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cosmogonal

Belonging to cosmogony. B. Powell. Gladstone.

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extirpate

  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    exterminate; uproot; root out; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption
  • verb pull up by or as if by the roots
    uproot; deracinate; root out.
    • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden

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renunciative

  • adjective satellite used especially of behavior
    self-abnegating; self-denying; renunciant.

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forswear

  • verb formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    retract; resile; abjure; recant.
    • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
    • She abjured her beliefs

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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adjudicate

  • verb put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
    judge; try.
    • The football star was tried for the murder of his wife
    • The judge tried both father and son in separate trials
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; decide.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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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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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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immaterialist

(Philos.) One who believes in or professes, immaterialism.

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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sensist

One who, in philosophy, holds to sensism.

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ensnare

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    entrap; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; entrap; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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aristotelic

Pertaining to Aristotle or to his philosophy. "Aristotelic usage." Sir W. Hamilton.

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untie

  • verb undo the ties of
    unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb cause to become loose
    loosen; undo.
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie

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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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illuministic

Of or pertaining to illuminism, or the Illuminati.

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confirmable

  • adjective satellite capable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observation
    verifiable; falsifiable.

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wacks

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colloquium

  • noun an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting
  • noun an address to an academic meeting or seminar

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leibnitzian

  • adjective of or relating to Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz or to his mathematics or philosophy
    Leibnizian.

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hermetical

Of, pertaining to, or taught by, Hermes Trismegistus; as, hermetic philosophy. Hence: Alchemical; chemic. "Delusions of the hermetic art." Burke.
The alchemists, as the people were called who tried to make gold, considered themselves followers of Hermes, and often called themselves Hermetic philosophers. A. B. Buckley.

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bake

  • verb cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
    • bake the potatoes
  • verb prepare with dry heat in an oven
    • bake a cake

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abstruse

  • adjective satellite difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
    recondite; deep.
    • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
    • a deep metaphysical theory
    • some recondite problem in historiography

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espouse

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; adopt.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; hook up with.

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reformational

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emerita

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pneumatical

Consisting of, or resembling, air; having the properties of an elastic fluid; gaseous; opposed to dense or solid.
The pneumatical substance being, in some bodies, the native spirit of the body. Bacon.

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arrogate

  • verb demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    claim; lay claim.
    • He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter
    • Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident
  • verb make undue claims to having
    assign.

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adulterate

  • verb corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    load; stretch; dilute; debase.
    • adulterate liquor
  • adjective satellite mixed with impurities
    adulterated; debased.

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espouse

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; adopt.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; hook up with.

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cyrenaic

Pertaining to Cyrenaica, an ancient country of northern Africa, and to Cyrene, its principal city; also, to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus, a native of Cyrene. -- n. A native of Cyrenaica; also, a disciple of the school of Aristippus. See Cyrenian, n.

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xcii

  • adjective satellite being two more than ninety
    92; ninety-two.

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colossian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of the city of Colossae in ancient Phrygia

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honoris

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actualist

One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather than fancies or theories; -- opposed to idealist. J. Grote.

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conceptualize

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceive; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived

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operationalist

  • adjective of or relating to or espousing operationalism
    • operationalist doctrine

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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berkeleian

,a.Of or relating to Bishop Berkeley or his system of idealism; as, Berkeleian philosophy. -- Berke"ley*ism, n.

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emeritus

  • noun a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
  • adjective satellite honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'

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sankhya

A Hindoo system of philosophy which refers all things to soul and a rootless germ called prakriti, consisting of three elements, goodness, passion, and darkness. Whitworth.

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culminate

  • verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    climax.
    • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
  • verb bring to a head or to the highest point
    • Seurat culminated pointillism

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empiristic

(Physics) Relating to, or resulting from, experience, or experiment; following from empirical methods or data; -- opposed to nativistic.

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colloquium

  • noun an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting
  • noun an address to an academic meeting or seminar

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thomistic

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permeate

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
  • verb pass through
    filter; sink in; percolate.
    • Water permeates sand easily

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guidebook

  • noun something that offers basic information or instruction
    guide.

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chasidic

  • adjective of or relating to the Jewish Hasidim or its members or their beliefs and practices
    Hasidic; Hassidic; Chassidic.

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majors

  • noun the most important league in any sport (especially baseball)
    major league; big league.
  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
    major.

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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qabalistic

  • adjective satellite having a secret or hidden meaning
    cryptical; cryptic; sibylline; cabalistic; kabbalistic.
    • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
    • cryptic writings
    • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther

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aristotelian

Of or pertaining to Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher (384-322 b. c.). -- n. A follower of Aristotle; a Peripatetic. See Peripatetic.

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xci

  • adjective satellite being one more than ninety
    ninety-one; 91.

