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Read [Esc] v. forsake, leave behind
v. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

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Read [Esc] a. free from constraint
a. forsaken by owner or inhabitants

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Read [Esc] n. the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
n. the act of giving something up

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Read [Esc] v. shorten
v. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Spelling Word: abbreviate
Read [Esc] n. a shortened form of a word or phrase
n. shortening something by omitting parts of it

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Read [Esc] v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
v. dwell

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Read [Esc] a. unceasing

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Read [Esc] n. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
n. the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

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Read [Esc] a. lighted up by or as by fire or flame
a. resembling flame in brilliance or color

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Read [Esc] a. departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
a. much greater than the normal

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Read [Esc] ad. part of a group
ad. on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle

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Read [Esc] v. do away with

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Read [Esc] n. the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)

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Read [Esc] n. a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

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Read [Esc] v. cease development, die, and be aborted
v. terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion

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Read [Esc] v. be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
v. be in a state of movement or action

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Read [Esc] n. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
n. erosion by friction

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Read [Esc] a. causing abrasion
n. a substance that abrades or wears down

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Read [Esc] a. extremely steep
a. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

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Read [Esc] n. failure to be present
n. the state of being absent

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Read [Esc] a. lost in thought; showing preoccupation
a. not being in a specified place

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Read [Esc] n. one that is absent or not in residence

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Read [Esc] n. habitual absence from work

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Read [Esc] a. expressing finality with no implication of possible change
a. perfect or complete or pure

Spelling Word: absolute
Read [Esc] ad. totally and definitely; without question
ad. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers

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Read [Esc] v. become imbued
v. cause to become one with

Spelling Word: absorb
Read [Esc] n. the mental state of being preoccupied by something
n. complete attention; intense mental effort

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Read [Esc] n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
a. dealing with a subject in the [___] without practical purpose or intention

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Read [Esc] a. incongruous;inviting ridicule
a. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

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Read [Esc] n. (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present
n. the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

Spelling Word: abundance
Read [Esc] a. present in great quantity

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Read [Esc] ad. in an abundant manner

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Read [Esc] n. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
v. use wrongly or improperly or excessively

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Read [Esc] v. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

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Read [Esc] a. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
a. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result

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Read [Esc] n. a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
n. an educator who works at a college or university

Spelling Word: academician
Read [Esc] v. cause to move faster
v. move faster

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Read [Esc] a. speeded up, as of an academic course

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Read [Esc] v. cause to move faster
v. move faster

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Read [Esc] n. the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
n. (physics) a rate of increase of velocity

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Read [Esc] v. obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
v. reach or gain [___] to

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Read [Esc] n. the quality of being at hand when needed
n. the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with

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Read [Esc] a. easy to get along with or talk to; friendly
a. easily obtained

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Read [Esc] a. aiding and abetting in a crime
n. someone who helps another person commit a crime

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Read [Esc] n. an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
n. anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

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Read [Esc] a. happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally
n. a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature

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Read [Esc] ad. without intention; in an unintentional manner
ad. of a minor or subordinate nature

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Read [Esc] v. praise vociferously
n. enthusiastic approval

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Read [Esc] v. provide with something desired or needed
v. have room for; hold without crowding

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Read [Esc] a. helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
a. obliging; willing to do favors

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Read [Esc] n. a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
n. an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

Spelling Word: accompaniment
Read [Esc] v. go or travel along with
v. be present or associated with an event or entity

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Read [Esc] v. go or travel along with
v. be present or associated with an event or entity

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Read [Esc] v. put in effect
v. to gain with effort

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Read [Esc] a. settled securely and unconditionally
a. highly skilled

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Read [Esc] n. the action of accomplishing something
n. an ability that has been acquired by training

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Read [Esc] n. a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player

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Read [Esc] n. a short [___] of the news
n. importance or value

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Read [Esc] n. someone who maintains and audits business accounts

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Read [Esc] n. a short account of the news
n. importance or value

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Read [Esc] v. provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials
v. ascribe an achievement to

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Read [Esc] v. get or gather together
v. collect or gather

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Read [Esc] n. an increase by natural growth or addition
n. (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

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Read [Esc] n. (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
n. the quality of being near to the true value

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Read [Esc] a. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
a. conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

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Read [Esc] n. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
n. a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

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Read [Esc] v. bring an accusation against; level a charge against
v. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

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Read [Esc] a. commonly used or practiced; usual
a. (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to

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Read [Esc] v. to gain with effort

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Read [Esc] n. the action of accomplishing something

