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stalwart

he has been the stalwart when it comes to.... "he remained a stalwart supporter of the cause"

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bulwark

transitive verb: to fortify or safeguard with a bulwark.
noun: : something that provides protection for or against something; a wall that is built for protection; a wall that is part of a ship's sides and that is above the ship's upper deck

Etymology: Middle English bulwerke, from Middle Dutch bolwerc, from bolle tree trunk + werc work

"ability to BULWARK a moral choice"
"vowed to use any means necessary to BULWARK the country agai nst a terrorist attack"
"Even Einstein, the prototypical loner, was bulwarked by a vast correspondence of arguing and discussion"
Vaccines act as a bulwark against many childhood diseases.
Most parents want to be the bulwark that protects their children from harm.
The hotel’s expensive rates are viewed as the bulwark that keeps the lower classes out of the fine establishment.
When the system of levees failed to act as a bulwark from the hurricane, the entire town flooded.

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harkened

he harkened back to the time when the FBI also reported to the President?

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inoculated

the idea that the FBI is supposed to be inoculated from politics as much as possible

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consternation

(n) amazement or dismay that hinders or throws into confusion

to cause consternation
The candidate CAUSED CONSTERNATION among his supporters by changing positions on a key issue.
Much to her parents' consternation, she had decided to not go to college
the two … stared at each other IN CONSTERNATION, and neither knew what to do
I sleep IN CONSTERNATION not knowing where my keys are.
FULL OF CONSTERNATION at first, the boy now thinks he aced the pop quiz.
Discovering a water bug crawling on the ceiling left me IN CONSTERNATION for hours.
The horrific nightmare filled the woman with consternation.
Opening up my unexpected $400 electric bill has me BRIMMING WITH CONSTERNATION especially since I have no way of paying it.
His sudden CONSTERNATION for heights is all thanks to a hot air balloon accident he witnessed on live television.
A tornado will certainly induce CONSTERNATION among the entire town.

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consternation

(n) amazement or dismay that hinders or throws into confusion

- to cause consternation
- The candidate CAUSED CONSTERNATION among his supporters by changing positions on a key issue.
- Much to her parents' consternation, she had decided to not go to college
the two … stared at each other IN CONSTERNATION, and neither knew what to do
- I sleep IN CONSTERNATION not knowing where my keys are.
FULL OF CONSTERNATION at first, the boy now thinks he aced the pop quiz.
- Discovering a water bug crawling on the ceiling left me IN CONSTERNATION for hours.
- The horrific nightmare filled the woman with consternation.
- Opening up my unexpected $400 electric bill has me BRIMMING WITH CONSTERNATION especially since I have no way of paying it.
- His sudden CONSTERNATION for heights is all thanks to a hot air balloon accident he witnessed on live television.
- A tornado will certainly induce CONSTERNATION among the entire town.

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nefarious

"it all looks dangerous and nefarious"

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this was a subversion

this was a subversion of the interagency process (by tweeting instead of a speech)

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rhetoric

this rhetoric is way over the top

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demoralized

people who have been demoralized or feel demoralized

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disinclined

people have been disinclined to do so

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"serialized"

the serialized lying, the management chaos (white house west wing)

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prevaricated

we have never seen another official from the white house that has prevaricated more directly, more shamelessly to american people than kelly ann conway.

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lacking moral authority

this president has lacked the moral authority

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abdication

what we have seen is the we have seen is the abdication of trust and responsibility.

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colloquialism

i have to study some of these "italian colloquialisms" to understand this new communications director (scaramucci)

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indignation

the indignation became obvious

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tepid

our President's response to defending NATO has been pretty TEPID

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eludid

control eluded reince preibus

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contempt

contempt for people who have no control

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aggrieved

a President who feels "aggrieved"

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circumspect

she was more circumspect today and realizes that ...

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petulance

you see weakness, petulance, whiney, a level of unpreparedness... the totality of all of this is....

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axion

the second axion to this is...

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usurp

if he did... he would be usurping their democratic vote

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populism

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to "shephard" a policy or an initiative

i helped shepherd that policy

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undercutting

he's been undercutting his secretary of state (similar to undermining)

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nondescript

adj. lacking distinctive or interesting features or characteristics.
"she lived in a nondescript suburban apartment block"
"That is where, in an office on the 11th floor of a nondescript building"

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concomitance

- a conjunction that is regular and is marked by correlative variation of accompanying elements
- the fact of existing or occurring together with something else.

ex. an event and its CONCOMITANT circumstances.
ex. a way to explain this curious CONCOMITANCE OF teleology and evolution with what he calls the "phantom body" of the development of civilization

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[paucity

The presence of something only in smaller in sufficient quantities or amounts.

