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makeup

make·up

makeup

 
 
pronunciation:
meI kuhp [or] meIk uhp
phrases:
do one's makeup
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: cosmetics, esp. when applied to the face to enhance or alter the appearance.
The only makeup she uses is lipstick and mascara.It took an hour every day to put on the actor's makeup.I couldn't tell that she was wearing makeup to cover her scar.
 
definition 2: the composition of something.
The makeup of the Senate changed dramatically after the election.
similar words:
architecture, composition, structure
definition 3: the essential character or temperament of a person.
It was not in his makeup to be sympathetic to others.
similar words:
mettle, nature, temperament
definition 4: an examination specially arranged for a student who missed or failed an earlier one.
The student had been ill during the exam and asked the professor for a makeup.
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