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gabardine

a tough, tightly woven, man-made fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers, uniforms, windbreakers, and other garments.

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gable

a section of a building's outside wall that is shaped like a triangle and that is formed by two sections of the roof sloping down

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gadabout

a habitual pleasure-seeker.

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gadfly

a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly.
an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism

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gaff

a stick with a hook, or a barbed spear, for landing large fish.

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gaffer

the head electrician, responsible for the execution (and sometimes the design) of the lighting plan for a production.

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gainsay

deny or contradict (a fact or statement).

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gaiter

garments worn over the shoe and lower pants leg, and used primarily as personal protective equipment; similar garments used primarily for display are spats

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galling

annoying; humiliating.

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galleon

a heavy square-rigged sailing ship of the 15th to early 18th centuries used for war or commerce especially by the Spanish

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galush

When you fuck your partner in the ass with their underwear still on, pushing the fabric inside the anus.

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gambit

a planned series of moves at the beginning of a game of chess. : something done or said in order to gain an advantage or to produce a desired result.

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gamete

a mature sexual reproductive cell, as a sperm or egg, that unites with another cell to form a new organism.

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game theory

applies to a wide range of behavioral relations, and has developed into an umbrella term for the logical side of decision science, including both humans and non-humans (e.g. computers, insects/animals).

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gamine

characteristic of or relating to a girl with mischievous or boyish charm

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ganglion

a nerve cell cluster[1] or a group of nerve cell bodies located in the peripheral nervous system

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gangliuside

highly important molecules in immunology.

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gangway

a raised platform or walkway providing a passage.

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gantry

a frame structure raised on side supports so as to span over or around something:

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ganzfeld

The adepts of Pythagoras retreated to pitch black caves to receive wisdom through their visions,[6] known as the prisoner's cinema. Miners trapped by accidents in mines frequently reported hallucinations, visions and seeing ghosts when they were in the pitch dark for days. Arctic explorers seeing nothing but featureless landscape of white snow for a long time also reported hallucinations and an altered state of mind

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garret

a top-floor or attic room, especially a small dismal one (traditionally inhabited by an artist).

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garrote

a method of capital punishment of Spanish origin in which an iron collar is tightened around a condemned person's neck until death occurs by strangulation

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gaslighting

a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted/spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception and sanity.

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gauche

lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward.

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gaudi

a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works reflect an individualized and distinctive style

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gaussian blur

is the result of blurring an image by a Gaussian function. It is a widely used effect in graphics software, typically to reduce image noise and reduce detail.

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gelcoat

a material used to provide a high-quality finish on the visible surface of a fibre-reinforced composite material

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geld

deprive of energy or vigor; castrate (a male animal).

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genitive

relating to or denoting a case of nouns and pronouns (and words in grammatical agreement with them) indicating possession or close association.

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genlock

a common technique where the video output of one source, or a specific reference signal from a signal generator, is used to synchronize other television picture sources together.

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genomics

a discipline in genetics that applies recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes (the complete set of DNA within a single cell of an organism).

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gentry

people of good social position, specifically (in the UK) the class of people next below the nobility in position and birth.

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geodesic

of, relating to, or denoting the shortest possible line between two points on a sphere or other curved surface.

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geomancy

a method of divination that interprets markings on the ground or the patterns formed by tossed handfuls of soil, rocks, or sand

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geophagyu

the practice of eating earth or soil-like substrates such as clay or chalk

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gesso

ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for the use of acrylics on any commonly used painting surface. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variety of textured surfaces without cracking.

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gestalt

an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.

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geta

form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble both clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground.

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gewgaw

a showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless.

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gherkin

a term generally used to refer to a pickled cucumber, particularly in the United Kingdom and Australia. Gherkins and commercial cucumbers belong to the same species, but are from different cultivar groups

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gi

the Japanese name for the karate training uniform

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gib

the horizontal or near-horizontal beam used in many types of crane to support the load clear of the main support.

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gibbet

a gallows.

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gibbon

the animals we think of when we picture primates swinging gracefully through the rain forest.

These acrobatic mammals, endemic to the dense forests of southern Asia, are perfectly adapted to life in the trees and rarely descend to the ground. They have strong, hook-shaped hands for grasping branches, comically outsize arms for reaching faraway limbs, and long, powerful legs for propelling and gasping. Their dramatic form of locomotion, called brachiating,

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gibe

an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.

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gibson

a dry martini cocktail garnished with a pickled onion.

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gimbal

a pivoted support that allows the rotation of an object about a single axis. Aused to allow an object mounted on the innermost to remain independent of the rotation of its support (e.g. vertical in the first animation). For example, on a ship, the gyroscopes, shipboard compasses, stoves, and even drink holders typically use them to keep them upright with respect to the horizon despite the ship's pitching and rolling.

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gimlet

a cocktail made of gin and lime juice. A 1928 description of the drink was: "gin, a spot of lime, and soda.

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gingham

lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white and a bold color.

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gird

encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band.

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glabrous

(chiefly of the skin or a leaf) free from hair or down; smooth.

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glabe

A verb that refers to the act in which two grown men do nothing but rub there chest hair together, without making any skin contact. Generally, pants are worn by all parties.

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glade

an open area within a woodland. They are often grassy meadows under the canopy of deciduous trees such as red alder or quaking aspen in western North America. They also represent openings in forests where local conditions such as avalanches, poor soils, or fire damage have created semi-permanent clearings. T

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glasnost

lit. "publicity") was a policy that called for increased openness and transparency in government institutions and activities in the Soviet Union.

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glacous

a light bluish-gray or bluish-white color. 2. : having a powdery or waxy coating that gives a frosted appearance and tends to rub off.

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glia

supporting tissue intermingled with the essential elements of nervous tissue especially in the brain, spinal cord, and ganglia

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glissade

the act of descending a steep snow- or scree-covered slope via a controlled slide on one's feet or buttocks. It is an alternative to other descent methods such as plunge stepping, and may be used to expedite a descent, or simply for the thrill.

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glissando

a glide from one pitch to another.

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gloaming

twilight; dusk.

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glom

become stuck or attached to

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glop

worthless or overly sentimental writing, music, or other material. a sticky and amorphous substance, typically something unpleasant.

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glottis

The opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx. 2. The vocal apparatus of the larynx.

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glucosomine

helps keep the cartilage in joints healthy. But natural levels drop as people age. This can lead to gradual deterioration of the joint.

There's some evidence that supplements help counteract this effect, although experts aren’t sure exactly how they work. Specifically, it has been shown in some studies to help ease the pain of mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee.

