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Duplicitous

a. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
b. An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
2. The quality or state of being twofold or double.

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Insincere

Not genuine

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Subjective

Influenced by personal bias

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Subjective

a. Dependent on or taking place in a person's mind rather than the external world: "The sensation of pain is a highly subjective experience that varies by culture as well as by individual temperament and situation" (John Hoberman).
b. Based on a given person's experience, understanding, and feelings; personal or individual: admitted he was making a highly subjective judgment.

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Objective

a. Existing independent of or external to the mind; actual or real: objective reality.
b. Based on observable phenomena; empirical: objective facts.
2. Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices: an objective

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Innate

in·nate (ĭ-nāt′, ĭn′āt′)
adj.
1.
a. Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience: "Chimpanzees show an innate distrust of contact with strangers" (Cindy Engel).
b. Of or produced by the mind rather than learned through experience: an innate knowledge of right and wrong.
2. Possessed as an essential characteristic; inherent: "As the Army and farmers built more and more levees, the Missouri lost an innate capacity to absorb its frequent excesses" (William Least Heat-Moon).

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Arbitrary

Determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle: stopped at the first motel we passed, an arbitrary choice.
2. Based on or subject to individual judgment or preference: The diet imposes overall calorie limits, but daily menus are arbitrary.


. Determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle: stopped at the first motel we passed, an arbitrary choice.




3. Law Relating to a decision made by a court or legislature that lacks a grounding in law or fact: an arbitrary penalty.
4. Not limited by law; despotic: the arbitrary rule of a dictator.

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incrementally

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1. The process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent.
2. Something added or gained: a force swelled by increments from allied armies.
3. A slight, often barely perceptible augmentation.
4. One of a series of regular additions or contributions: accumulating a fund by increm

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Laborious

Very demanding

My last job was extremely laborious ; almost to the point of severe exhaustion.

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Impartial

Unbiased

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Facetious

1. characterized by levity of attitude and love of joking: a facetious person.
2. jocular or amusing, esp at inappropriate times: facetious remarks.

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Archetypal

Typical

The archetypal millennial couple.,,


An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype: "'Frankenstein' ... 'Dracula' ... 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' ... the archetypes that have influenced all subsequent horror stories" (New York Times).
2. An ideal example of a type; quintessence: an archetype of the successful entrepreneur.
3. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.

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anonymity



1. the state or quality of being anonymous.
2. an anonymous person.
[1810–20]

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Subsidize

1. to furnish or aid with a subsidy.
2. to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy.
3. to secure the cooperation of by bribery; buy over.

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Altruism
Being altruistic


(ăl′tro͞o-ĭz′əm

Unselfish; showing unselfish concern for others

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Egocentric

Only caring about yourself

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vicariously

Lavar Ball wants to live his basketball dream vicariously through his son Lonzo.


Experienced or felt by empathy with or imaginary participation in the life of another person: read about mountain climbing and experienced vicarious thrills.
2. Endured or done by one person substituting for another: vicarious punishment.
3. Committed or entrusted to another, as powers or authority; delegated.
4. Physiology Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.

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Egregious


adj.
Conspicuously bad or offensive. See Synonyms at flagrant.


Lawyer Justin Bamberg represents Thomas's family. He said, "The jury did not convict Chad Copley because a prosecutor injected race into the case. They convicted Chad Copley because of how egregious his actions were."

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Imminent

Foreseeable

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Incommodious

Causing inconvenience

Many transplants in Connecticut can be surprised as to how incommodious the DMV can be.

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Resurge

To rise again, become resurgent.

If you have lost your mojo, be patient; hopefully it will resurge

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Fascilitate


1. To make easy or easier: political agreements that facilitated troop withdrawals.
2. To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.

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Ambiguity

3. vagueness or uncertainty of meaning: there are several ambiguities in the situation.

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Moral imperative

something that must happen because it is right

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Economic viability

Economic viability is when a project proves to be economically feasible, innovative and sustainable in terms of investing financial resources into the project. Funding for the project must be compatible with the demands and constraints that occur during the project's life span.

Economic viability means that market operation is sustainable regarding current and projected revenues. The revenues will be greater than or equal to all current and planned expenditures. In simple terms, any project or activity that can financially support itself is economically viable. Using farming as an example, economic viability refers to the ability and capacity of a farm to 'make a living' annually.

