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deliberateness

  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    unhurriedness; deliberation; slowness.
  • noun the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
    deliberation.
    • he was a man of judicial deliberation

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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hayek

  • noun English economist (born in Austria) noted for work on the optimum allocation of resources (1899-1992)
    Friedrich August von Hayek.

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tackiness

  • noun the property of being cohesive and sticky
    gluiness; gumminess; cohesiveness; glueyness; viscidness; ropiness; viscidity.
  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; cheapness; sleaze.

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sound_judgment

  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; perspicacity; judgment; sound judgement.

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parsimoniousness

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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economic_system

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economy.

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jevons

  • noun English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835-1882)
    William Stanley Jevons.

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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frivolousness

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolity.

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thorstein_bunde_veblen

  • noun United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
    Veblen; Thorstein Veblen.

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stinting

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    frugal; sparing; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally
  • verb subsist on a meager allowance
    scrimp; stint; skimp.
    • scratch and scrimp

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prudence

  • noun discretion in practical affairs
  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    circumspection; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion

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economise

  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    economize; save.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; husband.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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minute

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    min.
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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irresoluteness

  • noun the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
    irresolution.

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economize

  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    conserve; husband; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit
  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    save; economise.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now

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galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    John Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith.

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frisch

  • noun British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
    Otto Robert Frisch; Otto Frisch.
  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Frisch; Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch.

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hardfisted

  • adjective satellite unwilling to part with money
    closefisted; tightfisted.

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ungenerous

  • adjective lacking in magnanimity
    meanspirited.
    • it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.
    • a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive
  • adjective unwilling to spend
    stingy.
    • she practices economy without being stingy
    • an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

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niggardly

  • adjective satellite petty or reluctant in giving or spending
    scrimy; grudging.
    • a niggardly tip

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first_baron_beveridge

  • noun British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963)
    Beveridge; William Henry Beveridge.

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hyperopia

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropia; hypermetropy; farsightedness; longsightedness.

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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cleanliness

  • noun the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
  • noun diligence in keeping clean

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forehanded

  • adjective (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
    forehand.
  • adjective satellite having provided for the future

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gunnar_myrdal

  • noun Swedish economist (1898-1987)
    Karl Gunnar Myrdal; Myrdal.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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joseph_schumpeter

  • noun United States economist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1883-1950)
    Joseph Alois Schumpeter; Schumpeter.

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cheeseparing

  • adjective satellite giving or spending with reluctance
    close; near; skinny; penny-pinching.
    • our cheeseparing administration
    • very close (or near) with his money
    • a penny-pinching miserly old man

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sidney_webb

  • noun English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
    Webb; First Baron Passfield; Sidney James Webb.

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behaviour

  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behavior.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; demeanor; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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femininity

  • noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
    muliebrity.

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humility

  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    humbleness.
    • not everyone regards humility as a virtue
  • noun a humble feeling
    humbleness.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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miser

  • noun a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)

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thrift

  • noun any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; parsimoniousness; penny-pinching.

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webb

  • noun English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
    Martha Beatrice Potter Webb; Beatrice Webb.
  • noun English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
    Sidney Webb; First Baron Passfield; Sidney James Webb.

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conceit

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    self-love; amour propre; vanity.
  • noun an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

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foolishness

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    folly; unwiseness.
  • noun the quality of being rash and foolish
    folly; madness; craziness.
    • trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
    • adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

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herbert_alexander_simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert A. Simon; Simon; Herb Simon.

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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tat

  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tackiness; cheapness; sleaze.
  • noun a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture
    Thematic Apperception Test.

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heedful

  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    paying attention; thoughtful; attentive.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    careful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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tractableness

  • noun the trait of being easily persuaded
    tractability; flexibility.

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recording_machine

  • noun equipment for making records
    recorder; recording equipment.

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flexibility

  • noun the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
    flexibleness.
  • noun the quality of being adaptable or variable
    flexibleness.
    • he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement

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hypermetropia

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropy; farsightedness; hyperopia; longsightedness.

