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n.
bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases; enclosed space


Spelling Word: sack
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a. Syn. divine; consecrated; holy
concerned with religion; worthy of respect or dedication


Spelling Word: sacred
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n.
offering of something to god; victim offered to god; surrender or loss of profit for higher object


Spelling Word: sacrifice
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v.
load or burden; put harness onto animal's back to ride


Spelling Word: saddle
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v.
sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane


Spelling Word: sag
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n. Syn. purpose
purpose; reason for wanting something done


Spelling Word: sake
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n.
several species of fish of the Salmonidae family; reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon


Spelling Word: salmon
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n. Syn. honor
give a sign of good will; compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow; honor


Spelling Word: salute
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n. Syn. specimen; example
small part of something intended as representative of the whole


Spelling Word: sample
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a.
loose and large-grained in consistency


Spelling Word: sandy
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a.
relating to health or the protection of health


Spelling Word: sanitary
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n. Syn. wit; satire
cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound; stinging rebuke; form of humor by mocking with irony


Spelling Word: sarcasm
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a. Syn. ironic; cynical
ironic; expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds


Spelling Word: sarcastic
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n. Syn. subordinate
small body revolving around a larger one; subordinate


Spelling Word: satellite
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n. Syn. lampoonery; mockery
form of literature in which irony and ridicule are used to attack human vice and folly


Spelling Word: satire
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n.
fulfillment or gratification of a desire, need, or appetite; source or means of gratification


Spelling Word: satisfaction
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a. Syn. acceptable; passable
acceptable; passable


Spelling Word: satisfactory
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n.
stewed fruit served with other foods; appetizing ingredients for meat, fish or puddings


Spelling Word: sauce
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n. Syn. dish
dish; small shallow dish having a slight circular depression in the center for holding a cup


Spelling Word: saucer
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a. Syn. rude; wild; brutal
in a state of nature; wild; untamed; uncultivated; inhuman; brutal; not civilized; lacking polish; rude


Spelling Word: savage
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v.
rescue; preserve; make unnecessary; set aside for future use


Spelling Word: save
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n. Syn. resources
resources; money saved


Spelling Word: savings
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v. Syn. ascend; weigh
climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers


Spelling Word: scale
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v. Syn. survey; scrutinize
make a wide, sweeping search of; examine


Spelling Word: scan
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n.
publicized incident that brings about disgrace; damage to reputation by disclosure of improper behavior


Spelling Word: scandal
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n.
mark of damage; mark left on the skin after injury


Spelling Word: scar
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a. Syn. rare; limited
hard to find; absent or rare; limited


Spelling Word: scarce
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ad. Syn. hardly; barely
hardly; barely; only just


Spelling Word: scarcely
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v. Syn. frighten; alarm
frighten; alarm; strike with sudden fear


Spelling Word: scare
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n.
long piece of cloth worn about the head, neck, or shoulders


Spelling Word: scarf
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a.
bright red


Spelling Word: scarlet
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v. Syn. sprinkle; disseminate; spread
sprinkle; disseminate; cause to separate and go in different directions


Spelling Word: scatter
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n. Syn. location; spot; stage; spectacle
structure on which something is shown; part of theater where the acting is done; place, time, or circumstance in which anything occurs


Spelling Word: scene
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n. Syn. landscape; view
landscape; view; view or views of natural features, especially in open country


Spelling Word: scenery
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a. Syn. picturesque; beautiful
constituting or affording pleasing views of natural features; beautiful


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n. Syn. odor; fragrance; perfume
distinctive odor that is pleasant; fragrance; perfume


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n. Syn. timetable; agenda
plan for an activity or event; arrange


Spelling Word: schedule
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n. Syn. design; plan
elaborate and systematic plan of action; chart or outline of a system or object


Spelling Word: scheme
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n. Syn. professor
professor; a learned person


Spelling Word: scholar
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n. Syn. knowledge
knowledge resulting from study and research; grant of financial aid awarded to student


Spelling Word: scholarship
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n.
edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades


Spelling Word: scissors
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v. Syn. mock; ridicule
mock; ridicule; show or express scorn; eat quickly and greedily


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v.
find fault or rail with rude clamor; utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke


Spelling Word: scold
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n. Syn. range; extent; bound
range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound


Spelling Word: scope
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v.
burn superficially; parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; affect painfully with heat; burn


Spelling Word: scorch
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n.
act of getting point in a game or sport; facts about an actual situation


Spelling Word: score
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n.
extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; expression of mockery, derision, contempt, or disdain


Spelling Word: scorn
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v.
put an abrupt end to; block to prevent rolling or slipping


