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gloaming

twilight; dusk.

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global modifier

used to perform a global match (find all matches rather than stopping after the first match). var str = "Is this all there is?";
var patt1 = /is/gi;
The marked text below shows where the expression gets a match:

Is this all there is?

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glossolalia

understood among Protestant Christians as speaking in tongues, is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice

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goiter

an enlargement of the thyroid gland. It is not cancer.

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gris-gris

a voodoo amulet originating in Africa which is believed to protect the wearer from evil or brings luck,[2] and in some West African countries is used as a method of birth control. It consists of a small cloth bag, usually inscribed with verses from the Qur'an and containing a ritual number of small objects, worn on the person.

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grosgrain

type of fabric characterized by its ribbed appearance

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gunwale

the upper edge of the side of a boat or ship

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heath

a shrubland habitat found mainly on free-draining infertile, acidic soils, and is characterised by open, low-growing woody vegetation

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hecatomb

a sacrifice to the gods of 100 cattle

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hellfired

a laser-guided U.S. Army antiarmor missile designed for launch from a helicopter

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helot

a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta, intermediate in status between slaves and citizens.

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hendiady

a Greek grammatical construction that demands two words (or two phrases) to be used but meaning only one thing

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hoey

Having qualities of or resembling that of a ho

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hogan

the primary, traditional dwelling of the Navajo people

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hollyhock

The ultimate cottage garden choice, hollyhock sends up tall spires that cover themselves in flowers in beautiful colors. They're easy to grow from seed -- in fact, that's usually the only way they are found in garden centers. Most hollyhocks are biennials, that is, they grow only foliage the first year, flower the second, and die that fall.

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homounculi

he mythological concept of an artificially created human, presumably brought into existence by certain means of alchemy

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hussar

(originally) one of a body of Hungarian light cavalry formed during the 15th century. a member of a class of similar troops, usually with striking or flamboyant uniforms, in European armies.

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hypnogogic

the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: thehypnagogic state of consciousness, during the onset of sleep

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hypoxia

a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply

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hyssop

a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant.

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ibex

a short, broad head and a duller coat. It has brownish grey hair over most of the body

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ichor

the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods.

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ideogram

a written character symbolizing the idea of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it, e.g., numerals and Chinese characters.

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idioretinal

the sensation of light in the complete absence of external stimuli.

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impecunious

having little or no money.

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impinge

have an effect or impact, especially a negative one.

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implosive

Describes someone who reacts to criticism by becoming quiet and withdrawn.

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imprensiva

his judgment is caused by a central organ to which the other five senses refer everything by means of impressibility [impressiva]; And this name of Common Sense is given to it solely because it is the common judge of all the other five senses i.e. Seeing, Hearing, Touch, Taste and Smell

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inamorata

A woman with whom one has an intimate romantic relationship.

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indole

regulates various aspects of bacterial physiology, including spore formation, plasmid stability, resistance to drugs, biofilm formation, and virulence.[1]The amino acid tryptophan is an indole derivative and the precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin.[2]