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stingy

  • adjective unwilling to spend
    ungenerous.
    • she practices economy without being stingy
    • an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds
  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    scrimpy; meager; meagerly; meagre.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare

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baroness_jackson_of_lodsworth

  • noun English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
    Barbara Ward; Ward.

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microeconomic_expert

  • noun an economist who specializes in microeconomics
    microeconomist.

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charitableness

  • noun generosity as manifested by practicing charity (as for the poor or unfortunate)

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stinter

  • noun an economizer who stints someone with something

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penny-wise

  • adjective satellite thrifty in small matters only

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humbleness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; unimportance; lowliness.
  • noun a humble feeling
    humility.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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ruralism

  • noun a rural idiom or expression
    rusticism.
  • noun a rural characteristic or trait
    rurality.
    • a place with the rurality of a turnip field

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tightfisted

  • adjective satellite unwilling to part with money
    hardfisted; closefisted.

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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particular

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    specific.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; detail.
    • it was perfect in all details

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trait

  • noun a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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thomas_malthus

  • noun an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834)
    Thomas Robert Malthus; Malthus.

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frivolity

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolousness.
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; fluff; bagatelle.

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slowness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness.
  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    deliberateness; unhurriedness; deliberation.

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record-keeper

  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
    recorder; registrar.

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mindedness

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earnestness

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    seriousness; sincerity.
  • noun the trait of being serious
    seriousness; serious-mindedness; sincerity.
    • a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

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stinginess

  • noun a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money

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caution

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    carefulness; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caveat.
    • a caveat against unfair practices

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prospicience

  • noun seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
    foresight; farsightedness; prevision.

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leacock

  • noun Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)
    Stephen Butler Leacock; Stephen Leacock.

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provide

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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emotionalism

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionality.

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magpie

  • noun long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
  • noun someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    scavenger; pack rat.

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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veblen

  • noun United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
    Thorstein Veblen; Thorstein Bunde Veblen.
  • noun United States mathematician (1880-1960)
    Oswald Veblen.

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scrupulousness

  • noun conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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economy

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economic system.
  • noun the efficient use of resources
    • economy of effort

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strictness

  • noun conscientious attention to rules and details
    stringency.
  • noun uncompromising resolution
    sternness.

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presbyopia

  • noun a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45
    farsightedness.

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tractability

  • noun the trait of being easily persuaded
    flexibility; tractableness.

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meade

  • noun English economist noted for his studies of international trade and finance (1907-1995)
    James Edward Meade.
  • noun United States general in charge of the Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg (1815-1872)
    George Gordon Meade.

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foresightfulness

  • noun providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
    foresight; foresightedness.

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distrustfulness

  • noun the trait of not trusting others
    distrust; mistrust.

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inactivity

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactiveness; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inertia; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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purchase

  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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longsighted

  • adjective satellite capable of seeing to a great distance
    eagle-eyed; keen-sighted; farseeing.
  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; prospicient; foresightful; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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emotionality

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionalism.

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chariness

  • noun the trait of being cautious and watchful
    wariness.

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register

  • noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
    registry.
  • noun (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

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stash

  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    cache; hoard.
  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; lay away; hive up; hoard.

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neglect

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    disregard.
  • noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    disuse.
    • the house was in a terrible state of neglect

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herb_simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert A. Simon; Herbert Alexander Simon; Simon.

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john_galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith.

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frugalness

  • noun prudence in avoiding waste
    frugality.

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nonperformance

  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    carelessness; negligence; neglect.

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closeness

  • noun a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
    intimacy.
    • their closeness grew as the night wore on
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    stuffiness.

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self-centeredness

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-interest; egocentrism; egoism; self-concern.

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tobin

  • noun United States economist (1918-2002)
    James Tobin.

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thoughtfulness

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; musing.
  • noun kind and considerate regard for others
    consideration; considerateness.
    • he showed no consideration for her feelings

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tinbergen

  • noun Dutch zoologist who showed that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped (1907-1988)
    Nikolaas Tinbergen.
  • noun Dutch economist noted for his work in econometrics (1903-1994)
    Jan Tinbergen.

