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a. have the skills and qualifications to do things well
a. having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity

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ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
ad. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

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ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher

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a. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge
ad. alongside each other, facing in the same direction

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ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings

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n. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

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ad. quickly and without warning

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n. a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

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n. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
v. to stress, single out as important

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v. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
v. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

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a. adequate for the purpose
a. judged to be in conformity with approved usage

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n. the state of being acceptable and accepted
n. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)

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n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights

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a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by

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ad. in accordance with
ad. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given

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v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition

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a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing

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ad. strictly correctly
ad. with few mistakes

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v. make psychologically or physically used (to something)

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v. have a desire for something or someone who is not present
n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

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n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
a. causing a dull and steady pain

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n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
n. a statement acknowledging something or someone

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n. a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
n. a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean

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n. an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination

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n. the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
n. the gymnastic moves of an acrobat

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v. perform on a stage or theater
v. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected

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v. put in effect
n. the state of being active

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a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation

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n. a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
n. an organic process that takes place in the body

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n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer

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n. a female actor

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n. the state of actually existing objectively

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v. bestow a quality on
v. make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

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n. a quantity that is added
n. a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area

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ad. in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree

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n. a word that expresses an attribute of something
n. the word class that qualifies nouns

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a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated

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a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval

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n. benefit resulting from some event or action
n. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

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a. giving an advantage
a. appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness

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n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun

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a. of or relating to or functioning as an adverb
n. a word or group of words function as an adverb

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n. a public promotion of some product or service

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n. a public promotion of some product or service
n. the business of drawing public attention to goods and services

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n. a proposal for an appropriate course of action

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v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
v. inform (somebody) of something

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n. an expert who gives advice

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n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

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n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern

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a. aimlessly drifting
a. covered with water

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a. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of

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a. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
a. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

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n. the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean

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a. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
n. a native or inhabitant of Africa

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ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

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n. the part of the day between noon and evening
n. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

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ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

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ad. anew

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n. an era of history having some distinctive feature
v. make older

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n. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
n. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse

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n. the act of initiating hostilities
n. deliberately unfriendly behavior

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a. gone by; or in the past
ad. in the past

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v. cause to agonize
v. suffer agony or anguish

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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together

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ad. in an enjoyable manner

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v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together

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a. relating to rural matters
a. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming

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ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time

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n. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

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a. aimlessly drifting
a. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

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n. a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
n. a hose that carries air under pressure

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n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers

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n. letters and packages that are transported by aircraft
v. send or transport by airmail

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n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

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n. an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo

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n. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
n. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)

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a. frightening because of an awareness of danger

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ad. by bad luck

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n. a liquor or brew containing [___] as the active agent
n. any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation

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a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol

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n. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
n. an intense persistent desire to drink alcohol...

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n. a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an [___] is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

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n. the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations

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n. the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
n. separation resulting from hostility

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a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit

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ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
a. completely given to or absorbed by

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a. related by common characteristics or ancestry
a. of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I

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n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

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n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose

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v. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
v. [___] the presence of or [___] (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

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ad. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

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ad. using the voice; not silently
ad. with relatively high volume

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n. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
n. a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language

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ad. in addition

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n. informal terms for nakedness
ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

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ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case

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a. completely enveloping

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n. North America and South America and Central America
n. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independenc...

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n. the English language as used in the United States
a. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas

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n. electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it

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n. a feeling of delight at being entertained
n. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

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a. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
n. something having the property of being analogous to something else

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a. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
n. a very old person

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n. spiritual being attendant upon God
n. person of exceptional holiness

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n. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
v. become angry

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v. present with a bias
v. seek indirectly

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a. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
a. feeling or showing anger

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a. marked by the appetites and passions of the body
n. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

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n. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
n. the act of troubling or annoying someone

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a. any of various alternatives; some other

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v. be liable or accountable
v. understand the meaning of

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n. social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers

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n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
n. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

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a. of words: having opposite meanings

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ad. with anxiety or apprehension

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ad. to [___] degree or extent
a. one or some or every or all without specification

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ad. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
ad. in any way whatsoever

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ad. at or in or to any place

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n. a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an [___] house

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ad. from appearances alone
ad. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

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v. come into sight or view
v. be issued or published

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n. the act of appearing in public view
n. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

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n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

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n. native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
n. fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh

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ad. to a noticeable degree

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v. increase the value of
v. make aware of

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n. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
n. the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue

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n. the month following March and preceding May

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n. a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
n. a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia

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n. the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
a. relating to or characteristic of Arabs

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v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

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n. the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
n. (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)

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n. an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture

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a. of or relating to the Arctic
n. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

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n. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
n. (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program

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a. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

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v. prepare oneself for a military confrontation
n. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

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n. chair with a support on each side for arms

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n. a large number of people united for some specific purpose
n. the [___] of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare

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ad. in circumference
ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

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n. the act of arriving at a certain place
n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)

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v. reach a destination; [___] by movement or progress
v. succeed in a big way; get to the top

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ad. in an arrogant manner

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n. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
n. a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow

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n. the creation of beautiful or significant things
n. the products of human creativity; works of [___] collectively

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n. a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination

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a. relating to or characteristic of art or artists
a. aesthetically pleasing

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ad. to the same degree (often followed by `as')
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n. an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism

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v. convert into ashes
n. strong elastic wood of any of various [___] trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats

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ad. towards the shore from the water

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n. a receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes

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n. the nations of the Asian continent collectively
n. the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations

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n. a native or inhabitant of Asia
a. of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture

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v. make a request or demand for something to somebody
v. direct or put; seek an answer to

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ad. in the sleep of death
ad. into a sleeping state

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n. hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
n. a pompous fool

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v. murder; especially of socially prominent persons
v. destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation

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n. a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed

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n. a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
n. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

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a. characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination

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n. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

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n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft

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n. a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
n. 100 [___] equal 1 kip in Laos

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a. having a sturdy and well proportioned body
a. relating to or befitting athletics or athletes

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a. relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
n. the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east

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a. relating to or located in the atmosphere

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ad. with attention; in an attentive manner

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a. capable of being attributed

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n. assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
n. assigning to a cause or source

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a. of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify

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n. the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle

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a. relating to or characterized by an aura
a. of or pertaining to hearing or the ear

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n. a favorable omen

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n. a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
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n. a native or inhabitant of Australia
a. of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages

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n. the season when the leaves fall from the trees

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n. the quality of being at hand when needed

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v. look forward to the probable occurrence of

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a. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
a. mentally perceptive and responsive

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v. stop sleeping
v. cause to become awake or conscious

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n. something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
v. give as judged due or on the basis of merit

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ad. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
ad. out of the way (especially [___] from one's thoughts)

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a. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

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ad. used as intensifiers
ad. in a terrible manner

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n. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
n. trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape

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v. terminate
v. chop or split with an ax

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a. relating to or attached to the axis
a. situated on or along or in the direction of an axis

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