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{adj: ablutionary, cleansing} cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands
"ablutionary rituals"



{adj: abnormal} departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
"they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal"
"an abnormal personality"
<-> normal

{adj: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide} broad in scope or content
"across-the-board pay increases"
"an all-embracing definition"
"blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"
"an invention with broad applications"
"a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
"granted him wide powers"

{adj: activated, excited} (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive

{adj: activated} rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive

{adj: active, dynamic} expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')
<-> stative

{adj: active} (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
<-> extinct

{adj: active} (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
"active volcanos"
<-> dormant

{adj: actual, genuine, literal, real} being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
"her actual motive"
"a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
"a genuine dilemma"

{adj: antifouling} (used of e.g. coatings) protecting against accumulation of barnacles etc on underwater surfaces
"antifouling paint"
"antifouling chemicals"

{adj: askew, awry, cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff} turned or twisted toward one side
"a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
"his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"

{adj: autonomous, self-directed, self-reliant} (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

{adj: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile} immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
"they are avaricious and will do anything for money"
"casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"
"a grasping old miser"
"grasping commercialism"
"greedy for money and power"
"grew richer and greedier"
"prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"

{adj: awheel, riding} traveling by wheeled vehicle such as bicycle or automobile e.g.
"the riding public welcomed the new buses"

{adj: bent, crumpled, dented} of metal e.g.
"bent nails"
"a car with a crumpled front end"
"dented fenders"

{adj: biodegradable} capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
"a biodegradable detergent"

{adj: blessed, blest} highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
"our blessed land"
"the blessed assurance of a steady income"
<-> cursed

{adj: bloodthirsty, bloody-minded, sanguinary} marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
"bloody-minded tyrants"
"bloodthirsty yells"
"went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson

{adj: blurred, clouded} unclear in form or expression
"the blurred aims of the group"
"sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells

{adj: canonist} pertaining to or characteristic of a body of rules and principles accepted as axiomatic; e.g. "canonist communism"

{adj: cathartic, releasing} emotionally purging (of e.g. art)

{adj: chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty} having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
"looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
"life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
"walked with a jaunty step"
"a jaunty optimist"

{adj: choleric} easily moved to anger
"men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells

{adj: chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy} short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
"some people seem born to be square and chunky"
"a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"
"dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"
"a little church with a squat tower"
"a squatty red smokestack"
"a stumpy ungainly figure"

{adj: clastic} of or belonging to or being a rock composed of fragments of older rocks (e.g., conglomerates or sandstone)

{adj: cleared} rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush
"cleared land"
"cleared streets free of fallen trees and debris"
"a cleared passage through the underbrush"
"played poker on the cleared dining room table"
<-> uncleared

{adj: clear} of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne
"the clear complexion of a healthy young woman"

{adj: cold} used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
"a cold climate"
"a cold room"
"dinner has gotten cold"
"cold fingers"
"if you are cold, turn up the heat"
"a cold beer"
<-> hot

{adj: commutative} (of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g. "a x b = b x a"

{adj: compressed, flat} flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

{adj: cured} (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry

{adj: cynical, misanthropic, misanthropical} believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

{adj: dehiscent} (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
<-> indehiscent

{adj: desperate, dire} fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
"a desperate illness"
"on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
"a dire emergency"

{adj: desperate, heroic} showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
"made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"
"the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall
"they took heroic measures to save his life"

{adj: developed} being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
"the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook"
"they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each"
<-> undeveloped

{adj: diagnostic, symptomatic} characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease
"a diagnostic sign of yellow fever"
"diagnostic information"
"a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever"
"symptomatic of insanity"
"a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown"

{adj: digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling} (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
"amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"
"a rambling discursive book"
"his excursive remarks"
"a rambling speech about this and that"

{adj: discombobulated, disconcerted} having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
"the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand"
"looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw

{adj: diversionary} (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

{adj: divine, godlike} being or having the nature of a god
"the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"-J.G.Frazier
"the divine will"
"the divine capacity for love"
"'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe

{adj: door-to-door} (of e.g. journeys or deliveries) direct from point of origin to point of destination
"the limousine offers door-to-door service"

{adj: dormant, inactive} of e.g. volcanos; not erupting and not extinct
"a dormant volcano"
<-> active

{adj: drained} emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
"a drained marsh"
"a drained tank"
"a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything"
<-> undrained

{adj: eastside} of the eastern part of a city e.g. Manhattan
"the eastside silk-stocking district"

{adj: effective, efficient} able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
"people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
"effective personnel"
"an efficient secretary"
"the efficient cause of the revolution"

{adj: even} being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)
"an even application of varnish"
"an even floor"
"the road was not very even"
"the picture is even with the window"
<-> uneven

{adj: excitant, excitative, excitatory} (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate

{adj: exempt} (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject
"a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process"
"exempt from jury duty"
"only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes"
<-> nonexempt

{adj: extinct} (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive
"an extinct volcano"
<-> active

{adj: fallible, frail, imperfect, weak} having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
"I'm only a fallible human"
"frail humanity"

