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Celerity

swiftness; speed. | rapidity; swiftness; speed

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Presumptuous

full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought. | unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward. | Obsolete, presumptive. | characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward | an obsolete word for presumptive

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Scrupulous

having scruples; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled. | punctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact:a scrupulous performance.

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Unequivocal

not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation: an unequivocal indication of assent; unequivocal proof. | absolute; unqualified; not subject to conditions or exceptions: The cosigner of a note gives unequivocal assurance that it will be paid when due. | not ambiguous; plain

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Dichotomy

division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs. | division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups: a dichotomy between thought and action. | Botany. a mode of branching by constant forking, as in some stems, in veins of leaves, etc. | Astronomy. the phase of the moon or of an inferior planet when half of its disk is visible. | division into two parts or classifications, esp when they are sharply distinguished or opposed: the dichotomy between eastern and western cultures | (logic) the division of a class into two mutually exclusive subclasses: the dichotomy of married and single people | (botany) a simple method of branching by repeated division into two equal parts | the phase of the moon, Venus, or Mercury when half of the disc is visible

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Palpable

readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident:a palpable lie; palpable absurdity. | capable of being touched or felt; tangible. | Medicine/Medical. perceptible by palpation.

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Annex (n)

something annexed. | a subsidiary building or an addition to a building:The emergency room is in the annex of the main building. | something added to a document; appendix; supplement:an annex to a treaty.

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Didactic

intended for instruction; instructive:didactic poetry. | inclined to teach or lecture others too much:a boring, didactic speaker. | teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson. | didactics, (used with a singular verb) the art or science of teaching.

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Extrinsic

not essential or inherent; not a basic part or quality; extraneous:facts that are extrinsic to the matter under discussion. | being outside a thing; outward or external; operating or coming from without:extrinsic influences. | Anatomy. (of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) originating outside the anatomical limits of a part.

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Malediction

a curse; imprecation. | the utterance of a curse. | slander. | the utterance of a curse against someone or something | slanderous accusation or comment

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Panacea

a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all. | an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties: His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea. | an ancient Greek goddess of healing. | a remedy for all diseases or ills

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Prevaricate

to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie. | (intransitive) to speak or act falsely or evasively with intent to deceive

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Scuttle

a deep bucket for carrying coal. | British Dialect. a broad, shallow basket. | to run with quick, hasty steps; scurry. | a quick pace. | a short, hurried run. | Nautical. a small hatch or port in the deck, side, or bottom of a vessel. a cover for this. | a small hatchlike opening in a roof or ceiling. | to sink (a vessel) deliberately by opening seacocks or making openings in the bottom. | to abandon, withdraw from, or cause to be abandoned or destroyed (as plans, hopes, rumors, etc.). | See coal scuttle

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Unfrock

to deprive (a monk, priest, minister, etc.) of ecclesiastical rank, authority, and function; depose. | to divest or strip of a frock. | (transitive) to deprive (a person in holy orders) of ecclesiastical status

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Cerebral

Anatomy, Zoology. of or pertaining to the cerebrum or the brain. | betraying or characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct: His is a cerebral music that leaves many people cold. | Phonetics, retroflex (def 2). | Phonetics. a cerebral sound. | of or relating to the cerebrum or to the entire brain | involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct | (phonetics) another word for cacuminal | (phonetics) a consonant articulated in the manner of a cacuminal consonant

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Inconspicuous

not conspicuous, noticeable, or prominent. | not easily noticed or seen; not prominent or striking

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Malefactor

a person who violates the law; criminal. | a person who does harm or evil, especially toward another. | a criminal; wrongdoer

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Paradigm

Grammar. a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme. a display in fixed arrangement of such a set, as boy, boy's, boys, boys'. | an example serving as a model; pattern. Synonyms: mold, standard; ideal, paragon, touchstone. | a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community. such a cognitive framework shared by members of any discipline or group: the company’s business paradigm. | (grammar) the set of all the inflected forms of a word or a systematic arrangement displaying these forms | a pattern or model | a typical or stereotypical example (esp in the phrase paradigm case) | (in the philosophy of science) a very general conception of the nature of scientific endeavour within which a given enquiry is undertaken

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Seminary

a special school providing education in theology, religious history, etc., primarily to prepare students for the priesthood, ministry, or rabbinate. | a school, especially one of higher grade. | a school of secondary or higher level for young women. | seminar (def 1). | a place of origin and propagation: a seminary of discontent. | an academy for the training of priests, rabbis, etc | (US) another word for seminar (sense 1) | a place where something is grown

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Certitude

freedom from doubt, especially in matters of faith or opinion; certainty. | confidence; certainty

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Indelible

making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like: indelible ink. | that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like: the indelible memories of war; the indelible influence of a great teacher. | incapable of being erased or obliterated | making indelible marks: indelible ink

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Malinger

to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc. | (intransitive) to pretend or exaggerate illness, esp to avoid work

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Proclivity

natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition: a proclivity to meticulousness. | a tendency or inclination

