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{adj: all} quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
"we sat up all night"
"ate all the food"
"all men are mortal"
"all parties are welcome"
<-> some, no

{adj: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing} causing irritation or annoyance
"tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"
"aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"
"found it galling to have to ask permission"
"an irritating delay"
"nettlesome paperwork"
"a pesky mosquito"
"swarms of pestering gnats"
"a plaguey newfangled safety catch"
"a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"
"a vexatious child"
"it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

{adj: apocrine} (of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretion
"mother's milk is one apocrine secretion"
<-> eccrine

{adj: awkward, ill at ease, uneasy} not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner
"awkward and reserved at parties"
"ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"
"was always uneasy with strangers"

{adj: closefisted, hardfisted, tightfisted} unwilling to part with money

{adj: coltish, frolicsome, frolicky, rollicking, sportive} given to merry frolicking
"frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes"

{adj: cut, shortened} with parts removed
"the drastically cut film"

{adj: cut} separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument
"the cut surface was mottled"
"cut tobacco"
"blood from his cut forehead"
"bandages on her cut wrists"
<-> uncut

{adj: digitigrade} (of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do)
<-> plantigrade

{adj: discrete, distinct} constituting a separate entity or part
"a government with three discrete divisions"
"on two distinct occasions"

{adj: dispirited, listless} marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
"a dispirited and divided Party"
"reacted to the crisis with listless resignation"

{adj: double, dual, duple} consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
"an egg with a double yolk"
"a double (binary) star"
"double doors"
"dual controls for pilot and copilot"
"duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure"

{adj: drab, dreary} lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
"her drab personality"
"life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"
"a series of dreary dinner parties"

{adj: dull} lacking in liveliness or animation
"he was so dull at parties"
"a dull political campaign"
"a large dull impassive man"
"dull days with nothing to do"
"how dull and dreary the world is"
"fell back into one of her dull moods"
<-> lively

{adj: exact} marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
"an exact mind"
"an exact copy"
"hit the exact center of the target"
<-> inexact

{adj: exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised} capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
"interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts"

{adj: farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, mealy} composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
"granular sugar"
"the photographs were grainy and indistinct"
"it left a mealy residue"

{adj: favored, favorite, favourite, best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent} preferred above all others and treated with partiality
"the favored child"

{adj: fine} of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles
"wood with a fine grain"
"fine powdery snow"
"fine rain"
"batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"
"covered with a fine film of dust"
<-> coarse

{adj: fitted out, outfitted} furnished with essential equipment for a particular occupation or undertaking occupation
"a well outfitted expedition to the South Pole"

{adj: fitting} in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion
"We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this"

{adj: flat, level, plane} having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
"a flat desk"
"acres of level farmland"
"a plane surface"
"skirts sewn with fine flat seams"

{adj: floating} (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position
"floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"
"a floating kidney"

{adj: green} concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party

{adj: maxillofacial} of or relating to the upper jaw and face (particularly with reference to specialized surgery of the maxilla)
"maxillofacial surgery"

{adj: nonaligned} not affiliated with any faction, party, or cause
<-> aligned

{adj: nonstick} (of surfaces especially of cooking utensils) permitting easy removal of adherent food particles
"a frying pan with a nonstick surface"

{adj: nonverbal} concerned with numbers rather than words
"the numerical part of the test"
"the nonverbal factor"

{adj: open-plan} (of rooms or buildings) having large rooms with few dividing partitions

{adj: particular} separate and distinct from others of the same group or category
"interested in one particular artist"
"a man who wishes to make a particular woman fall in love with him"

{adj: ritual} of or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals
"a ritual dance of Haiti"
"sedate little colonial tribe with its ritual tea parties"- Nadine Gordimer

{adj: sacculated, sacculate} formed with or having saclike expansions
"the alimentary tract is partially sacculated"

{adj: scaly, scaley, scaled} having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles

{adj: silver-scaled} having the body covered or partially covered with silver-colored scales

