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edacity January 12, 2014

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Excessive desire to eat


“The viands proffered by Buddha, on the other hand, so satisfy the pilgrims, including the hoggish edacity of Bajie, that they thenceforth lose much of their desire for human nourishment ”

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loquacity January 12, 2014

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the quality of talking a great deal; talkativeness.


“Jorge Capitanich continues to stubbornly meet the press in the Casa Rosada every morning, even after his loquacity continues to crash into the wall of the government’s hermetic information policy from time to time. ”

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gussy up January 12, 2014

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dress up; embellish


” Some contestants gussy up their entries with a chocolate topping or a squeeze of lemon juice in the filling.”

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en règle January 12, 2014

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in order


“On these occasions, full dress was always en règle; and it was a subject both of observation and admiration, that there were so many beautiful women–then especially in evidence–aboard the ship. ”

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eurythmic January 12, 2014

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relating to harmonious proportion


” To establish a rapport with the eurythmic figure, the observer has to imagine himself at the center of relations. Verticality and horizontality are therefore not basic demands of the eurythmic figure; its nature is enclosure.”

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dissilient January 12, 2014

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Bursting open with force, as do some ripe seed vessels


” theory constituted a metalanguage that supplied not only a sense of the “meaning” of postwar geopolitical uncertainties, but also an implicit set of directives for how to effect positive change in that dissilient world.”

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dreck January 12, 2014

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rubbish; trash.


” And consider the following commie dreck, which came straight from the Pope’s pie hole: “Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world.”

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dilly January 12, 2014

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an excellent example of a particular type of person or thing.


“that’s a dilly of a breakfast recipe”

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diglossia January 12, 2014

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a situation in which two dialects or usually closely related languages are used by a single language community.


“One significant concept in sociolinguistic theory and, in particular, bilingualism that has had a direct bearing upon this apportionment of language use is that of diglossia.

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demimonde December 3, 2013

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1. A class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior

2. a group of people on the fringes of respectable society


” She went to London, where she soon became involved in the hectic and louche demimonde that was emerging as a reaction to the recent war.”

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