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abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation abstract art , abstractionism
interior door that opens by folding back in sections (rather than by swinging on hinges) accordion door , folding door
(psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic acting out
process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) action , activity , natural action , natural process
any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff affirmative pleading
African tree having rather lightweight cedar-scented wood varying in color from pink to reddish brown African scented mahogany , cedar mahogany , Entandrophragma cylindricum , sapele mahogany
conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money amateurism
mastodon of North America; in some classifications considered a mammoth rather than a mastodon American mastodon , American mastodont , Mammut americanum
presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC) Anaximander
chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously arpeggio
studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills) arts , humanistic discipline , humanities , liberal arts
order of fungi having a closed ascocarp (cleistothecium) with the asci scattered rather than gathered in a hymenium Aspergillales , Eurotiales , order Aspergillales , order Eurotiales
one whose mental imagery is auditory rather than visual or motor audile
heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target barrage , barrage fire , battery , bombardment , shelling
contest in which intelligence rather than violence is used battle of wits
as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as on behalf of rather than in behalf of) behalf
for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive) behalf
rather large North American brown bat; widely distributed big brown bat , Eptesicus fuscus
hickory of southern United States having many narrow leaflets and rather bitter nuts bitter pecan , Carya aquatica , water bitternut , water hickory
European thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves; extensively naturalized as a weed in the United States boar thistle , bull thistle , Cirsium lanceolatum , Cirsium vulgare , spear thistle
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