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v. Syn. shorten
make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase


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n.
shortening something by omitting parts of it


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a. Syn. anomalous; unusual
unusual; not typical; not normal


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ad.
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; in or into a group, organization, or business


Spelling Word: aboard
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v. Syn. failure; terminate
stop; terminate before completion; terminate a pregnancy


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n. Syn. scratch; friction
scratch; friction


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rubbing away; tending to grind down


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a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another


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n.
state of being absent; state of being away


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n.
one who is absent or not in residence


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a. Syn. complete; certain
perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain


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ad. Syn. utterly; definitely
utterly; definitely


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v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention


Spelling Word: absorb
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n. Syn. assimilation; reception
process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration


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a. Syn. theoretical; abstruse
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand


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a. Syn. preposterous; ridiculous; foolish
preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish


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n. Syn. profusion; richness
great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing


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a. Syn. plentiful
plentiful; possessing riches or resources


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n. Syn. misuse
improper use or handling; misuse


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a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education


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v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected


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a. Syn. rapid
rapid; caused to move faster


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n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item


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a. Syn. unexpected; unforeseen
unexpected; unforeseen


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v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for


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travel with; be associated with


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a. Syn. skilled; experienced
skilled; experienced; having many social graces; polished or refined


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liable to being called to account; answerable; responsible; something that can be explained


Spelling Word: accountable
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n.
one who maintains and audits business accounts


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n.
system that provides quantitative information about finances


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v. Syn. collect
pile up; collect; mount up; increase


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n.
quality of nearness to the truth or the true value


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a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision


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v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill


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n.
sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful


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tasting sour like acid; being or containing an acid


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n.
pH values below 7; taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth


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n.
personal knowledge or information about someone or something


Spelling Word: acquaintance
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v. Syn. obtain; gain
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system


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n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something


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v. Syn. encourage; stimulate
make active or more active; stimulate; make radioactive


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a. Syn. true; real
true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current


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ad. Syn. truly; really
truly; really; in fact


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v. Syn. motivate; activate
put into motion or action; activate


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n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception


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n.
treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin


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a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe


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v. Syn. alter; modify
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose


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n. Syn. modification; adjustment
modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits


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v.
cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to


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a. Syn. sufficient; enough
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose


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v. Syn. stick; bond
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with


Spelling Word: adhere
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a. Syn. sticky; glutinous
sticky; glutinous; tending to persist


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a. Syn. neighboring; adjacent
neighboring; being in contact at some point or line; joining to


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n. Syn. addition; accessory
something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior


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n.
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances


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v. Syn. govern; supervise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications


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n. Syn. management; supervision; executive
management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties


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of or relating to or responsible for administration


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n.
one who manages a government agency or department


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v. Syn. esteem; appreciate
regard with wonder or astonishment; view with surprise; marvel at


Spelling Word: admire
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n. Syn. admittance; entrance; access
act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter


Spelling Word: admission
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v.
permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to


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n. Syn. progress; promotion
progress; promotion; forward step; improvement


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n. Syn. risk; venture
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger


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n.
one who enjoys exciting, dangerous activities, often in foreign countries


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a. Syn. valiant; venturesome
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures


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ad. Syn. negatively; detrimentally
negatively; in an adverse manner; oppositely; inimically; offensively; unfortunately


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n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune


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v. Syn. notify
give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of


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v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something


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n.
study of how objects move through the air or water


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a. Syn. artificial; pretended
speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked


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a. Syn. sentimental
sentimental; emotional; emotionally charged


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n. Syn. kinship
natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage


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v. Syn. plague; suffer; torment
cause pain, suffering or distress


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v. Syn. pay; risk
pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of


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v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome


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n.
several things grouped together or considered as a whole


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a. Syn. nimble; brisk
moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick


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n.
mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly


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n.
extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle


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a. Syn. pleasing; acceptable
ready to consent or submit; acceptable


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n.
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock