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v. Syn. probe; explore
find paths through unexplored territory


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n. Syn. jumble; mix
unceremonious and disorganized struggle; rushing about hastily in an undignified way


Spelling Word: scramble
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n. Syn. piece; fragment
small piece or bit; fragment; fragment; leftover bits of food; remnant


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v.
gather something together over time; scratch repeatedly


Spelling Word: scrape
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v. Syn. scrape; rub
cut the surface of; cause friction


Spelling Word: scratch
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n.
surface where pictures can be projected for viewing ; examine; test


Spelling Word: screen
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n.
cause to penetrate with a circular motion; fastener with shank and slotted head


Spelling Word: screw
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n.
a hand tool for driving screws


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v. Syn. write
prepare text for filming or broadcasting


Spelling Word: script
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v.
rub hard; wash with rubbing


Spelling Word: scrub
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n.
close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.


Spelling Word: scrutiny
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n.
artist who creates sculptures


Spelling Word: sculptor
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n. Syn. statue
statue; creating figures or designs in three dimensions


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n.
middle size aquatic mammal; stamp used for authentication or security


Spelling Word: seal
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n.
line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces; line across a surface, as a crack; scar


Spelling Word: seam
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n.
sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo


Spelling Word: seaport
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n. Syn. coast; beach; shore
coast; beach; the shore of a sea or ocean


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a.
occurring at or dependent on a particular season


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a. Syn. subordinate
not of major importance; of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate


Spelling Word: secondary
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n.
something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge


Spelling Word: secret
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n. Syn. part; district; segment
one of several parts; pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object


Spelling Word: section
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n. Syn. segment
particular aspect of life or activity; body of people who form part of society or economy


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v. Syn. anchor; defend; confident
free from fear, care, or anxiety; not have reason to doubt


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n. Syn. protection; safety
freedom from risk or danger; safety


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v.
make an effort to; try to get; try to discover


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ad. Syn. apparently; supposedly
apparently; supposedly


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n. Syn. sector; portion; section
sector; portion; any of the parts into which something can be divided


Spelling Word: segment
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a.
taken from a number by preference; picked out as more valuable or excellent than others; of special value or excellence


Spelling Word: select
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n. Syn. choice; variety; collection
choice; variety; collection


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n.
a member of a senate; a member of the king's council; a king's councilor


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n. Syn. feeling
feeling; perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition


Spelling Word: sensation
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a. Syn. spectacular; exciting; exceptional
arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction


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n.
faculty through which to know external world; feeling produced by stimulus


Spelling Word: sense
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a. Syn. rational; wise
able to feel or perceive; perceivable; wise; showing reason or sound judgment


Spelling Word: sensible
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a. Syn. delicate
able to feel; responsive to external conditions; susceptible to attitudes of others


Spelling Word: sensitive
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n. Syn. sense; acuteness
sense; acuteness; capacity of an organ or organism to respond to stimulation


Spelling Word: sensitivity
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n.
final judgment of guilty in criminal case and punishment that is imposed


Spelling Word: sentence
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n.
thought prompted by passion or feeling; feeling toward or respecting; disposition prompting to action or expression


Spelling Word: sentiment
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a. Syn. emotional
emotional; Resulting from emotion rather than reason or realism


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v.
set or keep apart; disunite; divide; disconnect


Spelling Word: separate
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n.
serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern


Spelling Word: sequence
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a.
completely clear and fine


Spelling Word: serene
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n. Syn. calmness; placidity
calmness of mind; quietness; stillness; peace


Spelling Word: serenity
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n.
a number of things or events standing or succeeding in order; sequence


Spelling Word: series
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a. Syn. solemn
grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; really intending what is said


Spelling Word: serious
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ad.
in a serious or literal manner; gravely; solemnly; in earnest; without levity


Spelling Word: seriously
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n.
meeting devoted to a particular activity; time for school to hold classes


Spelling Word: session
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n.
context and environment in which something is set


Spelling Word: setting
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v.
take up residence; form a community; come to rest; bring to an end; fix firmly


Spelling Word: settle
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a. Syn. sedate; grave; austere
serious in feeling or manner; not light, lively, or cheerful


Spelling Word: severe
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a.
torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged


Spelling Word: shabby
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n. Syn. shadow
a slight amount or degree of difference; shadow; protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight


Spelling Word: shade
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n. Syn. axes; spindle
axes; vertical passage into a mine; long narrow stem or body of a spear or arrow


Spelling Word: shaft
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a. Syn. low
lacking physical depth; not deep or strong


Spelling Word: shallow
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v. Syn. pretend; feign
pretend; put on false appearance of; feign


