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Term or phraseContextResource LinkPart of Speech/UsageDefinitionsSynonyms (separated by semicolons)Translation (does not appear in English Glossary)Notes
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aberrantaberrant behaviorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w#t=2h09m50sadjectivebehavior that departs from what is accepted as normal or conformingnon-conforming; deviant
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aberratedadjectivemade deviant or abnormal
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abhorrentadjectivehated, loathed, disliked
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actuallyadverbreally, truely, in fact, indeed
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all we can donoun phraseeverything that is possible
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AmericaProper noun
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arrive at decisionspredicate words: verb & modifying phraseto make up one's mind, to determine, to resolve or settle on a choice
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beltagricultural beltnounportion of a country used for farming
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biasnounprejudice, having a fixed idea that is often derived from some aspect of culture such as social, economic, or religious stratification
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boom and bustA great buildup in the price of a particular commodity or, alternately, the localized rise in an economy, often based upon the value of a single commodity, followed by a downturn as the commodity price falls due to a change in economic circumstances or the collapse of unrealistic expectations.
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break faith withPredicate words: verb & objectBE DISLOYAL TO, be unfaithful to, be untrue to, betray, play someone false, break one's promise to, fail, let down; double-cross, deceive, cheat, stab in the back; informal do the dirty on.
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biosocial theoryTheory in behavioral and social science that suggests the attribution of disorders of personality and conditions of mind to the reaction of biologically determined personality traits to environmental stimuli.
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carrying capacitynoun phraseIn relation to Earth's resources, the potential to sustain without depletion
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CDcertificate of deposit/compact disc?
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civil libertiescompound nounfundamental human or individual rights
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Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO)Proper compound nouna form of investment-grade security that is usually backed by pools of non-mortgage bonds, loans, or other assets
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common heritagecompound nouna legacy or birthright that is the same for all people
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compliance officercompound nounGenerally, a CCO is in charge of overseeing and managing compliance issues within an organization, ensuring, for example, that a company is complying with regulatory requirements, and that the company and its employees are complying with internal policies and procedures.
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computerizationnoun the control of processes by computerscybernation
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computerizedadjectiveto furnish with a computer or computer system OR to enter, process, or store (information) in a computer or system of computers.
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conditionnouna premise upon which the fulfillment of an agreement dependsstipulation
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conditioningnoun or verbA process of behavior modification by which a subject comes to associate a desired behavior with a previously unrelated stimulus.accustoming, training, educating,
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conspicuousadjectiveobvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"
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conspicuous consumptioncompound nounwasteful or excessive spending as a display of wealth or in order to maintain or achieve a higher level of social status.
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Contour Craftingcompound noun
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Controlnoun
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conveyornoun
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Corporationnouna group of people (business) authorized by law to act as a legal personality & have its own powers, duties, and liabilities separate from its individual members
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Corporatocracynouna government that serves the interest of, and may be run by, corporations and involves ties between government and business
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cybernatedadj or verbcontrolled or managed by computers computerized
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cybernationnoun the control of processes by computercomputerization
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cybernatornounan individual who prefers to interact and develop relationships with other people online rather than in person
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decision makingcompound nounDecision making can be regarded as the mental processes (cognitive process) resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios.
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DeregulationnounDeregulation is the removal or simplification of government rules and regulations that constrain the operation of market forces.
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desalinizationRemoving salt from water
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designnoun/verb(n) a plan of construction, or (v) to devise a plan of construction
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designedverbplanned or constructedengineered
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designernouna person who constructs a planan engineer
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directed at
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Dumbing down The process of making people less intelligent through a lack of decent education, TV programmes with stupid topics, overdoses of hero worship to pop stars and sports figures, etc.
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Dutch Hunger WinterProper compund nounConditions in the uterus can give rise to life-long changes in genetic material. People in their sixties who were conceived during the Hunger Winter of 1944-45 in the Netherlands have been found to have a different molecular setting for a gene which influences growth.Explanation of "Dutch Hunger Winter " here:http://www.news.leiden.edu/news/dutch-hunger-winter.html
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dynamic equilibriumcompound nouncondition in which the rate of loss in a system is equal to the rate of gain, resulting in a steady state
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Economic hitmencompound nounagents employed by multi-national corporations and wealthy elites to funnel trillions of dollars from international foreign aid organizations to the world’s wealthiest families. Acting on a global scale, these agents have been known to pay off and extort politicians, rig elections, produce fraudulent financial reports, and even resort to sex and murder to achieve their objectives.
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empathynounthe ability to share feelings of others
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EstablishmentnounThe Establishment is a term used to refer to a visible dominant group or elite that holds power or authority in a nation. The term suggests a closed social group which selects its own members (as opposed to selection by inheritance, merit or election).
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eventuallyadverbone day, sometime in the future, when all is said and done
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False flag attackscompound nounclandestine operations used in warfare, terrorism, or as a governmental means of deceiving the public, intended to divert blame from the perpetrators of an action and implicate another group in order incite public support for military reprisal against them
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Fractional reservecompound nounFractional-reserve banking is a type of banking whereby the bank does not retain all of a customer’s deposits within the bank. Funds received by the bank are generally lent to other customers. This means that available funds (called bank reserves) are only a fraction (called the reserve ratio) of the quantity of deposits at the bank. As most bank deposits are treated as money in their own right, fractional reserve banking increases the money supply, and banks are said to create money.
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gene expressioncompound noun
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geothermal power power extracted from heat stored in the earth.
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government bondscompound nounA government bond is a bond issued by a national government denominated in the country's own currency. (In a US government bond, it is a debt on top of existing debt where the US government exchanges with the Federal Reserve a US government bond in exchange for fiat currency in the denomination value of the bond.)
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Heat concentrator
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hedge fundscompound nounA hedge fund is a lightly regulated investment fund that is typically open to a limited range of investors who pay a performance fee to the fund's investment manager. Typically, hedge funds are open only to a limited range of professional or wealthy investors who meet criteria set by regulators, and are accordingly exempted from many of the regulations that govern ordinary investment funds.
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High-rise method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.
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Hydroponic
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in advocation ofin support of
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incomenounwages, salary, earnings, payment for labor
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Indoctrinationnountrain, teach according to what is desired; the indoctrinated person is expected not to question or critically examine the doctrine they have learned
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Ingenuitynouncleverness, skillfulness, imagination, good thinking, inventiveness, resourcefulness
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inventorynouna listing of objects or items as in goods, stock, or merchandise
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Interdisciplinary teams An interdisciplinary field is a field of study that crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines or schools of thought, as new needs and professions have emerged.
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Jackalsnoun
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jingoisticI'm sorry to say to all the politicians out there:
jingoistic, patriotic...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr7-Qbbrwyw#t=8m49sadjectiveCountry that is characterized by extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism
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(Am) labor; (Brit)labour noun or verbwork one must do to earn a living, wage, payment
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life groundcompound noun
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Life Sequence of Valuehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w#t=48m20sProper compund noun
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life systemcompound noun
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live coordinates
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machine automationcompound nounthe use of control systems and information technologies to reduce the need for human work in the production of goods and services
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mag-lev traincompound nounMaglev (derived from magnetic levitation), is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles from magnets rather than using mechanical methods, such as friction-reliant wheels, axles and bearings.
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MalthusianProper Adj or Noun
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Market SystemProper compound noun
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measurenoun or verb
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Mechanizationnoun Mechanization or mechanisation (BE) is providing human operators with machinery that assists them with the muscular requirements of work. It can also refer to the use of machines to replace human labor or animal labor. A step beyond mechanization is automation.
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Methodology Methodology may be a description of process, or may be expanded to include a philosophically coherent collection of theories, concepts or ideas as they relate to a particular discipline or field of inquiry.
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mind-numbingnoun phrasethat which causes one to become unfeeling, uncaring, boring, uninspiring
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monetary systemcompound nounanything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or regionmedium of exchange
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money demandcompound nounthat which those who have purchacing power need, want or wish to buy
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Money Sequence of ValueProper compound noun
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money supplycompound nounIn economics, the money supply or money stock, is the total amount of money available in an economy at a particular point in time.
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more than enoughadjective (modifying) phrasethat which exceeds what is necessary or neededplenty, abundance
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mortgagenoun or verbA home buyer or builder can obtain financing (a loan or mortgage) either to purchase or secure against the property from a financial institution, such as a bank. Few individuals have enough savings or liquid funds to enable them to purchase property outright.
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multidisciplinarian
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Nature versus Nurturenoun phrasean argument about whether human behavior results from what is physically inherited (inborn) or from one's exposure to a particular culture or environment
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negative retroactioncompound noun
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Nucleation Nucleation normally occurs at nucleation sites on surfaces contacting the liquid or vapor.
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Nurturenoun the way a person is raised as a result of his/her particular culture or environment
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Paradigmnounassumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them
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Photovoltaics
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planned obsolescencenoun phrasePlanned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design is a policy of deliberately planning or designing a product with a limited useful life, so it will become obsolete or nonfunctional after a certain period of time. Planned obsolescence has potential benefits for a producer because to obtain continuing use of the product the consumer is under pressure to purchase again/
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prefabricated
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pre-stressed concretenoun phrase
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Profit Motive Anything that a business does to increase profits at the expense of the customer
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Psychosocial StressProper noun
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raw materialcompound nouna natural resource
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RBEProper nounacronym for Resource Based Economy
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Realization noun
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reinforced concretenoun phrase
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Relationship noun
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