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Of or characteristic of a scholar; learned
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  1. Of or characteristic of a scholar; learned
  2. Having or showing a strong interest in scholarship or learning.
  3. Having or showing much knowledge, accuracy, and critical ability
Capable of being relied on; dependable:
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  1. Capable of being relied on; dependable:
  2. (Signal processing, of a communication protocol) Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't
  3. Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy
Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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  1. Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
That is in fact as represented; genuine; real
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  1. That is in fact as represented; genuine; real
  2. True to its type; conforming to an original in style, methods, etc.
  3. (Law) Executed in a manner so as to produce legal effectiveness:
Trustworthy.
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  1. Trustworthy.
  2. That can be depended on; trustworthy; reliable
  3. Able, or easily able to be depended on.
Serving to define; limiting or distinguishing precisely
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  1. Serving to define; limiting or distinguishing precisely
  2. Serving to define or identify as distinct from others:
  3. Designating or of a postage stamp for regular use, issued for an unlimited period
Marked by or showing common sense and good judgment; levelheaded:
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  1. Marked by or showing common sense and good judgment; levelheaded:
  2. Secure or stable:
  3. Based on valid reasoning; having no logical flaws:
Holding office or serving in a public capacity:
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  1. Holding office or serving in a public capacity:
  2. Of or relating to an office or a post of authority:
  3. Characteristic of or befitting a person of authority; formal:
Of upper-level administrative or managerial personnel or functions
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  1. Of upper-level administrative or managerial personnel or functions
  2. Empowered and required to administer (laws, government affairs, etc.); administrative
  3. Having, characterized by, or relating to administrative or managerial authority:
Of, relating to, or suggestive of an empire or a sovereign, especially an emperor or empress:
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  1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of an empire or a sovereign, especially an emperor or empress:
  2. Ruling over extensive territories or over colonies or dependencies:
  3. Having supreme authority; sovereign.
  1. Of or relating to administering or administration.
  2. Of or connected with administration; executive
Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
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  1. Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
  2. Greatest in power, authority, or rank; paramount or dominant.
  3. Ultimate; final:
Being a species that has the greatest effect within its ecological community, especially by determining the presence, abundance, or type of other species. As a plant community progresses through stages of succession, different species may become dominant for a period until the climax community is reached, at which point the dominant species remains stable until a major disruption occurs. Among animals, the dominant species in a community is generally the top predator or the most abundant or widespread species.
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  1. Being a species that has the greatest effect within its ecological community, especially by determining the presence, abundance, or type of other species. As a plant community progresses through stages of succession, different species may become dominant for a period until the climax community is reached, at which point the dominant species remains stable until a major disruption occurs. Among animals, the dominant species in a community is generally the top predator or the most abundant or widespread species.
  2. Being an animal that occupies the highest position in a social hierarchy and has the greatest access to resources such as food and a mate or mates. Social dominance is gained and maintained through factors such as size and aggressiveness.
  3. Exercising authority or influence; dominating; ruling; prevailing
Recognized by or established by law; just or valid
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  1. Recognized by or established by law; just or valid
Acceptable or allowable under official rules:
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  1. Acceptable or allowable under official rules:
  2. In terms of or created by the law:
  3. Established legally other than by statute, as by a judicial opinion:
Authoritatively commanded or required; obligatory
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  1. Authoritatively commanded or required; obligatory
  2. Holding a League of Nations mandate over a territory.
  3. Required or commanded by authority; obligatory:
Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
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  1. Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
  2. Capable of being impressed.
  3. Making a strong positive impression; inspiring admiration or awe:
Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.
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  1. Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.
  2. Making a strong impression because of great size, strength, dignity, etc.; impressive
  3. Impressive, as in size, power, or accomplishment:
Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional:
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  1. Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional:
  2. Strictly conforming to certain rites and traditions of Judaism as formulated by the Torah and Talmud
  3. Conforming to the usual beliefs or established doctrines, as in religion or politics; approved or conventional [orthodox ideas]
Predominant:
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  1. Predominant:
  2. Exercising control or authority:
  3. That rules; predominant; chief; reigning; controlling.
Above or superior to all others; chief; greatest; supreme
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  1. Above or superior to all others; chief; greatest; supreme
  2. Paramount; supreme:
  3. Supreme in power, rank, or authority
Burdensome; oppressive
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  1. Burdensome; oppressive
  2. Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
  3. Of great significance or moment; serious
Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial
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  1. Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial
  2. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
  3. Marked by promptness and decision.
Stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner.
