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lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length
a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)
a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves
(physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors
a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control
(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
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