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{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: all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory} being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
"an all-right movie"
"the passengers were shaken up but are all right"
"is everything all right?"
"everything's fine"
"things are okay"
"dinner and the movies had been fine"
"another minute I'd have been fine"

{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: conjoined, conjoint} consisting of two or more associated entities
"the interplay of these conjoined yet opposed factors"
"social order and prosperity, the conjoint aims of government"- J.K.Fairbank

{adj: elemental} relating to severe atmospheric conditions
"a race against hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"- J.K.Howard

{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: humble} marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
"a humble apology"
"essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
<-> proud

{adj: nativist, nativistic} advocating the perpetuation of native societies
"the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman"
"the nativistic faith preaches the old values"- C.K.Kluckhohn

{adj: redemptive, redemptional, redemptory} of or relating to or resulting in redemption
"a redemptive theory about life"- E.K.Brown

{adj: thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, k} denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units

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

{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')

{adv: alias, a.k.a., also known as} as known or named at another time or place
"Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette"

{adv: okay, O.K., all right, alright} in a satisfactory or adequate manner
"she'll do okay on her own"
"held up all right under pressure"; (`alright' is a nonstandard variant of `all right')

{n: 401-k plan, 401-k} a retirement savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer; contributions are made from your salary before taxes and the funds grow tax-free until they are withdrawn at which point they can be converted into and IRA; funds can be transfered if you change employers and you can (to some extent) manage the investments yourself

{n: Basic English} a simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language for international communication; devised by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards

{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: Confucius, Kongfuze, K'ung Futzu, Kong the Master} Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)

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

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

{n: K, jet, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C} street names for ketamine

{n: K, letter k} the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: Kellogg, W. K. Kellogg, Will Keith Kellog} United States food manufacturer who (with his brother) developed a breakfast cereal of crisp flakes of rolled and toasted wheat and corn; he established a company to manufacture the cereal (1860-1951)

{n: North Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, D.P.R.K., DPRK} a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948

{n: O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh} an endorsement
"they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"

{n: Ogden, C. K. Ogden, Charles Kay Ogden} English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)

{n: Polk, James Polk, James K. Polk, James Knox Polk, President Polk} 11th President of the United States; his expansionism led to the Mexican War and the annexation of California and much of the southwest (1795-1849)

{n: Richards, I. A. Richards, Ivor Armstrong Richards} English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)

{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: factor of proportionality, constant of proportionality} the constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y; usually written y = kx, where k is the factor of proportionality

{n: hypervitaminosis} an abnormal condition resulting from taking vitamins excessively; can be serious for vitamins A or D or K

{n: hypothrombinemia} a low level of prothrombin (factor II) in the circulating blood; results in long clotting time and poor clot formation and sometimes excessive bleeding; can result from vitamin K deficiency

{n: kaon, kappa-meson, k-meson, K particle} an unstable meson produced as the result of a high-energy particle collision

{n: kelvin, K} the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

{n: kilobyte, K, KB} a unit of information equal to one thousand (1024) bytes

{n: kinetic energy, K.E.} the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its motion

{n: polyphone, polyphonic letter} a letter that has two or more pronunciations
"`c' is a polyphone because it is pronounced like `k' in `car' but like `s' in `cell'"

{n: potassium chloride, potassium muriate, potash muriate, K-Dur 20, Kaochlor, K-lor, Klorvess, K-lyte} salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency

{n: potassium, K, atomic number 19} a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite

{n: proconvertin, cothromboplastin, stable factor, factor VII} a coagulation factor formed in the kidney under the influence of vitamin K

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

{n: vitamin K, naphthoquinone, antihemorrhagic factor} a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood

{n: vitamin K1, phylloquinone, phytonadione} a form of vitamin K

{n: vitamin K3, menadione} a form of vitamin K

{v: approve, O.K., okay, sanction} give sanction to
"I approve of his educational policies"
<-> disapprove

{v: explode} cause to burst as a result of air pressure ; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/


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