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A discursive writing style

A style of writing where you ramble aimlessly from one subject to another

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discomfit

the action of making someone uncomfortable

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discomfort

the feeling of being uncomfortable

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discriminating

showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

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discriminatory

containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

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draconian

of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws

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go to seed

to deteriorate

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play a waiting game

to wait and see how things develop

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go public with

to reveal details about a private concern

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drag ones heels

walk slowly or with difficulty/slow or reluctant to act

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plug security leaks

to plug potential risks in security

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suspended animation

a temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death

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a judas kiss

an act of betrayal by someone considered an ally or friend

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prefix (de)

away, off, down, not, un

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prefix(dis)

away, from, apart, not, lack of

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prefix (cur)(s)

run

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emulate

to replicate a whole system

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simulate

to replicate a type of software

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resemble

appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

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dissemble

to conceal ones true motives or to disguise

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solid

firm and stable

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stolid

unemotional

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delegate

to relay a message or someone sent to represent something

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relegate

to demote someone to a lower rank

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honorable

worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

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honorary

given as an honor without the normal duties

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venal

suseptable to bribery

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venial

a pardonable offense

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see the handwriting on the wall

to interprete signs that something bad is going to happen

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a shibboleth

a saying or custom special to a certain group

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hide ones light under the bushel

to not tell others about their talents

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a jonah

a passenger or sailor who gives bad luck to the ship

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serve two masters

to give equal support to two groups

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a behemoth

huge or monstrous

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cast pearls before swine

to give something valuable to someone who does not understand its value

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indian summer

a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn

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a bohemian

a socially unconventional person

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a dutch treat or go dutch

a meal where everyone pays for their own share

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get your irish up

cause someone to become angry

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put a little english on the ball

to throw a ball so it curves

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french leave

an abrupt and unannounced departure

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get in dutch with

to be in trouble

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an indian giver

someone who gives something and expects something back

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shilly-shally

fail to act decisively

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dillydally

to waste time

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hoity-toity

thoughtless giddy behaviour

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harum-scarum

in a wild or reckless manner

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voodoo

bewitch by or as if by a voodoo

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hocus-pocus

nonsense or sham used especially to cloak deception

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flimflam

insincere talk

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hubbub

loud confused noise from many sources

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perfunctory

carried out with minimum effort

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obdurate

stubbornly refusing to change ones opinion

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treatise

a written work dealing formally with a subject

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sedulous

involved or accomplished with careful perseverance

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probity

adherence to the highest principles

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perspicacity

of acute mental vision or discernment (understand things CLEARLY) (similar to acumen)

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acumen

keeness and depth of perception (understand and decide things quickly) (similar to perspicacity)

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overwrought

extremely exicted or elaborated to excess

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tractable

capable of being easily led taught or controlled

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expeditious

marked by speed and efficiency

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parity

the quality or state of being equal or equalivalent

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bigotry

someone who is dvoted to their prejudice

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trounce

to trash or punish severely

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amenable

readily brought to yield submit or cooperate

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derogate

to cause or seem inferior

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chicanery

deception by artful subterfurge

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eulogize

praise formally and eloquently

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