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Usage

  • caricature

    A caricature of someone is an exaggerated drawing or description that is designed to make that person look silly; it can also be an exaggerated description of a situation or event.

  • stricture

    A stricture is a rule or condition that imposes restrictions or limits on what you can do.

  • censure

    Censure is written or verbal disapproval and harsh criticism of something that someone has done.

  • conjecture

    A conjecture is a theory or guess that is based on information that is not certain or complete.

  • fissure

    A fissure is a narrow and long crack or opening, usually in a rock face.

  • nurture

    When you nurture someone, you feed and take care of them.

  • stature

    A person's stature in society is their social standing; this level of importance is determined by their position in life or their character.

  • composure

    When someone exhibits composure, they remain calm—even in difficult times or conditions.

  • nomenclature

    Nomenclature is a specialized form of vocabulary that classifies or organizes things in the sciences or the arts into a clear and usable system.

  • overture

    An overture is an introduction, as to a musical piece, or a showing that you are ready to open up a relationship of some kind.

  • leisure

    When you are at leisure, you are not working; rather, you have free time that you can use to do what you wish.

  • embouchure

    The word embouchure refers to how the lips and tongue are placed on a wind instrument or to the mouthpiece of a wind instrument.

  • prefigure

    When something prefigures a future occurrence, it foreshadows, hints at, or suggests that it may very well happen.

  • adventurous

    An adventurous person loves trying new things or taking risks to make their life more exciting.

  • natural

    Something that happens in a natural way is the usual or normal way that it occurs.

  • fracture

    A fracture is a break or crack, such as of or in a bone.

  • manufacture

    When workers manufacture things, they make a lot of them, usually with the help of machines.

  • procedure

    A procedure is a way of doing something or the steps taken to complete something.

  • feature

    A feature of something is a part of it.

  • capture

    When you capture something, you take it so that you have it.

  • structure

    The structure of something is how the parts that make it up are put together; it can also be the thing, such as a building, that those parts make.

  • culture

    A culture is the beliefs, practices, behavior, and art of a group of people at a time in history.

  • acupuncture

    treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

  • aperture

    a device that controls amount of light admitted

  • closure

    terminate debate by calling for a vote

  • creature

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

  • exposure

    vulnerability to the elements

  • failure

    an act that fails

  • gesture

    show, express or direct through movement

  • lecture

    deliver a lecture or talk

  • nature

    the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized

  • picture

    imagine

  • pressure

    to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

  • rupture

    separate or cause to separate abruptly

  • venture

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

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