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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 5 401-500 Level-Appropriate Vocab

This collection contains 153 words.
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sincere; honest; faithful
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adverb, noun
1. truth; reality
2. sincerity; honesty; integrity; fidelity
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1. blazing up
2. destruction of a large building by fire
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noun
1. flame; blaze
2. flames (of intense emotion, e.g. love, jealousy, anger); passion
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noun
1. chair; stool
2. post; office; position
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tolerance; open-mindedness; forbearance; generosity
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
simultaneous; all at once
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1. ear (of plant); head (of plant)
2. point; tip
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suffix, ichidan verb
1. to be unable to; to find difficult (unpleasant, awkward, painful) to do  (see also: 兼ねない; often written with kana only)
ichidan verb, transitive verb
2. to serve two or more functions or roles simultaneously; to contain (or combine) two or more features
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multi-use; combined use; combination; serving two purposes
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hesitance; diffidence; feeling constraint; fear of troubling someone; having scruples about doing something
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breeding; raising; rearing
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to keep (a pet or other animal); to raise; to have; to own; to feed
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promotion; acceleration; encouragement; facilitation; spurring on
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to urge; to press; to prompt; to suggest; to demand; to stimulate; to quicken; to incite; to invite (attention to)
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noun
colour; color; hue; tints
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to colour; to color; to paint
2. to apply make-up
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warm; mild; temperate; warmth
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warm; mild; genial  (暖かい, 暖い usu. refer to air temperature)
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noun
1. manners; customs
2. sex service; sex industry; sex-oriented entertainment
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hearing; listening; attendance; auditing
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essential; fundamental; crucial; vital; main
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noun
1. liver; innards
2. courage; spirit; pluck; guts
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fields (of rice and other crops)
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1. field (for fruits, vegetables, etc.); cultivated land; vegetable plot; kitchen garden; plantation
noun, suffix
2. field (of specialization); sphere; area  (ばたけ when suf; this meaning is restricted to reading はたけ)
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wheat field; barley field; cornfield
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noun
1. peak; summit; ridge; top
2. back of a blade
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sacred mountain
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mountain range
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favour; favor; obligation; debt of gratitude
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pride; boast
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exaggeration; hyperbole
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noun
1. net; netting
2. web
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congestion (e.g. traffic); delay; stagnation
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1. astringent; bitter; puckery; rough; harsh; tart
2. austere; elegant (and unobtrusive); refined; quiet (and simple); sober; sombre; subdued; tasteful (in a quiet way); understated
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soul; spirit
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1. ulterior motive; plot; scheme
noun
2. complicated circumstances; intricacies
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noun
unyielding spirit; indomitable spirit
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noun
1. farm (livestock); ranch (US); station (Aus, NZ)
2. pasture land; meadow; grazing land
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koso appeal (initial appeal to a higher court)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to be temperate in; to refrain; to abstain; to hold back; to restrain oneself from excessive ...
2. to make notes; to jot down (e.g. phone number)
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dispute; trouble; strife
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confusing; misleading; equivocal; ambiguous; easily mixed up (e.g. similar words)
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1. caution; admonition; warning; lesson
2. prohibition; ban; commandment; precept  (also written as 禁め)
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1. vigilance; precaution; watch; lookout; alertness
2. to be vigilant; to be cautious; to guard (against)
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forfeiture; seizure; confiscation; impounding
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1. sinking; foundering; going down; submersion
2. getting dead drunk  (colloquialism)
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existing
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noun
hip joint; coxa
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noun
1. crotch; crutch; groin; thigh
2. fork (in a tree, road, river, etc.); tines (of a fork)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to intimidate; to scare  (see also: 脅かす)
2. to jeopardize; to endanger; to imperil
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noun
threat
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conquest; subjugation; overcoming
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to overturn; to capsize; to upset
2. to overthrow (government etc.)
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1. mask; veil; disguise
noun or verb acting prenominally, noun
2. anonymous; unmarked; incognito
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1. capsizing; overturn; turning over; upset
2. overthrow (e.g. a government)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to cover; to hide; to conceal; to wrap; to disguise
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noun
1. district; county  (this meaning is restricted to reading ぐん)
2. district (of 2-20 50-home neighbourhoods or townships, in the ritsuryo period)  (see also: 国郡里制)
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noun
1. hill; height; knoll; rising ground  (this meaning is restricted to form 丘, 岡, 壟)
2. bonus points awarded to the winner at the end of a game  (mahjong term; often written with kana only; this meaning is restricted to form 丘, 陸符)
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noun
sand dune; sand hill
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noun
1. good piece of work
2. honourable mention (honorable)  (abbreviation)
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noun
uncle  (see also: 叔母; 伯父 or 叔父 respectively can mean older or younger than one's parent)
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consign (goods (for sale) to a firm); entrust (person with something); commit
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pathos; sorrow; grief
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noun
1. pity; sorrow; grief; misery; compassion; pathos
2. pitiable; pitiful; pathetic; miserable
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to grow fat; to gain weight; to put on weight
2. to grow fertile  (of soil)
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manure; fertilizer; fertiliser
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noun
manure; night soil; dung; fertiliser; fertilizer
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noun
manure; night soil
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reading aloud; recitation  (see also: 音読)
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bright; cheerful; melodious
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to be careful; to be discreet  (usu. 慎む)
2. to do in moderation; to refrain (from overdoing); to abstain  (usu. 慎む)
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careful; cautious; prudent; discreet; deliberate  (opposite: 軽率)
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quiet; calm; leisurely; easy
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noun
eyebrow; eyebrows
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brow; glabella; middle forehead; area between the eyebrows
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noun
emergency; urgency; imminence
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denial; veto; rejection; refusal
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to refuse; to reject; to decline
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noun
general idea; concept; notion
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to look back (e.g. over shoulder or at the past); to turn around
2. to reflect on the past; to reconsider; to review
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customer; client; patron
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to rot; to go bad; to decay; to spoil; to fester; to decompose; to turn sour (e.g. milk)
2. to corrode; to weather; to crumble
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stale; hackneyed; cliched
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1. greeting; greetings; salutation; salute; polite set phrase used when meeting or parting from somebody
2. polite set phrase used to express apology, sympathy, congratulations, etc.
