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  • 161cornucopia — c.1500, from L.L. cornucopia, from L. cornu copiae horn of plenty, originally the horn of the goat Amalthea, who nurtured the infant Zeus. See HORN (Cf. horn) and COPIOUS (Cf. copious) …

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  • 162ample — a. 1. Large, great, capacious, wide, extended, extensive, spacious, broad, roomy. 2. Plentiful, plenteous, abundant, abounding, overflowing, copious, full, liberal, rich, exuberant, luxurious, lavish, bountiful, generous, liberal, handsome. 3.… …

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  • 163amplify — I. v. a. 1. Enlarge, greaten, extend, augment, magnify, dilate, expand, widen, develop. 2. Make copious or diffuse, present in all or many aspects, dilate, expand. II. v. n. Go into detail, be copious, speak with fulness of illustration …

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  • 164heavy — adjective 1) a heavy box Syn: weighty, hefty, substantial, ponderous; solid, dense, leaden; burdensome; informal hulking, weighing a ton Ant: light 2) a heavy man Syn …

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  • 165profuse — adjective 1) profuse apologies Syn: copious, prolific, abundant, liberal, unstinting, fulsome, effusive, extravagant, lavish, gushing; informal over the top, gushy 2) profuse blooms Syn …

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  • 166spell — n Spell, shift, tour, trick, turn, stint, bout, go can mean a limited period or amount of some activity that often follows a schedule. Spell is ordinarily used in reference to very heavy or trying work which must be interrupted by a period of… …

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  • 167A PARTIAL LIST OF SCARCE MAPS AND PLANS RELATING TO CANADA — (From the collection of 7000 maps in the Dominion Archives)    ♦ Nicolas Deny s Map, with designs attached of Charnier en forme depressoir ; Charnier en barrique ; Les Brouettes ; Timbre à laver la Morue ; Édifice de l eschaffaut, complet hormis… …

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  • 168note */*/*/ — I UK [nəʊt] / US [noʊt] noun [countable] Word forms note : singular note plural notes 1) a short letter to someone I sent a note to Jane thanking her for the meal. There s a note from Dad on the table. write someone a note: I ve written him a… …

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  • 169fulsome — ful•some [[t]ˈfʊl səm, ˈfʌl [/t]] adj. 1) offensive to good taste, esp. as being excessive; overdone: fulsome décor[/ex] 2) disgusting; sickening; repulsive: fulsome mounds of greasy foods[/ex] 3) cvb excessively or insincerely lavish: fulsome… …

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  • 170gush — [[t]gʌʃ[/t]] v. i. 1) to flow out or issue suddenly, copiously, or forcibly, as a fluid from confinement; pour 2) to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively 3) to have a sudden copious flow, as of blood or tears 4) to emit… …

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  • 171gush — /gʌʃ / (say gush) verb (i) 1. to issue with force, as a fluid escaping from confinement; flow suddenly and copiously. 2. to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively. 3. to have a copious flow of something, as of blood, tears …

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  • 172fulsome — 1. The first meaning of fulsome was ‘copious, abundant’, but it had lost this along with other meanings by the 16c and acquired an unfavourable sense ‘excessive, cloying’, especially with reference to praise or flattery. This meaning remained the …

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  • 173copy — [14] Copy has a very devious semantic history. It comes from Latin copia ‘abundance’ (source also of English copious), and came into English via Old French copie. In addition to its central sense ‘abundance’, Latin copia could also mean ‘power,… …

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  • 174hors d’oeuvre — [18] In French, hors d’oeuvre means literally ‘outside the work’ – that is, ‘not part of the ordinary set of courses in a meal’. The earliest record of its use in English is in the general sense ‘out of the ordinary’ (‘The Frenzy of one who is… …

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  • 175operate — [17] Operate belongs to a small family of English words that trace their history back to Latin opus ‘work’, which may be related to Sanskrit ápas ‘work’, Old English afol ‘power’, and Latin ops ‘wealth’ (source of English copious, copy, and… …

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  • 176copy — [käp′ē] n. pl. copies [ME copie, abundance, full transcript < OFr < ML copia, copious transcript < L copia, plenty: see COPIOUS] 1. a thing made just like another; imitation of an original; full reproduction or transcription 2. Now Rare… …

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  • 177plentiful — [plen′ti fəl] adj. 1. having or yielding plenty 2. sufficient or more than enough; abundant plentifully adv. plentifulness n. SYN. PLENTIFUL implies a large or full supply [a plentiful supply of food ]; ABUNDANT implies a very plentiful or very… …

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  • 178gush — v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. emit or flow in a sudden and copious stream. 2 intr. speak or behave with effusiveness or sentimental affectation. n. 1 a sudden or copious stream. 2 an effusive or sentimental manner. Derivatives: gushing adj. gushingly… …

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  • 179river — n. 1 a copious natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea or a lake etc. 2 a copious flow (a river of lava; rivers of blood). 3 (attrib.) (in the names of animals, plants, etc.) living in or associated with the river. Phrases and… …

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  • 180co´pi|ous|ness — co|pi|ous «KOH pee uhs», adjective. 1. more than enough; plentiful; abundant: »copious tears. There was a copious supply of wheat in the grain elevators. SYNONYM(S): overflowing, ample. 2. a) containing much matter; full of information. b)… …

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