Spelling Word: sham
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v.
make pointed; make sharp or sharper


Spelling Word: sharpen
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ad. Syn. steeply; suddenly; abruptly
steeply; changing suddenly in direction and degree; acutely


Spelling Word: sharply
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v. Syn. destroy; break up
destroy; break up; break into many pieces


Spelling Word: shatter
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n.
act of removing hair with a razor; thin slice or scraping


Spelling Word: shave
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v.
cut or clip hair; strip of something; remove by cutting or clipping


Spelling Word: shear
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v.
get rid of ; cast off; cause to pour forth


Spelling Word: shed
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a. Syn. absolute; pure
very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute or pure


Spelling Word: sheer
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n.
bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece; any broad thin surface


Spelling Word: sheet
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n. Syn. husk
ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge; usually hard outer covering that encases certain organism


Spelling Word: shell
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n. Syn. asylum
structure that provides privacy and protection from danger


Spelling Word: shelter
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n.
a herder of sheep; someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock


Spelling Word: shepherd
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n.
chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is entrusted the execution of the laws


Spelling Word: sheriff
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n. Syn. protect; guard
protective covering or structure; protect; guard


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n. Syn. change; turn
moving from one setting or context to another; moving very slightly


Spelling Word: shift
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v. Syn. polish; radiate
emit rays of light; give light; beam with steady radiance; exhibit brightness or splendor


Spelling Word: shine
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a. Syn. lustrous; radiant
reflecting light; radiant; bright from reflected light


Spelling Word: shiny
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n.
sending of cargo; act of sending off something


Spelling Word: shipment
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n.
destruction of a ship, as by storm or collision; complete failure or ruin


Spelling Word: shipwreck
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v.
shake with or as if with cold; tremble; break into fragments or splinters


Spelling Word: shiver
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n. Syn. jolt; tremble
unpleasant or disappointing surprise; surprise greatly; effect of such a collision or blow


Spelling Word: shock
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a.
not long; unwilling to endure; inadequate or insufficient; most direct; lasting a brief time


Spelling Word: short
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n. Syn. crosscut
a direct route; a route shorter than the usual one


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n. Syn. photograph; picture
photographic view or exposure


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v.
drive along by the direct and continuous application of strength; push along, aside, or away, in a careless manner


Spelling Word: shove
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n.
tool consisting of a broad scoop, or hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing loose substances


Spelling Word: shovel
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n.
one who shows or exhibits; brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail; bath in which the water is sprayed


Spelling Word: shower
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a. Syn. clever; astute
clever; characterized by keen awareness, sharp intelligence


Spelling Word: shrewd
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n.
sharp, shrill outcry or scream; shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like


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a.
acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound


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n.
case or box, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint; sacred place, as altar or tomb


Spelling Word: shrine
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v. Syn. contract; compress
become smaller or draw together; compress


Spelling Word: shrink
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v. Syn. block
hide from view; wrap for burial; shut off from sight; shelter


Spelling Word: shroud
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n. Syn. bush
bush


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v.
draw up or contract the shoulders, especially by way of expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like


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v. Syn. disorder; jumble
disorder; move back and forth; mix so as to make a random order or arrangement


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v. Syn. escape; avoid
avoid deliberately; keep away from


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n.
a hinged blind for a window


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n.
public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that run between two points; spacecraft


Spelling Word: shuttle
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a. Syn. timid; bashful
timid; bashful; easily startled; distrustful


Spelling Word: shy
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a.
affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health


Spelling Word: sick
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n. Syn. ailment; disease; nausea
state that precedes vomiting; disease


Spelling Word: sickness
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ad.
with the side forward; to or from a side


Spelling Word: sideways
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n.
seat, especially a royal seat; throne; rank; grade; sitting before a fortified place; surrounding or investing of a place by army


Spelling Word: siege
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n.
device to separate larger objects from smaller objects, or to separate solid objects from a liquid; utensil for separating; coarse basket


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v.
separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the course; examine critically or minutely; scrutinize


Spelling Word: sift
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v.
inhale air than immediately expel it; make a deep single respiration, especially to express fatigue, exhaustion, grief, or sorrow


Spelling Word: sigh
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n.
act or pastime of visiting sights of interest


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n. Syn. mark
public display of message; visible mark or indication


Spelling Word: sign
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n.
a sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person


Spelling Word: signal
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n.
name written in own handwriting


Spelling Word: signature
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n. Syn. implication; meaning
message that is intended or expressed or signified; meaning


Spelling Word: significance
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a. Syn. noteworthy; important
fairly large; important in effect or meaning


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v. Syn. denote; mean; indicate
denote; mean; indicate