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n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
sickness; illness; affliction


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n. Syn. objective; object; plan
point or direct towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it


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n.
vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon


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n.
motion sickness experienced while traveling by air


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a. Syn. related; similar
of the same kin; related by blood


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n.
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming


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n.
north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and cone like fruit


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n.
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action


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v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally


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a. Syn. similar; resembling
similar; in the same manner or to the same degree


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n.
suggestion without proof that someone has done something wrong


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n. Syn. loyalty; fidelity
loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion


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n.
repetition of beginning sound in poetry


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n. Syn. authorization; permission
approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting


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n. Syn. mixture; amalgam
mixture; combination of diverse things


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v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion


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a. Syn. solitary; by oneself
solitary; by oneself


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ad.
along or by the side; side by side with


Spelling Word: alongside
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v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert


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n. Syn. renovation; change
passage from one form or state to another; change


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a. Syn. substitute
happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute


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ad.
one after another; succeeding by turns


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n.
successive change from one thing or state to another and back again


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a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice


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n. Syn. elevation; height
elevation especially above sea level; height


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n.
silvery ductile metallic element


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a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art


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v. Syn. stun; astonish; shock
astonish; affect with wonder


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n. Syn. wonder; surprise
wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment


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n. Syn. environment; atmosphere
particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment


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a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement


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n.
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate


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a. Syn. mixed; contradictory
mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings


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n. Syn. stroll
moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely


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a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable


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n.
compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation


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n.
pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions


Spelling Word: amenity
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n. Syn. weapon
military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells


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n.
partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness


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n. Syn. quantity; sum
total of two or more quantities; aggregate; sum


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a. Syn. abundant
more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large


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v. Syn. absorb; distract; bewilder
occupy in an agreeable, pleasing, or entertaining fashion; cause laughter or be funny; delude or deceive


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n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity


Spelling Word: analogy
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n. Syn. study; investigation
study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts


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n. Syn. rebel
person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority


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v. Syn. fasten
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate


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n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography


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n.
substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling


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a.
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner


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n.
one who proclaims a message publicly


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v. Syn. disturb; irritate
disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate


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a.
occurring or payable every year


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ad. Syn. yearly
yearly; each year; returning every year; year by year


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n. Syn. song; hymn
song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty


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n.
social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings


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a. Syn. antibacterial
of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections


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v. Syn. expect; predict
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict


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n. Syn. expectation
something expected; pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence


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v.
make obsolete or old-fashioned


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a. Syn. obsolete; antique; aged
too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged


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a. Syn. old; archaic; ancient
old; belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period


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n. Syn. relic
ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages; extreme oldness


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n. Syn. bactericide; germicide
substance that prevents infection; substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms


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n. Syn. regret
acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse


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a. Syn. visible
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye


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n. Syn. appendage; adjunct; concomitant
something appended or added


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v. Syn. clap; acclaim
acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands


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n. Syn. arrangement
act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement


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n. Syn. recognition; taste
recognition; taste; judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one


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n.
works for an expert to learn a trade; beginner; learner


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n. Syn. sanction; endorsement
official approbation; endorsement; act of approving


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v. Syn. ratify
ratify; consider right or good; think or speak favorably of


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a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand


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n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding


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a.
of bluish-green colour; of pale blue to light greenish blue


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n.
tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals


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a. Syn. capricious; impulse
randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle


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a.
tree-dwelling; treelike; living in trees


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n.
continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape


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n.
any part of a curved line


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a.
related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology


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n.
study of artifacts and relics of early mankind


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n.
one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures


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a.
of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture


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n.
public records; place where public records are kept


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n.
playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments


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n. Syn. melody
operatic solo; solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment


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v. Syn. spring
come up from a lower to a higher position; come above the horizon; spring up; come into action


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n.
theory of numerical calculations


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n. Syn. shield
shield; defensive covering, as of metal, wood, or leather, worn to protect the body against weapons


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a.
protected by armor; provided with protective covering


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n. Syn. weapon
weapons considered collectively; official symbols of a family


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v. Syn. plan; schedule
put in proper order; dispose in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose


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v. Syn. marshal
set out for display or use; place in orderly arrangement


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n. Syn. armory
storage place for military equipment; stock of weapons


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n.
one of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the heart; major transit corridor


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a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language


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a. Syn. unreal
made by humans; produced rather than natural.