{adj: simplex} having only one part or element
"a simplex word has no affixes and is not part of a compound--like `boy' compared with `boyish' or `house' compared with `houseboat'"

{adj: specific} (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
"rules with specific application"
"demands specific to the job"
"a specific and detailed account of the accident"
<-> general, nonspecific

{adj: structural} concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study

{adj: synchronic, descriptive} concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
"synchronic linguistics"
"descriptive linguistics"
<-> diachronic

{adj: tame} very restrained or quiet
"a tame Christmas party"
"she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"
<-> wild

{adj: traveled, travelled} familiar with many parts of the world
"a traveled, educated man"
"well-traveled people"

{adj: visored} having or provided with a visor or a visor of a particular kind
"their spic, red-visored caps"

{adj: wooden} made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood
"a wooden box"
"an ancient cart with wooden wheels"

{adv: about, around} to or among many different places or in no particular direction
"wandering about with no place to go"
"people were rushing about"
"news gets around (or about)"
"traveled around in Asia"
"he needs advice from someone who's been around"
"she sleeps around"

{adv: fairly, fair, evenhandedly} without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
"deal fairly with one another"

{adv: falsely} in an insincerely false manner
"a seduction on my part would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge into the rest of the evening as though nothing had happened"

{adv: in full swing, in full action} proceeding with full vigor
"the party was in full swing"

{adv: phylogenetically} with regard to phylogeny
"a phylogenetically primitive part of the brain"

{adv: unevenly, unequally} in an unequal or partial manner
"profits were distributed unevenly"
"angry at being dealt with so unequally"
<-> equally, evenly

{adv: wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, whole} to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
"he was wholly convinced"
"entirely satisfied with the meal"
"it was completely different from what we expected"
"was completely at fault"
"a totally new situation"
"the directions were all wrong"
"it was not altogether her fault"
"an altogether new approach"
"a whole new idea"
<-> partly

{n: American feverfew, wild quinine, prairie dock, Parthenium integrifolium} stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns

{n: Ansar al Islam, Ansar al-Islam, Supporters of Islam} a radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States; some members fought with the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan; said to receive financial support from Saddam Hussein

{n: Basque Homeland and Freedom, Basque Fatherland and Liberty, Euskadi ta Askatasuna, ETA} a terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create on independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees
"in 1968 ETA launched a campaign of political assassinations of government officials"

{n: Bose, Satyendra N. Bose, Satyendra Nath Bose} Indian physicist who with Albert Einstein proposed statistical laws based on the indistinguishability of particles; led to the description of fundamental particles that later came to be known as bosons

{n: Boston ivy, Japanese ivy, Parthenocissus tricuspidata} Asiatic vine with three-lobed leaves and purple berries

{n: Caloosahatchee Canal} a canal that connects Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River in southern Florida to form part of the Cross-Florida Waterway

{n: Carrere, John Merven Carrere} United States architect who with his partner Thomas Hastings designed many important public buildings (1858-1911)

{n: Communion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, manduction} the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist
"the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"

{n: Cortinarius mutabilis, purple-staining Cortinarius} a fungus with a reddish purple cap having a smooth slimy surface; close violet gills; all parts stain dark purple when bruised

{n: Cronyn, Hume Cronyn, Hume Blake Cronyn} Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)

{n: Currier, Nathaniel Currier} United States lithographer who (with his partner James Ives) produced thousands of prints signed `Currier & Ives' (1813-1888)

{n: Erie Canal} an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal

{n: First of October Antifascist Resistance Group, GRAPO} an armed wing of the (illegal) Communist Party of Spain; seeks to overthrow the Spanish government and replace it with a Marxist-Leninist regime
"GRAPO is vehemently opposed to the United States"

{n: Free Soil Party} a former political party in the United States; formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into the territories; merged with the Liberty Party in 1848

{n: Glengarry} a Scottish cap with straight sides and a crease along the top from front to back; worn by Highlanders as part of military dress

{n: Gyromitra californica, California false morel} a gyromitra with a brown puffed up fertile part and a thick fluted stalk; found under conifers in California

