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Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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  1. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  2. Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
  3. (--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
Passing quickly; ephemeral:
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  1. Passing quickly; ephemeral:
  2. Passing quickly.
  3. Passing swiftly; not lasting
Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.
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  1. Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.
  2. Brief and to the point; short and clear
Inadequate, as in size or fullness, especially through economizing or stinting:
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  1. Inadequate, as in size or fullness, especially through economizing or stinting:
  2. Not covering a considerable amount of the body:
  3. Small or inadequate; not generous, or of a garment, very small, light, or revealing.
Not covering a considerable amount of the body:
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  1. Not covering a considerable amount of the body:
  2. Small or insufficient in amount, size, or extent:
  3. Narrow; small; close
Small in amount or extent; not great or intense
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  1. Small in amount or extent; not great or intense
  2. Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
  3. Small and slender in build or construction; delicate.
Narrow in outlook; petty:
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  1. Narrow in outlook; petty:
  2. Having been belittled; humiliated:
  3. Being below average in quantity or extent:
Acting with too much speed or haste; hurried:
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  1. Acting with too much speed or haste; hurried:
  2. Impatient or rudely abrupt:
  3. Done or made without due consideration or attention; precipitate or cursory:
Terse or condensed:
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  1. Terse or condensed:
  2. Brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque
  3. Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner:
Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
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  1. Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
  2. Rough and abrupt in manner or speech; curt
A collection of previously published material, such as articles, essays, or reports, usually in edited or condensed form.
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  1. A collection of previously published material, such as articles, essays, or reports, usually in edited or condensed form.
  2. (Law) A systematic arrangement of abstracts from court decisions designed to simplify the locating of relevant case law.
  3. A condensed but comprehensive account of a body of information; summary or synopsis, as of scientific, legal, or literary material
An abstract of title.
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  1. An abstract of title.
  2. A concise summary of a text. See also abstract of judgment, abstract of record, and abstract of title. A concise summary of a text. See also abstract of judgment, abstract of record, and abstract of title.
  3. A brief statement of the essential content of a book, article, speech, court record, etc.; summary
A summary of a text or subject, usually presented in headings and subheadings.
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  1. A summary of a text or subject, usually presented in headings and subheadings.
  2. A general description of some subject.
  3. A preliminary plan for a project.
(Chiefly British) The instructions that are given to explain a task or assignment.
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  1. (Chiefly British) The instructions that are given to explain a task or assignment.
  2. (Law) A document concisely stating the legal points being made, including often the citation and explanation of supporting legal authority.
  3. A written statement prepared by a lawyer and submitted to the court that outlines the pertinent facts of the case, the questions of law to be decided, the position of the lawyer’s client as to those questions, and the legal arguments and authorities (for example, statutes and appellate court decisions) that support that position. See also memorandum. A written statement prepared by a lawyer and submitted to the court that outlines the pertinent facts of the case, the questions of law to be decided, the position of the lawyer’s client as to those questions, and the legal arguments and authorities (for example, statutes and appellate court decisions) that support that position. See also memorandum.
A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
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  1. A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
  2. The written order of a court in the name of the state or other legal authority ordering the person addressed to either do something or restrain from doing something. The written order of a court in the name of the state or other legal authority ordering the person addressed to either do something or restrain from doing something.
  3. (Law) A written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act.
Something that is carried out; an act or action.
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  1. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
  2. Action or performance in general:
  3. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
A written declaration made under oath before a notary public or other authorized officer.
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  1. A written declaration made under oath before a notary public or other authorized officer.
  2. A voluntary and written ex parte statement of facts signed and the truth of its content affirmed or sworn to by the declarant before a notary public or another officer authorized to administer oaths. See also affirmation. A voluntary and written ex parte statement of facts signed and the truth of its content affirmed or sworn to by the declarant before a notary public or another officer authorized to administer oaths. See also affirmation.
  3. (Law) A written statement given voluntarily and sworn to before a person authorized to administer oaths
The final summing up of arguments, as in a court trial or debate, before the decision is given
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  1. The final summing up of arguments, as in a court trial or debate, before the decision is given
  2. A concluding argument after the presentation of a legal case, especially an argument made to a judge or jury by an attorney for a party as to why that party should prevail.
  3. The act or process of adding; addition.
(Law) A written declaration of charges or complaints filed in a legal action
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  1. (Law) A written declaration of charges or complaints filed in a legal action
  2. (Law) A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
  3. A bill of exchange.
Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
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  1. Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
  2. A demand for money or property. A demand for money or property. An assertion that one is entitled to, or the perceived or actual right to receive, money or property. The totality of facts that gives rise to a right to receive money or property that is enforceable in court. In some states and in the federal courts, the same as claim for relief.
  3. A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth:
An opposing claim, esp. one by a defendant against a plaintiff's claim in a lawsuit
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  1. An opposing claim, esp. one by a defendant against a plaintiff's claim in a lawsuit
  2. (Law) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.
  3. A claim pled against a plaintiff by a defendant, either in opposition to the relief sought or as an independent cause of action against the plaintiff.
A statement in defense or justification; excuse
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  1. A statement in defense or justification; excuse
  2. An answer in an equity case telling why a suit should be barred, delayed, or dismissed.
  3. A special answer in an equity action, setting forth in lieu of a detailed response a basis for dismissing, delaying, or barring the suit.
To make an epitome of; sum up.
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  1. To make an epitome of; sum up.
  2. To be an epitome of.
  3. To be a typical example of:
To repeat in concise form; summarize.
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  1. To repeat in concise form; summarize.
  2. To repeat briefly, as in an outline; summarize
  3. (Biology) To appear to repeat the evolutionary stages of the species during the embryonic development of the individual organism.
(Rare) To deprive (a person) of rights, privileges, etc.
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  1. (Rare) To deprive (a person) of rights, privileges, etc.
  2. To lessen or curtail (rights, authority, etc.)
  3. To limit; curtail:
To prepare (a gun or mine) for firing by inserting a charge of gunpowder or a primer.
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  1. To prepare (a gun or mine) for firing by inserting a charge of gunpowder or a primer.
  2. To become prepared for future action or operation.
  3. To prime a person or thing
To give advice or an opinion to; counsel
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  1. To give advice or an opinion to; counsel
  2. To take counsel; consult:
  3. To recommend; suggest:
To serve as an instructor.
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  1. To serve as an instructor.
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
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  1. Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
  2. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  3. (--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
Done with or characterized by expedition; efficient and speedy; prompt
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  1. Done with or characterized by expedition; efficient and speedy; prompt
  2. Fast, prompt, speedy.
  3. (Of a process or thing) Completed or done with efficiency and speed; facilitating speed.
Acquired quickly with little effort and sometimes unscrupulously:
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  1. Acquired quickly with little effort and sometimes unscrupulously:
  2. Allowing rapid movement or action:
  3. Designed for or compatible with a short exposure time:
Capable of or engaged in flight:
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  1. Capable of or engaged in flight:
  2. Moving as if flying; moving swiftly; fast
  3. Of or relating to aviation:
Showing irritation or impatience
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  1. Showing irritation or impatience
  2. Acting with too much speed or haste; hurried:
  3. Acting in haste; being too hurried or quick. (e.g. Without much thinking about it they made a hasty decision to buy it.)
Moving or acting rapidly.
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  1. Moving or acting rapidly.
  2. Done in great haste:
  3. Required to move or act more rapidly; rushed.
Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
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  1. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
  2. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
  3. Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time:
Moving, acting, or occurring with great speed.
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  1. Moving, acting, or occurring with great speed.
  2. Moving, progressing, or occurring with speed; swift; fast; quick
(Phonet.) Articulated for a relatively short time; brief in duration
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  1. (Phonet.) Articulated for a relatively short time; brief in duration
  2. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  3. Easily provoked; irascible:
Characterized by speed of motion; rapid; swift
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  1. Characterized by speed of motion; rapid; swift
  2. Without delay; quick; prompt
Moving or capable of moving with great speed; rapid; fast
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  1. Moving or capable of moving with great speed; rapid; fast
  2. Coming, occurring, or accomplished quickly:
  3. Quick to act or react:
Comprehensive; inclusive
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  1. Comprehensive; inclusive
  2. Containing or stating briefly all the essentials of something; comprehensive and concise.
  3. Containing all the essentials in a brief form; concise
Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.
