fail to get a passing grade;  judge unacceptable; be unsuccessful;  fail to do something; leave something undone;  be unable
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* '''[[failed]]''' - adj. unable to meet financial obligations
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* '''[[failing]]''' - adj. below acceptable in performance;  unable to meet financial obligations;  noun failure to reach a minimum required performance;  a flaw or weak point
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* '''[[failure]]''' - noun an unexpected omission;  an act that fails;  an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose;  a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently;  loss of ability to function normally;  lack of success;  inability to discharge all your debts as they come due
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* '''[[fain]]''' - adj. having made preparations;  adv. in a willing manner
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* '''[[faint]]''' - adj. lacking conviction or boldness or courage;  indistinctly understood or felt or perceived;  deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc;  lacking strength or vigor;  weak and likely to lose consciousness;  lacking clarity or distinctness;  noun a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain;  verb pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
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* '''[[faintly]]''' - adv. to a faint degree or weakly perceived
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* '''[[faintness]]''' - noun barely audible;  the property of being without strength;  a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon;  the quality of being dim or lacking contrast;  the trait of lacking boldness and courage
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* '''[[fair]]''' - adj. (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored;  free of clouds or rain;  (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines;  free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules;  attractively feminine;  not excessive or extreme; very pleasing to the eye;  (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections;  lacking exceptional quality or ability;  showing lack of favoritism;  adv. without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner;  in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating;  noun a competitive exhibition of farm products;  gathering of producers to promote business;  a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.;  a sale of miscellany; often for charity;  verb join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
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* '''[[fairly]]''' - adv. without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner; in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating;  to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
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* '''[[fairness]]''' - noun conformity with rules or standards;  ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty;  the quality of being good looking and attractive;  the property of having a naturally light complexion
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* '''[[faith]]''' - noun loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person;  complete confidence in a person or plan etc;  a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny;  an institution to express belief in a divine power
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* '''[[faithfully]]''' - adv. in a faithful manner
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* '''[[falciform]]''' - adj. curved like a sickle
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* '''[[fall]]''' - noun a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity;  a movement downward;  a sudden decline in strength or number or importance;  when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat;  the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve;  the season when the leaves fall from the trees;  the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions);  a sudden drop from an upright position;  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;  a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity;  a downward slope or bend;  the time of day immediately following sunset;  verb pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind;  come as if by falling;  go as if by falling;  occur at a specified time or place;  begin vigorously;  be born, used chiefly of lambs;  come out; issue;  be cast down;  assume a disappointed or sad expression;  descend in free fall under the influence of gravity;  drop oneself to a lower or less erect position;  lose an upright position suddenly;  slope downward; move in a specified direction;  be inherited by;  fall to somebody by assignment or lot;  be captured;  to be given by assignment or distribution;  to be given by right or inheritance;  lose office or power; suffer defeat, failure, or ruin;  yield to temptation or sin;  lose one's chastity;  touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly;  die, as in battle or in a hunt;  be due;  come under, be classified or included; decrease in size, extent, or range;  fall or flow in a certain way;  move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way;  come into the possession of;  fall from clouds
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* '''[[fallacious]]''' - adj. based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information;  containing or based on a fallacy;  intended to deceive
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* '''[[fallacy]]''' - noun a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
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* '''[[fallen]]''' - adj. killed in battle;  having lost your chastity;  having fallen in or collapsed;  having dropped by the force of gravity
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* '''[[falling]]''' - adj. becoming lower or less in degree or value;  decreasing in amount or degree;  coming down freely under the influence of gravity
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* '''[[falls]]''' - noun the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris);  a steep descent of the water of a river
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* '''[[false]]''' - adj. (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful;  arising from error;  inaccurate in pitch; designed to deceive;  deliberately deceptive;  not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality;  erroneous and usually accidental; adopted in order to deceive;  not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article;  inappropriate to reality or facts;  adv. in a disloyal and faithless manner
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* '''[[falsely]]''' - adv. in an incorrect manner;  in an insincerely false manner
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* '''[[fame]]''' - noun the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed;  favorable public reputation
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* '''[[familiar]]''' - adj. having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship;  well known or easily recognized;  within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange;  (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly;  noun a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard;  a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support;  a person who is frequently in the company of another
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* '''[[familiarity]]''' - noun an act of undue intimacy;  close or warm friendship;  usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known;  a casual manner;  personal knowledge or information about someone or something
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* '''[[familiarize]]''' - verb make familiar or acquainted
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* '''[[family]]''' - noun primary social group; parents and children;  people descended from a common ancestor;  a social unit living together; (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera;  an association of people who share common beliefs or activities;  a collection of things sharing a common attribute;  a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities;  a person having kinship with another or others
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* '''[[famine]]''' - noun a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death;  an acute insufficiency
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* '''[[famous]]''' - adj. widely known and esteemed
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* '''[[fan]]''' - noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces;  an ardent follower and admirer;  an enthusiastic devotee of sports;  verb make (an emotion) fiercer;  strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher);  agitate the air;  separate the chaff from by using air currents
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* '''[[fan-shaped]]''' - adj. shaped in the form of a fan
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* '''[[fancied]]''' - adj. formed or conceived by the imagination
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* '''[[fanciful]]''' - adj. indulging in or influenced by fancy;  having a curiously intricate quality;  not based on fact; dubious
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* '''[[fancy]]''' - adj. not plain; decorative or ornamented;  noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination;  something many people believe that is false;  a predisposition to like something;  verb have a fancy or particular liking or desire for;  imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
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* '''[[fang]]''' - noun hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison;  canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey;  a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon
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* '''[[far]]''' - adj. at a great distance in time or space or degree;  being of a considerable distance or length;  beyond a norm in opinion or actions;  being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle;  adv. at or to or from a great distance in space;  remote in time;  to a considerable degree; very much;  at or to a certain point or degree;  to an advanced stage or point;  noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
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* '''[[farad]]''' - noun the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates
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* '''[[fare]]''' - noun the food and drink that are regularly consumed;  a paying (taxi) passenger;  the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance; an agenda of things to do;  verb eat well;  proceed or get along
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* '''[[farina]]''' - noun fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat; often used as a cooked cereal or in puddings
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* '''[[farinaceous]]''' - adj. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency;  resembling starch
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* '''[[farm]]''' - noun workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit;  verb collect fees or profits;  be a farmer; work as a farmer;  cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
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* '''[[farther]]''' - adj. more distant in especially space or time;  more distant in especially degree;  adv. to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense);  to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)
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* '''[[farthest]]''' - adj. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order;  adv. to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense);  to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense)
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* '''[[fascia]]''' - noun a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
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* '''[[fasciculus]]''' - noun a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
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* '''[[fascinating]]''' - adj. capturing interest as if by a spell;  capable of arousing and holding the attention
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* '''[[fashion]]''' - noun characteristic or habitual practice;  consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode;  the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior;  how something is done or how it happens;  verb make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
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* '''[[fashionable]]''' - adj. being or in accordance with current social fashions;  patronized by;  having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
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* '''[[fashioned]]''' - adj. planned and made or fashioned artistically
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* '''[[fashioning]]''' - noun the act that results in something coming to be
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* '''[[fast]]''' - adj. acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly;  at a rapid tempo;  (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time;  securely fixed in place;  resistant to destruction or fading;  (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause;  hurried and brief; unrestrained by convention or morality;  firmly fastened or secured against opening;  adv. quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form);  firmly or tightly;  noun abstaining from food;  verb abstain from eating;  abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
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* '''[[fasten]]''' - verb attach to;  cause to be firmly attached;  become fixed or fastened;  make tight or tighter
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* '''[[fastened]]''' - adj. firmly closed or secured;  fastened with strings or cords;  furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike
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* '''[[fastening]]''' - noun the act of fastening things together;  restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
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* '''[[faster]]''' - adv. more quickly
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* '''[[fasting]]''' - noun abstaining from food
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* '''[[fat]]''' - adj. a chubby body;  having much flesh (especially fat);  marked by great fruitfulness;  lucrative;  having a relatively large diameter; containing or composed of fat;  noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides);  excess bodily weight;  a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs;  verb make fat or plump
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* '''[[fat embolism]]''' - noun serious condition in which fat blocks an artery; fat can enter the blood stream after a long bone is fractured or if adipose tissue is injured or as a result of a fatty liver
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* '''[[fat-free]]''' - adj. without fat or fat solids
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* '''[[fatal]]''' - adj. controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined;  bringing death;  having momentous consequences; of decisive importance; (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
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* '''[[fatality]]''' - noun the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters;  a death resulting from an accident or a disaster
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* '''[[fatally]]''' - adv. with fatal consequences or implications
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* '''[[fate]]''' - noun an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future;  the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman);  your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);  verb decree or designate beforehand
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* '''[[father]]''' - noun God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military;  a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom;  the head of an organized crime family;  the founder of a family;  a person who founds or establishes some institution;  verb make children
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* '''[[fathom]]''' - noun (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore;  a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth;  verb measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line;  come to understand
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* '''[[fatigue]]''' - noun (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something;  temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work;  used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress;  labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on);  verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress;  get tired of something or somebody
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* '''[[fatigued]]''' - adj. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
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* '''[[fatigues]]''' - noun military uniform worn by military personnel when doing menial labor
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* '''[[fatness]]''' - noun excess bodily weight
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* '''[[fatten]]''' - verb make fat or plump
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* '''[[fatty]]''' - adj. containing or composed of fat;  noun a rotund individual
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* '''[[fauces]]''' - noun the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx
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* '''[[fault]]''' - noun (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area);  responsibility for a bad situation or event; (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.);  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention;  the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection;  an imperfection in a device or machine; verb put or pin the blame on
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* '''[[faulty]]''' - adj. characterized by errors;  having a defect
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* '''[[favor]]''' - noun an act of gracious kindness;  an advantage to the benefit of someone or something;  an inclination to approve;  a feeling of favorable regard;  souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party;  verb consider as the favorite;  treat gently or carefully;  promote over another;  bestow a privilege upon
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* '''[[favorable]]''' - adj. occurring at a convenient or suitable time;  (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate;  encouraging or approving or pleasing;  favorably disposed; not antagonistic;  favoring or bringing good luck
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* '''[[favorably]]''' - adv. showing approval
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* '''[[favored]]''' - adj. supremely favored or fortunate;  preferred above all others and treated with partiality;  blessed with advantages
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* '''[[favoring]]''' - adj. supporting a policy or attitude etc
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* '''[[favorite]]''' - adj. appealing to the general public;  preferred above all others and treated with partiality;  noun something regarded with special favor or liking;  a special loved one;  a competitor thought likely to win
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* '''[[favus]]''' - noun a contagious fungal infection of the scalp; occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East
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* '''[[fawn]]''' - noun young deer;  a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color;  verb have fawns;  try to gain favor by cringing or flattering;  show submission or fear
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* '''[[fe]]''' - noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
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* '''[[fear]]''' - noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight);  a profound emotion inspired by a deity;  an anxious feeling;  verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of;  be uneasy or apprehensive about;  be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement;  be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event;  regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
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* '''[[fearful]]''' - adj. experiencing or showing fear;  timid by nature or revealing timidity;  extremely distressing;  causing fear or dread or terror;  lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
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* '''[[feasible]]''' - adj. capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
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* '''[[feat]]''' - noun a notable achievement
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* '''[[feather]]''' - noun turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls;  the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds;  verb turn the oar, while rowing;  turn the paddle; in canoeing; cover or fit with feathers;  join tongue and groove, in carpentry;  grow feathers
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* '''[[feathery]]''' - adj. adorned with feathers or plumes;  characterized by a covering of feathers;  resembling or suggesting a feather or feathers
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* '''[[feature]]''' - noun an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles;  the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin;  a prominent aspect of something;  a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine;  the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater;  verb have as a feature;  wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
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* '''[[feb]]''' - noun the month following January and preceding March
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* '''[[febrifuge]]''' - noun any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
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* '''[[febrile]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characterized by fever
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* '''[[february]]''' - noun the month following January and preceding March
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* '''[[fecal]]''' - adj. foul with waste matter; of or relating to feces
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* '''[[feces]]''' - noun solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
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* '''[[fecula]]''' - noun excreta (especially of insects)
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* '''[[fecundation]]''' - noun making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure;  creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
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* '''[[fed]]''' - noun the central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state charted commercial banks and some trust companies;  any federal law-enforcement officer
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* '''[[federal]]''' - adj. national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units; characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities;  of or relating to the central government of a federation; being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War;  noun any federal law-enforcement officer;  a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
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* '''[[fee]]''' - noun an interest in land capable of being inherited;  a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services;  verb give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
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* '''[[feeble]]''' - adj. lacking strength;  pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness;  lacking physical strength or vitality;  lacking strength or vigor
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* '''[[feebleness]]''' - noun the quality of lacking intensity or substance;  the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
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* '''[[feebly]]''' - adv. in a halting and feeble manner;  in a faint and feeble manner
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* '''[[feed]]''' - noun food for domestic livestock;  verb introduce continuously; give food to;  take in food; used of animals only;  serve as food for; be the food for;  feed into; supply;  provide as food;  gratify;  support or promote;  provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to;  profit from in an exploitatory manner;  move along, of liquids
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* '''[[feeding]]''' - noun the act of supplying food and nourishment;  the act of consuming food
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* '''[[feel]]''' - noun manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure;  an intuitive awareness;  a property perceived by touch;  the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;  verb seem with respect to a given sensation given;  have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude;  examine by touch;  pass one's hands over the sexual organs of;  undergo an emotional sensation;  perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles;  undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation";  grope or feel in search of something;  produce a certain impression;  find by testing or cautious exploration;  be felt or perceived in a certain way;  come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; examine (a body part) by palpation
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* '''[[feeling]]''' - noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states;  an intuitive understanding of something;  a physical sensation that you experience;  the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin;  a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;  the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
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* '''[[feelings]]''' - noun emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
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* '''[[feign]]''' - verb make believe with the intent to deceive;  make a pretence of
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* '''[[feigned]]''' - adj. not genuine
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* '''[[feigning]]''' - noun the act of giving a false appearance;  pretending with intention to deceive
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* '''[[fell]]''' - adj. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering;  noun the act of felling something (as a tree);  seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges;  the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal);  verb cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow;  sew a seam by folding the edges;  pass away rapidly
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* '''[[fellow]]''' - noun an informal form of address for a man;  a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman;  a boy or man;  a person who is member of your class or profession;  a person who is frequently in the company of another
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* '''[[felon]]''' - noun a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail;  someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
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* '''[[felony]]''' - noun a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
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* '''[[felt]]''' - noun a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers;  verbchange texture so as to become matted and felt-like;  cover with felt; mat together and make felt-like
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* '''[[female]]''' - adj. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop;  for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls;  characteristic of or peculiar to a woman;  noun an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa);  a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
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* '''[[feminine]]''' - adj. associated with women and not with men;  of grammatical gender;  (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable;  befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman;  noun a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
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* '''[[femoral]]''' - adj. of or relating to or near the femur or thigh
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* '''[[femoris]]''' - noun the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
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* '''[[femur]]''' - noun the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
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* '''[[fender]]''' - noun a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud;  a low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth;  an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track;  a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
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* '''[[fennel]]''' - noun fennel seeds are ground and used as a spice or as an ingredient of a spice mixture;  leaves used for seasoning;  aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads;  any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems
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* '''[[ferment]]''' - noun a substance capable of bringing about fermentation; a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol;  a state of agitation or turbulent change or development;  verb cause to undergo fermentation;  work up into agitation or excitement;  be in an agitated or excited state;  go sour or spoil
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* '''[[fermentation]]''' - noun a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol;  a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
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* '''[[fermenting]]''' - noun a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
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* '''[[fern]]''' - noun any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
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* '''[[ferric]]''' - adj. of or relating to or containing iron
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* '''[[ferrous]]''' - adj. of or relating to or containing iron
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* '''[[fertile]]''' - adj. capable of reproducing;  marked by great fruitfulness; bearing in abundance especially offspring;  intellectually productive
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* '''[[festination]]''' - noun involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease)
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* '''[[fetal]]''' - adj. of or relating to a fetus
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* '''[[fetid]]''' - adj. offensively malodorous
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* '''[[fetometry]]''' - noun measurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head)
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* '''[[fetor]]''' - noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
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* '''[[fetter]]''' - noun a shackle for the ankles or feet;  verb restrain with fetters
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* '''[[fetus]]''' - noun an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
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* '''[[fever]]''' - noun intense nervous anticipation;  a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
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* '''[[feverish]]''' - adj. marked by intense agitation or emotion;  having or affected by a fever;  of or relating to or characterized by fever
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* '''[[feverishness]]''' - noun a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
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* '''[[few]]''' - adj. a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number;  noun a small elite group;  an indefinite but relatively small number
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* '''[[fewer]]''' - adj. (comparative of `few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of
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* '''[[fewest]]''' - adj. (superlative of `few' used with count nouns and usually preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the smallest in number
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* '''[[fiat]]''' - noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
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* '''[[fiber]]''' - noun a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth;  a slender and greatly elongated solid substance;  the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
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* '''[[fibril]]''' - noun a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
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* '''[[fibrillation]]''' - noun act or process of forming fibrils;  muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
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* '''[[fibrin]]''' - noun a white insoluble fibrous protein formed by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen when blood clots; it forms a network that traps red cells and platelets
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* '''[[fibrinogen]]''' - noun a protein present in blood plasma; converts to fibrin when blood clots
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* '''[[fibrinous]]''' - adj. characterized by the presence of fibrin
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* '''[[fibroadenoma]]''' - noun benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
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* '''[[fibrocartilaginous]]''' - adj. of or relating to fibrocartilage
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* '''[[fibroid]]''' - noun benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)
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* '''[[fibroma]]''' - noun nonmalignant tumor of connective tissue
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* '''[[fibrosis]]''' - noun development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
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* '''[[fibrous]]''' - adj. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew; having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
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* '''[[fibrous tissue]]''' - noun tissue consisting of or containing fibers in both animals and plants
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* '''[[fibula]]''' - noun the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
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* '''[[fictional]]''' - adj. related to or involving literary fiction;  formed or conceived by the imagination
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* '''[[field]]''' - noun a particular kind of commercial enterprise;  the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument);  all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event;  all of the horses in a particular horse race;  (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1; (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information;  a region in which active military operations are in progress;  somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected;  a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed;  a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found;  the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it;  a place where planes take off and land;  a branch of knowledge;  a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought;  a piece of land prepared for playing a game;  extensive tract of level open land;  a particular environment or walk of life;  verbselect (a team or individual player) for a game;  answer adequately or successfully;  play as a fielder;  catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
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* '''[[field hospital]]''' - noun a temporary military hospital near the battle lines
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* '''[[field mouse]]''' - noun any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens;  any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
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* '''[[fields]]''' - noun United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
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* '''[[fife]]''' - noun a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band
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* '''[[fifteen]]''' - adj. being one more than fourteen;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and one
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* '''[[fifteenth]]''' - adj. coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position;  noun position 15 in a countable series of things
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* '''[[fifth]]''' - adj. coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position;  noun the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it;  a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon;  position five in a countable series of things; one part in five equal parts
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* '''[[fiftieth]]''' - adj. the ordinal number of fifty in counting order;  nounposition 50 in a countable series of things
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* '''[[fifty]]''' - adj. being ten more than forty;  noun the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five;  a United States bill worth 50 dollars
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* '''[[fifty-four]]''' - adj. being four more than fifty
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* '''[[fifty-nine]]''' - adj. being nine more than fifty
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* '''[[fig]]''' - noun fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried;  Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit;  a diagram or picture illustrating textual material;  a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
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* '''[[fight]]''' - noun a boxing or wrestling match;  the act of fighting; any contest or struggle;  an intense verbal dispute;  a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;  an aggressive willingness to compete;  verb fight against or resist strongly;  make a strenuous or labored effort;  be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; 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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* '''[[fighter]]''' - noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air;  someone who fights for a cause; someone who fights (or is fighting)