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Inept

Lacking or showing a lack of skill or competence; bungling or clumsy: an inept actor; an inept performance.

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Resonate

Relate

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Sedentary

Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
3. Remaining or living in one area; not migratory: sedentar

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Solidarity


Unity of purpose, interest, or sympathy: People gathered to show solidarity with the earthquake victims.

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ambiguous

1. having more than one possible interpretation or meaning
2. difficult to understand or classify; obscure

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Asset allocation

Asset allocation is the implementation of an investment strategy that attempts to balance risk versus reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio according to the investor's risk tolerance, goals and investment time frame.

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Recant

withdraw or disavow; revoke, rescind, deny: He recanted his confession.

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Robust

ch strength or energy: a robust workout.
4.
a. Active or dynamic: a robust debate; a robust economy.
b. Working in an effective way; effective or productive: a robust search engine; a robust hypothesis.
5. Marked by richness and fullness; full-bodied: a robust wine.
6. Substantial in amount: robust gains in stock prices.
7. Rough or crude; coarse: a robust tale.

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Sedentary

Dormant

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Inherent

nnate; existing as a permanent, inseparable element or quality: an inherent love for animals

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gentrification

The restoration and upgrading of deteriorated urban property by middle-class or affluent people, often resulting in displacement of lower-income people.

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counterintuitive

(of an idea, proposal, etc) seemingly contrary to common sense

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Fruition
fru·i·tion (fro͞o-ĭsh′ən)

Realization of something desired or worked for; accomplishment: labor finally coming to fruition.

Enjoyment derived from use or possession.

The condition of bearing fruit.

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Liaison

Lee-A-zon

. One that maintains communication:

“served as the president's liaison with Congres”

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Polarized

2. To cause to divide into two conflicting or opposing groups

: The issue of slavery polarized the nation.

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Epidemiology

The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.

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unequivocally

Admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous:


they stated unequivocally that his heart disease began in childhood →

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Quid pro quo

One hand washes the other


: something given or received for something else
also : a deal arranging a quid pro

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indigent

poor; impoverished; distressed:

The indigent street people are often ignored.

How do you market high quality to the indigent?

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anecdotal evidence

Based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis:

There are plenty of African American trump supporters

Answer:that’s anecdotal evidence, that’s not the totality

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Aggregate

Constituting or amounting to a whole; total:


Revenues will aggregate more than one million dollars.

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equanomous

The quality of being calm and even-tempered; in full control of your faculties, composure, balanced.


A good theater director must be extremely equanimous and when something goes wrong and the whole cast starts giving up, he must be the only who hopes and believes in success.
It is not too much to say that his imperturbable equanimity, his serene bonhomie kept the host together.

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Etiology

Study of the origin of disease

Epidimology -study of population

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Nescient


(Like Ned)

Being ignorant.


"Mr. Frank's heart tightened ever so slightly before yet another sea of nescient freshman faces in the auditorium."

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Reclusive

Living alone and avoiding going outside or talking to other people.


A reclusive movie star is the one tabloid photographers dream of capturing on film.

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Inkling

. A slight hint or indication.

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amicable

Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly.


characterized by friendliness: an amicable agreement

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polarizing

. to divide into sharply opposing factions or groups: The controversy has polarized voters

Slavery was a polarizing issue in the 1800’s between the north and south

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implausible

Difficult to believe

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Fortitude

Courage in pain or adversity.

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Condescending

Talking down to
Talking to someone as if they were stupid or ignorant

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Effusive

marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm

Effusive welcome

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Conceptualize

To form a concept or concepts of, and especially to interpret in a conceptual way: This cabaret performance was conceptualized as a homage to vaudeville

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Outlier

. A value far from most others in a set of data: "Outliers make statistical analyses difficult" (Harvey Motulsky).

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Efficacy
Self efficacy

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capacity for producing a desired result or effect; effectiveness
Self confidence

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Pareto chart

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Sensitivity and specificity?

Sensitivity = true positive; how accurate a test can locate the true positive

Specificity: true negative; how accurate a test can identify a true negative or false positive.

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Exacerbate

intensify; worsen; inflame; increase the severity of:

“Her response only exacerbated the situation.”

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Benchmark/milestone

A standard by which something can be measured or judged: