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1. (of a disease) very virulent or infectious.
1. a system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity.
adjective & adverb
1. up in or into the air-overhead
1. having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
2. (of a disease) not harmful in effect: in particular, (of a tumor) not malignant.
1. evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer)-typically in a skillful or cunning way
1. having limits or bounds.
2. (of a verb form) having a specific tense, number, and person.
1. extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree.
1. drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.
1. an animal that migrates.
1. tending to migrate or having migrated.
1. having knowledge or being aware of
1. show or feel elation or jubilation, especially as the result of a success
1. (of a person, event, or behavior) noisy, energetic, and cheerful-rowdy
2. (of wind, weather, or water) wild or stormy
1. (in ancient Rome) a commoner
1. of or belonging to the commoners of ancient Rome
1. an aristocrat or nobleman
1. belonging to or characteristic of the aristocracy
1. a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
2. a group with a certain equality between its members
1. a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning-typically a moral or political one
2. a symbol
1. an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration
1. the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake
2. the central point of something, typically a difficult or unpleasant situation
1. of or relating to the structure of the earth's crust and the large-scale processes that take place within it
2. of or relating to building or construction
(1) match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation
(3) (computing) reproduce the function or action of (a different computer, software system, etc.)
(1) without being affected by, in spite of
(2) outrage, injury
(3) contempt, disdain
(1) government by oligarchy
(2) a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution
(3) a country governed by an oligarchy
(1) a citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hill
(2) the ancient citadel at Athens, containing the Parthenon and other notable buildings, mostly dating from the 5th century BC
(1) a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
(2) a state governed by a democracy
(3) control of an organization or group by the majority of its members
(1) search unsystematically and untidily through a mass or receptacle
(2) an unsystematic and untidy search through a mass or receptacle
(1) confusion or disorder
(2) a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people
(1) (in ancient Greece) a public open space used for assemblies and markets
(1) a long, narrow ditch
(2) dig a trench or trenches in (the ground)
(3) border closely on, encroach upon
(1) a rising of seawater, magma, or other liquid
(2) (especially of emotion) building up or gathering strength
1. be a typical example of
2. give an example of, illustrate by giving an example
3. make an attested copy of (a document) under an official seal
1. of, relating to, or inserted as a parenthesis
1. insert (something) between fixed points
2. insert (words) in a book or other text, especially in order to give a false impression as to its date
3. alter (a book or text) by insertion of new material
1. alternate or waver between different opinions or actions, be indecisive
1. a brief summary or general survey of something
2. an outline of the plot of a book, play, movie, or episode of a television show
1. a system of winds rotating inward to an area of low atmospheric pressure, with a counterclockwise (northern hemisphere) or clockwise (southern hemisphere) circulation, a depression
1. a tropical storm in the region of the Indian or western Pacific oceans
1. a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question
2. the object of a person's perception, what the senses or the mind notice
1. deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
2. of, denoting, or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected such doctrines as they wished from various schools
1. a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
1. a part, share, or number considered in comparative relation to a whole
1. adjust or regulate (something) so that it has a particular or suitable relationship to something else
(1) relating to or denoting a violent natural event
(2) (informal) used to emphasize the extent of something bad or unwelcome
(1) able to be believed
(3) capable of persuading people that something will happen or be successful
(1) a document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or some other body to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice
(2) an official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer
(3) justify or necessitate (a certain course of action)
(1) government or the holding of power by people selected on the basis of their ability
(2) a society governed by meritocracy
(3) a ruling or influential class of educated or skilled people
(1) the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing
(2) a deep understanding of a person or thing
(3) (psychiatry) new understanding by a mentally ill person of the causes of their disorder
(1) an expert in or student of meteorology, a weather forecaster
(1) a refutation or contradiction
(2) another term for rebutter
(1) closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand
(1) a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the waves or tide
(2) (of a crowd or a natural force) move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward
(1) a mass of whirling fluid or air, especially a whirlpool or whirlwind
(2) something regarded as a whirling mass
1. the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition, a topic.
2. the stem of a noun or verb, the part to which inflections are added, especially one composed of the root and an added vowel.
1. give a particular setting or ambience to (a venue or activity).
anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment.
1. the great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong.
2. a grave crime or sin.
1. make or become less
2. make (someone or something) seem less impressive or valuable.
1. (of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation.
2. (of a place or building) bleak and lifeless.
1. a barren tract or tracts of land.
lack of bravery.
1. an official order or commission to do something.
2. the authority to carry out a policy or course of action, regarded as given by the electorate to a candidate or party that is victorious in an election.
1. give (someone) authority to act in a certain way.
a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.
(with reference to a dead body or other organic matter) make or become rotten, decay or cause to decay.
the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a byproduct.
(v.) state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof (n.) an assertion of the truth of something, typically one that is disputed or in doubt a demand or request for something considered one's due
(n.) (ecology) a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.g., forest or tundra
(n.) a claim made to rebut a previous claim (v.) make a counterclaim for something
(adj.) done consciously and intentionally (v.) engage in long and careful consideration
(n.) (ecology) a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment (ecology) (in general use) a complex network or interconnected system
(n.) a shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display a statue or other ornament (v.) place or position (something) in a niche
(v.) prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false, disprove, prove that (someone) is wrong, deny or contradict (a statement or accusation)
(n.) a person's natural height, importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement
(adj.) coming after something in time, following (Geology) (of a stream or valley) having a direction or character determined by the resistance to erosion of the underlying rock, and typically following the strike of the strata
(adj.) at right angles to a horizontal plane, in a direction, or having an alignment, such that the top is directly above the bottom, denoting a point at the zenith or the highest point of something (n.) a vertical line or plane, an upright structure
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