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Read [Esc] n. street name for lysergic [___] diethylamide
n. any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt

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Read [Esc] a. being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)
a. being sour to the taste

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Read [Esc] n. the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth
n. pH values below 7

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Read [Esc] v. cause to come to know personally
v. inform

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Read [Esc] n. a person with whom you are acquainted
n. personal knowledge or information about someone or something

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Read [Esc] a. having fair knowledge of

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Read [Esc] v. win something through one's efforts
v. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

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Read [Esc] n. the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
n. an ability that has been acquired by training

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Read [Esc] n. a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name

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Read [Esc] v. put in motion or move to act
v. make active or more active

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Read [Esc] ad. in an active manner

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Read [Esc] a. existing in act or fact
a. being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

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Read [Esc] ad. as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
ad. in actual fact

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Read [Esc] v. put in motion or move to act
v. give an incentive for action

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Read [Esc] n. shrewdness shown by keen insight
n. a tapering point

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

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Read [Esc] a. extremely sharp or intense
n. a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

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Read [Esc] v. make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
v. [___] or conform oneself to new or different conditions

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Read [Esc] a. capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

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Read [Esc] n. (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
n. the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

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Read [Esc] a. having a capacity for adaptation

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Read [Esc] v. to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
n. someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms

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Read [Esc] a. causing or characterized by addiction

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Read [Esc] a. further or added

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Read [Esc] a. characterized or produced by addition
a. designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

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Read [Esc] a. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

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Read [Esc] a. having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
a. sufficient for the purpose

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Read [Esc] v. follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
v. stick to firmly

Spelling Word: adhere
Read [Esc] n. a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
a. tending to adhere

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Read [Esc] a. having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
a. nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space

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Read [Esc] v. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
v. be in direct physical contact with; make contact

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Read [Esc] a. of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
a. furnishing added support

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Read [Esc] v. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
v. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

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Read [Esc] n. an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
n. the act of adjusting something to match a standard

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Read [Esc] v. [___] or bestow, as in small portions
v. give or apply (medications)

Spelling Word: administer
Read [Esc] n. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
n. the act of governing; exercising authority

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Read [Esc] a. of or relating to or responsible for administration

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Read [Esc] n. someone who manages a government agency or department
n. someone who administers a business

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Read [Esc] n. a feeling of delighted approval and liking
n. a favorable judgment

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Read [Esc] v. feel admiration for
v. look at with admiration

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Read [Esc] v. serve as a means of entrance
v. declare to be true or [___] the existence or reality or truth of

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Read [Esc] ad. as acknowledged

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Read [Esc] n. sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
n. the clay from which [___] bricks are made

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Read [Esc] a. relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
a. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

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Read [Esc] v. put into dramatic form
v. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

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Read [Esc] n. a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled t...

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Read [Esc] v. be beautiful to look at
v. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

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Read [Esc] n. the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting
n. a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

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Read [Esc] v. develop further
n. an amount paid before it is earned

Spelling Word: advance
Read [Esc] a. farther along in physical or mental development
a. far along in time

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Read [Esc] n. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
n. encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

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Read [Esc] n. the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
n. arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)

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Read [Esc] v. put at risk
n. a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

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Read [Esc] n. a person who enjoys taking risks
n. someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)

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Read [Esc] a. willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

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Read [Esc] a. contrary to your interests or welfare
a. in an opposing direction

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Read [Esc] ad. in an adverse manner

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Read [Esc] n. a state of misfortune or affliction
n. a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event

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Read [Esc] v. push for something
v. speak, plead, or argue in favor of

Spelling Word: advocate
Read [Esc] n. the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow

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Read [Esc] a. concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
a. relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics

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Read [Esc] v. connect closely and often incriminatingly
v. have an effect upon

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Read [Esc] a. being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
a. speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

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Read [Esc] n. a positive feeling of liking

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Read [Esc] a. having or displaying warmth or affection

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Read [Esc] a. characterized by emotion

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Read [Esc] n. a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
v. keep company with; hang out with

Spelling Word: affiliate
Read [Esc] n. a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
n. (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship

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Read [Esc] v. to declare or [___] solemnly and formally as true
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

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Read [Esc] v. cause great unhappiness for; distress
v. cause physical pain or suffering in

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Read [Esc] n. a cause of great suffering and distress
n. a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

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Read [Esc] n. an [___] person; a person who is financially well off
n. a branch that flows into the main stream

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Read [Esc] v. be able to spare or give up
v. be the cause or source of

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Read [Esc] a. that you have the financial means for

