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consistent
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a. agreeing with itself; coherent; regular
He's recently signed a new 120 million dollar contract with his British-based record company after more than five years of consistent album hits and number one singles.
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constrain
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v. restrain; keep within close bounds; confine
His idea is to constrain commercial banks' lending.
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constraint
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n. something that restricts or confines within prescribed bounds
Given the budget constraint, it was impossible to accomplish my goals.
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consult
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v. seek advice or information of; take into account; consider
I will consult with our friends, but it's going to be what's in the interests of our country first and foremost.
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container
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n. any object that can be used to hold things
For the last thirty-two days, Hassan has been living in a three-by-four-meter glass container in a shopping center, sharing it with six thousand poisonous arachnids.
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contaminate
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v. make impure or unclean by contact or mixture; pollute; defile
Compact fluorescent light bulbs contaminate the environment with 30000 pounds of mercury each year.
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content
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n. volume; something contained; material, including text and images
The brain is hungry not for the method but for content, especially the latter, which contains powerful, precise, and explicit generalizations.
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contented
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a. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
When he heard this, he revealed a very contented smile.
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contiguous
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a. sharing an edge or boundary; touching; neighboring
The two houses had contiguous yards, so the families shared the landscaping expenses.
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continuum
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n. sequence; succession; continuous extent, succession, or whole
So the practical continuum is now laptop - iPad - phone rather than desktop - laptop - iPad - phone.
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contrast
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v. set in opposition to show or emphasize differences; show differences when compared
The siblings who contrast sharply in interests and abilities make a common decision.
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convenience
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n. state of being suitable
The popularity of convenience foods means that many people no longer eat enough fresh produce.
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convention
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n. social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
Moreover, following this convention is our friend's normal behavior when in such a mood.
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convert
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n. change something into another form; transform
However, he suggests that this only be done if the convert is also willingly accepted into his position by the community.
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cooperate
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v. work or act together toward a common end or purpose
The best way to get Pakistan to cooperate is to find why it is so keen to retain influence in Afghanistan and try to meet its concerns.
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corn
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n. plants, such as wheat, maize, oats, and barley, that can be used to produce flour
The English apply the name corn to wheat, and the Scotch, to oats.
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cosmopolitan
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a. sophisticated; of worldwide scope
Her years in the capitol had transformed her into a cosmopolitan young woman highly aware of international affairs.
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counseling
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n. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
The counseling services' mission is to help students, faculty, and staff gain all they can from their experience at the university.
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couple
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n. a male and female associated together; a pair who associate with one another
He caught a married couple from Chicago.
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craft
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n. something made by people; vessel
A space craft is a vessel to travel out of air.
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