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1

esquire

a title appended to a lawyer's surname.

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ethic

a set of moral principles, esp. ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct

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ethical

of or relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these: ethical issues in nursing | ethical churchgoing men.

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ethnic

a wide spectrum of ethnic groups: racial, race-related, ethnological; cultural, national, tribal, ancestral, traditional.

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ethos

responsibility for the ethos of the school: spirit, character, atmosphere, climate, mood, feeling, tenor, essence; disposition, rationale, morality, moral code, value system, principles, standards, ethics.

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euphoria

a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness: the euphoria of success will fuel your desire to continue training.

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evocative

evocative photos from our childhood:bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind

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exact

adjective
1 an exact description: precise, accurate, correct, faithful, close, true; literal, strict, faultless, perfect, impeccable; explicit, detailed, minute, meticulous, thorough; informal on the nail, on the mark, bang on, on the money, on the button. ANTONYMS inaccurate.
2 an exact manager: careful, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, conscientious, scrupulous, exacting; methodical, organized, orderly. ANTONYMS careless.

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excise tax

A type of duty

A tax based on business

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exemplar

a person or thing serving as a typical example or excellent model: he became the leading exemplar of conservative philosophy.

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expeditiously

done with speed and efficiency: an expeditious investigation.

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explicate

clarify, spell out, untangle; interpret, translate, elucidate, expound, illuminate, throw light on.,nalyze and develop (an idea or principle) in detail: attempting to explicate the relationship between crime and economic forces.

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expulsion

1 expulsion from the party: removal, debarment, dismissal, exclusion, discharge, ejection, drumming out. ANTONYMS admission.
2 the expulsion of bodily wastes: discharge, ejection, excretion, voiding, evacuation, elimination, passing.

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extenuate

make excuses for, defend, vindicate, justify; diminish, lessen, moderate, qualify, play down.

literary make (someone) thin

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extinct

adjective
1 an extinct species: vanished, lost, died out, no longer existing, no longer extant, wiped out, destroyed, gone. ANTONYMS extant.
2 an extinct volcano: inactive. ANTONYMS dormant.

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extol

nutritionists extol the virtues of fiber: praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, acclaim, exalt, eulogize, adulate, rhapsodize over, rave about, enthuse about/over; informal go wild about, go on about, ballyhoo; formal laud; archaic panegyrize. ANTONYMS criticize.

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extort

he was convicted of extorting money from local residents: force, extract, exact, wring, wrest, screw, squeeze, obtain by threat(s), blackmail someone for; informal put the bite on someone for; soak, rook.

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extrovert

noun
like many extroverts, he was unhappy inside: outgoing person, sociable person, socializer, life of the party. ANTONYMS introvert.
adjective
Raj's extrovert personality: outgoing, extroverted, sociable, gregarious, genial, affable, friendly, unreserved. ANTONYMS introverted.

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facilitate

private funding has facilitated our research: make easy/easier, ease, make possible, make smooth/smoother, smooth the way for; enable, assist, help (along), aid, oil the wheels of, expedite, speed up, accelerate, forward, advance, promote, further, encourage, catalyze, be a catalyst for. ANTONYMS impede.

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faction

noun
1 a faction of the party: clique, coterie, caucus, cabal, bloc, camp, group, grouping, sector, section, wing, arm, branch, set; ginger group, pressure group.
2 the council was split by faction: infighting, dissension, dissent, dispute, discord, strife, conflict, friction, argument, disagreement, controversy, quarreling, wrangling, bickering, squabbling, disharmony, disunity, schism.

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factor

this had been a key factor in his decision to withdraw: element, part, component, ingredient, strand, constituent, point, detail, item, feature, facet, aspect, characteristic, consideration, influence, circumstance.

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fakir

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

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fantasia

a musical composition with a free form and often an improvisatory style.
• a musical composition that is based on several familiar tunes.
• a thing that is composed of a mixture of different forms or styles: the theater is a kind of Moorish and Egyptian fantasia.

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fastidious

very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail: he chooses his words with fastidious care.
• very concerned about matters of cleanliness: the child seemed fastidious about getting her fingers sticky or dirty.

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fauna

she was studying the fauna of Guatemala: wildlife, animals, living creatures.

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feeble

adjective
1 he was very old and feeble: weak, weakly, weakened, frail, infirm, delicate, sickly, ailing, unwell, poorly, enfeebled, enervated, debilitated, incapacitated, decrepit, etiolated. ANTONYMS strong.
2 a feeble argument: ineffective, ineffectual, inadequate, unconvincing, implausible, unsatisfactory, poor, weak, flimsy. ANTONYMS effective.
3 he's too feeble to stand up to his boss: cowardly, craven, faint-hearted, spineless, spiritless, lily-livered, chinless; timid, timorous, fearful, unassertive, weak, ineffectual, wishy-washy; informal wimpy, sissy, sissified, gutless, chicken. ANTONYMS forceful, brave.
4 a feeble light: faint, dim, weak, pale, soft, subdued, muted. ANTONYMS strong.