{adj: figured} (of e.g. fabric design) adorned with patterns
"my dress is richly figured"- Amy Lowell

{adj: fixed, frozen} incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"
"living on fixed incomes"

{adj: flaccid, lax, limp, slack} lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
"flaccid muscles"
"took his lax hand in hers"
"gave a limp handshake"
"a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton
"a slack grip"

{adj: flying} done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line
"a flying start"
"crossed the goal line with a flying leap"

{adj: focused} of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses) adjusted to produce a clear image

{adj: formal} being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
"pay one's formal respects"
"formal dress"
"a formal ball"
"the requirement was only formal and often ignored"
"a formal education"
<-> informal

{adj: formidable, redoubtable, unnerving} inspiring fear
"the formidable prospect of major surgery"
"a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
"something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall"

{adj: full-fledged, fully fledged} (of persons e.g.) having gained full status
"a full-fledged lawyer"
"by the age of seventeen I was a full-fledged atheist"
"sees itself as a fully fledged rival party"

{adj: glazed} (of foods) covered with a shiny coating by applying e.g. beaten egg or a sugar or gelatin mixture
"glazed doughnuts"
"a glazed ham"

{adj: groaning, moaning} making low inarticulate sound as e.g. of pain or sorrow
"the groaning wounded"
"moaning sounds in her sleep"

{adj: high-sudsing} (used of e.g. detergents) producing many suds
<-> low-sudsing

{adj: hole-and-corner, hole-in-corner} relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life
"a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells

{adj: indehiscent} (of e.g. fruits) not opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds
<-> dehiscent

{adj: indolent} (of tumors e.g) slow to heal or develop and usually painless
"an indolent ulcer"
"leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"

{adj: inerrable, inerrant, unerring} not liable to error
"the Church was...theoretically inerrant and omnicompetent"-G.G.Coulton
"lack an inerrant literary sense"
"an unerring marksman"

{adj: involved, mired} entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire
"the difficulties in which the question is involved"
"brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion"

{adj: lackadaisical} idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
"she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical"
"a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse

{adj: lax} pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')
<-> tense

{adj: liberated} (of a gas e.g.) released from chemical combination

{adj: limber, supple} (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable
"a supple mind"
"a limber imagination"

{adj: low-sudsing} (used of e.g. detergents) producing few suds
<-> high-sudsing

{adj: mangled, mutilated} (of compositions e.g.) damaged
"a mutilated text"

{adj: mealymouthed, mealy-mouthed} hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
"a mealymouthed politician"

{adj: meandering, rambling, wandering, winding} of a path e.g.
"meandering streams"
"rambling forest paths"
"the river followed its wandering course"
"a winding country road"

{adj: misguided, mistaken} wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment
"well-meaning but misguided teachers"
"a mistaken belief"
"mistaken identity"

{adj: molecular} relating to simple or elementary organization
"proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller
<-> molar

{adj: naked} (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument
"visible to the naked eye"

{adj: noncombatant} member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon

{adj: nonextant} no longer existing or inaccessible through loss or destruction
"its nonextant original was written on vellum"- G.B.Saul

{adj: nonparallel} (of e.g. lines or paths) not parallel; converging

{adj: normal} being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development
"a perfectly normal child"
"of normal intelligence"
"the most normal person I've ever met"
<-> abnormal

{adj: odd, unmatched, unmated, unpaired} of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.

{adj: open} without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition
"the clarity and resonance of an open tone"
"her natural and open response"

{adj: original} (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary
"his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"

{adj: partible} (of e.g. property) capable of being parted or divided
"a partible estate"

{adj: passing} allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily
"a passing grade"

{adj: placoid, platelike} as the hard flattened scales of e.g. sharks

{adj: printed} written in print characters or produced by means of e.g. a printing press

{adj: propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar} of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
"party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw

{adj: quiet} of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.
<-> active

{adj: receding} (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back

{adj: repudiative} rejecting emphatically; e.g. refusing to pay or disowning
"a veto is a repudiative act"

{adj: restricted, qualified} restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')

{adj: risen} (of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon
"the risen sun"

{adj: running, operative, functional, working} (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
"in running (or working) order"
"a functional set of brakes"

{adj: severe, spartan} unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
"a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells
"a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"
"a strict disciplinarian"
"a Spartan upbringing"

{adj: shaky, shivering, trembling} vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
"a quaking bog"
"the quaking child asked for more"
"quivering leaves of a poplar tree"
"with shaking knees"
"seemed shaky on her feet"
"sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"
"trembling hands"

{adj: slack} flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
"slack water"

{adj: slick} made slick by e.g. ice or grease
"sidewalks slick with ice"
"roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil"

{adj: spray-dried} dried by bringing a sprayed substance (e.g. milk or soap) into contact with hot air and recovering it in the form of a powder

{adj: stative} expressing existence or a state rather than an action; used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial adjectives
<-> active

{adj: subdivided} divided again after a first division, e.g. of a tract of land, divided into lots