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friedman

  • noun United States economist noted as a proponent of monetarism and for his opposition to government intervention in the economy (born in 1912)
    Milton Friedman.

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trustfulness

  • noun the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
    trustingness; trust.
    • the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity

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downsizing

  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    retrenchment; curtailment.
  • verb dismiss from work
    downsize.
    • three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis

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muliebrity

  • noun the state of being an adult woman
    womanhood.
  • noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
    femininity.

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turgot

  • noun French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVI; his proposals for reforms that involved abolishing feudal privileges made him unpopular with the aristocracy and in 1776 he was dismissed (1727-1781)
    Anne Robert Jacques Turgot.

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richard_henry_tawney

  • noun English economist remembered for his studies of the development of capitalism (1880-1962)
    Tawney.

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seeking

  • noun the act of searching for something
    quest.
    • a quest for diamonds
  • noun an attempt to acquire or gain something

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conceitedness

  • noun the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
    conceit; vanity.

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john_mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    Mill; John Stuart Mill.

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liberality

  • noun an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
    liberalness.
  • noun the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
    liberalness.

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william_henry_beveridge

  • noun British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963)
    Beveridge; First Baron Beveridge.

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cautiousness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; carefulness.
    • a man of caution

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laffer

  • noun United States economist who proposed the Laffer curve (born in 1940)
    Arthur Laffer.

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sidney_james_webb

  • noun English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
    Webb; Sidney Webb; First Baron Passfield.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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mistrust

  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    distrust; suspicion; misgiving.
  • noun the trait of not trusting others
    distrust; distrustfulness.

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fabian

  • adjective satellite using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation
    • a fabian policy
  • noun a member of the Fabian Society in Britain

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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timid

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    cautious.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing fear and lack of confidence

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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wariness

  • noun the trait of being cautious and watchful
    chariness.

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tawney

  • noun English economist remembered for his studies of the development of capitalism (1880-1962)
    Richard Henry Tawney.

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thoroughness

  • noun conscientiousness in performing all aspects of a task

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circumspection

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun the trait of being circumspect and prudent
    caution.

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videotape

  • noun a video recording made on magnetic tape
  • noun a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound

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monnet

  • noun French economist who advocated a Common Market in Europe (1888-1979)
    Jean Monnet.

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prospicient

  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; foresightful; longsighted; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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thrifty

  • adjective careful and diligent in the use of resources
  • adjective satellite mindful of the future in spending money
    careful.
    • careful with money

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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fiber

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fibre.
  • noun coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
    roughage.

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econometrist

  • noun an economist who uses statistical and mathematical methods
    econometrician.

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penny_pincher

  • noun someone who is excessively careful with money (who pinches every penny before letting go of it)

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curtailment

  • noun the temporal property of being cut short
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    suppression.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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provident

  • adjective providing carefully for the future
    • wild squirrels are provident
    • a provident father plans for his children's education
  • adjective satellite careful in regard to your own interests
    • the prudent use and development of resources
    • wild squirrels are provident

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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registrar

  • noun a person employed to keep a record of the owners of stocks and bonds issued by the company
  • noun the administrator responsible for student records

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skinflint

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; scrooge.

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saving

  • noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    economy.
    • it was a small economy to walk to work every day
    • there was a saving of 50 cents
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; rescue; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

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mingy

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    tight; miserly; mean.
    • a mean person
    • he left a miserly tip

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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niggardliness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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koopmans

  • noun United States economist (born in the Netherlands) (1910-1985)
    Tjalling Charles Koopmans; Tjalling Koopmans.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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liberalness

  • noun an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
    liberality.
  • noun the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
    liberality.

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bounty

  • noun payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
    premium.
  • noun the property of copious abundance
    bountifulness; amplitude.

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jean_monnet

  • noun French economist who advocated a Common Market in Europe (1888-1979)
    Monnet.

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painstakingness

  • noun the trait of being painstaking and careful
    conscientiousness.

