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(n) movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

(n) a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"

(n) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

(n) a racetrack for automobile races

(n) (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeal

(n) an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to; "she's a familiar name on the club circuit"; "on the lecture circuit"; "the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district"; "the international tennis circuit"

(v) make a circuit; "They were circuiting about the state"

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(n) the European mainland; "Englishmen like to visit the Continent but they wouldn't like to live there"

(n) one of the large landmasses of the earth; "there are seven continents"; "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"

(s) abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests"

(a) having control over urination and defecation

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(n) someone who cooks food

(n) English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

(v) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

(v) transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"

(v) prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

(v) prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook"

(v) fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

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(v) work together on a common enterprise of project; "The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well"; "We joined forces with another research group"

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(n) availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

(n) the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"

(n) great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"

(n) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

(n) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

(n) a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

(n) a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"

(v) make someone do something

(v) be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"

(v) demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

(v) exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"

(v) look down on; "The villa dominates the town"

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(n) something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation; "a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"

(n) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(n) what a communication that is about something is about

(n) everything that is included in a collection; "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"

(n) the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

(n) the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

(n) the state of being contented with your situation in life; "he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; "they could read to their heart's content"

(v) satisfy in a limited way; "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"

(v) make content; "I am contented"

(a) satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; "a contented smile"

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(n) the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes

(n) a crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth

(n) a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)

(n) a person who collects things

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(a) of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals; "civil rights"; "civil liberty"; "civic duties"; "civic pride"

(a) of or relating or belonging to a city; "civic center"; "civic problems"

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(n) a grounder that bounces high in the air

(n) a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball

(n) a small cut of meat including part of a rib

(v) hit sharply

(v) cut with a hacking tool

(v) cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat"

(v) strike sharply, as in some sports

(v) move suddenly

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(s) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"

(s) marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasi

(s) not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace"

(s) suited for everyday use; "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes"

(s) natural and unstudied; "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style"

(s) characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"

(s) occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"

(s) without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"

(s) employed in a specified capacity from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"

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(v) admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money"

(v) confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith

(v) confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

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(n) the protruding part of the lower jaw

(n) Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India

(v) in gymnastics: raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

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(n) stick of wax with a wick in the middle

(n) the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin

(v) examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

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(n) a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

(v) of cheques or tickets

(v) remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"

(v) declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"

(v) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"

(v) make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

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(n) an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)

(n) a salesperson in a store

(v) work as a clerk, as in the legal business

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(a) knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"

(s) intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak more slowly"; "a conscious policy"

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(n) a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"

(n) a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"

(n) a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick

(v) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

(v) swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"

(v) show submission or fear

(v) be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"

(v) feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was terrified"

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(n) an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain

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(n) a duplicate copy

(n) a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

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(v) cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"

(v) form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"

(v) engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"

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