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glycemic

epresents the total rise in a person's blood sugar level following consumption of the food; it may or may not represent the rapidity of the rise in blood sugar. The steepness of the rise can be influenced by a number of other factors, such as the quantity of fat eaten with the food.

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gob

a lump or clot of a slimy or viscous substance.

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gobbet

a piece or lump of flesh, food, or other matter.

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gobo

Goes Before Optics" is a physical template slotted inside, or placed in front of, a lighting source, used to control the shape of emitted light.

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gog and magog

the prophesied invader of Israel and the land from which he comes, respectively; or, in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament), evil forces opposed to the people of God. Although biblical references to Gog and Magog are relatively few, they assumed an important place in apocalyptic literature and medieval legend. They are also discussed in the Qurʾān

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goiter

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

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golden fleece

The fleece is a symbol of authority and kingship. It figures in the tale of the hero Jason and his band of Argonauts, who set out on a quest for the fleece by order of King Pelias, in order to place Jason rightfully on the throne of Iolcus in Thessaly.

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golem

an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material (usually out of stone and clay) in Psalms and medieval writing.[1]

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golgi apparatus

packages proteins inside the cell before they are sent to their destination; it is particularly important in the processing of proteins for secretion.

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goof-proof

(of a product, procedure, etc.) designed to be simple enough for anyone to use or implement.

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goombah

an associate or accomplice, especially a senior member of a criminal gang.

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gooseneck

The act of taking ones hand, making a limp wrist and downwards facing hand. The fingers making an up-and-down claw-like movement to provide a pleasureful sensation for a male partner. His genitalia will at first reject such provocation, but only after a few moments will it grow to appreciate the stimulation.

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gordian knot

When he could find no end to the knot, to unbind it, he sliced it in half with a stroke of his sword, producing the required ends (the so-called "Alexandrian solution"). Ever since then, when a person has settled a difficulty by bold or violent means instead of patiently solving it, the custom has been to say that he has "cut the Gordian knot," in memory of Alexander's feat. Alexander went on to conquer Asia, though the prophecy itself might have been later propaganda created on his behalf. The knot may in fact have been a religious knot-cipher guarded by Gordium's priests and priestesses.

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gossamer

a fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, which is seen especially in autumn.
synonyms: cobwebs;
used to refer to something very light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate.

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gouge

a chisel with a concave blade, used in carpentry, sculpture, and surgery.

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gout

a type of arthritis. It occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes inflammation in the joints.

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goy

Hebrew and Yiddish term for a non-Jewish person; synonymous with "gentile."

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graft

a shoot or twig inserted into a slit on the trunk or stem of a living plant, from which it receives sap.

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grange

a country house with farm buildings attached.

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granular

resembling or consisting of small grains or particles.

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grapheme

the smallest unit used in describing the writing system of a language, originally coined by analogy with the phoneme of spoken languages.

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grapnel

a grappling hook.
a small anchor with several flukes.

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grappa

an alcoholic beverage, a fragrant, grape-based pomace brandy of Italian origin that contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume

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gratin

a widespread culinary technique in food preparation in which an ingredient is topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter

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greasy spoon

a colloquial term for a small, cheap restaurant or diner typically specialising in fried foods

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grendel

one of three antagonists in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. Grendel is usually depicted as a monster or a giant, although this is the subject of scholarly debate. In the poem, Grendel is feared by all but Beowulf.

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gridiron

a frame of parallel bars or beams, typically in two sets arranged at right angles, in particular.

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grift

engage in petty swindling.

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griot

a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.

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grisaille

a term for painting executed entirely in monochrome or near-monochrome, usually in shades of grey. It is particularly used in large decorative schemes in imitation of sculpture.

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grisly

causing horror or disgust.

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gristle

cartilage, especially when found as tough, inedible tissue in meat.

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grog

Modern versions of the drink are often made with hot or boiling water, and sometimes include lemon juice, lime juice, cinnamon or sugar to improve the taste. Rum with water, sugar, and nutmeg was known as bumbo and was more popular with pirates and merchantmen.

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grok

to understand intuitively or by empathy; to establish rapport with" and "to empathize or communicate sympathetically (with); also, to experience enjoyment".

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gyroscope

a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principles of angular momentum. Mechanical ones typically comprise a spinning wheel or disc in which the axle is free to assume any orientation.

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ground state

a quantum mechanical system is its lowest-energy state; the energy of the ground state is known as the zero-point energy of the system.

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grouse

any of various chiefly ground-dwelling birds (family Tetraonidae) that are usually of reddish-brown or other protective color and have feathered legs and that include many important game birds; to complain about something

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gruff

abrupt or taciturn in manner. rough or low in pitch

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grunion

They are sardine-sized teleost fishes of the Atherinopsidae family of New World silversides, found only off the coast of California, USA, and Baja California, Mexico, where the species are found on both the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California coasts.

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guanine

one of the four main nucleobases found in the nucleic acids DNA and RNA, the others being adenine, cytosine, and thymine (uracil in RNA). I

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guck

a slimy, dirty, or otherwise unpleasant substance.

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guerilla theater

performances in public places committed to "revolutionary sociopolitical change."[2] The group performances, aimed against the Vietnam war and capitalism, sometimes contained nudity, profanity and taboo subjects that were shocking to some members of the audiences of the time.[2]

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guilloche

used more generally for repetitive architectural patterns of intersecting or overlapping spirals or other shapes, as used in the Ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome and neo-classical architecture, and Early Medieval interlace decoration in Anglo-Saxon art and elsewhere

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guipure

a heavy lace consisting of embroidered motifs held together by large connecting stitches.

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gulf stream

a powerful, warm, and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates at the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream is also a significant potential source of renewable power generation.

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gumption

shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness.

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gunmetal

a gray, corrosion-resistant form of bronze containing zinc, formerly used for making cannon.
a dark blue-brown gray color.

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gunwale

the upper edge of the side of a boat or ship.

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gussy

make more attractive, especially in a showy or gimmicky way

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guttural

(of a speech sound) produced in the throat; harsh-sounding.

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gymnosophist

i.e. "naked philosophers" or "naked sophists") is the name given by the Greeks to certain ancient Indian philosophers who pursued asceticism to the point of regarding food and clothing as detrimental to purity of thought

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gynarchy

a form of social organization among insects (as ants, bees, wasps) in which only the female parent takes part in establishing the colony.

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gynecomastia

the growth of abnormally large breasts in males. It is due to the excess growth of breast tissue, not excess fat tissue.

