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Fortuitous

happening or produced by chance; accidental: a fortuitous encounter.
lucky; fortunate: a series of fortuitous events that advanced her career.

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Pedagogy

Specific Method of teaching. Harvard law professor agrees that this pedagogy is critical to teaching students how to think.

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Misnomer

A

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Anecdotal

A.

As in: He offers no viable solution. His anecdotal babbling is not empirically validated; however the contrary is.

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Empirical

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Hearsay!

Rumor.

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Dichotomy

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Copacetic

A

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Contingencies, contingent

Likely but not certain to happen. 'Did you not plan for these contingencies' lawyer asks walt. Breaking bad season 3, episode .

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Cognitive dissonance

Ignoring results of a bad decision and sticking to the plan simply because too much was invested and hence viewing 'it' as a sunk cost. From the art of critical dec making audiobook.

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Availability bias

When we place too much emphasis on the information close at hand.

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Confirmation bias

Prefering insight that confirms your prejudices and ignoring those that don't. Ex: evolutionists rarely give weight to creationists' proofs.

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Contrition

Ff

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Leverage

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Ad hominem

An attack on a persons character rather than to the contentions made. Being emotional in an argument rather than being logical.

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Embezzle (note 2 z's)

To steal from

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Fatuous

complacently or inanely foolish, simple. A fatuous remark. "Do you think they have any idea how fatuous they look" - Luther episode 1, 10:11.

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Bermuda circle(?)

Everything equal, the best choice is always the easiest one. Luther episode 1- luther told this by redhead.

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Occums razor

Idea that all things equal the easier choice is always the best one.

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Oracle of Delphi

Know thyself...

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Hegemony

Controlling municipality

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Providence

Destiny (from matrix 2, morpheus at 1:42:05.)

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Idiosyncrasy

Peculiar or individual. Zizek slavoj's views are infamously idiosyncratic.

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Sovereignty

Supreme power or authority

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Bureacracy

A body of non electjve administrative policy-making group or government. Hiatroically it referred to a govt. administrative system governed by mostly non-elected officials.

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Austere appearance

Extremely plain or simple, strict or severely unfriendly.

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Dialectic

A method of argument for resolving disagreements originating in ancient greece, made popular by Plato in thd Socratic dialogues.

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Pejorative word

Expressing contempt or disapproval. A word meant to belittle. Term of abuse, term of disparagement or derogatory term.

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Irascible

Having tendency to be easily angered. An irascible ox can become truly destructive and dangerous.

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Discrete

Individually separate and distinct, disconnected, discontinuous.

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Zero sum game

The idea that if one entity wins another entity must lose. See game theory.

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Commodity

A class of good for which there is a demand, with no care of its origin. Van Gogh became resentful at how art was treated as a commodity. Oil, petroleum, copper are examples of commodities, ruled by market forces.

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Armchair psychologist

Person who gives advice without any real experience or qualification

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Wage garnishment

To withdraw wages from an employer to pay govt.

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Touchstone

Something that is used to make judgments about the quality of things. Got from documentary Mansome when guy says he doesn't have a 'touchstone' to base his ideas on shaving of.

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Non-potable use

Non-drinkable water that still can be used for other purposes. Manufacturers, suppliers and end users have responsibilities in regard to risk management.

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Hypergamy

Marrying up, marrying someone of a higher social class. A young woman in her twenties marrying an older wealthy powerful man in his late 40s.

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Marginalization

Social exclusion, social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society.

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Ad-hominem

Argumentum ad hominem. It is when a fact or argument is ignored due to a statement against the other mans character. 'The homeless are persecuted everyday' yells the politician, 'what would he know, he's wealthy' says the passerby to a friend.

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Dissonance, cognitive dissonance

Lack of agreement. Cognitive dissonance is a psychological conflict where 2 contradicting viewpoints exist together in ones head.

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Agency

She is held responsible for her own agency.a state of acting Olof of exerting power.

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The singularity

Era when humans transcend their biology thanks to artificial intelligence. Era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological & trillions of times more powerful than it is today. Dawn new civilization enabling transcendence over biological limitations and amplify our creativity.

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Proclivity

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Espouse

To adopt as one's own, as in ones family, or belief.

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Anecdotal

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Propensity

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Keystone

Something upon which other things depend on for support. Farrell's Revis is the keystone of the 2014-2015 Patriots defense. Determination - a keystone of the Favre family work ethic.

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Layman

A religious who is not a priest or higher up, a worker who is not in the professional ranks.

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Prose

Regular common writing or spoken communication, has no poetry or art in it. Catcher in the rye was written in a full prose form.

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Elicit vs. iLLicit

Elicit is to draw (info) from.
Illicit is something illegal or forbidden by law.

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Cronyism vs Nepotism

Powerful person giving jobs/favor to friends. Nepotism is doing the same but for relatives.

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Derilection

Inept ignorance of duty

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Subterfuge

A deceptive device or stratagem. Synonym is deception.

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Strategem

Trick meant to deceive

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Undertow

A current underneath the ocean that moves away from the shore.

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Nihilism

The belief that traditional morals/values have no worth or value.

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Fallout

A bad effect of something. Radioactive particles spreading through the air after a nuclear explosion.