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forethought

  • noun planning or plotting in advance of acting
    premeditation.
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; care.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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parsimonious

  • adjective satellite excessively unwilling to spend
    penurious.
    • parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
    • lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence

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conscientiousness

  • noun the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience
  • noun the trait of being painstaking and careful
    painstakingness.

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macroeconomist

  • noun an economist who specializes in macroeconomics
    macroeconomic expert.

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chintzy

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; cheesy.
  • adjective satellite embarrassingly stingy
    cheap; chinchy.

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hypermetropy

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropia; farsightedness; hyperopia; longsightedness.

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photograph

  • noun a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
    photo; pic; picture; exposure.
  • verb record on photographic film
    snap; shoot.
    • I photographed the scene of the accident
    • She snapped a picture of the President

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helen_laura_sumner_woodbury

  • noun United States social economist (1876-1933)
    Woodbury.

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first_baron_passfield

  • noun English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
    Webb; Sidney Webb; Sidney James Webb.

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folly

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    unwiseness; foolishness.
  • noun a stupid mistake
    betise; stupidity; foolishness; imbecility.

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penuriousness

  • noun a state of lacking money
    impecuniousness; pennilessness.
  • noun a disposition to be niggardly with money

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recording

  • noun a signal that encodes something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded
  • noun the act of making a record (especially an audio record)
    transcription.
    • she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth

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frugal

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    stinting; sparing; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally

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lilliputian

  • noun a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  • noun a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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foresighted

  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; prospicient; foresightful; longsighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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mindfulness

  • noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
    heedfulness.

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minginess

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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sincerity

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; seriousness.
  • noun the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical
    • his sincerity inspired belief
    • they demanded some proof of my sincerity

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churl

  • noun a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
    Goth; boor; tyke; barbarian; peasant; tike.
  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    niggard; skinflint; scrooge.

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arthur_laffer

  • noun United States economist who proposed the Laffer curve (born in 1940)
    Laffer.

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foresightedness

  • noun providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
    foresight; foresightfulness.

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vilfredo_pareto

  • noun Italian sociologist and economist whose theories influenced the development of fascism in Italy (1848-1923)
    Pareto.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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equipment

  • noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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beggarly

  • adjective satellite marked by poverty befitting a beggar
    mean.
    • a beggarly existence in the slums
    • a mean hut
  • adjective satellite (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
    mean.

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retrench

  • verb tighten one's belt; use resources carefully
  • verb make a reduction, as in one's workforce
    • The company had to retrench

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simon_kuznets

  • noun United States economist (born in Russia) who developed a method for using a country's gross national product to estimate its economic growth (1901-1985)
    Kuznets.

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forethoughtful

  • adjective satellite thoughtful of the future
    • careful forethoughtful planning

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miserly

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    tight; mingy; mean.
    • a mean person
    • he left a miserly tip

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niggardness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; tightness; parsimony.

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measured

  • adjective having notes of fixed rhythmic value
    mensurable; mensural.
  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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bounteousness

  • noun generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
    bounty.

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stringency

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    tightness.
  • noun conscientious attention to rules and details
    strictness.

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chronicle

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • verb record in chronological order; make a historical record

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unemotionality

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    emotionlessness.

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meticulousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulosity.

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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deportment

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; behavior; conduct.

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macroeconomic_expert

  • noun an economist who specializes in macroeconomics
    macroeconomist.

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skinny

  • noun confidential information about a topic or person
    • he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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notch

  • noun a V-shaped indentation
    • mandibular notch
  • noun the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    mountain pass; pass.
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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cheap

  • adjective relatively low in price or charging low prices
    inexpensive.
    • it would have been cheap at twice the price
    • inexpensive family restaurants
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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closefisted

  • adjective satellite unwilling to part with money
    hardfisted; tightfisted.

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parsimony

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimoniousness; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness.

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economist

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economic expert.

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negligence

  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    carelessness; nonperformance; neglect.
  • noun the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
    neglectfulness; neglect.

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fibre

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fiber.
  • noun any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
    fiber.

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trustiness

  • noun the trait of deserving trust and confidence
    trustworthiness.

