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giordano_bruno

  • noun Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600)
    Bruno.

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tongue-in-cheek

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; bantering.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • adverb in a bantering fashion
    banteringly.
    • he spoke to her banteringly

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sluggishness

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    lethargy; lassitude.
  • noun the pace of things that move relatively slowly
    • the sluggishness of the economy
    • the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold

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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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methodological_analysis

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
    methodology.

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george_edward_moore

  • noun English philosopher (1873-1958)
    Moore; G. E. Moore.

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blaise_pascal

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
    Pascal.

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kid-glove

  • adjective satellite showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
    tactful.
    • by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone
    • a tactful way of correcting someone
    • the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill

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unmoved

  • adjective emotionally unmoved
    untouched; unaffected.
    • always appeared completely unmoved and imperturbable
  • adjective satellite being in the original position; not having been moved
    in-situ.
    • the archeologists could date the vase because it was in-situ
    • an in-situ investigator

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recluse

  • noun one who lives in solitude
    solitary; troglodyte; solitudinarian; hermit.
  • adjective satellite withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
    reclusive; withdrawn.
    • lived an unsocial reclusive life

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ernst_mach

  • noun Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)
    Mach.

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epistemic

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

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soppy

  • adjective satellite wet through and through; thoroughly wet
    sodden.
    • stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain
    • the speaker's sodden collar
    • soppy clothes
  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; 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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scowling

  • adjective satellite sullen or unfriendly in appearance
    beetle-browed.
  • verb frown with displeasure
    scowl.

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red-hot

  • adjective satellite having strong sexual appeal
    toothsome; luscious; juicy; voluptuous.
    • juicy barmaids
    • a red-hot mama
    • a voluptuous woman
    • a toothsome blonde in a tight dress
  • adjective satellite newest or most recent
    hot.
    • news hot off the press
    • red-hot information

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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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vacuous

  • adjective satellite devoid of intelligence
    mindless; inane; fatuous; asinine.
  • adjective satellite devoid of significance or point
    empty; hollow.
    • empty promises
    • a hollow victory
    • vacuous comments

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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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charles_peirce

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

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kong_the_master

  • noun Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
    Confucius; Kongfuze; K'ung Futzu.

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weil

  • noun French philosopher (1909-1943)
    Simone Weil.
  • noun United States mathematician (born in France) (1906-1998)
    Andre Weil.

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torpid

  • adjective satellite slow and apathetic
    soggy; sluggish; inert.
    • she was fat and inert
    • a sluggish worker
    • a mind grown torpid in old age
  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    dormant; hibernating.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs

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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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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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pleasing

  • noun the act of one who pleases
  • verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    delight; please.
    • These colors please the senses
    • a pleasing sensation

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david_hartley

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

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friendly

  • noun troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
    • friendlies came to their rescue
  • adjective characteristic of or befitting a friend
    • friendly advice
    • a friendly neighborhood
    • the only friendly person here
    • a friendly host and hostess

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overwrought

  • adjective satellite deeply agitated especially from emotion
    distraught.
    • distraught with grief

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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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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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kabbalism

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

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human-centred

  • adjective satellite marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    human-centered; humanistic; humanist; humanitarian.
    • a humane physician
    • released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons
    • respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species

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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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waggish

  • adjective satellite witty or joking
    • Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer"- James Fenimore Cooper

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unspectacular

  • adjective satellite not spectacular
    • an unspectacular but necessary task

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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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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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sloppy

  • adjective satellite lacking neatness or order
    • a sloppy room
    • sloppy habits
  • adjective satellite wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material
    • a sloppy floor
    • a sloppy saucer

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socrates

  • noun ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)

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uncongenial

  • adjective not suitable to your tastes or needs
    incompatible.
    • the uncongenial roommates were always fighting
    • the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs
  • adjective satellite very unfavorable to life or growth
    unfriendly; hostile.
    • a hostile climate
    • an uncongenial atmosphere
    • an uncongenial soil
    • the unfriendly environment at high altitudes

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humanitarianism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanism.

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hibernating

  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    dormant; torpid.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs
  • verb sleep during winter
    hole up; hibernate.
    • Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves

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low-key

  • adjective satellite restrained in style or quality
    low-keyed; subdued.
    • a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence

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nominalist

  • noun a philosopher who has adopted the doctrine of nominalism

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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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elated

  • adjective exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
    • the elated winner
    • felt elated and excited
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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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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sentimental

  • adjective satellite given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    schmalzy; 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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impassiveness

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

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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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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george_berkeley

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

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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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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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lully

  • noun Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)
    Ramon Lully; Raymond Lully.
  • noun French composer (born in Italy) who was the court composer to Louis XIV and founded the national French opera (1632-1687)
    Jean Baptiste Lully; Lulli; Giambattista Lulli.

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frozen

  • adjective turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
    • the frozen North
    • frozen pipes
    • children skating on a frozen brook
  • verb stop moving or become immobilized
    stop dead; freeze.
    • When he saw the police car he froze

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herbart

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

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reclusive

  • adjective satellite withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
    recluse; withdrawn.
    • lived an unsocial reclusive life
  • adjective satellite providing privacy or seclusion
    secluded; sequestered; cloistered.
    • the cloistered academic world of books
    • sat close together in the sequestered pergola
    • sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree
    • a secluded romantic spot

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epicurean

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    foodie; gourmet; gastronome; bon vivant; epicure.
  • adjective of Epicurus or epicureanism
    • Epicurean philosophy

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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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sedentary

  • adjective satellite requiring sitting or little activity
    • forced by illness to lead a sedentary life

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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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soggy

  • adjective satellite (of soil) soft and watery
    mucky; swampy; boggy; quaggy; muddy; marshy; sloughy; sloppy; miry; waterlogged; squashy.
    • the ground was boggy under foot
    • a marshy coastline
    • miry roads
    • wet mucky lowland
    • muddy barnyard
    • quaggy terrain
    • the sloughy edge of the pond
    • swampy bayous
  • adjective satellite having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking; it's a doughy mess"
    doughy.
    • the cake fell

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philosophizing

  • noun the exposition (often superficially) of a particular philosophy
  • verb reason philosophically
    philosophise; philosophize.

