1. character reference a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
  2. point of reference an indicator that orients you generally
  3. cross-reference a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
  4. frame of reference a system that uses coordinates to establish position
  5. preferential manifesting partiality
  6. preference the right or chance to choose
  7. Bureau of the Census the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States
  8. date of reference (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
  9. perfidiousness betrayal of a trust
  10. armed services the military forces of a nation
  11. Agave atrovirens Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
  12. reference the act of consulting
  13. deference courteous regard for people's feelings
  14. providence prudence and care exercised in the management of resources
  15. interference the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
  16. performance the act of doing something successfully
  17. perfective tense a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
  18. Ruvettus pretiosus very large deep-water snake mackerel
  19. preferentially in a preferential manner
  20. frijoles refritos dried beans cooked and mashed and then fried in lard with various seasonings

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