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bellicose  Speak Example sentences
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a. done with very great haste and without due deliberation, extremely steep
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a. relating to or involving money, consisting of or measured in money
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a. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger, characterized by violent emotions or behavior
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a. having or showing a ready disposition to fight
circumlocution  Speak Example sentences
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a. done with very great haste and without due deliberation, extremely steep
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n. a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things, an indirect way of expressing something
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n. a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
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n. the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
deleterious  Speak Example sentences
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a. harmful to living things, causing harm or damage
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n. practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
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n. synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)
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v. repeat an earlier theme of a composition, repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
expurgate  Speak Example sentences
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a. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger, characterized by violent emotions or behavior
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n. a blood-red color, confidently optimistic and cheerful
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v. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
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n. a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
feckless  Speak Example sentences
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n. a divine manifestation, twelve days after Christmas
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a. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy, expressive of contempt
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n. the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
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a. generally incompetent and ineffectual, not fit to assume responsibility
filibuster  Speak Example sentences
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n. an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
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a. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
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n. function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
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n. a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
hemoglobin  Speak Example sentences
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v. divide unfairly and to one's advantage, of voting districts
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n. function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
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n. rejection of all religious and moral principles
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n. (logic) a statement that is necessarily true, useless repetition
hypotenuse  Speak Example sentences
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a. with your identity concealed
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n. a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
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n. the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
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n. a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
lexicon  Speak Example sentences
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n. a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
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a. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy, expressive of contempt
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a. necessarily or demonstrably true, impossible to deny or disprove
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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
nihilism  Speak Example sentences
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n. a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
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a. having unlimited power, having virtually unlimited authority or influence
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n. rejection of all religious and moral principles
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n. a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order