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  • 81Preparation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Preparation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 preparation preparation Sgm: N 1 providing providing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 provision provision providence Sgm: N 1 anticipation anticipation &c.(foresight) 510 Sgm …

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  • 82labor — 01. My wife was in [labor] for 10 hours before finally giving birth to our twin girls. 02. The [labor] of weeding the garden was too much for his weak back. 03. Her grandfather [labored] in the coal mines for over 40 years before dying of lung… …

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  • 83labor — {{11}}labor (n.) c.1300, a task, a project; later exertion of the body; trouble, difficulty, hardship (late 14c.), from O.Fr. labor labor, toil, work, exertion, task (12c., Mod.Fr. labeur), from L. laborem (nom. labor) labor, toil, exertion;… …

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  • 84gasping — n. labored breathing, panting adj. panting, wheezing (of breath) gæsp /gɑːsp n. sudden intake of air; labored breath v. struggle for breath; pant; breathe in sharply and suddenly …

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  • 85labor — 1. noun 1) manual labor Syn: work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, drudgery, effort, menial work; informal slog, grind, sweat, scut work; literary travail, moil Ant: rest, leisu …

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  • 86limp — I [[t]lɪmp[/t]] v. i. 1) pat to walk with a labored movement, as when lame 2) to proceed in a lame, faltering, or labored manner 3) to progress with great difficulty 4) a lame movement or gait • Etymology: 1560–70; extracted from obs. limphault… …

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  • 87labor — [lā′bər] n. [OFr < L, labor, orig., hardship, pain, prob. < base of labi, to slip, totter: see LAP1] 1. physical or mental exertion; work; toil 2. a specific task; piece of work 3. a) all wage earning workers as a group: distinguished from… …

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  • 88air hunger — noun : deep labored breathing at an increased or decreased rate (as in acidosis and other conditions) * * * deep, rapid, and labored breathing caused by an increased respiratory drive due to abnormally low blood oxygen levels, as in severe heart… …

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  • 89la´bored|ness — la|bored «LAY buhrd», adjective. done with much effort; not easy or natural; forced: »labored breathing. ... the trouble is [his] labored writing, which for the most part is as frothy as yesterday s spaghetti (Clive Barnes). SYNONYM(S): laborious …

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  • 90la´bored|ly — la|bored «LAY buhrd», adjective. done with much effort; not easy or natural; forced: »labored breathing. ... the trouble is [his] labored writing, which for the most part is as frothy as yesterday s spaghetti (Clive Barnes). SYNONYM(S): laborious …

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  • 91la|bored — «LAY buhrd», adjective. done with much effort; not easy or natural; forced: »labored breathing. ... the trouble is [his] labored writing, which for the most part is as frothy as yesterday s spaghetti (Clive Barnes). SYNONYM(S): laborious, studied …

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  • 92BESSER, CHASKEL O. — BESSER, CHASKEL O. (1923– ), Orthodox rabbi. Besser was born in Katowice, Poland. His father, Naphtali Besser, was a successful businessman who was the right hand man to the radomsko rebbe, Solomon Rabinowich, and tried to get him to escape… …

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  • 93UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, country in N. America. This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction Colonial Era, 1654–1776 Early National Period, 1776–1820 German Jewish Period, 1820–1880 East European Jewish Period,… …

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  • 94second wind — also[second breath] {n.} 1. The easier breathing that follows difficult breathing when one makes a severe physical effort, as in running or swimming./ * /After the first quarter mile, a mile runner usually gets his second wind and can breathe… …

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  • 95second wind — also[second breath] {n.} 1. The easier breathing that follows difficult breathing when one makes a severe physical effort, as in running or swimming./ * /After the first quarter mile, a mile runner usually gets his second wind and can breathe… …

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  • 96At the last gasp — Gasp Gasp, n. The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath. [1913 Webster] {At the last gasp}, at the point of death. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 97Bookish — Book ish, a. 1. Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books. A bookish man. Addison. Bookish skill. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by a method of expression generally found in books;… …

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  • 98Bookishly — Bookish Book ish, a. 1. Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books. A bookish man. Addison. Bookish skill. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by a method of expression generally found in …

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  • 99Bookishness — Bookish Book ish, a. 1. Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books. A bookish man. Addison. Bookish skill. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by a method of expression generally found in …

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  • 100Elaborate — E*lab o*rate, a. [L. elaboratus, p. p. of elaborare to work out; e out + laborare to labor, labor labor. See {Labor}.] Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an… …

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