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* '''[[fighting]]''' - adj. engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; disposed to loud disagreements and fighting;  engaged in war;  nounthe act of fighting; any contest or struggle
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* '''[[figment]]''' - noun a contrived or fantastic idea
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* '''[[figure]]''' - noun a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating;  a model of a bodily form (especially of a person);  the impression produced by a person;  a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground;  a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; an amount of money expressed numerically;  a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape;  a decorative or artistic work;  the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals;  alternative names for the body of a human being;  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense;  a well-known or notable person;  one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration;  verb understand;  be or play a part of or in;  make a mathematical calculation or computation; judge to be probable;  imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
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* '''[[figure of eight]]''' - noun a knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose
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* '''[[figured]]''' - adj. (of e.g. fabric design) adorned with patterns
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* '''[[filament]]''' - noun a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current;  a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells);  the stalk of a stamen;  a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
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* '''[[filaria]]''' - noun slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects; European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
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* '''[[filarial]]''' - adj. related to or infested with or transmitting parasitic worms especially filaria
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* '''[[filariasis]]''' - noun a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
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* '''[[filariidae]]''' - noun threadlike roundworms
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* '''[[filbert]]''' - noun nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus;  small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
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* '''[[file]]''' - noun a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal;  office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order;  a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together;  a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other;  verb place in a container for keeping records;  record in a public office or in a court of law;  smooth with a file;  proceed in line;  file a formal charge against
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* '''[[filiform]]''' - adj. thin in diameter; resembling a thread
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* '''[[fill]]''' - noun a quantity sufficient to satisfy;  any material that fills a space or container;  verb plug with a substance;  become full;  make full, also in a metaphorical sense;  appoint someone to (a position or a job);  assume, as of positions or roles;  fill or meet a want or need; fill to satisfaction;  eat until one is sated;  occupy the whole of
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* '''[[filled]]''' - adj. (usually followed by `with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with;  (of time) taken up;  of purchase orders that have been filled
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* '''[[filler]]''' - noun the tobacco used to form the core of a cigar;  copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper;  100 filler equal 1 forint in Hungary;  used for filling cracks or holes in a surface;  anything added to fill out a whole
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* '''[[fillet]]''' - noun fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members;  a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish;  a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef;  a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband;  a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus;  verb cut into filets; decorate with a lace of geometric designs
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* '''[[filling]]''' - noun the act of filling something;  (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth;  a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.;  flow into something (as a container);  any material that fills a space or container;  the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
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* '''[[film]]''' - noun a thin coating or layer;  photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies;  a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things;  a medium that disseminates moving pictures;  a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement;  verb make a film or photograph of something;  record in film
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* '''[[filter]]''' - noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it;  an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it;  verb remove by passing through a filter; pass through;  run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
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* '''[[filter paper]]''' - noun a porous unsized paper used for filtering
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* '''[[filth]]''' - noun a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse;  any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant; an offensive or indecent word or phrase;  the state of being covered with unclean things
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* '''[[filthy]]''' - adj. disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; characterized by obscenity;  vile; despicable
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* '''[[filtrate]]''' - noun the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter;  verb remove by passing through a filter
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* '''[[filtration]]''' - noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter;  the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
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* '''[[fimbriate]]''' - adj. having a fringe of slender processes
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* '''[[fin]]''' - noun organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals;  a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish;  a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater);  one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain;  one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile;  verbshow the fins above the water while swimming;  propel oneself through the water in a finning motion;  equip (a car) with fins
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* '''[[final]]''' - adj. not to be altered or undone;  conclusive in a process or progression;  occurring at or forming an end or termination;  noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament;  an examination administered at the end of an academic term
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* '''[[finally]]''' - adv. after a long period of time or an especially long delay; as the end result of a succession or process;  the item at the end
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* '''[[financial]]''' - adj. involving financial matters
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* '''[[find]]''' - noun the act of discovering something;  a productive insight; verb come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds;  succeed in reaching; arrive at;  perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place;  obtain through effort or management; come upon, as if by accident; meet with;  come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost;  accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation;  receive a specified treatment (abstract);  make a discovery;  establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study;  decide on and make a declaration about;  make a discovery, make a new finding;  perceive or be contemporaneous with;  discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;  get something or somebody for a specific purpose;  get or find back; recover the use of
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* '''[[finding]]''' - noun the decision of a court on issues of fact or law; something that is found;  the act of determining the properties of something
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* '''[[findings]]''' - noun a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
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* '''[[fine]]''' - adj. characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment;  minutely precise especially in differences in meaning;  free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity;  of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles;  thin in thickness or diameter; being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition;  adv. an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence;  in a delicate manner;  noun money extracted as a penalty;  verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
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* '''[[fine-grained]]''' - adj. dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells;  consisting of fine particles
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* '''[[fined]]''' - adj. punished by the imposition of a penalty
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* '''[[finely]]''' - adv. in a delicate manner;  in an elegant manner;  in tiny pieces
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* '''[[fineness]]''' - noun the quality of being very good indeed;  having a very fine texture;  the property of being very narrow or thin;  the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
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* '''[[finer]]''' - adj. (comparative of `fine') greater in quality or excellence
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* '''[[finger]]''' - noun one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb;  any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb);  the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure;  verb indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments;  feel or handle with the fingers;  search for on the computer;  examine by touch
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* '''[[finish]]''' - noun the act of finishing;  (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed);  the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict);  designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race);  the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey);  a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance);  event whose occurrence ends something;  a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality;  the temporal end; the concluding time;  verb cause to finish a relationship with somebody;  provide with a finish;  finally be or do something;  come or bring to a finish or an end;  finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table;  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
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* '''[[finished]]''' - adj. brought to ruin;  ended or brought to an end;  (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state;  having a surface coating or finish applied;  (of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected
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* '''[[finishing]]''' - noun the act of finishing;  a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
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* '''[[fir]]''' - noun any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas;  nonresinous wood of a fir tree
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* '''[[fire]]''' - noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy;  a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning;  intense adverse criticism;  the event of something burning (often destructive);  a severe trial;  the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  feelings of great warmth and intensity;  verb bake in a kiln so as to harden; cause to go off;  go off or discharge;  drive out or away by or as if by fire;  terminate the employment of;  destroy by fire;  start firing a weapon;  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);  provide with fuel
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* '''[[fired]]''' - adj. having lost your job
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* '''[[fireplace]]''' - noun an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
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* '''[[firm]]''' - adj. strong and sure;  unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause;  not soft or yielding to pressure;  possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue;  marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;  not subject to revision or change;  not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall;  (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling;  securely fixed in place;  pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed;  securely established;  adv. with resolute determination;  noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments;  verb make taut or tauter;  become taut or tauter
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* '''[[firmly]]''' - adv. with resolute determination;  with firmness;  in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger
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* '''[[firmness]]''' - noun the property of being unyielding to the touch;  the muscle tone of healthy tissue;  the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place;  the trait of being resolute
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* '''[[first]]''' - adj. being the gear producing the lowest drive speed;  ranking above all others;  preceding all others in time or space or degree; highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections;  indicating the beginning unit in a series;  serving to begin;  serving to set in motion;  adv. before anything else;  the initial time;  before another in time, space, or importance; prominently forward;  noun an honours degree of the highest class; the first element in a countable series;  the first or highest in an ordering or series;  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate);  the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving;  the time at which something is supposed to begin
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* '''[[first aid]]''' - noun emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained
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* '''[[first-class]]''' - adj. of the highest quality;  adv. by first-class conveyance; with first-class accommodations
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* '''[[first-rate]]''' - adj. of the highest quality;  adv. quite well
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* '''[[fischer]]''' - noun United States chess master; world champion from 1972 to 1975 (born in 1943);  German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919);  German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)
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* '''[[fish]]''' - noun any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills;  the flesh of fish used as food;  the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces;  verb catch or try to catch fish or shellfish;  seek indirectly
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* '''[[fisher]]''' - noun large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal;  someone whose occupation is catching fish
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* '''[[fishing]]''' - noun the act of someone who fishes as a diversion;  the occupation of catching fish for a living
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* '''[[fishy]]''' - adj. not as expected;  of or relating to or resembling fish
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* '''[[fission]]''' - noun a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy; reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
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* '''[[fissure]]''' - noun (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes;  a long narrow opening;  a long narrow depression in a surface;  verb break into fissures or fine cracks
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* '''[[fist]]''' - noun a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
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* '''[[fistula]]''' - noun an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface;  a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
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* '''[[fistulous]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to or resembling a fistula;  hollow and tube-shaped like a reed
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* '''[[fit]]''' - adj. physically and mentally sound or healthy;  meeting adequate standards for a purpose;  (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed;  noun the manner in which something fits;  a display of bad temper;  a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);  a sudden uncontrollable attack;  verb insert or adjust several objects or people;  make fit;  be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired;  conform to some shape or size;  make correspond or harmonize;  provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose;  be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics;  satisfy a condition or restriction;  be agreeable or acceptable to
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* '''[[fitful]]''' - adj. intermittently stopping and starting;  occurring in spells and often abruptly
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* '''[[fitness]]''' - noun the condition of being suitable;  the quality of being qualified;  good physical condition; being in shape or in condition; fitness to traverse the seas
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* '''[[fitted]]''' - adj. being the right size and shape to fit as desired
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* '''[[fitting]]''' - adj. being precisely fitting and right;  in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion;  noun putting clothes on to see whether they fit;  a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system;  (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel);  making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
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* '''[[five]]''' - adj. being one more than four;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one;  a team that plays basketball
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* '''[[fiver]]''' - noun a United States bill worth 5 dollars
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* '''[[fix]]''' - noun an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear;  something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug;  informal terms for a difficult situation;  a determination of the place where something is;  the act of putting something in working order again;  verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc;  kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study;  set or place definitely;  make infertile;  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;  make fixed, stable or stationary;  decide upon or fix definitely;  take vengeance on or get even;  cause to be firmly attached;  put (something somewhere) firmly;  prepare for eating by applying heat
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* '''[[fixation]]''' - noun (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body;  the activity of fastening something firmly in position;  an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone;  an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
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* '''[[fixative]]''' - noun a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging;  a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study
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* '''[[fixed]]''' - adj. incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices";  (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value; securely placed or fastened or set;  fixed and unmoving;  (of taxes) not increasing as the amount taxed increases
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* '''[[fixing]]''' - noun the act of putting something in working order again; (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body;  the sterilization of an animal;  restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
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* '''[[fixity]]''' - noun the quality of being incapable of mutation;  the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
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* '''[[fl]]''' - noun a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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* '''[[flabby]]''' - adj. out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
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* '''[[flaccid]]''' - adj. drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness;  lacking in strength or firmness or resilience;  out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
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* '''[[flaccidity]]''' - noun a flabby softness
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* '''[[flagellate]]''' - adj. having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum);  noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals;  verb whip
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* '''[[flagellated]]''' - adj. having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
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* '''[[flagellation]]''' - noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
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* '''[[flagellum]]''' - noun a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa);  a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
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* '''[[flagging]]''' - adj. weak from exhaustion;  noun a walk of flagstones; flagstones collectively
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* '''[[flaky]]''' - adj. made of or easily forming flakes;  made of or resembling flakes;  conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
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* '''[[flame]]''' - noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke;  verb criticize harshly, on the e-mail;  be in flames or aflame;  shine with a sudden light
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* '''[[flammable]]''' - adj. easily ignited
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* '''[[flan]]''' - noun open pastry filled with fruit or custard
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* '''[[flange]]''' - noun a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
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* '''[[flank]]''' - noun the side between ribs and hipbone;  a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg;  the side of military or naval formation;  a subfigure consisting of a side of something;  verb be located at the sides of something or somebody
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* '''[[flannel]]''' - noun a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing;  (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth;  bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body
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* '''[[flap]]''' - noun any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely;  a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag;  a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body;  the motion made by flapping up and down;  an excited state of agitation;  verb pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds;  move noisily;  make a fuss; be agitated;  move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion;  move with a flapping motion;  move with a thrashing motion
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* '''[[flapping]]''' - noun the motion made by flapping up and down
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* '''[[flaps]]''' - noun a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
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* '''[[flaring]]''' - adj. streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air;  having a gradual increase in width
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* '''[[flask]]''' - noun bottle that has a narrow neck;  the quantity a flask will hold
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* '''[[flat]]''' - adj. commercially inactive;  not reflecting light; not glossy;  (of a tire) completely or partially deflated;  having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness;  having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another;  lacking contrast or shading between tones;  horizontally level;  stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;  sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch;  lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; (of taxes) not increasing as the amount taxed increases;  having lost effervescence;  lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth;  not modified or restricted by reservations; lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting;  lacking taste or flavor or tang;  flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes);  adv. with flat sails;  in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly;  noun scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting;  a deflated pneumatic tire;  a shallow box in which seedlings are started;  a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named; a level tract of land;  a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house;  freight car without permanent sides or roof
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* '''[[flatness]]''' - noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss;  a deficiency in flavor;  a want of animation or brilliance;  inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy;  the property of having two dimensions
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* '''[[flatten]]''' - verb lower the pitch of (musical notes);  become flat or flatter;  make flat or flatter
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* '''[[flattened]]''' - adj. having been flattened
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* '''[[flatter]]''' - verb praise somewhat dishonestly
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* '''[[flatulence]]''' - noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal; pompously embellished language
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* '''[[flatulency]]''' - noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
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* '''[[flatulent]]''' - adj. generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal; suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
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* '''[[flatus]]''' - noun a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
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* '''[[flavor]]''' - noun (physics) the six kinds of quarks;  the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth;  the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;  verb lend flavor to
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* '''[[flavoring]]''' - noun something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
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* '''[[flax]]''' - noun plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem;  fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric
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* '''[[flaxseed]]''' - noun the seed of flax used as a source of oil
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* '''[[flea bite]]''' - noun a very minor inconvenience;  sting inflicted by a flea
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* '''[[fleck]]''' - noun a small contrasting part of something;  a small fragment of something broken off from the whole;  verb make a spot or mark onto
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* '''[[fleeting]]''' - adj. lasting for a markedly brief time
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* '''[[fleming]]''' - noun a native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian; English bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955);  British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964)
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* '''[[flesh]]''' - noun the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat;  alternative names for the body of a human being;  a soft moist part of a fruit;  verb remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture
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* '''[[fleshy]]''' - adj. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it;  of or relating to or resembling flesh
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* '''[[fletcher]]''' - noun prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
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* '''[[flex]]''' - noun the act of flexing;  verb cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;  bend a joint;  contract;  exhibit the strength of;  form a curve
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* '''[[flexible]]''' - adj. bending and snapping back readily without breaking; able to flex; able to bend easily;  capable of being changed;  making or willing to make concessions;  able to adjust readily to different conditions
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* '''[[flexile]]''' - adj. able to flex; able to bend easily
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* '''[[flexion]]''' - noun act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased; deviation from a straight or normal course;  the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
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* '''[[flexor]]''' - noun a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
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* '''[[flexure]]''' - noun the state of being flexed (as of a joint);  act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased;  an angular or rounded shape made by folding
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* '''[[flick]]''' - noun a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible);  a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement;  verb remove with a flick (of the hand);  touch or hit with a light, quick blow;  twitch or flutter; look through a book or other written material;  cause to make a snapping sound;  throw or toss with a quick motion;  cause to move with a flick;  flash intermittently;  shine unsteadily
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* '''[[flickering]]''' - adj. shining unsteadily
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* '''[[flies]]''' - noun (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
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* '''[[flight]]''' - noun a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; an instance of traveling by air;  a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next;  passing above and beyond ordinary bounds;  an air force unit smaller than a squadron;  a formation of aircraft in flight;  a flock of flying birds;  the act of escaping physically; the path followed by an object moving through space;  verb fly in a flock;  shoot a bird in flight;  decorate with feathers
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* '''[[flint]]''' - noun a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing;  a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River;  a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony
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* '''[[float]]''' - noun something that remains on the surface of a liquid;  a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco;  an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade;  the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public;  the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment;  a drink with ice cream floating in it;  verb convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation;  allow (currencies) to fluctuate;  make the surface of level or smooth;  put into the water;  move lightly, as if suspended;  set afloat;  be in motion due to some air or water current;  be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink;  circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
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* '''[[floating]]''' - adj. borne up by or suspended in a liquid;  not definitely committed to a party or policy;  (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position;  inclined to move or be moved about;  continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another;  noun the act of someone who floats on the water
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* '''[[floc]]''' - noun a small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid
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* '''[[flocculent]]''' - adj. having a fluffy character or appearance
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* '''[[flooded]]''' - adj. covered with water
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* '''[[flooding]]''' - adj. overfull with water;  noun a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
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* '''[[floor]]''' - noun the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway);  a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale;  a large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done;  the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business;  the parliamentary right to address an assembly;  a lower limit;  the occupants of a floor;  the bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc.;  the ground on which people and animals move about;  verb knock down with force; surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
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* '''[[floored]]''' - adj. provided with a floor
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* '''[[flooring]]''' - noun building material used in laying floors;  the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway)
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* '''[[flora]]''' - noun a living organism lacking the power of locomotion;  all the plant life in a particular region or period
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* '''[[florence]]''' - noun a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center;  a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
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* '''[[florentine]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the city of Florence;  noun a native or resident of Florence
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* '''[[florid]]''' - adj. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life;  elaborately or excessively ornamented
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* '''[[florida]]''' - noun a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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* '''[[floss]]''' - noun a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery;  a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth;  verb use dental floss to clean
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* '''[[flour]]''' - noun fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain;  verb convert grain into flour;  cover with flour
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* '''[[flourish]]''' - noun (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments;  the act of waving;  a display of ornamental speech or language;  a showy gesture;  an ornamental embellishment in writing; verb grow stronger;  move or swing back and forth;  gain in wealth
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* '''[[flow]]''' - noun the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression; the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases);  any uninterrupted stream or discharge;  the amount of fluid that flows in a given time;  dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;  the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; verb cover or swamp with water;  move or progress freely as if in a stream;  cause to flow;  be abundantly present;  undergo menstruation;  fall or flow in a certain way;  move along, of liquids
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* '''[[flower]]''' - noun reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts;  a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms;  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity;  verbproduce or yield flowers
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* '''[[flowering]]''' - adj. having a flower or bloom;  noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms;  a developmental process
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* '''[[flowing]]''' - adj. moving smoothly and continuously;  (of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic pressure;  designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow;  noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
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* '''[[fluctuate]]''' - verb be unstable;  move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern;  cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
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* '''[[fluctuating]]''' - adj. having unpredictable ups and downs
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* '''[[fluctuation]]''' - noun the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes;  a wave motion;  an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
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* '''[[fluid]]''' - adj. subject to change; variable;  affording change (especially in social status);  in cash or easily convertible to cash;  characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape;  smooth and unconstrained in movement;  noun a continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas;  a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
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* '''[[fluidity]]''' - noun a changeable quality;  the property of flowing easily
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* '''[[fluidounce]]''' - noun a United States unit of capacity or volume equal to 1.804 cubic inches;  a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)
