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Used as an intensive:
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  1. Used as an intensive:
  2. Very small in size, weight, or thickness:
  3. Thin; slender:
Having a sharp rise or highly inclined slope; precipitous
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  1. Having a sharp rise or highly inclined slope; precipitous
  2. Having a sharp inclination; precipitous.
  3. Ambitious; difficult:
Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate:
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  1. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate:
  2. Having precipices
  3. Resembling a precipice; extremely steep.
Capable of transmitting light so that objects or images can be seen as if there were no intervening material.
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  1. Capable of transmitting light so that objects or images can be seen as if there were no intervening material.
  2. Easily understood; very clear
  3. So fine in texture that it can be seen through; sheer.
Sufficiently thin or airy as to be translucent:
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  1. Sufficiently thin or airy as to be translucent:
  2. So fine or gauzy in texture as to be transparent or translucent
  3. Of such fine composition as to be easily damaged or broken; delicate:
Easily broken or damaged:
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  1. Easily broken or damaged:
  2. Exquisitely fine or dainty:
  3. Fine or soft in touch or skill:
Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble:
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  1. Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble:
  2. Having no obstructions or difficulties:
  3. Having a fine texture:
Complete; utter:
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  1. Complete; utter:
  2. Containing nothing inappropriate or extraneous:
  3. (Linguistics) Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal:
Thinking or expressing oneself clearly, especially between periods of confusion; clearheaded:
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  1. Thinking or expressing oneself clearly, especially between periods of confusion; clearheaded:
  2. Clearly expressed; easily understood:
  3. Clear; transparent:
Letting light pass but diffusing it so that objects on the other side cannot be clearly distinguished; partially transparent, as frosted glass
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  1. Letting light pass but diffusing it so that objects on the other side cannot be clearly distinguished; partially transparent, as frosted glass
  2. Allowing radiation (most commonly light) to pass through, but causing diffusion. Frosted glass, for example, is translucent to visible light.
  3. Easily perceived; lucid; clear
Resembling gauze, as in thinness or translucency:
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  1. Resembling gauze, as in thinness or translucency:
  2. Thin, light, and transparent, like gauze; diaphanous
  3. Having the qualities of gauze; light, thin, transparent, hazy
Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent.
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  1. Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent.
  2. Easy to understand; clear and simple in style
  3. Transparent or translucent; clear
Easily or pleasantly heard; distinct:
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  1. Easily or pleasantly heard; distinct:
  2. Easily intelligible; clear:
  3. Perfectly clear; transparent; not cloudy or turbid
Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts:
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  1. Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts:
  2. Smooth or fine to the touch; not rough, harsh, or coarse
  3. Smooth or fine to the touch:
Easily broken, damaged, or destroyed.
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  1. Easily broken, damaged, or destroyed.
  2. Lacking substance; tenuous or flimsy:
  3. Physically weak; frail; delicate
Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile.
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  1. Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile.
  2. Thin and easily broken or damaged; poorly made and fragile; frail
  3. Light, thin, and insubstantial:
Small and slender in build or construction; delicate.
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  1. Small and slender in build or construction; delicate.
  2. Light in form or build; not stout or heavy; slender
  3. Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
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  1. Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
  2. Not obscured or darkened; bright:
  3. Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct:
Of lace
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  1. Of lace
  2. Of, relating to, or resembling lace.
  3. Like lace; having a delicate open pattern
Complete; total
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  1. Complete; total
  2. Unqualified; absolute; unconditional
  3. Complete; absolute; entire:
To shape or form by chopping:
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  1. To shape or form by chopping:
  2. To cut into small pieces:
  3. To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax:
To separate into parts with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
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  1. To separate into parts with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
  2. To form or shape by severing or incising:
  3. To perform:
To look obliquely or sideways.
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  1. To look obliquely or sideways.
  2. A transformation of coordinates in which one coordinate is displaced in one direction in proportion to its distance from a coordinate plane or axis. A rectangle, for example, that undergoes skew is transformed into a parallelogram.
  3. To give a bias to; distort:
(Intransitive) To slide off course; to skid.
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  1. (Intransitive) To slide off course; to skid.
  2. To turn something sharply.
  3. To turn or swing around as on a pivot or fixed point
To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight path or established pattern.
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  1. To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight path or established pattern.
  2. To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
  3. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
To change sides; shift, as from one opinion or attitude to another
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  1. To change sides; shift, as from one opinion or attitude to another
  2. To turn
  3. (Nautical) To change the course of a ship by turning the stern to the wind while advancing to windward; wear ship.
(Intransitive, aviation) To turn about the vertical axis while maintaining course.
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  1. (Intransitive, aviation) To turn about the vertical axis while maintaining course.
  2. To swing to the left or right on the vertical axis so that the longitudinal axis forms an angle with the line of flight; esp., to rotate or oscillate about the vertical axis
  3. (Intransitive, nautical) To steer badly, zigzagging back and forth across the intended course of a boat; to go out of the line of course.
