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(n) the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried

(n) small room on a ship or boat where people sleep

(n) a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area

(v) confine to a small space, such as a cabin

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(n) the act of consuming something

(n) the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

(n) (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"

(n) involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

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(n) fabric woven from cotton fibers

(n) thread made of cotton fibers

(n) erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers

(n) silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state

(v) take a liking to; "cotton to something"

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(n) an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues

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(a) eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the nei

(s) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "wh

(s) having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more; "a trap door that made me curious"

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(n) a member of a Catholic church

(s) free from provincial prejudices or attachments; "catholic in one's tastes"

(a) of or relating to or supporting Catholicism; "the Catholic Church"

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(a) marked by or capable of arousing controversy; "the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial"; "Rushdie's controversial book"; "a controversial decision on affirmative action"

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(n) (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"

(n) an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

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(n) a struggle between rivals

(n) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

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

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(v) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(v) judge to be probable

(v) have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

(v) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

(v) predict in advance

(v) keep an account of

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(n) the act of cracking something

(n) a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

(n) a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted

(n) a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"

(n) a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"

(n) witty remark

(n) a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"

(n) a long narrow opening

(n) a long narrow depression in a surface

(n) a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"

(v) break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"

(v) reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

(v) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"

(v) cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

(v) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"

(v) break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"

(v) pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"

(v) tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"

(v) hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"

(v) suffer a nervous breakdown

(v) make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"

(v) make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"

(s) of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"

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(v) engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

(v) serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

(v) use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

(v) spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

(v) eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

(v) destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"

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(n) (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game

(n) a person who closes something; "whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up"

(r) (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"

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(n) a copy made with carbon paper

(n) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

(n) a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper

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(n) the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

(n) musical creation

(n) something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; "he envied the composition of their faculty"

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

(n) the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole; "harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"

(n) an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"

(n) art and technique of printing with movable type

(n) a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"

(n) a mixture of ingredients

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(n) any joyous diversion

(n) the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; "the celebration of marriage"

(n) a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

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(n) accepted or habitual practice

(n) habitual patronage; "I have given this tailor my custom for many years"

(n) a specific practice of long standing

(n) money collected under a tariff

(a) made according to the specifications of an individual

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(n) a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"

(n) a series of related events forming an episode; "a chapter of disasters"

(n) a local branch of some fraternity or association; "he joined the Atlanta chapter"

(n) an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church

(n) any distinct period in history or in a person's life; "the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history"; "the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship"

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(n) a lawyer who pleads cases in court

(n) some who gives advice about problems

(n) someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp

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(n) a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"

(n) the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

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