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  1. Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.
  2. Brief and to the point; short and clear
Brief or terse in speech or expression; using few words
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  1. Brief or terse in speech or expression; using few words
Thrifty in management, especially by employing just enough people to accomplish a task or do business:
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  1. Thrifty in management, especially by employing just enough people to accomplish a task or do business:
  2. Characterized by brevity, incisiveness, directness, etc.
  3. Containing little excess or waste; spare:
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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  1. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  2. Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
  3. (--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
Characterized by brevity and conciseness of speech
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  1. Characterized by brevity and conciseness of speech
  2. Clearly and briefly stated; terse
  3. Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse:
That presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed
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  1. That presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed
  2. Presenting the substance in a condensed form; concise:
  3. Performed speedily and without ceremony:
Brief and to the point; effectively concise:
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  1. Brief and to the point; effectively concise:
  2. Free of superfluous words; concise in a polished, smooth way; succinct
  3. Brief or concise to the point of rudeness; curt
Unexpectedly sudden:
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  1. Unexpectedly sudden:
  2. (Botany) Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate:
  3. Touching on one subject after another with sudden transitions:
Slow to perceive, understand, or feel; dull or insensitive:
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  1. Slow to perceive, understand, or feel; dull or insensitive:
  2. Having a dull edge or point; not sharp
  3. Abrupt and often disconcertingly frank in speech:
Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
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  1. Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
  2. Rough and abrupt in manner or speech; curt
Having, resembling, or being a crust:
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  1. Having, resembling, or being a crust:
  2. Rough and outspoken; not patient, kindly, or refined
  3. Outspoken and surly. Used especially of older people.
Brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque
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  1. Brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque
  2. Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner:
  3. (Archaic) Short or shortened
Having a rough, surly, and harsh demeanor and nature.
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  1. Having a rough, surly, and harsh demeanor and nature.
  2. Brusque or stern in manner or appearance:
  3. Rough or surly in manner or speech; brusquely rude
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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  1. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  2. Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
  3. (--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
Brief to the point of rudeness; curt
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  1. Brief to the point of rudeness; curt
  2. Using only a few words; laconic
  3. Given to shortness or abruptness in manner or speech; curt.
The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
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  1. The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
  2. An abridged form, as of a book
  3. An abridged written text.
An abstract of title.
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  1. An abstract of title.
  2. A concise summary of a text. See also abstract of judgment, abstract of record, and abstract of title. A concise summary of a text. See also abstract of judgment, abstract of record, and abstract of title.
  3. A brief statement of the essential content of a book, article, speech, court record, etc.; summary
The change of a gas or vapor to a liquid, either by cooling or by being subjected to increased pressure. When water vapor cools in the atmosphere, for example, it condenses into tiny drops of water, which form clouds.
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  1. The change of a gas or vapor to a liquid, either by cooling or by being subjected to increased pressure. When water vapor cools in the atmosphere, for example, it condenses into tiny drops of water, which form clouds.
  2. (Psychology) The process by which a single symbol or word is associated with the emotional content of several, not necessarily related, ideas, feelings, memories, or impulses, especially as expressed in dreams.
  3. The act of condensing, as the reduction of a gas to a liquid or the abridgment of a piece of writing
A representative or perfect example of a class or type:
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  1. A representative or perfect example of a class or type:
  2. A short statement of the main points of a book, report, incident, etc.; abstract; summary
  3. A brief summary, as of a book or article; an abstract.
A brief outline or general view, as of a subject or written work; an abstract or a summary.
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  1. A brief outline or general view, as of a subject or written work; an abstract or a summary.
  2. A statement giving a brief, general review or condensation; summary
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