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 for spare
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spare
      adj 1: thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a
             body kept trim by exercise" [syn: spare, trim]
      2: more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose
         excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the
         dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought
         redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance";
         "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation";
         "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous
         (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other
         supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to
         the needy" [syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare,
         supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus]
      3: not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between
         classes"; "spare time on my hands" [syn: spare, free]
      4: kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve
         supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
      5: lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a
         scanty harvest"; "a spare diet" [syn: bare(a), scanty,
         spare]
      6: lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style";
         "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture
         featuring stark unornamented concrete" [syn: plain, bare,
         spare, unembellished, unornamented]
      n 1: an extra component of a machine or other apparatus [syn:
           spare part, spare]
      2: an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle [syn:
         fifth wheel, spare]
      3: a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two
         balls
      v 1: refrain from harming [syn: spare, save]
      2: save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you
         from having to apologize formally"
      3: give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could
         spare one of their horses to speed his journey" [syn:
         spare, give up, part with, dispense with]
      4: use frugally or carefully

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