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(n) the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

(n) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

(n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors

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(n) depression of a button on a computer mouse; "a click on the right button for example"

(n) a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

(n) a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)

(n) a short light metallic sound

(v) become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"

(v) make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens

(v) produce a click; "Xhosa speakers click"

(v) cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers"

(v) move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward"

(v) make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"

(v) click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth"

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(n) the quality of being intricate and compounded; "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"

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(v) make known; pass on, of information

(v) serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger"

(v) go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"

(v) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"

(v) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

(v) transmit a title or property

(v) transfer to another; "communicate a disease"

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(r) under normal conditions; "usually she was late"

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(n) a middle way between two extremes

(n) an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"

(v) settle by concession

(v) make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"

(v) expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute; "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

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(n) a bodily organ that contracts

(n) someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things

(n) (law) a party to a contract

(n) the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps

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(n) inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony); "he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"

(n) destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"

(n) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels; its opium parlors; its depravity"

(n) lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain

(n) decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

(n) in a state of progressive putrefaction

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(n) general acceptance or use; "the currency of ideas"

(n) the property of belonging to the present time; "the currency of a slang term"

(n) the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

(n) a current state of general acceptance and use

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(n) heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

(n) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"

(n) an oil painting on canvas

(n) a tent made of canvas

(n) a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

(n) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; "the crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

(v) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"

(v) cover with canvas; "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

(v) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

(v) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

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(n) (physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions

(n) (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe

(n) the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos

(n) a state of extreme confusion and disorder

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(a) having a strong belief or conviction; "a convinced and fanatical pacifist"

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(n) manner of acting or conducting yourself

(n) (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

(v) lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

(v) lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

(v) take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

(v) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

(v) direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"

(v) behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

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(n) a nonmilitary citizen

(a) associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military; "civilian clothing"; "civilian life"

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(n) a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

(n) a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence

(v) find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

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(s) shut down; "the airport is closed because of the weather"; "the many closed shops and factories made the town look deserted"

(s) (of the wings of birds and insects) closed together

(a) not open; "the door slammed shut"

(a) not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"

(a) used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"

(s) blocked against entry; "a closed porch"

(a) of a curve or surface; having no end points or boundary curves; of a set; having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set; of an interval; containing both its endpoints

(s) not having an open mind; "a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas"

(s) not open to the general public; "a closed meeting"

(s) with shutters closed

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(n) a group of animals of the same type living together

(n) (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell

(n) a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

(n) a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

(n) one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States

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(a) being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"

(s) having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"

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(s) remaining in force or being carried on without letup; "the act provided a continuing annual appropriation"; "the continuing struggle to put food on the table"

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(n) domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"

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