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  • 1 stumble — stumble, trip, blunder, lurch, flounder, lumber, galumph, lollop, bumble can mean to move unsteadily, clumsily, or with defective equilibrium (as in walking, in doing, or in proceeding). Stumble, trip, blunder, lurch, and flounder as applied to… …

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  • 2 stumble — [stum′bəl] vi. stumbled, stumbling [ME stumblen < Scand, as in Norw dial. stumba, ON stumra < IE base * stem , to bump against, hamper > STAMMER, Ger stumm, Du stom, mute] 1. to trip or miss one s step in walking, running, etc. 2. to… …

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  • 3 stumble — stumbler, n. stumblingly, adv. /stum beuhl/, v., stumbled, stumbling, n. v.i. 1. to strike the foot against something, as in walking or running, so as to stagger or fall; trip. 2. to walk or go unsteadily: to stumble down a dark passage. 3. to… …

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  • 4 stumble — 01. Grandma broke her hip today when she [stumbled] and fell at the supermarket. 02. I [stumbled] in the dark on my way to the outhouse and hurt my big toe. 03. The hiker [stumbled] over a tree root and almost fell into the river. 04. The little… …

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  • 5 stumble — verb 1) she stumbled and fell heavily Syn: trip (over/up), lose one s balance, lose/miss one s footing, slip 2) he stumbled back home Syn: stagger, totter, teeter, dodder, blunder, hobble, move clumsily …

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  • 6 stumble — [c]/ˈstʌmbəl / (say stumbuhl) verb (stumbled, stumbling) –verb (i) 1. to strike the foot against something in walking, running, etc., so as to stagger or fall; trip. 2. to walk or go unsteadily. 3. to make a slip, mistake, or blunder, especially… …

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  • 7 stumble — stum•ble [[t]ˈstʌm bəl[/t]] v. bled, bling, n. 1) to strike the foot against something, as in walking or running, so as to stagger or fall 2) to walk or go unsteadily 3) to make a slip, mistake, or blunder, esp. a sinful one 4) to proceed in a… …

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  • 8 fumble — v. n. 1. Feel about (awkwardly or childishly). 2. Grope, grope about, stumble, bungle, make awkward attempts, search to no purpose. 3. Mumble, stammer, stutter, stumble in speech …

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  • 9 falter — [fôl′tər] vi. [ME faltren, prob. < ON, as in faltra(sk), be uncertain] 1. to move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble 2. to stumble in speech; speak haltingly; stammer 3. to act hesitantly; show uncertainty; waver; flinch [to falter… …

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  • 10 stammer — [stam′ər] vt., vi. [ME stameren < OE stamerian, akin to Du stameren, freq. formation < IE base * stem , to stumble in speech, halt > STEM2, STUMBLE, Ger stumm, dumb] to speak or say with involuntary pauses or blocks, often with rapid… …

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  • 11 HEBREW LANGUAGE — This entry is arranged according to the following scheme: pre biblical biblical the dead sea scrolls mishnaic medieval modern period A detailed table of contents precedes each section. PRE BIBLICAL nature of the evidence the sources phonology… …

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  • 12 Conditional preservation of the saints — The Five Articles of Remonstrance Conditional election Unlimited atonement Total depravity …

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  • 13 Israel — /iz ree euhl, ray /, n. 1. a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state May 1948. 5,534,672; 7984 sq. mi. (20,679 sq. km). Cap.: Jerusalem. 2. the people traditionally descended from Jacob; the Hebrew or Jewish people. 3 …

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  • 14 Inauguration of Barack Obama — 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama Barack Obama takes the oath of office of the President of the United …

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  • 15 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 16 Presidency of Barack Obama — 44th President of the United States Incumbent Assumed office January …

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  • 17 china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 18 China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 19 MTV Video Music Award — MTV Video Music Awards 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Awarded for Best in Music videos and pop culture Presented by MTV …

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  • 20 stutter — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. See stammering. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. stumble, falter, sputter; see stammer . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. stammer, splutter, *trip over one s own words, *get hung by the tongue, falter,… …

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