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cache

  • noun a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    hoard; stash.

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sound_judgement

  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; perspicacity; sound judgment; judgment.

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tape

  • noun a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening
    • he used a piece of tape for a belt
    • he wrapped a tape around the package
  • noun a recording made on magnetic tape
    tape recording; taping.
    • the several recordings were combined on a master tape

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hoard

  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    cache; stash.
  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; stash; lay away; hive up.

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jan_tinbergen

  • noun Dutch economist noted for his work in econometrics (1903-1994)
    Tinbergen.

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niggard

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; skinflint; scrooge.

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smith

  • noun Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
    Ian Smith; Ian Douglas Smith.
  • noun United States sculptor (1906-1965)
    David Smith; David Roland Smith.

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secular

  • noun someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    layperson; layman.
  • adjective of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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tighten_one's_belt

  • verb live frugally and use less resources
    • In the new economy, we all have to learn to tighten our belts

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anne_robert_jacques_turgot

  • noun French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVI; his proposals for reforms that involved abolishing feudal privileges made him unpopular with the aristocracy and in 1776 he was dismissed (1727-1781)
    Turgot.

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irresolution

  • noun doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
    indecisiveness; indecision.
    • his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost
  • noun the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
    irresoluteness.

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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karl_marx

  • noun founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883)
    Marx.

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econometrician

  • noun an economist who uses statistical and mathematical methods
    econometrist.

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attentiveness

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • noun the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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perspicacity

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; astuteness.
  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; sound judgment; judgment; sound judgement.

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egoism

  • noun (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; self-interest; egocentrism; self-concern.

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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untrustworthiness

  • noun the trait of not deserving trust or confidence
    untrustiness.

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precaution

  • noun a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    guard; safeguard.
    • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
    • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    • we let our guard down
  • noun the trait of practicing caution in advance

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punctiliousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    scrupulousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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generosity

  • noun the trait of being willing to give your money or time
    generousness.
  • noun acting generously
    unselfishness.

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unthoughtfulness

  • noun the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
    thoughtlessness.

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frugality

  • noun prudence in avoiding waste
    frugalness.

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ragnar_anton_kittil_frisch

  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Frisch; Frisch.

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david_ricardo

  • noun English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823)
    Ricardo.

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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concern

  • noun something that interests you because it is important or affects you
    • the safety of the ship is the captain's concern
  • noun an anxious feeling
    fear; care.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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kuznets

  • noun United States economist (born in Russia) who developed a method for using a country's gross national product to estimate its economic growth (1901-1985)
    Simon Kuznets.

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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ragnar_frisch

  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch; Frisch.

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egocentrism

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; self-interest; egoism; self-concern.

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thoughtlessness

  • noun the quality of failing to be considerate of others
    inconsiderateness; inconsideration.
  • noun the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
    unthoughtfulness.

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heedfulness

  • noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
    mindfulness.

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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barbara_ward

  • noun English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
    Ward; Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth.

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emotionlessness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    unemotionality.

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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thorstein_veblen

  • noun United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
    Veblen; Thorstein Bunde Veblen.

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efficiency

  • noun the ratio of the output to the input of any system
  • noun skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
    • she did the work with great efficiency

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firmness

  • noun the muscle tone of healthy tissue
    soundness.
    • his muscular firmness
  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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keynes

  • noun English economist who advocated the use of government monetary and fiscal policy to maintain full employment without inflation (1883-1946)
    John Maynard Keynes.

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inertia

  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inactivity; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work
  • noun (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

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penurious

  • adjective satellite not having enough money to pay for necessities
    pinched; penniless; in straitened circumstances; impecunious; hard up.
  • adjective satellite excessively unwilling to spend
    parsimonious.
    • parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
    • lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence

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carelessness

  • noun the quality of not being careful or taking pains
    sloppiness.
  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    nonperformance; negligence; neglect.

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self-interest

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; expedience; self-seeking.
  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; egocentrism; egoism; self-concern.

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leontief

  • noun United States economist (born in Russia) who devised an input-output method of economic analysis (1906-1999)
    Wassily Leontief.

