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Accolade

1. any award, honor, or laudatory notice: The play received accolades from the press.

2. a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword or formerly by an embrace, done in the ceremony of conferring knighthood.
3. the ceremony itself.

4. words of praise

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Annul

1. (especially of laws or other established rules, usages, etc.) to make void or null; abolish; cancel; invalidate: to annul a marriage.

2.
to reduce to nothing; obliterate.
3.
to cancel (a regularly scheduled train, plane, social event, etc.) for one day or one time only.

 

1.  nullify; rescind, repeal. 

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Ascribe

1. to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute: The alphabet is usually ascribed to the Phoenicians.

2.
to attribute or think of as belonging, as a quality or characteristic: They ascribed courage to me for something I did out of sheer panic.

 

attribute

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Bacchanalia

1. a festival in honor of Bacchus. Compare Dionysia.

2.
( lowercase ) a drunken feast; orgy.

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Berate

1. to scold; rebuke: He berated them in public.

 

abuse, vilify, vituperate, objurgate. 

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Brindled

1. gray or tawny with darker streaks or spots.

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Cede

1. to yield or formally surrender to another: to cede territory.  - . to give up one's rights; 

2. to transfer the title or ownership of something

relinquish, abandon; grant, transfer, convey. 

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Colander

1. a metal or plastic container with a perforated bottom, for draining and straining foods.

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Consequential

1. following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent.

2. following as a logical conclusion or inference; logically consistent.
3. of consequence  or importance: a consequential man in his field.

4. self-important; pompous.

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Cower

1. to crouch or hurdle up, as from fear, cold or shame

2. to shrink and tremble, as from someone's anger, threats or blows, cringe

 

cringe, recoil, flinch, quail. 

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Defunct

1. no longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning: a defunct law; a defunct organization.

2.
no longer in existence; dead; extinct: a defunct person; a defunct tribe of Indians.

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Detumescence

1. reduction or subsidence of swelling, a gradual shrinking of a swelling (an erection)

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Dissemble

1.to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.

2.
to put on the appearance of; feign: to dissemble innocence.

 

1.  mask, hide, camouflage, dissimulate. 

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Dwarf

1 a person of abnormally small stature owing to a pathological condition, especially one suffering from cretinism or some other disease that produces disproportion or deformation of features and limbs.

2. to cause to appear or seem small in size, extent, character, etc., as by being much larger or better: He dwarfed all his rivals in athletic ability.

3. to become stunted or smaller.

-büyümesini önlemek

1. Dwarf, midget, pygmy

- giant

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Encomium

1 a formal expression of high praise; eulogy: An encomium by the President greeted the returning hero.

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Equable

1 free from many changes or variations; uniform: an equable climate; an equable temperament.

2.
uniform in operation or effect, as laws.

 

1.  steady, even, temperate.

— 1.  variable. 

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Exegesis

1 critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible.

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Facetious

1 not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.

2. amusing; humorous.
3. lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.

4. joking or trying to be jocular, esp. at an inappropriate time

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Finesse

1 extreme delicacy or subtlety in action, performance, skill, discrimination, taste, etc.

2.
skill in handling a difficult or highly sensitive situation; adroit and artful management: exceptional diplomatic finesse.
3.
a trick, artifice, or stratagem.

 

1, 2.  tact, diplomacy, savoir faire, circumspection, sensitivity, sensibility. 

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Forbearance

1. the act of forbearing;  a refraining from something.

2. forbearing  conduct or quality; patient endurance; self-control.
3. an abstaining from the enforcement of a right.

4. Self control, patient restraint

-kaçınma, hoşgörü, sabır, sakınma

1.  abstinence. 2.  tolerance, toleration, sufferance; indulgence. 

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Garment

1.any article of clothing: dresses, suits, and other garments.

2.
an outer covering or outward appearance.

3. to clothe, dress, or cover.

- konfeksiyon

1.  attire, apparel, garb, dress, costume. 

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Gull

1. to deceive, trick, or cheat.

2. a person who is easily deceived or cheated; dupe.

 

1.  cozen, dupe, fool, bamboozle, hoodwink. 

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Hone

1. a whetstone of fine, compact texture for sharpening razors and other cutting tools.

3. to sharpen on a hone: to hone a carving knife.

4. to enlarge or finish (a hole) with a hone.
5. to make more acute or effective; improve; perfect: to hone one's skills.

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Impecunious

1. having little or no money; penniless; poor.

 

destitute, poverty-stricken. See poor.

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Indefatigable

1.