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  • 141cheap — adj. & adv. adj. 1 low in price; worth more than its cost (a cheap holiday; cheap labour). 2 charging low prices; offering good value (a cheap restaurant). 3 of poor quality; inferior (cheap housing). 4 a costing little effort or acquired by… …

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  • 142douche bag — noun a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas • Syn: ↑douche • Derivationally related forms: ↑douche (for: ↑douche) • Hypernyms: ↑syringe * * * a small …

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  • 143low-down — I noun slang terms for inside information (Freq. 2) is that the straight dope? • Syn: ↑dope, ↑poop, ↑the skinny • Hypernyms: ↑details, ↑ …

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  • 144lowlife — noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible only a rotter would do that kill the rat throw the bum out you cowardly little pukes! the British call a contemptible person a git • Syn: ↑rotter, ↑ …

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  • 145scum bag — noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible only a rotter would do that kill the rat throw the bum out you cowardly little pukes! the British call a contemptible person a git • Syn: ↑rotter, ↑ …

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  • 146scummy — adjective 1. of the most contemptible kind abject cowardice a low stunt to pull a low down sneak his miserable treatment of his family You miserable skunk! a scummy rabble a scurvy trick …

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  • 147con|tempt´i|bly — con|tempt|i|ble «kuhn TEHMP tuh buhl», adjective. 1. deserving contempt or scorn; held in contempt; mean; low: »a contemptible lie. Cowards and cheats are contemptible people. SYNONYM(S): worthless, despicable. 2. Obsolete. full of contempt;… …

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  • 148con|tempt´i|ble|ness — con|tempt|i|ble «kuhn TEHMP tuh buhl», adjective. 1. deserving contempt or scorn; held in contempt; mean; low: »a contemptible lie. Cowards and cheats are contemptible people. SYNONYM(S): worthless, despicable. 2. Obsolete. full of contempt;… …

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  • 149con|tempt|i|ble — «kuhn TEHMP tuh buhl», adjective. 1. deserving contempt or scorn; held in contempt; mean; low: »a contemptible lie. Cowards and cheats are contemptible people. SYNONYM(S): worthless, despicable. 2. Obsolete. full of contempt; scornful.… …

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  • 150con|temp´tu|ous|ness — con|temp|tu|ous «kuhn TEHMP chu uhs», adjective. showing contempt; scornful: »a contemptuous toss of the head. The police dog gave the kitten a contemptuous look. SYNONYM(S): disdainful. –con|temp´tu|ous|ly, adverb. –con|temp´tu|ous|ness, noun.… …

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  • 151con|temp´tu|ous|ly — con|temp|tu|ous «kuhn TEHMP chu uhs», adjective. showing contempt; scornful: »a contemptuous toss of the head. The police dog gave the kitten a contemptuous look. SYNONYM(S): disdainful. –con|temp´tu|ous|ly, adverb. –con|temp´tu|ous|ness, noun.… …

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  • 152con|temp|tu|ous — «kuhn TEHMP chu uhs», adjective. showing contempt; scornful: »a contemptuous toss of the head. The police dog gave the kitten a contemptuous look. SYNONYM(S): disdainful. –con|temp´tu|ous|ly, adverb. –con|temp´tu|ous|ness, noun. Usage …

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  • 153UNITED 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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  • 154abject — ab ject ([a^]b j[e^]kt), a. [L. abjectus, p. p. of abjicere to throw away; ab + jacere to throw. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] 1. Cast down; low lying. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] From the safe shore their floating carcasses And broken chariot wheels;… …

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  • 155Accentor modularis — Hedge Hedge, n. [OE. hegge, AS. hecg; akin to haga an inclosure, E. haw, AS. hege hedge, E. haybote, D. hegge, OHG. hegga, G. hecke. [root]12. See {Haw} a hedge.] A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a… …

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  • 156Ajuga Chamaepitys — Yellow Yel low (y[e^]l l[ o]), a. [Compar. {Yellower} (y[e^]l l[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Yellowest}.] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus… …

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  • 157Ancestry — An ces*try, n. [Cf. OF. ancesserie. See {Ancestor}.] 1. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent. [1913 Webster] Title and ancestry render a good man more illustrious, but an ill one more contemptible.… …

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  • 158Barbarea praecox — Yellow Yel low (y[e^]l l[ o]), a. [Compar. {Yellower} (y[e^]l l[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Yellowest}.] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus… …

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  • 159barfish — Yellow Yel low (y[e^]l l[ o]), a. [Compar. {Yellower} (y[e^]l l[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Yellowest}.] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus… …

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  • 160Bawbling — Baw bling, a. Insignificant; contemptible. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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