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yogacara

  • noun one of the main traditions of Mahayana Buddhism; holds that the mind is real but that objects are just ideas or states of consciousness

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expound

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb state
    exposit; set forth.
    • set forth one's reasons

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eleatic

Of or pertaining to a certain school of Greek philosophers who taught that the only certain science is that which owes nothing to the senses, and all to the reason. -- n. A philosopher of the Eleatic school.

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estrange

  • verb remove from customary environment or associations
    • years of boarding school estranged the child from her home
  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; alienate.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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deweyan

  • adjective of or relating to John Dewey or his philosophy

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teach

  • noun an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Thatch; Edward Teach; Edward Thatch; Blackbeard.
  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    instruct; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat

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neoplatonic

Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Neoplatonism or the Neoplatonists.

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aspire

  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    draw a bead on; shoot for; aim.

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mcmaster

  • noun United States historian who wrote a nine volume history of the people of the United States (1852-1932)
    John Bach McMaster.

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paracelsian

Of, pertaining to, or in conformity with, the practice of Paracelsus, a Swiss physician of the 15th century. Ferrand.

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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neoplatonist

One who held to Neoplatonism; a member of the Neoplatonic school.

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eschew

  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    shun.

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leibnizian

  • adjective of or relating to Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz or to his mathematics or philosophy
    Leibnitzian.

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inculcate

  • verb teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    infuse; instill.
    • inculcate values into the young generation

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comtist

A disciple of Comte; a positivist.

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permeating

  • adjective satellite spreading or spread throughout
    pervasive; permeative; permeant.
    • armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations
    • the pervasive odor of garlic
    • an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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spencerian

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resonate

  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater
  • verb be received or understood
    come across.

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illuminist

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rediscover

  • verb discover again
    • I rediscovered the books that I enjoyed as a child

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revolve

  • verb turn on or around an axis or a center
    go around; rotate.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
  • verb move in an orbit
    orb; orbit.
    • The moon orbits around the Earth
    • The planets are orbiting the sun
    • electrons orbit the nucleus

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existentialist

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist philosopher; existential philosopher.
  • adjective relating to or involving existentialism
    • existentialist movement
    • existentialist philosophy
    • the existentialist character of his ideas

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investigate

  • verb investigate scientifically
    look into.
    • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese
  • verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    inquire; enquire.
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

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thomist

(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Thomas Aquinas. See Scotist.

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emancipate

  • verb give equal rights to; of women and minorities
    liberate.
  • verb free from slavery or servitude
    manumit.

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busy

  • verb keep busy with
    occupy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch

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gandhian

  • adjective of or relating to Mahatma Gandhi or his teachings

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strive

  • verb attempt by employing effort
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • we endeavor to make our customers happy
  • verb to exert much effort or energy
    strain; reach.
    • straining our ears to hear

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decapitate

  • verb cut the head of
    behead; decollate.
    • the French King was beheaded during the Revolution

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overstep

  • verb pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
    trespass; transgress.
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; exceed; top; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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averroist

One of a sect of peripatetic philosophers, who appeared in Italy before the restoration of learning; so denominated from Averroes, or Averrhoes, a celebrated Arabian philosopher. He held the doctrine of monopsychism.

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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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folkish

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dogmatically

  • adverb in a narrow-minded dogmatic manner
    • he is a dogmatically opinionated critic of Modern Art

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jacobinic

Of or pertaining to the Jacobins of France; revolutionary; of the nature of, or characterized by, Jacobinism. Burke. -- Jac`o*bin"ic*al*ly, adv.

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resonate

  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater
  • verb be received or understood
    come across.

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spenglerian

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conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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secularistic

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underlying

  • adjective satellite in the nature of something though not readily apparent
    inherent; implicit in.
    • shortcomings inherent in our approach
    • an underlying meaning
  • verb be or form the base for
    underlie.

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vitalistic

(Biol.) Pertaining to, or involving, vitalism, or the theory of a special vital principle.

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underlie

  • verb be or form the base for
  • verb lie underneath

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inquire

  • verb inquire about
    ask; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb have a wish or desire to know something
    enquire; wonder.
    • He wondered who had built this beautiful church

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mimamsa

  • noun (from the Sanskrit word for `reflection' or `interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the Upanishads

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grapple

  • noun a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
    grappling hook; grapnel; grappling iron; grappler.
  • noun a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
    clamshell.

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hegelian

Pertaining to Hegelianism. -- n. A follower of Hegel.

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presuppose

  • verb take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
    suppose.
    • I presuppose that you have done your work
  • verb require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    suppose.
    • This step presupposes two prior ones

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masquerade

  • noun a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
    masque; mask; masquerade party.
  • noun a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
    fancy dress; masquerade costume.

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