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(n) an officer in the airforce

(n) someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others

(n) a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain

(n) an officer in command of a military unit

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(n) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(n) a human being; `wight' is an archaic term

(n) a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

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(n) a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"

(n) a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver

(n) a railcar where passengers ride

(n) a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting)

(n) (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team

(v) teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew"

(v) drive a coach

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(n) the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

(n) the status of being a champion; "he held the title for two years"

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(n) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

(n) (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based

(n) an expression of grievance or resentment

(n) (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

(n) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

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(a) of or relating to congress; "congressional hearing"

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(s) showing a fighting disposition without self-seeking; "highly competitive sales representative"; "militant in fighting for better wages for workers"; "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"

(s) subscribing to capitalistic competition

(a) involving competition or competitiveness; "competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position"

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(n) close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"

(n) the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"

(n) (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"

(n) a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication

(n) a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

(n) a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"

(n) the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

(n) a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"

(n) the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"

(v) be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

(v) be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"

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(n) growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal

(n) an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors

(n) a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"

(v) cover or provide with a coat

(v) form a coat over; "Dirt had coated her face"

(v) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"

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(n) the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts

(n) an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

(n) the state of being combined into one body

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(s) marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a logical argument"; "the orderly presentation"

(a) (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable; "testimony consistent with the known facts"; "I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"

(s) the same throughout in structure or composition; "bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product"

(a) capable of being reproduced; "astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained"

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(n) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

(n) a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"

(n) a periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"

(n) a series of poems or songs on the same theme; "schubert's song cycles"

(n) the unit of frequency; one Hertz has a periodic interval of one second

(n) an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons"

(v) recur in repeating sequences

(v) ride a bicycle

(v) ride a motorcycle

(v) pass through a cycle; "This machine automatically cycles"

(v) cause to go through a recurring sequence; "cycle thge laundry in this washing program"

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(v) be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"

(v) originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

(v) be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"

(v) have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"

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(n) examining resemblances or differences

(n) qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"

(n) relation based on similarities and differences

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(n) the act of chipping something

(n) a low running approach shot

(n) electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit

(n) a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling

(n) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

(n) a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

(n) a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

(n) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

(n) a piece of dried bovine dung

(v) cut a nick into

(v) break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"

(v) break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped"

(v) form by chipping; "They chipped their names in the stone"

(v) play a chip shot

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(n) (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence

(n) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"

(n) the human act of creating

(n) an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

(n) the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

(n) everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"

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(n) finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

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(n) the state of a child between infancy and adolescence

(n) the time of person's life when they are a child

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(n) a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk

(n) erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States

(v) wind onto a cheese; "cheese the yarn"

(v) used in the imperative (get away, or stop it); "Cheese it!"

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(n) the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time; "the dank climate of southern Wales"; "plants from a cold clime travel best in winter"

(n) the prevailing psychological state; "the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election"

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