{n: Gyromitra fastigiata, Gyromitra brunnea} a lorchel with deep brownish red fertile part and white stalk

{n: Gyromitra gigas} a gyromitra with a large irregular stalk and fertile part that is yellow to brown and wrinkled; has early fruiting time

{n: Gyromitra sphaerospora, round-spored gyromitra} a gyromitra with a brown puffed up fertile part and a rosy pink fluted stalk and smooth round spores; found on hardwood slash east of the Great Plains

{n: Haggadah, Haggada, Hagada} Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition

{n: Helvella crispa, miter mushroom} a helvella with a saddle-shaped fertile part and creamy color; the stalk is fluted and pitted

{n: High Holy Day, High Holiday} Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity

{n: Hizballah, Hezbollah, Hizbollah, Hizbullah, Lebanese Hizballah, Party of God, Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, Revolutionary Justice Organization, Organization of the Oppressed on Earth} a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon

{n: Iceland moss, Iceland lichen, Cetraria islandica} lichen with branched flattened partly erect thallus that grows in mountainous and arctic regions; used as a medicine or food for humans and livestock; a source of glycerol

{n: Ives, James Ives, James Merritt Ives} United States lithographer who (with his partner Nathaniel Currier) produced thousands of prints signed `Currier & Ives' (1824-1895)

{n: J particle, psi particle} a neutral meson with a large mass

{n: Liberty Party} a former political party in the United States; formed in 1839 to oppose the practice of slavery; merged with the Free Soil Party in 1848

{n: Lower Paleolithic} the oldest part of the Paleolithic Age with the emergence of the hand ax; ended about 120,000 years ago

{n: Maxwell's demon} an imaginary creature that controls a small hole in a partition that divides a chamber filled with gas into two parts and allows fast molecules to move in one direction and slow molecules to move in the other direction through the hole; this would result in one part of the container becoming warmer and the other cooler, thus decreasing entropy and violating the second law of thermodynamics

{n: Neptune} a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 8th planet from the sun is the most remote of the gas giants
"the existence of Neptune was predicted from perturbations in the orbit of Uranus and it was then identified in 1846"

{n: Paracelsus, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim} Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)

{n: Parthenium, genus Parthenium} small genus of North American herbs and shrubs with terminal panicles of small ray flowers

{n: Phylloporus boletinoides} a fungus with a broadly convex brown cap and pores that extend part way down the stalk

{n: Psilopsida, class Psilopsida, Psilotatae, class Psilotatae} whisk ferns; comprising the family Psilotaceae or Psilotatae: vascular plants with no roots, partial if any leaf differentiation, and rudimentary spore sacs

{n: Rogers, Ginger Rogers, Virginia McMath, Virginia Katherine McMath} United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)

{n: Shining Path, Sendero Luminoso, SL} a terrorist group formed in Peru in the late 1960s as a splinter group from the communist party of Peru; is among the most ruthless guerilla organizations in the world; seeks to destroy Peruvian institutions and replace them with a Maoist peasant regime; is involved in the cocaine trade
"Shining Path has been responsible for 30,000 deaths"

{n: Truncocolumella citrina} a fungus with a round yellow to orange fruiting body that is found on the surface of the ground or partially buried; has a distinctive sterile column extending into the spore-bearing tissue

{n: Uranus} a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 7th planet from the sun has a blue-green color and many satellites
"Uranus was discovered by William Herschel in 1781"

{n: Virginia creeper, American ivy, woodbine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia} common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruit

{n: Xylaria, genus Xylaria} type genus of Xylariaceae; fungi with perithecia in the upper part of erect black woody stromata

{n: admixture, intermixture} an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
"the growing medium should be equal parts of sand and loam with an admixture of peat moss and cow manure"
"a large intermixture of sand"

{n: affinity, phylogenetic relation} (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts
"in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans"

{n: aid, assist, assistance, help} the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
"he gave me an assist with the housework"
"could not walk without assistance"
"rescue party went to their aid"
"offered his help in unloading"

{n: alienation of affection} a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse

{n: amygdala, amygdaloid nucleus, corpus amygdaloideum} an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior

{n: antitrust case} a legal action brought against parties who are charged with limiting free competition in the market place

{n: axillary artery, arteria axillaris} the part of the main artery of the arm that lies in the armpit and is continuous with the subclavian artery above and the brachial artery below

{n: bargain, deal} an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
"he made a bargain with the devil"
"he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"

{n: baryon, heavy particle} any of the elementary particles having a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton and that participate in strong interactions; a hadron with a baryon number of +1

{n: bastard feverfew, Parthenium hysterophorus} tropical American annual weed with small radiate heads of white flowers; adventive in southern United States

{n: bell metal} bronze with 3 or 4 parts copper to 1 part tin; used in making bells

{n: berlin} a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats

{n: bill of Particulars} the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet

{n: bird louse, biting louse, louse} wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds

{n: blind date} a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)

{n: body of water, water} the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
"they invaded our territorial waters"
"they were sitting by the water's edge"

{n: bolt, deadbolt} the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

{n: bombing run} that part of the flight that begins with the approach to the target; includes target acquisition and ends with the release of the bombs

{n: boson} any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle; all nuclei with an even mass number are bosons

{n: brain, encephalon} that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

{n: brainstem, brain-stem, brain stem} the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus

{n: brainwave, brain wave, cortical potential} (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph

{n: buttermilk biscuit, soda biscuit} very tender biscuit partially leavened with buttermilk and soda

{n: californium, Cf, atomic number 98} a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles

{n: canopy} the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air

{n: cappuccino, cappuccino coffee, coffee cappuccino} equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream

{n: capybara, capibara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris} pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feet; largest living rodent

{n: chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus, nautilus} cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions

{n: characteristic curve, characterisic function} (electronics) graph showing how a particular characteristic of a device varies with other parameters

{n: choir school, schola cantorum} a school that is part of a cathedral or monastery where boys with singing ability can receive a general education

{n: clerestory, clearstory} part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light

{n: cognitive science} the field of science concerned with cognition; includes parts of cognitive psychology and linguistics and computer science and cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind

{n: collaborator, cooperator, partner, pardner} an associate who works with others toward a common goal
"the musician and the librettist were collaborators"

{n: color bar, colour bar, color line, colour line, Jim Crow} barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites

{n: compound morphology} the part of grammar that deals with combinations of simple words into compound words

{n: compress} a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)

{n: concurring opinion} an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning

{n: consultation} a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question
"frequent consultations with his lawyer"
"a consultation of several medical specialists"

{n: cosmic ray} highly penetrating ionizing radiation of extraterrestrial origin; consisting chiefly of protons and alpha particles; collision with atmospheric particles results in rays and particles of many kinds

{n: countersink} a hole (usually in wood) with the top part enlarged so that a screw or bolt will fit into it and lie below the surface

{n: craniometry} the branch of physical anthropology dealing with the study and measurement of dry skulls after removal of its soft parts

{n: crown} the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

{n: culture} the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization
"the developing drug culture"
"the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture"

{n: dark matter} (cosmology) a hypothetical form of matter that is believed to make up 90 percent of the matter in the universe; it is invisible (does not absorb or emit light) and does not collide with atomic particles but exerts gravitational force

{n: dash-pot} a mechanical damper; the vibrating part is attached to a piston that moves in a chamber filled with liquid

{n: deal, trade, business deal} a particular instance of buying or selling
"it was a package deal"
"I had no further trade with him"
"he's a master of the business deal"

{n: derivational morphology} the part of grammar that deals with the derivations of words

{n: differential calculus, method of fluxions} the part of calculus that deals with the variation of a function with respect to changes in the independent variable (or variables) by means of the concepts of derivative and differential

{n: dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron} insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing

{n: discussion, treatment, discourse} an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
"the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"
"his treatment of the race question is badly biased"

{n: domain name} strings of letters and numbers (separated by periods) that are used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet
"domain names are organized hierarchically with the more generic parts to the right"