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passing

  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing play; passing game; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; expiration; release.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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temporal

  • noun the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
    temporal role.
  • adjective satellite not eternal
    • temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

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individuation

  • noun discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
    individualization; individualisation.
  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuality; individualism.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality

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generousness

  • noun the trait of being willing to give your money or time
    generosity.

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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untrustiness

  • noun the trait of not deserving trust or confidence
    untrustworthiness.

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adam_smith

  • noun Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790)
    Smith.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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interest

  • noun a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    involvement.
    • an interest in music
  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    sake.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest

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sloppiness

  • noun the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water
    wateriness; muddiness.
    • the baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield
    • the water's muddiness made it undrinkable
    • the sloppiness of a rainy November day
  • noun a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
    unkemptness; slovenliness.

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penny

  • noun a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
  • noun a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
    centime; cent.

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beveridge

  • noun British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963)
    First Baron Beveridge; William Henry Beveridge.

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careful

  • adjective exercising caution or showing care or attention
    • they were careful when crossing the busy street
    • be careful to keep her shoes clean
    • did very careful research
    • careful art restorers
    • careful of the rights of others
    • careful about one's behavior
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    heedful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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james_tobin

  • noun United States economist (1918-2002)
    Tobin.

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farseeing

  • adjective satellite capable of seeing to a great distance
    eagle-eyed; longsighted; keen-sighted.
  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farsighted; long; prospicient; foresightful; longsighted; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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economizer

  • noun a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste
    economiser.

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pettiness

  • noun narrowness of mind or ideas or views
  • noun the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
    puniness; slightness; triviality.

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malthus

  • noun an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834)
    Thomas Robert Malthus; Thomas Malthus.

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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economiser

  • noun a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste
    economizer.

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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herbert_a._simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert Alexander Simon; Simon; Herb Simon.

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pack

  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a complete collection of similar things

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illiberality

  • noun a disposition not to be liberal (generous) with money

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foresightful

  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; farsighted; long; prospicient; longsighted; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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stint

  • noun an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    stretch.
    • there were stretches of boredom
    • he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
  • noun smallest American sandpiper
    Erolia minutilla; least sandpiper.

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scavenger

  • noun a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
  • noun someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    pack rat; magpie.

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conserve

  • noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    preserve; preserves; conserves.
  • verb keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
    • Energy is conserved in this process

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document

  • noun writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
    written document; papers.
  • noun anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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meticulosity

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulousness.

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retrenchment

  • noun entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    downsizing; curtailment.

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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friedrich_august_von_hayek

  • noun English economist (born in Austria) noted for work on the optimum allocation of resources (1899-1992)
    Hayek.

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economy_of_scale

  • noun the saving in cost of production that is due to mass production

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john_stuart_mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    John Mill; Mill.

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myrdal

  • noun Swedish economist (1898-1987)
    Karl Gunnar Myrdal; Gunnar Myrdal.

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entry

  • noun an item inserted in a written record
  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; debut; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line

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prevision

  • noun a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
  • noun the power to foresee the future
    prescience.

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longsightedness

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropia; hypermetropy; farsightedness; hyperopia.

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ricardo

  • noun English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823)
    David Ricardo.

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scrooge

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; skinflint.

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tightness

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    stringency.
  • noun a tight feeling in some part of the body
    constriction.
    • he felt a constriction in her chest
    • she felt an alarming tightness in her chest
    • emotion caused a constriction of his throat

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monetarist

  • noun an advocate of the theory that economic fluctuations are caused by increases or decreases in the supply of money

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miserliness

  • noun total lack of generosity with money

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discipline

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    subject field; field of study; study; subject area; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
  • noun a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline

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tight

  • adjective closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
  • adjective satellite pulled or drawn tight
    taut.
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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scrimy

  • adjective satellite dirty and disgusting
    • worry about the gossip and secretiveness and other scrimy sides"- Al Hine
  • adjective satellite petty or reluctant in giving or spending
    niggardly; grudging.
    • a niggardly tip

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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john_kenneth_galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    John Galbraith; Galbraith.

