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English (GB)

  • hysteria
    excessive or uncontrollable fear
  • except
    demur: take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday";
    exclude: prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
  • twosome
    couple: two items of the same kind;
    couple: a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome";
    A group of two;
    Two golfers playing together.
  • evaluate
    form a critical opinion of
  • musketry
    musketeers and their muskets collectively
  • number
    the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
  • gunnery
    guns collectively
  • puberty
    the time of life when sex glands become functional
  • nucleus
    a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
  • gullet
    esophagus: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach;
    The throat or esophagus; The cytopharynx of a ciliate, through which food is ingested;
    the areas between the teeth on a saw blade. Provides a temporary place for removed material.
  • strudel
    thin sheet of filled dough rolled and baked
  • user
    a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
  • traverse
    travel across or pass over
  • spectators
    Spectators (1999) is the fourth full album of the German synthpop duo Wolfsheim. As with all of their commercially available albums, this album is bilingual, although most tracks are in English. ...
  • conform
    be similar, be in line with
  • toleration
    a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
  • rollicking
    coltish: given to merry frolicking; "frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes";
    carefree, merry and boisterous;
    rollickingly - in a carefree manner; "she was rollickingly happy"
  • jot
    jotting: a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note;
    jot down: write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of;
    touch: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  • boyd
    The name Boyd can be found from the Gaelic word "boid" meaning "of blond or fair hair". The origins of the name trace back to the Ayr province of southern Scotland, south west of Glasgow. ...
  • bosun
    boatswain: a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen;
    A boatswain (; formerly also ), bo's'n, bos'n, or bosun is an unlicensed member of the deck department of a merchant ship. ...
  • indirect
    having intervening factors or persons or influences
  • endorse
    sign as evidence of legal transfer
  • energised
    Alternative spelling of energized;
    energise - excite: raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms";
    energise - stimulate: cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
  • image
    an iconic mental representation
  • plagues
    Plagues is the second studio album by American metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada. The album was released in August 21, 2007 through Rise Records and was re-released on October 28th, 2008 in which includes bonus content.
  • elegy
    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
  • slapdash
    in a careless or reckless manner
  • plague
    a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
  • widest
    Superlative form of wide: most wide
  • nimbi
  • vinyl
    a univalent chemical radical derived from ethylene
  • vivacity
    characterized by high spirits and animation
  • tic
    a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
  • disjointed
    taken apart at the joints
  • redhead
    someone who has red hair
  • defence
    defense mechanism: (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires;
    defense: (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
  • resides
    reside - make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida";
    reside - occupy: live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor";
    reside - rest: be inherent or innate in;
  • benediction
    a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
  • oesophagus
    esophagus: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  • vehicle
    a conveyance that transports people or objects
  • sesame
    East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
  • lenient
    not strict
  • besiege
    surround so as to force to give up
  • nest
    a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • odour
    smell: the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses";
    olfactory property: any property detected by the olfactory system
  • obstacle
    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
  • talent
    a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity
  • mariachi
    a group of street musicians in Mexico
  • waistband
    girdle: a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers


  • hypnose
  • esche
    (pêche) appât fixé à l'hameçon
  • irréel
  • miels
  • naseaux
    (zoologie) narines du cheval et de certains mammifères;
    familièrement nez

English (US)

  • sympathetic
    of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
  • gymnasium
    athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
  • swivels
  • suburbia
    suburbanites considered as a cultural class or subculture
  • oust
    remove from a position or office
  • jungian
    a follower or advocate of Carl Jung's theories;
    of or relating to Carl Jung or his psychological theories
  • staunch
    stem: stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide";
    steadfast: firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"
  • stigma
    the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
  • styx
    (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
  • itaipu
    Itaipu (Itaipu, Itaipu, Itaipú; , ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
  • essentials
    The Essentials is a weekly showcase on TCM airing Saturdays at 8pm EST, spotlighting a specific movie and containing a special introduction and post-movie discussion. The spotlight movie is often replayed the following Sunday at 6 pm EST.
  • esophagus
    the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
  • osier
    flexible twig of a willow tree
  • assassins
    An assassination is the targeted killing of a public figure.;
    Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. ...
  • iraqi
    a native or inhabitant of Iraq
  • troyes
    Troyes is a commune, the préfecture (capital) of the north-eastern Aube département in France and is located on the Seine river. It is around south-east of Paris. The inhabitants of the commune are called Troyens, Troyennes
  • ordained
    invested with ministerial or priestly functions
  • transverse
    cross(a): extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"
  • preferred
    preferable: more desirable than another; "coffee is preferable to tea"; "Danny's preferred name is `Dan'";
    favored: preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
  • britannica
    The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "the British Encyclopædia") is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately held company. ...
  • squeamishness
    the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked
  • spasm
    a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
  • longitude
    the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich
  • iota
    the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • bombs
    A bomb is any of a range of explosive devices that typically rely on the exothermic chemical reaction of an explosive material to produce an extremely sudden and violent release of energy. ...
  • jot
    jotting: a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note;
    jot down: write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of;
    touch: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  • mortified
    gangrenous: suffering from tissue death
  • tortola
  • inclined
    (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
  • endear
    make attractive or lovable
  • inimitable
    defying imitation; matchless
  • anachronism
    something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
  • enshroud
    shroud: cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
  • unbelievers
    unbelieving - atheistic: rejecting any belief in gods;
    unbeliever - disbeliever: someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)
  • annex
    an addition that extends a main building
  • insect
    small air-breathing arthropod
  • amicability
    a disinclination to quarrel
  • impale
    kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
  • amorphously
    An "amorphous solid" is a solid in which there is no long-range order of the positions of the atoms. (Solids in which there is long-range atomic order are called crystallines or morphous). Most classes of solid materials can be found or prepared
  • plighting
  • vicissitudes
    vicissitude - a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something; "the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research"
  • microfilming
    record on microfilm;
    microfilm - film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material
  • disarm
    remove offensive capability from
  • jimmied
    jimmy - pry: to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail";
    jimmy - a short crowbar; "in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"
  • lithuania
    a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea;
    Lithuania (; Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika) is a country in Northern Europe, the southernmost of the three Baltic states. ...
  • rhetoric
    using language effectively to please or persuade
  • pharisee
    a self-righteous or sanctimonious person;
    a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions
  • wheedle
    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  • phlox
    any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
  • agricola
    Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93);
    AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a database created and maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture. ...
  • resourceful
    having inner resources; adroit or imaginative
  • meteoric
    pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids
  • sesame
    East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
  • nest
    a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • retool
    revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving
  • tedious
    boring: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture
  • idle
    the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
  • advancement
    gradual improvement or growth or development
  • ocelot
    nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
  • ebullient
    joyously unrestrained
  • malawi
    a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
  • masterminding
    mastermind - originator: someone who creates new things;
    mastermind - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
  • magnitude
    the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
  • jaws
    JAWS (an acronym for Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader, a software program for visually impaired users, produced by the Blind and Low Vision Group at Freedom Scientific of St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. ...
  • handkerchief
    a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
  • mahatmas
  • mariachi
    a group of street musicians in Mexico
  • paradigm
    systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

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