{adj: subservient} compliant and obedient to authority
"editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw

{adj: sunken, submerged} under water; e.g. at the bottom of a body of water
"sunken treasure"
"a sunken ship"
<-> afloat, aground

{adj: supercharged} (of e.g. an engine) having the power increased by fitting with a supercharger

{adj: tense} pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
<-> lax

{adj: terminated} (of e.g. a contract or term of office) having come to an end

{adj: trained} having acquired necessary skills by e.g. undergoing a course of study
"a trained nurse"
"a trained voice"
"trained manpower"
"psychologically trained workers"

{adj: tubal} of or relating to occurring in a tube such as e.g. the Fallopian tube or Eustachian tube
"tubal ligation"
"tubal pregnancy"

{adj: ulterior} beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote
"a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"
"without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw

{adj: unanalyzable, undecomposable} representing the furthest possible extent of analysis or division into parts
"a feeling is a simple and undecomposable mental state"- G.S.Brett
"this weight of evidence is something mystical and unanalyzable"-M.R.Cohen

{adj: unburnished} of metals e.g.; not made shiny and smooth by friction

{adj: undocumented} lacking necessary documents (as for e.g. permission to live or work in a country)
"undocumented aliens"
"undocumented tax deductions"
<-> documented

{adj: uneven} not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
"an uneven color"
"uneven ground"
"uneven margins"
"wood with an uneven grain"
<-> even

{adj: unmindful, forgetful, mindless} not mindful or attentive
"while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw
<-> mindful

{adj: unnoticeable} not noticeable; not drawing attention
"her clothes were simple and unnoticeable"- J.G.Cozzens
<-> noticeable

{adj: unobjective, unverifiable} (of e.g. evidence) not objective or easily verified

{adj: unrecognizable, unrecognisable} defying recognition as e.g. because of damage or alteration

{adj: unsound} of e.g. advice

{adj: untapped} not drawn upon or used
"untapped reserves of coal"
"the untapped stockrooms of our minds"- G.R.Harrison

{adj: variable} (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied
"a variable capacitor"
"variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights"

{adj: velar} produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k' in `cat' and `g' in `gun' and `ng' in `sing')

{adj: voiced, sonant, soft} produced with vibration of the vocal cords
"a frequently voiced opinion"
"voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";
<-> unvoiced

{adj: wage-earning, working-class} working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries
"working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"

{adj: walk-in} (of e.g. closets or refrigerators) extending very far enough back to allow a person to enter
"a deep walk-in refrigerator"
"walk-in closets"

{adv: for example, for instance, e.g.} as an example
"take ribbon snakes, for example"

{adv: squarely, foursquare, straightforwardly} with firmness and conviction; without compromise
"he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers
"dealt straightforwardly with all issues"

{adv: underhandedly, underhand} slyly and secretly
"Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne
"oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers

{n: American harvest mouse, harvest mouse} any of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fields

{n: American white birch, paper birch, paperbark birch, canoe birch, Betula cordifolia, Betula papyrifera} small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoes

{n: Banting, F. G. Banting, Sir Frederick Grant Banting} Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)

{n: Best, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best} Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

{n: Blucher, von Blucher, G. L. von Blucher, Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher} Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)

{n: Ceterach, genus Ceterach} small genus of Old World ferns; superseded in some classification systems which place plants of this genus in e.g. genera Asplenium and Pleurosorus

{n: Chesterton, G. K. Chesterton, Gilbert Keith Chesterton} conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)

{n: Culcita, genus Culcita} includes some plants usually placed in e.g. genus Dicksonia: terrestrial ferns resembling bracken; tropical America; Malaysia to Australia and Polynesia; southwestern Europe and Atlantic islands

{n: Divine Office} canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)

{n: Echinodermata, phylum Echinodermata} radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers

{n: Father Brown} a Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton

{n: Fort Meade, Fort George Gordon Meade, Fort George G. Meade} a United States Army base in Maryland; headquarters of the National Security Agency

{n: Furnariidae, family Furnariidae} e.g. ovenbirds

{n: G, letter g} the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: G-man, FBI agent, government man} a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

{n: G-string, thong} minimal clothing worn by stripteasers; a narrow strip of fabric that covers the pubic area, passes between the thighs, and is supported by a waistband

{n: Hall, G. Stanley Hall, Granville Stanley Hall} United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)

{n: Hemiptera, order Hemiptera} plant bugs; bedbugs; some true bugs; also includes suborders Heteroptera (true bugs) and Homoptera (e.g., aphids, plant lice and cicadas)

{n: Homobasidiomycetes, subclass Homobasidiomycetes} category used in some classification systems for various basidiomycetous fungi including e.g. mushrooms and puffballs which are usually placed in the classes Gasteromycetes and Hymenomycetes

{n: Indian hemp, Cannabis indica} source of e.g. bhang and hashish as well as fiber

{n: Kirchhoff, G. R. Kirchhoff, Gustav Robert Kirchhoff} German physicist who with Bunsen pioneered spectrum analysis and formulated two laws governing electric networks (1824-1887)

{n: Macleod, John Macleod, John James Rickard Macleod} Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)

