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logical_positivism

  • noun the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
    positivism.

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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predestine

  • verb decree or determine beforehand
  • verb foreordain by divine will or decree
    foreordain; predestinate.

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stowe

  • noun United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896)
    Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe.

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huguenot

  • noun a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries

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vitalism

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and chemistry

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mandeanism

  • noun a Gnostic religion originating the 2nd and 3rd centuries that believes John the Baptist was the Messiah and that incorporates Jewish and Christian elements into a framework of dualistic beliefs
    Mandaeanism.

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ingraining

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; instilling.
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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docetism

  • noun the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real

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soupiness

  • noun the property of having the thickness of heavy cream
    creaminess.
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; drippiness; mushiness; mawkishness; sloppiness.

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plato

  • noun ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)

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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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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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ontological

  • adjective of or relating to ontology
    • ontological speculations

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irridenta

  • noun a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another
    irredenta.

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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amorous

  • adjective satellite inclined toward or displaying love
    amative.
    • feeling amorous
  • adjective satellite expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
    amatory; romantic.
    • her amatory affairs
    • amorous glances
    • a romantic adventure
    • a romantic moonlight ride

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schmalzy

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; bathetic; mushy; soppy; kitschy; hokey; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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jainist

  • noun a believer in Jainism
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Jainism
    Jain.
    • Jain gods

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reformist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; social reformer; crusader.
  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reform-minded; progressive.

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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taoism

  • noun a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
  • noun religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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naturalist

  • noun an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
  • noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    natural scientist.

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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judicial

  • adjective satellite decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    • a judicial decision
  • adjective belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    • judicial robes

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freedom_fighter

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; rebel; insurrectionist.

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het_up

  • adjective satellite made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
    het; heated up; heated.
    • a heated swimming pool
    • wiped his heated-up face with a large bandana
    • he was all het up and sweaty
  • adjective satellite worked up emotionally by anger or excitement
    • was terribly het up over the killing of the eagle
    • got really het up over the new taxes
    • he was suddenly het up about racing cars

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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pragmatic

  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatical.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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heraclitus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC)

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private-enterprise

  • adjective satellite subscribing to capitalistic competition
    free-enterprise; competitive.

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townsend

  • noun United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government; his plan was a precursor to Social Security (1867-1960)
    Francis Everett Townsend.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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pragmatist

  • noun an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
  • noun a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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system_of_logic

  • noun a system of reasoning
    logical system; logic.

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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child-centered

  • adjective satellite designed to promote a child's personal qualities rather than to provide training or information

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fossil

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fogy.
  • noun the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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millenarian

  • noun a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
    millenarist; chiliast.
  • adjective relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness
    chiliastic.

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descriptivism

  • noun (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value
  • noun (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics

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nietzsche

  • noun influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

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experimentalism

  • noun an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
  • noun an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
    • the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism

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platitudinous

  • adjective satellite dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality
    bromidic; platitudinal; corny.
    • bromidic sermons

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radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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baron_verulam

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Sir Francis Bacon; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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christological

  • adjective of or relating to Christology

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huss

  • noun Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
    John Huss; Jan Hus; Hus.
  • noun Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
    John Huss; Jan Hus; Hus.

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visualised

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualized; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualise; visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver

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etiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    aetiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    aetiology.

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hokey

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; soppy; kitschy; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; artificial.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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anarchist

  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; nihilist.

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settled

  • adjective established or decided beyond dispute or doubt
    • with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle; settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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spooky

  • adjective satellite unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    flighty; skittish; nervous.

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mawkishness

  • noun insincere pathos
    bathos.
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; soupiness; drippiness; mushiness; sloppiness.

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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immaculate_conception

  • noun Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
    December 8.
  • noun (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
    Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

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formalised

  • adjective concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    formalistic; formalized.
    • highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • verb make formal or official
    formalize; formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

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rationalist

  • noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
    positivist.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism
    • rationalist philosophy

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inculcation

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    ingraining; instilling.

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secessionism

  • noun a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

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gastronomic

  • adjective of or relating to gastronomy
    gastronomical.
    • gastronomic adventures

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rationalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
  • noun the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

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pretorial

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorian; praetorial; praetorian.
    • praetorial powers

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pretorian

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorial; praetorial; praetorian.
    • praetorial powers
  • adjective satellite characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
    Praetorian.
    • a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble"- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.

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occam

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Ockham.

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calvinistical

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinist.

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naive

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naif.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • adjective satellite of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    primitive.
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

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millenarist

  • noun a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
    millenarian; chiliast.

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dogma

  • noun a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
    tenet.
  • noun a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
    • he believed all the Marxist dogma

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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millenarism

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    chiliasm; millenarianism; millenniumism.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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separatist

  • noun an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
    separationist.
  • adjective satellite having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    fissiparous; breakaway.
    • a breakaway faction

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parmenides

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher born in Italy; held the metaphysical view that being is the basic substance and ultimate reality of which all things are composed; said that motion and change are sensory illusions (5th century BC)

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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original_sin

  • noun a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam
    • Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden

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revenant

  • noun a person who returns after a lengthy absence
  • noun someone who has returned from the dead

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marxist

  • noun an advocate of Marxism
  • noun emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
    bolshy; red; Bolshevik; bolshie.

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relativistic

  • adjective relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity
    • relativistic quantum mechanics
    • relativistic increase in mass
    • radiation from relativistic particles
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism

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beecher

  • noun United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)
    Henry Ward Beecher.

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fanciful

  • adjective satellite indulging in or influenced by fancy
    notional.
    • a fanciful mind
    • all the notional vagaries of childhood
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; imaginary.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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nonaggressive

  • adjective not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness
    unaggressive.

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pluralistic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of pluralism
    • a pluralistic culture

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impassive

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    stolid.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; unexpressive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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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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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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scholasticism

  • noun the system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe; based on Aristotle and the Church Fathers
  • noun orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
    academicism; academism.

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poker

  • noun fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
    fire hook; stove poker; salamander.
  • noun any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
    poker game.

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diderot

  • noun French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
    Denis Diderot.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Auguste Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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matter-of-fact

  • adjective satellite not fanciful or imaginative
    prosaic.
    • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
    • a prosaic and unimaginative essay
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    pragmatical; pragmatic.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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church_doctrine

  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; religious doctrine; creed.

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bioethics

  • noun the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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nonbelligerent

  • adjective satellite not directly at war
    • nonbelligerent nations

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fictitious

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fabricated; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty

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frequent

  • verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    shop; buy at; patronize; patronise; sponsor; shop at.
  • verb be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place
    haunt.
    • She haunts the ballet

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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unexpressive

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; impassive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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democratic

  • adjective characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
    • democratic government
    • a democratic country
    • a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
  • adjective belong to or relating to the Democratic Party
    • Democratic senator

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quine

  • noun United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)
    Willard Van Orman Quine; W. V. Quine.

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dreamed

  • adjective satellite conceived of or imagined or hoped for
    • his dreamed symphony that would take the world of music by storm
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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stoicism

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stolidity.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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oecumenic

  • adjective satellite concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
    oecumenical; ecumenic; ecumenical.
    • ecumenical thinking
    • ecumenical activities
    • the ecumenical movement

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lovingness

  • noun a loving feeling
    caring.
  • noun a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
    affectionateness; fondness; warmth.

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arendt

  • noun United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)
    Hannah Arendt.

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Ernst Heinrich Haeckel.

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counterterrorist

  • noun someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
  • adjective intended to prevent terrorism
    counterterror.
    • the government took counterterror measures

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uncordial

  • adjective satellite lacking warmth or friendliness
    • looked uncordial as we approached

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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affected

  • adjective acted upon; influenced
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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ethicism

  • noun a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important
    • his ethicism often led him to moralize

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expressionist

  • noun an artist who is an adherent of expressionism
  • adjective of or relating to expressionism
    expressionistic.
    • expressionist art

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absolutist

  • noun one who advocates absolutism
  • adjective pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
    absolutistic.

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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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ethicist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethician.

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unaffecting

  • adjective satellite not arousing affect

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gnostic

  • noun an advocate of Gnosticism
  • adjective of or relating to Gnosticism
    • Gnostic writings

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hobbes

  • noun English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)
    Thomas Hobbes.

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uninfluenced

  • adjective satellite not influenced or affected
    untouched; unswayed.
    • stewed in its petty provincialism untouched by the brisk debates that stirred the old world"- V.L.Parrington
    • unswayed by personal considerations

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obdurate

  • adjective satellite stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
    unrepentant; obstinate; cussed.
  • adjective satellite showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
    flint; flinty; granitic; stony.
    • his flinty gaze
    • the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart

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dorothea_lynde_dix

  • noun United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
    Dorothea Dix; Dix.

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knockout

  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.
  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    kayo; KO.

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irredentism

  • noun the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
    irridentism.

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logy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; groggy; stuporous; dazed.

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gymnosophist

  • noun member of a Hindu sect practicing gymnosophy (especially nudism)

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caesaropapism

  • noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
    Erastianism; Byzantinism.

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wide-open

  • adjective satellite open wide
    • left the doors wide-open
  • adjective satellite lax in enforcing laws
    lawless.
    • a wide-open town

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predetermination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    foreordination; preordination; predestination.
  • noun a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
    • he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong

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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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millennium

  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millenary.
  • noun (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

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arminian

  • noun adherent of Arminianism
  • adjective of or relating to Arminianism

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sluggish

  • adjective satellite moving slowly
    sulky.
    • a sluggish stream
  • adjective satellite (of business) not active or brisk
    slow; dull.
    • business is dull (or slow)
    • a sluggish market

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flower_child

  • noun someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
    hipster; hippie; hippy.

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lawless

  • adjective satellite without law or control
    anarchical; anarchic.
    • the system is economically inefficient and politically anarchic
  • adjective satellite lax in enforcing laws
    wide-open.
    • a wide-open town

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fugitive

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    runaway; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive from justice.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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moral_philosophy

  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    ethics.

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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bishop_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Berkeley.

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secularism

  • noun a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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secularist

  • noun an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education

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ism

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; doctrine.

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consubstantiation

  • noun the doctrine of the High Anglican Church that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists with the substance of the consecrated bread and wine

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william_of_ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; Ockham; Occam.

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ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Occam.

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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arianism

  • noun heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son

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nationalist_leader

  • noun the leader of a nationalist movement

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potty

  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; can; pot.
  • noun a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom
    chamberpot; thunder mug.

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doge

  • noun formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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light_within

  • noun a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
    Christ Within; Light; Inner Light.

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john_dewey

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    Dewey.

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brainwash

  • verb persuade completely, often through coercion
    • The propaganda brainwashed many people
  • verb submit to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly

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airy

  • adjective satellite open to or abounding in fresh air
    aired.
    • airy rooms
  • adjective satellite not practical or realizable; speculative
    windy; visionary; impractical; Laputan.
    • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
    • visionary schemes for getting rich

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overemotional

  • adjective satellite excessively or abnormally emotional
    sloppy.

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centered

  • adjective satellite being or placed in the center
  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve about; revolve around; focus on; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work

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secular_humanism

  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    humanism.

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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nonpartisan

  • noun a person who is nonpartisan
    nonpartizan.
  • adjective free from party affiliation or bias
    nonpartizan.

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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maimonides

  • noun Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)
    Moses Maimonides; Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon.

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ludwig_josef_johan_wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Ludwig Wittgenstein; Wittgenstein.

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unblinking

  • adjective satellite showing no visible emotion
    • stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year
  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unshrinking; unflinching.

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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herbert_marcuse

  • noun United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979)
    Marcuse.

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manichaeism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeanism.

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matter

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    thing; affair.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    topic; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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contextualism

  • noun any doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms

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historical

  • adjective of or relating to the study of history
    • historical scholars
    • a historical perspective
  • adjective satellite having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    • the historical Jesus
    • doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    • actual historical events

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divine_right

  • noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
    divine right of kings.
    • the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

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donatist

  • noun an adherent of Donatism
  • adjective of or relating to Donatism

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frigidness

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidity.
  • noun the absence of heat
    cold; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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abstinent

  • noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
    abstainer; nondrinker.
  • adjective satellite self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
    abstentious.
    • not totally abstinent but abstemious

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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corny

  • adjective satellite dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality
    bromidic; platitudinous; platitudinal.
    • bromidic sermons

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divine_right_of_kings

  • noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
    divine right.
    • the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

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unaffected

  • adjective undergoing no change when acted upon
    • entirely unaffected by each other's writings
    • fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    insensible.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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marcionism

  • noun the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

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genuine

  • adjective not fake or counterfeit
    echt.
    • a genuine Picasso
    • genuine leather
  • adjective satellite not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    true; unfeigned.
    • genuine emotion
    • her interest in people was unfeigned
    • true grief

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concrete

  • noun a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
  • verb cover with cement
    • concrete the walls

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democritus

  • noun Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)

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coldness

  • noun the sensation produced by low temperatures
    cold.
    • he shivered from the cold
    • the cold helped clear his head
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
    frigidness; coolness; iciness; chilliness; frigidity.
    • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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transnational

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

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extravert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extrovert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extraverted; extrovert.

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pretor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    praetor.

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creation_science

  • noun an effort to give scientific support for the truth of the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

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lucretia_coffin_mott

  • noun United States feminist and suffragist (1793-1880)
    Mott.

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incommunicative

  • adjective not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
    uncommunicative.

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opinionative

  • adjective satellite obstinate in your opinions
    opinionated; self-opinionated.

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disarmer

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; pacifist.

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thomism

  • noun the comprehensive theological doctrine created by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century and still taught by the Dominicans

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antinomianism

  • noun the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)

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mead

  • noun United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
    Margaret Mead.
  • noun United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
    George Herbert Mead.

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sensualism

  • noun desire for sensual pleasures
    sensuality; sensualness.
  • noun (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
    sensationalism.

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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demonstrativeness

  • noun tending to express your feelings freely

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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civil_rights_worker

  • noun a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
    civil rights activist; civil rights leader.

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mushy

  • adjective satellite having the consistency of mush
  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; soppy; kitschy; hokey; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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preordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; predestination.

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planetary

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets
    planetal.
    • planetary motion
    • planetary year
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants
    terrestrial.
    • planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley
    • the planetary tilt
    • this terrestrial ball

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inspire

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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praetorial

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorial; pretorian; praetorian.
    • praetorial powers

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praetorian

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorial; pretorian; praetorial.
    • praetorial powers
  • noun a member of the Praetorian Guard
    Praetorian Guard.

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cleanthes

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC)

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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boehmenism

  • noun the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
    Behmenism.

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instrumentalism

  • noun a system of pragmatic philosophy that considers idea to be instruments that should guide our actions and their value is measured by their success

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commandment

  • noun something that is commanded
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; teaching.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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martin_buber

  • noun Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)
    Buber.

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touched

  • adjective having come into contact
  • verb make physical contact with, come in contact with
    touch.
    • Touch the stone for good luck
    • She never touched her husband

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resistive

  • adjective exhibiting or relating to electrical resistance
    • resistive load
  • adjective satellite disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
    insubordinate; resistant.

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civil_rights_leader

  • noun a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
    civil rights activist; civil rights worker.

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behmenism

  • noun the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
    Boehmenism.

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manful

  • adjective possessing qualities befitting a man
    manlike; manly.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of a man
    male; manly; manlike; virile.
    • a deep male voice
    • manly sports

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closed-minded

  • adjective satellite not ready to receive to new ideas
    close-minded.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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aetiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    etiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    etiology.

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volatility

  • noun the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor
  • noun the trait of being unpredictably irresolute
    unpredictability.
    • the volatility of the market drove many investors away

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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humanism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanitarianism.
  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    secular humanism.

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pacifism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; passivism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacificism.

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doting

  • adjective satellite extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
    fond; adoring.
    • adoring grandparents
    • deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain
    • hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother
  • verb be foolish or senile due to old age
    dote.

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peripateticism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    Aristotelianism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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humanist

  • noun a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanitarian.

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pacifist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; disarmer.
  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifistic.

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syllogizer

  • noun logician skilled in syllogistic reasoning
    syllogiser; syllogist.

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frigidity

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidness.
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; cold; coldness; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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ethical

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
    • ethical codes
    • ethical theories
  • adjective conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
    • an ethical lawyer
    • ethical medical practice
    • an ethical problem
    • had no ethical objection to drinking
    • Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley

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close-minded

  • adjective satellite not ready to receive to new ideas
    closed-minded.

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preordain

  • verb foreordain or determine beforehand
    foreordain; predestine.

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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deadpan

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    unexpressive; impassive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read
  • adverb without betraying any feeling
    • she told the joke deadpan

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transcendentalism

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendental philosophy.

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lethargic

  • adjective deficient in alertness or activity
    unenrgetic.
    • bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights

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credo

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs
    creed.

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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philosophiser

  • noun someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
    philosophizer.

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sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Jean-Paul Sartre.

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gymnosophy

  • noun the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation

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small-minded

  • adjective satellite contemptibly narrow in outlook
    petty.
    • petty little comments
    • disgusted with their small-minded pettiness

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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civilised

  • adjective having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
    civilized.
    • terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world
  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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peacenik

  • noun someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
    dove.

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logic

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

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equalitarian

  • noun a person who believes in the equality of all people
    egalitarian.

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bergson

  • noun French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)
    Henri Bergson; Henri Louis Bergson.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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exemplary

  • adjective satellite worthy of imitation
    model.
    • exemplary behavior
    • model citizens
  • adjective satellite being or serving as an illustration of a type;
    typic; emblematic.
    • the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy
    • an action exemplary of his conduct

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nicene_creed

  • noun (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded

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maudlin

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; soppy; kitschy; hokey; slushy; soupy; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry

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sir_rabindranath_tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Tagore.

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blonde

  • noun a person with fair skin and hair
    blond.
  • noun a light grayish yellow to near white
    blond.

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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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in_love

  • adjective satellite marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
    infatuated; smitten; taken with; enamored; potty; soft on.
    • gaga over the rock group's new album
    • he was infatuated with her

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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mythological

  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; fabulous; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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perfervid

  • adjective satellite characterized by intense emotion
    impassioned; torrid; fervid; fiery; ardent; fervent.
    • ardent love
    • an ardent lover
    • a fervent desire to change society
    • a fervent admirer
    • fiery oratory
    • an impassioned appeal
    • a torrid love affair

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harriet_elizabeth_beecher_stowe

  • noun United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896)
    Harriet Beecher Stowe; Stowe.

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formalized

  • adjective concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    formalistic; formalised.
    • highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • verb make formal or official
    formalize; formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

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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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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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aristotelianism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    peripateticism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Bishop Berkeley.
  • noun a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley

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worker

  • noun a person who works at a specific occupation
    • he is a good worker
  • noun a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
    proletarian; prole.
    • workers of the world--unite!

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sense_of_right_and_wrong

  • noun motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
    conscience; scruples; moral sense.

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demotic

  • adjective satellite of or for the common people
    • demotic entertainments
    • demotic speech
    • a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms
  • noun a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script
    Demotic script.
    • Demotic script was eventually replaced by Greek

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lucretius

  • noun Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)
    Titus Lucretius Carus.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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juridic

  • adjective of or relating to the law or jurisprudence
    juridical.
    • juridical days
  • adjective relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial; juridical.
    • judicial system

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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ibn-sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; Avicenna.

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sophistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to sophists
  • adjective satellite plausible but misleading
    sophistical.

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pluralism

  • noun a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

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world-wide

  • adjective satellite involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
    worldwide; planetary; global; world.
    • global war
    • global monetary policy
    • neither national nor continental but planetary
    • a world crisis
    • of worldwide significance
  • adjective satellite spanning or extending throughout the entire world
    worldwide.
    • worldwide distribution
    • a worldwide epidemic

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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womanly

  • adjective befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman
    feminine.
    • womanly virtues of gentleness and compassion

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grown

  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    full-grown; big; adult; grownup; fully grown.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman
  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn; grow.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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stolid

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    impassive.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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ethical_motive

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; morals; morality.

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big

  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world
  • adjective satellite significant
    • graduation was a big day in his life

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gnosticism

  • noun a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

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militaristic

  • adjective satellite imbued with militarism

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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eclectic_method

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclecticism.

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neoclassicist

  • noun an advocate of neoclassicism
  • adjective relating to or advocating neoclassicism
    neoclassicistic.

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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machiavelli

  • noun a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
    Niccolo Machiavelli.

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realness

  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realism; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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garrison

  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    fort.
  • noun United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
    William Lloyd Garrison.

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peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Benjamin Peirce.
  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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centre

  • noun a low-lying region in central France
  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; center.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm

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charles_sanders_peirce

  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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laissez-faire

  • adjective satellite with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
    individualistic.

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hearty

  • adjective satellite showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
    • gave us a cordial reception
    • a hearty welcome
  • adjective satellite providing abundant nourishment
    solid; substantial; square; satisfying.
    • a hearty meal
    • good solid food
    • ate a substantial breakfast
    • four square meals a day

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etiological

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    etiologic; aetiological; aetiologic.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    etiologic; aetiological; aetiologic.
    • etiological agent

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juridical

  • adjective of or relating to the law or jurisprudence
    juridic.
    • juridical days
  • adjective relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial; juridic.
    • judicial system

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monothelitism

  • noun the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople

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anaximander

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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sabbatarian

  • noun one who observes Saturday as the Sabbath (as in Judaism)
  • adjective pertaining to the Sabbath and its observance

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hegelian

  • noun a follower of the thought of Hegel
  • adjective of or relating to Hegel or his dialectic philosophy

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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herder

  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Johann Gottfried von Herder.
  • noun someone who drives a herd
    drover; herdsman.

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calvinism

  • noun the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone

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passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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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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innocent

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    inexperienced person.
  • adjective free from evil or guilt
    clean-handed; guiltless.
    • an innocent child
    • the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty

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patent_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents

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calvinist

  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Genevan.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinistical.

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empedocles

  • noun Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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aristotelean

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelian.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelic; Aristotelian.
    • Aristotelean logic

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dreamy

  • adjective satellite dreamy in mood or nature
    moony; woolgathering.
    • a woolgathering moment
  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; languid; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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paul

  • noun United States feminist (1885-1977)
    Alice Paul.
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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unphilosophic

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insurgent

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    freedom fighter; rebel; insurrectionist.
  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; guerilla; irregular.

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low-down

  • noun slang terms for inside information
    dope; the skinny; poop.
    • is that the straight dope?
  • adjective satellite of the most contemptible kind
    scurvy; scummy; low; abject; miserable.
    • abject cowardice
    • a low stunt to pull
    • a low-down sneak
    • his miserable treatment of his family
    • You miserable skunk!
    • a scummy rabble
    • a scurvy trick

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nude

  • noun a painting of a naked human figure
    nude painting.
  • noun without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
    • they swam in the nude

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mushiness

  • noun a mushy pulpy softness
    pulpiness.
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; soupiness; drippiness; mawkishness; sloppiness.

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informative

  • adjective tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
    illuminating; enlightening.
    • an enlightening glimpse of government in action
    • an illuminating lecture
  • adjective serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
    instructive.

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esthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    aesthetics.
    • traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic; aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism

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aristotle

  • noun one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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genevan

  • noun a native or resident of Geneva
  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Calvinist.

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creed

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs
    credo.
  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; religious doctrine; church doctrine.

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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simone_de_beauvoir

  • noun French feminist and existentialist and novelist (1908-1986)
    Beauvoir.

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election

  • noun a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
    • the results of the election will be announced tonight
  • noun the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
    • her election of medicine as a profession

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fiduciary

  • noun a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
    • it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain
  • adjective relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
    fiducial.
    • a fiduciary contract
    • in a fiduciary capacity
    • fiducial power

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nonagenarian

  • noun someone whose age is in the nineties
  • adjective satellite being from 90 to 99 years old
    • the nonagenarian inhabitants of the nursing home

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icy

  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; frigid; glacial; wintry; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile
  • adjective satellite extremely cold
    polar; arctic; frigid; gelid; glacial.
    • an arctic climate
    • a frigid day
    • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
    • glacial winds
    • icy hands
    • polar weather

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lao-zi

  • noun Chinese philosopher regarded as the founder of Taoism (6th century BC)
    Lao-tzu; Lao-tse.

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sensationalism

  • noun subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    luridness.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation

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hereditarianism

  • noun the philosophical doctrine that heredity is more important than environment in determining intellectual growth

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lukewarmness

  • noun a warmness resembling the temperature of the skin
    tepidity; tepidness.
  • noun lack of passion, force or animation
    tepidness.

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jolted

  • adjective satellite bumped or shaken jerkily
    • the jolted passengers
  • verb move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
    jar; jolt.

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wayfaring

  • noun traveling (especially on foot)
  • adjective satellite traveling especially on foot
    peripatetic.
    • peripatetic country preachers
    • a poor wayfaring stranger

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shaken

  • adjective satellite disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock
    jolted.
    • retrieved his named from her jolted memory
    • the accident left her badly shaken
  • verb move or cause to move back and forth
    agitate; shake.
    • The chemist shook the flask vigorously
    • My hands were shaking

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leibniz

  • noun German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
    Leibnitz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz.

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phlegmatic

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatical.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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sizzling

  • adjective satellite hot enough to burn with or as if with a hissing sound
    • a sizzling steak
    • a sizzling spell of weather
  • verb make a sound like frying fat
    sizzle.

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instigative

  • adjective satellite arousing to action or rebellion
    rabble-rousing; inflammatory; incitive; incendiary; seditious.

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epicureanism

  • noun a doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers

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primitive

  • noun a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
    primitive person.
  • noun a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

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epideictic

  • adjective satellite designed primarily for rhetorical display
    epideictical.
    • epideictic orations

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presence

  • noun the state of being present; current existence
    • he tested for the presence of radon
  • noun the immediate proximity of someone or something
    front.
    • she blushed in his presence
    • he sensed the presence of danger
    • he was well behaved in front of company

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civil

  • adjective satellite applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    • civil authorities
  • adjective not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
    polite.
    • even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

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pelagianism

  • noun the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431

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cosmologic

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmological; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe
  • adjective pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
    cosmological.
    • cosmologic philosophy
    • a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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dissenting

  • adjective satellite disagreeing, especially with a majority
    dissentient; dissident.
  • verb withhold assent
    dissent.
    • Several Republicans dissented

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sir_francis_bacon

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Baron Verulam; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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negroid

  • noun a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    blackamoor; Black; Negro; Black person.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race
    • negroid features

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nicola_sacco

  • noun United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Bartolomeo Vanzetti was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1891-1927)
    Sacco.

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approximate

  • verb be close or similar
    come close.
    • Her results approximate my own
  • verb judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    judge; estimate; guess; gauge.
    • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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mandaeanism

  • noun a Gnostic religion originating the 2nd and 3rd centuries that believes John the Baptist was the Messiah and that incorporates Jewish and Christian elements into a framework of dualistic beliefs
    Mandeanism.

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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buddhistic

  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Buddhism
    Buddhist.
    • Buddhist sculpture

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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predestination

  • noun previous determination as if by destiny or fate
  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; preordination.

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birth-control_campaigner

  • noun a social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning
    birth-control reformer.

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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amateur

  • noun someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  • noun an athlete who does not play for pay

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avicenna

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; ibn-Sina.

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dogmatise

  • verb state as a dogma
    dogmatize.
  • verb speak dogmatically
    dogmatize.

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feminine

  • noun a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
  • adjective associated with women and not with men
    • feminine intuition

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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annul

  • verb declare invalid
    invalidate; void; nullify; quash; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea
  • verb cancel officially
    revoke; reverse; countermand; lift; vacate; overturn; repeal; rescind.
    • He revoked the ban on smoking
    • lift an embargo
    • vacate a death sentence

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positivistic

  • adjective of or relating to positivism
    positive; positivist.
    • positivist thinkers
    • positivist doctrine
    • positive philosophy

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dogmatist

  • noun a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
    doctrinaire.

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meliorist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; reformist; social reformer; crusader.

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suspect

  • noun someone who is under suspicion
  • noun a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
    defendant.

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abu_ali_al-husain_ibn_abdallah_ibn_sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    ibn-Sina; Avicenna.

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attached

  • adjective satellite being joined in close association
    affiliated; connected.
    • affiliated clubs
    • all art schools whether independent or attached to universities
  • verb cause to be attached
    attach.

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kitschy

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; soppy; hokey; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry

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nicolas_de_malebranche

  • noun French philosopher (1638-1715)
    Malebranche.

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stipendiary

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary magistrate.
  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of a stipend or allowance
    • stipendiary funds

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meliorism

  • noun the belief that the world can be made better by human effort

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emotional

  • adjective determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
    • it was an emotional judgment
  • adjective of more than usual emotion
    • his behavior was highly emotional

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virtual

  • adjective satellite being actually such in almost every respect
    practical.
    • a practical failure
    • the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin
  • adjective satellite existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact
    • a virtual dependence on charity
    • a virtual revolution
    • virtual reality

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states'_rights

  • noun a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states
  • noun the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution

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juvenile

  • noun a young person, not fully developed
    juvenile person.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
    • juvenile diabetes
    • juvenile fashions

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liberal

  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    progressive; liberalist.
  • noun a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

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classic

  • noun a creation of the highest excellence
  • noun an artist who has created classic works

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sexagenarian

  • noun someone whose age is in the sixties
  • adjective satellite being from 60 to 69 years old
    • the sexagenarian population is growing

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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wintry

  • adjective characteristic of or occurring in winter
    wintery.
    • suffered severe wintry weather
    • brown wintry grasses
  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; glacial; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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kantian

  • adjective of or relating to Immanuel Kant or his philosophy

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stolidity

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.
  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stoicism.

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affectional

  • adjective satellite characterized by emotion
    affective; emotive.

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reality

  • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    world.
    • his world was shattered
    • we live in different worlds
    • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; realism.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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benjamin_ricketson_tucker

  • noun United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
    Tucker.

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protester

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissident; dissenter.
  • noun someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
    demonstrator.

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war_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; military machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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golden_rule

  • noun any important rule
    • the golden rule of teaching is to be clear
  • noun a command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount
    • Whatsoever ye would that men do unto you, do you even so unto them" (Matthew 7:12)

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white-hot

  • adjective satellite intensely zealous or fervid
    • fierce white-hot loyalty
  • adjective satellite glowing white with heat
    white.
    • white flames
    • a white-hot center of the fire

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demonstrative

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

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sensuous

  • adjective satellite taking delight in beauty
    • the sensuous joy from all things fair

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karl_popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Popper; Sir Karl Raimund Popper.

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literalism

  • noun the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature
  • noun a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense

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professional

  • noun a person engaged in one of the learned professions
    professional person.
  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    pro.

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albert_camus

  • noun French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960)
    Camus.

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senior

  • noun an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation
  • noun a person who is older than you are
    elder.

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longer

  • noun a person with a strong desire for something
    yearner; thirster.
    • a longer for money
    • a thirster after blood
    • a yearner for knowledge
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    long.
    • 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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functionalism

  • noun a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
  • noun any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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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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lao-tzu

  • noun Chinese philosopher regarded as the founder of Taoism (6th century BC)
    Lao-zi; Lao-tse.

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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phlegm

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness.
  • noun expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
    sputum.

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martin_heidegger

  • noun German philosopher whose views on human existence in a world of objects and on Angst influenced the existential philosophers (1889-1976)
    Heidegger.

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hardheaded

  • adjective satellite unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
    mulish.
  • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    practical; hard-nosed; pragmatic.
    • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
    • a hard-nosed labor leader
    • completely practical in his approach to business
    • not ideology but pragmatic politics

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manichee

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichean.
  • adjective of or relating to Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichean.

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global

  • adjective satellite involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
    worldwide; planetary; world-wide; world.
    • global war
    • global monetary policy
    • neither national nor continental but planetary
    • a world crisis
    • of worldwide significance
  • adjective satellite having the shape of a sphere or ball
    spherical; ball-shaped; globular; orbicular; spheric; globose.
    • a spherical object
    • nearly orbicular in shape
    • little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

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fabricated

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; fabricate; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys

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epistemic

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemological.
    • epistemic modal

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idealism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality
  • noun impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

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naive_realism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
    realism.

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rousing

  • noun the act of arousing
    arousal.
    • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions
  • verb become active
    bestir; rouse.
    • He finally bestirred himself

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aristocratic

  • adjective satellite belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    blue; blue-blooded; patrician; gentle; aristocratical.
    • an aristocratic family
    • aristocratic Bostonians
    • aristocratic government
    • a blue family
    • blue blood
    • the blue-blooded aristocracy
    • of gentle blood
    • patrician landholders of the American South
    • aristocratic bearing
    • aristocratic features
    • patrician tastes

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quash

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb declare invalid
    invalidate; annul; void; nullify; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea

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millenary

  • noun the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    millennium.
  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millennium.

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neuroethics

  • noun the study of ethical implications of treatments for neurological diseases

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monism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element

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fancied

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fictional.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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antediluvian

  • noun any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
    antediluvian patriarch.
  • noun a very old person
    ancient.

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kabbalism

  • noun the doctrines of the Kabbalah
    Cabalism.
  • noun adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
    cabalism.

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ecumenical

  • adjective satellite concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
    oecumenical; ecumenic; oecumenic.
    • ecumenical thinking
    • ecumenical activities
    • the ecumenical movement
  • adjective satellite of worldwide scope or applicability
    worldwide; cosmopolitan; universal; general; oecumenical; world-wide.
    • an issue of cosmopolitan import
    • the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley
    • universal experience

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ultraconservative

  • noun an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
    extreme right-winger; reactionary.
  • adjective satellite extremely conservative

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choice

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; pick.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; selection; option.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick

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intolerant

  • adjective unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
  • adjective satellite narrow-minded about cherished opinions
    illiberal.

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ecumenicalism

  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenism; ecumenicism.

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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jansenism

  • noun the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition

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democrat

  • noun an advocate of democratic principles
    populist.
  • noun a member of the Democratic Party

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herbart

  • noun German philosopher (1776-1841)
    Johann Friedrich Herbart.

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counterrevolutionary

  • noun a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
    counter-revolutionist; counterrevolutionist.
  • adjective relating to or being a counterrevolution

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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fully_grown

  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    grown; full-grown; big; adult; grownup.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman

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tao

  • noun an adherent of any branch of Taoism
    Taoist.
  • noun the ultimate principle of the universe

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hartley

  • noun English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
    David Hartley.

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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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full-grown

  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    grown; big; adult; grownup; fully grown.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman

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agitate

  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; foment.
  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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stoicism

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stolidity.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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erotic

  • noun an erotic person
  • adjective satellite giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing
    titillating.

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unswayed

  • adjective satellite not influenced or affected
    untouched; uninfluenced.
    • stewed in its petty provincialism untouched by the brisk debates that stirred the old world"- V.L.Parrington
    • unswayed by personal considerations

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corporation_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations

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ecumenism

  • noun a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
    oecumenism.
  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenicalism; ecumenicism.

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animistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
    animist.

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husserl

  • noun German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)
    Edmund Husserl.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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gloria_steinem

  • noun United States feminist (born in 1934)
    Steinem.

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haggard

  • noun British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
    Sir Henry Rider Haggard; Rider Haggard.
  • adjective satellite showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    careworn; raddled; worn; drawn.
    • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
    • that raddled but still noble face
    • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

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bartolomeo_vanzetti

  • noun United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Nicola Sacco was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1888-1927)
    Vanzetti.

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russell

  • noun United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
    Charles Taze Russell.
  • noun English film director (born in 1927)
    Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell; Ken Russell.

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english

  • noun an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
    English language.