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* '''[[fluidram]]''' - noun a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce;  a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
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* '''[[fluke]]''' - noun parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host;  either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean; flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor;  a barb on a harpoon or arrow;  a stroke of luck
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* '''[[fluorescein]]''' - noun a yellow dye that is visible even when highly diluted; used as an absorption indicator when silver nitrate solution is added to sodium chloride in order to precipitate silver chloride (turns pink when no chloride ions are left in solution and negative fluorescein ions are then absorbed)
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* '''[[fluorescent]]''' - adj. emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source;  brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light; noun a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
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* '''[[fluoroscope]]''' - noun an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation
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* '''[[fluoroscopy]]''' - noun examination of body structures using a fluoroscope
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* '''[[flush]]''' - adj. of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane;  having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value;  adv. squarely or solidly;  in the same plane; noun a sudden rapid flow (as of water);  a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit;  sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty);  the swift release of a store of affective force;  a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health;  sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders);  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity;  verb cause to flow or flood with or as if with water;  flow freely;  rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid;  make level or straight;  turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;  irrigate with water from a sluice;  polish and make shiny
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* '''[[flushed]]''' - adj. having the pinkish flush of health;  (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
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* '''[[fluttering]]''' - noun the motion made by flapping up and down
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* '''[[flux]]''' - noun in constant change;  a flow or discharge;  a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action;  excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea);  a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed;  the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface;  (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area;  the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle;  verb mix together different elements;  become liquid or fluid when heated;  move or progress freely as if in a stream
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* '''[[fly]]''' - adj. (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked;  noun(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air;  two-winged insects characterized by active flight;  an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth; fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect;  flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent;  verb change quickly from one emotional state to another;  hit a fly;  transport by aeroplane;  be dispersed or disseminated;  travel in an airplane;  move quickly or suddenly;  travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft;  cause to fly or float;  travel through the air; be airborne;  fly a plane;  pass away rapidly;  display in the air or cause to float;  decrease rapidly and disappear;  run away quickly
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* '''[[flying]]''' - adj. done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line;  hurried and brief;  of or relating to passage through the air (especially aviation);  designed for swift movement or action; capable of or engaged in flight;  moving swiftly;  streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air;  noun an instance of traveling by air
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* '''[[fo]]''' - noun an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonel
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* '''[[foam]]''' - noun a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid;  a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture;  verb form bubbles
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* '''[[foaming]]''' - adj. producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease;  covered with or resembling small bubbles as from being agitated by beating or heating;  emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
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* '''[[fob]]''' - noun short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest;  an adornment that hangs from a watch chain;  a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch;  verb deceive somebody
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* '''[[focal]]''' - adj. having or localized centrally at a focus;  of or relating to a focus
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* '''[[focus]]''' - noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system;  maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea;  the concentration of attention or energy on something;  a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section;  a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges;  a central point or locus of an infection in an organism;  special emphasis attached to something;  verb put (an image) into focus;  become focussed or come into focus;  cause to converge on or toward a central point;  direct one's attention on something;  bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
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* '''[[focused]]''' - adj. of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses) adjusted to produce a clear image;  (of light rays) converging on a point;  being in focus or brought into focus;  concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
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* '''[[focusing]]''' - noun the act of bringing into focus;  the concentration of attention or energy on something
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* '''[[focussed]]''' - adj. (of light rays) converging on a point;  being in focus or brought into focus
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* '''[[foil]]''' - noun a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button;  a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal;  picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector;  anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities;  a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through;  verb cover or back with foil;  enhance by contrast;  hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
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* '''[[fold]]''' - noun the act of folding;  a pen for sheep;  a folded part (as in skin or muscle);  a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock;  an angular or rounded shape made by folding;  a group of sheep or goats;  a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church;  verb incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating;  become folded or folded up;  bend or lay so that one part covers the other;  intertwine;  confine in a fold, like sheep; cease to operate or cause to cease operating
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* '''[[folding]]''' - adj. capable of being folded up and stored;  noun the act of folding;  a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock;  the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
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* '''[[folio]]''' - noun a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages;  a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book);  the system of numbering pages
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* '''[[follicle]]''' - noun any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
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* '''[[follicular]]''' - adj. of or relating to or constituting a follicle
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* '''[[folliculitis]]''' - noun inflammation of a hair follicle
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* '''[[follies]]''' - noun a revue with elaborate costuming
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* '''[[follow]]''' - verb behave in accordance or in agreement with;  grasp the meaning;  travel along a certain course;  to travel behind, go after, come after;  adhere to or practice;  accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of;  come as a logical consequence; follow logically;  come after in time, as a result;  be next;  to bring something about at a later time than;  keep informed;  keep to;  follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something;  perform an accompaniment to;  imitate in behavior; take as a model;  follow in or as if in pursuit;  keep under surveillance;  choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans;  be the successor (of); work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function;  follow with the eyes or the mind;  act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes;  to be the product or result; be later in time
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* '''[[followers]]''' - noun a group of followers or enthusiasts
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* '''[[following]]''' - adj. about to be mentioned or specified;  immediately following in time or order;  going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction;  in the desired direction;  noun a group of followers or enthusiasts;  the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
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* '''[[folly]]''' - noun foolish or senseless behavior;  the trait of acting stupidly or rashly;  the quality of being rash and foolish;  a stupid mistake
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* '''[[fomentation]]''' - noun deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord);  application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
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* '''[[fondness]]''' - noun a predisposition to like something;  a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love;  a positive feeling of liking
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* '''[[fontanel]]''' - noun any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
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* '''[[food]]''' - noun any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue;  anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking;  any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
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* '''[[food product]]''' - noun a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
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* '''[[fool]]''' - noun a person who lacks good judgment;  a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of;  a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages;  verbmake a fool or dupe of;  indulge in horseplay;  fool or hoax;  spend frivolously and unwisely
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* '''[[foolish]]''' - adj. devoid of good sense or judgment;  having or revealing stupidity
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* '''[[foot]]''' - noun travel by walking;  any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates;  a support resembling a pedal extremity; the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint;  the lower part of anything;  a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger;  a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard;  the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings;  lowest support of a structure;  (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm;  an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot;  verb add a column of numbers;  walk;  pay for something
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* '''[[football]]''' - noun any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal;  the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football
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* '''[[footboard]]''' - noun a vertical board or panel forming the foot of a bedstead;  a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet
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* '''[[footfall]]''' - noun the sound of a step of someone walking
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* '''[[foothold]]''' - noun a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing;  an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments;  an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies
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* '''[[footing]]''' - noun a relation that provides the foundation for something; status with respect to the relations between people or groups;  a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
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* '''[[foraging]]''' - noun the act of searching for food and provisions
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* '''[[foramen]]''' - noun a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
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* '''[[forbid]]''' - verb command against;  keep from happening or arising; make impossible
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* '''[[forbidden]]''' - adj. excluded from use or mention
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* '''[[forbidding]]''' - adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments;  harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance;  noun an official prohibition or edict against something
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* '''[[force]]''' - noun physical energy or intensity;  a powerful effect or influence;  a group of people having the power of effective action; group of people willing to obey orders;  (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity;  a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base;  an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists);  (of a law) having legal validity;  a unit that is part of some military service;  one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;  verb impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably;  do forcibly; exert force;  force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;  cause to move by pulling; squeeze like a wedge into a tight space;  take by force;  urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate;  move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner";  to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
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* '''[[forced]]''' - adj. made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency;  forced or compelled;  produced by or subjected to forcing;  lacking spontaneity; not natural
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* '''[[forceful]]''' - adj. characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical);  forceful and definite in expression or action
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* '''[[forcefully]]''' - adv. with full force
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* '''[[forceps]]''' - noun an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)
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* '''[[forcible]]''' - adj. impelled by physical force especially against resistance
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* '''[[forcibly]]''' - adv. in a forcible manner
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* '''[[fore]]''' - adj. situated at or toward the bow of a vessel;  adv. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;  noun front part of a vessel or aircraft
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* '''[[forearm]]''' - noun the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist;  verb arm in advance of a confrontation
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* '''[[foreboding]]''' - adj. ominously prophetic;  noun an unfavorable omen; a feeling of evil to come
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* '''[[forefinger]]''' - noun the finger next to the thumb
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* '''[[forego]]''' - verb be earlier in time; go back further
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* '''[[foregoing]]''' - adj. especially of writing or speech; going before
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* '''[[forehead]]''' - noun the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits;  the part of the face above the eyes
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* '''[[foreign]]''' - adj. relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world;  of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own);  not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something;  not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
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* '''[[foremost]]''' - adj. preceding all others in spatial position;  situated closest to the bow;  ranking above all others;  adv. prominently forward;  before anything else
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* '''[[forenoon]]''' - noun the time period between dawn and noon
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* '''[[forerunner]]''' - noun an indication of the approach of something or someone;  a person who goes before or announces the coming of another;  anything that precedes something similar in time
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* '''[[foreskin]]''' - noun a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis;  a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
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* '''[[forest]]''' - noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area;  land that is covered with trees and shrubs;  verb establish a forest on previously unforested land
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* '''[[forestall]]''' - verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible; act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
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* '''[[foretell]]''' - verb indicate by signs;  make a prediction about; tell in advance;  foreshadow or presage
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* '''[[forgery]]''' - noun criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud;  a copy that is represented as the original
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* '''[[forgetfulness]]''' - noun tendency to forget;  unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember
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* '''[[forgotten]]''' - adj. no longer known; irretrievable;  not noticed inadvertently
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* '''[[fork]]''' - noun cutlery used for serving and eating food;  an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs;  the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches;  the act of branching out or dividing into branches;  the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk;  verb shape like a fork;  place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces;  divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;  lift with a pitchfork
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* '''[[forked]]''' - adj. having two meanings with intent to deceive;  resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
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* '''[[form]]''' - noun a mold for setting concrete;  the visual appearance of something or someone;  a particular mode in which something is manifested;  an ability to perform well;  a perceptual structure;  the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something;  a printed document with spaces in which to write;  an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse;  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;  the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;  a life-size dummy used to display clothes;  any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);  alternative names for the body of a human being;  a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;  a body of students who are taught together; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary;  verb assume a form or shape;  create (as an entity);  to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; develop into a distinctive entity;  give shape or form to;  make something, usually for a specific function;  establish or impress firmly in the mind
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* '''[[formal]]''' - adj. being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress);  (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms;  logically deductive; characteristic of or befitting a person in authority;  refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court;  represented in simplified or symbolic form;  noun a gown for evening wear;  a lavish dance requiring formal attire
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* '''[[formalin]]''' - noun a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens
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* '''[[formalities]]''' - noun a requirement of etiquette or custom
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* '''[[formation]]''' - noun the fabrication of something in a particular shape; creation by mental activity;  a particular spatial arrangement;  an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit;  natural process that causes something to form;  the act of forming something; (geology) the geological features of the earth
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* '''[[formative]]''' - adj. forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning;  capable of forming new cells and tissues;  susceptible to alteration by development and experience;  noun minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
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* '''[[formed]]''' - adj. fully developed as by discipline or training;  having taken on a definite arrangement;  having or given a form or shape; clearly defined;  formed in the mind
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* '''[[former]]''' - adj. referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several);  (used especially of persons) of the immediate past;  belonging to the distant past;  belonging to some prior time;  noun the first of two or the first mentioned of two
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* '''[[formerly]]''' - adv. at a previous time
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* '''[[formic]]''' - adj. of or containing or derived from formic acid;  of or relating to or derived from ants
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* '''[[formication]]''' - noun hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin; a common side-effect of extensive use of cocaine or amphetamines
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* '''[[formidable]]''' - adj. inspiring fear;  extremely impressive in strength or excellence
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* '''[[formol]]''' - noun a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens
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* '''[[formula]]''' - noun a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement;  a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle;  a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements;  a liquid food for infants; something regarded as a normative example;  (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems; directions for making something
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* '''[[formulated]]''' - adj. devised; developed according to an orderly plan
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* '''[[fornix]]''' - noun an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies;  generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space)
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* '''[[fort]]''' - noun a fortified defensive structure;  a fortified military post where troops are stationed;  verb station (troops) in a fort;  gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense;  enclose by or as if by a fortification
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* '''[[forth]]''' - adv. out into view;  forward in time or order or degree;  from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete);  noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
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* '''[[forthcoming]]''' - adj. available when required or as promised;  of the relatively near future;  at ease in talking to others
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* '''[[fortieth]]''' - adj. the ordinal number of forty in counting order;  nounposition 40 in a countable series of things
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* '''[[fortnight]]''' - noun a period of fourteen consecutive days
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* '''[[fortress]]''' - noun a fortified defensive structure
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* '''[[fortunate]]''' - adj. presaging good fortune;  having unexpected good fortune;  supremely favored or fortunate
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* '''[[fortunately]]''' - adv. by good fortune
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* '''[[fortune]]''' - noun a large amount of wealth or prosperity;  your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);  an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;  an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
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* '''[[forty]]''' - adj. being ten more than thirty;  noun the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four
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* '''[[forty-eight]]''' - adj. being eight more than forty
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* '''[[forty-eighth]]''' - adj. the ordinal number of forty-eight in counting order
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* '''[[forty-fifth]]''' - adj. the ordinal number of forty-five in counting order
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* '''[[forty-five]]''' - adj. being five more than forty;  noun a .45-caliber pistol
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* '''[[forty-sixth]]''' - adj. the ordinal number of forty-six in counting order
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* '''[[forward]]''' - adj. moving toward a position ahead;  at or near or directed toward the front;  of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle;  used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty;  moving forward;  adv. at or to or toward the front;  in a forward direction;  toward the future; forward in time; forward in time or order or degree;  near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;  noun a position on a basketball team;  the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team;  verbsend or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
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* '''[[fossa]]''' - noun largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets;  monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets;  a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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* '''[[fossiliferous]]''' - adj. bearing or containing fossils
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* '''[[foster]]''' - adj. providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties;  noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864);  verb help develop, help grow; bring up under fosterage; of children;  promote the growth of
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* '''[[fostered]]''' - adj. provided with parental care and nurture especially by a surrogate or surrogates;  encouraged or promoted in growth or development
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* '''[[foul]]''' - adj. (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines;  especially of a ship's lines etc;  disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter;  characterized by obscenity;  violating accepted standards or rules;  offensively malodorous;  (of a manuscript) defaced with changes;  highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust;  noun an act that violates of the rules of a sport;  verb become soiled and dirty; make unclean;  spot, stain, or pollute;  commit a foul; break the rules; hit a foul ball;  make impure;  become or cause to become obstructed
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* '''[[foul-smelling]]''' - adj. offensively malodorous
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* '''[[fouled]]''' - adj. especially of a ship's lines etc;  made dirty or foul
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* '''[[found]]''' - adj. come upon unexpectedly or after searching;  noun food and lodging provided in addition to money;  verb use as a basis for; found on;  set up or lay the groundwork for;  set up or found
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* '''[[foundation]]''' - noun lowest support of a structure;  education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge;  an institution supported by an endowment;  the basis on which something is grounded;  the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;  a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body;  the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
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* '''[[founded]]''' - adj. having a basis; often used as combining terms
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* '''[[founding]]''' - noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
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* '''[[fountain]]''' - noun a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water;  an artificially produced flow of water;  a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises;  a natural flow of ground water
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* '''[[four]]''' - adj. being one more than three;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
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* '''[[four-pronged]]''' - adj. having four prongs
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* '''[[four-sided]]''' - adj. having four sides
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* '''[[fourfold]]''' - adj. four times as great or many;  having four units or components;  adv. by a factor of four
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* '''[[fourteen]]''' - adj. being one more than thirteen;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of thirteen and one
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* '''[[fourteenth]]''' - adj. coming next after the thirteenth in position;  nounposition 14 in a countable series of things
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* '''[[fourth]]''' - adj. coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude;  adv. in the fourth place; noun the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it;  following the third position; number four in a countable series;  one of four equal parts
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* '''[[fourth of july]]''' - noun a legal holiday in the United States
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* '''[[fourthly]]''' - adv. in the fourth place
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* '''[[fovea]]''' - noun area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
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* '''[[fowl]]''' - noun a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl;  the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food;  verb hunt fowl in the forest;  hunt fowl
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* '''[[fowler]]''' - noun someone who hunts wild birds for food;  English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
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* '''[[fox]]''' - noun alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs;  the Algonquian language of the Fox;  a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River;  English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691); English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806);  the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox;  a shifty deceptive person;  verb become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots;  be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly;  deceive somebody
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* '''[[foxglove]]''' - noun any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
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* '''[[fraction]]''' - noun a small part or item forming a piece of a whole;  the quotient of two rational numbers;  a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process;  verb perform a division
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* '''[[fractional]]''' - adj. constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety
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* '''[[fracture]]''' - noun the act of cracking something;  breaking of hard tissue such as bone;  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;  verbfracture a bone of;  break (a bone);  become fractured;  violate or abuse;  break into pieces;  interrupt, break, or destroy
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* '''[[fragile]]''' - adj. vulnerably delicate;  easily broken or damaged or destroyed;  lacking solidity or strength and liable to break
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* '''[[fragility]]''' - noun lack of physical strength;  quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
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* '''[[fragment]]''' - noun an incomplete piece;  a piece broken off or cut off of something else;  a broken piece of a brittle artifact;  verb break or cause to break into pieces
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* '''[[fragmentation]]''' - noun the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes;  (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk; the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships;  separating something into fine particles
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* '''[[fragmented]]''' - adj. having been divided; having the unity destroyed
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* '''[[fragrant]]''' - adj. pleasant-smelling
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* '''[[frail]]''' - adj. physically weak;  easily broken or damaged or destroyed; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings;  nouna basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs);  the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
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* '''[[frambesia]]''' - noun an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
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* '''[[frame]]''' - noun one of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies;  a structure supporting or containing something;  the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape;  alternative names for the body of a human being; the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal;  a period of play in baseball during which each team has a turn at bat;  verb make up plans or basic details for; formulate in a particular style or language;  enclose in or as if in a frame;  construct by fitting or uniting parts together;  enclose in a frame, as of a picture;  take or catch as if in a snare or trap
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* '''[[framed]]''' - adj. provided with a frame
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* '''[[framework]]''' - noun a structure supporting or containing something; the underlying structure;  a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
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* '''[[france]]''' - noun a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe;  French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
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* '''[[frank]]''' - adj. clearly manifest; evident;  characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;  noun a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll;  a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century;  verb exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks;  stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
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* '''[[frankincense]]''' - noun an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
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* '''[[franklin]]''' - noun a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth;  printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790);  United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
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* '''[[frankly]]''' - adv. (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
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* '''[[fraud]]''' - noun something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage;  intentional deception resulting in injury to another person;  a person who makes deceitful pretenses
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* '''[[fraught]]''' - adj. filled with or attended with;  marked by distress
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* '''[[fraxinus]]''' - noun ash
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* '''[[frayed]]''' - adj. worn away or tattered along the edges
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* '''[[free]]''' - adj. not literal;  unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; not held in servitude;  not occupied or in use;  not fixed in position; not taken up by scheduled activities;  costing nothing;  adv. without restraint;  noun people who are free;  verb free or remove obstruction from;  grant freedom to; free from confinement;  free from obligations or duties;  make (information) available publication;  make (assets) available;  let off the hook;  remove or force out from a position;  part with a possession or right;  relieve from;  grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
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* '''[[freed]]''' - adj. having become freed from entanglement; disengaged; freed from bondage
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* '''[[freedom]]''' - noun the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints;  immunity from an obligation or duty
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* '''[[freeing]]''' - noun the act of liberating someone or something
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* '''[[freely]]''' - adv. in a free manner
