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{adj: U-shaped} shaped in the form of the letter U

{adj: fateful, fatal} having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
"that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
"the fatal day of the election finally arrived"

{adj: marine} of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)
"marine barracks"

{adj: non-U} not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use

{adj: peculiar} characteristic of one only; distinctive or special
"the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney

{adj: unconstitutional} not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the U.S. Constitution
<-> constitutional

{adj: unrelaxed} nor relaxed
"his life was drawing to a close in baffled zeal and unrelaxed strain"- U.B.Phillips

{adj: u} (chiefly British) of or appropriate to the upper classes especially in language use

{adv: ago} in the past
"long ago"
"sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S."

{adv: ostentatiously, showily, with ostentation} in an ostentatious manner
"Mr Khrushchev ostentatiously wooed and embraced Castro at the U.N. general assembly"

{adv: patriotically} in a patriotic manner
"patriotically, he buys only U.S.-made products"
<-> unpatriotically

{n: British thermal unit, BTU, B.Th.U.} a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories

{n: Congress, United States Congress, U.S. Congress, US Congress} the legislature of the United States government

{n: Medal of Honor, Congressional Medal of Honor} the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'

{n: Mugwump} someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884

{n: National Library of Medicine, United States National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine} the world's largest medical library

{n: Social Security} social welfare program in the U.S.; includes old-age and survivors insurance and some unemployment insurance and old-age assistance

{n: Special Forces, U. S. Army Special Forces, United States Army Special Forces} a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting

{n: Tennessee, Tennessee River} a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky

{n: U, letter u} the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: United Kingdom, UK, U.K., Great Britain, GB, Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland} a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland

{n: United States Air Force, U. S. Air Force, US Air Force, Air Force, USAF} the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space

{n: United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, USACIL} a defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command; the United States Army's primary forensic laboratory in support of criminal intelligence

{n: United States Army, US Army, U. S. Army, Army, USA} the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare

{n: United States Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard, US Coast Guard} an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce

{n: United States Code, U. S. Code} a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States; is prepared and published by a unit of the United States House of Representatives

{n: United States House of Representatives, U.S. House of Representatives, US House of Representatives, House of Representatives, U.S. House, US House} the lower legislative house of the United States Congress

{n: United States Mint, U.S. Mint, US Mint} the mint that manufactures and distributes United States coins for circulation through Federal Reserve Banks; processes gold and silver bullion

{n: United States Senate, U.S. Senate, US Senate, Senate} the upper house of the United States Congress

{n: United States government, United States, U.S. government, US Government, U.S.} the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States

{n: United States waters, U.S. waters} territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories
"ships operating in United States waters must adhere to United States laws and regulations"

{n: United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.} North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

{n: W, letter w, double-u} the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: breve} a diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound

{n: broad interpretation, judicial activism} an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)

{n: car rental, hire car, rent-a-car, self-drive, u-drive, you-drive} a rented car
"she picked up a hire car at the airport and drove to her hotel"

{n: central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframe} (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
"the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached"

{n: clevis} a coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling; used to attach a drawbar to a plow or wagon or trailer etc.

{n: commander in chief, generalissimo} the officer who holds the supreme command
"in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"

{n: croaker} the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.

{n: cruel and unusual punishment} punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed

{n: easterner} an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.

{n: emolument} compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)
"a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes"

{n: hairpin bend} a U-shaped bend in a road

{n: horseshoe, shoe} U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof

{n: hyoid, hyoid bone, os hyoideum} a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles

{n: kilowatt hour, kW-hr, Board of Trade unit, B.T.U.} a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour

{n: liberty cap} close-fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800

{n: mammy} an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.

{n: multiple voting} voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)

{n: nickname} a descriptive name for a place or thing
"the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"

{n: notch} a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface
"there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"

{n: oxbow} a U-shaped curve in a stream

{n: oxbow} a wooden framework bent in the shape of a U; its upper ends are attached to the horizontal yoke and the loop goes around the neck of an ox

{n: padrone} an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.

{n: purloo, chicken purloo, poilu} thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.

{n: shackle} a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar

{n: sport utility, sport utility vehicle, S.U.V., SUV} a high-performance four-wheel drive car built on a truck chassis

{n: staple} a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables

{n: staple} paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together

{n: state prison} a prison maintained by a state of the U.S.

{n: submarine, pigboat, sub, U-boat} a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

{n: trap} drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

{n: tree sparrow, Spizella arborea} finch common in winter in the northern U.S.

{n: trombone} a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide

{n: u-turn} complete reversal of direction of travel

{n: uracil, U} a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine

{n: uranium, U, atomic number 92} a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons

{n: water level} a water gauge that shows the level by showing the surface of the water in a trough or U-shaped tube

{n: westerner} an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.

{v: airmail} send or transport by airmail
"Letters to Europe from the U.S. are best airmailed"

{v: arm, build up, fortify, gird} prepare oneself for a military confrontation
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
"troops are building up on the Iraqui border"
<-> disarm

{v: arm} supply with arms
"The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"

{v: begin, lead off, start, commence} set in motion, cause to start
"The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"
"The Iraqis began hostilities"
"begin a new chapter in your life"
<-> end

{v: border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on} lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
"Canada adjoins the U.S."
"England marches with Scotland"

{v: bring to bear} bring into operation or effect
"The new members brought to bear new concerns to the U.N."

{v: carpet bomb} bomb a large area systematically and extensively
"The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam"

{v: combust} cause to become violent or angry
"Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

{v: decertify, derecognize, derecognise} cause to be no longer approved or accepted
"Carter derecognized Taiwan in 1979 after the U.S. recognized the People's Republic of China"
<-> certify

{v: deploy} to distribute systematically or strategically
"The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"

{v: embargo} prevent commerce
"The U.S. embargoes Lybia"

{v: fly} display in the air or cause to float
"fly a kite"
"All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

{v: intervene, step in, interfere, interpose} get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
"Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"

{v: outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise} declare illegal ; outlaw
"Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
<-> decriminalise, decriminalize, legalize

{v: pacify} fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
"The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"

{v: redeploy} deploy anew
"The U.S. must redeploy their troops in the Middle East"

{v: remain} be left ; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc. ; "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"
"Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war"

{v: suspect} hold in suspicion ; believe to be guilty
"The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"

{v: translate, interpret, render} restate (words) from one language into another language
"I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."
"Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"
"She rendered the French poem into English"
"He translates for the U.N."

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