Like air; light as air
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  1. Like air; light as air
  2. (Bot.) Growing in the air instead of in soil or water
  3. Of, for, or by means of aircraft:
Ethereal.
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  1. Ethereal.
  2. (Poetic) aerial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary.
  3. (Old Poet.) Airy; unsubstantial; visionary
Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
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  1. Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
  2. (Painting) Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.
  3. Light as air; delicate; graceful
Of such fine composition as to be easily damaged or broken; delicate:
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  1. Of such fine composition as to be easily damaged or broken; delicate:
  2. Sufficiently thin or airy as to be translucent:
  3. Vague or indistinct; airy
(Chem.) Of, like, or containing ether, esp. if mixed with an essential oil
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  1. (Chem.) Of, like, or containing ether, esp. if mixed with an essential oil
  2. Very light; airy; delicate
  3. Extremely light or delicate:
Resembling film in thinness or translucency; gauzy:
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  1. Resembling film in thinness or translucency; gauzy:
  2. Covered by (as if by) a film; hazy
  3. Gauzy; sheer; very thin
Resembling gauze, as in thinness or translucency:
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  1. Resembling gauze, as in thinness or translucency:
  2. Thin, light, and transparent, like gauze; diaphanous
  3. Having the qualities of gauze; light, thin, transparent, hazy
Sheer, light, or delicate:
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  1. Sheer, light, or delicate:
  1. Like gossamer; flimsy.
  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.
(Obsolete) Shining through; luminous.
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  1. (Obsolete) Shining through; luminous.
  2. Easily understood; very clear
  3. Permeable to electromagnetic radiation of specified frequencies, as to visible light or radio waves.
Like, having the nature of, or characteristic of vapor
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  1. Like, having the nature of, or characteristic of vapor
  2. Fleeting, unsubstantial, fanciful, etc.
  3. Insubstantial, vague, or ethereal:
Vaporous.
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Of, relating to, or being a transitive verb when its object is implied but not stated. For example, inspires in We have a teacher who inspires is an absolute verb.
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  1. Of, relating to, or being a transitive verb when its object is implied but not stated. For example, inspires in We have a teacher who inspires is an absolute verb.
  2. (Law) Complete and unconditional; final:
  3. Perfect; complete; whole
Using all available means or resources:
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  1. Using all available means or resources:
  2. (Cricket) The state of a side having no more men to bat, thus ending its innings.
  3. Complete or wholehearted
Alternative spelling of errant.
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  1. Alternative spelling of errant.
  2. Completely such; thoroughgoing:
  3. Utter; complete.
Having come to an end; concluded:
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  1. Having come to an end; concluded:
  2. Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; entire:
  3. (Football) Caught in bounds by a receiver:
Supremely accomplished or skilled:
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  1. Supremely accomplished or skilled:
  2. Complete; utter:
  3. Complete or perfect in every respect:
Total; absolute:
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  1. Total; absolute:
  2. (Informal) Thorough; complete
(Informal) Deserving cursing; outrageous
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  1. (Informal) Deserving cursing; outrageous
  2. Destined to an unhappy fate:
  3. Used as an intensive:
(Printing) Set, but no longer needed for use
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  1. (Printing) Set, but no longer needed for use
  2. Complete; utter:
  3. Complete; total; absolute
Directly to the point; plain; unambiguous; unevasive.
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  1. Directly to the point; plain; unambiguous; unevasive.
  2. Using plain direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.
  3. Complete; absolute; utter.
Having a smooth, level surface; having little or no depression or elevation
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  1. Having a smooth, level surface; having little or no depression or elevation
  2. Being one half step lower than the corresponding natural key:
  3. Having a smooth, even surface:
Complete; thorough
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Made without constraints, stipulations, or additional payments owed:
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  1. Made without constraints, stipulations, or additional payments owed:
  2. Complete; total:
  3. Complete; total; whole
(Gram.) Expressing or showing a state reached or an action completed at the time of speaking or at the time indicated: verbs have three perfect tenses: simple (or present) perfect, past perfect (or pluperfect), and future perfect
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  1. (Gram.) Expressing or showing a state reached or an action completed at the time of speaking or at the time indicated: verbs have three perfect tenses: simple (or present) perfect, past perfect (or pluperfect), and future perfect
  2. Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind.
  3. Complete; thorough; utter:
Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
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  1. Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
  2. Common in rank or station; average; ordinary:
  3. An extensive, relatively level area of land. Plains are present on all continents except Antarctica and are most often located in the interior regions. Because they can occur at almost any altitude or latitude, plains can be humid and forested, semiarid and grass-covered, or arid.