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* '''[[freeze]]''' - noun fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level;  an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; weather cold enough to cause freezing;  the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid;  verb suddenly behave coldly and formally;  anesthetize by cold;  be cold;  prohibit the conversion or use of (assets);  stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it;  change to ice;  cause to freeze;  change from a liquid to a solid when cold;  stop moving or become immobilized;  be very cold, below the freezing point
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* '''[[freezing]]''' - noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
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* '''[[freezing point]]''' - noun the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid
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* '''[[freight]]''' - noun transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates;  the charge for transporting something by common carrier;  goods carried by a large vehicle;  verb load with goods for transportation;  transport commercially as cargo
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* '''[[french]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to France or the people of France; noun the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France;  the people of France;  United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931);  verb snap (bean) lengthwise in preparation for cooking
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* '''[[frenzy]]''' - noun state of violent mental agitation
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* '''[[frequency]]''' - noun the number of observations in a given statistical category;  the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations;  the number of occurrences within a given time period
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* '''[[frequent]]''' - adj. frequently encountered;  coming at short intervals or habitually;  verb be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place;  do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
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* '''[[frequently]]''' - adv. many times at short intervals
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* '''[[fresh]]''' - adj. improperly forward or bold;  not yet used or soiled; recently made, produced, or harvested;  not rotten;  not canned or otherwise preserved;  not containing or composed of salt water;  (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again;  original and of a kind not seen before;  not soured or preserved;  with restored energy;  having recently calved and therefore able to give milk;  imparting vitality and energy;  free from impurities;  adv. very recently
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* '''[[fresh water]]''' - noun water that is not salty
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* '''[[freshly]]''' - adv. very recently;  in an impudent or impertinent manner
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* '''[[fretful]]''' - adj. habitually complaining;  unable to relax or be still
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* '''[[fretfulness]]''' - noun an irritable petulant feeling
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* '''[[freud]]''' - noun Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
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* '''[[fri]]''' - noun the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day
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* '''[[friability]]''' - noun excessive breakableness
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* '''[[friable]]''' - adj. (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder
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* '''[[friction]]''' - noun effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure;  the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another;  a state of conflict between persons
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* '''[[frictional]]''' - adj. pertaining to or worked or produced by friction
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* '''[[fried]]''' - adj. cooked by frying in fat
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* '''[[fright]]''' - noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight);  verb cause fear in
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* '''[[frightened]]''' - adj. made afraid;  thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
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* '''[[frightful]]''' - adj. extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; provoking horror;  extremely distressing
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* '''[[fringe]]''' - noun edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels;  a social group holding marginal or extreme views;  a part of the city far removed from the center;  the outside boundary or surface of something;  verb decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; adorn with a fringe
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* '''[[fringed]]''' - adj. having a decorative edging of hanging cords or strips; surrounded as with a border or fringe; sometimes used in combination;  having edges irregularly and finely slashed
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* '''[[frivolity]]''' - noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible; acting like a clown or buffoon;  something of little value or significance
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* '''[[frog]]''' - noun any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species;  a decorative loop of braid or cord;  a person of French descent;  verbhunt frogs for food
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* '''[[front]]''' - adj. relating to or located in the front;  noun the side that is seen or that goes first;  the outward appearance of a person;  the side that is forward or prominent;  the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer;  (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses;  a sphere of activity involving effort;  a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals;  the line along which opposing armies face each other;  the immediate proximity of someone or something;  a person used as a cover for some questionable activity;  verb confront bodily;  be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
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* '''[[frontage]]''' - noun the extent of the front of shop or plot of land (as along a street or river etc);  the direction in which something (such as a building) faces;  the face or front of a building
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* '''[[frontal]]''' - adj. belonging to the front part;  of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone;  meeting front to front;  of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air;  noun a drapery that covers the front of an altar;  the face or front of a building;  an adornment worn on the forehead
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* '''[[frost]]''' - noun United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963);  the formation of frost or ice on a surface;  ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside);  weather cold enough to cause freezing;  verbdamage by frost;  cover with frost;  provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance;  decorate with frosting
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* '''[[frostbite]]''' - noun destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
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* '''[[froth]]''' - noun a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid;  verbmake froth or foam and become bubbly;  form bubbles
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* '''[[frothing]]''' - adj. covered with or resembling small bubbles as from being agitated by beating or heating;  producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease
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* '''[[frothy]]''' - adj. relating to or containing gas bubbles;  emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
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* '''[[frozen]]''' - adj. not convertible to cash;  turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold;  not thawed;  absolutely still; incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices";  (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value;  devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
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* '''[[fruit]]''' - noun the consequence of some effort or action;  the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant;  an amount of a product;  verbbear fruit;  cause to bear fruit
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* '''[[fruit juice]]''' - noun drink produced by squeezing or crushing fruit
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* '''[[fruitful]]''' - adj. productive or conducive to producing in abundance; productive of profit
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* '''[[fruitfulness]]''' - noun the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth;  the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
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* '''[[fruity]]''' - adj. tasting or smelling richly of or as of fruit;  informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
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* '''[[frustrated]]''' - adj. disappointingly unsuccessful
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* '''[[fry]]''' - noun English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907);  English painter and art critic (1866-1934);  a young person of either sex;  verb cook on a hot surface using fat;  be excessively hot; kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair
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* '''[[ft]]''' - noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
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* '''[[fucus]]''' - noun any member of the genus Fucus
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* '''[[fuel]]''' - noun a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; verb stimulate;  take in fuel, as of a ship;  provide with a combustible substance that provides energy;  provide with fuel
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* '''[[fugitive]]''' - adj. lasting for a markedly brief time;  noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice;  someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
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* '''[[ful]]''' - noun a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad; the best known of the West African languages
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* '''[[fulcrum]]''' - noun the pivot about which a lever turns
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* '''[[fulfil]]''' - verb fill or meet a want or need;  put in effect;  fulfil the requirements or expectations of
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* '''[[fulfilled]]''' - adj. completed to perfection
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* '''[[fulgurant]]''' - adj. amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
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* '''[[fulgurating]]''' - adj. sharp and piercing
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* '''[[full]]''' - adj. having the normally expected amount;  complete in extent or degree and in every particular;  containing as much or as many as is possible or normal;  (of sound) having marked depth and body; filled to satisfaction with food or drink;  having ample fabric; constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;  being at a peak or culminating point;  adv. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form);  nounthe time when the moon is fully illuminated;  verb make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering;  beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening;  increase in phase
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* '''[[full-blooded]]''' - adj. of unmixed ancestry;  endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
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* '''[[full-grown]]''' - adj. (of animals) fully developed
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* '''[[full moon]]''' - noun the time when the moon is fully illuminated
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* '''[[fuller]]''' - noun a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living;  United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983);  United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
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* '''[[fullness]]''' - noun the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing; greatness of volume;  the condition of being filled to capacity; completeness over a broad scope
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* '''[[fully]]''' - adv. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form);  sufficiently; more than adequately;  referring to a quantity
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* '''[[fulminant]]''' - adj. sudden and severe
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* '''[[fumes]]''' - noun gases ejected from an engine as waste products
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* '''[[fumigation]]''' - noun the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
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* '''[[fun]]''' - adj. providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining;  nounactivities that are enjoyable or amusing;  violent and excited activity; verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously);  a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
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* '''[[function]]''' - noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;  what something is used for;  a formal or official social gathering or ceremony;  a relation such that one thing is dependent on another;  a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set;  a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program;  a vaguely specified social event;  verb perform as expected when applied;  perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function;  serve a purpose, role, or function
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* '''[[functional]]''' - adj. designed for or capable of a particular function or use;  involving or affecting function rather than physiology;  designed for or adapted to a function or use;  fit or ready for use or service; relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure; (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
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* '''[[functionally]]''' - adv. with respect to function
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* '''[[fund]]''' - noun a reserve of money set aside for some purpose;  a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies;  a supply of something available for future use;  verb furnish money for;  accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability;  invest money in government securities;  provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest;  place or store up in a fund for accumulation;  convert (short-term floating debt) into long-term debt that bears fixed interest and is represented by bonds
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* '''[[fundamental]]''' - adj. being or involving basic facts or principles;  far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something;  serving as an essential component;  noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
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* '''[[fundus]]''' - noun (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
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* '''[[fungi]]''' - noun (pun) the one who buys the drinks;  the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants
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* '''[[fungoid]]''' - adj. resembling fungi
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* '''[[fungous]]''' - adj. of or relating to fungi
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* '''[[fungus]]''' - noun a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true stems and roots and reproducing by spores
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* '''[[funicular]]''' - adj. relating to or operated by a cable;  noun a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
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* '''[[funk]]''' - noun an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar; United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967);  a state of nervous depression;  verb draw back, as with fear or pain
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* '''[[funnel]]''' - noun (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship);  a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth;  a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends;  verb move or pour through a funnel
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* '''[[funnel-shaped]]''' - adj. shaped in the form of a funnel
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* '''[[fur]]''' - noun dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel);  a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal;  the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
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* '''[[furious]]''' - adj. marked by extreme anger;  (of the elements) as if showing violent anger;  marked by extreme and violent energy
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* '''[[furlong]]''' - noun a unit of length equal to 220 yards
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* '''[[furnace]]''' - noun an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
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* '''[[furnish]]''' - verb provide or equip with furniture;  provide or furnish with
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* '''[[furnished]]''' - adj. provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority)
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* '''[[furnishing]]''' - noun the act of decorating a house or room;  (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable;  (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
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* '''[[furniture]]''' - noun furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
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* '''[[furred]]''' - adj. covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs
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* '''[[furrow]]''' - noun a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow);  a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface;  verb hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove;  cut a furrow into a columns;  make wrinkled or creased
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* '''[[furrowed]]''' - adj. having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface
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* '''[[further]]''' - adj. more distant in especially degree;  adv. to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense);  in addition or furthermore;  to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense);  verbpromote the growth of;  contribute to the progress or growth of
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* '''[[furtherance]]''' - noun the advancement of some enterprise; encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
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* '''[[furthermore]]''' - adv. in addition
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* '''[[furthest]]''' - adj. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order;  adv. to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense);  to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense)
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* '''[[furuncle]]''' - noun a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
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* '''[[furunculosis]]''' - noun acute skin disease characterized by the presence of many furuncles
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* '''[[fury]]''' - noun a feeling of intense anger;  (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals;  the property of being wild or turbulent;  state of violent mental agitation
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* '''[[fuse]]''' - noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant;  an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded;  verb make liquid or plastic by heating; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat;  equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse;  mix together different elements
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* '''[[fused]]''' - adj. joined together into a whole
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* '''[[fusible]]''' - adj. capable of being melted and fused
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* '''[[fusiform]]''' - adj. tapering at each end
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* '''[[fusion]]''' - noun the act of fusing (or melting) together;  correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization; the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept;  an occurrence that involves the production of a union;  a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy;  the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words;  the state of being combined into one body
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* '''[[futile]]''' - adj. producing no result or effect;  unproductive of success
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* '''[[futility]]''' - noun uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result
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* '''[[future]]''' - adj. coming at a subsequent time or stage;  (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;  yet to be or coming;  effective in or looking toward the future;  a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened;  noun bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date;  a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future;  the time yet to come
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  • d - noun the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • da - noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
  • dacryocystitis - noun inflammation of the lacrimal sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose
  • dahlia - noun any of several plants of or developed from the species Dahlia pinnata having tuberous roots and showy rayed variously colored flower heads; native to the mountains of Mexico and Central America and Colombia
  • dahomey - noun a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
  • daily - adj. occurring or done each day;  measured by the day or happening every day;  adv. without missing a day;  gradually and progressively;  noun a newspaper that is published every day
  • dairy - noun a farm where dairy products are produced
  • dakota - noun the Siouan language spoken by the Dakota;  the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota;  a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux
  • dalton - noun English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)
  • dam - noun female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock;  a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea;  a metric unit of length equal to ten meters;  verbobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
  • damage - noun the act of damaging something or someone;  loss of military equipment;  the occurrence of a change for the worse;  any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right;  the amount of money needed to purchase something;  verb inflict damage upon
  • damaged - adj. harmed or injured or spoiled;  especially of reputation;  being unjustly brought into disrepute
  • damages - noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  • damar - noun any of various hard resins from trees of the family Dipterocarpaceae and of the genus Agathis; especially the amboyna pine
  • damask - adj. having a woven pattern;  noun a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it;  a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
  • dammar - noun any of various hard resins from trees of the family Dipterocarpaceae and of the genus Agathis; especially the amboyna pine
  • damp - adj. slightly wet;  noun a slight wetness;  verb restrain or discourage;  lessen in force or effect;  make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible;  deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  • damper - noun a depressing restraint;  a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations;  a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
  • dampness - noun a slight wetness
  • dana - noun Celtic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De Danann; identified with the Welsh Don
  • dance - noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication;  a party for social dancing;  a party of people assembled for dancing;  taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music;  verbmove in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance;  move in a graceful and rhythmical way;  skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways
  • dancing - noun taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
  • dandelion - noun any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
  • dandruff - noun loose scales shed from the scalp;  a condition in which white scales of dead skin are shed by the scalp
  • dandy - adj. very good;  noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance;  a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
  • danger - noun a dangerous place;  the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury;  a cause of pain or injury or loss;  a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
  • dangerous - adj. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
  • dangerously - adv. in a dangerous manner
  • danish - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Denmark or the Danes;  noun a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark;  light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
  • daphne - noun (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo;  any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
  • daring - adj. disposed to venture or take risks;  radically new or original;  noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger;  a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
  • dark - adj. not giving performances; closed;  brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes);  devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black;  (used of color) having a dark hue;  marked by difficulty of style or expression;  showing a brooding ill humor;  secret;  having skin rich in melanin pigments;  causing dejection;  lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture;  stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable;  noun an unenlightened state;  absence of light or illumination;  an unilluminated area;  absence of moral or spiritual values;  the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  • dark-brown - adj. of a color similar to that of wood or earth
  • dark-colored - adj. having a dark color
  • dark-green - adj. of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
  • dark red - noun a red color that reflects little light
  • dark-skinned - adj. naturally having skin of a dark color;  having skin rich in melanin pigments
  • darkened - adj. become or made dark by lack of light;  (of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time
  • darkish - adj. slightly dark
  • darkly - adv. without light;  in a dark glowering menacing manner
  • darkness - noun a swarthy complexion;  having a dark or somber color;  an unilluminated area;  an unenlightened state;  absence of light or illumination;  absence of moral or spiritual values
  • darning - noun the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
  • dart - noun a tapered tuck made in dressmaking;  a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot;  a sudden quick movement; verb move with sudden speed;  run or move very quickly or hastily; move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  • darts - noun a game in which small pointed missiles are thrown at a dartboard
  • dashed - adj. having gaps or spaces
  • dashing - adj. lively and spirited;  marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
  • data - noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  • date - noun sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed;  a meeting arranged in advance;  a participant in a date; the present;  the specified day of the month;  a particular day specified as the time something happens;  the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred;  a particular but unspecified point in time;  verb assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of;  provide with a dateline; mark with a date;  stamp with a date;  go on a date with;  date regularly; have a steady relationship with
  • dated - adj. bearing a date;  marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past
  • dating - noun use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
  • datura - noun thorn apple
  • daughter - noun a female human offspring
  • davis - noun United States film actress (1908-1989);  United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945);  American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889);  United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991);  United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964);  English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
  • day - noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935);  a period of opportunity;  some point or period in time;  the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working);  time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis;  a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance;  the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside;  the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis;  an era of existence or influence;  the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
  • daylight - noun light during the daytime;  the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
  • days - noun the time during which someone's life continues
  • daytime - noun the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside
  • dayton - noun a city in southwest Ohio; manufacturing center
  • dazed - adj. in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock;  stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
  • dazzling - adj. amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning;  shining intensely
  • de - noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • dead - adj. total;  devoid of activity;  physically inactive;  no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life;  not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat;  lacking animation or excitement or activity;  drained of electric charge; discharged; sudden and complete;  no longer having force or relevance;  no longer in force or use; inactive;  lacking resilience or bounce;  not surviving in active use;  out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown;  not circulating or flowing;  unerringly accurate;  not yielding a return;  lacking acoustic resonance;  devoid of physical sensation; numb;  (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive;  not endowed with life;  very tired;  adv.completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; quickly and without warning;  noun people who are no longer living;  a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
  • deadly - adj. (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect; causing or capable of causing death;  of an instrument of certain death;  involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death;  extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom;  exceedingly harmful;  adv.as if produced by death;  as if dead;  (used as intensives) extremely
  • deaf - adj. lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part;  (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; noun people who have severe hearing impairments;  verb make or render deaf
  • deafness - noun partial or complete loss of hearing
  • deal - noun the act of apportioning or distributing something;  the act of distributing playing cards;  a particular instance of buying or selling;  the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement);  a plank of softwood (fir or pine board);  an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each;  the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time;  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;  wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir);  verb do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;  sell; distribute to the players in a game;  give (a specific card) to a player; take action with respect to (someone or something);  behave in a certain way towards others;  take into consideration for exemplifying purposes;  deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; give out as one's portion or share;  administer or bestow, as in small portions;  be in charge of, act on, or dispose of;  direct the course of; manage or control;  come to terms or deal successfully with
  • dealer - noun a firm engaged in trading;  the person who distributes the playing cards in a card game;  a seller of illicit goods;  the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account;  someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
  • dealing - noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others; the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
  • dean - noun an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college;  (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals;  a man who is the senior member of a group;  United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
  • dear - adj. with or in a close or intimate relationship;  earnest;  having a high price;  dearly loved;  adv. at a great cost;  with affection;  noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment;  a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
  • death - noun the act of killing;  the event of dying or departure from life;  the personification of death;  the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism;  the absence of life or state of being dead;  the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;  the time when something ends;  a final state
  • death rate - noun the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
  • deathblow - noun the blow that kills (usually mercifully)
  • debatable - adj. capable of being disproved;  open to doubt or debate;  open to argument or debate
  • debate - noun the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote);  a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; verb argue with one another;  discuss the pros and cons of an issue; have an argument about something;  think about carefully; weigh
  • debauch - noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity;  verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
  • debauchery - noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  • debilitate - verb make weak
  • debilitated - adj. lacking strength or vigor
  • debilitating - adj. impairing the strength and vitality
  • debility - noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
  • debridement - noun surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
  • debris - noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  • debt - noun an obligation to pay or do something;  money or goods or services owed by one person to another;  the state of owing something (especially money)
  • dec - noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere;  the last (12th) month of the year
  • decade - noun a period of 10 years
  • decagram - noun 10 grams
  • decalcification - noun loss of calcium from bones or teeth
  • decalcify - verb remove calcium or lime from;  lose calcium or calcium compounds
  • decaliter - noun a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
  • decameter - noun a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
  • decant - verb pour out
  • decapitated - adj. having had the head cut off
  • decapitation - noun killing by cutting off the head;  execution by cutting off the victim's head
  • decay - noun the organic phenomenon of rotting;  a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current;  the process of gradually becoming inferior;  the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation;  an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying;  verb fall into decay or ruin;  undergo decay or decomposition;  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
  • decayed - adj. damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
  • deceased - adj. dead;  noun someone who is no longer alive
  • deceive - verb cause someone to believe an untruth;  be false to; be dishonest with
  • december - noun the last (12th) month of the year
  • decennium - noun a period of 10 years
  • deception - noun the act of deceiving;  an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers;  a misleading falsehood
  • deceptive - adj. designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently;  causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
  • decide - verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something; bring to an end; settle conclusively;  cause to decide;  influence or determine
  • decided - adj. recognizable; marked
  • decidedly - adv. without question and beyond doubt
  • deciding - adj. having the power or quality of deciding;  noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
  • decidua - noun the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
  • deciduous - adj. (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season;  (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
  • decigram - noun 1/10 gram
  • deciliter - noun a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
  • decimal - adj. divided by tens or hundreds;  numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten;  noun a number in the decimal system;  a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
  • decimeter - noun a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
  • decision - noun the act of making up your mind about something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;  the outcome of a game or contest;  (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred;  the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
  • decisive - adj. determining or having the power to determine an outcome;  characterized by decision and firmness;  unmistakable; forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
  • deck - noun any of various platforms built into a vessel;  street name for a packet of illegal drugs;  a porch that resembles the deck on a ship;  a pack of 52 playing cards;  verb knock down with force; decorate;  be beautiful to look at
  • declaration - noun a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written);  (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction;  a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties;  a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote;  a formal public statement;  (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
