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Assess

Assess - verb estimate the value of (property) for taxation; charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine; place a value on; judge the worth of something; set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

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Assume

Assume - verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; take up someone's soul into heaven; occupy or take on; seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; put clothing on one's body; make a pretence of; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

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Baffle

Baffle - noun a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy; verb check the emission of (sound); be a mystery or bewildering to; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

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Biased

Biased - adj. favoring one person or side over another

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Concentrate

Concentrate - noun a concentrated example; a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water; the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore; verb make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser; direct one's attention on something; draw together or meet in one common center; cook until very little liquid is left; be cooked until very little liquid is left; make more concise; compress or concentrate; make central

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Consider

Consider - verb regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; think about carefully; weigh; show consideration for; take into account; judge or regard; look upon; judge; deem to be; look at carefully; study mentally; look at attentively; give careful consideration to

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Contemplate

Contemplate - verb consider as a possibility; look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; reflect deeply on a subject; think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

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Cynical

Cynical - adj. believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

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Deduce

Deduce - verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction; conclude by reasoning; in logic

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Deliberate

Deliberate - adj. by conscious design or purpose; marked by careful consideration or reflection; with care and dignity; produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; carefully thought out in advance; verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue; think about carefully; weigh

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Dilemma

Dilemma - noun state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

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Discriminate

Discriminate - adj. marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; noting distinctions with nicety; verb recognize or perceive the difference; distinguish; treat differently on the basis of sex or race

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Dubious

Dubious - adj. not convinced; fraught with uncertainty or doubt; open to doubt or suspicion

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Estimate

Estimate - noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody; an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; the respect with which a person is held; a statement indicating the likely cost of some job; a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation); verb judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); judge to be probable

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Faith

Faith - noun loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person; complete confidence in a person or plan etc; a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; an institution to express belief in a divine power

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Gather

Gather - noun the act of gathering something; sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching; verb conclude from evidence; look for (food) in nature; draw fabric together and sew it tightly; assemble or get together; collect or gather; collect in one place; get people together

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Genius

Genius - noun exceptional creative ability; someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; unusual mental ability; a natural talent; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

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Grasp

Grasp - noun the act of grasping; a firm controlling influence; the limit of capability; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; verb hold firmly; get the meaning of something

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Guesswork

Guesswork - noun an estimate based on little or no information

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Hunch

Hunch - noun the act of bending yourself up together; an impression that something might be the case; verb arch one's back

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Ideology

Ideology - noun imaginary or visionary theorization; an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

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Ingeniuos

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Inspiration

Inspiration - noun arousing to a particular emotion or action; a product of your creative thinking and work; a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem; arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity; the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing; (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings

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Intuition

Intuition - noun instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes); an impression that something might be the case

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Justify

Justify - verb adjust the spaces between words; show to be right by providing justification or proof; show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; let off the hook

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Naive

Naive - adj. inexperienced; marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; not initiated; deficient in relevant experience; lacking information or instruction; of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style

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Notion

Notion - noun (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; a general inclusive concept; an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

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Opstimistic

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Paradox

Paradox - noun (logic) a statement that contradicts itself

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Pessimistic

Pessimistic - adj. expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds

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Plausible

Plausible - adj. apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

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Ponder

Ponder - verb reflect deeply on a subject

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Prejudiced

Prejudiced - adj. being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand; emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices

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Presume

Presume - verb take liberties or act with too much confidence; constitute reasonable evidence for; take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

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Query

Query - noun an instance of questioning; verb pose a question

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Reckon

Reckon - verb take account of; expect, believe, or suppose; make a mathematical calculation or computation; deem to be; judge to be probable; have faith or confidence in

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Reflect

Reflect - verb give evidence of the quality of; give evidence of a certain behavior; to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface); manifest or bring back; be bright by reflecting or casting light; reflect deeply on a subject

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Skeptical

Skeptical - adj. denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion; marked by or given to doubt

