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abetter

  • noun one who helps or encourages or incites another
    abettor.

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cogitate

  • verb consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
  • verb use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
    cerebrate; think.
    • I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere

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verbalize

  • verb be verbose
    verbalise.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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desistance

The act or state of desisting; cessation. R. Boyle.
If fatigue of body or brain were in every case followed by desistance . . . then would the system be but seldom out of working order. H. Spencer.

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unmistaken

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nonliteral

  • adjective (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech
    figurative.
    • figurative language

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grammatic

  • adjective of or pertaining to grammar
    grammatical.
    • the grammatic structure of a sentence
    • grammatical rules
    • grammatical gender

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cognise

  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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nuance

  • noun a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    nicety; refinement; subtlety; shade.
    • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
    • don't argue about shades of meaning

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afrocentrism

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masculinity

  • noun the properties characteristic of the male sex
    maleness.
  • noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men

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empathetic

  • adjective satellite showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states
    empathic.
    • a sensitive and empathetic school counselor

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cognize

  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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metalogical

Beyond the scope or province of logic.

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unchurch

  • verb exclude from a church or a religious community
    curse; excommunicate.
    • The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner

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empathic

  • adjective satellite showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states
    empathetic.
    • a sensitive and empathetic school counselor

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ratify

  • verb approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
    sign.
    • All parties ratified the peace treaty
    • Have you signed your contract yet?

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biologistic

  • adjective of or relating to biologism

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transsexualism

  • noun condition in which a person assumes the identity and permanently acts the part of the gender opposite to his or her biological sex

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interreligious

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bisexuality

  • noun showing characteristics of both sexes
    androgyny; hermaphroditism.
  • noun sexual activity with both men and women

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contextualised

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secularisation

  • noun the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
    secularization.
  • noun transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession
    secularization.

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hazy

  • adjective satellite filled or abounding with fog or mist
    foggy; brumous; misty.
    • a brumous October morning
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; blurred; fuzzy; foggy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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electrocardiography

  • noun diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram)
    cardiography.

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verbalize

  • verb be verbose
    verbalise.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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toscanini

  • noun Italian conductor of many orchestras worldwide (1867-1957)
    Arturo Toscanini.

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christocentric

Making Christ the center, about whom all things are grouped, as in religion or history; tending toward Christ, as the central object of thought or emotion. J. W. Chadwick.

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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commonsensical

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsense.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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legislate

  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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contextualized

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pseudoscientific

  • adjective satellite based on theories and methods erroneously regarded as scientific

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sketchy

  • adjective satellite giving only major points; lacking completeness
    unelaborated.
    • a sketchy account
    • details of the plan remain sketchy

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demonstrative

  • noun a pronoun that points out an intended referent
    demonstrative pronoun.
  • adjective given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
    • an affectionate and demonstrative family

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intercultural

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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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literalist

One who adheres to the letter or exact word; an interpreter according to the letter.

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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missional

  • adjective relating to or connected to a religious mission
    missionary.

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biculturalism

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interfaith

  • adjective satellite involving persons of different religious faiths
    • an interfaith marriage
    • interfaith good will

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africana

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prescientific

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fundamentalism

  • noun the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth

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psychologized

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generalist

  • noun a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests
    Renaissance man.
    • a statistician has to be something of a generalist

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docetic

Pertaining to, held by, or like, the Docetæ. "Docetic Gnosticism." Plumptre.

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micronesian

Of or pertaining to Micronesia, a collective designation of the islands in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, embracing the Marshall and Gilbert groups, the Ladrones, the Carolines, etc.

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tacit

  • adjective satellite implied by or inferred from actions or statements
    understood; silent.
    • gave silent consent
    • a tacit agreement
    • the understood provisos of a custody agreement

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asperger

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totalize

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

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intuit

  • verb know or grasp by intuition or feeling

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thomistic

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jct

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musician

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; instrumentalist.
  • noun artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

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commonsense

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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brecht

  • noun German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
    Bertolt Brecht.

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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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profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

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expository

  • adjective satellite serving to expound or set forth
    expositive.
    • clean expository writing

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coursey

(Naut.)A space in the galley; a part of the hatches. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

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pietism

  • noun exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
    religionism; religiousism; religiosity.
  • noun 17th and 18th-century German movement in the Lutheran Church stressing personal piety and devotion

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countertransference

  • noun the psychoanalyst's displacement of emotion onto the patient or more generally the psychoanalyst's emotional involvement in the therapeutic interaction

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hermeneutical

Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory; as, hermeneutic theology, or the art of expounding the Scriptures; a hermeneutic phrase.