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n.
large weapons, such as cannon and missile launchers operated by crews; branch of army in use of large weapons


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n.
manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist


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n.
upward slope or grade; movement upward


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n. Syn. respect; facet
distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind


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n.
act of assassinating; killing by treacherous violence; murder of public figure by surprise attack


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v. Syn. gather
put together; bring or call together into a group or whole


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v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something


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n. Syn. properties; advantage
properties; advantage; useful or valuable quality


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v. Syn. appoint; allot
appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly


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n. Syn. task; job
task given to students; job; distribution; appointment


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v. Syn. pertain; connect
connect or join together; combine


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n. Syn. alliance; connection
connection, whether of persons of things; union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose


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a. Syn. varied; miscellaneous
varied; miscellaneous


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n. Syn. variety; conglomerate
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things


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v. Syn. suppose; presume
suppose; presume; take on; bear


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n. Syn. hypothesis; supposition
something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of


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n. Syn. certainty; confidence; insurance; guaranty
promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt


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v. Syn. solidify; guarantee; convince
solidify; guarantee; convince


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v. Syn. surprise; shock
surprise; shock


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a. Syn. astounding; miraculous
very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; surprising greatly


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a.
surprising; shocking


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n.
branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole


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a. Syn. shrewd
wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence


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n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection


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a. Syn. unbalanced; uneven
unbalanced; uneven


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n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god


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n.
sports man; one who contended for prize in public games


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n.
a bound volume of maps, charts, or tables


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a.
of or relating to or comprising atoms; immeasurably small


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n.
act of reducing to atoms, or very minute particles


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n. Syn. shrinkage
wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease


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v. Syn. fasten; annex
fasten; annex; be in contact with


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n.
offensive move; expression of strong criticism; hostile comment


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n. Syn. try; endeavor; effort
action of trying at something


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n.
act of being present


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n. Syn. aide; servant
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting


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v. Syn. ascribe; explain
relate to particular cause or source; ascribe; explain


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a. Syn. perceptible; discernible
perceptible; heard or perceptible by the ear


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n. Syn. spectator; viewer
a group of people within hearing; crowd seeing a stage performance


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n.
examination of accounts; adjustment or correction of accounts


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v. Syn. test
take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance


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n.
area of theater or concert hall where audience sits


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v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity


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n.
the first light of day; an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force


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a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy


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v. Syn. verify; confirm
prove genuine; establish authenticity of


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n.
beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer


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v. Syn. empower; sanction
empower; give permission for; sanction


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a.
of or relating to a person's life or an account of a person's life


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a. Syn. mechanical; automatic
mechanical; automatic; accomplished without the intervention of a human operator


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a. Syn. automated; mechanized; involuntary
mechanized; operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control


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n.
self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on street or roadway


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a.
of or relating to motor vehicles; moving by itself; self-propelling


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a.
self-governing; not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent


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n.
great mass of falling snow and ice


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n.
way or opening for entrance or exit place; passage by which a place may be reached; broad street


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a. Syn. typical; mediocre
typical; mean; achieve or reach on average


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a. Syn. reluctant; disinclined; unwilling
reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling


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v. Syn. prevent
prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away


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n.
someone who operates an aircraft


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n.
person's regular business or occupation; hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit


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v. Syn. shun; prevent
shield away from; prevent


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n. Syn. realization; consciousness
realization; consciousness; having knowledge of


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n. Syn. shaft; pivot
the center around which something rotates; pivot


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