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{adj: Essene} said of or relating to the Essenes

{adj: anal, anal retentive} a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
<-> oral

{adj: antiseptic} thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
"doctors in antiseptic green coats"
"the antiseptic effect of alcohol"
"it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
<-> septic

{adj: copacetic, copasetic, copesetic, copesettic} completely satisfactory
"his smile said that everything was copacetic"
"You had to be a good judge of what a man was like, and the English was copacetic"- John O'Hara

{adj: hierarchical, hierarchal, hierarchic} classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers
"it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"
"in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"
<-> nonhierarchical

{adj: identical, selfsame, very} being the exact same one; not any other:
"this is the identical room we stayed in before"
"the themes of his stories are one and the same"
"saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"
"on this very spot"
"the very thing he said yesterday"
"the very man I want to see"

{adj: iniquitous, sinful, ungodly} characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin
"iniquitous deeds"
"he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"
"ungodly acts"

{adj: opposite} altogether different in nature or quality or significance
"the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"
"it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade

{adj: oral} a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression
<-> anal

{adj: repeatable, quotable} able or fit to be repeated or quoted
"what he said was not repeatable in polite company"
"he comes up with so many quotable phrases"
<-> unquotable, unrepeatable

{adj: unrepeatable, unquotable} not able or fit to be repeated or quoted
"what he said was funny but unquotable"
<-> quotable, repeatable


{adv: chattily, volubly} in a chatty manner
"`when I was a girl,' she said chattily, `I used to ride a bicycle'"


{adv: curtly, short, shortly} in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
"he told me curtly to get on with it"
"he talked short with everyone"
"he said shortly that he didn't like it"


{adv: disgustedly} in a disgusted manner
"`Get out of my office,' the professor said disgustedly to the lazy student"


{adv: drowsily, somnolently} in a drowsy manner
"`Time to get up,' she said drowsily"


{adv: encouragingly} in an encouraging manner
"`Go on,' he said encouragingly to his student"
<-> discouragingly


{adv: frostily, frigidly} without warmth or enthusiasm
"`Come in if you have to,' he said frostily"


{adv: huffily} in a huffy manner
"`Don't bother to call me back,' he said huffily"

{adv: indeed, so} in truth (often tends to intensify)
"they said the car would break down and indeed it did"
"it is very cold indeed"
"was indeed grateful"
"indeed, the rain may still come"
"he did so do it!"


{adv: innately} in an innate manner
"the child is said to be innately disposed to learn language"


{adv: manfully, manly} in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man
"having said her say Peggy manfully shouldered her burden and prepared to break up yet another home"
<-> unmanfully


{adv: mortally} in such a manner that death ensues (also in reference to hatred, jealousy, fear, etc.)
"a being of whom the forest Indians are said to be mortally afraid, with a hoof shaped like the heel of a bottle"


{adv: offensively} in an aggressive manner
"`In this crisis, we must act offensively,' the President said"
"the admiral intends to act offensively in the Mediterranean"
<-> defensively


{adv: precisely, exactly, just} indicating exactness or preciseness
"he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"
"it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"
"it has just enough salt"


{adv: snappishly} in an ill-natured and snappish manner
"`Don't talk to me now,' she said snappishly"


{adv: tauntingly, teasingly} in a playfully teasing manner
"`You hate things to be out of order, don't you?' she said teasingly"


{adv: to that effect} with that general meaning
"she said something to that effect"


{adv: worriedly} in a worried manner
"`I wonder what to do,' she said worriedly"
"he paused worriedly before calling the bank"

{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: Arthur, King Arthur} a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot

{n: Atlantis} according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake

{n: Bayard, Seigneur de Bayard, Chevalier de Bayard, Pierre Terrail, Pierre de Terrail} French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)

{n: Bigfoot, Sasquatch} large hairy humanoid creature said to live in wilderness areas of the United States and Canada

{n: Blarney Stone} a stone in a castle in Ireland that is said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it

{n: Bonney, William H. Bonney, Billie the Kid} United States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)

{n: Burt, Cyril Burt, Cyril Lodowic Burt} English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)

{n: Cocytus, River Cocytus} (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron

{n: Damocles} the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)

{n: Debussy, Claude Debussey, Claude Achille Debussy} French composer who is said to have created Impressionism in music (1862-1918)

{n: Flying Dutchman} a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope

{n: Gordius} legendary king of ancient Phrygia who was said to be responsible for the Gordian knot

{n: Hipparchus} Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC)

{n: Horace} Roman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC)

{n: Hot Springs National Park} a national park in Arkansas featuring ancient hot springs; bathing is said to have therapeutic effects

{n: Ibizan hound, Ibizan Podenco} breed of slender agile medium-sized hound found chiefly in the Balearic Islands; said to have been bred originally by the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt

{n: Japanese Red Army, JRA, Anti-Imperialist International Brigade} a terrorist group organized in 1970 to overthrow the Japanese government and monarchy and to foment world revolution; is said to have close ties with Palestinian terrorists
"in 1972 the Japanese Red Army was responsible for a massacre at an airport in Israel"

{n: John, Saint John, St. John, Saint John the Apostle, St. John the Apostle, John the Evangelist, John the Divine} (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation

{n: Mass card} (Roman Catholic Church) a card sent to a bereaved family that says the sender has arranged for a Mass to be said in memory of the deceased

{n: Methuselah} (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years

{n: Nero, Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus} Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64) but the Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68)

{n: Noah's flood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, the Flood} (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings

{n: Oedipus complex, Oedipal complex} a complex of males; desire to possess the mother sexually and to exclude the father; said to be a source of personality disorders if unresolved

