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August 9, 2014

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pankration n
  1. An Ancient Greek martial art combining aspects of boxing and wrestling, introduced in the Greek Olympic games in 648 BC.

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August 10, 2014

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leeward adj
  1. Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.

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August 11, 2014

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bevy n
  1. A group of animals, in particular quail.
  2. A large group or collection.

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August 12, 2014

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repechage n
  1. (sports) A heat (as in rowing or fencing) in which the best competitors who have lost in a previous round compete for a place or places yet left in the next round.

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August 13, 2014

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erratic n
  1. (geology) A rock moved from one location to another, usually by a glacier.

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August 14, 2014

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teenybopper n
  1. A person, especially a female, in her early teens who follows popular clothing fashions, music trends, and the like.

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August 15, 2014

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avail v
  1. (transitive, often reflexive) To turn to the advantage of.
  2. (transitive) To be of service to.

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August 16, 2014

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nowise adv
  1. (In) no way, (in) no manner, definitely not.

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+9
August 17, 2014

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remuneration n
  1. Something given in exchange for goods or services rendered.
  2. A payment for work done; wages, salary, emolument.
  3. A recompense for a loss; compensation.

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August 18, 2014

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social contract n
  1. (philosophy, politics) An implicit agreement or contract among members of a society that dictates things such as submission of individuals to rule of law and acceptable conduct.

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August 19, 2014

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clemency n
  1. The gentle or kind exercise of power; leniency, mercy; compassion in judging or punishing.
  2. (now rare) Mildness of weather.

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August 20, 2014

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transhumance n
  1. The moving of cattle or other grazing animals to new pastures, often quite distant, according to the change in season.

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August 21, 2014

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accismus n
  1. (rhetoric) Feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it.

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August 22, 2014

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sheeple n pl
  1. (derogatory slang) People who unquestioningly accept as true whatever their political leaders say or who adopt popular opinion as their own without scrutiny.

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August 23, 2014

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malleate v
  1. To beat into shape with a hammer.

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August 24, 2014

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provident adj
  1. With care and consideration for the future; foresightly.

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August 25, 2014

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draculin n
  1. (organic chemistry) A glycoprotein with anticoagulant properties, found in the saliva of vampire bats.

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August 26, 2014

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paradigm shift n
  1. A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new one, necessitated when new scientific discoveries produce anomalies in the current paradigm.

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August 27, 2014

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anglicism n
  1. A word or other feature originating in the English language that has been borrowed by another language.

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August 28, 2014

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battle of the sexes n
  1. (game theory) A situation in which two people want to do different things, but do them together.

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August 29, 2014

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skyclad adj
  1. (Wicca) Naked outdoors.

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