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deleterious  Speak Example sentences
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v. travel around either by plane or ship, go around or avoid (an obstacle)
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a. harmful to living things, causing harm or damage
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n. person having dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries
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a. necessarily or demonstrably true, impossible to deny or disprove
expurgate  Speak Example sentences
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n. rejection of all religious and moral principles
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v. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
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a. done with very great haste and without due deliberation, extremely steep
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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)
homogeneous  Speak Example sentences
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a. all of the same or similar kind or nature
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v. authenticate as a notary, acknowledge or attest as a notary public
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n. a part of language study that deals with letters and spelling
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n. person having dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries
hubris  Speak Example sentences
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n. overbearing pride or presumption, excessive pride or self-confidence
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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. done with very great haste and without due deliberation, extremely steep
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a. with your identity concealed
incognito  Speak Example sentences
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v. divide unfairly and to one's advantage, of voting districts
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v. repeat an earlier theme of a composition, repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
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n. (logic) a statement that is necessarily true, useless repetition
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a. with your identity concealed
infrastructure  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. not involving or relating to different religious sects or political groups
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n. the basic structure or features of a system or organization
irony  Speak Example sentences
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v. travel around either by plane or ship, go around or avoid (an obstacle)
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a. harmful to living things, causing harm or damage
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n. a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
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a. found in the ordinary course of events, occurring every day
kinetic  Speak Example sentences
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n. overbearing pride or presumption, excessive pride or self-confidence
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a. relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
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a. devoid of intelligence, silly and pointless
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v. authenticate as a notary, acknowledge or attest as a notary public
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. generally incompetent and ineffectual, not fit to assume responsibility
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a. not involving or relating to different religious sects or political groups
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n. (logic) a statement that is necessarily true, useless repetition
lugubrious  Speak Example sentences
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n. a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
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n. rejection of all religious and moral principles
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v. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
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a. excessively mournful, looking or sounding sad and dismal