{n: Pocahontas, Matoaka, Rebecca Rolfe} a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)

{n: Psalm} one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament; said to have been written by David

{n: Ptolemy II} son of Ptolemy I and king of Egypt who was said to be responsible for the Septuagint (circa 309-247 BC)

{n: Rittenhouse, David Rittenhouse} United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796)

{n: Robin Hood} legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor

{n: Ross, Betsy Ross, Betsy Griscom Ross} American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)

{n: Septuagint} the oldest Greek version of the Old Testament; said to have been translated from the Hebrew by Jewish scholars at the request of Ptolemy II

{n: Sherwood Forest} an ancient forest in central England; formerly a royal hunting ground; said to be the home of Robin Hood and his merry band

{n: Smith, John Smith, Captain John Smith} English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)

{n: Soviets} the government of the Soviet Union
"the Soviets said they wanted to increase trade with Europe"

{n: Stations, Stations of the Cross} (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary

{n: Temple of Artemis} a large temple at Ephesus that was said to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world

{n: Thales, Thales of Miletus} a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)

{n: Thespis} Greek poet who is said to have originated Greek tragedy (sixth century BC)

{n: Wahhabi, Wahabi} a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam
"Osama bin Laden is said to be a Wahhabi Muslim"

{n: Winckelmann, Johann Winckelmann, Johann Joachim Winckelmann} German archaeologist and art historian said to be the father of archaeology (1717-1768)

{n: abominable snowman, yeti} a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas

{n: action} something done (usually as opposed to something said)
"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

{n: activation energy, energy of activation} the energy that an atomic system must acquire before a process (such as an emission or reaction) can occur
"catalysts are said to reduce the energy of activation during the transition phase of a reaction"

{n: anal personality, anal retentive personality} (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)

{n: art, artistic creation, artistic production} the creation of beautiful or significant things
"art does not need to be innovative to be good"
"I was never any good at art"
"he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

{n: bilocation} the ability (said of certain Roman Catholic saints) to exist simultaneously in two locations

{n: bond rating} an evaluation by a rating company of the probability that a particular bond issue will default
"bonds of the highest quality are said to have bond ratings of AAA"

{n: calling into question, demand for explanation} a challenge to defend what someone has said

{n: chicken hawk, hen hawk} nontechnical term for any hawks said to prey on poultry

{n: divining rod, dowser, dowsing rod, waterfinder, water finder} forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil

{n: ear} attention to what is said
"he tried to get her ear"

{n: extravasation} the process of exuding or passing out of a vessel into surrounding tissues; said of blood or lymph or urine

{n: fun, play, sport} verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
"he became a figure of fun"
"he said it in sport"

{n: gnosis} intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths; said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics

{n: gravida} the number of the pregnancy that a woman is in
"in her third pregnancy a woman is said to be gravida three"

{n: halcyon} a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves

{n: ichor} (Greek mythology) the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods

{n: imaginary place, mythical place, fictitious place} a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

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

{n: interest, interestingness} the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
"they said nothing of great interest"
"primary colors can add interest to a room"
<-> uninterestingness

{n: lightening} descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped

{n: line of life, life line, lifeline} a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live

{n: mefloquine, mefloquine hydrochloride, Larium, Mephaquine} an antimalarial drug (trade name Larium and Mephaquine) that is effective in cases that do not respond to chloroquine; said to produce harmful neuropsychiatric effects on some people

{n: monad, monas} a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive

{n: original sin} a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam
"Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"
<-> actual sin

{n: paleface} a derogatory term for a white person (said to have been used by North American Indians)

{n: penis envy} (psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis; said to explain femininity

{n: phoenix} a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years

{n: prophecy, prognostication, vaticination} knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

{n: puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser} a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
"he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"
"that's a real puzzler"

{n: road map, guideline} a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
"the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"

{n: rock cake} a small cake with a hard surface said to resemble a rock

{n: space, blank} a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
"he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"

{n: sucralfate, Carafate} medicine consisting of a tablet (trade name Carafate) used to treat peptic ulcers; said to bind to the ulcer site and coat it

{n: synonym, equivalent word} two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
<-> antonym

{n: tooth fairy} a fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out

{n: understatement} a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
<-> overstatement

{n: utilitarianism} doctrine that the useful is the good; especially as elaborated by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill; the aim was said to be the greatest happiness for the greatest number

{n: voice} something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression
"the wee small voice of conscience"
"the voice of experience"
"he said his voices told him to do it"

{n: way} any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
"he said he was looking for the way out"

{n: yellow peril} the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples

{v: allege, aver, say} report or maintain
"He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"
"He said it was too late to intervene in the war"
"The registrar says that I owe the school money"

{v: attend, hang, advert, pay heed, give ear} give heed (to)
"The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"
"She hung on his every word"
"They attended to everything he said"

{v: blow} lay eggs
"certain insects are said to blow"

{v: flock} move as a crowd or in a group
"Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"

{v: harvest} remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation
"The Chinese are said to harvest organs from executed criminals"

{v: make} appear to begin an activity
"He made to speak but said nothing i the end"
"She made a if to say hello to us"

{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: order, tell, enjoin, say} give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
"I said to him to go home"
"She ordered him to do the shopping"
"The mother told the child to get dressed"

{v: press, push} make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
"`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

{v: quote, cite} refer to for illustration or proof
"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

{v: say} utter aloud
"She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"

{v: state, say, tell} express in words
"He said that he wanted to marry her"
"tell me what is bothering you"
"state your opinion"
"state your name"


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