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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chinchy

  • adjective satellite embarrassingly stingy
    chintzy; cheap.

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judgement

  • noun the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    opinion; judgment; legal opinion.
    • opinions are usually written by a single judge
  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    mind; judgment.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind

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smallness

  • noun the property of having a relatively small size
    littleness.
  • noun the property of being a relatively small amount
    • he was attracted by the smallness of the taxes

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bigheartedness

  • noun the quality of being kind and generous

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stephen_butler_leacock

  • noun Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)
    Leacock; Stephen Leacock.

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william_stanley_jevons

  • noun English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835-1882)
    Jevons.

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vanity

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    conceit; self-love; amour propre.
  • noun the quality of being valueless or futile
    emptiness.
    • he rejected the vanities of the world

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milton_friedman

  • noun United States economist noted as a proponent of monetarism and for his opposition to government intervention in the economy (born in 1912)
    Friedman.

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compulsivity

  • noun the trait of acting compulsively
    compulsiveness.

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manifest

  • noun a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
  • verb provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
    attest; certify; demonstrate; evidence.
    • His high fever attested to his illness
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
    • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

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distrust

  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    suspicion; mistrust; misgiving.
  • noun the trait of not trusting others
    distrustfulness; mistrust.

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economic_expert

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economist.

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resoluteness

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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stephen_leacock

  • noun Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)
    Leacock; Stephen Butler Leacock.

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demeanor

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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karl_gunnar_myrdal

  • noun Swedish economist (1898-1987)
    Myrdal; Gunnar Myrdal.

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rurality

  • noun a rural characteristic or trait
    ruralism.
    • a place with the rurality of a turnip field

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marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Zeppo; Herbert Marx.
  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
    Arthur Marx; Harpo.

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intractability

  • noun the trait of being hard to influence or control
    intractableness.

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farsightedness

  • noun a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45
    presbyopia.
  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    hypermetropia; hypermetropy; hyperopia; longsightedness.

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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hoarder

  • noun a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use

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recording_equipment

  • noun equipment for making records
    recorder; recording machine.

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farsighted

  • adjective able to see distant objects clearly
    presbyopic.
  • adjective satellite planning prudently for the future
    farseeing; long; prospicient; foresightful; longsighted; foresighted.
    • large goals that required farsighted policies
    • took a long view of the geopolitical issues

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cheapness

  • noun a price below the standard price
    cut price; cut rate; bargain rate.
  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; tackiness; sleaze.

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providence

  • noun the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
    • divine providence
  • noun the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
    capital of Rhode Island.

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discretion

  • noun freedom to act or judge on one's own
  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; circumspection; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion

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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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economical

  • adjective satellite using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
    economic.
    • an economic use of home heating oil
    • a modern economical heating system
    • an economical use of her time
  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economic.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life

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recorder

  • noun equipment for making records
    recording machine; recording equipment.
  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
    record-keeper; registrar.

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self-concern

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; self-interest; egocentrism; egoism.

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penny-pinching

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; parsimoniousness; thrift.
  • verb spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
    nickel-and-dime; penny-pinch.

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tjalling_charles_koopmans

  • noun United States economist (born in the Netherlands) (1910-1985)
    Koopmans; Tjalling Koopmans.

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schumpeter

  • noun United States economist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1883-1950)
    Joseph Alois Schumpeter; Joseph Schumpeter.

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carefulness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun the quality of being careful and painstaking
    • I admired the carefulness of his work

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joseph_alois_schumpeter

  • noun United States economist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1883-1950)
    Schumpeter; Joseph Schumpeter.

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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keeper

  • noun someone in charge of other people
    • am I my brother's keeper?
  • noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    custodian; steward.

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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individualism

  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuation; individuality.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
  • noun a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence

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compulsiveness

  • noun the trait of acting compulsively
    compulsivity.

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cautious

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    timid.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing careful forethought; never making swift decisions"
    • reserved and cautious
    • a cautious driver

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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microeconomist

  • noun an economist who specializes in microeconomics
    microeconomic expert.