  • declare - verb state firmly;  declare to be;  proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against;  state emphatically and authoritatively;  make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official;  designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand;  authorize payments of;  announce publicly or officially
  • declared - adj. made known or openly avowed;  declared as fact; explicitly stated
  • decline - noun change toward something smaller or lower;  a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state;  a downward slope or bend;  a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current;  verb grow smaller;  inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives";  go down in value;  go down;  grow worse; show unwillingness towards;  refuse to accept
  • declivity - noun a downward slope or bend
  • decoction - noun (pharmacology) the extraction by boiling of water-soluble drug substances
  • decolorize - verb remove color from
  • decompose - verb separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts;  break down;  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
  • decomposition - noun the analysis of a vector field;  (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action;  (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance;  in a decomposed state;  the organic phenomenon of rotting
  • decompression - noun relieving pressure;  restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
  • decrease - noun the act of decreasing or reducing something;  the amount by which something decreases;  a change downward;  a process of becoming smaller or shorter;  verb decrease in size, extent, or range;  make smaller
  • decreased - adj. made less in size or amount or degree
  • decreasing - adj. becoming less or smaller;  music
  • decubitus - noun a reclining position (as in a bed)
  • decussate - adj. crossed or intersected in the form of an X;  verbcross or intersect so as to form a cross
  • decussation - noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • deduce - verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction; conclude by reasoning; in logic
  • deducible - adj. capable of being deduced
  • deduct - verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction;  make a subtraction;  retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
  • deduction - noun reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect);  something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied);  an amount or percentage deducted;  the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole);  the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise;  a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
  • deed - noun a notable achievement;  a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
  • deem - verb keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  • deep - adj. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy;  strong; intense;  very distant in time or space;  having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination;  relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply;  with head or back bent low;  large in quantity or size;  extreme;  marked by depth of thinking;  relatively thick from top to bottom;  extending relatively far inward;  difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge;  of an obscure nature; having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;  (of darkness) very intense;  adv. to far into space;  to an advanced time;  to a great depth;  noun literary term for an ocean;  the central and most intense or profound part;  a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  • deep red - noun a deep and vivid red color
  • deep-seated - adj. (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
  • deepen - verb become deeper in tone;  make deeper;  become more intense;  make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • deepened - adj. having accumulated or become more intense
  • deepening - adj. accumulating and becoming more intense;  noun a process of becoming deeper and more profound
  • deeply - adv. to a great depth;  to a great depth psychologically
  • deer - noun distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
  • default - noun loss due to not showing up;  act of failing to meet a financial obligation;  an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified;  loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid;  verb fail to pay up
  • defeat - noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest;  the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals;  verb win a victory over;  thwart the passage of
  • defeated - adj. beaten or overcome; not victorious;  disappointingly unsuccessful;  noun people who are defeated
  • defecate - verb have a bowel movement
  • defecation - noun the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
  • defect - noun a failing or deficiency;  an imperfection in a bodily system;  an imperfection in a device or machine;  a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); verb desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
  • defective - adj. markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior;  having a defect;  not working properly
  • defence - noun protection from harm;  military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;  a structure used to defend against attack;  the justification for some act or belief;  the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;  (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  • defense - noun protection from harm;  military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;  the justification for some act or belief;  an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack;  the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;  (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;  a structure used to defend against attack; the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;  the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947;  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  • defensive - adj. intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack;  attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing;  serving as or appropriate for defending or protecting;  noun an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
  • defer - verb submit or yield to another's wish or opinion;  hold back to a later time
  • deference - noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard;  courteous regard for people's feelings;  a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • deferred - adj. put off to later
  • defervescence - noun abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature
  • deficiency - noun lack of an adequate quantity or number;  the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
  • deficient - adj. inadequate in amount or degree;  falling short of some prescribed norm;  of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
  • define - verb give a definition for the meaning of a word;  determine the nature of;  show the form or outline of;  determine the essential quality of
  • defined - adj. clearly characterized or delimited;  clearly defined; showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
  • defining - noun any process serving to define the shape of something
  • definite - adj. known for certain;  precise; explicit and clearly defined
  • definitely - adv. without question and beyond doubt
  • definition - noun clarity of outline;  a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
  • definitive - adj. supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; clearly defined or formulated;  of recognized authority or excellence
  • deflate - verb become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air;  reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices;  produce deflation in;  reduce or lessen the size or importance of;  release contained air or gas from;  collapse by releasing contained air or gas
  • deflection - noun the property of being bent or deflected;  the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position;  the amount by which a propagating wave is bent;  a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting;  a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
  • deforest - verb remove the trees from
  • deform - verb alter the shape of (something) by stress;  become misshapen;  make formless;  assume a different shape or form; cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;  twist and press out of shape
  • deformation - noun alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it;  the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself);  a change for the worse
  • deformed - adj. so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
  • deformity - noun an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed;  an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
  • defy - verb challenge;  resist or confront with resistance;  elude, especially in a baffling way
  • degenerate - adj. unrestrained by convention or morality;  noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior;  verb grow worse
  • degeneration - noun passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form;  the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality;  the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
  • degenerative - adj. (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
  • deglutition - noun the act of swallowing
  • degree - noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime);  the highest power of a term or variable;  a measure for arcs and angles;  a unit of temperature on a specified scale;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
  • dehydrate - verb remove water from;  preserve by removing all water and liquids from;  lose water or moisture
  • dehydrated - adj. suffering from excessive loss of water from the body;  preserved by removing natural moisture
  • dehydration - noun the process of extracting moisture;  depletion of bodily fluids;  dryness resulting from the removal of water
  • dejection - noun a state of melancholy depression;  solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
  • delay - noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time;  time during which some action is awaited;  verb cause to be slowed down or delayed;  act later than planned, scheduled, or required;  slow the growth or development of; stop or halt
  • delayed - adj. caused to be slower or later;  not as far along as normal in development
  • deleterious - adj. harmful to living things
  • delhi - noun a city in north central India
  • deli - noun a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
  • deliberate - adj. by conscious design or purpose;  marked by careful consideration or reflection;  with care and dignity;  produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation;  carefully thought out in advance;  verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue;  think about carefully; weigh
  • deliberately - adv. with intention; in an intentional manner;  in a deliberate unhurried manner
  • deliberation - noun the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; careful consideration;  (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question;  a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry; planning something carefully and intentionally
  • delicacy - noun subtly skillful handling of a situation;  smallness of stature;  refined taste; tact;  lightness in movement or manner;  the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance;  lack of physical strength;  something considered choice to eat
  • delicate - adj. exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury;  easily broken or damaged or destroyed;  difficult to handle; requiring great tact;  of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely;  marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique;  easily hurt;  developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
  • delicately - adv. in a delicate manner
  • delineated - adj. represented accurately or precisely
  • delinquent - adj. past due; not paid at the scheduled time; persistently bad;  guilty of a minor misdeed;  failing in what duty requires;  noun a young offender
  • deliquescent - adj. (especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
  • delirious - adj. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; experiencing delirium
  • delirium - noun a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations;  state of violent mental agitation
  • deliver - verb deliver (a speech, oration, or idea);  utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.);  bring to a destination, make a delivery; throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball;  carry out or perform;  save from sins;  cause_to_be_born;  pass down; relinquish possession or control over;  to surrender someone or something to another;  hand over to the authorities of another country;  free from harm or evil
  • delivery - noun the act of delivering a child;  the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail);  the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another;  the event of giving birth;  recovery or preservation from loss or danger; (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  • delphinium - noun any plant of the genus Delphinium having palmately divided leaves and showy spikes of variously colored spurred flowers; some contain extremely poisonous substances
  • deltoid - adj. of a leaf shape; suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex;  noun a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
  • delusion - noun the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas;  a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea;  (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
  • delusional - adj. suffering from or characterized by delusions
  • demand - noun the act of demanding;  an urgent or peremptory request;  the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; required activity;  a condition requiring relief;  verb request urgently and forcefully;  claim as due or just;  ask to be informed of;  summon to court;  lay legal claim to;  require as useful, just, or proper
  • demanding - adj. requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
  • demarcation - noun a conceptual separation or distinction;  the boundary of a specific area
  • demeanor - noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
  • demented - adj. affected with madness or insanity
  • dementia - noun mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
  • demonstrable - adj. necessarily or demonstrably true;  capable of being demonstrated or proved
  • demonstrate - verb march in protest; take part in a demonstration; establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;  provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes;  show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
  • demonstrated - adj. having been demonstrated or verified beyond doubt
  • demonstration - noun a show of military force or preparedness;  a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature);  proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion;  a visual presentation showing how something works;  a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
  • demonstrator - noun someone who participates in a public display of group feeling;  someone who demonstrates an article to a prospective buyer;  a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
  • demulcent - adj. having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin;  noun a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
  • den - noun a room that is comfortable and secluded;  a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts;  a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws;  the habitation of wild animals
  • dendritic - adj. (neuroscience) of or relating to or resembling a dendrite
  • dengue - noun an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
  • denial - noun the act of asserting that something alleged is not true; the act of refusing to comply (as with a request);  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts;  renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others;  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
  • denomination - noun a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money;  a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith; identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  • denominator - noun the divisor of a fraction
  • denote - verb have as a meaning;  be a sign or indication of;  make known; make an announcement
  • dense - adj. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; having high relative density or specific gravity;  hard to pass through because of dense growth;  permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter;  having component parts closely crowded together
  • densely - adv. in a concentrated manner;  in a stupid manner
  • denseness - noun the quality of being mentally slow and limited;  the amount per unit size;  the spatial property of being crowded together
  • density - noun the amount per unit size;  the spatial property of being crowded together
  • dent - noun an impression in a surface (as made by a blow);  an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening);  a depression scratched or carved into a surface;  verb make a depression into
  • dental - adj. of or relating to the teeth;  of or relating to dentistry; noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • dented - adj. of metal e.g.
  • dentifrice - noun a substance for cleaning the teeth; applied with a toothbrush
  • dentin - noun bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth;  a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth
  • dentist - noun a person qualified to practice dentistry
  • dentistry - noun the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
  • dentition - noun the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal;  the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
  • denudation - noun the removal of covering
  • denuded - adj. without the natural or usual covering
  • denver - noun the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
  • deny - verb declare untrue; contradict;  refuse to accept or believe; refuse to recognize or acknowledge;  refuse to let have;  deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; refuse to grant, as of a petition or request;  deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
  • deodorant - noun a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors
  • department - noun a specialized sphere of knowledge;  a specialized division of a large organization;  the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
  • departure - noun act of departing;  euphemistic expressions for death;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
  • depend - verb be contingent upon (something that is elided);  have faith or confidence in
  • dependable - adj. financially sound;  consistent in performance or behavior;  worthy of being depended on;  worthy of reliance or trust
  • dependence - noun lack of independence or self-sufficiency;  being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  • dependent - adj. addicted to a drug;  contingent on something else; not independent;  (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;  being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;  supported from above;  noun a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
  • depicted - adj. represented graphically by sketch or design or lines
  • depilation - noun the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin); the condition of being void of hair
  • depilatory - adj. able to remove hair or render hairless;  noun a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair;  a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides
  • deplete - verb use up (resources or materials)
  • depletion - noun the act of decreasing something markedly;  the state of being depleted
  • deplorable - adj. bad; unfortunate;  of very poor quality or condition; bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
  • deposit - noun the act of putting something somewhere;  a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met;  the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating;  money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use;  money deposited in a bank;  a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping; matter that has been deposited by some natural process;  a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later; the natural process of laying down a deposit of something;  verb put into a bank account;  fix, force, or implant;  put (something somewhere) firmly
  • deposition - noun the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office;  (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office;  the natural process of laying down a deposit of something;  the act of putting something somewhere
  • depot - noun a depository for goods;  station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
  • depraved - adj. marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good
  • depravity - noun a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice;  moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
  • depress - verb lessen the activity or force of;  lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;  lower (prices or markets);  press down; cause to drop or sink
  • depressant - adj. capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent;  noun a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  • depressed - adj. having the central portion lower than the margin; lower than previously;  flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces;  low in spirits
  • depressing - adj. causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom;  causing dejection
  • depression - noun pushing down;  sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy;  angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object);  a concavity in a surface produced by pressing;  a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity;  a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment;  a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment;  a sunken or depressed geological formation;  a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention;  an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
  • depressive - adj. causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom;  nounsomeone suffering psychological depression
  • depressor - noun a device used by physician to press a part down or aside;  any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves;  any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
  • deprivation - noun act of depriving someone of food or money or rights;  the disadvantage that results from losing something;  a state of extreme poverty
  • deprive - verb take away;  keep from having, keeping, or obtaining; take away possessions from someone
  • deprived - adj. marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
  • depth - noun degree of psychological or intellectual profundity; extent downward or backward or inward;  (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part;  (usually plural) a low moral state;  the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
  • deputy - noun an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent;  someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies;  a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others;  a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
  • derange - verb throw into great confusion or disorder;  derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane
  • deranged - adj. driven insane
  • derangement - noun a state of mental disturbance and disorientation;  the act of disturbing the mind or body
  • derivation - noun the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin;  drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation;  drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body;  a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions;  the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: `singer' from `sing'; `undo' from `do';  inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline; (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
  • derivative - adj. resulting from or employing derivation;  noun(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word;  the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx;  a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
  • derive - verb develop or evolve from a latent or potential state; come from;  obtain;  come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example;  reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  • derived - adj. formed or developed from something else; not original
  • deriving - noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
  • derma - noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
  • dermacentor - noun vectors of important diseases of man and animals
  • dermal - adj. of or relating to or located in the dermis;  relating to or existing on or affecting the skin;  of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
  • dermatitis - noun inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
  • dermatologic - adj. of or relating to or practicing dermatology
  • dermatologist - noun a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
  • dermatology - noun the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
  • dermic - adj. of or relating to or located in the dermis
  • dermis - noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
  • des - noun synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy;  a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
  • descend - verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way;  come as if by falling;  do something that one considers to be below one's dignity;  come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
  • descendants - noun all of the offspring of a given progenitor
  • descending - adj. coming down or downward
  • descensus - noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
  • descent - noun the act of changing your location in a downward direction;  a movement downward;  a downward slope or bend;  the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors;  properties attributable to your ancestry;  the descendants of one individual
  • describe - verb give a description of;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  to give an account or representation of in words;  make a mark or lines on a surface
  • described - adj. represented in words especially with sharpness and detail
  • description - noun sort or variety;  a statement that represents something in words;  the act of describing something
  • descriptive - adj. describing the structure of a language;  serving to describe or inform or characterized by description;  concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
  • desensitize - verb make insensitive;  cause not to be sensitive
  • desert - adj. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate;  noun arid land with little or no vegetation;  verb leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch;  desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
  • desertion - noun withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility;  the act of giving something up
  • deserts - noun an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
  • deserve - verb be worthy or deserving
  • deservedly - adv. as deserved
  • deserving - adj. having sufficient worth
  • desiccant - noun a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
  • desiccated - adj. thoroughly dried out;  lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless;  preserved by removing natural moisture
  • designate - verb assign a name or title to;  design or destine;  decree or designate beforehand;  give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
  • designated - adj. selected or named for a duty
  • designation - noun the act of designating or identifying something; the act of putting a person into a non-elective position;  identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  • designed - adj. done or made or performed with purpose and intent; planned or created in an artistic or skilled manner;  carefully practiced or designed or premeditated;  organized so as to give configuration to
  • designedly - adv. with intention; in an intentional manner
  • desirability - noun the quality of being worthy of desiring; attractiveness to the opposite sex
  • desirable - adj. worth having or seeking or achieving;  worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
  • desire - noun an inclination to want things;  the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state;  something that is desired;  verbfeel or have a desire for; want strongly;  express a desire for;  expect and wish
  • desired - adj. greatly desired;  wanted intensely
  • desist - verb choose not to consume
  • desperate - adj. showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort;  fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless;  showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire;  desperately determined;  (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair;  arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope;  noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
  • desperation - noun desperate recklessness;  a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly
  • despised - adj. treated with contempt
  • despite - noun contemptuous disregard;  lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  • despondency - noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
  • despondent - adj. without or almost without hope
  • desquamate - verb peel off in scales
  • desquamation - noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
  • dessert - noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • dessertspoonful - noun as much as a dessertspoon will hold
  • destination - noun the ultimate goal for which something is done; written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location;  the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
  • destined - adj. (usually followed by `to') governed by fate;  headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
  • destitute - adj. poor enough to need help from others;  completely wanting or lacking
  • destitution - noun a state without friends or money or prospects
  • destroy - verb put to death;  destroy completely; damage irreparably;  do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; defeat soundly
  • destroyed - adj. spoiled or ruined or demolished;  destroyed physically or morally
  • destruction - noun the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists;  an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something; a final state
  • destructive - adj. causing destruction or much damage
  • destructively - adv. in a destructive manner
  • destructiveness - noun the quality of causing destruction
  • detach - verb cause to become detached or separated; take off; come to be detached;  separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
  • detachable - adj. designed to be unfastened or disconnected without damage
  • detached - adj. used of buildings; standing apart from others;  no longer connected or joined;  not fixed in position;  being or feeling set or kept apart from others;  showing lack of emotional involvement
  • detachment - noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection;  a small unit of troops of special composition;  coming apart;  avoiding emotional involvement;  the state of being isolated or detached
  • detail - noun an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;  extended treatment of particulars;  a crew of workers selected for a particular task;  a small part that can be considered separately from the whole;  a temporary military unit;  verb assign to a specific task;  provide details for
  • detailed - adj. developed or executed with care and in minute detail
  • details - noun true confidential information
  • detain - verb cause to be slowed down or delayed;  stop or halt; deprive of freedom; take into confinement
  • detect - verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  • detected - adj. perceived with the mind;  perceived or discerned
  • detecting - noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
  • detection - noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something;  a police investigation to determine the perpetrator;  the perception that something has occurred or some state exists;  the detection that a signal is being received
  • detention - noun a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home;  a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  • deter - verb try to prevent; show opposition to;  turn away from by persuasion
  • detergent - adj. having cleansing power;  noun a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension;  a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
  • deteriorate - verb become worse or disintegrate;  grow worse
  • deterioration - noun process of changing to an inferior state;  a symptom of reduced quality or strength
  • determinable - adj. capable of being determined or limited or fixed
  • determinant - adj. having the power or quality of deciding;  noun a determining or causal element or factor;  a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations;  the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
  • determinate - adj. precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause;  not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex;  supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
  • determination - noun the act of determining the properties of something;  the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;  the act of making up your mind about something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
  • determine - verb fix conclusively or authoritatively;  fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property; shape or influence; give direction to;  establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study;  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; reach, make, or come to a decision about something;  settle conclusively; come to terms;  decide upon or fix definitely
  • determined - adj. having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation;  characterized by great determination; determined or decided upon as by an authority;  devoting full strength and concentrated attention to;  strongly motivated to succeed
  • determining - adj. having the power or quality of deciding
  • deterrent - adj. tending to deter;  noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  • detract - verb take away a part from; diminish
  • detriment - noun a damage or loss
  • detrimental - adj. (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
  • detritus - noun loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks;  the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  • detroit - noun the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor
  • develop - verb expand in the form of a series;  grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment;  cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development;  be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;  elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme;  grow emotionally or mature; gain through experience;  move into a strategically more advantageous position;  move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions;  superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry;  generate gradually; make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation;  make visible by means of chemical solutions;  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); change the use of and make available or usable;  happen;  become technologically advanced;  create by training and teaching; elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses;  work out;  come into existence; take on form or shape
  • developed - adj. being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful;  (of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads;  (used of societies) having high industrial development
  • developing - adj. relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply;  gradually unfolding or growing (especially as of something latent);  making or becoming visible through or as if through the action of a chemical agent;  nounprocessing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
  • development - noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;  (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated;  a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;  a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;  processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;  a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);  a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);  the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;  (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  • developmental - adj. of or relating to or constituting development
  • deviate - adj. markedly different from an accepted norm;  noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior;  verb turn aside; turn away from;  cause to turn away from a previous or expected course;  be at variance with; be out of line with
  • deviation - noun deviate behavior;  the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances;  the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm;  a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
  • device - noun any clever maneuver;  an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose;  an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery);  something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  • devices - noun an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'
  • devise - noun (law) a gift of real property by will;  a will disposing of real property;  verb give by will, especially real property;  come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort;  arrange by systematic planning and united effort
  • devitalization - noun the act of reducing the vitality of something
  • devitalize - verb sap of life or energy
  • devoid - adj. completely lacking;  completely wanting or lacking
  • devoted - adj. (followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use;  zealous in devotion or affection
  • devouring - adj. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
  • dew - noun water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air
  • dew point - noun the temperature at which the water vapor in the air becomes saturated and condensation begins
  • dexter - adj. on or starting from the wearer's right
  • dexterity - noun adroitness in using the hands
  • dexterous - adj. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
  • dextrin - noun any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch; a tasteless and odorless gummy substance that is used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and in dietary supplements
  • dextrose - noun an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits
  • dia - noun an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
  • diabetes - noun any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
  • diabetic - adj. suffering from diabetes;  of or relating to or causing diabetes;  noun someone who has diabetes
  • diagnose - verb determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis;  subject to a medical analysis
  • diagnosing - noun identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  • diagnosis - noun identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
