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 for shallow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shallow \Shal"low\, n.
     1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a
        shoal; a flat; a shelf.
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              A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon
              shallows of gravel.                   --Bacon.
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              Dashed on the shallows of the moving sand. --Dryden.
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     2. (Zool.) The rudd. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shallow \Shal"low\, v. t.
     To make shallow. --Sir T. Browne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shallow \Shal"low\, v. i.
     To become shallow, as water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shallow \Shal"low\, a. [Compar. Shallower; superl.
     Shallowest.] [OE. schalowe, probably originally, sloping or
     shelving; cf. Icel. skj[=a]lgr wry, squinting, AS. sceolh, D.
     & G. scheel, OHG. schelah. Cf. Shelve to slope, Shoal
     shallow.]
     1. Not deep; having little depth; shoal. "Shallow brooks, and
        rivers wide." --Milton.
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     2. Not deep in tone. [R.]
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              The sound perfecter and not so shallow and jarring.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     3. Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating
        deeply; simple; not wise or knowing; ignorant;
        superficial; as, a shallow mind; shallow learning.
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              The king was neither so shallow, nor so ill
              advertised, as not to perceive the intention of the
              French king.                          --Bacon.
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              Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself.
                                                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rudd \Rudd\, n. [See Rud, n.] (Zool.)
     A fresh-water European fish of the Carp family ({Leuciscus
     erythrophthalmus). It is about the size and shape of the
     roach, but it has the dorsal fin farther back, a stouter
     body, and red irises. Called also redeye, roud,
     finscale, and shallow. A blue variety is called
     azurine, or blue roach.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shallow
      adj 1: lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension
             downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or
             outward from a center; "shallow water"; "a shallow dish";
             "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a
             shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field"
             [ant: deep]
      2: not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow
         breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow
         trance" [ant: deep]
      3: lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with
         what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed
         shallow and tedious"
      n 1: a stretch of shallow water [syn: shoal, shallow]
      v 1: make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal" [syn:
           shallow, shoal]
      2: become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time" [syn:
         shallow, shoal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "shallow":
     airy, amateur, amateurish, ankle-deep, asinine, bank, bar,
     birdbrained, birdwitted, catchpenny, coral reef, cursory, dabbling,
     depthless, dilettante, dilettantish, empty, epidermal, fatuous,
     featherbrained, few, fill in, fill up, flat, flighty, flimsy,
     fluffy, foolish, footling, ford, fribble, fribbling, frivolous,
     frothy, futile, half-assed, half-baked, half-cocked, idle,
     immature, inane, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant,
     jejune, knee-deep, light, little, low, meager, miniature,
     negligible, no great shakes, not deep, nugacious, nugatory,
     on the surface, otiose, petty, picayune, picayunish, reef,
     sandbank, sandbar, sciolistic, shallow-headed, shallow-minded,
     shallow-pated, shallow-rooted, shallow-witted, shallows, shelf,
     shoal, shoal water, shoals, short, silly, silt up, skin-deep,
     slender, slight, small, smattering, sophomoric, superficial,
     surface, thin, tidal flats, tiny, trifling, trite, trivial,
     unimportant, unprofound, vacuous, vain, vapid, volatile, wetlands,
     windy
  
  

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