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symptomatic

serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable

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trahison des clercs

treason of the intellectuals

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jingoism

chiefly derogatory extreme patriotism

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tacit

understood or implied without being stated

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coercive

the use of threats

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polity

a form of civil government or constitution

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dogmatic

to follow a set of rules or principles no matter what

8

philology

is the study of language in historical context

9

lexicoghraph

is the process of compiling a dictionary

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dichotomy

division of two things that are opposite

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nexus

a connection linking two or more things.
a central or a focal point.

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euphemism

a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasent or embarrassing

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semantics

the branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning

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efficacy

the ability to produce a desired intended result

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reprimand

a formal expression of disapproval

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orthodoxy

authorized or generally accepted theory, doctrice, or practice

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repugnant

extremely distasteful

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apartheid

a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on ground of race

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paradigm shift

a fundemental change in approach or underlying assumptions

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credence

belief in or acceptance of something as true

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realpolitik

a system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations

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envisage

contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event

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interloucter

a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation

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discrepancy

an illogical or surprising lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts

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perpetuate

make something continue indefinitly

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sui generis

unique