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perhaps

perhaps [pr hps, p rps] CORE MEANING: an adverb expressing uncertainty, or indicating that something is possibly true or may possibly happen, often used to make remarks appear less definite Perhaps it will be warmer later. He wondered if perhaps he had figured things wrong. Perhaps his best-known ceramic work is his public mural "Voyage."

adverb

approximately: used to show approximation The house is perhaps five miles from here.

[15th century. < per "by" + plural of hap1 "chance"] Microsoft Encarta 2009. 19932008 Microsoft Corporation. Reservados todos los derechos.

dismiss [diss mss] (past and past participle dismissed, present participle dismissing, 3rd person present singular dismisses)

transitive verb

1. refuse to consider something: to refuse to give consideration to something 2. reject somebody or something: to consider somebody or something as unsuitable for a particular reason dismissed the idea as ridiculous 3. end employment of somebody: to stop employing somebody, e.g. because of unsatisfactory work or wrongdoing 4. send somebody away: to order or allow somebody to leave 5. LAW refuse case further hearing in court: to refuse to give further hearing to a case in court

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tribe [trb] (plural tribes)

noun

1. social division of people: a society or division of a society whose members have ancestry, customs, beliefs, and leadership in common 2. family: a large family (informal) 3. group with something in common: a group of people who have something in common such as an occupation, social background, or political viewpoint rebelled against the whole tribe of earnest policy makers

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handful [hnd f l] (plural handfuls)

noun

1. amount contained by hand: an amount that can be held in the hand 2. small amount or number: a small amount or number of people or things Only a handful of students turned up for the lecture. 3. somebody or something difficult: somebody or something that is difficult to cope with or control (informal) Together those two are a real handful!

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marketplace
marketplace [m rkt plyss] (plural marketplaces)

noun

1. open space for market: an open space where a market is held 2. sphere of trading: the commercial sphere where buying and selling takes place and the laws of supply and demand operate 3. setup where ideas can be discussed: a forum in which ideas are exchanged, discussed, and compete for recognition

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sneak
sneak [sneek] verb (past and past participle sneaked or snuck [snuk], present participle sneaking, 3rd person present singular sneaks)

1. intransitive verb move around stealthily: to go or move in a stealthy, secretive way 2. transitive verb do something furtively: to do something stealthily, furtively, and without being noticed He sneaked a look over the wall.

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core [kawr] noun (plural cores)


1. essential part: the central or most important part of something the core of the argument 2. central part of fruit: the fibrous central part of some fruit, containing the seeds

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truly
truly

adverb
1. sincerely: honestly, without affectation or pretense feel truly sorry 2. used for emphasis: used to emphasize the extent or degree of something a truly remarkable achievement 3. completely: to the fullest extent or in the fullest degree Only she can truly appreciate how happy I feel.

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stratosphere
stratosphere [strtt sf r]

noun

1. region of atmosphere: the region of the Earth's atmosphere between the troposphere and mesosphere, from 10 km/6 mi to 50 km/30 mi above the Earth's surface. It has no clouds and is marked by gradual temperature increase. 2. very high or highest position: a very high or the highest level or position The failure of the harvest is likely to send food prices into the stratosphere.

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