Spelling Word: signify
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a. Syn. foolish; stupid
exhibiting a lack of wisdom or good sense; foolish; stupid


Spelling Word: silly
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a.
nearly corresponding; somewhat like; having a general likeness


Spelling Word: similar
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n. Syn. easiness; plainness
easiness; plainness; absence of luxury or showiness; lack of good sense or intelligence; foolishness


Spelling Word: simplicity
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v.
make simple; make less complex; make clear by giving the explanation for


Spelling Word: simplify
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v. Syn. feign; imitate
make a pretence of; reproduce someone's behavior or looks


Spelling Word: simulate
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a.
existing, happening, or done at the same time


Spelling Word: simultaneous
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a.
open and genuine; not deceitful; pure; unmixed


Spelling Word: sincere
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a. Syn. individual; separate
one only; consisting of one alone; alone; having no companion


Spelling Word: single
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a. Syn. unique; extraordinary; odd
unique; extraordinary; being only one


Spelling Word: singular
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v.
fall by, force of gravity; descend lower; decline gradually; enter deeply


Spelling Word: sink
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n.
electronic device producing a similar sound as a signal or warning; something insidious or deceptive; mermaid


Spelling Word: siren
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n.
physical position in relation to the surroundings; position; location


Spelling Word: site
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n. Syn. framework
framework; internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape


Spelling Word: skeleton
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v. Syn. outline; draft
draw or describe briefly; give the main points; summary of


Spelling Word: sketch
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v.
pass near surface of; brush surface of; glide swiftly along surface of; read or examine rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts


Spelling Word: skim
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v. Syn. escape; omit
jump lightly; hop; bypass


Spelling Word: skip
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n.
minor battle in war; minor or preliminary conflict or dispute


Spelling Word: skirmish
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n.
bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates


Spelling Word: skull
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v. Syn. soar
increase rapidly; rise quickly; soar


Spelling Word: skyrocket
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n. Syn. edifice
very tall building with many stories


Spelling Word: skyscraper
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n.
area of still water; lack of tension; cord, rope, or cable that is hanging loosely; unused capacity; casual trousers


Spelling Word: slack
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v.
shut with force and a loud noise; strike with force


Spelling Word: slam
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n. Syn. defamation
defamation; false and malicious statement or report about someone


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n.
sharp blow from a flat object as an open hand; smack; sharp insult


Spelling Word: slap
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n.
act of killing; extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage


Spelling Word: slaughter
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v. Syn. kill; destroy
put to death with a weapon, or by violence; kill; put an end to; destroy; overwhelm, as with laughter or love


Spelling Word: slay
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a. Syn. slim; thin
having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin


Spelling Word: slender
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n. Syn. piece; section
a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; piece; a share of something


Spelling Word: slice
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v. Syn. slip; glide
slip; move usually in an uncontrolled manner; move smoothly along a surface


Spelling Word: slide
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n. Syn. snub
almost no; very little; deliberate discourtesy


Spelling Word: slight
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ad. Syn. a little; a bit
a little; a bit


Spelling Word: slightly
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a.
small in quantity; being of delicate or slender build


Spelling Word: slim
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v.
move smoothly and easily; move out of position; move stealthily


Spelling Word: slip
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n.
low footwear that can be on and off easily; one who slips or slides because of loss of traction


Spelling Word: slipper
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a. Syn. smooth
smooth; being such as to cause things to slip or slide


Spelling Word: slippery
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n. Syn. slot
long, straight, narrow cut or opening; slot; pocket


Spelling Word: slit
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n.
phrase used repeatedly, as in advertising or promotion


Spelling Word: slogan
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v. Syn. slant; incline; gradient
be at an angle; incline; gradient


Spelling Word: slope
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n.
a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions


Spelling Word: slum
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n. Syn. sleep; rest
sleep; state of inactivity or dormancy


Spelling Word: slumber
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n.
sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business; gross amount; mass


Spelling Word: slump
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a. Syn. clever; intelligent; cunning
clever; intelligent; showing mental alertness and calculation


Spelling Word: smart
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v.
break in pieces by violence; dash to pieces; crush


Spelling Word: smash
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n. Syn. fog; haze
air pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog


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v.
free from obstructions; make surface shine


Spelling Word: smooth
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ad. Syn. placidly; successfully; easily
in a smooth manner; successfully; easily


Spelling Word: smoothly
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v.
import or export without paying customs duties


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v.
eat light informal meal; eat lightly


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v. Syn. break; crack
make a sharp sound; break suddenly as under tension; utter in angry or sharp tone


Spelling Word: snap
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v.
grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly


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v.
creep or steal privately; come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen


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v.
show contempt by turning up the nose, or by a particular facial expression; speak derisively; show mirth awkwardly


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n.
vulgar person who affects to be better, richer, or more fashionable, than he really is; one who apes his superiors.


