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  • 81convention — noun 1 way sth is done ADJECTIVE ▪ accepted, established, long standing, old, traditional, well established ▪ It s an established convention that the part is played by a woman. ▪ …

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  • 82ridicule — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Derision Nouns 1. ridicule, derision, scoffing, mockery, quiz, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage. See contempt. 2. parody, burlesque, travesty, farce, caricature, camp; buffoonery,… …

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  • 83sneer — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. smile, jeer, taunt, scoff; flout, deride. See contempt. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. smirk, grin, curl of one s lip, leer. v. Syn. mock, scoff, jeer, gibe, taunt, disparage, slight, scorn, despise,… …

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  • 84Disrespect — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrespect >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrespect disrespect disesteem disestimation Sgm: N 1 disparagement disparagement &c.(dispraise) 932 =>(detraction) ???>934 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 irreverence irreverence …

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  • 85float — float1 [ flout ] verb ** ▸ 1 be on liquid & not sink ▸ 2 be lighter than air ▸ 3 about sound/smell ▸ 4 move softly/gracefully ▸ 5 suggest idea ▸ 6 act without clear plan ▸ 7 start to sell shares ▸ 8 about money ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to… …

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  • 86flute — [14] Provençal flaut was probably the original source of flute, and it reached English via Old French floute or floite. Where flaut came from, however, is another matter, and a much disputed one. Some etymologists claim that it is ultimately… …

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  • 87flaunt — verb display ostentatiously. Derivatives flaunter noun flaunty adjective Origin C16: of unknown origin. Usage It is a common error to use flaunt when flout is intended. Flaunt means ‘display ostentatiously’, while flout means ‘openly disre …

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  • 88fling — I. v. a. 1. Throw, cast, hurl, toss, dart, pitch, flirt, chuck, shy. 2. Prostrate, overthrow, throw to the ground, throw down. II. v. n. 1. Flounce, wince, fly into violent motions. 2. Start or rush angrily, flounce. 3. Jeer, sneer, gibe, flout,… …

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  • 89scoff — I. v. a. Mock, deride, jeer, scoff at. II. v. n. Mock, jeer, gibe, sneer, flout, deride, ridicule. III. n. 1. Sneer, gibe, jeer, taunt, flout, biting jest, mock. 2. Derision, ridicule, mock, reproach …

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  • 90hiss — n 1. hissing, sibilation, sibilance, buzz, fizzle, whiz, whistle, wheeze, whisper. 2. derision, mockery, outcry, clamor, hue and cry; catcall, jeer, hoot, Sl. razz, Sl. raspberry, Sl.Bronx cheer; mock, taunt, scoff, fleer, sneer, flout, twit,… …

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  • 91hoot — v 1. bellow, bawl, caterwaul, yowl, yelp; clamor, shout, roar, chorus, Inf. holler. 2. deride, cry down, express disapproval, laugh to scorn, hoot off the stage or platform; catcall, boo, hiss, jeer, fleer, scoff, snort, hiss and boo; point the… …

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  • 92insult — v 1. affront, slight, Sl. put down, Sl. cut up, give offense to, disoblige; call names, Sl. rank out, fling dirt at, slap in the face, point at; denounce, decry, disparage, discredit, vilipend, depreciate, minimize; disdain, contemn, scout,… …

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  • 93jeer — v 1. scoff at, mock, gibe, ridicule, knock, gird at; fleer, laugh at, guy, Australian. chiack; taunt, twit, rag; tease, rally, Inf. roast, banter, chaff, rib, kid, Sl. razz; flout, scorn, sneer at, disdain, pooh pooh; scout, contemn, flout; hiss …

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  • 94mock — v 1. ridicule, jeer, make fun of, fleer, laugh at, guy, make [s.o.] the butt of a joke, Australian. chiack; tease, kid, rib, rally, taunt, rag, gibe, twit, banter, poke fun at, make sport of, spoof, Inf. roast, Sl. razz; sneer at, deride, scout,… …

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  • 95ridicule — n 1. derision, mockery, mimicry; satire, black humor, lampoon, sarcasm, irony, cynicism; burlesque, travesty, parody, farce, take off, caricature, skit, squib; raillery, banter, chaff, badinage, persiflage, sport, joke; ribbing, teasing, making… …

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  • 96scoff — n 1. jeer, gibe, sneer, fleer, flout, fling, raillery, chaff; poke, dig, cut, rub, barb; insult, Inf. brickbat, aspersion, obloquy, slur, invective, disparagement, defamation; taunt, quip, wisecrack, thrust, skit; boo, hiss, hoot, catcall, cry, U …

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  • 97snub — v 1. slight, turn one s back upon, U.S. Sl. brush off, turn up one s nose at, Sl. ritz, Inf. high hat; cut, give the cold shoulder to, Inf. cold shoulder, Inf. put the freeze on, look coldly upon; keep at arm s length, avoid, shun, stand or hold… …

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  • 98flaunt — [[t]flɔnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to parade or display ostentatiously 2) to ignore or treat with disdain; flout: expelled for flaunting regulations[/ex] 3) to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly 4) to wave conspicuously in the air …

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  • 99flaunt — ► VERB ▪ display ostentatiously. USAGE It is a common error to use flaunt when flout is intended. Flaunt means ‘display ostentatiously’, while flout means ‘openly disregard (a rule or convention)’. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 100flute — [14] Provençal flaut was probably the original source of flute, and it reached English via Old French floute or floite. Where flaut came from, however, is another matter, and a much disputed one. Some etymologists claim that it is ultimately… …

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