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(Archaic) An involuntary trembling or quivering.
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  1. (Archaic) An involuntary trembling or quivering.
  2. Fearful uncertainty, anxiety, etc.; apprehension
  3. (Archaic) Tremulous or trembling movement; quaking; tremor
A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
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  1. A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
  2. Fear mixed with awe or reverence
  3. Profound fear; terror:
A feeling of misgiving:
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  1. A feeling of misgiving:
  2. Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
  3. Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread
The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
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  1. The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
  2. The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
  3. Understanding or knowledge that results from this
A firm hold or grip.
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  1. A firm hold or grip.
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. Understanding; comprehension:
The capacity for such insight or knowledge:
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  1. The capacity for such insight or knowledge:
  2. The act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension
  3. The understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving
The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or understand clearly.
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  1. The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or understand clearly.
  2. Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
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  1. One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
  2. That which is thus taken or seized; specif., a prize or booty in war
  3. A taking or being taken by force, surprise, or skill, as enemy troops, an opponent's piece in chess, etc.
An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
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  1. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
  2. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
  3. The act of confiscating a person’s property by legal process; a forcible taking of property into custody by a court. The act of confiscating a person’s property by legal process; a forcible taking of property into custody by a court.
A holding of a person in custody or confinement by authorities for political or military reasons.
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  1. A holding of a person in custody or confinement by authorities for political or military reasons.
  2. The state or a period of being detained, especially:
  3. A form of punishment by which a student is made to stay after regular school hours.
The prevailing view:
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  1. The prevailing view:
  2. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
  3. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
The last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
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  1. The last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
  2. The result or outcome of an act or process:
  3. (Law) The findings of a court as to the existence of an alleged fact or the application of a particular law
An opinion; expectation; judgment
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  1. An opinion; expectation; judgment
  2. The state of believing; conviction or acceptance that certain things are true or real
  3. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
(Archaic) Great fright or terror, or a cause of terror
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  1. (Archaic) Great fright or terror, or a cause of terror
  2. A cause of terror.
A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal:
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  1. A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal:
  2. The sounding mechanism of an alarm clock:
  3. The bell, buzzer, etc. of an alarm clock
A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
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  1. A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
  2. Fear mixed with awe or reverence
  3. Profound fear; terror:
A cause for fear; possibility; chance
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  1. A cause for fear; possibility; chance
  2. A state or condition marked by this feeling:
  3. A feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright; apprehension
The quality of being fearful
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(Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
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  1. (Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
  2. Sudden intense fear, as of something immediately threatening.
  3. Sudden fear or terror; alarm
A strong, usually unpleasant smell; reek.
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  1. A strong, usually unpleasant smell; reek.
  2. A form of rhythm and blues originating in the 1970s in which highly syncopated polyrhythms are combined with a prominent, jerky bass line, minimal harmonic structure, and declamatory vocalizing
  3. A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bassline.
A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
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  1. A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
  2. The strong feeling caused by something frightful or shocking; shuddering fear and disgust; terror and repugnance
  3. An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear.
A widespread fear of the collapse of the financial system, resulting in unreasoned attempts to turn property into cash, withdraw money, etc.
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  1. A widespread fear of the collapse of the financial system, resulting in unreasoned attempts to turn property into cash, withdraw money, etc.
  2. A sudden, overpowering feeling of fear, often affecting many people at once.
  3. A sudden widespread alarm concerning finances, often resulting in a rush to sell property to raise cash.
(Informal) An annoying person or thing, especially an ill-mannered or disruptive child.
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  1. (Informal) An annoying person or thing, especially an ill-mannered or disruptive child.
  2. One that instills intense fear:
  3. Intense, overpowering fear.
A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
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  1. A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
  2. (Archaic) Tremulous or trembling movement; quaking; tremor
  3. Fearful uncertainty, anxiety, etc.; apprehension
Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.
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  1. Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.
A stoppage; an interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom.
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  1. A stoppage; an interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom.
  2. The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.
  3. The intentional deprivation, whether actual or constructive, of a person’s freedom by legal authorities using forcible restraint, seizure, or otherwise taking the individual into custody, especially in response to a warrant or a suspicion based on probable cause that the person being arrested has committed a crime. The person making the arrest must have the present power to control the person being arrested. Furthermore, the intent to make an arrest must be communicated to the individual who is being detained and that person must understand that the seizure or detention is an intentional arrest. See also privilege and resisting arrest. The intentional deprivation, whether actual or constructive, of a person’s freedom by legal authorities using forcible restraint, seizure, or otherwise taking the individual into custody, especially in response to a warrant or a suspicion based on probable cause that the person being arrested has committed a crime. The person making the arrest must have the present power to control the person being arrested. Furthermore, the intent to make an arrest must be communicated to the individual who is being detained and that person must understand that the seizure or detention is an intentional arrest. See also privilege and resisting arrest.
The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
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  1. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
  2. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
  3. A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
A piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body
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  1. A piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body
  2. (Informal) A spree:
  3. An arrest
A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
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  1. A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
  2. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
  3. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
The act or process of picking up:
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  1. The act or process of picking up:
  2. (--- Slang) A stranger with whom casual acquaintance is made, usually in anticipation of sexual relations.
  3. A small, open truck with low sides, for hauling light loads
Difficulty or hardship:
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  1. Difficulty or hardship:
  2. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
  3. An emergency situation:
The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
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  1. The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
  2. The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
  3. Thorough understanding
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
Firm control; mastery
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  1. Firm control; mastery
  2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
  3. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  1. (Countable) A reconciliation of differences.
  2. A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
  3. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
Know-how
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  1. Know-how
  2. Practical understanding or shrewdness:
  3. Shrewdness or understanding
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