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tjalling_koopmans

  • noun United States economist (born in the Netherlands) (1910-1985)
    Tjalling Charles Koopmans; Koopmans.

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trustingness

  • noun the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
    trustfulness; trust.
    • the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity

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pareto

  • noun Italian sociologist and economist whose theories influenced the development of fascism in Italy (1848-1923)
    Vilfredo Pareto.

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john_maynard_keynes

  • noun English economist who advocated the use of government monetary and fiscal policy to maintain full employment without inflation (1883-1946)
    Keynes.

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simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.
  • noun United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
    Paul Simon.

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sparing

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    stinting; frugal; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally
  • verb refrain from harming
    save; spare.

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inattentiveness

  • noun a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
    heedlessness.
  • noun the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others

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demeanour

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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log

  • noun a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
  • noun the exponent required to produce a given number
    logarithm.

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firmness_of_purpose

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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thriftiness

  • noun frugality in the expenditure of money or resources
    economy.
    • the Scots are famous for their economy

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unhurriedness

  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    deliberateness; deliberation; slowness.

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james_edward_meade

  • noun English economist noted for his studies of international trade and finance (1907-1995)
    Meade.

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buy

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    steal; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • verb obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    purchase.
    • The family purchased a new car
    • The conglomerate acquired a new company
    • She buys for the big department store

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diligence

  • noun conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
  • noun persevering determination to perform a task
    industry; industriousness.
    • his diligence won him quick promotions
    • frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues

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tally

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    run.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    reckoning.

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inactiveness

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactivity; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inactivity; inertia.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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unwiseness

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    folly; foolishness.

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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sleaze

  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; tackiness; cheapness.

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self-seeking

  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; expedience; self-interest.
  • adjective satellite interested only in yourself
    self-serving.

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grudging

  • adjective satellite of especially an attitude
    • gave grudging consent
    • grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory
  • verb bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
    grudge; stew.

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foresight

  • noun providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
    foresightedness; foresightfulness.
  • noun seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
    farsightedness; prospicience; prevision.

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record

  • noun anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; disc; disk.

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individuality

  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuation; individualism.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
  • noun the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
    personal identity; identity.
    • you can lose your identity when you join the army

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intractableness

  • noun the trait of being hard to influence or control
    intractability.

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deliberation

  • noun (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
    • the deliberations of the jury
  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; weighing.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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serious-mindedness

  • noun the trait of being serious
    seriousness; earnestness; sincerity.
    • a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

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discreetness

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; circumspection; discretion.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    finesse; delicacy; diplomacy.

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selfishness

  • noun stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

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tightfistedness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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file

  • noun a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
    data file.
  • noun a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
    Indian file; single file.

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pack_rat

  • noun someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    scavenger; magpie.
  • noun any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
    Neotoma cinerea; bushytail woodrat; packrat; trade rat.

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film

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location
  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    celluloid; cinema.
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events

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woodbury

  • noun United States social economist (1876-1933)
    Helen Laura Sumner Woodbury.

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meanness

  • noun the quality of being deliberately mean
    beastliness.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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activeness

  • noun the state of being active
    action; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action
  • noun the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically
    activity.
    • the level of activity declines with age

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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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wassily_leontief

  • noun United States economist (born in Russia) who devised an input-output method of economic analysis (1906-1999)
    Leontief.

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littleness

  • noun the property of having a relatively small size
    smallness.
  • noun the property of having relatively little strength or vigor
    smallness.
    • the smallness of her voice

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seriousness

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; sincerity.
  • noun the quality of arousing fear or distress
    distressfulness.
    • he learned the seriousness of his illness

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beastliness

  • noun the quality of being deliberately mean
    meanness.
  • noun unpleasant nastiness; used especially of nasty weather

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unselfishness

  • noun the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others
    • rural people show more devotion and unselfishness than do their urban cousins
  • noun acting generously
    generosity.

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thomas_robert_malthus

  • noun an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834)
    Malthus; Thomas Malthus.

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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resolution

  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolve; declaration.
  • noun the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
    resolving power.

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