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abstemious  Speak Example sentences
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v. blow away or off with a current of air, separate the chaff from by using air currents
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n. a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections, speech you make to yourself
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a. sparing in consumption of especially food and drink, marked by temperance in indulgence
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a. relating to or involving money, consisting of or measured in money
acumen  Speak Example sentences
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a. relating to or involving money, consisting of or measured in money
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n. function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
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n. shrewdness shown by keen insight, a tapering point
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a. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
equinox  Speak Example sentences
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v. blow away or off with a current of air, separate the chaff from by using air currents
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n. either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length
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n. one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe, one of two (approximately) equal parts
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v. travel around either by plane or ship, go around or avoid (an obstacle)
homogeneous  Speak Example sentences
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n. a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
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n. one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe, one of two (approximately) equal parts
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v. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
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a. all of the same or similar kind or nature
incontrovertible  Speak Example sentences
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a. necessarily or demonstrably true, impossible to deny or disprove
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a. sparing in consumption of especially food and drink, marked by temperance in indulgence
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a. found in the ordinary course of events, occurring every day
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a. belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War
irony  Speak Example sentences
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n. a blood-red color, confidently optimistic and cheerful
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n. a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
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a. harmful to living things, causing harm or damage
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a. all of the same or similar kind or nature
kowtow  Speak Example sentences
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n. a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections, speech you make to yourself
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v. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
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a. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
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n. overbearing pride or presumption, excessive pride or self-confidence
moiety  Speak Example sentences
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v. put down by force or intimidation, make subservient, force to submit or subdue
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a. harmful to living things, causing harm or damage
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n. one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe, one of two (approximately) equal parts
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v. travel around either by plane or ship, go around or avoid (an obstacle)
oligarchy  Speak Example sentences
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a. shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
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a. sparing in consumption of especially food and drink, marked by temperance in indulgence
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n. a political system governed by a few people
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a. belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War
omnipotent  Speak Example sentences
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n. an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
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n. a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things, an indirect way of expressing something
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v. blow away or off with a current of air, separate the chaff from by using air currents
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a. having unlimited power, having virtually unlimited authority or influence