(Phonet.) Articulated without any change in quality and with virtually no movement of the vocal organs; monophthongal
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  1. (Phonet.) Articulated without any change in quality and with virtually no movement of the vocal organs; monophthongal
  2. (Linguistics) Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal:
  3. Complete; utter:
Done or proceeding through to the end; omitting nothing; complete
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  1. Done or proceeding through to the end; omitting nothing; complete
  2. Absolute; utter:
  3. Very exact, accurate, or painstaking, esp. with regard to details
Precise and painstaking
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  1. Precise and painstaking
  2. Very thorough; complete:
  3. Complete; thorough; full; with great attention to detail.
Of, relating to, or constituting the whole amount; entire:
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  1. Of, relating to, or constituting the whole amount; entire:
  2. Complete; utter; absolute:
  3. Complete; entire; undivided.
Not kept within bounds; unrestrained:
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  1. Not kept within bounds; unrestrained:
  2. Without bounds or limits; boundless
  3. Having no boundaries or limits
  1. Unambiguous; without equivocation or ambiguity; singularly clear, unmistakable, or unquestionable
  2. Not equivocal; not ambiguous; plain; clear
  3. (Possibly dated) Without equal, matchless.
Having or seeming to have no boundaries; infinite:
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  1. Having or seeming to have no boundaries; infinite:
  2. Lacking or seeming to lack boundaries; vast; illimitable
  3. Without qualification or exception; absolute:
Not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; unrelieved:
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  1. Not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; unrelieved:
  2. Unqualified; out-and-out; absolute
  3. Without qualification or exception; absolute:
Not limited or modified; absolute
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  1. Not limited or modified; absolute
  2. Lacking the proper or required qualifications:
  3. Lacking the necessary or desirable qualifications; not fit
Not relieved:
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  1. Not relieved:
  2. Continuous or unvarying:
  3. Utter; complete; without relief.
Not held back for a particular person:
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  1. Not held back for a particular person:
  2. Not set aside for advance sale
  3. Given without reservation; unqualified:
Unqualified; absolute; unconditional
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  1. Unqualified; absolute; unconditional
  2. Complete; total
  3. Complete; absolute; entire:
Absolute; thorough; definite
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  1. Absolute; thorough; definite
  2. Alternative form of flat out.
  3. At full speed, with maximum effort, etc.
(Gram.) Of an adjective or adverb in its simple, uninflected or unmodified form or degree; neither comparative nor superlative
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  1. (Gram.) Of an adjective or adverb in its simple, uninflected or unmodified form or degree; neither comparative nor superlative
  2. Driven by or generating power directly through intermediate machine parts having little or no play:
  3. (Informal) Complete; absolute; out-and-out
Thriving; flourishing
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  1. Thriving; flourishing
  2. Used as an intensive:
  3. (Informal) Utter; complete
Of, relating to, or being a transitive verb when its object is implied but not stated. For example, inspires in We have a teacher who inspires is an absolute verb.
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  1. Of, relating to, or being a transitive verb when its object is implied but not stated. For example, inspires in We have a teacher who inspires is an absolute verb.
  2. Of, relating to, or being an adjective or pronoun that stands alone when the noun it modifies is being implied but not stated. For example, in Theirs were the best, theirs is an absolute pronoun and best is an absolute adjective.
  3. Perfect; complete; whole
(Gram.) Expressing or showing a state reached or an action completed at the time of speaking or at the time indicated: verbs have three perfect tenses: simple (or present) perfect, past perfect (or pluperfect), and future perfect
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  1. (Gram.) Expressing or showing a state reached or an action completed at the time of speaking or at the time indicated: verbs have three perfect tenses: simple (or present) perfect, past perfect (or pluperfect), and future perfect
  2. In a condition of complete excellence, as in skill or quantity; faultless; most excellent; sometimes used comparatively
  3. Completely corresponding to a description, standard, or type:
Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
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  1. Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
  2. Not elaborate or complicated; simple:
  3. Not complicated; simple
Containing nothing inappropriate or extraneous:
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  1. Containing nothing inappropriate or extraneous:
  2. (Linguistics) Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal:
  3. Simple; mere
Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments:
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  1. Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments:
  2. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  3. Easy to understand, do, or carry out:
Pure; not mixed or adulterated with anything
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  1. Pure; not mixed or adulterated with anything
  2. Not mingled or diluted with extraneous matter; pure:
  3. Utter or out-and-out, especially in the phrase unadulterated truth
Free from other elements; pure:
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  1. Free from other elements; pure:
  2. Pure, not mixed or combined.
Unexpectedly sudden:
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  1. Unexpectedly sudden:
  2. (Botany) Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate:
  3. Very steep
Fearless and daring; courageous:
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  1. Fearless and daring; courageous:
  2. Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
  3. Steep or abrupt, as a cliff
Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate:
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  1. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate:
  2. Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
  3. Resembling a precipice; extremely steep.
Having a sharp rise or highly inclined slope; precipitous
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  1. Having a sharp rise or highly inclined slope; precipitous
  2. Having a sharp inclination; precipitous.
  3. Ambitious; difficult:
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