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Read [Esc] n. a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
n. a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)

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Read [Esc] v. make worse
v. exasperate or irritate

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Read [Esc] a. making worse

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Read [Esc] v. amount in the [___] to
v. gather in a mass, sum, or whole

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Read [Esc] n. the act of gathering something together
n. several things grouped together or considered as a whole

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Read [Esc] a. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
a. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

Spelling Word: aggressive
Read [Esc] n. the quality of being bold and enterprising
n. a natural disposition to be hostile

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Read [Esc] a. mentally quick
a. moving quickly and lightly

Spelling Word: agile
Read [Esc] n. the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble

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Read [Esc] n. disturbance usually in protest
n. a state of [___] or turbulent change or development

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Read [Esc] a. in keeping
a. conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature

Spelling Word: agreeable
Read [Esc] n. a large-scale farming enterprise
n. the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

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Read [Esc] n. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

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Read [Esc] v. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
n. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

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Read [Esc] v. expose to cool or cold [___] so as to cool or freshen
v. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

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Read [Esc] a. moved or conveyed by or through air

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Read [Esc] n. a vehicle that can fly

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Read [Esc] n. motion sickness experienced while traveling by air (especially during turbulence)

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Read [Esc] a. slightly open

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Read [Esc] a. similar in quality or character
a. related by blood

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Read [Esc] n. a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
n. the way two individuals relate to each other

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Read [Esc] n. north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
n. wood of any of various [___] trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc

Spelling Word: alder
Read [Esc] a. engaged in or accustomed to close observation
a. mentally perceptive and responsive

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Read [Esc] n. a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
a. being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Spelling Word: alien
Read [Esc] n. the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
n. an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

Spelling Word: alignment
Read [Esc] a. having the same or similar characteristics
ad. equally

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Read [Esc] n. (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
n. statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove

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Read [Esc] n. an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
n. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

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Read [Esc] n. use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

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Read [Esc] v. distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

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Read [Esc] n. a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
v. make an [___] of

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Read [Esc] v. make a more or less disguised reference to

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Read [Esc] v. become an [___] or associate, as by a treaty or marriage
n. a friendly nation

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Read [Esc] ad. in the higher atmosphere above the earth
ad. at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship

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Read [Esc] ad. without anybody else or anything else
ad. without any others being included or involved

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Read [Esc] ad. in an [___] manner
a. remote in manner

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Read [Esc] v. cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
v. remove the ovaries of

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Read [Esc] n. the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
n. the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

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Read [Esc] v. exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
n. someone who takes the place of another person

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Read [Esc] ad. in an alternating sequence or position

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Read [Esc] n. successive change from one thing or state to another and back again

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Read [Esc] a. serving or used in place of another
a. pertaining to unconventional choices

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Read [Esc] n. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
n. elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

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Read [Esc] n. a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite

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Read [Esc] n. an athlete who does not play for pay
a. engaged in as a pastime

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Read [Esc] v. be a mystery or bewildering to
v. affect with wonder

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Read [Esc] n. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

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Read [Esc] a. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
a. surprising greatly

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Read [Esc] n. a particular environment or surrounding influence
n. the atmosphere of an environment

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Read [Esc] v. have as one's ambition
n. a cherished desire

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Read [Esc] a. requiring full use of your abilities or resources
a. having a strong desire for success or achievement

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Read [Esc] n. mixed feelings or emotions

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Read [Esc] a. uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

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Read [Esc] n. a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
v. walk leisurely

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Read [Esc] a. disposed or willing to comply
a. open to being acted upon in a certain way

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Read [Esc] v. to make better
v. set straight or right

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Read [Esc] n. the act of amending or correcting
n. a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)

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Read [Esc] n. pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

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Read [Esc] n. partial or total loss of memory

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Read [Esc] v. develop into
n. the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

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Read [Esc] a. fairly large
a. more than enough in size or scope or capacity

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Read [Esc] n. addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
n. (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current

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Read [Esc] v. increase in size, volume or significance
v. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

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Read [Esc] a. similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
a. corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin

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Read [Esc] n. an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
n. drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

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Read [Esc] n. an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
n. a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed

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Read [Esc] v. break down into components or essential features
v. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features

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Read [Esc] n. an advocate of anarchism

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Read [Esc] n. alternative names for the body of a human being
n. a detailed analysis

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Read [Esc] n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

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Read [Esc] a. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
a. of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

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Read [Esc] n. inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
n. the descendants of one individual