"a paucity of information"

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Euphemistically

By means of a milder indirect word or expression instead of one consider too harsh or blunt

Many campaign accusations and revelatory news stories about a candidate or elected officials are the fruits of what is euphemistically called the research division of campaigns and political parties, where low-profile aids search for dirt

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Revelatory

Many campaign accusations and revelatory news stories about a candidate or elected officials are the fruits of what is euphemistically called the research division of campaigns and political parties, where low-profile aids search for dirt

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elegy

History, or what Marines called"knowledge "lives on Parris Island. Everything about the place isn't elite G to the corps, from the statute of Marines lifting a flag on you what she meant to the street names each one it's old small lesson

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A mensch

and honor

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unmensch

A very unlikable or a friendly person

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Ostensibly

but perhaps not actually portrayed as a blue-colored type, ostensibly a carpenter

"so why do foreign accent still get a bad rap in the ostensibly open-minded oasis of academia and beyond?

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Indignity

Noun. Treatment or circumstances that cause want to feel shame or to lose one's dignity

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recalcitrant

Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline a class of recalcitrant €15 teenagers. Recalcitrant children

AMA officials saw it that recalcitrant physicians had their hospital admitting privileges rescinded

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Riscind

Revoke, cancel, or repeal a lot, order, order agreement

The government eventually rescinded the directive
The leader has demanded the government rescind the price rise

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wanton

This court finds that instructing Mr. Roy to get back in the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct

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ingratiate

Bring oneself into favor with someone by flattering or trying to please them a show social climbers who had try to ingratiate himself. He ingratiated himself with his employer. You ingratiate yourself into this woman's life. You treated her well. He paid her attention. And then You drugged her and you did what you wanted

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Sacrosanct

adj. (Especially have a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with this sacrosanct Temple of Zeus

The New York New Jersey style of transactional what have you done for me lately politics, where policy seems secondary, ethics rules are meant to
be bent, apologies are rare, secrecy is sacrosanct and lawyers are plentiful

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Argot

Now. The dragon slaying of a particular group or class. Teenage Argot
Anxiety has become our everyday Argott, our thrumming lifeblood: Not just on Twitter but also in blogger diaries, celebrity confessionals

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Beget

Bring about: success begets further success
Begotten be getting

Beyond that is the fact that terrorism often begets terrorism successful attacks have tended to inspire copycat acts in the past

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galvanizing

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corroboration

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abberation / abboration

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exigency

in the heat of an exigency

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prescient

a prescient analysis

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a bad situation just got worse

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portend

what does that portend for the future of our relationship not just with adversaries like KJU, but people who are on to DT.

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adversaries

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fulcrum

NATO is the fulcrum upon which US national security is based

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chagrined

he was chagrined and upset that he had to do that; he felt that his reputation had been injured

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tenable

not tenable / untenable "i don't think it's tenable, but I do think it's where we're headed"

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cogent

he's a cogent thinker and writer

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corroborating

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multifarious

multifarious content

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obviated

while there's always a need to be on-site, many other demands can be obviated through technology

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indiscriminate

in an indiscriminate, flagrant way - he's talking the way action heroes talk

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"bellicose"

bellicose language

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incendiary

not giving us new incendiary language

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precluding

pass legislation precluding the President from taking military action if necessary. That blunts any Presidential impact

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bellicosity

the bellicosity on one hand, and the isolationism on the other hand. these are in profound conflict.

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voracious

their appetites are voracious

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repudiate

for failing to repudiate white supremacists

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agnostic

he was agnostic in his response

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desecretion

beginning with the desecration of the CIA

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metric

the only metric to judge him on, is not, is he moral leader, but is he doing things that pour gasoline on the fire.

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incite

inciting violence

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adversarial

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at "the behest" of the

you recognize that you're serving at "the behest" and the duty of the POTUS

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that's "God winking at you"

when a coincidence happens

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maligns

who maligns her husband on television

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"to find common cause with"

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sedition

sedition is a high crime

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equivocate

"are you trying to equivocate here"?

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ostensibly

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petulance

he reacts in a childish, petulant way

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peril

a state of peril. the peril around the world

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Scruples

I found him entirely without scruples but candid

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precipitously

During the years I have worked abroad, Americans’ interest in promoting their values in the world has receded, slowly and then precipitously.

