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Ad hominem

Appealing to listeners or readers prejudices rather than to reason

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Ad infinitum

Endlessly; forever ; without limit

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Ad nauseam

To a sickening degree; to the point of nausea or disgust

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Alfresco

In the open air; outdoors

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Chutzpah

Supreme self-confidence; shameless audacity ; nerve; brazenness

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Faux pas

Error; social blunder; tactless act

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In media res

in the middle of things, rather then at the beginning

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Kudos

Praise for an achievement; glory; fame

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Non sequitur

Comment bearing no relevance to what has just been Said

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Persona non grata

Person who is unwelcome; unacceptable person

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Extralegal

Beyond the jurisdiction of the law; not regulated by law

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Extraneous

Coming from the outside; big an essential part; irrelevant

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Interdependent

Dependent on one another; mutually dependent

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Interpersonal

Between persons

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Intramural

Within the walls or boundaries of a chill university etc.

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Debut

First public appearance

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Genesis

Origin. Coming into being

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Initiative

Ability to begin and follow through without being urged. Enterprise

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terminal

coming at the end; ending in death

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ultimatum

final, uncompromising demand or offer, leading to serious consequences if rejected

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alias

assumed name

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collusion

secret agreement for a deceitful purpose; conspiracy

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con

swindle after first gaining the confidence of the victim; trick; coax

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facade

false front; artificial or superficial appearance

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insidious

lying in wait to entrap; crafty; trecherous

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bagatelle

trifle; something of little value or importance

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forbearance

self-control; patience

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penchat

strong learning; fondness; liking

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reconcile

make friendly again; settle, adjust

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veracity

truthfulness; honesty

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hypercritical

excessively fault-finding; captious

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submarginal

below minimum standards; inadequate for some end; unproductive

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subservient

useful in an "under" or subordinate, capacity; excessively submissive

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superficial

over or on the surface only; not profound or thorough

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monologue

lengthy talk by one person

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multifaceted

having many aspects or facets

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poly math

person of great and diversified learning

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polytheistic

believing in more than one god

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bibliophile

lover of books

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megalomania

mental disorder characterized by fantasies of grandeur, power, wealth, etc.

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phobia

abnormal and persistent fear, dislike, or hatred

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xenophobia

fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers

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decimate

destroy ten or more percent, or a large portion

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dichotomy

division in two; split

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plurality

number of votes by which a winning candidate exceeds that of a runner-up

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score

group of twenty; twenty