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Read [Esc] a. having the character of an anecdote
a. characterized by or given to telling anecdotes

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Read [Esc] n. short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

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Read [Esc] n. a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
a. characterized by insensibility

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Read [Esc] a. measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
a. having angles or an [___] shape

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Read [Esc] a. belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
a. endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

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Read [Esc] a. having life or vigor or spirit
a. made to appear to move as living creatures do

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Read [Esc] v. take (territory) as if by conquest
v. attach to

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Read [Esc] v. kill in large numbers

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Read [Esc] v. make known; make an announcement
v. [___] publicly or officially

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Read [Esc] n. a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
n. a formal public statement

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Read [Esc] n. reads news, commercials on radio or television
n. someone who proclaims a message publicly

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Read [Esc] v. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

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Read [Esc] a. causing irritation or annoyance
n. the act of troubling or [___] someone

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Read [Esc] a. completing its life cycle within a year
n. (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year

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Read [Esc] ad. by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
ad. without missing a year

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Read [Esc] n. (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
n. deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

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Read [Esc] a. having no known name or identity or known source
a. not known or lacking marked individuality

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Read [Esc] v. be earlier in time; go back further
v. establish something as being earlier relative to something else

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Read [Esc] n. a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
n. a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)

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Read [Esc] n. a collection of selected literary passages

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Read [Esc] n. the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

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Read [Esc] n. a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
a. of or relating to [___] drugs

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Read [Esc] v. realize beforehand
v. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

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Read [Esc] n. anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
n. something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

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Read [Esc] v. make obsolete or old-fashioned
v. give an antique appearance to

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Read [Esc] a. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

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Read [Esc] a. made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age
n. any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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Read [Esc] n. extreme oldness
n. an artifact surviving from the past

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Read [Esc] a. thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
a. devoid of objectionable language

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Read [Esc] a. eagerly desirous
a. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

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Read [Esc] v. defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
v. acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing

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Read [Esc] n. a poor example
n. an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

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Read [Esc] v. cite as an authority; resort to
n. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

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a. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings

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Read [Esc] n. a feeling of craving something

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Read [Esc] v. express approval of
v. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

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Read [Esc] n. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
n. durable goods for home or office use

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Read [Esc] n. a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

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Read [Esc] n. the work of applying something
n. the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose

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Read [Esc] v. be pertinent or relevant or applicable
v. avail oneself to

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Read [Esc] v. assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
v. furnish

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Read [Esc] n. a meeting arranged in advance
n. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

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Read [Esc] v. give out as one's portion or share
v. distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

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Read [Esc] n. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
n. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

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Read [Esc] a. enough to be estimated or measured

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Read [Esc] v. be fully aware of; realize fully
v. increase the value of

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Read [Esc] n. an increase in price or value
n. a favorable judgment

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Read [Esc] n. works for an expert to learn a trade
v. be or work as an apprentice

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Read [Esc] n. a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
v. begin to deal with

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Read [Esc] n. the event of one object coming closer to another
n. the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

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Read [Esc] v. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
a. suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

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Read [Esc] n. money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
n. incorporation by joining or uniting

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Read [Esc] n. acceptance as satisfactory
n. a feeling of liking something or someone good

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Read [Esc] v. give sanction to
v. judge to be right or commendable; think well of

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Read [Esc] v. be close or similar
a. located close together

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Read [Esc] ad. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

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Read [Esc] a. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
a. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

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Read [Esc] ad. with competence; in a competent capable manner

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Read [Esc] n. a transparent variety of beryl that is blue green in color
n. a shade of blue tinged with green

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Read [Esc] n. a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

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Read [Esc] a. operating or living or growing in water
n. a plant that lives in or on water

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Read [Esc] a. based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

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Read [Esc] a. of or relating to or formed by trees
a. inhabiting or frequenting trees

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Read [Esc] n. something curved in shape
v. form an arch or curve

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Read [Esc] a. related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology

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Read [Esc] n. the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

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Read [Esc] n. a group of many islands in a large body of water

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Read [Esc] n. someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

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Read [Esc] a. of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture

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Read [Esc] n. (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software
n. the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

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Read [Esc] a. glowing or shining like fire
a. characterized by strong enthusiasm

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Read [Esc] a. characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
a. difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill

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Read [Esc] n. the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand
n. a playing field where sports events take place

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Read [Esc] n. an elaborate song for solo voice

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Read [Esc] a. lacking sufficient water or rainfall
a. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

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Read [Esc] a. relating to or involving arithmetic
n. the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

