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unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges

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n. Syn. support; mainstay
support; mainstay; vertebrate spine or spinal column

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directed to the back or rear; unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; undeveloped

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back and sides of a pig salted and smoked

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single celled organism with no nucleus

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distinctive mark, token, or sign worn on the person

Spelling Word: badge
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game played on a court with light long-handled rackets

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v. Syn. frustrate; perplex
frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of

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n. Syn. luggage; packing
trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage

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v. Syn. harass; tease
harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap

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prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal

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n. Syn. equilibrium; symmetry; stability
being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability

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platform projecting from the wall of a building

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a. Syn. hairless
hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering

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a sort of theatrical representation by dancers

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large non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air

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large room used mainly for dancing

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plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries

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n. Syn. orchestra; team
orchestra; team; strip; ribbon; belt; unite; ally

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strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds

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a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success

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person in charge of the bank in a gambling game; one who owns or is an executive in a bank

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penniless, without any money; financially ruined

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n. Syn. flag; sign
flag; sign; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page

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n. Syn. feast
feast; entertainment of eating and drinking

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n. Syn. caf‚
a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick

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n. Syn. haircutter; shaver
haircutter; one whose business is to cut hair and to shave or trim beards

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a. Syn. naked; nude
lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing

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ad. Syn. just; only
just; only; hardly; scarcely

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agreement between parties concerning the sale of property

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n. Syn. flatboat
flatboat; long, large boat for transporting freight that is unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft

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n. Syn. yelp; howl
sound made by a dog; harsh sound uttered by a dog

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an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals

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instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere

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title or degree of nobility

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n. Syn. vessel
vessel; large cylindrical container

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a. Syn. desolate
desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

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n. Syn. obstacle; hindrance; hurdle
obstacle; structure built to bar passage; boundary or limit

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v. Syn. trade; exchange
trade goods or services without the exchange of money

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game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players; ball used in this game

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n. Syn. cellar
cellar; storage room

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bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids

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v. Syn. lave; immerse
wash by immersion, as in a bath; subject to bath; lave; immerse or cover one's self

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beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence

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beating or pounding; set of guns or heavy artillery; dry cell that produces electric current

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inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf; small body of water set off from the main body

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market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East

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n. Syn. pearl; drops; droplet
small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing

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n. Syn. nib
nib ;horny projecting mouth of a bird

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n. Syn. rafter; brace
ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool

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various edible seeds; small oval or roundish seed, berry, nut, or lump

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v. Syn. support; sustain
support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support

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carrying another part; patient endurance; suffering without complaint; act of producing or giving birth

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v. Syn. whip; strike; defeat
whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly

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suit or be suitable to; be worthy of, or proper for; cause to appear well; grow or come to be

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ad. Syn. previously; aforetime
in state of anticipation; in advance; by way of preparation

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n. Syn. represent
represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone

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v. Syn. perform; [___] oneself
perform; conduct oneself in a proper way

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n. Syn. conduct; manner
conduct; manner

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part of human body which extends downward from breast to thighs, and contains bowels; womb

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greatly loved; dear to the heart

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ad. Syn. beneath; under
under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; inferior to in rank; unworthy of

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strain or move out of a straight line; curve; turn toward some certain point

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ad. Syn. below; under
lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; below

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a. Syn. helpful; useful
helpful; tending to promote physical well-being

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person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will

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n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

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a. Syn. generous; charitable
generous in providing aid to others; charitable

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determined to do or have

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over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than

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v. Syn. present
give as gift; present

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stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; amount or object risked in a wager

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v. Syn. reveal
be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly

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n. Syn. refreshment
liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment

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v. Syn. confuse
lead into perplexity or confusion; perplex with mazes

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n. Syn. prejudice; preference
preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way

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make an offer of; propose; offer in words; declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance

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n. Syn. invoice
invoice; act; proposal; statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu

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the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

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v. Syn. contract; cohere; stick
tie, or confine with a cord, band, or chain; make fast; contract; cohere or stick together

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one who writes a book about somebody's life

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an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life

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scientist who studies living organisms

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pierce skin with teeth; seize with the teeth; sting with a stinger; eat into; have a sharp taste

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a. Syn. painful; acrid; acrimonious
harsh or corrosive in tone; painful; acrid; acrimonious

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sharp and bitter manner

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one who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil

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flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants; cutting part of an instrument

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v. Syn. condemn; rebuke
condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure

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of a white or pale color; without color; empty; void

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heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having a nap, used in bed clothing

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n. Syn. explode; burst
explode; burst; gale; very strong gust of wind or air

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n. Syn. flame
brilliant burst of fire; destructive fire; flame

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v. Syn. whiten; blanch
make white or colorless; blanch

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emit blood; lose blood; withdraw blood from the body

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n. Syn. combination; mixture
combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture

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make or pronounce holy; consecrate; make happy