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Speculate

Speculate - verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; invest at a risk; reflect deeply on a subject

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Suppose

Suppose - verb express a supposition; expect, believe, or suppose; to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

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Adapt

Adapt - verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

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Adjust

Adjust - verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; make correspondent or conformable; decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim; place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

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Alternate

Alternate - adj. occurring by turns; first one and then the other; every second one of a series; of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired; allowing a choice; noun someone who takes the place of another person; verb do something in turns; go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions; exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions; reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action); be an understudy or alternate for a role

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Amend

Amend - verb make amendments to; set straight or right; to make better

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Conservate

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Convert

Convert - noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief; verb change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; change the nature, purpose, or function of something; change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; cause to adopt a new or different faith; make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; score (a spare); complete successfully; score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone; exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; exchange a penalty for a less severe one

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Decay

Decay - noun the organic phenomenon of rotting; a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current; the process of gradually becoming inferior; the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation; an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; verb fall into decay or ruin; undergo decay or decomposition; lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

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Deteriorate

Deteriorate - verb become worse or disintegrate; grow worse

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Distort

Distort - verb alter the shape of (something) by stress; make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story; affect as in thought or feeling; form into a spiral shape; twist and press out of shape

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Dynamic

Dynamic - adj. characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; of or relating to dynamics; expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water'); noun an efficient incentive

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Endure

Endure - verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant; undergo or be subjected to; continue to live; endure or last; continue to exist; persist for a specified period of time; last and be usable; face or endure with courage

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Evolve

Evolve - verb undergo development or evolution; work out; gain through experience

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Influence

Influence - noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort; a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; one having power to influence another; the effect of one thing (or person) on another; verb have and exert influence or effect; shape or influence; give direction to; induce into action by using one's charm

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Innovation

Innovation - noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation; the creation of something in the mind

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Innovative

Innovative - adj. being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before; ahead of the times

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Last

Last - adj. occurring at the time of death; lowest in rank or importance; coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; highest in extent or degree; most unlikely or unsuitable; immediately past; not to be altered or undone; occurring at or forming an end or termination; conclusive in a process or progression; adv. more recently than any other time; the item at the end; noun a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do; holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes; a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels; a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds; the last or lowest in an ordering or series; the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; the temporal end; the concluding time; verb persist for a specified period of time; continue to live; endure or last

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Maintain

"Maintain - verb state or assert; observe correctly or closely; support against an opponent; state categorically; maintain by writing regular records; supply with necessities and support; maintain for use and service; have and exercise; keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ""keep clean"""

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Mature

Mature - adj. fully considered and perfected; having reached full natural growth or development; characteristic of maturity; (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination; fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; verb develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; become due for repayment; develop and work out fully in one's mind; cause to ripen and discharge pus; grow old or older; cause to ripen or develop fully

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Modify

Modify - verb make less severe or harsh or extreme; add a modifier to a constituent; cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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Novel

Novel - adj. pleasantly new or different; original and of a kind not seen before; noun a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction; a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story

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Persist

Persist - verb stay behind; be persistent, refuse to stop; continue to exist

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Potential

Potential - adj. existing in possibility; expected to become or be; in prospect; noun the inherent capacity for coming into being; the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

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Progress

Progress - noun the act of moving forward toward a goal; a movement forward; gradual improvement or growth or development; verb develop in a positive way; form or accumulate steadily; move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

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Radical

Radical - adj. especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; arising from or going to the root; of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root; (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm; markedly new or introducing radical change; noun a sign placed in front of an expression to denote that a root is to be extracted; a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram; a person who has radical ideas or opinions; (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule; an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule than has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule

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Refine

Refine - verb make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of; attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying; reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition; make more complex, intricate, or richer; improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

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Reform

Reform - noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; verb change for the better; make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; break up the molecules of; produce by cracking; bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

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Remain

"Remain - verb be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.; ""There remains the question of who pulled the trigger""; stay the same; remain in a certain state; continue in a place, position, or situation; stay behind"