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Sensuous

perceived by or affecting the senses : the sensuous qualities of music. | readily affected through the senses : a sensuous temperament. | of or pertaining to sensible objects or to the senses. | aesthetically pleasing to the senses | appreciative of or moved by qualities perceived by the senses | of, relating to, or derived from the senses

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Dike

an embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or a river: They built a temporary dike of sandbags to keep the river from flooding the town. | a ditch. | a bank of earth formed of material being excavated. | a causeway. | British Dialect. a low wall or fence, especially of earth or stone, for dividing or enclosing land. | an obstacle; barrier. | Geology. a long, narrow, cross-cutting mass of igneous rock intruded into a fissure in older rock. a similar mass of rock composed of other kinds of material, as sandstone. | Australian Slang. a urinal. | to furnish or drain with a dike. | to enclose, restrain, or protect by a dike: to dike a tract of land.

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Malingerer

to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc. | (intransitive) to pretend or exaggerate illness, esp to avoid work

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Sentinel

a person or thing that watches or stands as if watching. | a soldier stationed as a guard to challenge all comers and prevent a surprise attack: to stand sentinel. | Digital Technology, tag1(def 9a). | to watch over or guard as a sentinel. | a person, such as a sentry, assigned to keep guard | (computing) a character used to indicate the beginning or end of a particular block of information | to guard as a sentinel | to post as a sentinel | to provide with a sentinel |

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Chary

cautious or careful; wary: He was chary of investing in oil wells. | shy; timid. | fastidious; choosy: She is excessively chary about her friends. | sparing (often followed by of): chary of his praise. | wary; careful | choosy; finicky | shy | sparing; mean

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Dilatory

tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy. | intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision: a dilatory strategy. | tending or inclined to delay or waste time | intended or designed to waste time or defer action

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Fanaticism

fanatical character, spirit, or conduct. | wildly excessive or irrational devotion, dedication, or enthusiasm

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Indigenous

originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often followed by to): the plants indigenous to Canada; the indigenous peoples of southern Africa. | innate; inherent; natural (usually followed by to): feelings indigenous to human beings. | originating or occurring naturally (in a country, region, etc); native | innate (to); inherent (in)

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Malleable

capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers. | adaptable or tractable: the malleable mind of a child. | (esp of metal) able to be worked, hammered, or shaped under pressure or blows without breaking | able to be influenced; pliable or tractable

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Sequester

to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement; seclude. | to remove or separate; banish; exile. | to keep apart from others; segregate or isolate: The jury was sequestered until a verdict was reached. | Law. to remove (property) temporarily from the possession of the owner; seize and hold, as the property and income of a debtor, until legal claims are satisfied. | International Law. to requisition, hold, and control (enemy property). | to trap (a chemical in the atmosphere or environment) and isolate it in a natural or artificial storage area: There are processes to sequester carbon from a power plant's exhaust gases. Plants can sequester toxins and store them in their tissues. | an act or instance of sequestering; separation; isolation. | sequestration (def 7): domestic programs starved for cash by the federal sequester. | to remove or separate | (usually passive) to retire into seclusion

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Antediluvian

of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8. | very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas. | a person who lived before the Flood. | a very old or old-fashioned person or thing. | belonging to the ages before the biblical Flood (Genesis 7, 8) | old-fashioned or antiquated | an antediluvian person or thing

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Fastidious

excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: a fastidious eater. | requiring or characterized by excessive care or delicacy; painstaking. | very critical; hard to please | excessively particular about details | exceedingly delicate; easily disgusted

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Serendipity

an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. | good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for. | serendipia | the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident

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Anthology

a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject: an anthology of Elizabethan drama; an anthology of modern philosophy. | a collection of selected writings by one author. | a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors | any printed collection of literary pieces, songs, works of art, etc

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Chicanery

trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job. | a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade. | verbal deception or trickery, esp in legal quibbling; dishonest or sharp practice | a trick, deception, or quibble

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Dilettante

a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler. | a lover of an art or science, especially of a fine art. | of or pertaining to dilettantes. | a person whose interest in a subject is superficial rather than professional | a person who loves the arts | of or characteristic of a dilettante

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Fatuous

foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly. | unreal; illusory. | complacently or inanely foolish

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Inductee

a person inducted into military service. | a person inducted into an organization. | (US) a military conscript

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Chimerical

unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise. | wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a chimerical plan. | wildly fanciful; imaginary | given to or indulging in fantasies

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Serrated

having a notched edge or sawlike teeth, especially for cutting; serrate : the serrated blade of a bread knife. | serrate. | Chiefly Biology. notched on the edge like a saw: a serrate leaf. | Numismatics. (of a coin) having a grooved edge. | serrated. | to make serrate or serrated: He serrated the knives so they would cut meat easily. | having a notched or sawlike edge | (of leaves) having a margin of forward pointing teeth | having a notched or sawlike edge | (transitive) to make serrate

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Urbane

having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities: an urbane manner. | reflecting elegance, sophistication, etc., especially in expression: He maintained an urbane tone in his letters. | characterized by elegance or sophistication