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punditocracy noun pun路鈥媎it路鈥媜c路鈥媟a路鈥媍y | \ 藢p蓹n-d蓹t-藞盲-kr蓹-s膿 How to pronounce punditocracy (audio) \ plural聽punditocracies Definition of punditocracy : a group of powerful and influential political commentators Examples of punditocracy in a […]

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NISUS 聽 [nahy-suhs] noun an effort or striving toward a particular goal or attainment; impulse. QUOTES The accumulation of wealth into a few hands is the nisus of all bad […]

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d茅gringolade noun d茅路鈥媑rin路鈥媑o路鈥媗ade | \ 藢d膩-藢gra鈦(艐)-g蓹-藞l盲d How to pronounce d茅gringolade (audio) \ Definition of d茅gringolade : a rapid decline or deterioration (as in strength, position, or condition) : downfall Keep […]

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Svengali noun [sven-gah-lee, sfen-] a person who completely dominates another, usually with selfish or sinister motives. How is Svengali used? Lou Pearlman, who died on Friday in federal prison in […]

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remora noun rem路鈥媜路鈥媟a \ ri-藞m券r-蓹 also 藞rem蓹r蓹 \ Definition of remora 1: any of a family (Echeneidae) of marine bony fishes that have the anterior dorsal fin modified into a […]

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inkhorn play adjective INK-horn Definition- nounHISTORICAL a small portable container for ink. denoting pedantic words or expressions used only in academic writing.modifier noun: inkhorn“I will avoid many of the inkhorn terms […]

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Shot麓-clog` 銈枫儳銉冦儓瑭般伨銈 Japanese 鎷嶆敐鍫靛 Chinese Noun DEFINITION- A person tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them. […]

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som路nam路bu路lism[s盲m藞namby蓹藢liz蓹m] NOUN sleepwalking. “she would have liked to wake up from her somnambulism to find herself back in bed” ORIGIN late 18th century: from French somnambulisme, from Latin somnus 鈥榮leep鈥 […]

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ac路cre路tion[蓹藞kr膿SH(蓹)n] NOUN the process of growth or increase, typically by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.”the accretion of sediments in coastal mangroves” 路 “the growing accretion of central […]

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plu路vi路al [藞plo蜑ov膿蓹l] ADJECTIVE — relating to or characterized by rainfall.” the alternation of pluvial and arid periods in the Quaternary” NOUN- pluvial (plural noun) a period marked by increased rainfall. […]

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agastopia n. 鈥 admiration of a particular part of someone鈥檚 body Example sentences 鈥淭his agastopia I have for your neck renders me insensate.鈥 鈥淗ave you ever noticed his agastopia? He […]

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spire[藞sp墨(蓹)r]NOUN spires (plural noun) Definition- ~a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, typically a church tower. synonyms: steeple 路 belfry 路 fleche 路 shikari ~the […]

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Treacle trea路cle[藞tr膿k(蓹)l]NOUN treacles (plural noun) BRITISHa thick, sticky dark syrup made from partly refined sugar; molasses. cloying sentimentality or flattery.” enough of this treacle鈥攍et’s get back to business “ORIGIN” Middle […]

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con路cin路ni路ty Pronounced~[k蓹n藞sin蓹d膿] NOUN rare – the skillful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something. studied elegance of literary or artistic style. ORIGIN mid 16th century: […]

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ei路do路lon [墨藞d艒l蓹n] NOUN literary eidola (plural noun) 路 eidolons (plural noun) an idealized person or thing. a specter or phantom. synonyms: specter 路 phantom 路 wraith 路 spirit 路 soul […]

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