  • diagnostic - adj. characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease; concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis
  • diagnostician - noun a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis
  • diagonal - adj. at an angle; especially connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face;  having an oblique or slanted direction;  noun(mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry;  an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard;  a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric;  (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent;  a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  • diagonally - adv. in a diagonal manner
  • diagram - noun a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts;  verb make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed
  • diagrammatic - adj. shown or represented by diagrams
  • dial - noun the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours;  a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called;  the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments;  the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning;  verb choose by means of a dial;  operate a dial to select a telephone number
  • dialyze - verb separate by dialysis
  • diameter - noun the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference;  a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface)
  • diametrically - adv. as from opposite ends of a diameter
  • diapedesis - noun passage of blood cells (especially white blood cells) through intact capillary walls and into the surrounding tissue
  • diaper - noun garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement;  a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
  • diaphanous - adj. so thin as to transmit light
  • diaphoresis - noun the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
  • diaphoretic - adj. inducing perspiration;  noun used to produce perspiration
  • diaphragm - noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves;  a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix; (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  • diaphyseal - adj. relating to the diaphysis of a bone
  • diaphysis - noun the main (mid) section of a long bone
  • diarrhea - noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
  • diarrheal - adj. of or relating to diarrhea
  • diarrheic - adj. of or relating to diarrhea
  • diastasis - noun separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
  • diastole - noun the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
  • diastolic - adj. of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole
  • diathesis - noun constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
  • diazo - adj. relating to or containing diazonium
  • dichromate - noun a salt of the hypothetical dichromic acid
  • dictate - noun a guiding principle;  an authoritative rule;  verb say out loud for the purpose of recording;  rule as a dictator;  issue commands or orders for
  • dictation - noun matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage;  speech intended for reproduction in writing;  an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  • dictionary - noun a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
  • dictum - noun an authoritative declaration;  an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
  • die - noun a device used for shaping metal;  a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods;  small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers;  verb suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense);  disappear or come to an end;  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life;  lose sparkle or bouquet;  to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player;  cut or shape with a die;  be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame;  languish as with love or desire;  feel indifferent towards;  suffer or face the pain of death;  stop operating or functioning
  • dielectric - noun a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
  • diet - noun the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods);  the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal);  a prescribed selection of foods;  a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan);  verb eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight;  follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
  • dietary - adj. of or relating to the diet;  noun a regulated daily food allowance
  • dietetic - adj. of or relating to the diet
  • dietetics - noun the scientific study of food preparation and intake
  • dieting - noun the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
  • differ - verb be different;  be of different opinions
  • difference - noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar;  a significant change;  a disagreement or argument about something important;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm;  the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
  • different - adj. differing from all others; not ordinary;  unlike in nature or quality or form or degree;  distinctly separate from the first;  distinct or separate;  marked by dissimilarity
  • differentia - noun distinguishing characteristics (especially in different species of a genus)
  • differential - adj. relating to or showing a difference;  involving or containing one or more derivatives;  noun a quality that differentiates between similar things;  a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves;  the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
  • differentially - adv. in a differential manner
  • differentiate - verb become distinct and acquire a different character;  become different during development;  calculate a derivative; take the derivative;  evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment;  mark as different;  be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
  • differentiated - adj. made different (especially in the course of development) or shown to be different;  exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment
  • differentiation - noun the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function;  a discrimination between things as different and distinct;  (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
  • differently - adv. in another and different manner
  • difficult - adj. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure;  requiring much effort and trouble;  difficult to manage or control
  • difficulty - noun the quality of being difficult;  a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome;  an effort that is inconvenient
  • diffuse - adj. spread out; not concentrated in one place;  lacking conciseness;  (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected;  verb move outward;  cause to become widely known; spread or diffuse through
  • diffused - adj. (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material; (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
  • diffusely - adv. in a diffuse manner
  • diffusing - adj. spreading by diffusion
  • diffusion - noun the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another;  (physics) the process of diffusing; the intermingling of molecules in gases and liquids as a result of random thermal agitation;  the act of dispersing or diffusing something;  the property of being diffused or dispersed
  • diffusive - adj. spreading by diffusion
  • dig - noun the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow;  a small gouge (as in the cover of a book);  the site of an archeological exploration;  the act of digging;  an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect;  verb turn up, loosen, or remove earth;  create by digging;  get the meaning of something;  poke or thrust abruptly;  remove the inner part or the core of;  work hard
  • digest - noun a periodical that summarizes the news;  something that is compiled (as into a single book or file);  verb soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture;  make more concise;  soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture;  systematize, as by classifying and summarizing; become assimilated into the body;  arrange and integrate in the mind;  put up with something or somebody unpleasant;  convert food into absorbable substances
  • digested - adj. capable of undergoing digestion
  • digestibility - noun the property of being easy to digest
  • digestible - adj. capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
  • digestion - noun learning and coming to understand ideas and information;  the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body;  the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
  • digestive - adj. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion;  noun any substance that promotes digestion
  • digging - noun the act of digging
  • digit - noun a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates;  one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration;  the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
  • digital - adj. of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits;  relating to or performed with the fingers;  displaying numbers rather than scale positions
  • digitalin - noun a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove
  • digitalis - noun a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove; any of several plants of the genus Digitalis
  • digitally - adv. in terms of integers;  by means of the fingers
  • digitate - adj. resembling a finger
  • digitoxin - noun digitalis preparation used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
  • dignified - adj. having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance;  having or showing self-esteem
  • dilatation - noun the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions;  the act of expanding an aperture
  • dilate - verb become wider;  add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
  • dilated - adj. made wider or larger in all dimensions
  • dilator - noun a surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ;  a drug that causes dilation;  a muscle or nerve that dilates or widens a body part
  • diligence - noun conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation; persevering determination to perform a task;  a diligent effort
  • diligently - adv. with diligence; in a diligent manner
  • dill - noun aromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning;  aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning
  • diluent - noun a diluting agent
  • dilute - adj. reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; verb lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;  corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
  • diluted - adj. reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity;  made less strong or severe
  • dilution - noun weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner;  a diluted solution
  • dim - adj. lacking in light; not bright or harsh;  lacking clarity or distinctness;  made dim or less bright;  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;  offering little or no hope;  verb make dim or lusterless;  become dim or lusterless;  switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam;  become vague or indistinct;  make dim by comparison or conceal;  become or make darker
  • dime - noun a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar;  street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars
  • dimension - noun the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height);  one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space;  magnitude or extent;  a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;  verb shape or form to required dimensions;  indicate the dimensions on
  • diminish - verb lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; decrease in size, extent, or range
  • diminished - adj. (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval;  impaired by diminution;  (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use;  made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
  • diminishing - adj. becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
  • diminution - noun the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original);  the act of decreasing or reducing something;  change toward something smaller or lower
  • diminutive - adj. very small;  noun a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
  • diminutiveness - noun the property of being very small in size
  • dimness - noun the quality of being dim or lacking contrast;  the property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity;  the state of being poorly illuminated
  • dimple - noun a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin;  any slight depression in a surface;  a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached;  verb produce dimples while smiling;  mark with, or as if with, dimples
  • dimpled - adj. having a small indentation
  • din - noun the act of making a noisy disturbance;  a loud harsh or strident noise;  verb instill (into a person) by constant repetition; make a resonant sound, like artillery
  • ding - noun a ringing sound;  an impression in a surface (as made by a blow);  verb go `ding dong', like a bell
  • dinner - noun the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday;  a party of people assembled to have dinner together
  • diopter - noun a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists
  • dioxide - noun an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
  • dip - noun a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms;  a brief swim in water;  a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow;  a brief immersion;  tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped;  (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon;  a depression in an otherwise level surface;  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;  a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places;  verb stain an object by immersing it in a liquid;  go down momentarily;  scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface;  immerse in a disinfectant solution;  place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax;  dip into a liquid;  slope downwards; appear to move downward;  lower briefly;  dip into a liquid while eating;  immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  • diphtheria - noun acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
  • diplegia - noun paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body
  • diplococcus - noun Gram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs
  • diplopia - noun visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects
  • dipolar - adj. having equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles having opposite signs and separated by a small distance
  • dipped - adj. having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
  • dipsomania - noun an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
  • diptera - noun a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
  • direct - adj. lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short;  (of a current) flowing in one direction only;  extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action;  similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity;  moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth;  having no intervening persons, agents, conditions;  in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker;  being an immediate result or consequence;  in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child;  adv. without deviation;  verb command with authority;  give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction;  guide the actors in (plays and films);  be in charge of;  plan and direct (a complex undertaking);  specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public;  put an address on (an envelope);  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;  aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;  lead, as in the performance of a composition;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  cause to go somewhere;  take somebody somewhere
  • directed - adj. manageable by a supervising agent;  (often used in combination) having a specified direction
  • directing - adj. showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
  • direction - noun a general course along which something has a tendency to develop;  a message describing how something is to be done;  a line leading to a place or point;  the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves;  the act of setting and holding a course;  the act of managing something;  the concentration of attention or energy on something;  something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action;  a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
  • directly - adv. without deviation;  in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly;  without anyone or anything intervening;  without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  • director - noun someone who controls resources and expenditures; someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show;  member of a board of directors;  the person who leads a musical group;  the person who directs the making of a film
  • dirt - adj. (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel;  noun the state of being covered with unclean things; disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people;  the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock; obscene terms for feces
  • dirty - adj. unpleasantly stormy;  soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime;  (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency;  spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination;  unethical or dishonest; expressing or revealing hostility or dislike;  obtained illegally or by improper means;  (of a manuscript) defaced with changes;  vile; despicable;  (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; violating accepted standards or rules;  contaminated with infecting organisms;  verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
  • dis - noun god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto
  • disa - noun any orchid of the genus Disa; beautiful orchids with dark green leaves and usually hooded flowers; much prized as emblematic flowers in their native regions;  a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • disability - noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  • disabled - adj. markedly unable to function as a consequence of injury or illness;  so badly injured as to be excused from continuing; noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
  • disabuse - verb free somebody (from an erroneous belief)
  • disadvantage - noun the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position;  verb put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
  • disadvantageous - adj. constituting a disadvantage
  • disagree - verb be of different opinions;  be different from one another
  • disagreeable - adj. not to your liking;  not agreeing with your tastes or expectations
  • disappear - verb get lost, as without warning or explanation; become less intense and fade away gradually;  cease to exist; become invisible or unnoticeable
  • disappearance - noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation;  the event of passing out of sight;  ceasing to exist; gradually ceasing to be visible
  • disappearing - adj. quickly going away and passing out of sight; noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
  • disappoint - verb fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
  • disappointed - adj. disappointingly unsuccessful
  • disappointing - adj. not up to expectations
  • disappointment - noun an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone;  a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
  • disarrange - verb disturb the arrangement of;  destroy the arrangement or order of
  • disarticulate - verb separate at the joints
  • disaster - noun an act that has disastrous consequences;  an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;  a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
  • disastrous - adj. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
  • disc - noun a flat circular plate;  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored;  sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove;  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  • discard - noun getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable;  (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing to follow suit;  anything that is cast aside or discarded;  verbthrow or cast away
  • discarded - adj. thrown away
  • discernible - adj. perceptible by the senses or intellect;  capable of being seen or noticed;  capable of being perceived clearly
  • discharge - noun the act of discharging a gun;  the act of venting; the sudden giving off of energy;  the pouring forth of a fluid;  electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field;  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;  a substance that is emitted or released;  a formal written statement of relinquishment;  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart);  verb eliminate (substances) from the body; release from military service;  pour forth or release;  remove the charge from;  become empty or void of its content;  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;  cause to go off;  go off or discharge;  leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;  free from obligations or duties;  complete or carry out
  • discharged - adj. having lost your job;  set free as from prison or duty
  • disclike - adj. having a flat circular shape
  • disclose - verb disclose to view as by removing a cover;  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • disclosed - adj. made known (especially something secret or concealed);  no longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; `discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term
  • discoid - adj. having a flat circular shape
  • discoloration - noun the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded;  a soiled or discolored appearance
  • discolored - adj. having the color spoiled with spots or streaks
  • discomfiture - noun anxious embarrassment
  • discomfort - noun an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress;  the state of being tense and feeling pain
  • disconnected - adj. not plugged in or connected to a power source; having been divided; having the unity destroyed;  lacking orderly continuity;  (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply;  marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
  • discontent - adj. showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing;  noun a longing for something better than the present situation;  verb make dissatisfied
  • discontinuance - noun the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
  • discontinue - verb put an end to a state or an activity;  come or be at an end;  prevent completion
  • discontinued - adj. stopped permanently or temporarily
  • discord - noun strife resulting from a lack of agreement; disagreement among those expected to cooperate;  lack of agreement or harmony;  a harsh mixture of sounds;  verb be different from one another
  • discourage - verb deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged;  admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior;  try to prevent; show opposition to
  • discouraged - adj. lacking in resolution;  made less hopeful or enthusiastic
  • discouragement - noun the act of discouraging;  the expression of opposition and disapproval;  the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
  • discourse - noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing; an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic;  an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service);  verb to consider or examine in speech or writing;  talk at length and formally about a topic;  carry on a conversation
  • discover - verb make a discovery;  make a discovery, make a new finding;  see for the first time; make a discovery;  get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret;  discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; find unexpectedly
  • discoverable - adj. capable of being ascertained or found out
  • discovered - adj. no longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; `discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term; discovered or determined by scientific observation
  • discoverer - noun someone who is the first to observe something; someone who is the first to think of or make something
  • discovery - noun the act of discovering something;  a productive insight;  something that is discovered;  (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case
  • discredit - noun the state of being held in low esteem;  verb cause to be distrusted or disbelieved;  damage the reputation of;  reject as false; refuse to accept
  • discredited - adj. suffering shame;  being unjustly brought into disrepute
  • discrepancy - noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;  an event that departs from expectations
  • discrete - adj. constituting a separate entity or part
  • discreteness - noun the state of being several and distinct
  • discretion - noun the trait of judging wisely and objectively;  knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress;  freedom to act or judge on one's own;  the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies;  refined taste; tact
  • discriminating - adj. showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste;  marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions;  having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
  • discrimination - noun unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice;  the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
  • discuss - verb speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion;  to consider or examine in speech or writing
  • discussion - noun an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic;  an exchange of views on some topic
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • diseased - adj. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
  • disengage - verb become free;  release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles;  free or remove obstruction from
  • disfavor - noun an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group;  the state of being out of favor;  verb put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
  • disfigure - verb mar or spoil the appearance of
  • disfigured - adj. having the appearance spoiled
  • disfigurement - noun an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen;  the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
  • disgrace - noun a state of dishonor;  verb damage the reputation of; reduce in worth or character, usually verbally;  bring shame or dishonor upon
  • disguise - noun the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance;  any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity;  an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something;  verb make unrecognizable
  • disguised - adj. having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading
  • disgust - noun strong feelings of dislike;  verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of;  fill with distaste
  • disgusting - adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  • dish - noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food;  directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation;  a particular item of prepared food;  the quantity that a dish will hold;  an activity that you like or at which you are superior;  a very attractive or seductive looking woman;  verb make concave; shape like a dish;  provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • disheartening - adj. destructive of morale and self-reliance
  • dishonest - adj. deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive;  lacking truthfulness;  lacking honesty and oblivious to what is honorable;  capable of being corrupted
  • dishonesty - noun lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing;  the quality of being dishonest
  • disinclination - noun that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike;  a certain degree of unwillingness
  • disinfect - verb destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
  • disinfectant - adj. preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms;  noun an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  • disinfection - noun treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms
  • disintegrate - verb break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity;  lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current;  cause to undergo fission or lose particles
  • disintegration - noun total destruction;  the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation;  separation into component parts;  in a decomposed state
  • disjunction - noun state of being disconnected;  the act of breaking a connection
  • dislike - noun a feeling of aversion or antipathy;  an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group;  verb have or feel a dislike or distaste for
  • dislocate - verb put out of its usual place, position, or relationship; move out of position
  • dislocated - adj. separated at the joint
  • dislocation - noun the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue;  an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity;  a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
  • dislodge - verb remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied;  remove or force out from a position;  change place or direction
  • dislodgement - noun forced removal from a position of advantage
  • dismiss - verb bar from attention or consideration;  cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration;  end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave;  stop associating with;  declare void;  terminate the employment of
  • dismissed - adj. having lost your job
  • disorder - noun a disturbance of the peace or of public order; condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning;  a condition in which things are not in their expected places;  verb bring disorder to;  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
  • disordered - adj. not arranged in order;  lacking orderly continuity; thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
  • disorderly - adj. undisciplined and unruly;  in utter disorder; completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
  • disorganization - noun the disturbance of a systematic arrangement causing disorder and confusion;  a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted
  • disorganized - adj. lacking order or methodical arrangement or function
  • disparity - noun inequality or difference in some respect
  • dispel - verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings;  to cause to separate and go in different directions
  • dispensary - noun clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed
  • dispense - verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption;  give or apply (medications);  administer or bestow, as in small portions
  • dispensed - adj. distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions
  • disperse - verb move away from each other;  to cause to separate and go in different directions;  cause to separate;  cause to become widely known;  distribute loosely
  • dispersed - adj. distributed or spread over a considerable extent
  • displace - verb force to move;  take the place of;  move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment;  put out of its usual place, position, or relationship;  remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied;  cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense;  take the place of or have precedence over
  • displacement - noun act of removing from office or employment;  to move something from its natural environment;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one;  (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound;  act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics;  the act of uniform movement; an event in which something is displaced without rotation
  • display - noun something shown to the public;  a visual representation of something;  an electronic device that represents information in visual form;  something intended to communicate a particular impression;  exhibiting openly in public view;  behavior that makes your feelings public;  verb attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals;  to show, make visible or apparent; make clear and visible
  • disposal - noun the act or means of getting rid of something;  a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage;  the power to use something or someone;  a method of tending to (especially business) matters
  • dispose - verb make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief;  give, sell, or transfer to another;  make fit or prepared;  throw or cast away
  • disposed - adj. having made preparations;  (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
  • disposition - noun your usual mood;  a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing;  the act or means of getting rid of something;  an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
  • disproportion - noun lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
  • disproportionate - adj. not proportionate;  out of proportion
  • disprove - verb prove to be false
  • dispute - noun coming into conflict with;  a disagreement or argument about something important;  verb have a disagreement over something;  take exception to
  • disputed - adj. subject to disagreement and debate
  • disquieting - adj. causing mental discomfort
  • disregard - noun willful lack of care and attention;  lack of attention and due care;  verb give little or no attention to;  bar from attention or consideration;  refuse to acknowledge
  • disregarded - adj. not noticed inadvertently
  • disregarding - adv. in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks
  • disrepute - noun the state of being held in low esteem
  • disruptive - adj. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
  • dissatisfied - adj. in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
  • dissect - verb cut open or cut apart;  make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
  • dissected - adj. having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
  • dissection - noun cutting so as to separate into pieces;  detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work);  a minute and critical analysis
  • disseminating - adj. spreading by diffusion
  • dissemination - noun the property of being diffused or dispersed; the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate;  the act of dispersing or diffusing something
  • dissenting - adj. disagreeing, especially with a majority
  • dissimilar - adj. not similar;  marked by dissimilarity;  not alike or similar
  • dissipate - verb live a life or pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption;  spend frivolously and unwisely;  move away from each other;  to cause to separate and go in different directions
  • dissipated - adj. preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance;  unrestrained by convention or morality
  • dissipation - noun breaking up and scattering by dispersion; useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly;  dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
  • dissociation - noun the act of removing from association; (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions;  a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
  • dissolution - noun the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations);  separation into component parts;  the termination of a meeting;  dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure; the process of going into solution
  • dissolve - noun (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out;  verb declare void;  come to an end;  bring the association of to an end or cause to break up;  become or cause to become soft or liquid;  pass into a solution;  cause to go into a solution;  become weaker;  cause to fade away;  lose control emotionally;  cause to lose control emotionally;  stop functioning or cohering as a unit
  • dissolved - adj. (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
  • dissolving - adj. causing to dissolve;  noun the process of going into solution
  • distal - adj. situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone;  directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
  • distally - adv. far from the center
  • distance - noun the property created by the space between two objects or points;  size of the gap between two places;  indifference by personal withdrawal;  a distant region;  the interval between two times;  a remote point in time;  verb keep at a distance;  go far ahead of
  • distant - adj. apart in space;  separate or apart in time;  separated in space or coming from or going to a distance;  far apart in relevance or relationship;  remote in manner
  • distaste - noun a feeling of intense dislike
  • distasteful - adj. not pleasing in odor or taste;  highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  • distend - verb swell from or as if from internal pressure;  cause to expand as it by internal pressure;  become wider
  • distended - adj. abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination);  abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
  • distention - noun the act of expanding by pressure from within;  the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
  • distil - verb give off (a liquid);  undergo the process of distillation; extract by the process of distillation;  undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
  • distillate - noun a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
  • distillation - noun the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors;  a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
  • distinct - adj. recognizable; marked;  easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined;  (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality;  clearly or sharply defined to the mind;  constituting a separate entity or part
  • distinction - noun a distinguishing difference;  a distinguishing quality;  a discrimination between things as different and distinct; high status importance owing to marked superiority
  • distinctive - adj. of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing;  capable of being classified
  • distinctly - adv. clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment; to a distinct degree;  in a distinct and distinguishable manner
  • distinctness - noun the quality of being sharp and clear;  the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known;  the state of being several and distinct
  • distinguish - verb mark as different;  be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense;  identify as in botany or biology, for example;  make conspicuous or noteworthy; detect with the senses
  • distinguishable - adj. capable of being perceived as different or distinct;  (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
  • distinguished - adj. set apart from other such things;  used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person;  (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
  • distinguishing - adj. serving to distinguish or identify a species or group
  • distort - verb alter the shape of (something) by stress;  make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story;  affect as in thought or feeling;  form into a spiral shape;  twist and press out of shape