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Read [Esc] v. equip with armor
n. a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles

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Read [Esc] a. used of animals; provided with protective covering
a. equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior

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Read [Esc] n. a place where arms are manufactured
n. a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms

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Read [Esc] n. weapons considered collectively
n. the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

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Read [Esc] n. any property detected by the olfactory system
n. a distinctive odor that is pleasant

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Read [Esc] a. having a strong pleasant odor
a. (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings

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Read [Esc] v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
v. cause to be alert and energetic

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Read [Esc] v. adapt for performance in a different way
v. put into a proper or systematic order

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Read [Esc] n. the thing arranged or agreed to
n. a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments

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Read [Esc] n. an orderly arrangement
n. an impressive display

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Read [Esc] n. a place where arms are manufactured
n. all the weapons and equipment that a country has

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Read [Esc] n. a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic
n. a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body

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Read [Esc] n. inflammation of a joint or joints

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Read [Esc] v. bind by a contract; especially for a training period
n. one of a class of artifacts

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Read [Esc] v. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
a. consisting of segments held together by joints

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Read [Esc] a. not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
a. contrived by art rather than nature

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Read [Esc] n. a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

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Read [Esc] v. become king or queen
v. come up, of celestial bodies

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Read [Esc] n. the act of changing location in an upward direction
a. moving or going or growing upward

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Read [Esc] n. a movement upward
n. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

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Read [Esc] v. attribute or credit to

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Read [Esc] n. a distinct feature or element in a problem
n. the feelings expressed on a person's face

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Read [Esc] v. impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
v. deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

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Read [Esc] n. a will to succeed
n. a cherished desire

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Read [Esc] a. desiring or striving for recognition or advancement

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Read [Esc] n. a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
v. force (someone) to have sex against their will

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Read [Esc] n. the social act of assembling
n. a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose

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Read [Esc] v. get people together
v. create by putting components or members together

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Read [Esc] n. a public facility to meet for open discussion
n. a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together

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Read [Esc] v. [___] to be true
v. state categorically

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Read [Esc] v. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
v. charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine

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Read [Esc] n. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
n. an amount determined as payable

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Read [Esc] n. a useful or valuable quality

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Read [Esc] n. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
n. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

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Read [Esc] v. make similar
v. take up mentally

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Read [Esc] v. give help or assistance; be of service
v. work for or be a servant to

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Read [Esc] n. a resource
n. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

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Read [Esc] a. of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
n. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

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Read [Esc] v. keep company with; hang out with
n. a friend who is frequently in the company of another

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Read [Esc] n. a formal organization of people or groups of people
n. a social or business relationship

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Read [Esc] a. consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
a. of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity

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Read [Esc] n. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
n. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

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Read [Esc] v. occupy or take on
v. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

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Read [Esc] n. (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
n. a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

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Read [Esc] v. [___] somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence
v. make certain of

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Read [Esc] ad. without a doubt

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Read [Esc] v. affect with wonder

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Read [Esc] v. affect with wonder

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Read [Esc] a. surprising greatly
a. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

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Read [Esc] v. affect with wonder

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Read [Esc] a. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
a. bewildering or striking dumb with wonder

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Read [Esc] n. a physicist who studies astronomy

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Read [Esc] a. relating or belonging to the science of astronomy
a. inconceivably large

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Read [Esc] n. the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

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Read [Esc] a. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

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Read [Esc] a. irregular in shape or outline
a. characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components

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Read [Esc] n. someone who denies the existence of god
a. related to or characterized by or given to atheism

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Read [Esc] n. a person trained to compete in sports

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Read [Esc] n. the mass of air surrounding the Earth
n. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

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Read [Esc] n. (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
n. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

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Read [Esc] a. of or relating to or comprising atoms
a. (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of [___] energy

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Read [Esc] n. annihilation by reducing something to atoms
n. separating something into fine particles

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Read [Esc] n. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
n. any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

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Read [Esc] v. create social or emotional ties
v. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

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Read [Esc] a. used of buildings joined by common sidewalls
a. being joined in close association

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Read [Esc] n. a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
n. a connection that fastens things together

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Read [Esc] n. a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
v. [___] someone physically or emotionally

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Read [Esc] v. reach a destination, either real or abstract
v. reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

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Read [Esc] n. an ability that has been acquired by training
n. arrival at a new stage

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Read [Esc] v. make an effort or attempt
n. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

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Read [Esc] v. take charge of or deal with
v. give heed (to)

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Read [Esc] n. the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
n. the frequency with which a person is present

