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irreducible

  • adjective incapable of being made smaller or simpler
    • an irreducible minimum
    • an irreducible formula
    • an irreducible hernia

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hegemonic

Leading; controlling; ruling; predominant. "Princelike and hegemonical." Fotherby.

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repertoire

  • noun the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
    repertory.
    • the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism
    • has a large repertory of dialects and characters
  • noun a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
    repertory.

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gender

  • noun a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
    grammatical gender.
  • noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
    sexuality; sex.
    • she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

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hegemony

  • noun the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
    • the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation
    • to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony
    • the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system

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totality

  • noun the state of being total and complete
    entirety; integrality; entireness.
    • he read the article in its entirety
    • appalled by the totality of the destruction
  • noun the quality of being complete and indiscriminate
    • the totality of war and its consequences
    • the all-embracing totality of the state

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oppositional

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contestation

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contention; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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enunciation

  • noun the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
    diction.

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tediously

  • adverb in a tedious manner
    boringly; tiresomely.
    • boringly slow work
    • he plodded tediously forward

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terrain

  • noun a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
    • they decided to attack across the rocky terrain

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totalize

  • verb make into a total
    totalise.
    • Can we totalize these different ideas into one philosophy?

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conjuncture

  • noun a critical combination of events or circumstances

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incommensurable

  • adjective satellite impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence
  • adjective satellite not having a common factor

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slippage

  • noun a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping
  • noun decline from a standard level of performance or achievement

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pratique

(Com.) Primarily, liberty of converse; intercourse; hence, a certificate, given after compliance with quarantine regulations, permitting a ship to land passengers and crew; -- a term used particularly in the south of Europe.

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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overarch

  • verb be central or dominant
    • This scene overarches the entire first act
  • verb form an arch over
    arch over.
    • Big rocks overarch the stream

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constructionism

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eurocentric

  • adjective focussed on Europe and the Europeans
    Europocentric.

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construction

  • noun the act of constructing something
    building.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats
  • noun a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    expression; grammatical construction.
    • I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner

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dominant

  • noun (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  • noun an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
    dominant allele.

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articulation

  • noun the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; join.

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broad

  • noun slang term for a woman
    • a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch
  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    wide.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river

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arena

  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    domain; sphere; area; orbit; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit
  • noun the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand

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postcolonial

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framework

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    model; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun the underlying structure
    fabric.
    • providing a factual framework for future research
    • it is part of the fabric of society

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filmic

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apparatus

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    setup.
  • noun (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
    • the breathing apparatus

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universe

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    creation; macrocosm; existence; world; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
    population.
    • it is an estimate of the mean of the population

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intersecting

  • adjective satellite crossed or intersected in the form of an X
    decussate; intersectant.
  • verb meet at a point
    cross; intersect.

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rationality

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; reasonableness.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic
    rationalness.

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contentious

  • adjective satellite inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    disputatious; combative; litigious; disputative.
    • a style described as abrasive and contentious
    • a disputatious lawyer
    • a litigious and acrimonious spirit
  • adjective satellite involving or likely to cause controversy
    • a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson

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regularity

  • noun a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles
    geometrical regularity.
  • noun the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
    • he was famous for the regularity of his habits

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purely

  • adverb restricted to something
    strictly.
    • we talked strictly business

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figuration

  • noun representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory
  • noun decorating with a design

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foundational

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elude

  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    bilk; evade.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
  • verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    escape.
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

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trope

  • noun language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
    image; figure; figure of speech.

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disparate

  • adjective satellite fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
    • such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing
    • disparate ideas
  • adjective satellite including markedly dissimilar elements
    • a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers

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geography

  • noun study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
    geographics.

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preexisting

  • adjective satellite existing previously or before something
    pre-existent; preexistent; pre-existing.
    • variations on pre-existent musical themes
  • verb exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time
    preexist.
    • Did this condition pre-exist?

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erasure

  • noun a correction made by erasing
    • there were many erasures in the typescript
  • noun a surface area where something has been erased
    • another word had been written over the erasure

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pensee

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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irreducible

  • adjective incapable of being made smaller or simpler
    • an irreducible minimum
    • an irreducible formula
    • an irreducible hernia

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interpellation

  • noun (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
  • noun the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
    interposition; interjection; interpolation.

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wide

  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    broad.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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contested

  • adjective disputed or made the object of contention or competition
    • a contested election
  • verb to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
    contend; repugn; contest.
    • They contested the outcome of the race

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legitimation

  • noun the act of rendering a person legitimate
    • he has filial rights because he obtained letters of legitimation from the king
    • his parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation
  • noun the act of making lawful
    legalization; legalisation.

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postmodern

  • adjective of or relating to postmodernism
    postmodernist.
    • postmodernist architecture

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trope

  • noun language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
    image; figure; figure of speech.

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ongoing

  • adjective satellite currently happening
    on-going.
    • an ongoing economic crisis

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terrain

  • noun a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
    • they decided to attack across the rocky terrain

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veritable

  • adjective satellite often used as intensifiers
    regular.
    • a regular morass of details
    • a regular nincompoop
    • he's a veritable swine
  • adjective satellite not counterfeit or copied
    bona fide; authentic; unquestionable.
    • an authentic signature
    • a bona fide manuscript
    • an unquestionable antique
    • photographs taken in a veritable bull ring

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continuity

  • noun uninterrupted connection or union
  • noun a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot

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compete

  • verb compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
    contend; vie.