  • distorted - adj. having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented;  so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly; strained or wrenched out of normal shape
  • distortion - noun the mistake of misrepresenting the facts;  the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean;  a change for the worse;  a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal);  an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image;  a shape resulting from distortion
  • distress - noun the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim;  psychological suffering; extreme physical pain;  a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need);  verb cause mental pain to
  • distressed - adj. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; generalized feeling of distress;  afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief;  suffering severe physical strain or distress
  • distressing - adj. causing distress or worry or anxiety;  bad; unfortunate
  • distribute - verb give out;  administer or bestow, as in small portions; make available;  be mathematically distributive;  be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses;  spread throughout a given area; cause to become widely known;  distribute or disperse widely;  to arrange in a systematic order;  cause to be distributed
  • distributed - adj. spread out or scattered about or divided up
  • distribution - noun the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning;  the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer;  the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume;  (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
  • district - noun a region marked off for administrative or other purposes;  verb regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
  • distrust - noun the trait of not trusting others;  doubt about someone's honesty;  verb regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
  • disturb - verb damage as if by shaking or jarring;  move deeply; destroy the peace or tranquility of;  tamper with;  change the arrangement or position of
  • disturbance - noun the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion;  a disorderly outburst or tumult;  an unhappy and worried mental state;  a noisy fight;  activity that is an intrusion or interruption;  electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication;  (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
  • disturbed - adj. emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships;  having the place or position changed; affected with madness or insanity;  afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
  • disturbing - adj. causing distress or worry or anxiety
  • disuse - noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
  • diuresis - noun increased secretion of urine; if not due to increased liquid intake or to the action of a diuretic drug it can be a symptom of diabetes mellitus
  • diuretic - noun any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine
  • diurnal - adj. having a daily cycle or occurring every day;  belonging to or active during the day
  • diver - noun someone who dives (into water);  someone who works underwater;  large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
  • diverge - verb move or draw apart;  extend in a different direction; have no limits as a mathematical series;  be at variance with; be out of line with
  • divergence - noun the act of moving away in different direction from a common point;  an infinite series that has no limit;  a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
  • divergent - adj. tending to move apart in different directions; diverging from another or from a standard
  • diverging - adj. tending to move apart in different directions
  • divers - adj. many and different
  • diverse - adj. distinctly dissimilar or unlike;  many and different
  • diversified - adj. having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety
  • diversion - noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern);  an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates;  an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
  • diversity - noun the condition or result of being changed;  noticeable heterogeneity
  • divert - verb send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one;  withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions;  turn aside; turn away from;  occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
  • diverted - adj. pleasantly occupied
  • diverticulitis - noun inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
  • diverticulum - noun a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
  • divest - verb reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment); deprive of status or authority;  remove (someone's or one's own) clothes;  take away possessions from someone
  • divide - noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility);  a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems;  verb perform a division; separate into parts or portions;  force, take, or pull apart;  come apart; make a division or separation;  act as a barrier between; stand between
  • divided - adj. distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose;  having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions;  separated into parts or pieces
  • dividing - adj. serving simply to separate or partition;  serving to divide or marking a division
  • diving - noun an athletic competition that involves diving into water; a headlong plunge into water
  • divisible - adj. capable of being or liable to be divided or separated
  • division - noun the act or process of dividing;  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart;  an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed;  discord that splits a group;  an army unit large enough to sustain combat;  a group of ships of similar type;  a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings;  an administrative unit in government or business;  (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum;  (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category;  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a league ranked by quality
  • divulge - verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • dizziness - noun a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
  • dizzy - adj. having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling; lacking seriousness; given to frivolity;  verb make dizzy or giddy
  • dj - noun a person who announces and plays popular recorded music;  verb comment on music to be played
  • dl - noun a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
  • do - noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization;  doctor's degree in osteopathy;  an uproarious party; verb create or design, often in a certain way;  travel or traverse (a distance);  carry on or manage;  get (something) done;  proceed or get along;  behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself;  arrange attractively;  give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;  carry out or perform an action;  engage in;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;  spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • docile - adj. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; easily handled or managed;  ready and willing to be taught
  • docility - noun the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
  • doctor - noun children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office;  a licensed medical practitioner;  a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution;  (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching;  verb give medical treatment to;  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;  alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
  • doctrine - noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  • dog - noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds;  informal term for a man; metal supports for logs in a fireplace;  a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward;  a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll;  someone who is morally reprehensible;  a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; verb go after with the intent to catch
  • dogmatic - adj. characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles;  relating to or involving dogma;  of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
  • dogwood - noun a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers;  hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood
  • dolichocephalic - adj. having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75;  noun an adult with a long narrow head
  • dollar - noun a symbol of commercialism or greed;  a United States coin worth one dollar;  a piece of paper money worth one dollar;  the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
  • dome-shaped - adj. having the shape of a dome
  • domestic - adj. produced in a particular country;  of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation;  of or involving the home or family;  converted or adapted to domestic use;  of or relating to the home;  noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
  • dominant - adj. exercising influence or control;  (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar;  noun(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale;  an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
  • dominate - verb have dominance or the power to defeat over;  be in control;  look down on;  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • dominated - adj. controlled or ruled by superior authority or power; harassed by persistent nagging
  • domination - noun social control by dominating;  power to dominate or defeat
  • dominion - noun one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth;  dominance or power through legal authority;  a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  • don - noun a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename;  a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov;  Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu;  a Spanish gentleman or nobleman;  the head of an organized crime family; teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford);  verb put clothing on one's body
  • donated - adj. given freely especially to a cause or fund
  • done - adj. cooked until ready to serve;  having finished or arrived at completion
  • donna - noun an Italian woman of rank
  • donor - noun person who makes a gift of property;  (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
  • door - noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle;  a room that is entered via a door;  a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road);  anything providing a means of access (or escape);  the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
  • doorway - noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
  • dormant - adj. inactive but capable of becoming active;  of e.g. volcanos; not erupting and not extinct;  in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
  • dorsal - adj. belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part;  facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
  • dorsally - adv. in a dorsal location or direction
  • dorsiflexion - noun the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
  • dorsum - noun the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part);  the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
  • dosage - noun the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
  • dose - noun a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time; the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;  a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact;  verb treat with an agent; add (an agent) to;  administer a drug to
  • dosed - adj. treated with some kind of application
  • dote - verb shower with love; show excessive affection for;  be foolish or senile due to old age
  • dotted - adj. having a pattern of dots;  having gaps or spaces
  • double - adj. having two meanings with intent to deceive;  large enough for two;  twice as great or many;  consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs;  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities;  used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements;  used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis;  adv. two together;  downward and forward;  to double the degree;  noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base;  a quantity that is twice as great as another; someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);  a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2;  verb increase twofold;  hit a two-base hit;  do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions;  bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit); make or do or perform again;  bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
  • double-edged - adj. capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways
  • doubled - adj. twice as great or many
  • doubling - noun raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; increase by a factor of two
  • doubly - adv. to double the degree;  in a twofold manner
  • doubt - noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something;  the state of being unsure of something;  verb consider unlikely or have doubts about;  lack confidence in or have doubts about
  • doubtful - adj. fraught with uncertainty or doubt;  open to doubt or suspicion;  unsettled in mind or opinion
  • doubtfully - adv. in a doubtful manner
  • doubting - adj. marked by or given to doubt
  • doubtless - adv. with certainty
  • douche - noun irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents;  a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas;  verb direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
  • dough - noun a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll;  informal terms for money
  • doughy - adj. having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking
  • douglas - noun United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)
  • dovetail - noun a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises;  verb fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
  • down - adj. not functioning (temporarily or permanently);  shut; understood perfectly;  being put out by a strikeout;  extending or moving from a higher to a lower place;  becoming progressively lower;  being or moving lower in position or less in some value;  low in spirits;  lower than previously;  adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position;  away from a more central or a more northerly place;  paid in cash at time of purchase;  in an inactive or inoperative state;  to a lower intensity;  from an earlier time;  noun(American football) a complete play to advance the football;  soft fine feathers;  fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs);  (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil;  English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896);  verb bring down or defeat (an opponent);  cause to come or go down;  shoot at and force to come down;  improve or perfect by pruning or polishing;  eat immoderately;  drink down entirely
  • downstairs - adj. on or of lower floors of a building;  adv. on a floor below
  • downward - adj. extending or moving from a higher to a lower place;  adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
  • downwards - adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
  • downy - adj. covered with fine soft hairs or down;  like down or as soft as down
  • doyen - noun a man who is the senior member of a group
  • drachma - noun formerly the basic unit of money in Greece;  a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
  • draft - noun the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling;  a dose of liquid medicine;  a preliminary sketch of a design or picture;  a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace;  the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded); preliminary version of a written work;  a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;  a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle);  a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another;  a large and hurried swallow; compulsory military service;  verb draw up an outline or sketch for something;  engage somebody to enter the army;  make a blueprint of
  • drag - noun the act of dragging (pulling with force);  clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man);  something tedious and boring; something that slows or delays progress;  the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid;  a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke);  verb proceed for an extended period of time;  persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting;  pull, as against a resistance;  to lag or linger behind;  move slowly and as if with great effort;  use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu;  suck in or take (air);  search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost;  draw slowly or heavily;  walk without lifting the feet;  force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
  • dragging - adj. marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner; passing painfully or tediously slowly
  • drain - noun emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it;  a gradual depletion of energy or resources;  a pipe through which liquid is carried away;  tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material;  verb empty of liquid; drain the liquid from;  deplete of resources;  flow off gradually; make weak
  • drainage - noun emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
  • drained - adj. emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid);  drained of electric charge; discharged;  very tired
  • draining - adj. having a debilitating effect
  • dram - noun the basic unit of money in Armenia;  1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams;  a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
  • dramatization - noun a dramatic representation;  conversion into dramatic form
  • drapery - noun cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds; hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • drastic - adj. forceful and extreme and rigorous
  • draught - noun the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling;  a large and hurried swallow;  a dose of liquid medicine;  the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded);  a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;  a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle);  verb make a blueprint of
  • draughts - noun a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
  • draw - noun the act of drawing or hauling something;  poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage;  a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;  the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided;  a gully that is shallower than a ravine;  a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer;  an entertainer who attracts large audiences;  verb cause to localize at one point;  flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching;  steep; pass through a strainer;  reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die;  contract; bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition;  select or take in from a given group or region;  make, formulate, or derive in the mind;  choose at random;  move or pull so as to cover or uncover something;  earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; engage in drawing;  represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface;  write a legal document or paper; elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.;  take liquid out of a container or well;  bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover;  move or go steadily or gradually;  cause to flow;  pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him;  require a specified depth for floating;  allow a draft;  remove the entrails of;  give a description of;  finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;  suck in or take (air);  guide or pass over something;  pull back the sling of (a bow);  thread on or as if on a string;  cause to move by pulling;  direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes;  take in, also metaphorically;  make a mark or lines on a surface;  cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense;  get or derive;  remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
  • drawback - noun the quality of being a hindrance
  • drawers - noun underpants worn by men;  underpants worn by women
  • drawing - noun act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source;  the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams;  a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines;  an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine;  the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling; players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
  • drawn - adj. having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut; used of vehicles pulled forward (often used in combination);  showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
  • dray - noun a low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage
  • dread - adj. causing fear or dread or terror;  noun fearful expectation or anticipation;  verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
  • dreaded - adj. causing fear or dread or terror
  • dreadful - adj. very unpleasant;  causing fear or dread or terror; exceptionally bad or displeasing
  • dream - noun a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality;  a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep;  imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake;  someone or something wonderful;  a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe);  a cherished desire;  verbhave a daydream; indulge in a fantasy;  experience while sleeping
  • dreaming - noun a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep;  imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
  • drenched - adj. abundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination;  wet through and through; thoroughly wet
  • drenching - noun the act of making something completely wet
  • dresden - noun a city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River; it was almost totally destroyed by British air raids in 1945
  • dress - adj. (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes;  suitable for formal occasions;  noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice;  clothing in general;  clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion;  verb arrange attractively;  dress in a certain manner;  give a neat appearance to;  put on clothes;  provide with clothes or put clothes on;  apply a bandage or medication to;  convert into leather;  kill and prepare for market or consumption;  cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width;  put a finish on;  put a dressing on;  provide with decoration;  arrange in ranks; dress or groom with elaborate care;  cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of;  decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
  • dressed - adj. dressed in fancy or formal clothing;  (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth;  treated with medications and protective covering;  dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination
  • dresser - noun a cabinet with shelves;  a wardrobe assistant for an actor;  a person who dresses in a particular way;  furniture with drawers for keeping clothes;  low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
  • dressing - noun the act of applying a bandage;  the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes;  processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather;  a cloth covering for a wound or sore;  savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type;  making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure;  a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
  • drib - noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
  • dribbling - noun the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
  • dried - adj. preserved by removing natural moisture;  not still wet
  • drier - noun an appliance that removes moisture;  a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
  • drift - noun a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine;  the pervading meaning or tenor;  a general tendency to change (as of opinion);  something that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents;  a force that moves something along;  the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane);  a process of linguistic change over a period of time; verb be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; be subject to fluctuation;  drive slowly and far afield for grazing; cause to be carried by a current;  move in an unhurried fashion;  vary or move from a fixed point or course;  move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;  be in motion due to some air or water current;  wander from a direct course or at random;  live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
  • drill - noun (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms;  similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored;  a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows);  systematic training by multiple repetitions;  verb train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons; undergo military training or do military exercises;  learn by repetition; teach by repetition;  make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool
  • drilled - adj. trained in a skill by repetitious practice
  • drink - noun the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess;  a single serving of a beverage;  any large deep body of water;  the act of swallowing;  any liquid suitable for drinking;  verb take in liquids; consume alcohol;  drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic;  be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; propose a toast to
  • drinker - noun a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess);  a person who drinks liquids
  • drinking - noun the act of consuming liquids;  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
  • drinking water - noun water suitable for drinking
  • dripping - adj. having liquid falling in drops;  wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears;  adv. extremely wet;  noun a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house);  the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
  • drive - noun the act of applying force to propel something;  a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile);  the act of driving a herd of animals overland;  (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash);  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver;  a wide scenic road planted with trees;  a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine;  (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium;  the trait of being highly motivated;  a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire;  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;  a road leading up to a private house;  verbmove into a desired direction of discourse;  hunting: chase from cover into more open ground;  hunting: search for game;  cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; excavate horizontally;  hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically;  strike with a driver, as in teeing off; cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force;  push, propel, or press with force;  compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment;  travel or be transported in a vehicle;  proceed along in a vehicle;  operate or control a vehicle; urge forward;  cause someone or something to move by driving; move by being propelled by a force;  work as a driver;  to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly;  have certain properties when driven;  cause to move back by force or influence;  force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • driven - adj. urged or forced to action through moral pressure; compelled forcibly by an outside agency;  strongly motivated to succeed
  • driver - noun a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee;  (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device;  the operator of a motor vehicle;  a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver;  someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
  • driving - adj. having the power of driving or impelling;  acting with vigor;  noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal;  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
  • drome - noun an airfield equipped with control tower and hangers as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
  • droop - noun a shape that sags;  verb hang loosely or laxly;  become limp;  droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  • drooping - adj. hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness); weak from exhaustion;  having branches or flower heads that bend downward
  • drop - noun the act of dropping something;  a central depository where things can be left or picked up;  a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity;  a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity;  a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property);  a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid);  a shape that is spherical and small;  a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery;  a steep high face of rock;  verb give birth; used for animals;  stop pursuing or acting;  go down in value; change from one level to another;  utter casually;  lose (a game); leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;  to fall vertically; let fall to the ground;  terminate an association with;  grow worse; lower the pitch of (musical notes);  leave undone or leave out;  cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow;  get rid of;  let or cause to fall in drops;  fall or drop to a lower place or level;  pay out;  stop associating with;  hang freely
  • droplet - noun a tiny drop
  • dropped - adj. (used of a mammal) born
  • dropper - noun pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
  • dropping - adj. coming down freely under the influence of gravity
  • dropsical - adj. swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
  • dropsy - noun swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
  • drowned - adj. dead by drowning
  • drowsiness - noun a very sleepy state
  • drowsy - adj. showing lack of attention or boredom;  half asleep
  • drug - noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic;  verbadminister a drug to;  use recreational drugs
  • drugged - adj. under the influence of narcotics
  • drugging - noun the administration of a sedative agent or drug
  • druggist - noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
  • drum - noun small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise;  a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end;  a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids;  the sound of a drum;  a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes;  a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends; verb play a percussion instrument;  make a rhythmic sound;  study intensively, as before an exam
  • drum-like - adj. shaped in a form resembling a drum
  • drumhead - adj. performed speedily and without formality;  noun a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  • drumstick - noun a stick used for playing a drum;  the lower joint of the leg of a fowl
  • drunk - adj. stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol);  as if under the influence of alcohol;  nounsomeone who is intoxicated;  a chronic drinker
  • drunkard - noun a chronic drinker
  • drunken - adj. given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
  • drunkenness - noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol;  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess;  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
  • dry - adj. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; lacking warmth or emotional involvement;  having a large proportion of strong liquor;  without a mucous or watery discharge;  humorously sarcastic or mocking;  (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish;  having no adornment or coloration;  unproductive especially of the expected results;  used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones;  lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless;  (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation;  not shedding tears;  free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet;  not producing milk;  opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages;  lacking moisture or volatile components;  noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages;  verb remove the moisture from and make dry;  become dry or drier
  • dryness - noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water);  objectivity and detachment;  moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
  • dual - adj. a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural);  consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs;  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
  • duce - noun leader
  • duck - noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs;  a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents;  flesh of a duck (domestic or wild);  (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman;  verb to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away;  submerge or plunge suddenly;  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);  dip into a liquid
  • duckbill - adj. having a beak resembling that of a duck;  noun small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae;  primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout
  • duct - noun an enclosed conduit for a fluid;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
  • ductile - adj. capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out;  easily influenced
  • ductless - adj. not having a duct
  • due - adj. owed and payable immediately or on demand;  suitable to or expected in the circumstances;  scheduled to arrive;  adv. directly or exactly; straight;  noun that which is deserved or owed;  a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
  • dug - noun an udder or breast or teat
  • duke - noun a British peer of the highest rank;  a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
  • dull - adj. (of business) not active or brisk;  emitting or reflecting very little light;  (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted;  darkened with overcast;  not having a sharp edge or point;  not keenly felt; lacking in liveliness or animation;  being or made softer or less loud or clear;  not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft;  blunted in responsiveness or sensibility;  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;  so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness;  verb make less lively or vigorous;  become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness;  make dull in appearance;  make dull or blunt; become less interesting or attractive;  make numb or insensitive; deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  • dulled - adj. deprived of color;  having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure;  made dull or blunt
  • dullness - noun without sharpness or clearness of edge or point; lack of sensibility;  a lack of visual brightness;  the quality of lacking interestingness;  the quality of being slow to understand
  • duly - adv. at the proper time
  • dumas - noun French writer remembered for his swashbuckling historical tales (1802-1870)
  • dumb - adj. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness; lacking the power of human speech;  unable to speak temporarily; slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
  • dumbbell - noun an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle;  an ignorant or foolish person
  • duo - noun a musical composition for two performers;  a pair who associate with one another;  two performers or singers who perform together;  two items of the same kind
  • duodenal - adj. in or relating to the duodenum
  • duodenum - noun the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
  • duplex - adj. allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously;  (used technically of a device or process) having two parts;  noun an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase;  a house with two units sharing a common wall;  verb change into a duplex
  • duplicate - adj. being two identical;  identically copied from an original;  noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; something additional of the same kind;  verb make or do or perform again;  make a duplicate or duplicates of;  increase twofold;  duplicate or match
  • duplication - noun the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something;  a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
  • dura - noun the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
  • durable - adj. existing for a long time;  very long lasting;  serviceable for a long time
  • dural - adj. of or relating to the dura mater
  • duration - noun continuance in time;  the property of enduring or continuing in time;  the period of time during which something continues
  • dusky - adj. lighted by or as if by twilight;  naturally having skin of a dark color
  • dust - noun fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air;  free microscopic particles of solid material;  the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up;  verb remove the dust from;  rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape;  cover with a light dusting of a substance;  distribute loosely
  • dusting powder - noun a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)
  • dusty - adj. covered with a layer of dust;  lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
  • dutch - adj. of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture; noun the West Germanic language of the Netherlands;  the people of the Netherlands
  • duty - noun work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons;  the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force;  a government tax on imports or exports
  • dwarf - noun a person who is markedly small;  a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure;  verb check the growth of;  make appear small by comparison
  • dwell - verb inhabit or live in;  originate (in);  think moodily or anxiously about something;  come back to
  • dwelling house - noun housing that someone is living in
  • dye - noun a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair;  verb color with dye
  • dyeing - noun the use of dye to change the color of something permanently
  • dyer - noun someone whose job is to dye cloth
  • dying - adj. in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be;  eagerly desirous;  noun the time when something ends
  • dynamic - adj. characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality;  of or relating to dynamics;  expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water');  noun an efficient incentive
  • dynamically - adv. in a forceful dynamic manner
  • dynamics - noun the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
  • dyne - noun a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram
  • dyscrasia - noun an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body
