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Bugbear

Troublesome imaginary goblin that always came around and caused dread. A source of dread. Object of trouble and dread. Santorums only bugbear is likely to be the US policy regarding israel.

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bête noire

A person/thing strongly detested and avoided. A bugbear. The politician was the bête noire of the conservative party. Studying math is the bête noire of my existence.

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Bedevil

To trouble someone continuously

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Holistic

Related to complete systens & not individual parts.

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Skewed

Leaner towards. The staff skewed multiracial.

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Recumbent tricycle

Lying down.

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Churn rate

Rate if getting and losing customers/supporters. % of subscribers of a service who discontinue their subscription in a given period of time. For a biz to exceed its growth rate it must decrease its churn rate.

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Explicable

Explainable. Possible to be explained. The mystery or racism became quite explicable upon seeing the segregation in the town.

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Deleterious

Harmful or damaging. Rap is completely deleterious to black communities yet accepted fully by white culture.

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Proprietary

Something that is used, produced or marketed under exclusive legal right of the inventor or maker; specifically a drug that is protected by secrecy, patent or copyright against free competition as to name, product, composition, or process of manufacture.

One that holds exclusive rights to something.

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Postulate

Claim, demand.
When defined a generalized markup language has two postulates...

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Ad hoc

Formed, arranged or done for a particular purpose only.

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Serialization

Process of converting an object into byte stream to store an object or transmit it to file.