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{adj: active, alive} in operation
"keep hope alive"
"the tradition was still alive"
"an active tradition"

{adj: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted} very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
"emaciated bony hands"
"a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"
"eyes were haggard and cavernous"
"small pinched faces"
"kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

{adj: conscious} knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
"remained conscious during the operation"
"conscious of his faults"
"became conscious that he was being followed"
<-> unconscious

{adj: eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly} suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
"an eldritch screech"
"the three weird sisters"
"stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
"an unearthly light"
"he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley

{adj: else} other than what is under consideration or implied
"ask somebody else"
"I don't know what else to do"
"where else can we look?"

{adj: hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous} done with very great haste and without due deliberation
"hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
"hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
"rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"
"wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"

{adj: naked, raw} devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure
"naked ambition"
"raw fury"
"you may kill someone someday with your raw power"

{adj: operating} involved in a kind of operation
"the operating conditions of the oxidation pond"

{adj: panicky, panicked, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified, frightened} thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
"became panicky as the snow deepened"
"felt panicked before each exam"
"trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"
"the terrified horse bolted"

{adj: quixotic, romantic, wild-eyed} not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic
"as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"
"a romantic disregard for money"
"a wild-eyed dream of a world state"

{adj: refrigerated} made or kept cold by refrigeration
"keep the milk refrigerated"
"a refrigerated truck"

{adj: searching, trenchant} having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
"searching insights"
"trenchant criticism"

{adj: unvoiced, voiceless, surd, hard} produced without vibration of the vocal cords
"unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"
<-> voiced

{adj: wildcat} (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive
"drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation"
"a wildcat mine"
"wildcat drilling"
"wildcat wells"

{adj: worthy} having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
"a worthy fellow"
"no student deemed worthy, and chosen for admission, would be kept out for lack of funds"- Nathan Pusey
"worthy of acclaim"
"worthy of consideration"
"a worthy cause"
<-> unworthy

{adv: now} in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events
"President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"
"Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"
"the ship is now listing to port"

{adv: off-hand, ex tempore} without preparation
"I don't know the figures off-hand"

{adv: wittingly, knowingly} with full knowledge and deliberation
"he wittingly deleted the references"
<-> unknowingly, unwittingly

{n: 15 May Organization} a terrorist organization formed in 1979 by a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but disbanded in the 1980s when key members left to join a faction of al-Fatah

{n: Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, ASALA, Orly Group, 3rd October Organization} a militant Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization formed in 1975 to force Turkey to acknowledge killing more than a million Armenians and forcibly removing them from border areas in 1915; wants Turkey to pay reparations and cede territory to Armenia
"ASALA bombing at Orly Airport in Paris in 1983 killed 8 and wounded 55 people"

{n: Army for the Liberation of Rwanda, ALIR, Former Armed Forces, FAR, Interahamwe} a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
"in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists"

{n: Charles, Charles II} King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685)

{n: Eichmann, Adolf Eichmann, Karl Adolf Eichmann} Austrian who became the Nazi official who administered the concentration camps where millions of Jews were murdered during World War II (1906-1962)

{n: Federal Security Bureau, FSB, Federal Security Service} the internal counterintelligence agency of the Russian Federation and successor to the Soviet KGB; formerly led by Vladimir Putin

{n: K ration} a small package of emergency rations; issued to United States troops in World War II

{n: Kerouac, Jack Kerouac, Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac} United States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969)

{n: Kwell} a preparation of lindane (trade name Kwell) that is used to kill lice and itch mites; available in cream or shampoo

{n: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement} a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel
"the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"

{n: Memorial Day, Decoration Day} legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war

{n: Nanak, Guru Nanak} Indian religious leader who founded Sikhism in dissent from the caste system of Hinduism; he taught that all men had a right to search for knowledge of God and that spiritual liberation could be attained by meditating on the name of God (1469-1538)

{n: National Liberation Army, ELN} a Marxist terrorist group formed in 1963 by Colombian intellectuals who were inspired by the Cuban Revolution; responsible for a campaign of mass kidnappings and resistance to the government's efforts to stop the drug trade
"ELN kidnappers target foreign employees of large corporations"

{n: Pentagon Gang} a Filipino terrorist group that broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2001 in order to continue terrorism and kidnapping and extortion

{n: Ramayana} one of two classical Hindu epics telling of the banishment of Rama from his kingdom and the abduction of his wife by a demon and Rama's restoration to the throne