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gynophobia

an abnormal fear of women, a type of specific social phobia.[1] In the past, the Latin term horror feminae was used.[2]

This should not be confused with misogyny, the hatred, dislike, contempt for or ingrained prejudice against women and/or girls.[3][4] Its antonym is philogyny, the fondness, love, or admiration of women.[5]

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gypsum

a soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO. 2H2O. It can be used as a fertilizer, is the main constituent in many forms of plaster and is widely mined.

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earnest

resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction.

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earwig

characteristic cerci, a pair of forceps pincers on their abdomen, and membranous wings folded underneath short forewings, hence the scientific order name, "skin wings." Some groups are tiny parasites on mammals and lack the typical pincers

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easement

a right to cross or otherwise use someone else's land for a specified purpose.

the state or feeling of comfort or peace.

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eaves

he edges of the roof which overhang the face of a wall and, normally, project beyond the side of a building.[1] They form an overhang to throw water clear of the walls and may be highly decorated as part of an architectural style; such as the Chinese dougong bracket systems.

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ebb

the movement of the tide out to sea. // move away from the land; recede.
(of an emotion or quality) gradually lessen or reduce.

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ecbolic

inducing contractions of the uterus leading to expulsion of a fetus.

an agent that induces contractions of the uterus.

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ecclesiatical

of or relating to the Christian Church or its clergy.

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eclampsia

an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy characterized by the appearance of tonic–clonic seizures (convulsions), usually in a woman

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eclat

social distinction; brilliant display or effect.

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ecru

the shade greyish-pale yellow or a light greyish-yellowish brown. It is often used to describe such fabrics as silk and linen in their unbleached state

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ectomorph

thin face with high forehead and receding chin; narrow chest and abdomen; a narrow heart; rather long, thin arms and legs; little body fat and little muscle; but a large skin surface and a large nervous system. If well fed, he does not gain weight easily;

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ectopic pregnancy

the fertilized egg stays in your fallopian tube. In that case, it's called an ectopic pregnancy or a tubal pregnancy. In rare cases, the fertilized egg attaches to one of your ovaries, another organ in your abdomen, the cornua (or horn) of the uterus or even the cervix. In any case, instead of celebrating your pregnancy, you find your life is in danger. Ectopic pregnancies require emergency treatment.

Most often, ectopic pregnancy happens within the first few weeks of pregnancy. You might not even know you're pregnant yet, so it can be a big shock. Doctors usually discover it by the 8th week of pregnancy.

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ecumenical

representing a number of different Christian churches.

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eczema

a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated.

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eddy

a circular movement of water, counter to a main current, causing a small whirlpool.

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edema

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks).

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effete

(of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual.

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ego ideal

the inner image of oneself as one wants to become.

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eidetic

relating to or denoting mental images having unusual vividness and detail, as if actually visible.

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ejido

an area of communal land used for agriculture, on which community members individually possess and farm a specific parcel.

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eke

manage to support oneself or make a living with difficulty.

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elan

energy, style, and enthusiasm.

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eudritch

unearthly, alien, supernatural, weird, spooky, eerie

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electra complex

girl’s psychosexual competition with her mother for possession of her father. In the course of her psychosexual development, the complex is the girl's phallic stage; formation of a discrete sexual identity, a boy's analogous experience is the Oedipus complex.

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eeg

Electroencephalography the recording of electrical activity along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain.

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electrophysiology

the study of the electrical properties of biological cells and tissues.

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eleemoysenary

of, relating to, or dependent on charity; charitable.

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elegaic

(especially of a work of art) having a mournful quality.

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el greco

The primacy of imagination and intuition over the subjective character of creation was a fundamental principle of his style.[20]He discarded classicist criteria such as measure and proportion. He believed that grace is the supreme quest of art, but the painter achieves grace only if he manages to solve the most complex problems with obvious ease

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elide

omit (a sound or syllable) when speaking

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elcagic acid

a natural phenol antioxidant found in numerous fruits and vegetables. Its antiproliferative and antioxidant properties have prompted research into its potential health benefits.

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emblazon

conspicuously inscribe or display (a design) on something.

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embrasure

a small opening in a parapet of a fortified building, splayed on the inside.

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emir

a title of high office used in a variety of places in the Arab world. Literally it means commander, general, or prince.

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emolument

a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.

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empyrean

belonging to or deriving from heaven.

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emulsfier

encourage the suspension of one liquid in another, as in the mixture of oil and water in margarine, shortening, ice cream, and salad dressing.

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encaustic

a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint

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encephalitis

inflammation of the brain. Viral infections are the most common cause of the condition.

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enclitic

a word pronounced with so little emphasis that it is shortened and forms part of the preceding word, e.g., n't in can't.

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encomium

a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.

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endemic

(of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.

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endive

a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole, frisee and curly. It has a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor with a pleasantly mild bitterness — great served raw or cooked.

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endocrinology

study of the biosynthesis, storage, chemistry, biochemical and physiological function of hormones and with the cells of the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete them.

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endomorph

a human physical type (somatotype) tending toward roundness, as determined by the physique-classification system developed by American psychologist W.H. Sheldon. The extreme has a body as nearly globular as humanly possible; he has a round head, a large, round abdomen, large internal organs relative to his size, rather short arms and legs with fat upper arms and thighs, but slender wrists and ankles.

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endorphins

your own private narcotic. They are neurotransmitters, chemicals that pass along signals from one neuron to the next. Neurotransmitters play a key role in the function of the central nervous system and can either prompt or suppress the further signaling of nearby neurons.Produced as a response to certain stimuli, especially stress, fear or pain, they originate in various parts of your body -- the pituitary gland, your spinal cord and throughout other parts of your brain and nervous system -- and interact mainly with receptors in cells found in regions of the brain responsible for blocking pain and controlling emotion.

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endosymbiosis

This concept postulates that chloroplasts and mitochondria are the result of years of evolution initiated by the endocytosis of bacteria and blue-green algae. According to this theory, blue green algae and bacteria were not digested; they became symbiotic instead. There are two prokaryotic cells, One cell "engulfs" the other cell and a double membrane can be found inside

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enervate

cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken.

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enfilade

a suite of rooms formally aligned with each other. This was a common feature in grand European architecture from the Baroque period onward, although there are earlier examples, such as the Vatican stanze. The doors entering each room are aligned with the doors of the connecting rooms along a single axis, providing a vista through the entire suite of rooms

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engram

a mental image picture which is a recording of an experience containing pain, unconsciousness and a real or fancied threat to survival.

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enjambed

the continuation of a sentence or clause over a line-break // to encroach

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enlightened

having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook.

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ennui

a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

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ensconsce

establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place.

