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exodus (n)

A departure, usually of large numbers of people

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hegira

an exodus or migration

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arrival

the action or process of arriving

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influx

an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things

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immigration

the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country

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exotic (adj)

Foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual

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striking

attracting attention by reason of being unusual, extreme, or prominent

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indigenous

originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native

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endemic

(of a disease) regularly occurring within an area or community

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commonplace

not unusual; ordinary

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familiar

well known from long or close association

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expedient (adj & n)

a. Advantageous to one's interest or purpose.

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b. An emergency course of action; a means to an end

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opportune

well-chosen or particularly favorable or appropriate

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stratagem

a plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end

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stopgap

a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need

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exploit (v & n)

a. To use to the greatest possible advantage. often selfishly

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b. A brilliant or heroic deed

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tour de force

an impressive performance or achievement that has been accomplished or managed with great skill

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expound (v)

To explain in detail

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elucidate

make (something) clear; explain

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delineate

describe or portray (something) precisely

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summarize

give a brief statement of the main points of (something)

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synopsize

to make a synopsis of; summarize

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fabricate (v)

a. To assemble or construct from separate parts.

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b. To make up with the intention of deceiving.

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fabrication

the action or process of manufacturing or inventing something

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prefabricate

refers to a manufacturing process in which standardized parts or sections are mass-produced for shipment and assembly elsewhere. Thus, a prefabricated house is constructed out of ready-made sections that were manufactured in another place

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concoct

make (a dish or meal) by combining various ingredients

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a trumped up charge

to concoct especially with intent to deceive

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facetious (adj)

Not meant seriously; playful or humorous

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waggish

humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner

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whimsical

playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way

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droll

curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement

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serious

acting or speaking sincerely and in earnest, rather than in a joking or halfhearted manner

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grave

giving cause for alarm; serious

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earnest

resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction

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a tongue-in-cheek remark

in an ironic, flippant, or insincere way

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for real

used to assert that something is genuine or is actually the case

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facsimile (n & adj)

a. An exact copy.

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b. Reproduced exactly

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replica

an exact copy of model of something, espeically one on a smaller scale

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reproduction

the action or process of making a copy of something

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a carbon copy

a person or thing identical or very similar to another

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a chip off the old block

someone who resembles their parent inf character or appearance

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fallacy (n)

a. faulty reasoning; an error in logic

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b. a false or mistaken notion

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solecism

a grammatical mistake in speech or writing

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fathom (n & v)

a. A unit of length roughly equal to six feet and used primarily in the measurement of marine depths.

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b. To get to the bottom of; to understand.

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fathomable

capable of being penetrated or comprehended

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unfathomable

incapable of being fully explored or understood

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probe

physically explore or examine (something) with the hands or an instrument

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ferret out

to find (something, such as information) by careful searching

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fatuous (adj)

Unconsciously foolish, stupid, or absurd

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a fatuous expression on one's face

a foolish or stupid look on someone's face

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Vapid

offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging

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Ludicrous

so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous

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Judicious

having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense

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feasible (ajd)

Possible; both doable and workable

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unfeasible

inconvenient or impractical

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Feasibility

the state or degree of being easily or conveniently done

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feign (v)

To pretend or give a false appearance of

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sham

a thing that is not what it is purported to be

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sail under false colors

hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren't in order to deceive people

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a wolf in sheep's clothing

someone or something that seems to be good but is actually not good at all

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the real McCoy

the real thing; the genuine article

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felicitous (adj)

Agreeably suited to the purpose or occasion; aptly or gracefully expressed

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apropos

very appropriate to a particular situation

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unseemly

not proper or appropriate

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inept

having or showing no skill; clumsy

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ad rem

having or showing no skill; clumsy

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wide of the mark

incorrect or inaccurate

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fetish (n)

a. An object believed among primitive peoples to have magical powers.

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b. An object of unreasonably excessive attention or reverence

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tailisman

an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck

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fixation

an obsessive interest in or feeling about someone or something

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a monomaniac

a person exhibiting an exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing

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a sacred cow

an idea, custom, or institution held, especially unreasonably, to be above criticism (with reference to the Hindus' respect for the cow as a sacred animal)

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kowtow

(from China) act in an excessively subservient manner

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amuck

(from Malaysia) to rush about in a murderous frenzy

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tycoon

(from Japan) a wealthy, powerful person in business or industry

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zombie

(from Brazil ) a corpse said to be revived by witchcraft, especially in certain African and Caribbean religions

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thug

(from India) a violent, aggressive person, especially one who is a criminal

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boomerang

(from Australia) a curved flat piece of wood that can be thrown so that it will return to the thrower, traditionally used by Australian Aboriginal people as a hunting weapon

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mogul

(from Germany/Norway) an important or powerful person, especially in the motion picture or media industry

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pariah

(from Sri Lanka) an outcast

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juggernaut

(from India) a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or instit

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mumbo jumbo

(from West Africa) language or ritual causing or intended to cause confusion or bewilderment

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Syllogism

A form of deductive reasoning consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion

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Induction

the process or action of bringing about or giving rise to something

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Deduction

the action of deducting or subtracting something

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Pathetic Fallacy

the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals, especially in art and literature

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Seethe

(of a liquid) bubble up as a result of being boiled

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Quell

to thoroughly overwhelm and reduce to submission or passivity

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Mete

dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment

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Swarthy

dark-skinned

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Beckon

make a gesture with the hand, arm, or head to encourage someone to come nearer or follow

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Paranoid

unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful

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Subconscious

of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings

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