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(n) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

(n) any barrier to communication or vision; "a curtain of secrecy"; "a curtain of trees"

(v) provide with drapery; "curtain the bedrooms"

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(r) in a systematic or consistent manner; "they systematically excluded women"

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(v) advise professionally; "The professor consults for industry"

(v) have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"

(v) seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"

(v) when planning or deciding something

(v) get or ask advice from; "Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"

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(n) a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

(n) glassware made of quartz

(n) a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

(n) a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces

(n) colorless glass made of almost pure silica

(n) a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

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(n) an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea

(v) explore natural caves

(v) hollow out as if making a cave or opening; "The river was caving the banks"

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(v) maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"

(v) have an argument about something

(v) to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"

(v) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

(v) come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

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(n) one paid to accompany or assist or live with another

(n) a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

(n) a traveler who accompanies you

(v) be a companion to somebody

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(n) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"

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(v) mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"

(v) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

(v) make unclear or incomprehensible; "The new tax return forms only confuse"

(v) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

(v) assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

(v) cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"

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(n) a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other

(n) a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary; it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation); "what is the correlation between those two variables?"

(n) a reciprocal relation between two or more things

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(n) the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"

(n) a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations); "the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"

(n) a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"

(n) the social process whereby societies achieve civilization

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(a) of or characteristic of a form or system felt to be of first significance before modern times

(s) of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"

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(n) the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"

(n) the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"

(n) a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"

(s) lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave"

(s) of a seeker; far from the object sought

(s) unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"

(s) feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"

(s) having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"

(a) used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn u

(a) extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"

(s) without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"

(s) sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"

(s) so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him"

(s) no longer new; uninteresting; "cold (or stale) news"

(s) marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"

(s) (color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish gray"

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(n) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

(n) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

(n) a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry

(n) a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

(n) marking consisting of crossing lines

(n) any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

(v) breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"

(v) trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"

(v) travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

(v) meet and pass; "the trains crossed"

(v) fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"

(v) meet at a point

(v) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

(v) to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

(s) perversely irritable

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(n) an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it

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(n) a small private room for study or prayer

(n) a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

(n) a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

(n) a toilet in England

(v) confine to a small space, as for intensive work

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(n) a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter

(n) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

(n) the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

(n) a line on a graph representing data

(n) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

(v) form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

(v) turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

(v) bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"

(v) form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"

(v) extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"

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(n) a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

(v) coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

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(n) the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

(n) a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

(n) a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

(n) an abrupt failure of function or health

(v) collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

(v) lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"

(v) suffer a nervous breakdown

(v) break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

(v) cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"

(v) fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"

(v) fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"

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(n) an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

(n) a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

(n) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

(v) put or add together; "combine resources"

(v) make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

(v) combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"

(v) create by mixing or combining

(v) calculate principal and interest

(a) of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes

(s) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism"

(s) consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; "soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit"

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