Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus
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abbr action activity aircraft amount animal ANTONYMS attached attractive become behavior body brass instrument building cause chemical element clothes color containing cover decorative device difﬁcult drink electric electric current especially excitement express feeling ﬁeld ﬁght ﬁgure ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrm ﬁrst ﬁsh ﬂat ﬂow ﬂowers ﬂy force formal give someone hair happen hard head hold inﬂuence informal a person K SYNONYMS layer light liquid literary living metal move movie object ofﬁcial ONYMS organization particular past and past past participle person or thing personís piece pl.n plant play plural pop music position prep produce pron relating Roman numeral ship shrub situation skin someoneís sound SPELLING stop strong substance surface SYNONYMS synonyms n unpleasant USAGE vehicle woman word