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Read [Esc] a. being present (at meeting or event etc.)
a. following or accompanying as a consequence

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Read [Esc] n. the faculty or power of mental concentration
n. a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review

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Read [Esc] n. clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
v. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

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Read [Esc] n. a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

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Read [Esc] v. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
v. be attractive to

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Read [Esc] n. an entertainment that is offered to the public
n. the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

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Read [Esc] a. having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull
a. having power to arouse interest

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Read [Esc] v. [___] or credit to
v. decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

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Read [Esc] a. heard or perceptible by the ear
n. a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage

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Read [Esc] n. an opportunity to state your case and be heard
n. a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance

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Read [Esc] v. attend academic courses without getting credit
n. an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA

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Read [Esc] v. perform in order to get a role
n. the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

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Read [Esc] n. the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits

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Read [Esc] n. hand tool for boring holes
n. a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes

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Read [Esc] v. grow or intensify
v. enlarge or increase

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

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Read [Esc] a. not counterfeit or copied
a. conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

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Read [Esc] v. establish the authenticity of something

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Read [Esc] n. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
n. an authoritative written work

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Read [Esc] v. give or delegate power or authority to
v. grant authorization or clearance for

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Read [Esc] a. relating to or in the style of an autobiography
a. of or relating to or characteristic of an autobiographer

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Read [Esc] n. a biography of yourself

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Read [Esc] a. operated by automation

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Read [Esc] a. resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
n. a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released

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Read [Esc] a. of or relating to motor vehicles
a. containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement

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Read [Esc] a. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
a. (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

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Read [Esc] n. personal independence
n. immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

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Read [Esc] a. furnishing added support
a. functioning in a supporting capacity

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Read [Esc] a. obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
a. convenient for use or disposal

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Read [Esc] n. a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
v. gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow

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Read [Esc] n. a line of approach
n. a wide street or thoroughfare

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Read [Esc] a. relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the [___] of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
a. around the middle of a scale of evaluation

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Read [Esc] a. (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

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Read [Esc] n. a feeling of intense dislike
n. the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

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Read [Esc] v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
v. turn away or aside

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Read [Esc] n. the art of operating aircraft
n. the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

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Read [Esc] n. someone who operates an aircraft

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Read [Esc] a. marked by active interest and enthusiasm
a. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

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Read [Esc] n. an auxiliary activity

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Read [Esc] v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
v. stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

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Read [Esc] n. deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

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Read [Esc] n. state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
n. having knowledge of

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Read [Esc] a. lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
a. socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner

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Read [Esc] ad. in an awkward manner

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Read [Esc] n. the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
n. a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions

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Read [Esc] n. large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles

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Read [Esc] n. a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
n. a man who has never been married

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Read [Esc] n. the part of a network that connects other networks together
n. the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord

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Read [Esc] n. scenery hung at back of stage

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Read [Esc] n. the portable equipment and supplies of an army
n. cases used to carry belongings when traveling

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Read [Esc] v. hold or carry in equilibrium
n. the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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Read [Esc] a. being in a state of proper equilibrium

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Read [Esc] a. lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
a. without the natural or usual covering

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Read [Esc] n. music written for a ballet
n. a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers

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Read [Esc] n. large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
n. small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

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Read [Esc] n. someone who flies a balloon

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Read [Esc] a. mild and pleasant
a. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

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Read [Esc] n. a bachelor's degree in nursing
v. prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

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Read [Esc] n. a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
n. a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration

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Read [Esc] n. large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief

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Read [Esc] n. the leader of a dance band

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Read [Esc] n. the conductor of a band

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Read [Esc] v. close violently
v. strike violently

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Read [Esc] n. a financier who owns or is an executive in a bank
n. the person in charge of the bank in a gambling game

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Read [Esc] n. someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
a. financially ruined

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Read [Esc] n. a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent
n. a state of complete lack of some abstract property

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Read [Esc] n. any distinctive flag
n. a newspaper headline that runs across the full page

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Read [Esc] v. provide a feast or [___] for
n. a ceremonial dinner party for many people

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Read [Esc] v. expel, as if by official decree
n. a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War

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Read [Esc] v. provide with barbs
n. the pointed part of barbed wire

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Read [Esc] v. cook outdoors on a [___] grill
n. a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors

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Read [Esc] v. perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
n. United States composer (1910-1981)

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Read [Esc] a. completely unclothed
a. lacking embellishment or ornamentation

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Read [Esc] ad. in a sparse or scanty way
ad. only a very short time before