{n: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis} a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983

{n: United Arab Emirates} a federation of seven Arab emirates on the eastern Arabian peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; rich in oil reserves

{n: Wiesel, Elie Wiesel, Eliezer Wiesel} United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)

{n: acculturation, culture} all the knowledge and values shared by a society

{n: attention} the faculty or power of mental concentration
"keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

{n: body count} a count of troops killed in an operation or time period
"the daily body count increased as the war went on"

{n: cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, cardiac resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, kiss of life} an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen

{n: circumstance, condition, consideration} information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
"another consideration is the time it would take"

{n: cocarboxylase, thiamine pyrophosphate} a coenzyme important in respiration in the Krebs cycle

{n: condiment} a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment
"mustard and ketchup are condiments"

{n: consideration, considerateness, thoughtfulness} kind and considerate regard for others
"he showed no consideration for her feelings"
<-> inconsideration, thoughtlessness

{n: cytokinesis} organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells

{n: death camp} a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed

{n: design, plan} an arrangement scheme
"the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"
"it was an excellent design for living"
"a plan for seating guests"

{n: diabetes insipidus} a rare form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys); characterized by the chronic excretion of large amounts of pale dilute urine which results in dehydration and extreme thirst

{n: division, partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation} the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

{n: education} the gradual process of acquiring knowledge
"education is a preparation for life"
"a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

{n: epideictic oratory} a type of oratory used to eulogize or condemn a person or group of people
"Pericles' funeral oration for Athenians killed in the Peloponnesian War is a famous example of epideictic oratory"

{n: field, field of operation, line of business} a particular kind of commercial enterprise
"they are outstanding in their field"

{n: flywheel} regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine

{n: galley} the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner

{n: hemiacetal} an organic compound usually formed as an intermediate product in the preparation of acetals from aldehydes or ketones

{n: karyolysis} disintegration and dissolution of a cell nucleus when a cell dies

{n: keratomalacia} softening and drying and ulceration of the cornea resulting from vitamin A deficiency; symptom of cystic fibrosis or sprue

{n: key} something crucial for explaining
"the key to development is economic integration"

{n: kink} a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation
"there are still a few kinks to iron out"

{n: kohl} a cosmetic preparation used by women in Egypt and Arabia to darken the edges of their eyelids

{n: molality, molal concentration} concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent

{n: monitor} a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble

{n: neutralization, neutralisation} (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)

{n: newton, N} a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes

{n: organophosphate nerve agent} any of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936; in World War II the Germans tested them in concentration camps but not on the battlefield; Iraq is alleged to have used them against Iran and against the Kurds

{n: outercourse} sexual stimulation without vaginal penetration
"since pregnancy cannot happen if sperm are kept out of the vagina, outercourse is one method of birth control"

{n: peacekeeping, peacekeeping mission, peacekeeping operation} the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)

{n: power play} a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play
"they used a power play to return the kickoff"

{n: prayer, supplication} the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
"the priest sank to his knees in prayer"

{n: real-time processing, real-time operation} data processing fast enough to keep up with an outside process

{n: shariah, shariah law, sharia, sharia law, Islamic law} the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
"sharia is only applicable to Muslims"
"under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state"

{n: suicide mission, martyr operation, sacrifice operation} killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb

{n: threat} declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another
"his threat to kill me was quite explicit"

{n: titration} a measured amount of a solution of unknown concentration is added to a known volume of a second solution until the reaction between them is just complete; the concentration of the unknown solution (the titer) can them be calculated

{n: transfer agent} an agency (usually a bank) that is appointed by a corporation to keep records of its stock and bond owners and to resolve problems about certificates

{n: transplant, transplantation, organ transplant} an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
"he had a kidney transplant"
"the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"
"a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"

{v: commemorate, remember} call to remembrance ; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony
"We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz"
"Remember the dead of the First World War"

{v: kill} overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
"The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"

{v: knock out} overwhelm with admiration
"All the guys were knocked out by her charm"

{v: prolong, sustain, keep up} lengthen or extend in duration or space
"We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"
"prolong the treatment of the patient"
"keep up the good work"

{v: remember, think of} keep in mind for attention or consideration
"Remember the Alamo"
"Remember to call your mother every day!"
"Think of the starving children in India!"
<-> forget

{v: run, go, pass, lead, extend} stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope ; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
"Service runs all the way to Cranbury"
"His knowledge doesn't go very far"
"My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"
"The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"

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