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1) having a forceful and independent mind.
Ex. Only a neurotic woman faints when someone attacks her; a strong-minded woman knows that this is no solution. 2) To calm or placate
Ex. This did a lot to soothe the nation's nerves. 3) to hope that someone will provide something for you
Ex. On the other hand, the announcement of our death might cause widespread despair, since millions of people now looked to us for leadership. 4) capable of being inhabited
Ex. We knew that no planet in the solar system was habitable; in any case, earth had no space ship capable of carrying human beings the fifty million miles to Mars 5) 1. To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner. See Synonyms at intimidate.
2. To make (one's way) aggressively
Ex. When the United Nations issued a warning to him, he simply used it for propaganda purposes--the white men trying to bully the blacks. 6) to try very hard to deal with a problem or to make adifficult decision
Ex. All that night, I wrestled with the problem; I tried to descend deeper and deeper into my own mind. 7) a temporary difficulty that causes a short delay:
Ex. We asked them how the work had gone, and they said that it had been a smooth routine job with no hitches. 8) a minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and commits antisocial or criminal acts, as vandalism or violence.
Ex. It was the same kind of mechanism that sometimes makes juvenile delinquents derail trains for the fun of it: a desire to join the adult world by doing something that has adult consequences 9) to leave its tracks/to cause (a train) to leave its tracks 10) an idea that is based on feeling and for which there is no proof Ex. He could give no coherent reasons for opposing it; he simply said that he had a hunch 11) something that helps a person find something, understand something, or solve a…...

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