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The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
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  1. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
  2. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
  3. An organized group withdrawal from regular activities for a given purpose, as by colleagues meeting away from the office and engaging in exercises for promoting teamwork, creativity, etc.
An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
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  1. An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
  2. A way of doing this; subterfuge
  3. A means of evading; a subterfuge.
The condition of being delayed; detainment.
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  1. The condition of being delayed; detainment.
  2. The period of time during which one is delayed.
  3. The act of delaying; postponement:
The act or an instance of eluding or escaping; evasion.
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  1. The act or an instance of eluding or escaping; evasion.
  2. An eluding; escape or avoidance by quickness or cunning; evasion
A means of escaping.
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  1. A means of escaping.
  2. (Biology) A cultivated plant or a domesticated or confined animal that has become established in the wild.
  3. (Computers) A key used especially to interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program.
The act or habit of deliberate self-denial.
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  1. The act or habit of deliberate self-denial.
  2. A federal court’s act of declining to exercise its jurisdiction while awaiting or deferring to a decision by a state court. In doing so, the federal court retains jurisdiction of the legal issues at hand and may decide those issues if the plaintiff is not satisfied with the state court’s decision. See also comity and relinquishment. Several rationales for a federal court’s abstention are named for the United States Supreme Court decision in which the rationale was first applied. These include:
  3. The act of voluntarily refraining from taking some action, such as casting a vote or participating in a decision or deliberation.
A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
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  1. A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
  2. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  3. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
The act of one who refrains from doing something.
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  1. The act of one who refrains from doing something.
Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
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  1. Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
  2. A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
  3. (Law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
Noncooperation or noncompliance with the laws or directives of an authority, particularly of a government or occupying power, as a form of protest against injustice.
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  1. Noncooperation or noncompliance with the laws or directives of an authority, particularly of a government or occupying power, as a form of protest against injustice.
  1. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
  2. One of the seven heavenly virtues.
  3. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
A flight arrow
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  1. A flight arrow
  2. The act or process of flying through the air by means of wings.
  3. An exuberant or transcendent effort or display:
The act or state of recoiling; reaction.
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  1. The act or state of recoiling; reaction.
  2. The backward action of a firearm upon firing.
Abstinence from social activities.
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The act by which something is shunned; avoidance.
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  1. The act by which something is shunned; avoidance.
The act of one who shirks.
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  1. The act of one who shirks.
A kind of defense mechanism by which a person avoids unpleasant thoughts, responsibilities, etc., as through daydreaming
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  1. A kind of defense mechanism by which a person avoids unpleasant thoughts, responsibilities, etc., as through daydreaming
(Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
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  1. (Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
  2. A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing:
  3. A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
An intentional slight; a snub.
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  1. An intentional slight; a snub.
  2. (Informal) A passing by; esp., an intentional disregard or slight
  3. A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting away.
A bushy tail:
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  1. A bushy tail:
  2. An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
  3. A device having bristles, hairs, or wires fastened into a hard back, with or without a handle attached: brushes are used for cleaning, polishing, painting, smoothing the hair, etc.
A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
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  1. A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
  2. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
  3. The act of dodging:
Clothing made of duck, especially white trousers.
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  1. Clothing made of duck, especially white trousers.
  2. A quick lowering of the head or body.
  3. (Slang) A person, especially one thought of as peculiar.
A way, path, etc. between two points that avoids or is auxiliary to the main way; specif., an alternative highway route, as for skirting an urban area
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  1. A way, path, etc. between two points that avoids or is auxiliary to the main way; specif., an alternative highway route, as for skirting an urban area
  2. A pipe or channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture.
  3. A surgical procedure to create such a channel:
(Computers) A key used especially to interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program.
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  1. (Computers) A key used especially to interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program.
  2. A means of escaping.
  3. A means or way of escape
An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
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  1. An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
  2. A way of doing this; subterfuge
  3. A means of evading; a subterfuge.
The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction. [First attested from the mid 16th century.]
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  1. The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction. [First attested from the mid 16th century.]
Abolishment of slavery.
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  1. Abolishment of slavery.
  2. An abolishing or being abolished
  3. The legal abolition and prohibition of slavery.
The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
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  1. The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
  2. (Physics) The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted to a combination of energy or energetic particles approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.
  3. The act or process of annihilating.
An annulling or being annulled
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  1. An annulling or being annulled
  2. An act of annulling.
  3. The invalidation of a marriage, as for nonconsummation, effected by means of a declaration stating that the marriage was never valid.
The act of canceling
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  1. The act of canceling
  2. The act, or the marks or perforations made in the act, of canceling something.
  3. The act, process, or result of cancelling; as, the cancellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.
  1. (Now rare) Destruction, defeat, overthrow.
  2. The annulment of a contract or deed
  3. (US, law) The rendering void of a contract or deed; an annulment.
The act of invalidating, or the state of being invalidated.
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  1. The act of invalidating, or the state of being invalidated.
The lack or opposite of some positive character or quality
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  1. The lack or opposite of some positive character or quality
  2. (Logic) The logical operation which obtains such (negated) propositions.
  3. The act or process of negating.
The act or condition of negating the existence of a law, performed by individuals acting in a public capacity (for example, a jury) or by one level of government opposing the laws of another. The act or condition of negating the existence of a law, performed by individuals acting in a public capacity (for example, a jury) or by one level of government opposing the laws of another.
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  1. The act or condition of negating the existence of a law, performed by individuals acting in a public capacity (for example, a jury) or by one level of government opposing the laws of another. The act or condition of negating the existence of a law, performed by individuals acting in a public capacity (for example, a jury) or by one level of government opposing the laws of another.
  2. The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.
  3. The action by a state not to enforce a federal law as improperly encroaching on the scope of state power.
The condition of being vacant; emptiness.
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  1. The condition of being vacant; emptiness.
  2. Annulment, as of a contract
  3. The act of voiding, of defecating or removing.
  1. (Law) The annihilation or extinction of a right or obligation.
  2. The act of extinguishing, putting out, or quenching, or the state of being extinguished.
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