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The act of one who parries.
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  1. The act of one who parries.
A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold:
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  1. A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold:
  2. A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles:
  3. A structure for a person or persons to stand or sit on, or to stand at
The collection of books and other reading materials at a library.
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  1. The collection of books and other reading materials at a library.
  2. (Law) The part of a court opinion that announces how the law is being applied to the particular facts of the case and that may establish precedent for future similar cases.
  3. (Sports) Illegal use of the arms, hands, body, or playing stick to obstruct the movements of an opponent.
A violation of the rules in lacrosse in which a player in possession of the ball uses a free hand or arm to push or control the movement of a defender or a defender's stick.
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  1. A violation of the rules in lacrosse in which a player in possession of the ball uses a free hand or arm to push or control the movement of a defender or a defender's stick.
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  1. A sudden resistance or refusal.
  2. An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
  3. A check or an abrupt setback to progress or action:
Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
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  1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
  2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  3. The act of obstructing:
The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.
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  1. The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.
  2. A challenge
  3. The act or an example of defying; bold resistance to an opposing force or authority.
The top layer of a masonry wall, usually sloped to carry off water
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  1. The top layer of a masonry wall, usually sloped to carry off water
  2. (Architecture) The top layer of a brick wall, especially one that slopes in order to throw off water
  3. (Psychology) the process of managing taxing circumstances, expending effort to solve personal and interpersonal problems, and seeking to master, minimize, reduce or tolerate stress or conflict.
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
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  1. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
  2. One that protects:
  3. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
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  1. A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
  2. A permit or pass allowing safe passage
  3. Something that provides protection against attack, loss, or injury, as:
A person or thing that provides protection.
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  1. A person or thing that provides protection.
  2. A heavy metal screen attached to an artillery piece for the protection of the gunners
  3. A broad piece of armor made of rigid material and strapped to the arm or carried in the hand for protection against hurled or thrusted weapons.
A light, movable, covered frame or series of frames hinged together, serving as a portable partition to separate, conceal, shelter, or protect
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  1. A light, movable, covered frame or series of frames hinged together, serving as a portable partition to separate, conceal, shelter, or protect
  2. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide:
  3. A section of mesh held in a frame, for use as in a window or door to keep insects out, serve as a barrier, etc.
Shelter or protection:
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  1. Shelter or protection:
  2. An activity or organization that is used to conceal an illegal or secret activity:
  3. Strategic protection given by armed units during hostile action:
A quarrel or conflict:
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  1. A quarrel or conflict:
  2. A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons.
  3. Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.
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  1. The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.
  2. Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.
  3. (Theater) The precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera (originally planned using miniature blocks).
A characteristic movement of the primate thumb, in which the pad of the thumb can be placed in contact with the pads of the fingers of the same hand.
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  1. A characteristic movement of the primate thumb, in which the pad of the thumb can be placed in contact with the pads of the fingers of the same hand.
  2. The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
  3. A political party opposing, and serving as a check on, the party in power
Resistance to treatment; persistence, as of a disease
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  1. Resistance to treatment; persistence, as of a disease
  2. An obstinate act, attitude, etc.
  3. The state, or an act, of stubbornness or doggedness.
(Law) Exemption from certain generally applicable requirements of law or from certain liabilities, granted to special groups of people to facilitate the performance of their public functions:
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  1. (Law) Exemption from certain generally applicable requirements of law or from certain liabilities, granted to special groups of people to facilitate the performance of their public functions:
  2. (Immunology) Inherited, acquired, or induced resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
  3. Resistance to or protection against a specified disease; power to resist infection, esp. as a result of antibody formation
The state or quality of being hard (in various senses)
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  1. The state or quality of being hard (in various senses)
  2. The relative resistance of a mineral to scratching, as measured by the Mohs scale.
  3. The relative resistance of a metal or other material to denting, scratching, or bending.
Ability to endure hardship.
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  1. Ability to endure hardship.
  2. The power of enduring
  3. The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress:
The state or condition of being unyielding.
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  1. The state or condition of being unyielding.
The state or condition of being fixed.
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  1. The state or condition of being fixed.