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a.
of or pertaining to a snob; vulgarly pretentious


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v.
cause or suffer to lie in a fluid; absorb; drain; drink intemperately or gluttonously


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v.
fly aloft, as a bird; mount upward on wings; rise in thought, spirits, or imagination


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a. Syn. temperate; serious
not extreme; marked by seriousness or gravity; not affected by use of drugs; self-restraint


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a.
gregarious; friendly; inclined to or conducive to companionship with others


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n.
branch of philosophy which treats of the constitution, phenomena, and development of human society; social science


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n.
plowshare; short stocking reaching a point between ankle and knee; hard blow or punch; comic drama


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n.
material in the surface of the earth


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a.
of or relating to the sun


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n.
one who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army


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n. Syn. bottom
bottom; underside of foot or shoe or boot; bottom surface of a plow


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ad.
alone; only; without another


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a. Syn. serious; somber; sober
serious; somber; deeply earnest, serious, and sober


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n. Syn. layer
petitioner who seeks contributions or trade or votes; chief law officer of a city, town, or government department


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n. Syn. unity; accord
union of interests, purposes, or sympathies among members of a group; accord


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a. Syn. isolated; alone; unaccompanied
isolated; existing, living, or going without others; alone; unaccompanied


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n. Syn. seclusion; isolation
state of being alone; seclusion; lonely or secluded place


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a.
composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; unaccompanied; single


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n.
method for solving a problem; successful action of solving a problem


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a.
able to pay all debts; capable of meeting financial obligations


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ad.
in one way or another; in some way not yet known; by some means


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ad. Syn. slightly
to some extent or degree; rather; a bit; slightly


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v. Syn. alleviate; mitigate
cause to feel better; give moral or emotional strength to


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a. Syn. complex; complicated
wide-ranging knowledge; complex; intellectually appealing


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n.
being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject


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n.
skin infection; hurting; inflamed and painful; source of pain, distress, or irritation


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n.
kind or species; a class of;


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n.
sensation perceived by the ear; distinctive noise; long narrow inlet


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a. Syn. tart; acidic
taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice; showing ill humor


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n.
point of origin, such as spring, of stream or river; one that causes, creates, or initiates


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n. Syn. reminder; memento
token of remembrance; memento; something of sentimental value


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a. Syn. excellent; independent
having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent


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n. Syn. autonomy; independence
autonomy; independence


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v. Syn. plant; seed
plant; place seeds in or on


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n.
soybean; most highly protein vegetable


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n.
a vehicle for travelling in space


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n.
spacecraft designed to carry a crew into interstellar space


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a. Syn. wide; large; sizable
wide; generous or large in area or extent; sizable


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n. Syn. duration; distance
duration; distance; cover; extent or measure of space between two points


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v.
give up what is not strictly needed; hold back from; withhold or avoid; save or relieve from action


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n. Syn. flash; sparkle
flash; sparkle; emit or produce sparks


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v.
be brilliant in performance; give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter


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n.
any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects


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a.
relating to space; existing in or connected with space


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n.
a long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by thrusting or throwing


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v.
mention specially; particularize; apply to some specialty or limited object


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a.
developed or designed for a special activity or function


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n. Syn. kind
a specific kind of something


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a. Syn. particular; definite
stated explicitly or in detail; definite


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n. Syn. instruction; description
instruction; description; act of specifying, or making a detailed statement


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v. Syn. detail; designate
detail; designate


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n. Syn. model; sample
model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class


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n. Syn. demonstration; show
demonstration; show


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a. Syn. fascinating; grand
impressive or sensational; lavishly produced performance; grand


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n. Syn. observer; audience
observer; audience; one who looks on


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n.
colored band produced when beam of light passes through a prism; a range of values


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v. Syn. hypothesize; guess; ponder; consider
assume to be true without conclusive evidence; engage in buying or selling of a commodity for profit


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n. Syn. view
speculating; examination by eye; intellectual check; business venture in unusual risks, with a chance for large profits


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a. Syn. fast; rapid
fast; rapid; accomplished or arrived at without delay; prompt


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v.
name or write in order the letters constituting; add up to; signify


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n. Syn. ball; globe
ball; globe; a particular aspect of life or activity


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v. Syn. pour
pour; sudden drop from an upright position; flow or run out


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v. Syn. whirl
turn round rapidly; move round rapidly; move swiftly


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a. Syn. rotary; curled
rotary; curled; moving in a zigzag course; moving in shape of a coil