  • dysentery - noun an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
  • dysmenorrhea - noun painful menstruation
  • dyspepsia - noun a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
  • dyspeptic - adj. suffering from dyspepsia;  irritable as if suffering from indigestion;  noun a person suffering from indigestion
  • dysphagia - noun condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful
  • dysphasia - noun an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
  • dysphonia - noun speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
  • dyspnea - noun difficult or labored respiration
  • dystrophy - noun any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition;  any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
  • dysuria - noun painful or difficult urination
  • e - noun the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet;  the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately equal to 2.718282...;  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees;  a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons;  a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
  • ea - noun the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element
  • each - adj. (used of count nouns) every one considered individually; adv. to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)
  • eagerly - adv. with eagerness; in an eager manner
  • ear - noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium;  good hearing;  attention to what is said;  fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn;  the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  • earache - noun an ache localized in the middle or inner ear
  • earl - noun a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount
  • earlier - adj. (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early;  adv. earlier in time; previously;  before now; comparatives of `soon' or `early'
  • earliest - adj. (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early;  adv. with the least delay
  • early - adj. at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time;  being or occurring at an early stage of development;  of an early stage in the development of a language or literature;  very young;  belonging to the distant past; expected in the near future;  adv. before the usual time or the time expected;  in good time;  during an early stage
  • earnest - adj. characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions;  not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal;  earnest;  noun something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
  • earth - noun the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell);  the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on;  the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface;  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles);  a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage);  the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife;  the solid part of the earth's surface;  verb connect to the earth;  hide in the earth like a hunted animal
  • earthen - adj. made of earth (or baked clay)
  • earthworm - noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
  • earthy - adj. hearty and lusty;  not far removed from or suggestive of nature;  of or consisting of or resembling earth;  conspicuously and tastelessly indecent;  sensible and practical
  • ease - noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort;  freedom from constraint or embarrassment;  a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state;  freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);  the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress);  verb move gently or carefully;  lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate;  make easier; lessen the intensity of or calm
  • eased - adj. (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
  • easily - adv. without question;  with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily');  indicating high probability; in all likelihood
  • east - adj. situated in or facing or moving toward the east;  adv. to, toward, or in the east;  noun the countries of Asia;  the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River;  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  • eastern - adj. lying toward or situated in the east;  relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world;  of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States;  from the east; used especially of winds;  lying in or toward the east
  • easy - adj. obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally;  less in demand and therefore readily obtainable;  casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior;  affording comfort;  not strict;  posing no difficulty; requiring little effort;  free from worry or anxiety;  marked by moderate steepness;  having little impact;  not hurried or forced; affording pleasure;  readily exploited or tricked;  in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich;  adv. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship;  with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily');  without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
  • eat - verb eat a meal; take a meal;  take in solid food;  worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way;  cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid;  use up (resources or materials);  take in food; used of animals only
  • eater - noun any green goods that are good to eat;  someone who consumes food for nourishment
  • eating - noun the act of consuming food
  • eats - noun informal terms for a meal
  • ebb - noun the outward flow of the tide;  a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number);  verb fall away or decline;  hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb;  flow back or recede
  • ebonite - noun a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
  • ebony - adj. of a very dark black;  noun tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork;  hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys;  a very dark black
  • ebullition - noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
  • ec - noun an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • eccentricity - noun strange and unconventional behavior;  a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path; (geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis
  • ecchymosis - noun the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin;  the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
  • echinococcus - noun tapeworms whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals
  • echo - noun the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped; a reply that repeats what has just been said;  (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained;  verb call to mind;  to say again or imitate;  ring or echo with sound
  • echolalia - noun (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia);  an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
  • eclampsia - noun a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
  • eclectic - adj. selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas; noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
  • economic - adj. using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness;  financially rewarding;  concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money);  of or relating to the science of economics;  of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
  • economical - adj. avoiding waste;  using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness;  of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
  • economy - noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost;  frugality in the expenditure of money or resources;  the efficient use of resources;  the system of production and distribution and consumption
  • ecstasy - noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;  a state of elated bliss;  street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  • ect - noun the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
  • ectasia - noun dilatation or distension of a hollow organ
  • ectoparasite - noun any external parasitic organism (as fleas)
  • ectopia - noun abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
  • ectopic - adj. exhibiting ectopia
  • ectoplasm - noun the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm; (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
  • eczema - noun generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
  • ed - noun impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
  • edam - noun mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls encased in a red covering
  • edema - noun swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
  • edematous - adj. swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
  • edgar - noun the younger brother of Edwy who became king of Northumbria when it renounced Edwy; on Edwy's death he succeeded to the throne of England (944-975)
  • edge - noun a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object;  a strip near the boundary of an object;  a slight competitive advantage;  the attribute of urgency;  the boundary of a surface;  a line determining the limits of an area;  verb provide with an edge;  advance slowly, as if by inches;  lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;  provide with a border or edge
  • edged - adj. having a specified kind of border or edge;  having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination;  (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
  • edgewise - adv. as if by an edge; barely;  with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge
  • edible - adj. suitable for use as food;  noun any substance that can be used as food
  • edinburgh - noun the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
  • edition - noun the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published;  an issue of a newspaper;  all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time;  something a little different from others of the same type
  • editor - noun a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine);  (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
  • educate - verb give an education to;  train to be discriminative in taste or judgment;  create by training and teaching
  • educated - adj. possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge);  having or based on relevant experience
  • education - noun the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university);  the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill;  the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior);  the gradual process of acquiring knowledge;  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction;  the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
  • educational - adj. providing knowledge;  relating to the process of education
  • educative - adj. resulting in education
  • edward - noun son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376);  third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964);  King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307);  King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327); son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377);  King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483);  King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483);  King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553);  King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910);  King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
  • ee - noun the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication
  • effacement - noun withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous;  shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
  • effect - noun (of a law) having legal validity;  an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived);  the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work;  a symptom caused by an illness or a drug;  an outward appearance;  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;  verb produce;  act so as to bring into existence
  • effected - adj. settled securely and unconditionally
  • effective - adj. existing in fact; not theoretical; real;  able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively;  exerting force or influence;  producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect;  works well as a means or remedy;  ready for service
  • effectively - adv. in actuality or reality or fact;  in an effective manner
  • effectiveness - noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect;  capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
  • effects - noun property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
  • effectual - adj. producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect;  having legal efficacy or force
  • effectually - adv. in an effectual manner
  • efferent - adj. of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS;  noun a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
  • effervescence - noun the process of bubbling as gas escapes;  the property of giving off bubbles
  • effervescent - adj. (of a liquid) giving off bubbles;  marked by high spirits or excitement;  used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide
  • effervescing - adj. emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
  • effete - adj. marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
  • efficacious - adj. marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect;  producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
  • efficacy - noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
  • efficiency - noun skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort;  the ratio of the output to the input of any system
  • efficient - adj. being effective without wasting time or effort or expense;  able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
  • efficiently - adv. in an efficient manner
  • effleurage - noun a rhythmic stroking
  • effloresce - verb become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation;  come into or as if into flower;  assume crystalline form; become crystallized
  • efflorescence - noun a powdery deposit on a surface;  the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms;  any red eruption of the skin;  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  • efflorescent - adj. bursting into flower
  • effluent - adj. that is flowing outward;  noun water mixed with waste matter
  • effort - noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work;  a notable achievement;  earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something;  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
  • effusion - noun flow under pressure;  an unrestrained expression of emotion
  • egg - noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds;  oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food;  one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens;  verb coat with beaten egg;  throw eggs at
  • egg-shaped - adj. rounded like an egg
  • eggnog - noun a punch made of sweetened milk or cream mixed with eggs and usually alcoholic liquor
  • eggs - noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
  • ego - noun (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind;  an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others;  your consciousness of your own identity
  • egress - noun the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent; (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse; the becoming visible;  verb come out of
  • egypt - noun a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC;  an ancient empire west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
  • egyptian - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language;  noun the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC; a native or inhabitant of Egypt
  • ehrlich - noun German bacteriologist who found a `magic bullet' to cure syphilis and was a pioneer in the study of immunology (1854-1915)
  • eight - adj. being one more than seven;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one;  a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
  • eighteen - adj. being one more than seventeen;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of seventeen and one
  • eighteenth - adj. coming next after the seventeenth in position; noun position 18 in a countable series of things
  • eighth - adj. coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position;  noun position eight in a countable series of things;  one part in eight equal parts
  • eightieth - adj. the ordinal number of eighty in counting order;  nounposition 80 in a countable series of things
  • eighty - adj. being ten more than seventy;  noun the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight
  • either - adv. after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like `likewise' or `also'
  • el - noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level;  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
  • elaborate - adj. marked by complexity and richness of detail; developed or executed with care and in minute detail;  verb work out in detail;  add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;  produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; make more complex, intricate, or richer
  • elaborated - adj. developed or executed with care and in minute detail
  • elapse - verb pass by
  • elapsed - adj. (of time) having passed or slipped by
  • elastic - adj. capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy;  able to adjust readily to different conditions; noun a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material;  a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
  • elasticity - noun the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
  • elation - noun a feeling of joy and pride;  an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
  • elbow - noun the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow;  the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint;  a sharp bend in a road or river;  a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it; hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped;  verb shove one's elbow into another person's ribs;  push one's way with the elbows
  • elbow joint - noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
  • elder - adj. used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son;  noun a person who is older than you are;  any of various church officers;  any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
  • elderly - adj. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);  noun people who are old collectively
  • elect - adj. selected as the best;  noun an exclusive group of people; verb choose;  select by a vote for an office or membership
  • elected - adj. subject to popular election
  • election - noun the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice;  a vote to select the winner of a position or political office;  the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists);  the status or fact of being elected
  • electric - adj. affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling;  (of a situation) exceptionally tense;  using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity;  noun a car that is powered by electricity
  • electric light - noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
  • electrical - adj. relating to or concerned with electricity;  using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
  • electrically - adv. by electricity
  • electricity - noun keen and shared excitement;  a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons;  energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
  • electrocautery - noun application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
  • electrocution - noun killing by electric shock;  execution by electricity
  • electrode - noun a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
  • electrolysis - noun removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root;  (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
  • electrolytic - adj. of or relating to or containing an electrolyte;  of or concerned with or produced by electrolysis;  noun a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
  • electromagnet - noun a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
  • electromagnetic - adj. pertaining to or exhibiting magnetism produced by electric charge in motion
  • electromotive - adj. concerned with or producing electric current
  • electronegative - adj. having a negative electric charge
  • electropositive - adj. having a positive electric charge
  • electrotherapy - noun the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
  • elegant - adj. refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style;  displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution;  suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
  • element - noun the most favorable environment for a plant or animal;  a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone;  the situation in which you are happiest and most effective;  one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe;  an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system;  an abstract part of something;  any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
  • elementary - adj. easy and not involved or complicated;  of or being the essential or basic part
  • elements - noun violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
  • elephant - noun five-toed pachyderm;  the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
  • elephantiasis - noun hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
  • elevate - verb raise in rank or condition;  raise from a lower to a higher position;  give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  • elevated - adj. raised above the ground;  raised above ground level; on elevated rails;  noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  • elevation - noun drawing of an exterior of a structure;  (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump;  distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level);  the event of something being raised upward;  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object);  the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something;  a raised or elevated geological formation;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • elevator - noun lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building;  the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
  • eleven - adj. being one more than ten;  noun the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one;  a team that plays football
  • eleventh - adj. coming next after the tenth and just before the twelfth in position;  noun position 11 in a countable series of things
  • elicit - verb derive by reason;  deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning);  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • elicited - adj. called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
  • eligible - adj. qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
  • eliminate - verb kill in large numbers;  terminate or take out;  remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations;  remove from a contest or race;  eliminate from the body;  dismiss from consideration or a contest;  do away with
  • elimination - noun the murder of a competitor;  the act of removing or getting rid of something;  the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations;  analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives;  the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • eliot - noun British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880);  British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
  • elixir - noun a substance believed to cure all ills;  a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste;  a hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
  • elliptic - adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements;  of a leaf shape; in the form of an ellipse;  rounded like an egg
  • elliptical - adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements;  rounded like an egg
  • elm - noun any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees;  hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture
  • elongated - adj. drawn out or made longer spatially;  having notably more length than width; being long and slender
  • elongation - noun the act of lengthening something;  an addition to the length of something;  the quality of being elongated
  • else - adj. other than what is under consideration or implied;  adv.(usually used with `or') if not, then;  additional to or different from this one or place or time or manner
  • elsewhere - adv. in or to another place
  • elucidate - verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; make clear and (more) comprehensible
  • elude - verb escape, either physically or mentally;  be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by;  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • eluding - noun the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
  • em - noun a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing;  the square of a body of any size of type
  • emaciated - adj. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • emaciation - noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
  • emancipation - noun freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
  • embarrass - verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious;  hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
  • embarrassed - adj. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride;  caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable; feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
  • embarrassment - noun some event that causes someone to be embarrassed;  the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public;  the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy);  extreme excess
  • embed - verb attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war;  fix or set securely or deeply
  • embedded - adj. inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole; enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
  • embodied - adj. expressed by;  possessing or existing in bodily form
  • embody - verb represent, as of a character on stage;  represent or express something abstract in tangible form;  represent in bodily form
  • embolic - adj. of or relating to an embolism or embolus
  • embolism - noun occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle);  an insertion into a calendar
  • embolus - noun an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
  • embossed - adj. embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
  • embrace - noun a close affectionate and protective acceptance;  the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection);  the state of taking in or encircling;  verb squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness;  include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory;  take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
  • embracing - noun the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
  • embrocation - noun a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
  • embroidery - noun decorative needlework;  elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
  • embryo - noun an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life;  (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • embryonal - adj. of an organism prior to birth or hatching
  • embryonic - adj. in an early stage of development;  of an organism prior to birth or hatching
  • emerge - verb come out into view, as from concealment;  become known or apparent;  come up to the surface of or rise;  come out of; happen or occur as a result of something
  • emergence - noun the act of emerging;  the becoming visible;  the gradual beginning or coming forth;  the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
  • emergency - noun a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action;  a state in which martial law applies;  a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
  • emergent - adj. coming into existence;  occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
  • emerging - adj. coming to maturity;  coming into view;  coming into existence
  • emeritus - adj. honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'; `retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive;  noun a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
  • emerson - noun United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
  • emery - noun a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)
  • emesis - noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • emetic - noun a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
  • emigrate - verb leave one's country of residence for a new one
  • emigration - noun migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
  • eminence - noun high status importance owing to marked superiority;  a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
  • eminent - adj. of imposing height; especially standing out above others;  having achieved eminence;  standing above others in quality or position;  (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
  • eminently - adv. in an eminent manner
  • emissary - noun someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  • emission - noun the act of emitting; causing to flow forth;  the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe);  the release of electrons from parent atoms;  any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body;  a substance that is emitted or released
  • emit - verb expel (gases or odors);  give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.;  express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  • emmenagogue - noun any agent that promotes menstrual discharge
  • emmet - noun social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
  • emmetropia - noun (ophthalmology) the normal refractive condition of the eye in which there is clear focus of light on the retina
  • emmetropic - adj. of or relating to the normal condition of the eye in which visual images are in clear focus on the retina
  • emollient - adj. having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin;  noun toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
  • emotion - noun any strong feeling
  • emotional - adj. of more than usual emotion;  determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason;  of or pertaining to emotion; (of persons) excessively affected by emotion;  extravagantly demonstrative
  • emphasis - noun special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.;  special importance or significance;  intensity or forcefulness of expression;  the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
  • emphasize - verb to stress, single out as important;  give extra weight to (a communication)
  • emphasized - adj. spoken with emphasis
  • emphasizing - noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
  • emphatic - adj. forceful and definite in expression or action;  sudden and strong;  spoken with emphasis
  • emphatically - adv. without question and beyond doubt
  • emphysema - noun an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
  • emphysematous - adj. relating to or resembling or being emphysema
  • empirical - adj. derived from experiment and observation rather than theory;  relying on medical quackery
  • employ - noun the state of being employed or having a job;  verb put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;  engage or hire for work
  • employed - adj. having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary;  put to use
  • employee - noun a worker who is hired to perform a job
  • employment - noun the occupation for which you are paid;  the act of giving someone a job;  the state of being employed or having a job;  the act of using
  • emptiness - noun having an empty stomach;  the state of containing nothing;  the quality of being valueless or futile;  an empty area or space
  • empty - adj. holding or containing nothing;  emptied of emotion; needing nourishment;  devoid of significance or point;  having nothing inside;  noun a container that has been emptied;  verb become empty or void of its content;  make void or empty of contents;  remove; excrete or discharge from the body;  leave behind empty; move out of
  • emptying - noun the act of removing the contents of something
  • empyema - noun a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
  • emulsified - adj. (of immiscible or not completely miscible liquids) blended by the suspending of small globules of one liquid (as oil) in another (as water or vinegar)
  • emulsifier - noun a surface-active agent that promotes the formation of an emulsion
  • emulsify - verb form into or become an emulsion;  cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion
  • emulsion - noun a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin;  (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids
  • en - noun half the width of an em
  • enable - verb render capable or able for some task
  • enabling - adj. providing legal power or sanction
  • enact - verb act out; represent or perform as if in a play;  order by virtue of superior authority; decree
  • enamel - noun any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze;  a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish;  hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth;  a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection;  verb coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
  • enameled - adj. covered with or as if with a glossy and usually brightly colored coating
  • encampment - noun the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp;  temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers;  a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
  • encapsulation - noun the process of enclosing (as in a capsule); the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule)
  • encase - verb enclose in, or as if in, a case
  • encased - adj. covered or protected with or as if with a case
  • encephalitis - noun inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
  • encephalocele - noun protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
  • encephalopathy - noun any disorder or disease of the brain
  • enchondroma - noun benign slow-growing tumor of cartilaginous cells at the ends of tubular bones (especially in the hands and feet)
  • encircle - verb form a circle around;  bind with something round or circular;  be around
  • encircled - adj. adorned or crowned with a circlet; sometimes used as combining forms;  enclosed within a circle;  confined on all sides
  • encircling - adj. being all around the edges; enclosing
  • enclosed - adj. closed in or surrounded or included within
  • enclosing - noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
  • encounter - noun a casual meeting with a person of thing;  a minor short-term fight;  a hostile disagreement face-to-face;  a casual or unexpected convergence;  verb contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;  come together;  come upon, as if by accident; meet with;  be beset by;  experience as a reaction
  • encourage - verb spur on;  inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to;  contribute to the progress or growth of
  • encouraged - adj. inspired with confidence
  • encouragement - noun the expression of approval and support;  the feeling of being encouraged;  the act of giving hope or support to someone
  • encouraging - adj. giving courage or confidence or hope;  furnishing support and encouragement
  • encroach - verb advance beyond the usual limit;  impinge or infringe upon
  • encroaching - adj. gradually intrusive without right or permission
  • encroachment - noun influencing strongly;  entry to another's property without right or permission;  any entry into an area not previously occupied
  • encumbered - adj. loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load
  • encysted - adj. enclosed in (or as if in) a cyst
  • end - noun a position on the line of scrimmage;  the part you are expected to play;  a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold;  a final part or section;  the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;  a boundary marking the extremities of something;  either extremity of something that has length;  the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object;  one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; a final state;  the point in time at which something ends;  the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it;  the last section of a communication;  verb bring to an end or halt;  put an end to;  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;  be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
  • end organ - noun a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
  • end-to-end - adj. with the end of one object in contact lengthwise with the end of another object;  adv. from first to last
  • endanger - verb pose a threat to; present a danger to;  put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  • endangered - adj. (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction
  • endarteritis - noun inflammation of the inner lining of an artery
  • endeavor - noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something;  a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness);  verb attempt by employing effort
  • ended - adj. having come or been brought to a conclusion
  • endemic - adj. native to or confined to a certain region;  of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality;  originating where it is found;  noun a plant that is native to a certain limited area;  a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
  • endermic - adj. acting by absorption through the skin
  • ending - noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme);  event whose occurrence ends something;  the act of ending something;  the last section of a communication;  the point in time at which something ends
  • endless - adj. having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole;  infinitely great in number;  tiresomely long; seemingly without end;  occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; having no known beginning and presumably no end
  • endocarditis - noun inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
  • endocardium - noun the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves
  • endocervicitis - noun inflammation of the mucous lining of the uterine cervix
  • endogenous - adj. derived or originating internally;  of or resembling an endogen
  • endolymph - noun the bodily fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
  • endometritis - noun inflammation of the lining of the uterus (of the endometrium)
  • endometrium - noun (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
  • endoparasite - noun any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)
  • endorsement - noun the act of endorsing;  a signature that validates something;  a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books);  formal and explicit approval;  a speech seconding a motion
  • endoscope - noun a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
  • endoscopic - adj. of or relating to endoscopy
  • endoscopy - noun visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
  • endospore - noun a small asexual spore that develops inside the cell of some bacteria and algae
  • endothelial - adj. of or relating to or located in the endothelium
  • endothelium - noun an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened ce