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oomph

(ʊmpf)
1. n. energy; drive and vitality. Come on, you guys. Let’s get some oomph behind it. Push!
2. n. sex appeal. (Euphemistic.) She had a lot of oomph, but didn’t wish to become a movie star.
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The Oomph Ally program is divided into four service tiers: Ally Core[TM], Ally R[TM], Ally DX[TM] , and Ally SLX[TM] .
Therefore, adding the oomph factor may create value and awareness of the brand but if not properly managed then it would destroy the brand.
Yeah, a little oomph," whispered Bruce, a distracted look playing across his face as if struggling to recall whether or not he'd left the gas on.
More than a decade ago, Stan Woosley of the University of California, Santa Cruz and his colleagues proposed that when a massive star explodes, it doesn't always have enough oomph to permanently shed all its outer layers.
Two contrived words created by folks who obviously felt that the word impact needed a little extra oomph.
I too have concluded that the reason Allen has lost his oomph and my interest is "that his problem is the result of access bestowed by powerful Vatican figures in exchange for his discretion on matters of church politics.
Eric Underwood was bursting at the seams with strength and oomph.
They just don't have enough oomph left to close the breech quickly.
Keck's book is not an easy read--it could use a bit more narrative oomph to propel the reader through 300 pages of legal analysis--but it does an excellent job of giving Justice O'Connor her due.
However there are positives with this lack of oomph under the bonnet, not least economy figures of nearly 65mpg combined ( according to Ford, Fusion TDCi models enjoy a range of up to 634 miles on a full tank of fuel.
As for its hallucinogenic properties, industrial hemp is to marijuana what near beer is to beer-it has practically zero tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the elemental oomph in marijuana that makes you get high.
Each year, we go through the same thing: an entire new line of nozzles gets hooked up to the garden hose in the hopes of finally finding one that provides enough oomph to clean the gutters, remove mold and mildew from the deck, get rid of the oil stains on the driveway, clear baked on deposits from the barbecue grill, and, of course, wash the mini-van.
The researchers calculated that at about 97,000 meters (60 miles) above the South Pole, the added energy could give upward-blowing winds some extra oomph and boost the southern clouds higher than their northern counterparts.
Although it's not as powerful as more expensive saws, it has plenty of oomph for the average job around the house.
Slezak's women are neither too masculine nor falsetto, and his knack for infusing both compassion and self-interest to the characters adds that oomph of multi-dimensionality that brings audio alive.