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torpidness

  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidity; listlessness.

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rabble-rousing

  • adjective satellite arousing to action or rebellion
    inflammatory; incitive; incendiary; instigative; seditious.

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tagore

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

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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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dualistic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism
    Manichaean.
    • a Manichaean conflict between good and evil

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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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ardent

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

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languor

  • noun a relaxed comfortable feeling
    dreaminess.
  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    lassitude; listlessness.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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incommunicative

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

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oswald_spengler

  • noun German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)
    Spengler.

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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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sentimentalism

  • noun the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
  • noun a predilection for sentimentality

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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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incompatible

  • adjective not compatible
    • incompatible personalities
    • incompatible colors
  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
    antagonistic.

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tipsy

  • adjective satellite slightly intoxicated
    potty; tiddly.
  • adjective satellite unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated
    • a tipsy boat

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corporation_law

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

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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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jocular

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; joking; jocose.
  • adverb with humor
    jocosely.
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly

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boethius

  • noun a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
    Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius.

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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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moral_philosophy

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

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egalitarianism

  • noun the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
    equalitarianism.

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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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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debonaire

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonnaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
    chipper; debonair; jaunty.
    • looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
    • life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
    • walked with a jaunty step
    • a jaunty optimist

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de_spinoza

  • noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
    Benedict de Spinoza; Spinoza; Baruch de Spinoza.

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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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transcendental_philosophy

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

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relaxed

  • adjective without strain or anxiety
    • gave the impression of being quite relaxed
    • a relaxed and informal discussion
  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; relax; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work

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unsure

  • adjective lacking self-confidence
    shy; timid; diffident.
    • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    • problems that call for bold not timid responses
    • a very unsure young man
  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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marcuse

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

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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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dramatise

  • verb put into dramatic form
    dramatize; adopt.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatize.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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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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taken_with

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

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brow

  • noun the part of the face above the eyes
    forehead.
  • noun the arch of hair above each eye
    supercilium; eyebrow.

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spencer

  • noun English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)
    Herbert Spencer.

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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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loverly

  • adjective satellite like or in the manner of a lover
    loverlike.

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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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unsociable

  • adjective not inclined to society or companionship
    • an unsociable nature...shy and reserved
    • generally unsociable except with intimate friends
    • unsociable behavior
    • an unsociable neighborhood

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effusive

  • adjective satellite uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
    burbly; burbling; gushing.
    • a novel told in burbly panting tones
  • adjective satellite extravagantly demonstrative
    gushing; gushy.
    • insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship
    • a large gushing female
    • write unrestrained and gushy poetry

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venerating

  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    reverential; respectful.
  • verb regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
    fear; venerate; revere; reverence.
    • Fear God as your father
    • We venerate genius

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cathartic

  • noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    aperient; purgative; physic.
  • adjective satellite emotionally purging
    psychotherapeutic.

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fervid

  • adjective satellite characterized by intense emotion
    impassioned; perfervid; torrid; 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
  • adjective satellite extremely hot
    fervent.
    • the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope

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concupiscent

  • adjective satellite vigorously passionate
    lusty; lustful.

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jose_ortega_y_gasset

  • noun Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite (1883-1955)
    Ortega y Gasset.

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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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eclecticist

  • noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
    eclectic.

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amatory

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

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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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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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composed

  • adjective serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
    • the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage
    • I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time
  • verb form the substance of
    compose.
    • Greed and ambition composed his personality

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tepidness

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

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matrimonial

  • adjective of or relating to the state of marriage
    married; marital.
    • marital status
    • marital fidelity
    • married bliss

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cartesian

  • noun a follower of Cartesian thought
  • adjective of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works
    • Cartesian linguistics

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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coseismal

  • adjective satellite being where earthquake waves arrive simultaneously
    coseismic.

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spooky

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

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loveless

  • adjective satellite without love
    • a loveless marriage
  • adjective satellite receiving no love
    • a loveless childhood

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untouched

  • adjective satellite still full
    untasted.
    • an untouched cocktail in her hand
  • adjective satellite not influenced or affected
    uninfluenced; 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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cosmetic

  • noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; ornamental.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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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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hypoactive

  • adjective satellite abnormally inactive
    underactive.

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aesthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    esthetics.
    • 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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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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ironical

  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironic.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit

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unresponsiveness

  • noun the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
    deadness.
    • she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident
    • in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away

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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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stoic

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

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drippy

  • adjective satellite wet with light rain
    drizzly.
    • a sad drizzly day
    • a wet drippy day
  • adjective satellite leaking in drops
    • a drippy faucet

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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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anicius_manlius_severinus_boethius

  • noun a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
    Boethius.

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strangled

  • adjective satellite held in check with difficulty
    suppressed; stifled; smothered.
    • a smothered cough
    • a stifled yawn
    • a strangled scream
    • suppressed laughter
  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangle; strangulate; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes

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unimpressed

  • adjective satellite not moved to serious regard
    • trying to appear unimpressed

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secessionism

  • noun a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

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angry

  • adjective feeling or showing anger
    • angry at the weather
    • angry customers
    • an angry silence
    • sending angry letters to the papers
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; wild; tempestuous.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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touchy-feely

  • adjective satellite (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact)

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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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chilliness

  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    coolness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
    frigidness; coolness; iciness; coldness; frigidity.
    • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

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impressionable

  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; waxy.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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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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loving

  • adjective feeling or showing love and affection
    • loving parents
    • loving glances
  • verb have a great affection or liking for
    love.
    • I love French food
    • She loves her boss and works hard for him

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casuistical

  • adjective of or relating to or practicing casuistry
    casuistic.
    • overly subtle casuistic reasoning
  • adjective of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems
    casuistic.

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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jurisprudential

  • adjective relating to the science or philosophy of law or a system of laws

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dispirited

  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    listless.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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sir_karl_raimund_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)
    Karl Popper; Popper.

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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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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)
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  • noun a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living in New York State south of Lake Ontario

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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)
    Martin Buber.

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wittgenstein

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

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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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adult

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

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kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Soren Aabye Kierkegaard.

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soren_kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Aabye Kierkegaard; Kierkegaard.

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sophistic

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

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clownlike

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; buffoonish.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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beetle-browed

  • adjective satellite sullen or unfriendly in appearance
    scowling.

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supercharged

  • adjective satellite (of e.g. an engine) having the power increased by fitting with a supercharger
  • verb increase or raise
    advance; supercharge; boost.
    • boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

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locke

  • noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
    John Locke.

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unexciting

  • adjective not stimulating
    unstimulating.
  • adjective not exciting
    • an unexciting novel
    • lived an unexciting life

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necessitarian

  • noun someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will

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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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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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unilateralism

  • noun the doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations

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monism

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

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soren_aabye_kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Kierkegaard.

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aetiologic

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

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gilbertian

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the style of William S. Gilbert
    • Gilbertian libretti
  • adjective satellite wildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas
    • a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings"- T.C.Worsley

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dazed

  • adjective satellite in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
    stupefied; stupid; stunned.
    • he had a dazed expression on his face
    • lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow
    • was stupid from fatigue
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    dazzle; bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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girondism

  • noun the doctrine of the Girondists

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detached

  • adjective satellite showing lack of emotional involvement
    degage; uninvolved.
    • adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman
    • she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive
    • an uninvolved bystander
  • verb cause to become detached or separated; take off
    detach.
    • detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it

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unarticulate

  • adjective without or deprived of the use of speech or words
    inarticulate.
    • inarticulate beasts
    • remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal
    • inarticulate with rage
    • an inarticulate cry

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baruch_de_spinoza

  • noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
    Benedict de Spinoza; de Spinoza; Spinoza.

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pent-up

  • adjective satellite characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
    repressed.
    • her severe upbringing had left her inhibited
    • a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease
    • their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions
    • repressed rage turned his face scarlet

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uncordial

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

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hedonic

  • adjective satellite devoted to pleasure
    hedonistic; epicurean.
    • a hedonic thrill
    • lives of unending hedonistic delight
    • epicurean pleasures

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reserved

  • adjective set aside for the use of a particular person or party
  • verb hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
    reserve.
    • they held back their applause in anticipation

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cosmological

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmologic; 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
    cosmologic.
    • 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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joyous

  • adjective full of or characterized by joy
    • felt a joyous abandon
    • joyous laughter

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theological_doctrine

  • noun the doctrine of a religious group

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coolness

  • noun calm and unruffled self-assurance
    imperturbability; imperturbableness.
    • he performed with all the coolness of a veteran
  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    chilliness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning

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drippiness

  • noun the physical property of being soft and drippy
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; soupiness; mushiness; mawkishness; sloppiness.

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phrenetic

  • adjective satellite excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    frenetic; frantic; frenzied.
    • frantic with anger and frustration
    • frenetic screams followed the accident
    • a frenzied look in his eye

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heartless

  • adjective lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
    hardhearted.
  • adjective satellite devoid of courage or enthusiasm

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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ironic

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironical; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironical.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely

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laissez_faire

  • noun the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
    individualism.

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romanticist

  • noun someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
    sentimentalist.
  • noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
    romantic.

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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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leibnizian

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

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uxorious

  • adjective satellite foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife

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libertarian

  • noun an advocate of libertarianism
  • noun someone who believes the doctrine of free will

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pluralistic

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

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indifferent

  • adjective satellite marked by a lack of interest; it is simply indifferent"
    apathetic.
    • an apathetic audience
    • the universe is neither hostile nor friendly
  • adjective satellite showing no care or concern in attitude or action
    • indifferent to the sufferings of others
    • indifferent to her plea

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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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hume

  • noun Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
    David Hume.

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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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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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democracy

  • noun the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  • noun a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    commonwealth; republic.

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chilly

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  • adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham

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emotionalism

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionality.

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nihilism

  • noun a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
  • noun the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
    nihilistic delusion.

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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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immune

  • noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • adjective relating to the condition of immunity
    • the immune system

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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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emotionless

  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    passionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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individualistic

  • adjective satellite marked by or expressing individuality
    individualist.
    • an individualistic way of dressing
  • adjective satellite with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
    laissez-faire.

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impassivity

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

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cloying

  • adjective satellite overly sweet
    syrupy; saccharine; treacly.
  • verb supply or feed to surfeit
    surfeit; cloy.

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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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stir

  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    splash.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
  • noun emotional agitation and excitement

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irascible

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; hotheaded; short-tempered; choleric.
    • a hotheaded commander
  • adjective satellite characterized by anger
    choleric.
    • a choleric outburst
    • an irascible response

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pre-socratic

  • noun any philosopher who lived before Socrates
  • adjective before the time of Socrates
    presocratic.

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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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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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henri_bergson

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

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existential_philosopher

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist; existentialist philosopher.

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facetious

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    bantering; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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georg_wilhelm_friedrich_hegel

  • noun German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx (1770-1831)
    Hegel.

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unfriendly

  • adjective not easy to understand or use
    • user-unfriendly
  • adjective not disposed to friendship or friendliness
    • an unfriendly coldness of manner
    • an unfriendly action to take

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phenomenology

  • noun a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

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numb

  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; blunt; dull.
    • The shock numbed her senses
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; asleep.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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unoriginal

  • adjective not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
    • the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations
    • his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

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isidore_auguste_marie_francois_comte

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

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hedonism

  • noun the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
  • noun an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good

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ethics

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethical motive; morals; morality.
  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    moral philosophy.

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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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psychedelic

  • adjective satellite producing distorted sensory perceptions and feelings or altered states of awareness or sometimes states resembling psychosis
    • psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and mescaline
  • adjective satellite having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states
    • a psychedelic painting

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risible

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

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james_mill

  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    Mill.

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passivism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; pacifism.

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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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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aristotelian

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

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emotionality

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionalism.

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sarcasm

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    irony; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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cosmology

  • noun the metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe
  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogony; cosmogeny.

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blandness

  • noun the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern
    • the blandness of his confession enraged the judge
  • noun lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property
    insipidness; insipidity.

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debonnaire

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman

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shmaltz

  • noun (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
    schmalz; schmaltz.

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dread

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehension; apprehensiveness.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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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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gleeful

  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; jubilant; joyful.
    • a joyful heart

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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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unsteady

  • adjective subject to change or variation
    • her unsteady walk
    • his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine
    • an unsteady voice
  • adjective satellite not firmly or solidly positioned
    unfirm.
    • climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder
    • an unfirm stance

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ignite

  • verb cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
    light.
    • Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
    • Light a cigarette
  • verb start to burn or burst into flames
    catch fire; take fire; combust; erupt; conflagrate.
    • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
    • The oily rags combusted spontaneously

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kongfuze

  • noun Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
    Confucius; K'ung Futzu; Kong the Master.

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saccharine

  • adjective satellite overly sweet
    cloying; syrupy; treacly.

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hardhearted

  • adjective lacking in feeling or pity or warmth
    heartless.
  • adjective satellite devoid of feeling for others
    unfeeling; stonyhearted.
    • an unfeeling wretch

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languorous

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

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moralist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
  • noun someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
    disciplinarian; martinet.

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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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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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lyric

  • noun the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    language; words.
    • his compositions always started with the lyrics
    • he wrote both words and music
    • the song uses colloquial language
  • noun a short poem of songlike quality
    lyric poem.

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soul-stirring

  • adjective satellite exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions
    stirring.
    • a stirring speech

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committed

  • adjective bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude
    • committed church members
    • a committed Marxist
  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; commit; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery

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ernst_cassirer

  • noun German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
    Cassirer.

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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blooded

  • adjective satellite of unmixed ancestry
    full-blood; full-blooded.
    • full-blooded Native American
    • blooded Jersies
  • verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
    blood.

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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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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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superior

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superordinate; higher-up.
  • noun the head of a religious community

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pent

  • adjective satellite closely confined
    shut up.
  • verb produce a literary work
    write; pen; compose; indite.
    • She composed a poem
    • He wrote four novels

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monistic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of monism
    • the monistic school would regard national law and international law as an integrated whole"- J.S.Roucek

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animist

  • noun one who accepts the doctrine of animism
  • adjective of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
    animistic.

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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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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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syrupy

  • adjective satellite overly sweet
    cloying; saccharine; treacly.
  • adjective satellite having a relatively high resistance to flow
    viscous.

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incitive

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

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arendt

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

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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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buffoonish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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rabble

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    mob; rout.
  • noun disparaging terms for the common people
    riffraff; ragtag; ragtag and bobtail.

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abeyant

  • adjective satellite inactive but capable of becoming active
    dormant.
    • her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened

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aetiological

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

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gymnosophical

  • adjective of or relating to gymnosophy

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antiestablishmentism

  • noun the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment
    antiestablishmentarianism.

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animism

  • noun the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls
    • animism is common among primitive peoples

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quick-tempered

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    hot-tempered; hotheaded; short-tempered; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander

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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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tippy

  • adjective satellite (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    tender; cranky; crank.

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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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ethicism

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

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captivated

  • adjective satellite strongly attracted
    charmed.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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wake

  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    aftermath; backwash.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured
  • noun an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    Wake Island.

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ralph_barton_perry

  • noun United States philosopher (1876-1957)
    Perry.

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bashful

  • adjective satellite self-consciously timid; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound
    • I never laughed, being bashful
  • adjective satellite disposed to avoid notice; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
    blate.
    • they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it

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soulful

  • adjective satellite full of or expressing deep emotion
    • soulful eyes
    • soulful music

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john_mill

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

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creedal

  • adjective of or relating to a creed
    credal.

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rousseauan

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

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affectionateness

  • noun a positive feeling of liking
    heart; warmness; philia; warmheartedness; tenderness; affection; fondness.
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
    • the child won everyone's heart
    • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home
  • noun a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
    lovingness; fondness; warmth.

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thales_of_miletus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales.

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touching

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touch.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    touch.
    • at his touch the room filled with lights

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equalitarianism

  • noun the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
    egalitarianism.

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frigid

  • adjective satellite sexually unresponsive
    cold.
    • was cold to his advances
    • a frigid woman
  • adjective satellite extremely cold
    polar; arctic; icy; gelid; glacial.
    • an arctic climate
    • a frigid day
    • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
    • glacial winds
    • icy hands
    • polar weather

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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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diplomatical

  • adjective using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
    diplomatic.
    • the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject

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hot-blooded

  • adjective satellite prone to emotion
    • hot-blooded Latin-Americans

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smoothness

  • noun a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
    • admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs
    • some artists prefer the smoothness of a board
  • noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; fluency.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

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ethicist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethician.

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gushing

  • adjective satellite flowing profusely
    pouring.
    • a gushing hydrant
    • pouring flood waters
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spout; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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unaffecting

  • adjective satellite not arousing affect

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platonic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy
    • Platonic dialogues
  • adjective satellite free from physical desire
    • platonic love

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philosophical_system

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

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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realist

  • noun a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
  • noun a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

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humourous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humorous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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religious_doctrine

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

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droll

  • adjective satellite comical in an odd or whimsical manner
    • a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor

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realistic

  • adjective aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
    • a realistic description
    • a realistic view of the possibilities
    • a realistic appraisal of our chances
    • the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans
  • adjective satellite representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
    naturalistic.
    • realistic portraiture
    • a realistic novel
    • in naturalistic colors
    • the school of naturalistic writers

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anaximenes

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density (6th century BC)

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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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dogmatic

  • adjective satellite characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
    dogmatical.
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

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mill

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

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uninteresting

  • adjective arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
    • a very uninteresting account of her trip
  • adjective satellite characteristic or suggestive of an institution especially in being uniform or dull or unimaginative
    • institutional food

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tightlipped

  • adjective satellite inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close; closelipped; closemouthed; secretive.
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

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george_herbert_mead

  • noun United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
    Mead.

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animalistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to animalism

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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edmund_husserl

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

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pacificism

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

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tepid

  • adjective satellite moderately warm
    lukewarm.
    • he hates lukewarm coffee
    • tepid bath water
  • adjective satellite feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
    halfhearted; lukewarm; half-hearted.
    • a halfhearted effort
    • gave only lukewarm support to the candidate

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blank

  • noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    space.
    • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
  • noun a blank gap or missing part
    lacuna.

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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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steiner

  • noun Austrian philosopher who founded anthroposophy (1861-1925)
    Rudolf Steiner.

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rabindranath_tagore

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

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casuistry

  • noun argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
  • noun moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas

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beetle

  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    mallet.

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aloof

  • adjective satellite remote in manner
    upstage; distant.
    • stood apart with aloof dignity
    • a distant smile
    • he was upstage with strangers
  • adverb in an aloof manner
    • the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough

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keyed

  • adjective fitted with or secured by a key
    • a keyed instrument
    • the locks have not yet been keyed
  • verb identify as in botany or biology, for example
    name; describe; discover; identify; key; distinguish; key out.

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rabbi_moses_ben_maimon

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

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populism

  • noun the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite

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respectful

  • adjective full of or exhibiting respect
    • respectful behavior
    • a respectful glance
  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    venerating; reverential.

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reverent

  • adjective feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
    • maintained a reverent silence
  • adjective satellite showing great reverence for god
    godly; worshipful.
    • a godly man
    • leading a godly life

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titus_lucretius_carus

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

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tactful

  • adjective having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
    • she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion
    • a tactful remark eased her embarrassment
  • adjective satellite showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
    kid-glove.
    • by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone
    • a tactful way of correcting someone
    • the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill

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lukewarm

  • adjective satellite moderately warm
    tepid.
    • he hates lukewarm coffee
    • tepid bath water
  • adjective satellite feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
    tepid; halfhearted; half-hearted.
    • a halfhearted effort
    • gave only lukewarm support to the candidate

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tenderness

  • noun a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
  • noun a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
    soreness; rawness.
    • the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness
    • after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on

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irony

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
  • noun incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    • the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated

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suave

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    debonnaire; debonaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; politic; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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philosophical_doctrine

  • noun a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
    philosophical theory.

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refractory

  • noun lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
    furnace lining.
  • adjective satellite not responding to treatment
    stubborn.
    • a stubborn infection
    • a refractory case of acne
    • stubborn rust stains

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secretive

  • adjective satellite inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close; tightlipped; closelipped; closemouthed.
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

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impartial

  • adjective showing lack of favoritism
    • the cold neutrality of an impartial judge
  • adjective free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
    unprejudiced.
    • an unprejudiced appraisal of the pros and cons
    • the impartial eye of a scientist

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humanistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
    humanist.
    • the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas
  • adjective of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    humanist.
    • the humanistic revival of learning

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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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unromantic

  • adjective satellite neither expressive of nor exciting sexual love or romance

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hilarious

  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; uproarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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johann_gottfried_von_herder

  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Herder.

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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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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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ethician

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethicist.

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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ernst_heinrich_haeckel

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

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inert

  • adjective satellite unable to move or resist motion
  • adjective satellite having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
    neutral; indifferent.
    • inert matter
    • an indifferent chemical in a reaction

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godly

  • adjective satellite showing great reverence for god
    reverent; worshipful.
    • a godly man
    • leading a godly life
  • adjective satellite emanating from God
    divine.
    • divine judgment
    • divine guidance
    • everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review

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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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philosophical_theory

  • noun a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
    philosophical doctrine.

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coldhearted

  • adjective lacking in sympathy or feeling

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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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existentialist

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

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fieriness

  • noun the heat or the color of fire
    red heat.
  • noun a passionate and quick-tempered nature

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laughable

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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warmhearted

  • adjective marked by warmth of feeling like kindness and sympathy and generosity
    • gave a warmhearted welcome to the stranger

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jubilant

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; exultant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout
  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; joyful; gleeful.
    • a joyful heart

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waxy

  • adjective made of or covered with wax
    waxen.
    • waxen candles
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; impressionable.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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zeno_of_citium

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)
    Zeno.

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volatile

  • noun a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    • it was heated to evaporate the volatiles
  • adjective evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    • volatile oils
    • volatile solvents

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hostile

  • noun troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
    • the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles
  • adjective characterized by enmity or ill will
    • a hostile nation
    • a hostile remark
    • hostile actions

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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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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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unexcited

  • adjective not excited
    • made an unexcited appraisal of the situation

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credal

  • adjective of or relating to a creed
    creedal.

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funky

  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; foetid; smelly; noisome; fetid; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky
  • adjective satellite (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
    low-down.

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rocky

  • adjective satellite abounding in rocks or stones
    bouldery; stony; bouldered.
    • rocky fields
    • stony ground
    • bouldery beaches
  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    jumpy; jolty; jolting; bumpy; rough.
    • a rough ride

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pythagorean

  • adjective of or relating to Pythagoras or his geometry
    • Pythagorean philosophy
    • Pythagorean theorem

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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existential

  • adjective satellite derived from experience or the experience of existence
    experiential.
    • the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington
    • formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey
  • adjective of or as conceived by existentialism
    • an existential moment of choice

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rabid

  • adjective of or infected by rabies
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
    overzealous; fanatical; fanatic.
    • rabid isolationist

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whitehead

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Alfred North Whitehead.
  • noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
    milium.

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top-heavy

  • adjective satellite unstable by being overloaded at the top

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platonic

  • adjective satellite free from physical desire
    • platonic love
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy
    • Platonic dialogues

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philosophizer

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

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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volcanic

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
    • volcanic steam
    • volcanic islands such as Iceland
    • a volcanic cone is a conical mountain or hill built up of material from volcanic eruptions
  • adjective satellite explosively unstable
    • a volcanic temper

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radical

  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    chemical group; group.
  • noun an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
    free radical.
    • in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells

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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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lovable

  • adjective having characteristics that attract love or affection
    loveable.
    • a mischievous but lovable child

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nativist

  • noun a philosopher who subscribes to nativism
  • adjective advocating the perpetuation of native societies
    nativistic.
    • the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman
    • the nativistic faith preaches the old values"- C.K.Kluckhohn

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coseismic

  • adjective satellite being where earthquake waves arrive simultaneously
    coseismal.

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listless

  • adjective satellite lacking zest or vivacity
    • he was listless and bored
  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    dispirited.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation

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discomposed

  • adjective having your composure disturbed
    • looked about with a wandering and discomposed air
  • verb cause to lose one's composure
    untune; discompose; upset; disconcert; discomfit.

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bland

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savorless; savourless; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    flat.
    • a bland little drama
    • a flat joke

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comic

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

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underactive

  • adjective satellite abnormally inactive
    hypoactive.

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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little

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

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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pythagoras

  • noun Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem; considered to be the first true mathematician (circa 580-500 BC)

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silent

  • adjective satellite marked by absence of sound
    still; soundless.
    • a silent house
    • soundless footsteps on the grass
    • the night was still
  • adjective satellite failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    mum.
    • the witness remained silent

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socratic

  • adjective of or relating to Socrates or to his method of teaching
    • Socratic teaching

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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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temperament

  • noun your usual mood
    disposition.
    • he has a happy disposition
  • noun excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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system

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

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stuporous

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

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excitable

  • adjective easily excited
  • adjective satellite capable of responding to stimuli
    irritable.

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irridentism

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

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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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stifled

  • adjective satellite held in check with difficulty
    suppressed; strangled; smothered.
    • a smothered cough
    • a stifled yawn
    • a strangled scream
    • suppressed laughter
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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fiery

  • adjective satellite characterized by intense emotion
    impassioned; perfervid; torrid; fervid; 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
  • adjective satellite like or suggestive of fire
    igneous.
    • a fiery desert wind
    • an igneous desert atmosphere

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john_dewey

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

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bertrand_arthur_william_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Earl Russell; Bertrand Russell; Russell.

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overemotional

  • adjective satellite excessively or abnormally emotional
    sloppy.

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alfred_north_whitehead

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Whitehead.

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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spengler

  • noun German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)
    Oswald Spengler.

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deweyan

  • adjective of or relating to John Dewey or his philosophy

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uproarious

  • adjective satellite uncontrollably noisy
    rackety; rip-roaring.
  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; hilarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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fanatical

  • adjective satellite marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
    rabid; overzealous; fanatic.
    • rabid isolationist

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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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soft_on

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

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indoctrinate

  • verb teach doctrines to; teach uncritically
    • The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples

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establishmentarianism

  • noun the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
    establishmentism.

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inarticulate

  • adjective without or deprived of the use of speech or words
    unarticulate.
    • inarticulate beasts
    • remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal
    • inarticulate with rage
    • an inarticulate cry

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ridiculous

  • adjective satellite inspiring scornful pity
    silly; pathetic.
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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xenophanes

  • noun Greek philosopher (560-478 BC)

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matrimonial_law

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

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predestinarian

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to predestination; holding the doctrine of predestination

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caustic_remark

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; satire.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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juiceless

  • adjective lacking juice
  • adjective satellite lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
    dry.
    • a dry book
    • a dry lecture filled with trivial details
    • dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown

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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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reverential

  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    venerating; respectful.

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indrawn

  • adjective satellite tending to reserve or introspection
    withdrawn.
    • a quiet indrawn man

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taken

  • adjective satellite understood in a certain way; made sense of
    interpreted.
    • a word taken literally
    • a smile taken as consent
    • an open door interpreted as an invitation
  • verb carry out
    take.
    • take action
    • take steps
    • take vengeance

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lao-tse

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

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bentham

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

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diplomatic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of diplomacy
    • diplomatic immunity
  • adjective using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
    diplomatical.
    • the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject

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excitability

  • noun excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
    irritability.
  • noun being easily excited
    excitableness; volatility.

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ortega_y_gasset

  • noun Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite (1883-1955)
    Jose Ortega y Gasset.

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bertrand_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Earl Russell; Russell; Bertrand Arthur William Russell.

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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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aesthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
    esthetic.
    • aesthetic values

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demon-ridden

  • adjective satellite as if possessed by demons

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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sarcastic

  • adjective expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

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sultry

  • adjective satellite sexually exciting or gratifying
    sensual.
    • sensual excesses
    • a sultry look
    • a sultry dance
  • adjective satellite characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
    stifling; sulfurous; sulphurous.
    • the summer was sultry and oppressive
    • the stifling atmosphere
    • the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm

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theophrastus

  • noun Greek philosopher who was a student of Aristotle and who succeeded Aristotle as the leader of the Peripatetics (371-287 BC)

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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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unneighbourly

  • adjective satellite not exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
    unneighborly.

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cheek

  • noun either side of the face below the eyes
  • noun an impudent statement
    impudence; impertinence.

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unagitated

  • adjective not physically disturbed or set in motion
  • adjective not agitated or disturbed emotionally

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satiric

  • adjective satellite exposing human folly to ridicule
    satirical.
    • a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine

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diogenes

  • noun an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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francis_bacon

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

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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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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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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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william_james

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
    James.

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william_of_occam

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

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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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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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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mawkish

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

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fire_up

  • verb arouse or excite feelings and passions
    ignite; stir up; inflame; heat; wake.
    • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor
    • The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world
    • Wake old feelings of hatred
  • verb begin to smoke
    light; light up.
    • After the meal, some of the diners lit up

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dryness

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    waterlessness; xerotes.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    sobriety.

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sensual

  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; animal.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
  • adjective satellite sexually exciting or gratifying
    sultry.
    • sensual excesses
    • a sultry look
    • a sultry dance

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jacques_derrida

  • noun French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)
    Derrida.

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seriocomical

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomic.
    • a seriocomic novel

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flaming

  • noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    fire; flame.
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • verb shine with a sudden light
    flare; flame.
    • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

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melodramatic

  • adjective satellite having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    • a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    histrionic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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fanatic

  • noun a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
    fiend.
    • A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
    rabid; overzealous; fanatical.
    • rabid isolationist

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democritus

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

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majority

  • noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    bulk.
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
    • the bulk of the work is finished
  • noun (elections) more than half of the votes
    absolute majority.

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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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expansionism

  • noun the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

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closelipped

  • adjective satellite inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close; tightlipped; closemouthed; secretive.
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

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mechanist

  • noun a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism

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objective

  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    object glass; objective lens; object lens.

