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de minimis December 3, 2013

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So minor as to not merit consideration; esp. applied to exemptions in government rules and regulations


” However, an accommodation is not required if it imposes more than “de minimis” cost on the employer.”

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demitasse December 3, 2013

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a small coffee cup.


” Now she’s sharing her tips on how to make a French-style demitasse of deeply chocolate richness. “My hot chocolate is an outlier,” she says.”

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demiurge December 3, 2013

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1. A Being responsible for the creation of the universe

2. the Maker or Creator of the world.

3. a heavenly being, subordinate to the Supreme Being, that is considered to be the controller of the material world and antagonistic to all that is purely spiritual.


” But most of all, man as the demiurge must constantly intervene with his contribution — precisely what evolution seeks to exclude. ”

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additament November 30, 2013

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An addition, or a thing added.


” My persuasion that the latter verses of the chapter were an additament of a later age.”

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caterwaul November 30, 2013

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make a shrill howling or wailing noise.


” In contrast, my caterwauling set off barking for blocks around by all the dogs suffering from the ear-piercing pain ”

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effluvium November 29, 2013

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an unpleasant or harmful odour or discharge.


” The Lofts on Irving seem to have been placed, like bananas into a bowl of unripe fruit, with the hope that their effluvium might hasten the sweetening of neighbors. ”

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scythe November 29, 2013

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1. a tool used for cutting crops such as grass or corn, with a long curved blade at the end of a long pole attached to one or two short handles.

2. cut with a scythe.


” When Porto scythed open the Vienna defence with a flowing one-touch move, Lindner was out quickly to save from Steven Defour on the angle. ”

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flagitous November 29, 2013

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1. Corrupt

2. Immoral

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” Some are more flagitous sinners than others, and must have a greater degree of humiliation. ”

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fusty November 29, 2013

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smelling stale, damp, or stuffy. tumblr_mx1su03xO61t4xe2po1_400.jpg

” Supporters speak glowingly of a singularly meritocratic environment where innovative entrepreneurs disrupt fusty old industries and facilitate sweeping social change ”

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illutible November 29, 2013

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1. Unchangeable

2. That cannot be purged or washed away

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Pope: Church’s teaching on abortion is illutible

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