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entablature

a horizontal part in classical architecture that rests on the columns and consists of architrave, frieze, and cornice

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entelechy

A particular type of motivation, need for self-determination, and inner strength directing life and growth to become all one is capable of being. It is the need to actualize one’s beliefs. It is having a personal vision and being able to actualize that vision from within.
Something complex that emerges when a large number of simple objects are put together.

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enthalpy

"heat content" in a constant pressure system. a quantity associated with a thermodynamic system, expressed as the internal energy of a system plus the product of the pressure and volume of the system, having the property that during an isobaric process, the change in the quantity is equal to the heat transferred during the process.

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entrechat

a leap in which a ballet dancer repeatedly crosses the legs and sometimes beats them together

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entropy

a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system's thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system. lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.

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enuresis

a repeated inability to control urination.[1] Use of the term is usually limited to describing individuals old enough to be expected to exercise such control

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enzyme

a protein molecule that is a biological catalyst with three characteristics. First, the basic function of an enzyme is to increase the rate of a reaction. Most cellular reactions occur about a million times faster than they would in the absence of an enzyme. Second, most enzymes act specifically with only one reactant (called a substrate) to produce products. The third and most remarkable characteristic is that enzymes are regulated from a state of low activity to high activity and vice versa.

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eolian

the Greek God of wind or the patriarch of Greeks of Aeolia. Aeolian harp, a harp that is played by the wind. Aeolian processes, wind generated geologic processes.

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epee

fencing or dueling sword having a bowl-shaped guard and a rigid blade of triangular section with no cutting edge that tapers to a sharp point blunted for fencing

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ependyma

a membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain.

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epicene

having but one form to indicate either sex. 2. a : having characteristics typical of the other sex : intersexual. b : effeminate

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epicycle

a small circle whose center moves around the circumference of a larger one.

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epigene

the study of cellular and physiological traits that are heritable by daughter cells and not caused by changes in the DNA sequence; it describes the study of stable, long-term alterations in the transcriptional potential of a cell.

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epistemology

the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.

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equable

(of a person) not easily disturbed or angered; calm and even-tempered.

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equivocal

open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous

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erg

a unit of energy and mechanical work equal to 10−7 joules // approximately the amount of work done (or energy consumed) by one common house fly performing one "push up", the leg-bending dip that brings its mouth to the surface on which it stands and back up.

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erlenmeyer flask

a type of laboratory flask which features a flat bottom, a conical body, and a cylindrical neck

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ersatz

made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.

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eruct

emit stomach gas noisily through the mouth; belch.

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erumpent

bursting forth or through a surface.

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escalade

the scaling of fortified walls using ladders, as a form of military attack.

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escape velocity

the speed at which the sum of an object's kinetic energy and its gravitational potential energy is equal to zero.[nb 1] It is the speed needed to "break free" from the gravitational attraction of a massive body, without further propulsion, i.e., without spending more fuel.

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escapism

the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

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escarole

a variety of endive whose leaves are broader, paler and less bitter than other members of the endive family. In taste -- but not color -- it is almost indistinguishable from radicchio.

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escapement

a mechanism in a clock or watch that alternately checks and releases the train by a fixed amount and transmits a periodic impulse from the spring or weight to the balance wheel or pendulum.
a mechanism in a typewriter that shifts the carriage a small fixed amount to the left after a key is pressed and released.
the part of the mechanism in a piano that enables the hammer to fall back as soon as it has struck the string.

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escritoire

a small, portable writing desk with a sloping front door, hinged at the bottom edge, that can be opened downwards to provide a writing surface. It is usually larger than a lap desk. The interior may contain small drawers designed to hold the traditional ink pot, sand container, blotter and writing feathers or pens. This type of antique appeared in the 16th century in Europe and was produced in large quantities in France in the 18th century

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espadrille

normally casual, flat, but sometimes high-heeled shoes originating in the Pyrenees. They usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of jute rope. The jute rope sole is the defining characteristic

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esplanade

a long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk.

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espirit de escalier

staircase wit") is a French term used in English for the predicament of thinking of the perfect retort too late.

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estoppel

A legal defense tool used when someone reneges on or contradicts a previous agreement or claim. It prevents someone from arguing something contrary to a claim made or act performed by that person previously. Conceptually, it is meant to prevent people from being unjustly wronged by the inconsistencies of another person's words or actions.

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estradiol

A human sex hormone, Treats hot flashes and vaginal problems that are symptoms of menopause.

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estrus

a recurring period of sexual receptivity and fertility in many female mammals; heat.

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etiolated

(of a plant) pale and drawn out due to a lack of light. having lost vigor or substance; feeble.

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etiology

the cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease or condition.

the investigation or attribution of the cause or reason for something, often expressed in terms of historical or mythical explanation.

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etoufee

a dish found in both Cajun and Creole cuisine typically served with shellfish over rice. The dish employs a technique known as smothering, a popular method of cooking in the Cajun areas of southwest Louisiana

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euchre

a card game for two to four players, usually played with the thirty-two highest cards, the aim being to win at least three of the five tricks played.

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eugenics

the belief and practice which aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population.

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eukarayote

any organism whose cells contain a nucleus and other organelles enclosed within membranes.

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eupeptic

of or having good digestion or a consequent air of healthy good spirits.

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euphuism

An affectedly elegant literary style of the late 1500s and early 1600s, characterized by elaborate alliteration, antitheses, and similes.
2. Affected elegance of language.

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eurythmics

a system of rhythmical physical movements to music used to teach musical understanding (especially in Steiner schools) or for therapeutic purposes, created by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze.

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eusocial

the highest level of organization of animal sociality, is defined by the following characteristics: cooperative brood care (including brood care of offspring from other individuals), overlapping generations within a colony of adults, and a division of labour into reproductive and non-reproductive groups.[ The division of labor creates specialized behavioral groups within an animal society which are sometimes called castes.

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eustasy

a change of sea level throughout the world, caused typically by movements of parts of the earth's crust or melting of glaciers.

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eutetic

Of, relating to, or formed at the lowest possible temperature of solidification for any mixture of specified constituents. Used especially of an alloy whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy composed of the same constituents in different proportions.

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evangelical

of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion.

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evince

reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling)

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exacting

making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources.

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examen

a formal examination of the soul or conscience, made usually daily by Jesuits and some other Roman Catholics.

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excelsior

a Latin adjective meaning "higher" or "loftier", used in English as an interjection with a poetic meaning of "ever upward"

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excimer

A diatomic molecule that exists only when one of the atoms is in an excited energy state, especially one whose atoms are the same chemical element.

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excipient

a natural or synthetic substance formulated alongside the active ingredient of a medication, included for the purpose of bulking-up formulations that contain potent active ingredients

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excogitate

think out, plan, or devise.

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excrescence

a distinct outgrowth on a human or animal body or on a plant, especially one that is the result of disease or abnormality.
synonyms: growth, lump, swelling, nodule, outgrowth

an unattractive or superfluous addition or feature.

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excelsis

"on high" in the highest degree

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exentretation

surgical removal of the inner organs; evisceration

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eyelet

A small hole or perforation, usually rimmed with metal, cord, fabric, or leather, used for fastening with a cord or hook.
b. A metal ring designed to reinforce such a hole; a grommet.
2. A small hole edged with embroidered stitches as part of a design.

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exergue

a small space or inscription below the principal emblem on a coin or medal, usually on the reverse side.

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exuent

used as a stage direction in a printed play to indicate that a group of characters leave the stage.

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exigent

pressing; demanding.

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exigguous

scant; very small in size or amount.

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ex nihilo

a Latin phrase meaning "out of nothing". It often appears in conjunction with the concept of creation, as in creation, meaning "creation out of nothing"—chiefly in philosophical or theological contexts, but also occurs in other fields.

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ex libris

meaning literally, "from the books". It is often used to indicate ownership of a book, as in "from the books of

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exopthalmos

a bulging of the eye anteriorly out of the orbit

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exothermic

(of a reaction or process) accompanied by the release of heat.
(of a compound) formed from its constituent elements with a net release of heat.

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expanse

an area of something, typically land or sea, presenting a wide continuous surface.

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expatiate

speak or write at length or in detail

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expiate

atone for (guilt or sin).

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exsanguinate

To drain of blood.

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extrapolate

extend the application of (a method or conclusion, especially one based on statistics) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable.

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extreme unction

the Sacrament which gives health and strength to the soul and sometimes to the body to persons who are in danger of death.

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extropy

a concept that life will continue to expand throughout the universe as a result of human intelligence and technology

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extorse

n outward rotation of a limb, organ or part of the eye

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extrude

thrust or force out.
shape (a material such as metal or plastic) by forcing it through a die.

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exude

discharge (moisture or a smell) slowly and steadily.

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eyas

a young hawk, especially (in falconry) an unfledged nestling taken from the nest for training.

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fabian

a member or supporter of an organization of socialists aiming at the gradual rather than revolutionary achievement of socialism.

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fabius cunctator

"The Delayer" As commander of the Roman army during the Second Punic War, he withstood Hannibal by his strategy of harassing the Carthaginians while avoiding a pitched battle

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fabulate

relate (an event or events) as a fable or story.

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facet

one side of something many-sided, especially of a cut gem.

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facetious

treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

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facile

(especially of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.

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factorial

a non-negative integer n, denoted by n!, is the product of all positive integers less than or equal to n. For example, The value of 0! is 1, according to the convention for an empty product.

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factotum

an employee who does all kinds of work.

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facture

the quality of the execution of a painting; an artist's characteristic handling of the paint.

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fag end

poor, worn out, : the last and usually least appealing or interesting part of something

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fag hag

a gay slang phrase referring to a woman who either associates mostly or exclusively with gay and bisexual men, or has gay and bisexual men as friends

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fair use

any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner. In other words, fair use is a defense against a claim of copyright infringement. If your use qualifies as a fair use, then it would not be considered an illegal infringement. - See more at: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/what-is-fair-use/#sthash.A0gL9BHP.dpuf

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fait accompli

a thing that has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept.

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fakir

a Muslim (or, loosely, a Hindu) religious ascetic who lives solely on alms.

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falchion

a one-handed, single-edged sword of European origin, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian scimitar and the Chinese dao.

The weapon combined the weight and power of an axe with the versatility of a sword. F

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fallible

capable of making mistakes or being erroneous.

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fall line

the geomorphologic break [1] between an upland region of relatively hard crystalline basement rock and a coastal plain of softer sedimentary rock. It typically prominent when crossed by a river, for there will often be rapids or waterfalls.

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fallow

(of farmland) plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production.

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fandango

a lively Spanish dance for two people, typically accompanied by castanets or tambourine.

a foolish or useless act or thing.

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fanlight

a window, semicircular or semi-elliptical in shape, with glazing bars or tracery sets radiating out like an open fan.[1] It is placed over another window or a doorway,[2][3] and is sometimes hinged to a transom. The bars in the fixed glazed window spread out in the manner a sunburst. It is also called a "sunburst light".[4]

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fantod

a state or attack of uneasiness or unreasonableness.

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farandole

a lively Provençal dance in which the dancers join hands and wind in and out in a chain.

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farfalle

Commonly known as "bow-tie pasta",

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farkleberry

are ripe when black which happens in the fall and will remain on the tree and edible well into winter even when somewhat dried and wrinkled. They make a sweet snack, though small and seedy.

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farrago

a confused mixture.

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farrow

to bring forth young —often used with down

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farsi

the modern Persian language that is the official language of Iran.

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farthingale

a hooped petticoat or circular pad of fabric around the hips, formerly worn under women's skirts to extend and shape them.

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fartlek

which means "speed play" in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training These runs are a very simple form of a long distance run // simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running."

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fascia

is connective tissue fibers, primarily collagen, that form sheets or bands beneath the skin to attach, stabilize, enclose, and separate muscles and other internal organs // an architectural term for a frieze or band running horizontally and situated vertically under a roof edge, or which forms the outer surface of a cornice, visible to an observer. Typically consisting of a wooden board or sheet metal.

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fasciated

showing abnormal fusion of parts or organs, resulting in a flattened, ribbonlike structure.

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fascicle

a bundle of structures, such as nerve or muscle fibers or conducting vessels in plants.

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fatah

"revolution until victory" a leading secular Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the confederated multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

It is generally considered to have had a strong involvement in revolutionary struggle in the past and has maintained a number of militant groups

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fatback

a cut of meat from a domestic pig. It consists of the layer of adipose tissue under the skin of the back, with or without the skin.

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fatling

a young animal that has been fattened in readiness for slaughter.

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fatuous

silly and pointless

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fauntelroy

a fad for formal dress for American middle-class children:

"What the Earl saw was a graceful, childish figure in a black velvet suit, with a lace collar, and with lovelocks waving about the handsome, manly little face, whose eyes met his with a look of innocent good-fellowship.

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faust

the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.

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fateuil

armchair; especially : an upholstered chair with open arms

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faux naif

(of a work of art or a person) artificially or affectedly simple or naive.

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favela

the term for a slum in Brazil, most often within urban areas.

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feckless

lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible.

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feedthrough

an electrical connector used to join two parts of a circuit on opposite sides of something, such as a circuit board or a grounding screen.

