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Doppelgänger (harvey is batmans...)

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Varicose veins

Abnormally swollen

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Truncheon

Billy club (from batman DKR)

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Methos

Mythology (from batman DKR)

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Lothario

An unscrupulous seducer of women in The Impertinent Curiousity, a Don Quixote meta story.

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Grandstanding

Acting/speaking in a way that attracts attention and influences the opinion of people who are watching.

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Inveterate

Always doing something. They appeared to be inveterate museum goers.

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Changeling

Having a baby secretly replaced by another

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Append

To add something to the end of a piece of writing. To attach or affix. See append function in programming, adding new items to a list.

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Nuance

A very small difference (that might of value)

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Watershed

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A Cause célèbre

A famously spread incident/story causing widespread controversy

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Cathartic

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Tuteledge

Instruction, tuition. Protection of or authority over someone.

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There are doormats and Matadors - House of cards

Bullfighter who is responsible for killing the bull, matar is Spanish for to kill.

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Correspondent

Someone that corresponds

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Ideological

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Anecdotal

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Quadriplegic

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Agoraphobic

Staying indoors

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Ampersand ang octhotorpe

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Albatross

A white long winged bird, something that causes persisteng concern or anxiety and could hinder accomplishment.

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Mausoleum

A tomb, stone building with rooms to store dead bodies

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Accesoryafter the fact

Cop talk for u guessed it...

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Autodidact

Self-learned person

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Crony calitalism in the european football world

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Jayz is a high priced shill

Someone paid to speak well of something, spokeperson.

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I say this without Equivocation

Use of ambiguous language to conceal the trutg or to avoid committing oneself

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Solicitude

State of caring or worrying

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Facile

Easily accomplished- a facile victory

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Obscurantism

Practice of keeping knowledge about something from people. Practice in literature of being deliberately vague and ambiguous.

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Obsequious

Subservient, marked by fawning attentiveness, too eager to help or obey someone important

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Loaded question

Complex question fallacy, a question which contains an unjustified assumption. A presumption og guilt. Questioners aim may be to limit answerers replies to fit questioners agenda and perception.

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Indisposed

Occupied

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Bespoke

Made to fit a particular person

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Cauterized the wound

To burn with heat (or other chemical) in order to destroy infected tissue

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Neoteny

Retention of some immature or larval characteristics into adulthood. Attainment of secual maturity during the larval stage.

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Robust

Sturdy, strong, violent

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Layabout

Lazy laying about person

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Etymology

The study of words & how they've been used.

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Technocrat

Scientist of technical expert who has lots of power in politics or industry

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Fusillades

A full bevy of shots fired very quickly

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Bevy bevos

Large group of people or things (in this case a large group of Longhorn steers from Texas).

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Metonymy

A figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated e.g., 'crown' in 'lands belonging to the crown.'

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Metonym

Related to metonymy. Using one word in the stead of another related word due to it being a lively conversation device and figure of speech. I'm using "Director of Engineering" as a metonym for "highest-ranking technical person"

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Calcification

To calcify is to harden or to make inflexible/unchangeable. Cholesterol can calcify your arteries. Broccoli helps prevent calcification.

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Accretion

A gradual process in which layers of new (objects/things) are formed as small amounts are added over time.

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Incorpereal

Having no physical body to inhabit. Ghosts are supposed to be incorpereal.

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Corrigendum

A thing to be corrected, typically an error in a printed book.
Original SGML accepted in October 1986 was followed by a minor Technical Corrigendum.

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Ideologue

Someone who very strongly supports and is guided by the ideology of a particular group

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Stop gap solution

Makeshift temporary