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a. Syn. immaterial; sacred; supernatural
not tangible or material; belonging to religion; sacred; supernatural


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v.
expel or eject from the mouth; rain gently


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n.
ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart


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v.
cause fluid to scatter in flying masses; strike and dash about, as water, mud


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a. Syn. magnificent; brilliant
shining; very bright; magnificent; brilliant


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v. Syn. devide
break apart; cut; devide


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v. Syn. mar; rot; decay
go bad; rot; decay; become unfit for consumption or use


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n.
man who speaks on behalf of another or others


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n.
soaking up; small absorbent contraceptive pad, used for bathing or cleaning


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n.
one who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; godfather or godmother


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a.
arising without external cause; growing without cultivation or human labor


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n.
a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle


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n.
activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively


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n. Syn. location; place; site
location; place; site; pinpoint; mark to allow easy recognition


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n.
violent wrenching of the soft parts surrounding a joint; injury caused by pushing or pressing; painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching


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n. Syn. disseminate; sprinkle
a quantity of small objects flying through air


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v.
develop suddenly; jump; move forward by leaps and bounds


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v. Syn. germinate
have new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud; shoot up


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v. Syn. stimulate; urge
urge a horse; incite or stimulate; ride quickly by spurring a horse; proceed in haste


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v.
be compatible with; cause to match; cut to rectangular shape; bring into agreement or balance; settle


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n.
a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets; crush; press; depress


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a. Syn. stocky
stocky; short and thick; low and broad


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v. Syn. extract
force something into or through a restricted space; compress with violence


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n.
a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail


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v.
pierce with a pointed weapon; wound or kill by pointed instrument


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n. Syn. balance; constancy
balance; constancy


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a. Syn. fixed; steadfast; constant
not easily moved or disturbed


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n.
an orderly pile; heap; a large number ; arrange in pile


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n.
large, usually open structure for sports events with tiered seating for spectators


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n. Syn. personnel; crew; team
personnel who assist superior to carry out assigned task


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v.
sway; walk as if unable to control one's movements


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n. Syn. blemish; flaw
soiled or discolored; symbol of disgrace or infamy; natural spot of a color different from the gound


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n.
a way of access consisting of a set of steps


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n.
money risked on gamble; pole set up to mark something; right or legal share of something


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a.
having lost freshness; lacking originality or spontaneity


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v. Syn. follow; pursue
go through an area in search of prey; pursue; walk with a stiff or angry gait; move threateningly


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n.
small area set off by walls for special use; booth


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v.
make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; hesitate or falter in speaking; speak with stops and difficulty


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n. Syn. criteria
criteria; basis for comparison


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v. Syn. normalize
normalize; cause to conform to a standard


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a. Syn. fame; reputation
high reputation; esteem; maintaining an erect position


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n.
a mental position from which things are viewed


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n.
necessary foods or commodities; basic elements; secure or fasten; a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables


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n.
one who deals in staple goods or staple fibers; device used to bind material together by means of staples


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v. Syn. alarm; surprise
move suddenly, or be excited; excite by sudden alarm, surprise


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n.
act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine


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v. Syn. hunger
hunger; deprive of food


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n.
one occupied with the affairs of government, and influential in shaping policy


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a. Syn. stationary
having no motion; being at rest; fixed; stationary


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a. Syn. fixed; immobile; static
fixed; immobile; static; not capable of being moved


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n.
paper cut to right size for writing letters; writing materials and office supplies


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n.
a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data


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n.
sculpture representing a human or animal


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n. Syn. standing; state
position relative to others; standing


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n. Syn. decree; law
law enacted by legislature; decree or edict, as of a ruler


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a. Syn. stable
securely in position; not shaky; not easily excited


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n.
slice of meat, typically beef, usually cut thick


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n.
vessel propelled by steam; steamship or steamboat; road locomotive for use on common roads


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v. Syn. soak; saturate
soak; make thoroughly wet


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v. Syn. drive; direct
drive; direct; guide by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel


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v.
stop flow of a liquid; make headway against


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n.
stereophonic sound-reproduction system


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n.
any English coin of standard value; coined money


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a. Syn. severe; relentless
hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character; firm or unyielding


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n.
one who manages another's property, finances, or other affairs; attendant on a ship or airplane


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v.
fasten into place by fixing an end; be a follower or supporter


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a. Syn. glutinous; adhesive
glutinous; adhesive; covered with an adhesive agent; humid; stiff


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a. Syn. rigid
not moving or operating freely; lacking ease in bending; resistant


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v. Syn. whet; encourage; motivate; exhilarate; arouse; spur
encourage; motivate; arouse; spur; excite or invigorate with a stimulant


