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Patent: a government authority or license conferring a right or tittle for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention Related words: copyright, license, privilege Synonym: clear, evident, plain Antonym: blocked, clean, closed Word Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin patent- ‘lyomh open’, from the vern patere Clave: either of a pair of cylindrical hardwood sticks that make a hollow sound when stuck together, used as a percussion instrument in Latin music. Related Words: cut, divorrce, rend Synonym: hew, sunder, carve Antonym: close, combine, join Word Origin: from American Spanish, from Latin clavis key Calamity: an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a

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