{n: Marshall, E. G. Marshall} United States actor (1914-1998)

{n: Matricaria, genus Matricaria} chiefly Old World strong-smelling weedy herbs; comprises plants sometimes included in other genera: e.g. Tanacetum; Tripleurospermum

{n: Moore, G. E. Moore, George Edward Moore} English philosopher (1873-1958)

{n: Niger-Kordofanian, Niger-Kordofanian language} the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara; the majority of them are tonal languages but there are important exceptions (e.g., Swahili or Fula)

{n: Old World buffalo, buffalo} any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo

{n: Polyporus, genus Polyporus} type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers

{n: Robinson, Edward G. Robinson, Edward Goldenberg Robinson} United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)

{n: Serinus, genus Serinus} Old World finches; e.g. canaries and serins

{n: Shavian} an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works

{n: Shaw, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw} British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)

{n: Wells, H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wells} prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946)

{n: Wodehouse, P. G. Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse} English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)

{n: acetum} a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)

{n: acupressure, G-Jo, shiatsu} treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body

{n: adventitious root} root growing in an unusual location e.g. from a stem

{n: aggregate fruit, multiple fruit, syncarp} fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple

{n: agrypnia} a vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter)

{n: air embolism, aeroembolism, gas embolism} obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving

{n: alteration, modification, adjustment} the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

{n: amphibology, amphiboly} an ambiguous grammatical construction; e.g., `they are flying planes' can mean either that someone is flying planes or that something is flying planes

{n: amphibrach} a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., `remember')

{n: anabolism, constructive metabolism} the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
<-> catabolism

{n: anaclisis} (psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure

{n: analog computer, analogue computer} a computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)

{n: analysis} the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'

{n: anguid lizard} any of a small family of lizards widely distributed in warm areas; all are harmless and useful as destroyers of e.g. slugs and insects

{n: animal glue} a protein gelatin obtained by boiling e.g. skins and hoofs of cattle and horses

{n: ant lion, antlion, antlion fly} winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to catch e.g. ants

{n: antenna, feeler} one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste

{n: anti-G suit, G suit} worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration

{n: asparagine} a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)

{n: assignee} (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)

{n: badness, severity, severeness} used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

{n: balata, gutta balata} when dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls

{n: beak} beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)

{n: beat generation, beats, beatniks} a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)

{n: berry} a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)

{n: biosystematics, biosystematy} use of data (e.g. cytogenetic or biochemical) to assess taxonomic relations especially within an evolutionary framework

{n: blackfly, bean aphid, Aphis fabae} blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets

{n: bonduc nut, nicker nut, nicker seed} hard shiny grey seed of a bonduc tree; used for making e.g. jewelry

{n: bone-ash cup, cupel, refractory pot} small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead

{n: borrelia} cause of e.g. European and African relapsing fever

{n: bowstring hemp} strong fiber that resembles hemp; obtained from sansevieria and used for e.g. cordage

{n: broth, stock} liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
"she made gravy with a base of beef stock"

{n: bubble} a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)

{n: buff} a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

{n: bull} mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle

{n: butterfly effect} the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago

{n: byssus, beard} tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

{n: cachou} a scented lozenge used to sweeten the breath (e.g. to conceal the odor of tobacco)

{n: calf} young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo

{n: calyptra} the hood or cap covering the calyx of certain plants: e.g., the California poppy

{n: cane blight} a disease affecting the canes of various bush fruits (e.g., raspberries or currants)

{n: capsule} a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses

{n: card index, card catalog, card catalogue} an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item

{n: casein glue} made from casein; used for e.g. plywood and cabinetwork

{n: casein} a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives

{n: cataphatism} the religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam `in his own image')
<-> apophatism, doctrine of analogy

{n: catch crop} a crop that grows quickly (e.g. lettuce) and can be planted between two regular crops grown in successive seasons or between two rows of crops in the same season

{n: celluloid} highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics

{n: cherrystone, cherrystone clam} small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino

{n: chili powder} powder made of ground chili peppers mixed with e.g. cumin and garlic and oregano

{n: chimney swift, chimney swallow, Chateura pelagica} American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneys

{n: china clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra alba} a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)

{n: chink} a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

{n: chondrule} small granule (of e.g. chrysolite) found in some meteoric rocks

{n: chop suey} meat or fish stir-fried with vegetables (e.g., celery, onions, peppers or bean sprouts) seasoned with ginger and garlic and soy sauce; served with rice; created in the United States and frequently served in Chinese restaurants there

{n: civilization, civilisation} a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
"the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"

{n: classified stock} common stock classified as A or B where A has certain advantages (e.g., voting power) that B does not

{n: clerk} an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)

{n: clothes moth} any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens

{n: cloud} any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible

{n: coconut, coconut meat} the edible white meat a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries

{n: concretion} the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)

{n: conductor} a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
<-> insulator

{n: connective tissue} tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments

{n: consulting service} service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)

{n: contortion, deformation} the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)

{n: conventicle, meetinghouse} a building for religious assembly (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers)

{n: corpuscular radiation, particulate radiation} a stream of atomic or subatomic particles that may be charged positively (e.g. alpha particles) or negatively (e.g. beta particles) or not at all (e.g. neutrons)

{n: cowage} pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey

{n: crest} a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

{n: crumb} small piece of e.g. bread or cake

{n: cutter} someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for garments)

{n: cyclops, water flea} minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms

{n: dangling modifier, misplaced modifier} a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'

{n: dangling participle} a participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., `flying across the country' in `flying across the country the Rockies came into view'

{n: darkling beetle, darkling groung beetle, tenebrionid} sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain

{n: day} the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis
"how long is a day on Jupiter?"

