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noun) strange and unconventional behavior : a ratio describing the shape of a conic section : a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path [ant: concentricity]
adj) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect : able to accomplish a purpose [syn: efficient] : works well as a means or remedy
noun) an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others [syn: egotism, self-importance] : your consciousness of your own identity [syn: self] : (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
noun) an abstract part of something [syn: component, constituent, factor, ingredient] : any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter : the situation in which you are happiest and most effective "in your element"
verb) terminate, end, or take out : do away with : remove from a contest or race : dismiss from consideration or a contest
noun) special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc : visible symbol representing an abstract idea
noun) special importance or significance : intensity or forcefulness of expression : special and significant stress by means of position or repetition
adj) spoken with emphasis : sudden and strong : forceful and definite in expression or action
verb) devote (oneself) fully to [syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, absorb, soak up] : consume all of one's attention or time
noun) a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events : a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series : a part of a broadcast serial
verb) remove from customary environment or associations : arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
verb) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth [syn: overstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify] : do something to an excessive degree
verb) be greater in scope or size than some standard [syn: transcend, surpass] : be superior or better than some standard
verb) wear out completely : use up : deplete (noun) gases ejected from an engine as waste products; exhaust fumes; system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged [syn: exhaust system]
noun) extreme fatigue : serious weakening and loss of energy : the act of exhausting something entirely
noun) an opening that permits escape or release : euphemistic expressions for death (verb) move out of or depart from : lose the lead
verb) extend in one or more directions : become larger in size or volume or quantity : grow vigorously : exaggerate or make bigger
noun) amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures) : a detriment or sacrifice : money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer (verb) reduce the estimated value of something
verb) cause to burst with a violent release of energy : burst outward, usually with noise : show a violent emotional reaction : cause to burst as a result of air pressure
noun) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction [syn: detonation, blowup] : the act of exploding or bursting : a sudden outburst
adj) large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity : broad in scope or content [syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, panoptic, wide] : of agriculture
adj) happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface : coming from the outside (noun) outward features
noun) the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth : excessive spending
noun) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind : the body of teachers and administrators at a school
noun) a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause) [syn: fiend] : (adj) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea [syn: fanatical, overzealous, rabid]
adj) bringing death : having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences : controlled or decreed by fate
adv) after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay [syn: eventually] : as the end result of a succession or process
noun) a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning : someone who deliberately foments trouble
adj) stunned or confused and slow to react : indistinct or hazy in outline : filled or abounding with fog or mist
noun) the founder of a family : person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
noun) the part of a scene that is near the viewer (verb) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
adv) from a particular thing or place or position : forward in time or order or degree : out into view
adj) easily broken or damaged or destroyed : vulnerably delicate : lacking substance or significance
noun) the property of being pure and fresh : originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel : an alert and refreshed state
noun) quick look : a brief or incomplete view : a vague indication (verb) catch a glimpse of or see briefly
noun) death of a person : a place for the burial of a corpse : a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation [syn: grave accent] (Adj) dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises : causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
noun) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation : a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action : an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
verb) expect, believe, or suppose : put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation (noun) : a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence : an estimate based on little or no information
noun) illusory perception : a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea : an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode
noun) a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something : a certain degree of unwillingness
verb) be a hindrance or obstacle to : hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of : put at a disadvantage (adj) located at or near the back of an animal
noun) the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature : the quality of being of uniform throughout in composition or structure
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