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Read [Esc] n. a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
v. transport by [___] on a body of water

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Read [Esc] v. speak in an unfriendly tone
v. tan (a skin) with [___] tannins

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Read [Esc] n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
n. (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter

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Read [Esc] n. the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the [___] style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
n. elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century

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Read [Esc] n. a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
n. any of various units of capacity

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Read [Esc] a. completely wanting or lacking
a. not bearing offspring

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Read [Esc] n. the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
n. the quality of yielding nothing of value

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Read [Esc] n. a structure or object that impedes free movement
n. any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

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Read [Esc] n. an equal exchange
v. exchange goods without involving money

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Read [Esc] n. the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
n. the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

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Read [Esc] n. a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it
n. a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

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Read [Esc] v. form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
v. decorate by sewing beads onto

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Read [Esc] a. covered with beads of liquid

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Read [Esc] n. informal terms for the nose
n. horny projecting mouth of a bird

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Read [Esc] n. (nautical) breadth amidships
n. a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather

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Read [Esc] n. any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
n. any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

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Read [Esc] v. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

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Read [Esc] n. hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
n. tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

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Read [Esc] n. a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
v. move with a flapping motion

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Read [Esc] n. solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
n. principles from which other truths can be derived

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Read [Esc] n. as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as
n. for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive)

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Read [Esc] v. [___] in a certain manner
v. [___] well or properly

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Read [Esc] n. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
n. manner of acting or controlling yourself

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Read [Esc] v. annoy persistently
v. surround so as to force to give up

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Read [Esc] v. represent falsely
v. be in contradiction with

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Read [Esc] n. a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air; used to make a fire burn more fiercely or to sound a musical instrument

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Read [Esc] ad. further down
ad. (in writing) see below

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Read [Esc] ad. in or to a place that is lower

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Read [Esc] a. promoting or enhancing well-being

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Read [Esc] n. financial assistance in time of need
n. a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

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Read [Esc] a. kindness of disposition or manner
a. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

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Read [Esc] n. (law) a gift of personal property by will

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Read [Esc] ad. in addition
ad. making an additional point; anyway

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Read [Esc] v. harass, as with questions or requests
v. surround so as to force to give up

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Read [Esc] v. [___] a quality on
v. give as a gift

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Read [Esc] v. reveal unintentionally
v. give away information about somebody

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Read [Esc] n. any liquid suitable for drinking

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Read [Esc] a. slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric
n. a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric

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Read [Esc] a. composed of two legislative bodies
a. consisting of two chambers

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Read [Esc] a. having two sides or parts
a. affecting or undertaken by two parties

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Read [Esc] n. the entertainment offered at a public presentation
v. advertise especially by posters or placards

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Read [Esc] n. the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
a. denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain

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Read [Esc] n. someone who writes an account of a person's life

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Read [Esc] n. an account of the series of events making up a person's life

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Read [Esc] n. (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms

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Read [Esc] n. any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns

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Read [Esc] n. the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
ad. extremely and sharply

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Read [Esc] n. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
n. the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

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Read [Esc] a. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

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Read [Esc] n. a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil

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Read [Esc] v. harass with constant criticism
v. put or pin the [___] on

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Read [Esc] a. lacking taste or flavor or tang
a. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

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Read [Esc] v. form a blanket-like cover (over)
n. bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

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Read [Esc] v. make with or as if with an explosion
n. a very long fly ball

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Read [Esc] v. burn brightly and intensely
v. indicate by marking trees with blazes

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Read [Esc] a. shining intensely
a. without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

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Read [Esc] n. the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)
n. an agent that makes things white or colorless

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Read [Esc] a. offering little or no hope
a. unpleasantly cold and damp

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Read [Esc] v. mar or spoil the appearance of
n. a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

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Read [Esc] n. the act of blending components together thoroughly
n. an occurrence of thorough mixing

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Read [Esc] n. the formal act of approving
n. a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

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Read [Esc] n. any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
n. a state or condition being blighted

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Read [Esc] n. a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds
n. a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences

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Read [Esc] v. shape into a [___] or blocks
n. housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

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Read [Esc] n. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
n. the best time of youth

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Read [Esc] v. develop or come to a promising stage
n. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

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Read [Esc] n. a state of depression
n. a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes

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Read [Esc] a. bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured
n. pretense that your position is stronger than it really is

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Read [Esc] v. make numb or insensitive
a. used of a knife or other blade; not sharp

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Read [Esc] v. become rosy or reddish
v. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