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unemotional_person

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    stoic.

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hedonistic

  • adjective satellite devoted to pleasure
    hedonic; epicurean.
    • a hedonic thrill
    • lives of unending hedonistic delight
    • epicurean pleasures

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marquis_de_condorcet

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)
    Condorcet; Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat.

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dewey

  • noun United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
    Melvil Dewey; Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey.
  • noun a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
    Admiral Dewey; George Dewey.

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undemonstrative

  • adjective not given to open expression of emotion

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commonplace

  • noun a trite or obvious remark
    banality; platitude; cliche; bromide.
  • adjective satellite completely ordinary and unremarkable
    • air travel has now become commonplace
    • commonplace everyday activities

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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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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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popular

  • adjective regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
    • a popular tourist attraction
    • a popular girl
    • cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular
  • adjective satellite carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
    • the popular vote
    • popular representation
    • institutions of popular government

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auguste_comte

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

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uncommunicative

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

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debonair

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonnaire; debonaire.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
    chipper; debonaire; jaunty.
    • looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
    • life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
    • walked with a jaunty step
    • a jaunty optimist

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boiling

  • noun the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
  • noun cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
    stewing; simmering.

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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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raymond_lully

  • noun Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)
    Ramon Lully; Lully.

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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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fervent

  • adjective satellite characterized by intense emotion
    impassioned; perfervid; torrid; fervid; fiery; ardent.
    • ardent love
    • an ardent lover
    • a fervent desire to change society
    • a fervent admirer
    • fiery oratory
    • an impassioned appeal
    • a torrid love affair
  • adjective satellite extremely hot
    fervid.
    • the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope

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cynic

  • noun someone who is critical of the motives of others
    faultfinder.
  • noun a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control

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unpronounceable

  • adjective impossible or difficult to pronounce correctly
  • adjective satellite very difficult to pronounce correctly
    unutterable.
    • an unpronounceable foreign word
    • unutterable consonant clusters

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schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Albert Schweitzer.

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descartes

  • noun French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
    Rene Descartes.

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unemotionality

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

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touchy

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    thin-skinned; huffy; feisty.
  • adjective satellite difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    delicate; ticklish.
    • delicate negotiations with the big powers
    • hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
    • a touchy subject

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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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humanitarian

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    improver; do-gooder.
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanist.

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metaphysical

  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
    • metaphysical philosophy
  • adjective satellite without material form or substance
    • metaphysical forces

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slushy

  • adjective satellite being or resembling melting snow
    • slushy snow
    • deep slushy mud
  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; soppy; kitschy; hokey; 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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gushy

  • adjective satellite extravagantly demonstrative
    gushing; effusive.
    • insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship
    • a large gushing female
    • write unrestrained and gushy poetry

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johann_friedrich_herbart

  • noun German philosopher (1776-1841)
    Herbart.

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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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satirical

  • adjective satellite exposing human folly to ridicule
    satiric.
    • a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine

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artistic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of art or artists
    • his artistic background
  • adjective satellite satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
    • artistic workmanship

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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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unemotionally

  • adverb in an unemotional manner
    • the defendant stared unemotionally at the victim's family

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endaemonism

  • noun an ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason
    eudemonism.

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schmaltzy

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

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charged

  • adjective of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge
    • charged particles
    • a charged battery
  • verb to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
    charge; bear down.
    • he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork

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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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jeremy_bentham

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

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languid

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

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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fond

  • adjective satellite having or displaying warmth or affection
    lovesome; affectionate; tender; warm.
    • affectionate children
    • a fond embrace
    • fond of his nephew
    • a tender glance
    • a warm embrace
  • adjective satellite extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
    adoring; doting.
    • adoring grandparents
    • deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain
    • hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother

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tenderhearted

  • adjective satellite easily moved to love
  • adjective satellite easily moved by another's distress
    • a noble tenderhearted creature who sympathizes with all the human race"- W.M.Thackeray

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excitableness

  • noun being easily excited
    excitability; volatility.

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niccolo_machiavelli

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

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senecan

  • adjective of or relating to or like or in the manner of the Roman Seneca

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loveable

  • adjective having characteristics that attract love or affection
    lovable.
    • a mischievous but lovable child

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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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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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nervous

  • adjective satellite easily agitated
    • a nervous addict
    • a nervous thoroughbred
  • adjective satellite causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
    anxious; queasy; unquiet; uneasy.
    • spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
    • cast anxious glances behind her
    • those nervous moments before takeoff
    • an unquiet mind

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dramatize

  • verb put into dramatic form
    adopt; dramatise.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatise.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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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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high-keyed

  • adjective satellite (of persons) excitable

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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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transcendental

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

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flighty

  • adjective satellite guided by whim and fancy
    flyaway; head-in-the-clouds; scatterbrained.
    • flighty young girls
  • adjective satellite unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    spooky; skittish; nervous.

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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)
    Karl Popper; Sir Karl Raimund Popper.
  • noun a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)

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epicurus

  • noun Greek philosopher who believed that the world is a random combination of atoms and that pleasure is the highest good (341-270 BC)

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indifference

  • noun unbiased impartial unconcern
  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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amative

  • adjective satellite inclined toward or displaying love
    amorous.
    • feeling amorous

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suaveness

  • noun the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
    suavity; blandness; smoothness.

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shaky

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    rickety; wobbly; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • adjective satellite vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
    shivering; trembling.
    • a quaking bog
    • the quaking child asked for more
    • quivering leaves of a poplar tree
    • with shaking knees
    • seemed shaky on her feet
    • sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier
    • trembling hands

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agape

  • noun (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  • noun selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
    agape love.

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toned

  • adjective satellite having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination
    • full-toned
    • shrill-toned
    • deep-toned
  • verb utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
    chant; tone; intone.
    • The students chanted the same slogan over and over again

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secular

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

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de

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

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cranky

  • adjective satellite (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    tender; tippy; crank.
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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wonky

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; rickety; wobbly.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky

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listlessness

  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    languor; lassitude.
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidity; torpidness.

