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psalter

a volume containing the Book of Psalms, often with other devotional material bound in as well, such as a liturgical calendar and litany of the Saints

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psilocybin

a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms

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psychographic

the study of personality, values, opinions, attitudes, interests, and lifestyles // valuable in the fields of marketing,[2] demographics, opinion research, futuring, and social research in general. They can be contrasted with demographic variables (such as age and gender), behavioral variables (such as usage rate or loyalty), and organizational demographics variables (sometimes called firmographic variables), such as industry, number of employees, and functional area. activity, interest, opinion (AIOs)
attitudes
values
behavior

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pulque

Pulque is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant. It is traditional to central Mexico, where it has been produced for millennia. It has the color of milk, somewhat viscous consistency and a sour yeast-like taste

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punctilio

a fine or petty point of conduct or procedure.

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puristic

strict observance of or insistence on purity in language, style, etc.

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quant

a long pole for propelling a boat, esp a punt, by pushing on the bottom of a river or lake.

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quicklime

Quicklime is also thought to have been a component of Greek fire. Upon contact with water, quicklime would increase its temperature above 150 °C and ignite the fuel.[16]

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quoits

a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin). The sport of quoits encompasses several distinct variations.

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race condition

the behavior of an electronic or software system where the output is dependent on the sequence or timing of other uncontrollable events. It becomes a bug when events do not happen in the order the programmer intended. The term originates with the idea of two signals racing each other to influence the output first.

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rakehell

An immoral or dissolute man.

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rayon

s a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber. It is made from purified cellulose, primarily from wood pulp, which is chemically converted into a soluble compound. It is then dissolved and forced through a spinneret to produce filaments which are chemically solidified, resulting in synthetic fibers of nearly pure cellulose Rising cotton prices in 2010 led clothing makers to begin replacing cotton with it in their fabrics.

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remora

heir distinctive first dorsal fins take the form of a modified oval, sucker-like organ with slat-like structures that open and close to create suction and take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals

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reticle

a series of fine lines or fibers in the eyepiece of an optical device, such as a telescope or microscope, or on the screen of an oscilloscope, used as a measuring scale or an aid in locating objects.

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rigadoon

a French baroque dance with a lively duple metre. The music is similar to that of a bourrée, but the rigaudon is rhythmically simpler with regular phrases (eight measure phrases are most common). It originated as a sprightly 17th-century French folk dance for couples.

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rime

frost formed on cold objects by the rapid freezing of water vapor in cloud or fog.

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roebuck

small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. Roe deer are widespread in Europe, from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, and from the British Isles to theCaucasus

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roister

To engage in boisterous merrymaking; revel noisily. 2. To behave in a blustering manner; swagger.

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rosette

a round, stylized flower design, used extensively in sculptural objects from antiquity

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roulade

Typically, a roulade is a European dish consisting of a slice of meat rolled around a filling, such as cheese, vegetables, or other meats.

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rowel

a spiked revolving disk at the end of a spur.

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russet

reddish brown in color. rustic, homely

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saraband

A fast, erotic dance of the 1500s of Mexico and Spain. 2. A stately court dance of the 1600s and 1700s, in slow triple time.

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scabland

a region characterized by elevated tracts of rocky land with little or no soil cover and traversed or isolated by postglacial dry stream channels

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scalar value

It means a single value as opposed to a set of values. It often means a constant, such as a string or a number. It can also refer to a variable, and I believe a column.

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scimitar

a sword with a curved blade that was used in the past especially in the Middle East and western Asia

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scrimmage

A rough-and-tumble struggle; a tussle.
b. A skirmish.

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seguidilla

A Spanish stanza form of four or seven lines. 2. a. A lively Spanish dance in triple meter

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senescal

an officer in the houses of important nobles in the Middle Ages. In a medieval noble household a seneschal was in charge of domestic arrangements and the administration of servants.

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serape

a long blanket-like shawl, often brightly colored and fringed at the ends, worn in Mexico, especially by men.