  1. Rapidity, swiftness
  2. The condition or quality of being fast, especially:
  3. The ability of a dye to withstand fading
The capacity of an object to return to equilibrium or to its original position after having been displaced
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  1. The capacity of an object to return to equilibrium or to its original position after having been displaced
  2. Resistance to change, deterioration, or displacement.
  3. The ability of an object, such as a ship or aircraft, to maintain equilibrium or resume its original, upright position after displacement, as by the sea or strong winds.
The quality or state of being stable, or firmly established; stability.
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  1. The quality or state of being stable, or firmly established; stability.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The state or quality of being permanent
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  1. The state or quality of being permanent
  2. The quality or condition of being permanent; permanency.
The act or process of delaying or impeding.
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  1. The act or process of delaying or impeding.
  2. (Short for) mental retardation
  3. The condition of being delayed or impeded.
Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
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  1. Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
  2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  3. A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
Loss of personnel in an organization in the normal course of events, as by retirement
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  1. Loss of personnel in an organization in the normal course of events, as by retirement
  2. A gradual reduction in personnel or membership because of resignation, retirement, or death, often viewed in contrast to reduction from layoffs.
  3. A gradual reduction in number or strength because of stress or military action.
(Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
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  1. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
  2. Personnel or units in the armed forces not on active duty but subject to call; militia
  3. (Military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
(Countable) A temporary state of custody or confinement, especially of a prisoner awaiting trial, or of a student being punished.
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  1. (Countable) A temporary state of custody or confinement, especially of a prisoner awaiting trial, or of a student being punished.
  2. An enforced delay
  3. A form of punishment by which a student is made to stay after regular school hours.
A measure of the total opposition to current flow in an alternating current circuit, made up of two components, ohmic resistance and reactance, and usually represented in complex notation as Z = R + iX, where R is the ohmic resistance and X is the reactance.
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  1. A measure of the total opposition to current flow in an alternating current circuit, made up of two components, ohmic resistance and reactance, and usually represented in complex notation as Z = R + iX, where R is the ohmic resistance and X is the reactance.
  2. (Physics) A measure of the opposition to the flow of an alternating current in a circuit; the aggregation of its resistance, inductive and capacitive reactance. Represented by the symbol Z.
  3. An analogous measure of resistance to an alternating effect, as the resistance to vibration of the medium in sound transmission.
An instance of rebellion; an insurgence.
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  1. An instance of rebellion; an insurgence.
  2. Rebellion; revolt; the state of being insurgent
  3. The quality, state, or fact of being insurgent
The action of rising up; specif., an outbreak against a government; revolt
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  1. The action of rising up; specif., an outbreak against a government; revolt
  2. A popular revolt that attempts to overthrow a government or its policies; an insurgency or insurrection.
  3. The act or an instance of rising or rising up.
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  1. A surname​.
  2. The act or an instance of boycotting.
A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
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  1. A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
  2. The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane.
  3. A perfectly thrown ball:
A sudden stoppage of work; a strike
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  1. A sudden stoppage of work; a strike
  2. A similar mass action of people leaving a place as a form of protest
  3. The act of leaving or quitting a meeting, company, or organization, especially as a sign of protest.
A slowing down, as of production
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  1. A slowing down, as of production
  2. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
  3. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
Attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicating state of mind; external behavior when facing a problem, etc.
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  1. Attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicating state of mind; external behavior when facing a problem, etc.
  2. An outward, often feigned, appearance or manner:
  3. A field of activity:
A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles:
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  1. A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles:
  2. A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold:
  3. (Law) A witness stand.
The position of the superior planet or the moon in this configuration.
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  1. The position of the superior planet or the moon in this configuration.
  2. An opposed condition; resistance, contradiction, contrast, hostility, etc.
  3. A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. The state or quality of being renitent; resistance; reluctance.
Alternative form of renitence.
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(Immunology) Inherited, acquired, or induced resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
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  1. (Immunology) Inherited, acquired, or induced resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
  2. Resistance to or protection against a specified disease; power to resist infection, esp. as a result of antibody formation
  3. Exemption from being sued:
Lack of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive.
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  1. Lack of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
An underground movement in media, films, music, etc.
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  1. An underground movement in media, films, music, etc.
  2. The entire region beneath the surface of the earth
  3. An underground space or passage
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