{n: dead load} a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself

{n: dead metaphor, frozen metaphor} a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake')

{n: degree} the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
"murder in the second degree"
"a second degree burn"

{n: demonetization, demonetisation} ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country
<-> monetization

{n: deoxyguanosine monophosphate, G} one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

{n: descriptive adjective, qualifying adjective} an adjective that ascribes to its noun the value of an attribute of that noun (e.g., `a nervous person' or `a musical speaking voice')

{n: deservingness, merit, meritoriousness} the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
"there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"

{n: desiccant, drying agent, drier, sicative} a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)

{n: diet} a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)

{n: differential diagnosis} a systematic method of diagnosing a disorder (e.g., headache) that lacks unique symptoms or signs

{n: digitigrade mammal, digitigrade} an animal that walks so that only the toes touch the ground as e.g. dogs and cats and horses
<-> plantigrade mammal

{n: direct antonym} antonyms that are commonly associated (e.g., `wet' and `dry')

{n: direct discourse, direct quotation} a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g., "he said `I am a fool'")
<-> indirect discourse

{n: domatium} a part of a plant (e.g., a leaf) that has been modified to provide protection for insects or mites or fungi

{n: downy mildew, false mildew} any of various fungi of the family Peronosporaceae parasitic on e.g. grapes and potatoes and melons

{n: drupe, stone fruit} fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube

{n: due} a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
"the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"

{n: duff, plum duff} a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron

{n: dye, dyestuff} a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair

{n: dynamic balance} (aeronautics) the state of equilibrium in which centrifugal forces due to a rotating mass (e.g., a propeller) do not produce force in the shaft and so vibration is reduced

{n: egg} animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds

{n: elderberry} berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies

{n: electronic surveillance} surveillance by electronic means (e.g. television)

{n: elementary geometry, parabolic geometry, Euclidean geometry} geometry based on Euclid's axioms: e.g., only one line can be drawn through a point parallel to another line

{n: elm, elmwood} hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture

{n: embolus} an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood

{n: emphasis} special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.

{n: enallage} a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial `we' for `I')

{n: extra innings} overtime play until one team is ahead at the end of an inning; e.g. baseball

{n: eye rhyme} an imperfect rhyme (e.g., `love' and `move')

{n: fault} (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
"he served too many double faults"

{n: festination} involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease)

{n: firebrat, Thermobia domestica} lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces

{n: firebrick} brick made of fire clay; used for lining e.g. furnaces and chimneys

{n: fix} an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
"collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"

{n: flagellum} a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)

{n: floater, floating policy} an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location

{n: floater} a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)

{n: fox grape, Vitis labrusca} native grape of northeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties e.g. Concord grapes

{n: fraud in the factum} fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract

{n: fraud in the inducement} fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts

{n: frequency band, waveband} a band of adjacent radio frequencies (e.g., assigned for transmitting radio or television signals)

{n: fricassee} pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings

{n: fur} dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

{n: g, gee, g-force} a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated

{n: gemma} small asexual reproductive structure in e.g. liverworts and mosses that detaches from the parent and develops into a new individual

{n: genus Chrysanthemum} in some classifications many plants usually assigned to the genus Chrysanthemum have been divided among other genera: e.g. Argyranthemum; Dendranthema; Leucanthemum; Tanacetum

{n: gigabyte, G, GB} a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes

{n: gleaner} someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully

{n: gleba} fleshy spore-bearing inner mass of e.g. a puffball or stinkhorn

{n: grain, caryopsis} dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

{n: gram, gramme, gm, g} a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

{n: granadilla wood} dark red hardwood derived from the cocobolo and used in making musical instruments e.g. clarinets

{n: gravitational constant, universal gravitational constant, constant of gravitation, G} (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation

{n: green olive} olives picked green and pickled in brine; infrequently stuffed with e.g. pimento

{n: groove, channel} a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

{n: ground roller} Madagascan roller with terrestrial and crepuscular habits that feeds on e.g. insects and worms

{n: guanine, G} a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine

{n: guava} tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies

{n: hackle} long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants

{n: hand} terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)
"the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"- Springfield (Mass.) Union

{n: harvest mouse, Micromyx minutus} small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfields

{n: hen} female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster

{n: heteronym} two words are heteronyms if they are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation (e.g. `bow')

{n: high command, supreme headquarters} the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)

