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rubric

title or heading; category; established mode of procedure or conduct

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nomenclature

the devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline.

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Potemkin village or Potemkin effort

originally used to describe a fake portable village, built only to impress. According to the story, Gregory Potemkin erected the fake portable settlement along fool Empress Catherine II during her journey to Crimea in 1787. The phrase is now used, typically in politics and economics, to describe any construction (literal or figurative) built solely to deceive others into thinking that some situation is better than it really is. Some modern historians claim the original story is exaggerated

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serif

In typography, a serif is a small line attached to the end of a stroke in a letter or symbol, such as when handwriting is separated into distinct units for a typewriter or typesetter. A typeface with serifs is called a serif typeface (or serifed typeface).

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sig

1. a short personalized message at the end of an e-mail. 2. abbrev.: signature

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synecdoche, synecdochic (adj)

a loud clamor or public outcry -- (a loud cry calling for the pursuit and capture of a criminal. In former English law the cry had to be raised by the inhabitants of a hundred in which a robbery had been committed if they were not to become liable for the damages suffered by the victim.)

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writ large

Signified, expressed, or embodied with greater magnitude

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albeit

Even though

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ay

an affirmative answer or assent, especially in voting.

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disjunctive

1. lacking connection. 2. (grammar) (of a conjunction) expressing a choice between two mutually exclusive possibilities, for example: “she asked if he was going or coming.”

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garrulous

full of trivial conversation; loquacious

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i.e.

that is (literally "id est")

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banal

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

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epithet

descriptive phrase used as a label or to express the essential nature of

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epitome

a summary; a perfect example or embodiment

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monograph

scholarly article

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allusion

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference

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behest

a command

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equivocal, -cate (v), -ation (n)

ambiguous; open to interpretation [equivocate (v), equivocation (n)]

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peremptory

to subject to no further debate or dispute; final and unassailable: a peremptory decree. b. Not allowing contradiction or refusal; imperative:; specifically : not providing an opportunity to show cause why one should not comply

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opine

hold and state as one’s opinion

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bawl

to cry loudly : wail. transitive verb. : to cry out at the top of one's voice.--To proclaim by outcry

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hoy

(interj) used in attracting attention or in driving animals 2. a small usually sloop-rigged coasting ship - also a heavy barge for moving cargo

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ineffable

indescribable, inexpressible, beyond -- also not to be uttered; taboo

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jangle

discordant sounds, babbling, or chattering way; cacophonous. 2. a ringing metallic sound.

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oi, oy (alt sp)

1. (exclamation) used to attract someone's attention, especially in a rough or angry way (Cockney slang for "hey") 2. a type of harsh, aggressive punk music originally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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qua

In the capacity or character of (ex: "The president qua head of the party mediated the dispute. ")

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cant

meaningless talk or Cant is somewhat synonymous with argot and jargon and refers to the vocabulary of an in-group that uses it to deceive or exclude nonusers.

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diffidence, - nt (n)

hesitantcy in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence.

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enjoin

To direct somebody to do something; to command; to legally forbid somebody to do something.