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Why shouldn't the phrase of opinion be added to the word consensus

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Why shouldn't the phrase of opinion be added to the word consensus

Because since everyone already agrees it is normally frowned upon

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counsel

advice in general

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council

a body of people in power

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consul

an elected official

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credibility

the quality of being believable or trustworthy

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credence

the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

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credible

believable or known to be true

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creditable

worthy of praise or belief

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credibility gap

a lack of trust

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prefixes: co, col, com, con, cor

together, with, completely

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panacea

a remedyfor all difficulties

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aegis

a shield with an emblem on it (normally associated with Zeus or Athena)

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stigma

a mark of shame or discredit

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dogma

something held as an established opinion

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catharsis

purification or release of emotion

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hubris

being prideful or overly confident

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apotheosis

the perfect example of something

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charisma

having charm

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etc.

et cetera- a number of unspecified additional persons or things

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q.v.

quad vide- which see

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ibid.

ibidem- in the same place

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loc. cit.

loco citata- in the place cited

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p.s.

post script- an additional remark

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e.g.

exempli gratia- for example

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i.e.

id est- that is

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s.c.

scilicet- it is permitted to know

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ca. or c.

circa- approximately

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viz.

videlicet- it is permitted to see

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fl.

floruit- flourished

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vs.

versus- against

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NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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NOW

National organization for women

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SEATO

Southeast Asia treaty organization

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VISTA

Volunteers in service to America

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NIMBY

Not in my backyard- when you approve of something but don't want it close to you (ex. I want a new airport but not in my town.)

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AWOL

Absent without leave

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OPEC

Organization of Petroleum exporting countries- Baghdad organization

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SALT

Strategic arms limitation talks

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Radar

Radio detection and ranging

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Scuba

Self contained underwater breathing apparatus

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Sonar

sound navigation and ranging

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laser

light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation

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idealist

unrealistically aiming for perfection

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pragmatist

a person who is guided by more practical choices than ideals

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misanthrope

someone who dislikes humankind

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egotist

a conceited and self-centered person

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realist

a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

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egaltarian

someone who believes everyone is equal

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misogynist

a misanthrope who dislikes women in particular

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humantarian

concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare

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altruist

someone who is unselfish to a point where they hurt themselves

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fundamentalist

a person who believes in the strict literal interpretation of anything

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pessimistic

of, relating to, or characterized by pessimism (an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome)

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wiry

very thin but strong and muscular

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impugn

to assail by words or arguments : oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity

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savant

a person with specialized knowledge in a field

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lanky

ungracefully tall and thin

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wanting

not being up to standards or expectations

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laudable

worthy of praise : COMMENDABLE

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maven

an experienced or knowledgeable person

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transcendent

exceeding usual limits : SURPASSING

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derisive

expressing or causing contemptuous ridicule or scorn : expressing or causing derision

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scrawny

exceptionally thin and slight or meager in body or size

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skeptical

relating to, characteristic of, or marked by skepticism (an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object)

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perfunctory

lacking in interest or enthusiasm, characterized by routine or superficiality : MECHANICAL

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gaunt

excessively thin and angular

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peccant

of a person to commit a sin or an offense

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connoisseur

someone with informed and discriminating judgement especially in art literature and taste

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consensus

general agreement in feeling or belief

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construe

to analyze explain interpret or understand

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consummate

complete or perfect in the highest degree

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copious

large in number or quantity

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corpulent

fat and bulky

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corroborate

to confirm the truth or accuracy of

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criterion

a standard or principal on which to base judgement or decision

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crucial

at a point that will determine the final outcome; of supreme importance

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culpable

at fault; blameworthy

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cursory

hasty and superficial

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curtail

to shorten or reduce

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cynical

believing the worst of human nature and motives

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