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(n) a guiding principle; "the dictates of reason"

(n) an authoritative rule

(v) say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary"

(v) issue commands or orders for

(v) rule as a dictator

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(v) die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"

(v) get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

(v) kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens"

(v) cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

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(n) an official engaged in international negotiations

(n) a person who deals tactfully with others

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(n) a short or shortened tail of certain animals

(n) the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair

(n) landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out; "the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"

(n) an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial

(n) a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded

(n) a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

(n) any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine

(v) haul into a dock; "dock the ships"

(v) remove or shorten the tail of an animal

(v) come into dock; "the ship docked"

(v) deduct from someone's wages

(v) deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

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(n) a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"

(n) one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

(n) (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

(n) a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man); "he chased the young hellions out of his yard"

(n) a cruel wicked and inhuman person

(v) coat or stuff with a spicy paste; "devilled eggs"

(v) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

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(n) something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"

(n) a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all"

(v) take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"

(v) give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"

(v) hold spellbound

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(s) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials mak

(s) closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"

(s) having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"

(s) hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"

(s) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

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(v) move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"

(v) go away or leave

(v) leave; "The family took off for Florida"

(v) wander from a direct or straight course

(v) remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

(v) be at variance with; be out of line with

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(s) wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"

(s) physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing"

(s) making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert

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(s) causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worr

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(n) a person who cares for persons or property

(n) a fighter who holds out against attack

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(n) a flat circular plate

(n) (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored

(n) sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves

(n) something with a round shape like a flat circular plate

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(n) a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"

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(n) (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms

(n) systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"

(n) similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored

(n) a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

(v) train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

(v) undergo military training or do military exercises

(v) learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

(v) teach by repetition

(v) make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"

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(n) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

(n) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"

(n) the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

(n) the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"

(n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts

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(s) of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!"

(s) serving to distinguish or identify a species or group; "the distinguishing mark of the species is its plumage"; "distinctive tribal tattoos"; "we were asked to describe any identifying marks or distinguishing features"

(s) possible to classify

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(n) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

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(n) the commercial center of a town or city

(a) of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center; "downtown Manhattan"; "delinquents roaming the downtown streets"

(r) toward or in the lower or central part of town

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(n) the act of putting something somewhere

(n) a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

(n) a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met

(n) matter deposited by some natural process

(n) the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

(n) money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use; "his deposit was refunded when he returned the car"

(n) a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later

(n) money deposited in a bank

(n) the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

(v) fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"

(v) put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"

(v) put into a bank account; "She deposites her paycheck every month"

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(s) unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

(s) lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals"

(s) unable to speak temporarily; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock"

(s) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials mak

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