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feint

a French term that entered English via the discipline of swordsmanship and fencing.[1] They are maneuvers designed to distract or mislead, done by giving the impression that a certain maneuver will take place, while in fact another, or even none, will. In military tactics and many types of combat, there are two types: attacks and retreats.

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femur

thigh bone, is the most proximal (closest to the center of the body) bone of the leg in tetrapod vertebrates capable of walking or jumping, such as most land mammals, birds, many reptiles such as lizards, and amphibians such as frogs

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fend

look after and provide for oneself, without any help from others.

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fenestrate

having small windowlike perforations or transparent areas.

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ferric

iron-containing materials or compounds

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ferrule

a ring or cap, typically a metal one, that strengthens the end of a handle, stick, or tube and prevents it from splitting or wearing.
a metal band strengthening or forming a joint.

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fescue

a small pointer (as a stick) used to point out letters to children learning to read
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: any of a genus (Festuca) of tufted perennial grasses with panicled spikelets

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festoon

a chain or garland of flowers, leaves, or ribbons, hung in a curve as a decoration.

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fetlock

a projection bearing a tuft of hair on the back of the leg above the hoof of a horse or similar animal

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fey

giving an impression of vague unworldliness. // having supernatural powers of clairvoyance.

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fez

a felt hat of two types: either in the shape of a truncated cone made of red felt, or a short cylinder made of kilim fabric, both usually with a tassel attached to the top

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fiacre

a small four-wheeled carriage for public hire.

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fiberboard

a type of engineered wood product that is made out of wood fibers. Types (in order of increasing density) include particle board, medium-density, and hardboard.

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fibrillate

(of a muscle, especially in the heart) make a quivering movement due to uncoordinated contraction of the individual fibrils.

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fibromyalgia

a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. It has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety.

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fibrosis

the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue in a reparative or reactive process.[1] This can be a reactive, benign, or pathological state. In response to injury this is called scarring

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fibula

calf bone is a leg bone located on the lateral side of the tibia, with which it is connected above and below.

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fichte

his original insights into the nature of self-consciousness or self-awareness. Like Descartes and Kant before him, he was motivated by the problem of subjectivity and consciousness.

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ficus

any of numerous chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vine of the mulberry family, having milky sap and large, thick or stiff leaves, including the edible fig, the banyan, and many species grown as ornamentals.

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fideism

an epistemological theory which maintains that faith is independent of reason, or that reason and faith are hostile to each other and faith is superior at arriving at particular truths

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field holler

a type of formless, and sometimes wordless vocal expression that was used by slaves in the cotton fields of the "Deep South", especially in the Mississippi Delta, to communicate or to vent feelings,

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fifth column

clandestine group or faction of subversive agents who attempt to undermine a nation's solidarity by any means at their disposal.

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figurant

A stage performer having no speaking part.

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figurehead

a nominal leader or head without real power.

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filament

a slender threadlike object or fiber, especially one found in animal or plant structures.
a conducting wire or thread with a high melting point, forming part of an electric bulb or vacuum tube and heated or made incandescent by an electric current.

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filagree

ornamental work especially of fine wire of gold, silver, or copper applied chiefly to gold and silver surfaces
// ornamental openwork of delicate or intricate design

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fillip

something that acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity. // a movement made by bending the last joint of a finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger.

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filly

a young hip woman // young female horse too young to be called a mare

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finca

a country estate; a ranch.

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finery

expensive or ostentatious clothes or decoration.

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fingerboard

It is a thin, long strip of material, usually wood, that is laminated to the front of the neck of an instrument. The strings run over and between the nut and bridge. To play the instrument, a musician presses strings down on it to change the vibrating length, changing the pitch. This is called stopping the strings.

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finial

a distinctive ornament at the apex of a roof, pinnacle, canopy, or similar structure in a building.
an ornament at the top, end, or corner of an object.

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fink

inform on authoritites // an unpleasant or contemptible person, in particular.

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fipple flute

forming a flue, duct, or windway that directs the player’s breath alternately above and below the sharp edge of a lateral hole. This arrangement causes the enclosed air column to vibrate. Instruments using tnclude one- or two-note whistles, recorders, flageolets, and the organ

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first refusal

A contractual right of an entity to be given the opportunity to enter into a business transaction with a person or company before anyone else can. Since an entity with the right has the right, but not the obligation, to enter into a transaction that generally involves an asset, it is akin to a having a call option on the asset.

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fishtail

a swaying movement // an object that is forked like a fish's tail.

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fission

a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts

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fissure

a narrow opening or crack of considerable length and depth usually occurring from some breaking or parting. 2. a : a natural cleft between body parts

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fixture

a piece of equipment or furniture that is fixed in position in a building or vehicle.

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flabellum

a fan made of metal, leather, silk, parchment or feathers, intended to keep away insects from the consecrated Body and Blood of Christ and from the priest,[1] as well as to show honour. The ceremonial use of such fans dates back to ancient Egypt, and an example was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun.

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flagon

a large container in which drink is served, typically with a handle and spout.

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flagellant

a person who subjects themselves or others to flogging, either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification.

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flacon

a small, often decorative, bottle. It has an opening seal or stopper and is designed to hold valuable liquids which may deteriorate upon contact with the air. They are widespread in the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the cosmetics industry. They are generally made of glass for perfumes, but can also be made out of plastics for other uses.[1]

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flam

a drumbeat consisting of two notes in quick succession, with the accent on the second.

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flambe

To drench with a liquor, such as brandy, and ignite

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flamen

A priest devoted to the service of a particular god, from whom he received a distinguishing epithet. The most honored were those of Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus,

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flamenco

a vigorous rhythmic dance style of the Andalusian Gypsies;

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flan

an open pastry or sponge cake containing a sweet or savoury filling. Typical of this sort is round, with shortcrust pastry

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flanerie

aimless idle behavior.

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flange

an external or internal ridge, or rim (lip), for strength, of an iron beam such as an I-beam or a T-beam; or for attachment to another object, as on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc., or on the lens mount of a camera; or of a rail car or tram wheel.

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fuddle

confuse or stupefy (someone), especially with alcohol.

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frippery

showy or unnecessary ornament in architecture, dress, or language.

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fretted

gradually wear away (something) by rubbing or gnawing.

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frescoe

a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly-laid, or wet lime plaster. Water is used as the vehicle for the pigment to merge with the plaster, and with the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall.

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flume

a deep narrow channel or ravine with a stream running through it.
an artificial channel conveying water, typically used for transporting logs or timber.
a water-chute ride at an amusement park.