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n.
arousing an organism to action


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v. Syn. puncture
pierce painfully with sharp pointed structure or organ; cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings


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n. Syn. stench
strong, offensive smell; disgusting odor; stench


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v. Syn. specify
specify or arrange in agreement; express demand in agreement; promise in agreement


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n. Syn. provision
provision; an agreement made by parties in a judicial proceeding


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v. Syn. sew; knit
sew; knit; fasten or join with or as if with thread


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n.
certificate for shareholder of corporation; total amount of goods in a shop


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n.
principal organ of digestion; abdomen or belly; appetite for food; desire, especially for something difficult


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v.
bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back


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n.
story; floor or level of a building or ship


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a. Syn. sturdy; stocky
dependable; stocky; euphemisms for fat


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a.
proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.


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n. Syn. tension; pressure
group of organisms within a species; tension; pressure


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a.
difficult; stressful; narrow; not broad; tight; close; closely fitting


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n. Syn. thread
complex of fibers that twisted together to form a cable, rope, thread; land bordering a body of water; single filament


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n. Syn. belt
belt; band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag


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a.
important or essential in relation to a plan of action; essential to the effective conduct of war; highly important to an intended objective


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n.
elaborate and systematic plan; plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal


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n.
a line or long mark of a different color from the ground; stripe; vein


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v. Syn. reinforce; fortify
reinforce; fortify; make strong or increase the strength of


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n. Syn. emphasis
put special emphasis on; utter with an accent; state of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain


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v. Syn. extend
extend; pull in opposite directions; lie down comfortably


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n. Syn. step; pace
step; pace; significant progress


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n.
act of striving; earnest endeavor; exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts


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n.
a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions


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a. Syn. dramatic; outstanding; remarkable
dramatic; outstanding; arresting attention and producing a vivid impression


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n.
lightweight cord; a collection of objects threaded on a single strand; plant fiber


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v. Syn. remove; deprive; divest
remove the surface from


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n. Syn. band; ribbon
a kind or category; band; ribbon


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v. Syn. endeavor; struggle
endeavor; struggle or fight forcefully; exert much effort or energy


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n. Syn. blow
blow; light touch; sudden loss of consciousness for brain blood vessel lacking oxygen


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v.
wander on foot; ramble idly or leisurely


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a.
of structure; affecting structure; constructional


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n.
complex construction or entity; complex composition of knowledge


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a. Syn. headstrong; obstinate; tenacious
unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; persistent; difficult to treat


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n.
workplace for the teaching or practice of an art


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n.
unspecified objects; tangible substance


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a.
stout; lacking sufficient ventilation; close; dull and boring


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v. Syn. fall
miss a step and fall or nearly fall; walk unsteadily


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a. Syn. robust; strong; substantial; firm
robust; strong; substantially made or constructed


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n.
particular kind; a way of expressing something


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v.
quiet or bring under control by physical force or persuasion; make less intense; tone down


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n.
something to be treated; course or area of study


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a. Syn. unreal
occurring or taking place in person's mind rather than external world; unreal


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n.
submersible warship; move forward or under in a sliding motion; underwater


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v. Syn. sink; immerse
sink; immerse; put under water


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v. Syn. defer; yield
refer for judgment or consideration; hand in; present


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a. Syn. inferior; submissive
occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive


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v.
write underneath, as one's name; sign to a document; give consent to; promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount


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a. Syn. following
following in time or order; succeeding; later


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ad. Syn. later; accordingly
in a subsequent manner; at a later time; accordingly; therefore


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a. Syn. subordinate; secondary
subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement


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a. Syn. solid; strong; material
fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built


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v. Syn. verify; support
establish by evidence; make firm or solid; support


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v. Syn. exchange; replace
exchange; put in the place of another


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a. Syn. slight; delicate
slight; be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind


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v.
remove a part from the whole


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n. Syn. reduction; deduction
reduction; deduction; removing a part from the whole


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n. Syn. outskirts
outskirts; usually residential area or community outlying a city


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n.
act of succeeding, or following after; following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence


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a. Syn. consecutive
consecutive


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n.
one who or that which succeeds or follows; one who takes the place which another has left


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v.
draw liquid into mouth; take in; draw something by vacuum


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v.
be enough, or sufficient; meet the need; be equal to the end proposed; be adequate; satisfy


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a. Syn. adequate; enough
adequate; enough; being as much as is needed


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v. Syn. accommodate; fit; adapt
meet the requirements of; fit; please; satisfy


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a.
appropriate to a purpose or an occasion


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n.
portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes


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n.
apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms; a matching set of furniture


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a.
lonely; solitary; desolate; gloomy; dismal; affected with ill humor


