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postmortem, incriminate, access, plausible, interrupt, bugle, formidable, canary, subterfuge, abdicate, precipitate, erudite, intractable, exuberant, ingenious, cognition, primal, filament, unity, ventilate

postmortem  (pəʊstˈmɔːtəm) |
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— adj |
1. | ( prenominal ) occurring after death |
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— n |
2. | analysis or study of a recently completed event: a postmortem on a game of chess | 3. | See postmortem examination |
incriminate  (ɪnˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt) |
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— vb |
1. | to imply or suggest the guilt or error of (someone) | 2. | to charge with a crime or fault |
access  (ˈæksɛs) |
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— n |
1. | the act of approaching or entering |
2. | the condition of allowing entry, esp (of a building or room) allowing entry by wheelchairs, prams, etc | 3. | the right or privilege to approach, reach, enter, or make use of something | 4. | a way or means of approach or entry |

5. | the opportunity or right to see or approach someone: she fights for divorce and free access to her children | 6. | ( modifier ) designating programmes made by the general public as distinguished from those made by professional broadcasters: access television | 7. | a sudden outburst or attack, as of rage or disease | |

— vb |
8. | to gain access to; make accessible or available |
9. | ( tr ) computing |
| a. to obtain or retrieve (information) from a storage device | | b. direct access See also sequential access to place (information) in a storage device | plausible  (ˈplɔːzəb ə l) |
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— adj |
1. | apparently reasonable, valid, truthful, etc: a plausible excuse | 2. | apparently trustworthy or believable: a plausible speaker | interrupt  (ˌɪntəˈrʌpt) |
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— vb |
1. | to break the continuity of (an action, event, etc) or hinder (a person) by intrusion | 2. | ( tr ) to cease to perform (some action) |
3. | ( tr ) to obstruct (a view) |
4. | to prevent or disturb (a conversation, discussion, etc) by questions, interjections, or comment | bugle 1  (ˈbjuːɡ ə l) |
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— n |
1. | music  a brass instrument similar to the cornet but usually without valves: used for military fanfares, signal calls, etc | |
— vb |
2. | ( intr ) to play or sound (on) a bugle |
formidable  (ˈfɔːmɪdəb ə l) |
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— adj |
1. | arousing or likely to inspire fear or dread |
2. | extremely difficult to defeat, overcome, manage, etc: a formidable problem | 3. | tending to inspire awe or admiration because of great size, strength, excellence, etc |

canary  (kəˈnɛərɪ) |
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— n  , pl -naries |
1. | a small finch, Serinus canaria,  of the Canary Islands and Azores: a popular cagebird noted for its singing. Wild canaries are streaked yellow and brown, but most domestic breeds are pure yellow | subterfuge  (ˈsʌbtəˌfjuːdʒ) |

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— n |
| a stratagem employed to conceal something, evade an argument, etc | abdicate  (ˈæbdɪˌkeɪt) |
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— vb |
| to renounce (a throne, power, responsibility, rights, etc), esp formally | precipitate |
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— vb |
1. | ( tr ) to cause to happen too soon or sooner than expected; bring on | 2. | to throw or fall from or as from a height |
3. | to cause (moisture) to condense and fall as snow, rain, etc, or (of moisture, rain, etc) to condense and fall thus | 4. | chem  to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a dissolved substance separates from solution as a fine suspension of solid particles | |

— adj |
5. | rushing ahead |
6. | done rashly or with undue haste |
7. | sudden and brief |
erudite  (ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt) |
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— adj |
| having or showing extensive scholarship; learned |

intractable  (ɪnˈtræktəb ə l) |
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— adj |
1. | difficult to influence or direct: an intractable disposition | 2. | (of a problem, illness, etc) difficult to solve, alleviate, or cure | 3. | difficult to shape or mould, esp with the hands |...
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