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flugelhorn

A perverse sexual act wherein the man inserts his fingers (or hand if possible) into the womans vagina, and proceeds to move it around in a way to make flatulent noises similar to those created when cuffing one's armpit.

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flue

a duct for smoke and waste gases produced by a fire, a gas heater, a power station, or other fuel-burning installation.

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fricasee

halfway between a sauce and stew // a method of cooking meat in which it is cut up, sautéed and braised, and served with its sauce, traditionally a white sauce.

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frond

the leaf or leaflike part of a palm, fern, or similar plant.

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floccinaucinihilipilification

the action or habit of estimating something as worthless. (The word is used chiefly as a curiosity.).

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flocculent

having or resembling tufts of wool. //
having a loosely clumped texture.

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flocculate

form or cause to form into small clumps or masses.

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flummery

a : a soft jelly or porridge made with flour or meal. b : any of several sweet desserts. 2. : mummery, mumbo jumbo

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frock coat

a man's coat characterised by a knee-length skirt (often cut just above the knee) all around the base, popular during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The double-breasted style is sometimes called a Prince Albert (after the consort to Queen Victoria). It is a fitted, long-sleeved coat with a centre vent at the back, and some features unusual in post-Victorian dress.

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frontage road

also access road, service road, parallel road, etc.) is a local road running parallel to a higher-speed, limited-access road.

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flush

to expose or chase from a place of concealment

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fluting

a groove or set of grooves forming a surface decoration.

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fumarole

an opening in a planet's crust, often in the neighborhood of volcanoes, which emits steam and gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen sulfide.

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fluttertonguing

a wind instrument tonguing technique in which performers flutter their tongue to make a characteristic "FrrrrFrrrrr" sound. The effect varies according to the instrument and at what volume it is played, ranging from cooing sounds on a recorder to an effect similar to the growls used by jazz musicians.

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flyleaf

a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.

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furcula

little fork" in Latin) or wishbone is a forked bone found in birds and some other animals, and is formed by the fusion of the two clavicles. In birds, its primary function is in the strengthening of the thoracic skeleton to withstand the rigors of flight.

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flywheel

a heavy revolving wheel in a machine that is used to increase the machine's momentum and thereby provide greater stability or a reserve of available power during interruptions in the delivery of power to the machine.

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fob

a small security hardware device with built-in authentication used to control and secure access to network services // a short chain attached especially to a pocket watch.

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focal length

an optical system is a measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus

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focal point

the point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction, or the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed.
the center of interest or activity.

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folderol

trivial or nonsensical fuss.

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folksonomy

a classification system derived from user-generated electronic tags or keywords that annotate and describe online content:

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fortissimo

a passage marked to be performed very loudly.

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fractal

a never-ending pattern. They are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop

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frag

to deliberately injure or kill (one's military leader) by means of a fragmentation grenade

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fusty

smelling stale, damp, or stuffy.

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fustian

b : a class of cotton fabrics usually having a pile face and twill weave. 2. : high-flown or affected writing or speech; broadly : anything high-flown

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friccative

characterized by audible friction produced by forcing the breath through a constricted or partially obstructed passage in the vocal tract; spirantal; spirant. Also called spirant. a consonant, as (th), (v), or (h).

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fugacity

the quality of being fleeting or evanescent.

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fountainhead

an original source of something.

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frangible

fragile; brittle

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franklin stove

a cast-iron stove for heating a room, resembling an open fireplace in shape.

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frappe

a Greek foam-covered iced coffee drink made from instant coffee. Accidentally invented in 1957 in the city of Thessaloniki, it is now the most popular coffee among Greek youth and foreign tourists.

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fraulein

the German language honorific previously in common use for unmarried women, comparable to Miss in English

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freebooter

a pirate or lawless adventurer.

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free radical

An atom or group of atoms that has at least one unpaired electron and is therefore unstable and highly reactive. In animal tissues, they can damage cells

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french door

a door with glass panes throughout its length.

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fugue

a contrapuntal composition in which a short melody or phrase (the subject) is introduced by one part and successively taken up by others and developed by interweaving the parts.
a state or period of loss of awareness of one's identity, often coupled with flight from one's usual environment, associated with certain forms of hysteria and epilepsy.

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fulcrum

the point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots.
a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.

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flannel mouth

One who speaks in an unclear, muffled, or sluggish manner.

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flavivirus

This genus includes the West Nile virus, dengue virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, and several other viruses which may cause encephalitis.

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flaxen


(especially of hair) of the pale yellow color

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flay

peel the skin off (a corpse or carcass).

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flechette

a pointed steel projectile, with a vaned tail for stable flight

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fleck

mark or dot with small patches of color or particles of something.

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fledged

(of a young bird) having wing feathers that are large enough for flight; able to fly.
(of a person or thing) having just taken on the role specified.

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fleshing

put weight on.

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fletch

each of the feathered vanes of an arrow.

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fuschia

a vivid purplish red color

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fucus

a genus of brown algae found in the intertidal zones of rocky seashores almost throughout the world

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flexion

a bending movement around a joint in a limb (as the knee or elbow) that decreases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint

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flexor

a muscle whose contraction bends a limb or other part of the body.

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flibbertigibbet

a frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person.

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flimflam

nonsensical or insincere talk.

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fungible

(of goods contracted for without an individual specimen being specified) able to replace or be replaced by another identical item; mutually interchangeable.

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furtive

attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.

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frump

an unattractive woman who wears dowdy old-fashioned clothes.

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frug

a dance craze from the mid-1960s, which included vigorous dance to pop music

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flintlock

Introduced at the beginning of the 17th century, it rapidly replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies, such as the doglock, matchlock, and wheellock mechanisms.

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flit

move swiftly and lightly.

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flue

a duct for smoke and waste gases produced by a fire, a gas heater, a power station, or other fuel-burning installation.

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floodlight

broad-beamed, high-intensity artificial lights. They are often used to illuminate outdoor playing fields while an outdoor sports event is being held

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floret

one of the small flowers making up a composite flower head.
one of the flowering stems making up a head of cauliflower or broccoli.

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flotilla

a fleet of ships or boats.

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flounce

an exaggerated action, typically intended to express one's annoyance or impatience.

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froward

difficult to deal with; contrary.

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frottage

the technique of creating a design by rubbing (as with a pencil) over an object placed underneath the paper; To induce a sexual pleasure by applying one's body to another's.

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freon

They are stable, nonflammable, moderately toxic gases or liquids which have typically been used as refrigerants and as aerosol propellants

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fontanelle

(colloquially, soft spot) is an anatomical feature of the infant human skull comprising any of the soft membranous gaps (sutures) between the cranial bones that make up the calvaria of a fetus or an infant.[1]

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forbearance

patient self-control; restraint and tolerance.

