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(n) articles of commerce

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(n) the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

(n) acting according to certain accepted standards

(n) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

(n) happy friendly agreement

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(n) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

(n) a figurative restraint; "asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market"; "kept a tight leash on his emotions"; "he's always gotten a long leash"

(n) necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

(n) a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

(n) a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it

(v) take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

(v) furnish with a collar; "collar the dog"

(v) seize by the neck or collar

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(n) something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

(n) a state in which you want to learn more about something

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(n) a brilliant and notable success

(n) a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

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(v) arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

(v) assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

(v) declare unavailable, as for security reasons; "Classify these documents"

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(r) (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance; "that was the time he came nearest to death"

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(n) a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"

(v) group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

(v) put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the applicants"

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(n) (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end

(v) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony end

(v) put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"

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(n) the act of forming something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"

(n) United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy

(n) the way in which someone or something is composed

(n) law determining the fundamental political principles of a government

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(a) having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"

(a) having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"

(a) striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"

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(n) a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison

(n) the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

(n) a hostile disagreement face-to-face

(n) discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

(n) a bold challenge

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(v) make someone do something

(v) force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"

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(n) a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things; "he found it in the Sears catalog"

(n) a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically; "it does not pretend to be a catalogue of his achievements"

(v) make a catalog of

(v) make a catalogue, compile a catalogue of something

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(n) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"

(n) a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"

(n) a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

(n) bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"

(n) the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"

(n) the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"

(n) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

(n) the actual state of things; "that was not the case"

(n) nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

(n) a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly"

(n) a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"

(n) an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

(n) a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"

(n) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"

(n) a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"

(n) the quantity contained in a case

(n) a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"

(n) a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters"

(v) enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"

(v) look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed"

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(n) (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president's hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of

(n) holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"

(n) a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"

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(n) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

(n) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

(n) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

(n) a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

(n) a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe

(n) game equipment used in various card or board games

(n) the piece of leather that fits the heel

(n) (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

(n) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

(n) a person who counts things

(v) speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

(v) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

(s) indicating opposition or resistance

(r) in the opposite direction; "run counter"

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(n) a journalist who writes editorials

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(v) form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise h

(v) include or contain; have as a component; "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's"

(v) be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"

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(n) permission to do something; "he indicated his consent"

(v) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

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