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hegemons

uring the years I have worked abroad, Americans’ interest in promoting their values in the world has receded, slowly and then precipitously. I doubted the regional hegemons filling the vacuum would do better, but still, I wasn’t sure it was such a bad thing.

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dithered

After Nazi-saluting white supremacists rioted in Charlottesville, Va., and President Trump dithered in his response, business leaders rose up to condemn hate groups and espouse tolerance and inclusion

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confluence

a confluence of events (referring to a hurricane coming together)

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constituencies

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fulcrum

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diversionary

it's diversionary

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allegory

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behest

on behest of the President

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pugilistic

yes we have a pugilistic President

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rebuke

that had to be gently and politely rebuked

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maelstrom

part of the maelstrom of universal, spiritual things

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effectuate

they do anything to effectuate their world view

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credo

Play boy adopted a liberal credo

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Collegiality

That kind of collegiality

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“In concert”

To work in concert with each other

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prototypical

if you think of a prototypical person who is a consumer of fake news, that's DT. DT was born of this media environment of falsehoods that fed off the polarized moment that we're experiencing in American politics.

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monolithic

saying "the russians" makes it seem like a monolithic organization, but it's not really like that.... the lines are blurred in Russia between the government and individuals and individuals who think they're helping the Russian government.

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traupe

it is a traupe on the on the show - andy cohen

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sentinel intelligence

highly functioning people with high anxiety who ask themselves what could go wrong. Israeli psychologist. The person who is the first person to sense warning and has courage of conviction when driven by data.

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Adversarial

Certainly president trump has been adversarial

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dossier

Christopher Steele

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adversarial

and certainly President Trump has been adversarial

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sentinel intelligence

highly functioning people with high anxiety who ask themselves what could go wrong

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first occurrence syndrome

when something has never happened before, so they feel they are off the hook

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agenda inertia

when someone has inertia for their agenda

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not uplifting but certainly instructive

news reporter comment after an interview with former secretary of state

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dissenting

the minority and dissenting views are usually squelched

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smoking gun

?

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proliferation

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Sentinel intelligence

These people ask what could go wrong. Cassandra’s have this intelligence. Not only do this, but they believe their data. Someone with this has the courage of their conviction when driven by their data. They don’t feel they can just be observer. (Coined by an Israeli psychologist). They campaign to make sure everyone sees that and something is done about it.

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First occurrence syndrome.

People have a hard time dealing with things or take warnings seriously because it’s never happened before. So they think they’re off the hook. This line of thought is the one people implicitly take when they have agenda inertia and they are on their own agenda and don’t want to change their agenda. They also ignore When you discount things that are outlandish.

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asymmetrical opponent.
asymmetrical dynamic - that created an asymmetrical dynamic.
with reckless abandon
to your earlier point...
quid pro quo
he lit a torch at cost and sacrifice that beggars the imagination - on mccain
we are a people bound by ideas
we journey towards a fulfillment of those ideals
bellwether
I'm encouraged by...
he smells blood
greenlit/greenlight

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bellicose

we are responding to this bellicose guy....

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acrimonious

Acrimonious scenarios like this were common throughout Hasselbeck's TV news career.

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extricate

to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation

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untoward

Nothing untoward happened the entire evening

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the genesis of it

the genesis of it is that a soldier was killed, thats why she's called a rockstar

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Fastidious

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undercut

let's not forget to underscore this point.

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curtail

we are taken a level of access and visibility that we had in Iran that allowed us to curtail lots of this behavior.

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hubris

the hubris that fox news showed

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contempt

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the genesis of

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beleaguered

part of our beleaguered team

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dearth

women have a dearth of opportunities to network with powerful men

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comeuppance

a deserved rebuke or penalty.

"there has to be a comeuppance for all of this" - George Clooney on Weinstein
"One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly"

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debase

a debasement of the office

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emphatic

emphatic point

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perniciousness

it's high time that republicans reckon with the perniciousness of the trump administration on a range of fronts.

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elusive

limes disease is an elusive disease

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Axium

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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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Extols

We’re on planet that extols the virtue of overworking

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Facile

It May sound facile to say count your blessings, but it’s a powerful way to live

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Maligning

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Untoward

Yet despite extensive coverage of the scandal by the local news media, one question has remained largely unanswered: How did McKinsey, with its vast influence, impeccable research credentials and record of advising companies and governments on best practices, become entangled in such an untoward affair

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Bereave yourself of any guilt

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