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involution

the opposite of evolution. Valeria, talking about ISIS and how it is an involution of consciousness

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platitudes

N. a banal, trite, or stale remark

stead of listing actual issues where that might be the case-- reproductive rights, perhaps, or LGBT rights, or refugee policy or climate change -- Ivanka Trump offered a series of PLATITUDES about how her father listens to different opinions and that it's normal for children to disagree with their parents.

His life was far more complicated than can be summed up in PLATITUDES or words on a statue.

Leave politics and PLATITUDES about saving the planet aside, experts say, because the companies’ positions on the Paris accord boil down to their business interests.

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disavow

to deny responsibility for
to refuse to acknowledge or accept

" He DISAVOWED the actions of his subordinates"

"She now seems to be trying to DISAVOW her earlier statements"

"Many tweets urged people to denounce Griffin to CNN's advertisers and demanded the news network DISAVOW her.

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defect "defected + preposition" (v)

- to forsake one cause, party, or nation for another often because of a change in ideology
- to leave one situation (such as a job) often to go over to a rival

"a former KGB agent who DEFECTED TO America"
"the reporter DEFECTED TO another network"
"She DEFECTED FROM the conservative party."

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when an author is "bylined" on an article

for the washington post, when an article has multiple authors.

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Impetuous

He seems to have a fragile, impetuous child like ego.

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Jostling

Not sure

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Disenfranchise

Not sure

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Invective

Not sure

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incendiary

no matter how INCENDIARY are no threat to his presidency.

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incite

inciting violence

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Purview

It would certainly be in his purview to do so (savanna Guthrie on Trump and what he decides to talk to Putin about)

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To go "catatonic"

I can list a bunch of people who go catatonic when at the very idea of calling a stranger

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circuitous

This dilemma for parents, in some CIRCUITOUS way, actually reflects well on the progress that public schools have made.

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conciliatory

idk

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nebulous

(of a concept or idea) unclear, vague, or ill-defined.

From: Nebula - a mist, in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy.

"NEBULOUS concepts like quality of life"
"the white house is still nebulous about this"

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buttress

On Moon’s behalf we sought to defuse the Peace Movement and buttress the hawk position by convincing senators and congressmen that there was substantial grass roots support for a hard line stand in Asia.

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conjecture

an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
"conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied"

form an opinion or supposition about (something) on the basis of incomplete information.
"he conjectured the existence of an otherwise unknown feature"

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prop·a·gate

spread and promote (an idea, theory, etc.) widely.
"the French propagated the idea that the English were violent and gluttonous drunkards"... "a group that propagated extremist ideas"

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Tawdry

In a day When news is crass and tawdry

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Feigning

Are they feigning these feelings or saving saving face ?

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Complainents

It’s not Harvey Weinstein it’s the completeness

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Ejudicated

A stream of accusers (not “victims”) because these cases have not been ejudicated

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An affront

Affront to humanity

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prolific

“He was pretty prolific, but he was going in the wrong direction, so I don’t know if that if had any effect on what he decided to do,” Sheriff Lombardo said.

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At Your behest

Watch it at their behest (woody Allen movies)

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Precocious

A

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Belie

Swift’s aura of innocence is not an act, exactly, but it can occasionally belie the scale of her success.” In Vanity Fair in 2013

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Compunctions

It’s true that few male pop stars get the flak Swift gets for writing songs about their exes — but it’s also true that to the best of my knowledge, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars aren’t seeding hints about who their songs are about throughout their liner notes and then sending their fans off on a scavenger hunt.
Swift has no such compunctions

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At jest

Even saying things at jest

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reprisal

fear of reprisal

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De facto

S

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Next of kin

The names of those who were onboard are being withheld pending the notification of their next of kin, the Navy said.

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bifurcated

it need to be a bifurcated process

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carte blanche

?

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gaffe

i think it was a gaffe (trump with andrew jackson portrait behind him speaking to native americans)

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acquiesced

you acquiesced feeling you had no other choice

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"above reproach"

s?

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posthumously

PAWST-chu-mous-ly

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Recourse

We need a clearer path to recourse...

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Retrench

I'm concerned that the recent attention placed on calling men to the carpet could cause men to re-trench—especially the best-meaning men.

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Apoplectic.

The quarrel was splendidly acrimonious. When Charles Perrault, now remembered for his fairy tales, rose in the French Academy in 1687 to champion modern authors, Nicolas Boileau, the arbiter of taste, waxed so apoplectic he lost his voice. —David Coward, New York Times Book Review, 27 Apr. 1997

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A non-starter

It seems that once you came out of the closet is it was like a nonstarter.