{n: highland, upland} elevated (e.g., mountainous) land

{n: homograph} two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair)

{n: homophone} two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)

{n: house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata} long-legged centipede common in damp places as e.g. cellars

{n: hull} persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry

{n: hydrogen bond} a chemical bond consisting of a hydrogen atom between two electronegative atoms (e.g., oxygen or nitrogen) with one side be a covalent bond and the other being an ionic bond

{n: hypermastigote} flagellate symbiotic in the intestines of e.g. termites

{n: hypodermis} layer of cells that secretes the chitinous cuticle in e.g. arthropods

{n: icecap, ice cap} a mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak)

{n: identity theft} the co-option of another person's personal information (e.g., name, Social Security number, credit card number, passport) without that person's knowledge and the fraudulent use of such knowledge

{n: immediate constituent} a constituent of a sentence at the first step in an analysis: e.g., subject and predicate

{n: immovable bandage} a bandage of cloth impregnated with a substance (e.g., plaster of Paris) that hardens soon after it is applied

{n: immunoglobulin G, IgG} one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the main antibody defense against bacteria

{n: immunoglobulin M, IgM} one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G

{n: imperial moth, Eacles imperialis} large American moth having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markings; larvae feed on e.g. maple and pine trees

{n: indirect antonym} antonyms whose opposition is mediated (e.g., the antonymy of `wet' and `parched' is mediated by the similarity of `parched' to `dry')

{n: indirect discourse} a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g., "he said `I am a fool' would be modified to `he said he is a fool'")
<-> direct discourse

{n: injector} a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)

{n: inverse function} the function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x

{n: isometry} equality of measure (e.g., equality of height above sea level or equality of loudness etc.)

{n: ivory nut, vegetable ivory, apple nut} nutlike seed of a South American palm; the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons

{n: jimmies, sprinkles} bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice cream

{n: kino, Pterocarpus marsupium} East Indian tree yielding a resin or extract often used medicinally and in e.g. tanning

{n: kola, kola nut, kola nut tree, goora nut, Cola acuminata} tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract

{n: krill} shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans; major source of food for e.g. baleen whales

{n: lac} resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax

{n: lane} a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic

{n: latitude} scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction

{n: licorice root} root of licorice used in flavoring e.g. candy and liqueurs and medicines

{n: linear operator} an operator that obeys the distributive law: A(f+g) = Af + Ag (where f and g are function)

{n: linear regression, rectilinear regression} the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b

{n: live load, superload} a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic

{n: load factor} (aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)

{n: loanblend, loan-blend, hybrid} a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)

{n: loanword, loan} a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English

{n: lorica} a hard protective sheath as secreted by certain protoctists e.g.

{n: lucky dip} a game in which prizes (e.g., candies or coins) are concealed in a container and for a small sum a player can draw one out at random

{n: malignant hyperthermia} hereditary condition in which certain anesthetics (e.g., halothane) cause high body temperatures and muscle rigidity

{n: manila, manila paper, manilla, manilla paper} a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp

{n: marine animal, marine creature, sea animal, sea creature} any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals

{n: marketing cost} the cost of marketing (e.g., the cost of transferring title and moving goods to the customer)

{n: markup} detailed stylistic instructions for typesetting something that is to be printed; manual markup is usually written on the copy (e.g. underlining words that are to be set in italics)

{n: marmite} a large pot especially one with legs used e.g. for cooking soup

{n: masher} a kitchen utensil used for mashing (e.g. potatoes)

{n: materials handling} act of loading and unloading and moving goods within e.g. a factory especially using mechanical devices

{n: melanin} insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers

{n: membrane bone} any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull

{n: micronutrient} a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)

{n: middle age} the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)

{n: millennium} (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

{n: mil} a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire)

{n: monetization, monetisation} establishing something (e.g. gold or silver) as the legal tender of a country
<-> demonetization

{n: monoamine oxidase, MAO} an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)

{n: myriapod} general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes

{n: natural language, tongue} a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
<-> artificial language

{n: neurohormone} a hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)

{n: non prosequitur, non pros} a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court)

{n: noncombatant} a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)

{n: nonpareil} colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies

{n: nonvascular organism} organisms without vascular tissue: e.g. algae, lichens, fungi, mosses

{n: number agreement} agreement in number between words in the same grammatical construction (e.g., between adjectives and the nouns they modify)

{n: oil cake} mass of e.g. linseed or cottonseed or soybean from which the oil has been pressed; used as food for livestock

{n: omelet, omelette} beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly

{n: operating capital} capital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements

{n: operating expense, operating cost, overhead, budget items} the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes

{n: order} (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
"the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"

{n: origami} the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)

{n: outdoorsman} a person who spends time outdoors (e.g., hunting or fishing)

{n: outdoorswoman} a woman who spends time outdoors (e.g., hunting and fishing)

{n: overflow incontinence} urinary incontinence that occurs when the bladder is so full that it continually leaks urine; often attributable to a blocked urethra (e.g., due to prostate enlargement) or weak bladder muscles or nerve damage