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forceps

andheld, hinged instrument used for grasping and holding objects. They are used when fingers are too large to grasp small objects or when many objects need to be held at one time while the hands are used to perform a task.

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foofaraw

a great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor matter.
showy frills added unnecessarily.

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forecastle

the forward part of a ship below the deck, traditionally used as the crew's living quarters.
a raised deck at the bow of a ship.

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formica

a hard durable plastic laminate used for countertops, cupboard doors, and other surfaces.

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fovea

a part of the eye. It is a small, central pit composed of closely packed cones.

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foyer

an entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public, especially a hotel or theater.

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fuselage

the main body of an aircraft

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fusillade

a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession.

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futz

waste time; idle or busy oneself aimlessly. deal with (something) in a trifling way; fiddle with.

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da capo

(especially as a direction) repeat from the beginning.

including the repetition of a passage at the beginning.

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dactyl

Just for a handful of silver he left us
Just for a riband to stick in his coat

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dada

a movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and negation of traditional artistic values;

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daemon

A program or process that runs in the background but remains inactive until invoked

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daikon

a mild-flavored winter radish usually characterized by fast-growing leaves and a long white napiform roo

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dab

press against (something) lightly with a piece of absorbent material in order to clean or dry it.

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daisy chain

a wiring scheme in which multiple devices are wired together in sequence or in a ring. Other than a full, single loop, systems which contain internal loops cannot be called this

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dalliance

a casual romantic or sexual relationship.
brief or casual involvement with something.

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damask

a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, with a pattern formed by weaving. They are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave.

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damping

The gradual reduction of excessive oscillation, vibration, or signal intensity, and therefore of instability in a mechanical or electrical device,

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da nang

one of the major port cities in Vietnam and the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam

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dander

anger, temper; an informal term for a material shed from the body of various animals, similar to dandruff. It is composed of skin cells.

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dapple

mark with spots or rounded patches.

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dashiki

a colorful men's garment widely worn in West Africa that covers the top half of the body

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daub

coat or smear (a surface) with a thick or sticky substance in a carelessly rough or liberal way.

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dauntless

heroes who are inclined to rush to danger, not away from it

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dauphin

the eldest son of the king of France.

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davenport

a small compact writing desk
2
: a large upholstered sofa often convertible into a bed

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davit

a small crane on board a ship, especially one of a pair for suspending or lowering a lifeboat.

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daybed

a couch that can be made up into a bed.

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daymare

a frightening or oppressive trance or hallucinatory condition experienced while awake.

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dead reckoning

determination without the aid of celestial navigation of the position of a ship or aircraft from the record of the courses sailed or flown, the distance made (which can be estimated from velocity), the known starting point, and the known or estimated drift.

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debark

leave a ship or aircraft.

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debenture

a certificate of loan or a loan bond evidencing the fact that the company is liable to pay a specified amount with interest // An unsecured bond issued by a civil or governmental corporation or agency and backed only by the credit standing of the issuer.

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debonair

confident, stylish, and charming.

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decemberest

Russian army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in a protest against Nicholas I's assumption of the throne after his elder brother Constantine removed himself from the line of succession

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decision theory

the prisoner's dilemma in which two individuals are faced with an uncertain decision where the final outcome is not only based on their personal decision, but also on that of the other individual. Since both parties do not know what actions the other person will take, this results in an uncertain decision framework.

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declination

in astronomy is comparable to geographic latitude, but projected onto the celestial sphere.

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decoction

the liquor resulting from concentrating the essence of a substance by heating or boiling, especially a medicinal preparation made from a plant.

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decoupage

the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on.

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deduction

The process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the stated premises; inference by reasoning from the general to the specific.

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deer stalker

a type of cap that is typically worn in rural areas, often for hunting,

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defang

render harmless or ineffectual.

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defenstration

the action of throwing someone or something out of a window. the action of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.

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deflexed

(typically of plant or animal structures) bent or curving downward or backward.

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defragment

reduce the fragmentation of (a file) by concatenating parts stored in separate locations on a disk.

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degauss

the process of decreasing or eliminating a remnant magnetic field. It is possibly named after the gauss unit of magnetism

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degust

taste (something) carefully, so as to appreciate it fully.

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dakine

The Hawaiian "Pigeon English" word used as in reference to something or someone. A miss pronounced word for That Kind

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de jure

according to rightful entitlement or claim; by right.

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delilah

a character in the Hebrew bible Book of Judges, where she is the "woman in the valley of Sorek" whom Samson loved, and who was his downfall. Her figure, one of several dangerous temptresses in the Hebrew Bible, has become emblematic: "Samson loved her, she betrayed him, and, what is worse, she did it for money,"

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deliverance

a formal utternace; the action of being rescued or set free.

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delouse

rid (a person or animal) of lice and other parasitic insects.

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delphic

(typically of a pronouncement) deliberately obscure or ambiguous.

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delta rhythm

electrical activity of the brain at a frequency of around 1–8 Hz, typical of sleep. The resulting oscillations, detected using an electroencephalograph, are called delta waves.

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deltoid

the muscle forming the rounded contour of the shoulder

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demiglace

made by combining equal parts of veal stock and espagnole sauce, the latter being one of the five mother sauces of classical French cuisine, and the mixture is then simmered and reduced by half.

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demimonde

(In 19th-century France) the class of women-considered to be of doubtful morality and social standing.
a group of people-considered to be on the fringes of respectable society.

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demiurge

a : a Platonic subordinate deity who fashions the sensible world in the light of eternal ideas
b : a Gnostic subordinate deity who is the creator of the material world
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: one that is an autonomous creative force or decisive power

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demur

raise doubts or objections or show reluctance.

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dendrite

a short branched extension of a nerve cell, along which impulses received from other cells at synapses are transmitted to the cell body.
2.
a crystal or crystalline mass with a branching, treelike structure.

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denotation

the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.

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depression

a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest // severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. An episode can occur only once in a person’s lifetime, but more often, a person has several episodes.

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de profundis

a heartfelt cry of appeal expressing one's deepest feelings of sorrow or anguish.

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depth charge

an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) weapon intended to destroy or cripple a target submarine by subjecting it to a powerful hydraulic shock. Most are fitted with conventional high explosives and a fuze set to cause detonation at a preselected underwater depth.

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deracinate

tear (something) up by the roots.

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de railluer

a variable-ratio transmission system commonly used on bicycles, consisting of a chain, multiple sprockets of different sizes, and a mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another.[1] Although referred to as gears in the bike world, these bicycle gears are technically sprockets since they drive or are driven by a chain, and are not driven by one another.