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Feign

S

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Extolled

We’ve marveled at the scale of China’s two largest tech giants, Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, and extolled the creativity and conve

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Lambasted

Lam-bay-stid

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Acquiesce

I couldn’t acquiescence I couldn’t lose the fight

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Perpetuity

That is why really rich people have foundation they are designed to make wealth - as well as give it away in perpetuity.

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recourse

is there any recourse in all of this

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ancillary

ancillary expenses

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A Pollyanna way

To talk about it and not in a Pollyanna way

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Winnow

"Oprah is a unique, standalone entity that uniquely could winnow the field," Democratic strategist Brian Fallon said.

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avail

he did avail himself to donald trump

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pernicious

of all of them, this is the most pernicious

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consternation

i've heard the most consternation regarding this. does this reveal any consternation regarding this?

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consternation

i've heard the most consternation regarding this

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rank & file

the rank & file, the career employees at the DOJ...

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scintillating

it's scintillating, often scary, stuff, and many of the more sordid bits were already covered through a lengthly except in New York mag as well as articles in The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter.

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sordid

it's scintillating, often scary, stuff, and many of the more sordid bits were already covered through a lengthly except in New York mag as well as articles in The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter.

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nonevent

she was a nonevent on the campaign - bannon on ivanka trump

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paltry

he trusted his expertise no matter how paltry or irrelevant (bannon on trump who didn't read)

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begrudging

im not begrudging anyone's salary

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eminently

McCain is eminently qualified to be president - Greta Vansustren

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nefarious

his nefarious background - historically one of the problems with his omniscience is he may get some of it wrong

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omniscience

his nefarious background - historically one of the problems with his omniscience is he may get some of it wrong

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avail

to grant everyone avail

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forthright

people are saying this book about Steve Bannon, so let me say forthrightly, that this book is not about him

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lest

lest my friends at the new york times be mad at me...

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the costs "are prohibitive" for small business

the costs to make websites are prohibitive for small business

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Comport

Does this comport with what you already know. Does the book have internal integrity. Michael Wolff

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Restitution

There is restitution to be made

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stymie

the man responsible for the worst mass shooting in modern American history took elaborate steps to stymie the inevitable law enforcement investigation

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precipitous

there has been a precipitous decline in using yellow cabs over the last year

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Gaslighting

“He misbehaved in hotel rooms, the backs of cars and on first-class flights,” he said. “Then things would go back to normal, and that made you feel gaslighted

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, it attempts to destabilize the target and delegitimize the target's belief.[1][2]

Instances may range from the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred up to the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim. The term owes its origin to a 1938 play Gas Light and its 1940 and 1944 film adaptations. The term has been used in clinical and research literature,[3][4] as well as in political commentary.[5][6]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting

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Assuage

USDA Organic status should be enough to assuage any concerns about country of origin

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Ostensibly

In the world of the American military, where contingency planning is a mantra drummed into the psyche of every officer, the moves are ostensibly part of standard Defense Department training and troop rotations.

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cede

they don't want to be editors, and i think most publishers are reluctant to cede that kind of control

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invariably

invariably there would always be that accusation for bias whether FB manipulated their newsfeed or not

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convival

s

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Usurp

With NBC’s live coverage across the U.S., viewers will share “a communal experience and not feel like television is being usurped by social media,

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Ancilliatory

Ancilliatory business

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acrimonious

isn't it so acrimonious for me to...

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draconian

Maureen Dowd referred to Trump’s suggestion this week that women who have abortions should be punished – a comment he swiftly retracted – when she wrote: “Given his draconian comment, sending women back to back alleys, I had to ask: When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan, was he ever involved with anyone who had an abortion?

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otherjoyed

i am otherjoyed to be in this room tonight with my fellow nominees.

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agency

i utilize my agency and voice for equity injustice

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moral indignation

the moral indignation is a little much - megyn kelly biting back at Jane Fonda

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cavalier

to be "cavalier" about something

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Sanctimonious

S

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Arbiter

But no matter how good Aquilina’s intentions, for a judge to make herself the face of a social cause poses a threat to the fairness of our system. We rely on judges to ensure that people’s lives are decided by neutral, independent arbiters who impartially evaluate the evidence and apply the law. That’s the only way we can trust in a system that has such awesome power to take away people’s liberty.

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parity

isn't there more parity in men's professional tennis?

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Sentient

A sentient citizen (sen-“t”-ent) - Rachel Maddow.

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alluded

alzheimers has alluded everyone

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bereft

s

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Ensconced

S

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Mea culpa

S

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It “rightsizes”

S

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Belies

The fact that I’m there at Fox I think belies the notion that Fox News is propaganda - Geraldo Rivera in the view

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Tempestuous

(How Geraldo Rivera describes Donald trump)

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Recidivism

Stopping recidivism