{n: overtime period} a period of overtime play to resolve a tie; e.g. basketball

{n: parenchyma} animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels

{n: parity bit, parity, check bit} (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error

{n: parts department} the division of a business (e.g. a service garage) the sells replacement parts

{n: pearlfish, pearl-fish} found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds

{n: penicillin G, benzylpenicillin} the penicillin that constitutes the principal component of many commercial antibiotics

{n: penicillin O} a penicillin that is similar in antibiotic action to penicillin G but is obtained differently

{n: penicillin V, phenoxymethyl penicillin} a crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids

{n: phi coefficient, phi correlation, fourfold point correlation} an index of the relation between any two sets of scores that can both be represented on ordered binary dimensions (e.g., male-female)

{n: phloem, bast} (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes

{n: pinwheel roll} pinwheel-shaped rolls spread with cinnamon and sugar and filled with e.g. jam before baking

{n: pizza, pizza pie} Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese

{n: plantigrade mammal, plantigrade} an animal that walks with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground as e.g. bears and human beings
<-> digitigrade mammal

{n: plastic} generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives

{n: pod, seedpod} a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant

{n: polygraph} a medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration)

{n: polyp} one of two forms that coelenterates take e.g. a hydra or coral: usually sedentary and has a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth

{n: potato tuberworm, Phthorimaea operculella} larva of potato moth; mines in leaves and stems of e.g. potatoes and tobacco

{n: proration} the proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer

{n: psocid} small winged insect living on the bark and leaves of trees and feeding on e.g. fungi and decaying plant matter

{n: pull chain} a chain (usually with a handle at the end) that is pulled in order to operate some mechanism (e.g. to flush a toilet)

{n: pump house, pumping station} a house where pumps (e.g. to irrigate) are installed and operated

{n: pyramiding} a fraudulent business practice involving some form of pyramid scheme e.g., the chain of distribution is artificially expanded by an excessive number of distributors selling to other distributors at progressively higher wholesale prices until retail prices are unnecessarily inflated

{n: radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radiation} syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours
"he was suffering from radiation"

{n: recording} signal encoding something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded

{n: refrigeration, infrigidation} the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes

{n: relational adjective, classifying adjective} an adjective that classifies its noun (e.g., `a nervous disease' or `a musical instrument')

{n: reliever, allayer, comforter} a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
"a reliever of anxiety"
"an allayer of fears"

{n: remoulade sauce} a mayonnaise sauce flavored with herbs and mustard and capers; served with e.g. salad and cold meat

{n: reversion} (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)

{n: root climber} a plant that climbs by its adventitious roots e.g. ivy

{n: root crop} crop grown for its enlarged roots: e.g. beets; potatoes; turnips

{n: rose chafer, rose beetle, Cetonia aurata} a common metallic green European beetle: larvae feed on plant roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. roses

{n: rose chafer, rose bug, Macrodactylus subspinosus} common North American beetle: larvae feed on roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. rose bushes or apple trees or grape vines

{n: roundup} a summary list; as in e.g. "a news roundup"

{n: sacrifice} personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

{n: salt cod} codfish preserved in salt; must be desalted and flaked by soaking in water and pounding; used in e.g. codfish cakes

{n: sandalwood tree, true sandalwood, Santalum album} parasitic tree of Indonesia and Malaysia having fragrant close-grained yellowish heartwood with insect repelling properties and used, e.g., for making chests

{n: sandwort} low-growing chiefly perennial plant usually with small white flowers suitable for e.g. rock gardens

{n: sapsucker} small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple trees

{n: schedule feeding} feeding a baby or animal according to a fixed schedule (e.g., every 4 hours)

{n: sea moss} any of various red algae having graceful rose to purple fronds (e.g. dulse or carrageen)

{n: serotonin, 5-hydroxytryptamine} a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memory

{n: shingle} a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.

{n: sick list} a list of those who are ill (e.g. on a warship or in a regiment etc)

{n: simple fruit, bacca} an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry

{n: sisal, Agave sisalana} Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope

{n: skin, rind, peel} the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit)

{n: skirmisher} someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)

{n: snout beetle} small weevil having a prolonged snout; destructive to e.g. grains and nuts

{n: snout, rostrum} beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils

{n: sojourn, visit} a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

{n: souffle} light fluffy dish of egg yolks and stiffly beaten egg whites mixed with e.g. cheese or fish or fruit

{n: special} a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

{n: spicule, spiculum} small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals

{n: split infinitive} an infinitive with an adverb between `to' and the verb (e.g., `to boldly go')

{n: spurious correlation} a correlation between two variables (e.g., between the number of electric motors in the home and grades at school) that does not result from any direct relation between them (buying electric motors will not raise grades) but from their relation to other variables

{n: stay} a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)

{n: steak tartare, tartar steak, cannibal mound} ground beef mixed with raw egg and e.g. onions and capers and anchovies; eaten raw

{n: strap hinge, joint hinge} a hinge with two long straps; one strap is fastened to the surface of a moving part (e.g., a door or lid) and the other is fastened to the adjacent stationary frame

