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{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"


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


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


{adv: stuffily, stodgily} in a stuffy manner
"`Come in please,' he said stuffily"


{adv: tonelessly} in a monotone
"`Come in,' she said tonelessly"

{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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

{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: 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: 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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