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linguistics -word – wastrel


wastrel

Definition: (noun) One who wastes, especially one who wastes money; an idler or a loafer.
Synonyms: prodigal, profligate
Usage: Despite his parents’ best efforts to teach him responsibility, Sam grew up to be a wastrel who squandered his entire fortune. Discuss.
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word: dispraise


dispraise 

Definition: (noun) Disapproval; censure.
Synonyms: disparagement
Usage: Heaven forbid that she should say a syllable in dispraise of any member of that excellent family, above all, of my Lady, whom the whole world admires. Discuss.

Noam Chomsky “Profit Over People” [RARE INTERVIEW!!] “”It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste.” ― Noam Chomsky”



RARE Chomsky Interview from 1993.
Date – 04/13/1993

“It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste.” 
Noam Chomsky

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WORD: ENDEAVOR


endeavor 

Definition: (verb) Attempt by employing effort.
Synonyms: strive
Usage: The candidate promised to endeavor to improve the quality of life in the inner city, but once in office, she did nothing of the sort. Discuss.
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NEMESIS and Life in The Universe Documentary On History Channel


Nemesis

In 1984, paleontologists David Raup and Jack Sepkoski posited that mass extinction events are cyclical, happening about every 26 million years, and are often caused by large impact events—such as the asteroid that may have led to the end of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Some astronomers sought to explain the theory with Nemesis, a hypothetical companion star to the Sun about 1.5 light-years away. According to the hypothesis, how was Nemesis responsible for these extinction events? More… Discuss