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(n) the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally; "he worked to the limits of his capability"

(n) an aptitude that may be developed

(n) the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused"

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(n) a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council"

(n) a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"

(n) (Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine

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(n) someone who communicates by means of letters

(n) a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media

(s) similar or correspondent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar; "brains and computers are often considered analogous"; "surimi is marketed as analogous to crabmeat"

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(n) the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"

(n) a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment

(n) a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"

(n) a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world"

(v) lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"

(v) give moral or emotional strength to

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(s) being the most comprehensive of its class; "an unabridged dictionary"

(a) including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"

(s) broad in scope; "a comprehensive survey of world affairs"

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(n) a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief

(v) change in nature, purpose, or function; especially undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"

(v) change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"

(v) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"

(v) exchange a penalty for a less severe one

(v) change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"

(v) change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism"

(v) cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"

(v) make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"

(v) score (a spare)

(v) complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"

(v) score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the endzone; "Smith converted and his team won"

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(v) set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"

(v) create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"

(v) form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise h

(v) to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"

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(v) describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

(v) be characteristic of; "What characterizes a Venetian painting?"

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(n) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"

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(s) not liable to error in judgment or action; "most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman; "demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani

(a) having or marked by confidence or assurance; "a confident speaker"; "a confident reply"; "his manner is more confident these days"; "confident of fulfillment"

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(a) large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"

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(n) the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"

(n) a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

(n) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

(n) skill in an occupation or trade

(n) people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"

(v) make by hand and with much skill; "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"

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(n) the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"

(n) a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"

(n) a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"

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

(n) (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative; "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"

(v) sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"

(v) stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"

(v) undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"

(v) hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"

(v) undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"

(v) break violently or noisily; smash;

(v) cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"

(v) fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"

(v) enter uninvited; informal; "let's crash the party!"

(v) move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed the gate"

(v) move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"

(v) occupy, usually uninvited; "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"

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(n) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

(n) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

(n) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

(n) a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

(n) a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe

(n) game equipment used in various card or board games

(n) the piece of leather that fits the heel

(n) (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

(n) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

(n) a person who counts things

(v) speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

(v) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

(s) indicating opposition or resistance

(r) in the opposite direction; "run counter"

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(n) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

(n) someone who fights for a cause

(n) someone who has won first place in a competition

(n) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

(v) protect or fight for as a champion

(s) holding first place in a contest; "a champion show dog"; "a prizewinning wine"

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(s) difficult to analyze or understand; "a complicated problem"; "complicated Middle East politics"

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(n) strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing extraneous material

(n) bringing together military forces

(n) great and constant diligence and attention

(n) the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume (expressed as moles/cubic meter)

(n) the spatial property of being crowded together

(n) complete attention; intense mental effort

(n) increase in density

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(n) a person who has conservative ideas or opinions

(s) conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality"

(a) resistant to change

(s) unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-gray world of business"- Newsweek

(s) avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"

(s) opposed to liberal reforms

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(n) a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea

(n) a visual display of information

(v) plan in detail; "Bush is charting a course to destroy Saddam Hussein"

(v) make a chart of; "chart the territory"

(v) represent by means of a graph; "chart the data"

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(n) produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

(a) relating to or used in chemistry; "chemical engineer"; "chemical balance"

(a) of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes; "chemical fertilizer"

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