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n. Syn. boon; benediction
praying for divine protection; formal act of giving approval

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v. Syn. chunk
hinder; obstruct; indicate broadly without great detail; sketch

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n. Syn. flower; blossom
flower; blossom; best time of youth; period of greatest prosperity or productivity

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reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts

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spot or stain, as of ink on paper; blur; weak point or failing

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n. Syn. error
serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion

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a. Syn. insensitive
having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive

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become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

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n. Syn. lumber; plank
a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

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wooden boards collectively; act of entering a ship; supplying with meals and lodgings for pay

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v. Syn. brag; vaunt
show off oneself; speak of with excessive pride

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guard to protect or defend person; lifeguard

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be agitated; pass from a liquid to vapor when heated; be excited with passion; heat in water

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a. Syn. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
brave; daring; intrepid; impudent

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v. Syn. dash
dash or dart off; move or jump suddenly

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n. Syn. link; tie; connection
link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty

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an extra dividend to the shareholders; money paid in addition to a stated compensation

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case with shelves for holding books, especially one with glazed doors

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n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish

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deep and resonant; flourishing; thriving

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v. Syn. raise; advance
raise; advance; push or shove upward

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house or shed built for temporary occupation; covered stall or temporary structure

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outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden; margin; verge; brink; boundary

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v. Syn. drill
drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill

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a. Syn. tiresome; tedious
uninteresting and tiresome; dull

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v. Syn. disturb; puzzle
annoy; trouble; make agitated or nervous; fluster

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v. Syn. jolt; rebound
jolt; rebound after having struck an object or a surface

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n. Syn. limit; constraint
tied; held; committed; limit; constraint; leap; jump

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n. Syn. border; frontier
dividing line; border; frontier

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middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

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inclination of head, or bending of body for reverence, respect, civility, or submission; bending or rounded part of ship forward

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throw or roll a ball; move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling

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refrain from buying or using

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something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;

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n. Syn. intelligence; intellect
organ or seat of intellect; understanding or imagination

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a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction

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burning piece of wood; mark made by burning with a hot iron; distinctive mark upon in any way

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n. Syn. violation; infringement
breaking of contract or duty

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n. Syn. width; extent
measure or dimension from side to side; width; extent

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opportunity to do something; pause or interval, as from work; sudden change

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process of failing to function or continue; sudden collapse in physical or mental health; summary of itemized data

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act of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction

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air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

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v. Syn. respire
respire; inhale and exhale air

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v. Syn. raise; hatch; mate
raise; produce offspring; give birth to or hatch; mate

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n. Syn. light wind
light current of air; gentle wind; progress swiftly and effortlessly

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something serving to influence or persuade; reward or gift with a view to prevent judgment

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headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins

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short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise

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v. Syn. lighten
lighten; cheer; encourage; make or become bright or brighter

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n. Syn. cleverness; magnificence
cleverness; magnificence

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full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone

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n. Syn. brink; edge
brink; edge

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n. Syn. verge; border
edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge

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a. Syn. energetic; swift
marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic; swift; keen or sharp in speech or manner

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easily broken; having little elasticity

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message that is transmitted by radio or television; radio or television show

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v. Syn. widen; expand
widen; grow broad or broader

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n. Syn. pamphlet
pamphlet; small book usually having paper cover

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an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements

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think long and anxiously; be in a state of gloomy, serious thought

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n. Syn. creek; stream
creek; stream

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of dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow

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injure, as by a blow or collision; contuse; fight with the fists

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like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless

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not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence

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n. Syn. foam
foam; dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; fantastic or impracticable idea or belief

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vessel for drawing up water from a well; vessel for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain

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n. Syn. shoot; sprout
one that is not yet fully developed; sprout

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n. Syn. estimate
estimate; a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

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table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out

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general name applied to various insects

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rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball

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n. Syn. majority; mass
majority; main part; volume; mass

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a. Syn. cumbersome; unwieldy; clumsy
of large size for its weight

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male of any species of cattle; large, strong, and aggressive person; optimist regarding business conditions

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brief statement of facts; any public notice or announcement; a periodical publication

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gold and silver in the form of bars

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n. Syn. lump; bulge
impact as from a collision; lump on the body caused by a blow

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n. Syn. clump; cluster; gathering
clump; cluster; gathering

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n. Syn. packet; parcel
packet; a package of things tied together; a large sum of money

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not easily borne; wearing; causing uneasiness or fatigue

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over-regulated administrative system

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n. Syn. grave
grave or tomb; ritual placing of a corpse in a grave; concealing something under the ground

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n. Syn. shrub
place abounding in trees or shrubs; wild forest

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rightful concern or responsibility; occupation, work, or trade in which a person is engaged; commercial enterprise

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n. Syn. slaughterer
one whose job is to kill animals for food; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; vendor, especially on train or in theater

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oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning

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insect typically having a slender body with broad colorful wings

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confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration

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past; gone by

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channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel

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