{n: domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent} a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship

{n: domino, half mask, eye mask} a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes

{n: domino} a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume

{n: douche} irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents

{n: dust contamination} the act of contaminating with dust particles

{n: dwarf willow, Salix herbacea} widely distributed boreal shrubby willow with partially underground creeping stems and bright green glossy leaves

{n: earth science} any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts

{n: echinoderm} marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies

{n: economic strangulation} punishment of a group by cutting off commercial dealings with them
"the economic strangulation of the Jews by the Nazi Party"

{n: eczema} generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages

{n: electrode} a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit

{n: electron, negatron} an elementary particle with negative charge

{n: electrophoresis, cataphoresis, dielectrolysis, ionophoresis} the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode

{n: encyclopedia, cyclopedia, encyclopaedia, cyclopaedia} a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty

{n: endometrium} (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition

{n: entomion} the craniometric point at the tip of the angular part of the parietal bone that articulates with the temporal bone

{n: espadrille} a sandal with a sole made of rope or rubber and a cloth upper part

{n: ethmoid, ethmoid bone} one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity

{n: extension, filename extension, file name extension} a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one to three letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename
"most applications provide extensions for the files they create"
"most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS"

{n: fiberboard, fibreboard, particle board} wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets

{n: filer} a party who files a notice with a law court

{n: fitted sheet, contour sheet} a sheet (usually with elastic edges) tailored to fit a particular mattress

{n: flat} scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting

{n: formulary, pharmacopeia} (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation
"postexposure prophylaxis is an integral part of the pharmacopeia in preventing severe disease after acute infections"

{n: free radical, radical} an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule than has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
"in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells"

{n: gate, logic gate} a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs

{n: geological horizon} a layer of rock with a particular composition (especially of fossils); for dating the stratum

{n: geomancy} divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)

{n: glow tube} a gas-discharge tube consisting of a cold cathode and a diode in a tube filled with gas; the color of the glow depends on the particular gas

{n: goldstone} aventurine spangled densely with fine gold-colored particles

{n: green spleenwort, Asplenium viride} a small fern with slim green fronds; widely distributed in cool parts of northern hemisphere

{n: groin, inguen} the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals

{n: grotesque} art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants

{n: guayule, Parthenium argentatum} much-branched subshrub with silvery leaves and small white flowers of Texas and northern Mexico; cultivated as a source of rubber

{n: guinea fowl, guinea, Numida meleagris} a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world

{n: gynogenesis} female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus

{n: hadron} any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles

{n: harmony, concord, concordance} a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole

{n: heterostracan} extinct jawless fish with the anterior part of the body covered with bony plates; of the Silurian and Devonian

{n: hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang} a conspicuous success
"that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"
"that new Broadway show is a real smasher"
"the party went with a bang"

{n: homogenized milk} milk with the fat particles broken up and dispersed uniformly so the cream will not rise

{n: homophony} part music with one dominant voice (in a homophonic style)

{n: honey cake} a spicy cake partially sweetened with honey

{n: hot-water bottle, hot-water bag} a stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body

{n: hyperon} any baryon that is not a nucleon; unstable particle with mass greater than a neutron

{n: imbrication, overlapping, lapping} covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

{n: implosion therapy, flooding} a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them

{n: inflectional morphology, accidence} the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words

{n: integral calculus} the part of calculus that deals with integration and its application in the solution of differential equations and in determining areas or volumes etc.

