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(n) a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation

(n) a contract to hire or lease transportation

(v) engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

(v) grant a charter to

(v) hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

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(n) the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

(n) (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations

(n) an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change

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(n) a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

(v) form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

(v) of phrases or words

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(n) a deception for profit to yourself

(n) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"

(n) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

(n) weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat

(n) weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous

(v) defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

(v) deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"

(v) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"

(v) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"

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(r) in a correct manner; "he guessed right"

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(r) (sentence connectors) because of the reason given; "consequently, he didn't do it"; "continued to have severe headaches and accordingly returned to the doctor"

(r) as a consequence; "he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held"

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(s) obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"

(s) attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby"

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(n) a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

(n) attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

(n) a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

(n) a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

(n) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

(n) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

(n) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

(n) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"

(n) request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

(n) the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

(n) (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

(n) a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"

(n) the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; "the battery needed a fresh charge"

(n) the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

(n) financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"

(v) saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

(v) energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"

(v) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"

(v) set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

(v) attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

(v) instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

(v) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

(v) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

(v) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference"

(v) make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

(v) file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

(v) to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"

(v) direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

(v) fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"

(v) provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully"

(v) place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

(v) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

(v) lie down on command, of hunting dogs

(v) move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

(v) pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"

(v) demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

(v) enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"

(v) give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"

(v) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"

(v) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

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(n) a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand

(n) a public building for gambling and entertainment

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(n) a government administrator

(n) a member of a commission

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(n) a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive

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(n) a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"

(n) a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton

(n) a light insulated conductor for household use

(n) a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

(v) bind or tie with a cord

(v) stack in cords; "cord firewood"

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(n) a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"

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(n) the act of crushing

(n) temporary love of an adolescent

(n) a dense crowd of people

(n) leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

(v) break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"

(v) become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"

(v) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(v) make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"

(v) crush or bruise; "jam a toe"

(v) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

(v) humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"

(v) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"

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(n) a violent throw

(n) the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

(n) the act of throwing dice

(n) object formed by a mold

(n) bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

(n) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

(n) the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"

(n) the actors in a play

(n) the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

(v) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

(v) formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"

(v) choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"

(v) throw forcefully

(v) get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

(v) put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"

(v) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"

(v) select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"

(v) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They ro

(v) deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"

(v) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"

(s) (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold

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(n) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

(n) the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia); "for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"

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(s) having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"

(s) entailing great loss or sacrifice; "a dearly-won victory"

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(n) the ability to create

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(n) a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners

(n) an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it

(s) willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement

(a) done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; "a cooperative effort"

(s) involving the joint activity of two or more; "the attack was met by the combined strength of two divisions"; "concerted action"; "the conjunct influence of fire and strong dring"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a

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(n) a decrease of military personnel or equipment

(n) an accident that causes someone to die

(n) someone injured or killed in an accident

(n) someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement

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