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aetiology

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

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mum

  • noun of China
    florists' chrysanthemum; Chrysanthemum morifolium; florist's chrysanthemum; Dendranthema grandifloruom.
  • noun informal terms for a mother
    ma; mummy; mommy; mammy; momma; mamma; mom; mama.

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immanuel_kant

  • noun influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804)
    Kant.

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internationalism

  • noun the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
  • noun quality of being international in scope
    internationality.
    • he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology

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fee

  • noun a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
  • noun an interest in land capable of being inherited

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karl_marx

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

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tottering

  • adjective satellite unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
    tottery.
    • a tottering skeleton of a horse
    • a tottery old man
  • verb move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    totter.
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table

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worshipful

  • adjective satellite showing adoration
    adoring.
  • adjective satellite showing great reverence for god
    reverent; godly.
    • a godly man
    • leading a godly life

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esthetician

  • noun a worker skilled in giving beauty treatments (manicures and facials etc.)
    aesthetician.
  • noun a philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty
    aesthetician.

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shy

  • noun a quick throw
    • he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman
  • verb start suddenly, as from fright

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confucian

  • noun a believer in the teachings of Confucius
    Confucianist.
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Confucianism
    • Confucian ethics

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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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simone_weil

  • noun French philosopher (1909-1943)
    Weil.

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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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john_locke

  • noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
    Locke.

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school_of_thought

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

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malebranche

  • noun French philosopher (1638-1715)
    Nicolas de Malebranche.

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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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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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g._e._moore

  • noun English philosopher (1873-1958)
    George Edward Moore; Moore.

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gospel

  • noun an unquestionable truth
    gospel truth.
    • his word was gospel
  • noun the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
    Gospels; evangel.

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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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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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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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dugald_stewart

  • noun Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
    Stewart.

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unmoving

  • adjective not in motion
    nonmoving.
  • adjective not arousing emotions

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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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worked_up

  • adjective satellite (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    emotional; aroused; excited.
    • he would become emotional over nothing at all
    • she was worked up about all the noise

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lethargy

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    sluggishness; lassitude.
  • noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
    slackness; inanition; lassitude.

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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smooth

  • noun the act of smoothing
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smoothen.
    • smooth the surface of the wood

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earl_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Bertrand Russell; Russell; Bertrand Arthur William Russell.

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groggy

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

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enhancive

  • adjective satellite intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
    augmentative.
  • adjective satellite serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
    cosmetic.
    • cosmetic surgery
    • enhansive makeup

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cassirer

  • noun German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
    Ernst Cassirer.

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anaxagoras

  • noun a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC)

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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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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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unbiased

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lack of partiality
    indifferent; unbiassed.
    • a properly indifferent jury
    • an unbiasgoted account of her family problems
  • adjective satellite without bias
    unbiassed.

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loverlike

  • adjective satellite like or in the manner of a lover
    loverly.

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unenrgetic

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

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presentism

  • noun the doctrine that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are presently in the course of being fulfilled

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close

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

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dialectic

  • noun any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  • noun a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
    • this situation created the inner dialectic of American history

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aroused

  • adjective satellite aroused to action
    • the aroused opposition
  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy

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aristotelic

  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelean; Aristotelian.
    • Aristotelean logic

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creationism

  • noun the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis
    • creationism denies the theory of evolution of species

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internationalist

  • noun an advocate of internationalism
  • noun a member of a socialist or communist international

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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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tragicomical

  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomic.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman
  • adjective satellite having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
    tragicomic.
    • her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"--Joseph Conrad

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expert

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

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politic

  • adjective marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
    • it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels
    • a politic decision
    • a politic manager
    • a politic old scoundrel
    • a shrewd and politic reply
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; suave; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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bathetic

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; 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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jocose

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; joking.

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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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pascal

  • noun a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
    Pa.
  • noun French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
    Blaise Pascal.

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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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pierre_abelard

  • noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
    Abelard; Peter Abelard.

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sidesplitting

  • adjective satellite very funny
    killing.
    • a killing joke
    • sidesplitting antics

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unneighborly

  • adjective satellite not exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
    unneighbourly.

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affecting

  • adjective satellite arousing affect
    poignant; touching.
    • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
    • his gratitude was simple and touching
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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distraught

  • adjective satellite deeply agitated especially from emotion
    overwrought.
    • distraught with grief

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moving

  • adjective in motion
    • a constantly moving crowd
    • the moving parts of the machine
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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blate

  • verb cry plaintively
    bleat; blat; baa.
    • The lambs were bleating
  • adjective satellite disposed to avoid notice; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
    bashful.
    • they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it

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moony

  • adjective lighted by moonlight
    moonlit.
    • the moonlit landscape
  • adjective satellite dreamy in mood or nature
    dreamy; woolgathering.
    • a woolgathering moment

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emotionlessness

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

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credo

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs
    creed.

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explosive

  • noun a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
  • adjective serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst
    • an explosive device
    • explosive gas
    • explosive force
    • explosive violence
    • an explosive temper

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stolidness

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidity; stoicism.

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thales

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales of Miletus.

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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killing

  • noun an event that causes someone to die
    violent death.
  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; putting to death.

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philosophiser

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

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ludwig_wittgenstein

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

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etiologic

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

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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half-hearted

  • adjective satellite feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
    tepid; halfhearted; lukewarm.
    • a halfhearted effort
    • gave only lukewarm support to the candidate

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plotinus

  • noun Roman philosopher (born in Egypt) who was the leading representative of Neoplatonism (205-270)

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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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pagan

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; gentile.
  • noun a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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lyrical

  • adjective satellite suitable for or suggestive of singing
  • adjective satellite expressing deep emotion
    lyric.
    • the dancer's lyrical performance

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dualism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

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hammy

  • adjective satellite affectedly dramatic; overacted

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david_hume

  • noun Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
    Hume.

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farcical

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; ludicrous.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair

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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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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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zeno_of_elea

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory (circa 495-430 BC)
    Zeno.

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animalism

  • noun the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
  • noun preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
    physicality.

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idolatrous

  • adjective relating to or practicing idolatry
    • idolatrous worship
  • adjective satellite blindly or excessively devoted or adoring

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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