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Read [Esc] n. a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
n. a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for [___] games

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Read [Esc] n. a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests

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Read [Esc] v. show off
v. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

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Read [Esc] a. exhibiting self-importance

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Read [Esc] a. clear and distinct
n. a typeface with thick heavy lines

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Read [Esc] v. support and strengthen
v. prop up with a pillow or bolster

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Read [Esc] n. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
n. an especially rich vein of precious ore

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Read [Esc] n. a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
n. a connection that fastens things together

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Read [Esc] v. make a deep hollow sound
v. hit hard

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Read [Esc] n. a desirable state
a. very close and convivial

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Read [Esc] v. increase or raise
v. increase

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Read [Esc] v. make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
n. a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

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Read [Esc] n. the feeling of being bored by something tedious

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Read [Esc] a. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
n. the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

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Read [Esc] n. a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
n. a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town

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Read [Esc] v. move up and down repeatedly
n. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

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Read [Esc] n. a line determining the limits of an area
a. confined in the bowels

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Read [Esc] n. a line determining the limits of an area
n. the greatest possible degree of something

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Read [Esc] a. seemingly [___] in amount, number, degree, or especially extent

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Read [Esc] n. a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
n. an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

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Read [Esc] v. yield to another's wish or opinion
v. bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head

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Read [Esc] n. a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
v. hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end

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Read [Esc] a. have legs that curve outward at the knees

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Read [Esc] v. make by braiding or interlacing
v. form or weave into a [___] or braids

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Read [Esc] n. that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
v. kill by smashing someone's skull

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Read [Esc] n. a noisy fight in a crowd
n. an uproarious party

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Read [Esc] n. an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
n. a failure to perform some promised act or obligation

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Read [Esc] v. laugh unrestrainedly
v. cause to go into a solution

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Read [Esc] n. the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
n. a slight movement of the air

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Read [Esc] v. impart as if by breathing
v. expel (gases or odors)

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Read [Esc] a. passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination
n. the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

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Read [Esc] a. tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
a. appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse

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Read [Esc] a. tending to cause suspension of regular breathing

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Read [Esc] n. a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
v. copulate with a female, used especially of horses

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Read [Esc] v. to proceed quickly and easily
n. any undertaking that is easy to do

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Read [Esc] v. become clear
v. make lighter or brighter

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Read [Esc] n. a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
n. unusual mental ability

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Read [Esc] ad. in an extremely intelligent way
ad. with brightness

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Read [Esc] v. be completely full
n. the top edge of a vessel or other container

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Read [Esc] n. any very large body of (salt) water
a. slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)

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Read [Esc] a. very active
a. imparting vitality and energy

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Read [Esc] n. liveliness and eagerness

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Read [Esc] n. caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
a. having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped

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Read [Esc] n. message that is transmitted by radio or television
v. [___] over the airwaves, as in radio or television

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Read [Esc] v. extend in scope or range or area
v. become broader

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Read [Esc] n. a small book usually having a paper cover

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Read [Esc] v. give the color and appearance of [___] to something
n. an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin

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Read [Esc] v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
n. a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

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Read [Esc] n. Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
n. abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)

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Read [Esc] a. of a color similar to that of wood or earth

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Read [Esc] v. rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
v. flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

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Read [Esc] v. bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
n. fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong

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Read [Esc] v. develop buds
n. a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

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Read [Esc] n. a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

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Read [Esc] n. a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
v. make a budget

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Read [Esc] a. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
a. infested with bugs

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Read [Esc] n. lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
n. elect...

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Read [Esc] n. the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
v. cause to bulge or swell outwards

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Read [Esc] a. of large size for its weight

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Read [Esc] v. come upon, as if by accident; meet with
v. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

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Read [Esc] n. any collection in its entirety
v. form into a bunch

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Read [Esc] n. a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
v. compress into a wad

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Read [Esc] a. not easily borne; wearing

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Read [Esc] v. grow and flourish

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Read [Esc] a. of immediate import
n. a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

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Read [Esc] v. move through by or as by digging
n. a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

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Read [Esc] n. hair growing in the pubic area
n. vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)

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Read [Esc] v. break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
n. a complete failure

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Read [Esc] v. move or cause to move energetically or busily
n. a rapid active commotion

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Read [Esc] n. an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
n. a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head

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Read [Esc] n. diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
v. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

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Read [Esc] n. sound of rapid vibration
n. a confusion of activity and gossip

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Read [Esc] n. a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound
n. a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

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Read [Esc] v. avoid something unpleasant or laborious
n. a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center

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