{n: koinonia} Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians; said in particular of the early Christian community

{n: lambda particle, lambda hyperon} an electrically neutral baryon with isotopic spin 1

{n: landau} a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately

{n: lap, lap covering} the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
"his lap was covered with food stains"

{n: linear algebra} the part of algebra that deals with the theory of linear equations and linear transformation

{n: machine bolt} a bolt with a square or hexagonal head on one end and a threaded shaft on the other end; tightened with a wrench; used to connect metal parts

{n: magnetic monopole} a hypothetical particle with a single magnetic pole instead of the usual two

{n: maintenance, criminal maintenance} the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community
"unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"

{n: matrix algebra} the part of algebra that deals with the theory of matrices

{n: mattress} a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed

{n: meadow cranesbill, Geranium pratense} tall perennial cranesbill with paired violet-blue axillary flowers; native to northern parts of Old World and naturalized in North America

{n: medulla oblongata, medulla, bulb} lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
"the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"

{n: mendelevium, Md, Mv, atomic number 101} a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding einsteinium with alpha particles (Md is the current symbol for mendelevium but Mv was formerly the symbol)

{n: meson, mesotron} an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0

{n: middling} any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

{n: molasses cookie} very spicy cookies sweetened partially with molasses

{n: monophony, monophonic music, monody} music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
<-> polyphonic music, polyphony

{n: motet} an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century

{n: mountain four o'clock, Mirabilis oblongifolia} leafy wildflower with lavender-pink flowers that open in the evening and remain through cool part of the next day; found in open woods or brush in mountains of southern Colorado to Arizona and into Mexico

{n: movement} the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
"it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"

{n: muon, negative muon, mu-meson} an elementary particle with a negative charge and a half-life of 2 microsecond; decays to electron and neutrino and antineutrino

{n: nasofrontal vein, vena nasofrontalis} a vein located in the anterior medial part of the orbit; connects the superior ophthalmic with the angular vein

{n: neutral} one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute

{n: neutrino} an elementary particle with zero charge and zero mass

{n: neutron} an elementary particle with 0 charge and mass about equal to a proton; enters into the structure of the atomic nucleus

{n: novation} (law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party

{n: nucleolus organizer, nucleolus organiser, nucleolar organizer, nucleolar organiser} the particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division

{n: obstruent} a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth

{n: ogee, cyma reversa} a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below

{n: onomatomania} obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness

{n: open house} an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers

{n: openbill} stork with a grooved bill whose upper and lower parts touch only at the base and tip

{n: orthoepy} a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography

{n: overtone, partial, partial tone} a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

{n: palpebra conjunctiva, conjunctival layer of eyelids, tunica conjunctiva palpebrarum} the part of the conjunctiva lining the posterior surface of the eyelids; continuous with the bulbar conjunctiva

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

{n: paretic} a person afflicted with paresis (partial paralysis)

{n: paring} (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel
"she could peel an apple with a single long paring"

{n: part-owner} a person who owns something in common with others

{n: part-singing} singing with three or more voice parts

{n: partial derivative, partial} the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant

{n: participation, involvement} the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)

{n: partisan, partizan} a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries

{n: partnership} a cooperative relationship between people or groups who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goal
"effective language learning is a partnership between school, teacher and student"
"the action teams worked in partnership with the government"

{n: partridgeberry, boxberry, twinberry, Mitchella repens} creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries

{n: parts catalog, parts catalogue} a list advertising parts for machinery along with prices

{n: partsong} a song with two or more voice parts

{n: partygoer} someone who is attending a party
"the hall was crowded with an overflow of partygoers"

{n: peat} partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried

{n: pederast, paederast, child molester} a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner

{n: pederasty, paederasty} sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)

{n: peptide} amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein

{n: petrifaction, petrification} the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape

{n: pin} cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown

{n: plea bargain, plea bargaining} (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge
"his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor"
"plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested"

{n: plurality, relative majority} (in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes)

{n: poker alumroot, poker heuchera, Heuchera cylindrica} plant with leathery heart-shaped leaf blades clustered at base of long stalks with greenish-white flowers clustered along the upper part; western North America

{n: police squad} a squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime

{n: positron, antielectron} an elementary particle with positive charge; interaction of a positron and an electron results in annihilation

{n: probation} (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court
"probation is part of the sentencing process"

{n: prosthetics} the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts

{n: proton} a stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron

{n: psammoma, sand tumor} a tumor derived from fibrous tissue of the meninges or choroid plexus or certain other structures associated with the brain; characterized by sandlike particles