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isolation; loneliness; solitude
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selling off; disposal by sale; sale
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thief; robber
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1. master; teacher
noun
2. coach who owns his stable  (sumo term)
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vexing; annoying; frustrating; regrettable; mortifying
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regret; repentance; remorse
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regret; repentance
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hell
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to pile up (work etc)
2. to stagnate
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stay; sojourn
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1. treatment; reception
2. remuneration; salary; payment; compensation package
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light; faint; pale; fleeting
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fresh water (i.e. not salt water)  (see also: 鹹水)
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purchase; buy
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expression, adverb
1. in all; in total; collectively  (esp. 合わせて, 合せて)
expression, conjunction
2. in addition; besides; at the same time  (esp. 併せて)
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using together (jointly); used at the same time
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worship; adoration; admiration; cult
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quite willingly; readily; with acquiescence  (see also: 唯々諾々として; yojijukugo)
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only; sole; unique
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1. vertical
2. perpendicular
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noun
Gifu (city)
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noun
forked road; crossroads
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actor; actress; player; performer  (see also: 役者)
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1. slanting; tilted; sloping; diagonal; oblique  (see also: )
2. unusual; slanted (view of the world); bad (mood)
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inclination; slant; slope; bevel; list; dip; tilt; lean
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noun
1. daughter  (see also: 嬢さん; honorific)
2. young lady  (see also: 嬢さん)
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noun
1. defect; fault; deficiency; deformity
2. shortage; gap
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to fall into (e.g. a hole)
2. to fall into (chaos, depression, dilemma, illness, etc.)
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noun
recompense; indemnity; atonement
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compensation; indemnification; reparation; consideration
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appreciation (e.g. of art); aesthetic sense
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to heed; to take into account; to bear in mind; to learn from; to take warning from; in view of; in the light of
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advice; counsel; remonstrance; recommendation
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recommendation; advice; suggestion; encouragement  (see also: お勧め)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to bury; to inter; to entomb; to consign to oblivion; to shelve
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noun
funeral service
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to burn; to scorch; to singe; to char
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focus (e.g. photographic); focal point
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impatience
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to expand; to swell (out); to get big; to become inflated
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1. huge; vast; enormous; colossal; extensive; multitudinous
2. swelling; expansion  (this meaning is restricted to form 膨大)
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courtroom
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noun
1. purple; violet
2. Lithospermum erythrorhizon (species of gromwell)  (often written with kana only)
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noun
ultra-violet rays
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noun
1. brand; make; description
2. trading name of stocks and securities
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noun
1. sickle
2. sickle-and-chain (weapon)  (see also: 鎖鎌; abbreviation)
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noun
bacillus; bacterium; germ
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noun
trade; business; commerce; occupation
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'gu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to earn income; to labor; to labour
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to turn over; to assign; to hand over; to transmit; to convey; to sell; to dispose of
2. to yield; to surrender; to concede
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violent; vehement; raging; stout; intense; spirited; stormy
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noun, noun (suffix), 'no' adjective
attempt (e.g. at crime)  (see also: 既遂)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to accomplish; to achieve; to carry out
2. to arrive at (a certain outcome); to come to; to end with
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to brave; to risk; to face; to venture
2. to harm; to afflict; to affect  (of a disease, chemical, etc.)
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risk; venture; adventure
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noun
Thailand  (often written with kana only)
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left-wing (politics)  (opposite: 右翼)
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noun
1. wing
2. Chinese "Wings" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)  (see also: 二十八宿, 朱雀; astronomy, etc. term; this meaning is restricted to reading よく)
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ghastly; gruesome; appalling; lurid
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noun
order; regularity; system; method
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noun
1. door; gate; opening
2. title page
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noun
door(s) of a gate
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adverb, noun
1. certainly; without fail  (often written with kana only)
2. right and wrong; pros and cons
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noun
1. measurement; size; extent; dimension
2. plan; intention; arrangement; schedule
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noun
1. (passenger) fare
2. freight rates; shipping expenses
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scout out; reconnaissance
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clear; serene
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to clear (e.g. weather); to become transparent
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