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  • 21good — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. worthy; useful, skillful, competent; thorough, complete; valid, genuine; pleasant. See goodness, skill, completion, truth. n. possession, merchandise. Ant., bad. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Moral]… …

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  • 22kind — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sort, species, class, type, ilk, breed, character, nature. adj. kindly, kindhearted; gentle, tender, sympathetic, mild, friendly, obliging, benign, solicitous, lenient; helpful. See benevolence,… …

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  • 23propitious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. encouraging, auspicious; gracious; fortunate, prosperous, favorable; timely, opportune; thriving. See hope, prosperity, occasion. Ant., inauspicious. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Favorable] Syn.… …

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  • 24benign — a. 1. Kind, kindly, benevolent, gracious, complaisant, humane, obliging, benignant, good, amiable, gentle, friendly, kind hearted, tender hearted, of a gentle disposition. 2. Beneficent, most salutary, most propitious, most favorable, benignant,… …

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  • 25benign — /bəˈnaɪn / (say buh nuyn) adjective 1. of a kind disposition; kind. 2. showing or caused by gentleness or kindness: a benign smile. 3. favourable; propitious: benign planets. 4. (of weather) salubrious. 5. Pathology not malignant: a benign tumour …

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  • 26anthrax — malignant ma*lig nant, a. [L. malignans, antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See {Malign}, and cf. {Benignant}.] 1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or… …

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  • 27Bacillus anthracis — malignant ma*lig nant, a. [L. malignans, antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See {Malign}, and cf. {Benignant}.] 1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or… …

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  • 28Benign — Be*nign , a. [OE. benigne, bening, OF. benigne, F. b[ e]nin, fem. b[ e]nigne, fr. L. benignus, contr. from benigenus; bonus good + root of genus kind. See {Bounty}, and {Genus}.] 1. Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable;… …

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  • 29Benignancy — Be*nig nan*cy, n. Benignant quality; kindliness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 30charbon — malignant ma*lig nant, a. [L. malignans, antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See {Malign}, and cf. {Benignant}.] 1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or… …

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  • 31cutaneous anthrax — malignant ma*lig nant, a. [L. malignans, antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See {Malign}, and cf. {Benignant}.] 1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or… …

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  • 32Gracious — Gra cious (gr[=a] sh[u^]s), a. [F. gracieux, L. gratiosus. See {Grace}.] 1. Abounding in grace or mercy; manifesting love, or bestowing mercy; characterized by grace; beneficent; merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor; condescending; as,… …

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  • 33Grandfatherly — Grand fa ther*ly, a. Like a grandfather in age or manner; kind; benignant; indulgent. [1913 Webster] He was a grandfatherly sort of personage. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 34Kind — (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. {Kinder} (k[imac]nd [ e]r); superl. {Kindest}.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See {Kin} kindred.] 1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one s nature; natural;… …

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  • 35Kinder — Kind Kind (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. {Kinder} (k[imac]nd [ e]r); superl. {Kindest}.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See {Kin} kindred.] 1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one s nature;… …

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  • 36Kindest — Kind Kind (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. {Kinder} (k[imac]nd [ e]r); superl. {Kindest}.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See {Kin} kindred.] 1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one s nature;… …

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  • 37malignant — ma*lig nant, a. [L. malignans, antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See {Malign}, and cf. {Benignant}.] 1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity;… …

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  • 38Malignant pustule — malignant ma*lig nant, a. [L. malignans, antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See {Malign}, and cf. {Benignant}.] 1. Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or… …

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  • 39Merciful — Mer ci*ful, a. [Mercy + ful.] 1. Full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish. Opposite of {merciless}. [1913 Webster] The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious. Ex. xxxiv. 6. [1913… …

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  • 40Mercifully — Merciful Mer ci*ful, a. [Mercy + ful.] 1. Full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish. Opposite of {merciless}. [1913 Webster] The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious. Ex. xxxiv. 6.… …

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