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Revise

Revise - noun the act of rewriting something; verb make revisions in; revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving

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Revolution

Revolution - noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed; a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

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Shift

Shift - noun the act of moving from one place to another; an event in which something is displaced without rotation; a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time; the time period during which you are at work; the act of changing one thing or position for another; a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist; a woman's sleeveless undergarment; the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters; a qualitative change; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; verb move and exchange for another; change gears; move from one setting or context to another; change in quality; change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; use a shift key on a keyboard; change place or direction; make a shift in or exchange of; lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; move abruptly; move sideways or in an unsteady way; move very slightly; move around

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Spoil

Spoil - noun the act of stripping and taking by force; the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); verb become unfit for consumption or use; alter from the original; make imperfect; destroy and strip of its possession; have a strong desire or urge to do something; make a mess of, destroy or ruin; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; treat with excessive indulgence

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Status quo

Steady

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Substitute

Substitute - adj. artificial and inferior; being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team; capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another; an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced; someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); verb put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; be a substitute; act as a substitute

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Sustain

Sustain - verb admit as valid; supply with necessities and support; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; provide with nourishment; be the physical support of; carry the weight of; lengthen or extend in duration or space

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Switch

Switch - noun the act of changing one thing or position for another; a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other; a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment; control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit; railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock; hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure; an event in which one thing is substituted for another; verb make a shift in or exchange of; lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; flog with or as if with a flexible rod; reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action); change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence; cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; exchange or give (something) in exchange for

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Transform

Transform - verb change in outward structure or looks; increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage); change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species; convert (one form of energy) to another; change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; subject to a mathematical transformation; change from one form or medium into another

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Trend

Trend - noun the popular taste at a given time; a general tendency to change (as of opinion); general line of orientation; a general direction in which something tends to move; verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly

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Uniform

Uniform - adj. evenly spaced; always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences; not differentiated; the same throughout in structure or composition; noun clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification; verb provide with uniforms

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Abrupt

Abrupt - adj. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; exceedingly sudden and unexpected; extremely steep; marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

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Anachronism

Anachronism - noun an artifact that belongs to another time; a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age; something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

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Annual

Annual - adj. completing its life cycle within a year; occurring or payable every year; noun a reference book that is published regularly once every year; a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year

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Antique

Antique - adj. out of fashion; made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; belonging to or lasting from times long ago; noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity; an elderly man; verb give an antique appearance to; shop for antiques

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Century

Century - noun a period of 100 years

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Chronological

Chronological - adj. relating to or arranged according to temporal order

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Contemporary

Contemporary - adj. belonging to the present time; characteristic of the present; occurring in the same period of time; noun a person of nearly the same age as another

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Decade

Decade - noun a period of 10 years

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Duration

Duration - noun continuance in time; the property of enduring or continuing in time; the period of time during which something continues

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Elapse

Elapse - verb pass by

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Er

Er - noun a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment; a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium

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Eternal

Eternal - adj. tiresomely long; seemingly without end; continuing forever or indefinitely

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Expire

Expire - verb expel air; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; lose validity

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Frequency

Frequency - noun the number of observations in a given statistical category; the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations; the number of occurrences within a given time period

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Instantaneous

Instantaneous - adj. occurring with no delay

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Interim

Interim - adj. serving during an intermediate interval of time; noun the time between one event, process, or period and another

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Interval

Interval - noun the distance between things; a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints; the difference in pitch between two notes; a definite length of time marked off by two instants

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Lapse

Lapse - noun a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; a failure to maintain a higher state; a mistake resulting from inattention; verb drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards; end, at least for a long time; let slip; go back to bad behavior; pass into a specified state or condition; pass by

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Lifetime

Lifetime - noun the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

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Long-standing

Long-standing - adj. having existed or continued for a long time

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Millenium

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Obsolete

Obsolete - adj. old; no longer in use or valid or fashionable; no longer in use

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