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an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
anticipatory, pre-supposed, preceding an argument as to anticipate and preclude the outcome
an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all
complete or perfect in the highest degree; to bring to a state of completion or perfection
(politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
violent whirlpool sucking in everything, a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
referring to the name of a person, a mythical being, or a literary figure associated with something, or to a word incorporating the name of such a person
a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government
a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
(n.) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; (v.) to cause such a feeling
an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
a motion picture of limited but special appeal to a particular group of film goers-devotion to the film is such that it follows attend showings time and again -the peculiar, often
denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view; N. panorama: unbroken view of a wide area
convoluted story in the jokes category, ending in the play on words of a familiar saying or proverb; form of meta-folklore
the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
The ease with which a financial claim can be resold. The greater the marketability of a financial security, the lower its interest rate.
the process of starting, organizing, managing, and assuming the responsibility for a business
a fictional character that relies heavily on cultural types or stereotypes for its personality manner of speech and other characteristics. Stock characters are instantly recognizable to members of a given culture.
a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding
stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
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