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url

  • noun the address of a web page on the world wide web
    universal resource locator; uniform resource locator.

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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wap

To beat; to whap. Obs. or Prov. Eng. Sir T. Malory.

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dim

  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dip.
  • verb become dim or lusterless
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

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globalization

  • noun growth to a global or worldwide scale
    globalisation.
    • the globalization of the communication industry

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trinitarian

Of or pertaining to the Trinity, the doctrine of the Trinity, or believers in that doctrine.

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stakeholder

  • noun someone entrusted to hold the stakes for two or more persons betting against one another; must deliver the stakes to the winner

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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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deviance

  • noun a state or condition markedly different from the norm
    aberrance; aberrancy; aberration.
  • noun deviate behavior
    deviation.

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mantra

  • noun a commonly repeated word or phrase
    • she repeated `So pleased with how its going' at intervals like a mantra
  • noun (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns

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intuitive

  • adjective satellite spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
    • an intuitive revulsion
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    visceral; nonrational.

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apprehend

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb take into custody
    nab; cop; pick up; nail; arrest; collar.
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

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verbalized

  • adjective satellite communicated in words
    uttered; verbalised; expressed.
    • frequently uttered sentiments
  • verb be verbose
    verbalise; verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious

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prosper

  • verb make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    flourish; fly high; thrive.
    • The new student is thriving

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exclusivist

One who favor or practices any from of exclusiveness or exclusivism.
The field of Greek mythology . . . the favorite sporting ground of the exclusivists of the solar theory. Gladstone.

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grasp

  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    appreciation; hold.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  • noun the limit of capability
    range; reach; compass.
    • within the compass of education

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holistic

  • adjective emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole

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firewall

  • noun (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust
    • he moved the throttle to the firewall
  • noun (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet

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sapiential

  • adjective satellite characterized by wisdom, especially the wisdom of God
    • a sapiential government

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dawning

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; dawn; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    get through; get across; sink in; come home; fall into place; penetrate; dawn; click.
    • It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
    • she was penetrated with sorrow

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unspoken

  • adjective satellite expressed without speech
    wordless; tongueless; mute.
    • a mute appeal
    • a silent curse
    • best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson
    • the words stopped at her lips unsounded
    • unspoken grief
    • choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
  • adjective satellite not made explicit
    unexpressed; unstated; unverbalised; unvoiced; unuttered; unverbalized; unsaid.
    • the unexpressed terms of the agreement
    • things left unsaid
    • some kind of unspoken agreement
    • his action is clear but his reason remains unstated

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impoverishment

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poverty; poorness.
  • noun the act of making someone poor
    pauperization; pauperisation.

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mechanistic

  • adjective satellite explained in terms of physical forces
    • a mechanistic universe
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical theory of mechanism

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latino

  • noun a native of Latin America
    Latin American.
  • noun an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages

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unreflected

  • adjective (especially of incident sound or light) not turned back by physical reflection

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intergovernmental

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empathetically

  • adverb in a sympathetic manner
    sympathetically.
    • she listened to him sympathetically

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autism

  • noun (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people

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psychodynamic

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undergird

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

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hitman

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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homelessness

  • noun the state or condition of having no home (especially the state of living in the streets)

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newfound

  • adjective satellite newly discovered
    • his newfound aggressiveness
    • Hudson pointed his ship down the coast of the newfound sea

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esl

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kabbalistic

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

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adhd

  • noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; minimal brain dysfunction; MBD; attention deficit disorder; ADD; minimal brain damage; hyperkinetic syndrome.

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decent

  • adjective satellite socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
    nice.
    • from a decent family
    • a nice girl
  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; becoming; seemly; comely; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior

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mcluhan

  • noun Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)
    Herbert Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan.

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vague

  • adjective satellite not clearly understood or expressed
    obscure.
    • an obscure turn of phrase
    • an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard
    • their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin
    • vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
  • adjective not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
    undefined.
    • an undefined term
    • undefined authority
    • some undefined sense of excitement
    • vague feelings of sadness
    • a vague uneasiness

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chimpanzee

  • noun intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests
    Pan troglodytes; chimp.

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macroeconomics

  • noun the branch of economics that studies the overall working of a national economy

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dialog

  • noun a conversation between two persons
    dialogue; duologue.
  • noun the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
    dialogue.

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thorough

  • adjective satellite painstakingly careful and accurate
    • our accountant is thorough
    • thorough research
  • adjective satellite performed comprehensively and completely
    exhaustive; thoroughgoing.
    • an exhaustive study
    • made a thorough search
    • thoroughgoing research

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