{n: punk rock, punk} rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock

{n: punks} a youth subculture closely associated with punk rock music in the late 1970s; in part a reaction to the hippy subculture; dress was optional but intended to shock (plastic garbage bags or old school uniforms) and hair was dyed in bright colors (in Mohican haircuts or sometimes spiked in bright plumes)

{n: pyramid scheme} a fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in

{n: recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgement} the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
"the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"
"she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"

{n: red-legged partridge, Alectoris ruffa} common western European partridge with red legs

{n: res gestae} rule of evidence that covers words that are so closely associated with an occurrence that the words are considered part of the occurrence and as such their report does not violate the hearsay rule

{n: reserve clause} a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration
"the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club"

{n: right of re-entry} the legal right to resume possession (a right that was reserved when a former possession was parted with)

{n: roofing paper, tar paper} a heavy paper impregnated with tar and used as part of a roof for waterproofing

{n: rye bread} any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour

{n: sacrum} wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx

{n: satinet, satinette} a fabric with a finish resembling satin but made partly or wholly from cotton or synthetic fiber

{n: scapular, scapulary} garment consisting of a long wide piece of woolen cloth worn over the shoulders with an opening for the head; part of a monastic habit

{n: schistosomiasis, bilharzia, bilharziasis} an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected

{n: schizocarp} a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed

{n: screening} testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics

{n: searchlight} a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction

{n: seborrheic dermatitis, seborrheic eczema} a chronic skin disease associated with seborrhea and greasy scales on the scalp or eyelids or other parts of the skin

{n: section, segment} one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
"a section of a fishing rod"
"metal sections were used below ground"
"finished the final segment of the road"

{n: shellflower, shell-flower, turtlehead, snakehead, snake-head, Chelone glabra} showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple

{n: silent partner, sleeping partner} a partner (who usually provides capital) whose association with the enterprise is not public knowledge

{n: spar, sparring} making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer

{n: sparring partner, sparring mate} a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight

{n: speakerphone} a telephone with a microphone and loudspeaker; can be used without picking up a handset; several people can participate in a call at the same time

{n: special interest} an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor

{n: squint} the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

{n: stainability} (cytology) the capacity of cells or cell parts to stain specifically with certain dyes

{n: station} a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
"he started looking for a gas station"
"the train pulled into the station"

{n: statutory rape, carnal abuse} sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)

{n: stinginess} a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
<-> generosity

{n: stock, gunstock} the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun
"the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"

{n: stopper} (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit
"if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"

{n: strange particle} an elementary particle with non-zero strangeness

{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: stretcher party} a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person

{n: subthalamic nucleus} an oval mass of grey matter located in the caudal part of the subthalamus; associated with the striate body

{n: swastika, Hakenkreuz} the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction

{n: swatter, flyswatter, flyswat} an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects

{n: swing} a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
"the party went with a swing"
"it took time to get into the swing of things"

{n: symptom} (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

{n: systems analysis} analysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts

{n: tailstock} support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece

{n: textual criticism} comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity

{n: theory of gravitation, theory of gravity, gravitational theory, Newton's theory of gravitation} (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

{n: tinker, tinkerer} a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts

{n: torpor, torpidity} a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
"he fell into a deep torpor"

{n: toucher} a person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something

{n: track and field} participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it

{n: tread} the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground

{n: trunk, tree trunk, bole} the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

{n: tulip orchid, Encyclia citrina, Cattleya citrina} Mexican epiphytic orchid with glaucous grey-green leaves and lemon- to golden-yellow flowers appearing only partially opened; sometimes placed in genus Cattleya

{n: twinflower, Linnaea borealis} creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell-shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs

{n: typical jerboa} small nocturnal jumping rodent with long hind legs; of arid parts of Asia and northern Africa

{n: ultramicroscope, dark-field microscope} light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopes

{n: underpart} a part lying on the lower side or underneath an animal's body
"the warbler has a white throat and underparts"
"a woodland mouse with white underparts"