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  1. Stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner.
  2. (Religion) Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter
  3. Of, relating to, or required by canon law.
Having merit, as in, “given the facts presented in this case, it is valid to conclude that she did what she was charged with having done.”
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  1. Having merit, as in, “given the facts presented in this case, it is valid to conclude that she did what she was charged with having done.”
  2. Having legal force; effective or binding:
  3. Having legal force; properly executed and binding under the law
Normal, familiar, or usual:
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  1. Normal, familiar, or usual:
  2. (Linguis.) Of or in accord with the level of usage of most educated speakers of a language and established as the prestigious form of that language
  3. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
  1. Explicitly allowed.
  2. Given authority
  3. Established or justified by authority
Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
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  1. Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
  2. Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner:
  3. Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism:
(Archaic) Motivated by the desire to help others.
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  1. (Archaic) Motivated by the desire to help others.
  2. Offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services; meddlesome, esp. in a highhanded or overbearing way
  3. Marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others:
  1. Overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
  2. Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
  3. Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
That settles a question; final; decisive
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  1. That settles a question; final; decisive
  2. Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
Holding office or serving in a public capacity:
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  1. Holding office or serving in a public capacity:
  2. Of or relating to an office or a post of authority:
  3. Authorized by a proper authority; authoritative:
Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
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  1. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
  2. (Linguistics) Conforming to models or norms of usage admired by educated speakers and writers:
  3. Normal, familiar, or usual:
Being so in fact; not fraudulent or counterfeit:
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  1. Being so in fact; not fraudulent or counterfeit:
  2. That is in fact as represented; genuine; real
  3. True to its type; conforming to an original in style, methods, etc.
Showing clearly the excellence or superiority of a competitor:
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  1. Showing clearly the excellence or superiority of a competitor:
  2. Causing one to feel sure or to believe or agree; persuading as by evidence; cogent
  3. Serving to convince; persuasive or believable:
Considered capable of achieving a goal:
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  1. Considered capable of achieving a goal:
  2. Capable of being believed; believable or plausible:
  3. That can be believed; believable; reliable
Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
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  1. Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
  2. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, cause, or idea; loyal.
  3. Consistent with truth or actuality:
Properly called:
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  1. Properly called:
  2. Exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern:
  3. Reliable; accurate:
Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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  1. Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
  1. Acceptable, proper or correct.
  2. Having merit, as in, “given the facts presented in this case, it is valid to conclude that she did what she was charged with having done.”
  3. (Logic) A formula or system that evaluates to true regardless of the input values.
Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
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  1. Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
  2. That settles a question; final; decisive
Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial
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  1. Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial
  2. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
  3. Marked by promptness and decision.
  1. Definite, authoritative and complete
  2. Conclusive or decisive
  3. Supplying or being a final settlement or decision; conclusive:
Determining (deciding) something.
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  1. Determining (deciding) something.
  2. Determining or serving to determine
  3. Able or serving to determine:
Forming or occurring at the end; last:
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  1. Forming or occurring at the end; last:
  2. Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate:
  3. Not to be changed or reconsidered; unalterable:
Having authority; controlling or dominating
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  1. Having authority; controlling or dominating
  2. Controlling or dominating by position
  3. Impressively dominant.
Being an animal that occupies the highest position in a social hierarchy and has the greatest access to resources such as food and a mate or mates. Social dominance is gained and maintained through factors such as size and aggressiveness.
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  1. Being an animal that occupies the highest position in a social hierarchy and has the greatest access to resources such as food and a mate or mates. Social dominance is gained and maintained through factors such as size and aggressiveness.
  2. Tending to be stronger than its counterpart or used for the most important tasks or in the most pressing situations:
  3. Most abundant or conspicuous; predominant:
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  1. Appropriate for, or suitable to, a lord.
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lord.
  3. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
Having or showing the ability of a master; expert; skillful; masterly
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  1. Having or showing the ability of a master; expert; skillful; masterly
  2. Acting or capable of acting as a master or leader, especially in being domineering or imperious:
  3. Having or showing the qualities of a master vis-a-vis a dependent or subordinate; authoritative; domineering.
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