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  • s  showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom
    an unwise investor is soon impoverished
  • s  not appropriate to the purpose
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  • s  not done with purpose or intent
    an unwitting mistake may be overlooked
  • a  not aware or knowing
    an unwitting subject in an experiment
  • s  unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge
    his rudeness was unwitting
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  • a  not womanly
    the logical clearness of her arguments...condemned her as eccentric and unwomanly
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  • s  out of the ordinary
    an unwonted softness in her face
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  • s  not capable of being carried out or put into practice
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  • s  not characteristic of or suitable for a good workman
    an unworkmanlike result
    an unworkmanlike tool
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  • a  not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
    was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
  • s  not wise in the ways of the world
    this helplessly unworldly woman"- Kate O'Brien
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  • a  lacking in value or merit
    dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy
    unworthy of forgiveness
  • s  not deserving
  • s  morally reprehensible
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  • a  not woven
    tapa cloth is an unwoven fabric made by pounding bark into a thin sheet
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  • v  remove the outer cover or wrapping of
  • v  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • a  not yet wrapped or having the wrapping removed
    she faced a mountainous pile of presents still unwrapped
    the floor around the tree was littered with gifts already unwrapped
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  • a  based on custom rather than documentation
    an unwritten law ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence
  • s  using speech rather than writing
  • s  said or done without having been planned or written in advance
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  • s  stubbornly unyielding
  • s  resistant to physical force or pressure
    an unyielding head support
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  • v  raise
    up the ante
  • a  being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    the anchor is up
    the sun is up
    he lay face up
    he is up by a pawn
    the market is up
    the corn is up
  • s  out of bed
    up by seven each morning
  • s  getting higher or more vigorous
    its an up market
  • s  extending or moving toward a higher place
    the up staircase
    a general upward movement of fish
  • s  (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness
    he was up on his homework
    had to be up for the game
  • s  open
    the windows are up
  • s  (used of computers) operating properly
    how soon will the computers be up?
  • s  used up
    time is up
  • r  spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
    look up!
    the music surged up
    the fragments flew upwards
    prices soared upwards
    upwardly mobile
  • r  to a higher intensity
    he turned up the volume
  • r  nearer to the speaker
    he walked up and grabbed my lapels
  • r  to a more central or a more northerly place
    was transferred up to headquarters
    up to Canada for a vacation
  • r  to a later time
    they moved the meeting date up
    from childhood upward
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