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contented
  • v  satisfy in a limited way
    He contented himself with one glass of beer per day
  • v  make content
    I am contented
  • a  satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
    a contented smile
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contentious
  • s  inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    a style described as abrasive and contentious
  • s  involving or likely to cause controversy
    a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson
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conterminous
  • s  connecting without a break; within a common boundary
    the 48 conterminous states
  • s  having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"
    the side of Germany conterminous with France
  • s  being of equal extent or scope or duration
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contested
  • v  to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
    They contested the outcome of the race
  • a  disputed or made the object of contention or competition
    a contested election
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contextual
  • a  relating to or determined by or in context
    contextual information
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contiguous
  • s  very close or connected in space or time
    contiguous events
  • s  connecting without a break; within a common boundary
    the contiguous 48 states
  • s  having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"
    Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho
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continent
  • n  one of the large landmasses of the earth
    there are seven continents
    pioneers had to cross the continent on foot
  • n  the European mainland
  • a  having control over urination and defecation
  • s  abstaining from sexual intercourse
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continental
  • a  of or pertaining to or typical of Europe
  • a  of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of a continent
    the continental divide
    continental drift
  • a  being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe
    the continental United States
    continental Europe
    continental waters
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contingent
  • n  a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
    each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics
  • n  a temporary military unit
    the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent
  • s  possible but not certain to occur
    they had to plan for contingent expenses
  • s  determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
    arms sales contingent on the approval of congress
  • s  uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances
    the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot
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contingent_on
  • s  determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
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contingent_upon
  • s  determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
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continual
  • a  occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series
    the continual banging of the shutters
  • s  `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)
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continuant
  • n  consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
  • s  of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
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continued
  • v  continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    We continued to work into the night
  • v  continue talking
    I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
  • v  keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
  • v  move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    She continued in the direction of the hills
  • v  allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
  • v  do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
    We continued our research into the cause of the illness
  • v  continue after an interruption
    The demonstration continued after a break for lunch
  • v  continue in a place, position, or situation
    She continued as deputy mayor for another year
  • v  span an interval of distance, space or time
  • v  exist over a prolonged period of time
    The bad weather continued for two more weeks
  • a  without stop or interruption
    to insure the continued success of the war
    the continued existence of nationalism
    the continued popularity of Westerns
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continuing
  • v  continue a certain state, condition, or activity
  • v  continue talking
  • v  keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
  • v  move ahead; travel onward in time or space
  • v  allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
  • v  do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
  • v  continue after an interruption
  • v  continue in a place, position, or situation
  • v  span an interval of distance, space or time
  • v  exist over a prolonged period of time
  • s  remaining in force or being carried on without letup
    the act provided a continuing annual appropriation
    the continuing struggle to put food on the table
  • s  of long duration
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continuous
  • a  continuing in time or space without interruption
    a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
    a continuous bout of illness lasting six months
    lived in continuous fear
    a continuous row of warehouses
    a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it
  • a  of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
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contorted
  • v  twist and press out of shape
  • s  twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    his mad contorted smile
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contraband
  • n  goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
  • s  distributed or sold illicitly
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