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feign

verb
1 she lay still and feigned sleep: simulate, fake, sham, affect, give the appearance of, make a pretense of.
2 he's not really ill, he's only feigning: pretend, put it on, fake, sham, bluff, masquerade, play-act; informal kid.

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feisty

the part of Annie called for a just-so balance of adorable and feisty: spirited, spunky, plucky, gutsy, ballsy.

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felicitation

congratulate: the award winner was felicitated by the cultural association.

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fell

1 all the dead sycamores had to be felled: cut down, chop down, hack down, saw down, clear.
2 she felled him with one punch: knock down/over, knock to the ground, strike down, bring down, bring to the ground, prostrate; knock out, knock unconscious; informal deck, floor, flatten, down, lay out, KO.

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felon

a person who has been convicted of a felony.
adjective [ attrib. ] archaic
cruel; wicked: the felon undermining hand of dark corruption.

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fen

in spring, the fen smelled of fresh skunk cabbage: marsh, marshland, salt marsh, fenland, wetland, bog, peat bog, swamp, swampland.

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fervid

fervid protestations of love: fervent, ardent, passionate, impassioned, intense, vehement, wholehearted, heartfelt, sincere, earnest; literary perfervid.

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fester

1 his deep wound festered: suppurate, become septic, become infected, form pus, weep; Medicine be purulent; archaic rankle.
2 the garbage festered: rot, molder, decay, decompose, putrefy, go bad, spoil, deteriorate.
3 their resentment festered: rankle, eat away, gnaw away, brew, smolder.

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figment

a figment of his very creative imagination: invention, creation, fabrication; hallucination, illusion, delusion, fancy, vision.

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filial

a display of filial affection: dutiful, devoted, compliant, respectful, affectionate, loving.

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fillet

a fleshy boneless piece of meat from near the loins or the ribs of an animal: a chicken breast fillet | roast fillet of lamb.
• (also fillet steak )a beef steak cut from the lower part of a sirloin.
• a boned side of a fish.
2 |ˈfilit|a band or ribbon worn around the head, esp. for binding the hair.

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finality

an answer delivered with finality: conclusiveness, decisiveness, decision, definiteness, definitiveness, certainty, certitude; irrevocability, irrefutability.

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finicky

their fancy words and finicky manners: fussy, fastidious, punctilious, overparticular, difficult, exacting, demanding; informal picky, choosy, persnickety; archaic nice.

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flabbergasted

surprise (someone) greatly; astonish: this news has left me totally flabbergasted.

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flagrant

it was a flagrant distortion of the facts: blatant, glaring, obvious, overt, conspicuous, barefaced, shameless, brazen, undisguised, unconcealed; outrageous, scandalous, shocking, disgraceful, dreadful, terrible, gross.

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flaunt

he flaunts his young wife as if she were the prize heifer at the county fair: show off, display ostentatiously, make a (great) show of, put on show/display, parade; brag about, crow about, vaunt; informal flash.

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fleecy

a fleecy robe: fluffy, woolly, downy, soft, fuzzy, furry, velvety, shaggy; technical floccose, pilose. ANTONYMS coarse.

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flick

a flick of the wrist: jerk, snap, flip, whisk.
verb
1 he flicked the switch: click, snap, flip, jerk.
2 the horse flicked its tail: swish, twitch, wave, wag, waggle, shake.

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flimflam

nonsensical or insincere talk: I suppose that you suspect me of pseudointellectual flimflam.
• a confidence game: flimflams perpetrated against us by our elected officials.
verb ( flimflams, flimflamming , flimflammed ) [ with obj. ]
swindle (someone) with a confidence game: the tribe was flimflammed out of its land.

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flinch

1 he flinched at the noise: wince, start, shudder, quiver, jerk, shy.
2 she never flinched from her duty: shrink from, recoil from, shy away from, swerve from, demur from; dodge, evade, avoid, duck, balk at, jib at, quail at, fight shy of.

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flotilla

a fleet of ships or boats: a flotilla of cargo boats.

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fluctuation

a natural fluctuation in temperature: variation, change, shift, alteration, swing, movement, oscillation, alternation, rise and fall, seesawing, yo-yoing, instability, unsteadiness. ANTONYMS stability.

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folio

an individual leaf of paper or parchment, numbered on the recto or front side only, occurring either loose as one of a series or forming part of a bound volume.

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foment

they were accused of fomenting civil unrest: instigate, incite, provoke, agitate, excite, stir up, whip up, encourage, urge, fan the flames of.