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subsequent
  • a  following in time or order
    subsequent developments
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subservient
  • s  compliant and obedient to authority
    editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw
  • s  serving or acting as a means or aid
  • s  abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
    she has become submissive and subservient
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subsidiary
  • n  an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  • n  a company that is completely controlled by another company
  • s  functioning in a supporting capacity
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subsidised
  • v  secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
  • v  support through subsidies
  • s  having partial financial support from public funds
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subsidized
  • v  support through subsidies
    The arts in Europe are heavily subsidized
  • v  secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
  • s  having partial financial support from public funds
    lived in subsidized public housing
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subsonic
  • a  (of speed) less than that of sound in a designated medium
    aircraft flying at subsonic speeds
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substandard
  • s  falling short of some prescribed norm
    substandard housing
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substantial
  • s  fairly large
    won by a substantial margin
  • s  having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    substantial equivalents
  • a  having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
    the substantial world
    a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical
    most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
  • s  providing abundant nourishment
    ate a substantial breakfast
  • s  of good quality and condition; solidly built
    several substantial timber buildings
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substantiating
  • v  establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
  • v  represent in bodily form
  • v  make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
  • v  solidify, firm, or strengthen
  • s  serving to support or corroborate
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substantival
  • a  of or relating to or having the nature or function of a substantive (i.e. a noun or noun equivalent)
    a substantival constituent
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substantive
  • n  any word or group of words functioning as a noun
  • s  having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
  • a  defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established
    substantive law
  • s  being on topic and prompting thought
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substitutable
  • s  (of words) interchangeable in a given context without changing the import of the expression
  • s  capable of being exchanged for another or for something else that is equivalent
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substitute
  • n  a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
  • n  an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
  • n  someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • v  put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    substitute regular milk with fat-free milk
  • v  be a substitute
    The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague
    The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet
  • v  act as a substitute
  • s  capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
  • s  serving or used in place of another
  • s  artificial and inferior
    substitute coffee
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subsurface
  • a  beneath the surface
    subsurface materials of the moon
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subterminal
  • s  near but not precisely at an end
    a subterminal band of color on the tail feathers
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subterranean
  • s  being or operating under the surface of the earth
    subterranean passages
  • s  lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
    subterranean motives for murder
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subterraneous
  • s  being or operating under the surface of the earth
  • s  lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
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subtle
  • s  difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    a subtle difference
  • s  able to make fine distinctions
    a subtle mind
  • s  working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
    a subtle poison
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subtractive
  • a  constituting or involving subtraction
    a subtractive correction
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