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a.
burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot


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n.
mount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; amount


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n.
brief statement that presents the main points


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n. Syn. peak; acme; zenith
utmost height; highest point of a mountain


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v.
call, bid, or cite; notify to come to appear; call upon to surrender


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n.
redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun


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n.
plant having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays


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n.
rays of the sun


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n.
daily event of the sun rising above the horizon


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n. Syn. sundown
daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon


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n.
moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities; the rays of the sun


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a. Syn. excellent; wonderful
of unusually high quality; excellent; wonderful


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a. Syn. trivial
trivial; of little substance; involving a surface only


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n. Syn. director; supervisor
director; person who has the authority to supervise or direct; janitor or custodian in a building


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a. Syn. excellent
greater rank or station or quality; excellent


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v. Syn. replace
be placed in or take the room of; replace; make obsolete; make void or useless by superior power


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a.
having, caused by, or relating to speed greater than the speed of sound


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n.
excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious; worship of a false god; false religion


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v. Syn. administer; direct
administer; direct


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n.
management by overseeing the performance


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n. Syn. director; overseer
director; overseer; one who is in charge of a particular unit, as in government or school system


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v. Syn. add; complement
add as something seems insufficient; complement; extension; addition


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a.
added to complete or make up a deficiency


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v. Syn. presume; assume; conjecture
imagine or admit to exist; assume to be true; believe; receive as true


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v. Syn. overwhelm
put down by force or authority; overwhelm; keep from being revealed


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a. Syn. highest; superior
most outstanding; highest; superior


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n.
an additional charge; charge an extra fee


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n.
exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; outside; outward or external appearance


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n. Syn. outburst; eruption
outburst; roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat


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n.
one who performs manual operations on a patient


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n.
medical treatment that involves cutting open a person's body


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v. Syn. guess
guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence


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v. Syn. exceed
be or go beyond, as in degree or quality; exceed


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a. Syn. extra; remaining
remainder; more than is needed; quantity much larger than is needed; remaining


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v.
hand over, give up, give something into another's control


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n. Syn. poll; review
poll; detailed critical inspection


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n. Syn. existence; subsistence
existence; remaining alive


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v. Syn. endure; tolerate; outlive
continue to live; endure or last


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n.
one who outlives another; one who lives through affliction


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v. Syn. doubt
have doubts about; distrust


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v. Syn. hang; append
hang freely; postpone; delay


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n. Syn. uncertainty
uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty


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n. Syn. mistrust; doubt
mistrust; act of suspecting something, especially something wrong, on little evidence or without proof


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a. Syn. skeptical
openly distrustful and unwilling to confide; questionable


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v. Syn. support; nourish; maintain
admit as valid; keep in existence; lengthen or extend in duration or space


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v.
take back what one has said ; enclose or envelop completely


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n. Syn. marsh; bog
low land that is seasonally flooded; low land region saturated with water


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n. Syn. throng; flock; crowd
dense moving crowd; large group of honeybees


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v. Syn. swing
swing; move back and forth or sideways; win approval or support for; convince


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v.
affirm or utter a solemn declaration; make promise or resolve on oath


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n.
knitted garment covering the upper part of the body


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n.
movement in an arc; clean with a broom; wide scope; winning all


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v. Syn. bulge; enlarge
bulge; expand abnormally; increase in size; become filled with pride or anger


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a. Syn. quick; rapid; nimble
quick; moving or capable of moving with great speed


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v. Syn. wave; vibrate; oscillate
sway or move from one side to another; turn round by wind or tide; be hanged


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n.
a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme


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n. Syn. sign; signal
sign; something visible to represent something else invisible


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v. Syn. represent; signify
represent; signify; stand for


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n. Syn. congruity; proportion
arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity


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a. Syn. approving
expressing compassion or friendly fellow feelings; approving; having similar disposition and tastes


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v.
be understanding of; feel or express sympathy or compassion


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n. Syn. compassion; pity; concern
compassion; pity; concern


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n. Syn. orchestra
large orchestra; harmony, especially of sound or color


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n.
collection of writings on a particular topic, as in a magazine; meeting or conference for discussion of a topic; drinking together; merry feast


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n. Syn. sign; prognosis; indication
sign; indication; any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient


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n.
two words that can be interchanged in a context


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n. Syn. formation; integration
combining parts into a coherent whole; putting of two or more things togethe


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a. Syn. artificial
artificial; involving or of the nature of synthesis as opposed to analysis


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n. Syn. structure
organized structure for arranging or classifying


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a. Syn. ordered; methodical
ordered; methodical; carried on using step-by-step procedures


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