{n: straw} plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder

{n: streptococcus, streptococci, strep} spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis

{n: stuffed cabbage} parboiled head of cabbage scooped out and filled with a hash of chopped e.g. beef or ham and baked; served with tomato or cheese sauce

{n: stuffed mushroom} mushrooms stuffed with any of numerous mixtures of e.g. meats or nuts or seafood or spinach

{n: sudden death} (sports) overtime in which play is stopped as soon as one contestant scores; e.g. football and golf

{n: summer savory, Satureja hortensis, Satureia hortensis} erect annual herb with oval leaves and pink flowers; used to flavor e.g. meats or soups or salads; southeastern Europe and naturalized elsewhere

{n: supplement, supplementation} a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)

{n: tamp, tamper, tamping bar} a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

{n: tea tortrix, tortrix, Homona coffearia} small Indian moth infesting e.g. tea and coffee plants

{n: tea, Camellia sinensis} a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves
"tea has fragrant white flowers"

{n: test bed} a place equipped with instruments for testing (e.g. engines or machinery or computer programs etc.) under working conditions

{n: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard} the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

{n: ticket agent, booking clerk} someone who sells tickets (e.g., theater seats or travel accommodations)

{n: tiebreaker} overtime play in order to break a tie; e.g. tennis and soccer

{n: timbale} individual serving of minced e.g. meat or fish in a rich creamy sauce baked in a small pastry mold or timbale shell

{n: tipstaff} staff with a metal tip carried as a sign of office by e.g. a bailiff or constable

{n: tisane} infusion of e.g. dried or fresh flowers or leaves

{n: title, title of respect, form of address} an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
"the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"

{n: transcript, copy} a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)

{n: transcription} a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording)

{n: treble clef, treble staff, G clef} a clef that puts the G above middle C on the second line of a staff

{n: treponema} spirochete that causes disease in humans (e.g. syphilis and yaws)

{n: trestlework} a supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestles; for a bridge or pier or scaffold e.g.

{n: tube foot} tentacular tubular process of most echinoderms (starfish and sea urchins and holothurians) having a sucker at the end and used for e.g. locomotion and respiration

{n: twiner} someone who intertwines (e.g. threads) or forms something by twisting or interlacing

{n: unearned income, unearned revenue} personal income that you did not earn (e.g., dividends or interest or rent income)

{n: varmint, varment} any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote

{n: vegetable tallow} a waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallow

{n: vellum} fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb

{n: venom} toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)

{n: vermin} any of various small animals or insects that are pests; e.g. cockroaches or rats
"cereals must be protected from mice and other vermin"
"he examined the child's head for vermin"
"boys in the village have probably been shooting vermin"

{n: versification} a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)

{n: vinegar eel, vinegar worm, Anguillula aceti, Turbatrix aceti} minute eelworm that feeds on organisms that cause fermentation in e.g. vinegar

{n: vitamin B2, vitamin G, riboflavin, lactoflavin, ovoflavin, hepatoflavin} a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss

{n: water gauge, water gage, water glass} gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir

{n: waterbuck} any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus having curved ridged horns and frequenting e.g. swamps and rivers

{n: waterwheel plant, Aldrovanda vesiculosa} floating aquatic carnivorous perennial of central and southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia having whorls of 6 to 9 leaves ending in hinged lobes for capturing e.g. water fleas

{n: well} an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps

{n: whisker, vibrissa, sensory hair} a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat

{n: whistle, whistling} the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
"the whistle signalled the end of the game"

{n: winder} a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)

{n: windsock, wind sock, sock, air sock, air-sleeve, wind sleeve, wind cone, drogue} a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind

{n: wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiage} the manner in which something is expressed in words
"use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

{n: work-in} occasion when workers continue to work as a protest against e.g. proposed dismissal or closure of the factory

{n: year} the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun
"a Martian year takes 687 of our days"

{v: cast, mold, mould} form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
"cast a bronze sculpture"

{v: check in, sign in} announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports
<-> check out

{v: drill} train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

{v: feel, sense} perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
"He felt the wind"
"She felt an object brushing her arm"
"He felt his flesh crawl"
"She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

{v: illustrate} e.g., illustrate a book with drawings

{v: jazz up, juice up, pep up, ginger up} e.g.,make more interesting or lively
"juice up a party"
"pep up your paper"

{v: keep, maintain, hold} keep in a certain state, position, or activity ; e.g., "keep clean"
"hold in place"
"She always held herself as a lady"
"The students keep me on my toes"

{v: lay over, stop over} interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
"We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil"

{v: malinger, skulk} avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

{v: misplay} play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note

{v: paint} apply a liquid to ; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil

{v: reach, make, get to, progress to} reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
"We made it!"
"She may not make the grade"

{v: slice into, slice through} e.g., move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
"His hand sliced through the air"

{v: slur} speak disparagingly of ; e.g., make a racial slur
"your comments are slurring your co-workers"

{v: take} to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
"take shelter from the storm"

{v: transfuse} give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to

{v: transpose} change key
"Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"


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