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underpin

  • verb support from beneath
  • verb support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    corroborate; support; bear out.
    • The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

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contradictory

  • noun two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
  • adjective satellite of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false
    • `perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms

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elaboration

  • noun addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
    amplification.
    • a few remarks added in amplification and defense
    • an elaboration of the sketch followed
  • noun the result of improving something
    refinement.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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deft

  • adjective satellite skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
    dextrous; dexterous.
    • a deft waiter
    • deft fingers massaged her face
    • dexterous of hand and inventive of mind

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slippage

  • noun a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping
  • noun decline from a standard level of performance or achievement

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transcend

  • verb be greater in scope or size than some standard
    exceed; surpass.
    • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    exceed; top; overstep; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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ramble

  • noun an aimless amble on a winding course
    meander.
  • verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    ramble on; jog.
    • This novel rambles on and jogs

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patriarchal

  • adjective characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank

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positioning

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; location; position; locating.
  • verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    position.

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emergent

  • adjective satellite occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
    • emergent repair of an aorta
  • adjective satellite coming into existence
    emerging.
    • an emergent republic

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genre

  • noun a kind of literary or artistic work
  • noun a style of expressing yourself in writing
    literary genre; writing style.

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contest

  • noun an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
    competition.
  • noun a struggle between rivals

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construct

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; conception.
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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transnational

  • adjective satellite involving or operating in several nations or nationalities
    multinational.
    • multinational corporations
    • transnational terrorist networks

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regime

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; government.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
    regimen.

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overlapping

  • noun covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
    imbrication; lapping.
  • verb coincide partially or wholly
    overlap.
    • Our vacations overlap

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intellection

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; thought; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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privileged

  • adjective blessed with privileges
    • the privileged few
  • verb bestow a privilege upon
    privilege; favor; favour.

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context

  • noun discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
    linguistic context; context of use.
  • noun the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    setting; circumstance.
    • the historical context

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deploy

  • verb place troops or weapons in battle formation
  • verb to distribute systematically or strategically
    • The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East

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hegemony

  • noun the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
    • the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation
    • to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony
    • the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system

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shifting

  • noun the act of moving from one place to another
    shift.
    • his constant shifting disrupted the class
  • verb make a shift in or exchange of; then we switched"
    shift; switch; change over.
    • First Joe led

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ratiocination

  • noun the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
    conclusion.
  • noun logical and methodical reasoning

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racist

  • noun a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others
    racialist.
  • adjective satellite based on racial intolerance
    • racist remarks

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argumentation

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argument; debate.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    line; argument; line of reasoning; logical argument.
    • I can't follow your line of reasoning

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resist

  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    defy; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    withstand; hold out; stand firm.

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strategy

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    scheme.
  • noun the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

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institutionalized

  • adjective officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution
    institutionalised.
    • had hopes of rehabilitating the institutionalized juvenile delinquents
  • verb cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    commit; charge; send; institutionalize; institutionalise.
    • After the second episode, she had to be committed
    • he was committed to prison

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marginalization

  • noun the social process of becoming or being made marginal (especially as a group within the larger society)
    marginalisation.
    • the marginalization of the underclass
    • the marginalization of literature

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inherently

  • adverb in an inherent manner
    • the subject matter is sexual activity of any overt kind, which is depicted as inherently desirable and exciting

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conflation

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heterogeneous

  • adjective consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
    heterogenous.
    • the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous
  • adjective originating outside the body
    heterogenous.

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rationality

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; reasonableness.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic
    rationalness.

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coherent

  • adjective marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    ordered; consistent; logical.
    • a coherent argument
  • adjective satellite capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
    lucid; logical.
    • a lucid thinker
    • she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident

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reflexivity

  • noun the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent
    reflexiveness.
  • noun (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself
    reflexiveness.

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everyday

  • adjective satellite found in the ordinary course of events
    mundane; unremarkable; quotidian; workaday; routine.
    • a placid everyday scene
    • it was a routine day
    • there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
  • adjective satellite appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
    casual; daily.
    • casual clothes
    • everyday clothes

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sleight

  • noun adroitness in using the hands
    dexterity; manual dexterity.

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defy

  • verb resist or confront with resistance
    withstand; hold; hold up.
    • The politician defied public opinion
    • The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
    • The bridge held
  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    resist; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation

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articulation

  • noun the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; join.

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deploy

  • verb place troops or weapons in battle formation
  • verb to distribute systematically or strategically
    • The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East

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ordering

  • noun logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    order; ordination.
    • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
  • noun the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
    order.
    • there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list

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feminist

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    women's rightist; libber; women's liberationist.
  • adjective of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women
    • feminist critique

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realm

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    kingdom; land.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun the domain ruled by a king or queen
    kingdom.

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fundamentally

  • adverb in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
    essentially; basically.
    • He is basically dishonest
    • the argument was essentially a technical one
    • for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person

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framing

  • noun formulation of the plans and important details
    • the framing of judicial decrees
  • noun a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror
    frame.
    • the frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention
    • the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held

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gender

  • noun a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
    grammatical gender.
  • noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
    sexuality; sex.
    • she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

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autonomous

  • adjective satellite (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    self-governing; independent; sovereign.
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state
  • adjective satellite existing as an independent entity
    • the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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transformative

Having power, or a tendency, to transform.

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symbolism

  • noun a system of symbols and symbolic representations
  • noun the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
    symbolization; symbolisation.

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contingent

  • noun a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
    • each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics
  • noun a temporary military unit
    detail.
    • the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent

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repertoire

  • noun the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
    repertory.
    • the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism
    • has a large repertory of dialects and characters
  • noun a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
    repertory.

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modernist

  • noun an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles

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ploy

  • noun an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
    gambit.
  • noun a maneuver in a game or conversation
    gambit; stratagem.

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