{n: vector algebra} the part of algebra that deals with the theory of vectors and vector spaces

{n: wall} an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
"the south wall had a small window"
"the walls were covered with pictures"

{n: weakly interacting massive particle, WIMP} a hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe

{n: wild geranium, spotted cranesbill, Geranium maculatum} common wild geranium of eastern North America with deeply parted leaves and rose-purple flowers

{n: wild lily of the valley, Pyrola rotundifolia} evergreen with rounded leaves and very fragrant creamy-white flowers; widely distributed in northern parts of Old and New Worlds

{n: xiphoid process} smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib

{n: yard} a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)
"they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"

{v: air-slake} alter by exposure to air with conversion at least in part to a carbonate
"air-slake lime"

{v: change, alter, vary} make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
"her mood changes in accordance with the weather"
"The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

{v: complete} bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
"A child would complete the family"

{v: disassociate, dissociate, divorce, disunite, disjoint} part ; cease or break association with
"She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

{v: double-date} go out on a date with a partner and another couple
"let's double date this Saturday"

{v: get, catch} reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
"the rock caught her in the back of the head"
"The blow got him in the back"
"The punch caught him in the stomach"

{v: grind} dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

{v: help out} be of help, as in a particular situation of need
"Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"

{v: intercede, mediate, intermediate, liaise, arbitrate} act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
"He interceded in the family dispute"
"He mediated a settlement"

{v: intonate, intone} speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
"please intonate with sadness"

{v: joyride, tool, tool around} ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it
"We tooled down the street"

{v: kiss, buss, osculate} touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
"The newly married couple kissed"
"She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"

{v: leave, depart, pull up stakes} remove oneself from an association with or participation in
"She wants to leave"
"The teenager left home"
"She left her position with the Red Cross"
"He left the Senate after two terms"
"after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

{v: match, mate, couple, pair, twin} bring two objects, ideas, or people together
"This fact is coupled to the other one"
"Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"
"The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"

{v: miss, lose} fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
"I missed that remark"
"She missed his point"
"We lost part of what he said"

{v: motley, parti-color} make motley ; color with different colors

{v: negociate} confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement
"The parties negociated all night"

{v: nose} advance the forward part of with caution
"She nosed the car into the left lane"

{v: pack} treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood
"The nurse packed gauze in the wound"
"You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice"

{v: partner} provide with a partner

{v: perambulate, walk about, walk around} walk with no particular goal
"we were walking around in the garden"
"after breakfast, she walked about in the park"

{v: perfuse} force a fluid through (a body part or tissue)
"perfuse a liver with a salt solution"

{v: play} act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
"This factor played only a minor part in his decision"
"This development played into her hands"
"I played no role in your dismissal"

{v: release, relinquish, resign, free, give up} part with a possession or right
"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"
"resign a claim to the throne"

{v: represent} describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
"He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"

{v: retrofit} provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture
"They car companies retrofitted all the old models with new carburetors"

{v: ride} keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
"Don't ride the clutch!"

{v: riffle} shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix

{v: seed} sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain
"seed clouds"

{v: sensitize, sensitise} make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion
"sensitize the photographic film"

{v: sign up} join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate, "Sign up for yoga classes"

{v: socialize, socialise} take part in social activities ; interact with others
"He never socializes with his colleagues"
"The old man hates to socialize"

{v: spare, give up, part with, dispense with} give up what is not strictly needed
"he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"

{v: spritz} cover (a location) wholly or partially by squirting a liquid onto it
"Spritz the lawn with water"

{v: spruce up, spruce, slick up, smarten up} dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
"He spruced up for the party"

{v: start, start up, embark on, commence} get off the ground
"Who started this company?"
"We embarked on an exciting enterprise"
"I start my day with a good breakfast"
"We began the new semester"
"The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"
"The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"

{v: syringe} spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe

{v: theme} provide with a particular theme or motive
"the restaurant often themes its menus"

{v: vamp, vamp up} piece (something old) with a new part
"vamp up an old speech"

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