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scurvy

scurvy

/skˈɜːvi/
noun
a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
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But an anthropologist named John Speth was puzzled over how they avoided getting scurvy.

We would probably have issues with scurvy, if you think about it.

I think I have scurvy.

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covey

covey

/ˈkəvi/
noun
a small flock of grouse or partridge

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nunnery

nunnery

/ˈnənɝi/
noun
the convent of a community of nuns

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parody

parody

/ˈpɛɹədi/
noun
humorous or satirical mimicry
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Courts often hold that parody as a transformative fair use.

My family, we did Passover Broadway parody songs.

Well, the way we do it is we're writing parodies.

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hesitancy

hesitancy

/ˈhɛzɪtənsi/
noun
a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
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Vaccine hesitancy comes in numerous different flavors, I will say.

And the WHO lists vaccine hesitancy as among the ten biggest health threats to mankind.

Another group you might have heard have high hesitancy rates are Republicans, and that is also true.

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apiary

apiary

/ˈeɪpjɚɹi/
noun
a shed containing a number of beehives

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chancery

chancery

/ˈtʃænsɝi/
noun
a court with jurisdiction in equity

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finery

finery

/ˈfaɪnɝi/
noun
expensive or showy clothes and accessories, especially those worn on special occasions
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Anna was a strikingly beautiful woman who loved finery and perfection.

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consistency

consistency

/kənˈsɪstənsi/
noun
the quality of always acting or being the same way, or having the same opinions or standards
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She measures ingredients by eye and feels the mixture for consistency.

And that consistency is what helps us keep communications down to a minimum.

[Ian] So the secret to the quality of single malt is consistency.

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curtsy

curtsy

/ˈkɝtsi/
noun
bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
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You have to curtsy.

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vinery

vinery

/vˈaɪnɚɹi/
noun
a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced

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cacophony

cacophony

/kæˈkɑfəni/
noun
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
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The sky lit up in a cacophony of thunder, as the gods came to reclaim his soul.

You go back to your unit and you can hear the cacophony of noises.

I didn't like the cacophony of laughter.

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hegemony

hegemony

/hiˈdʒɛməni/
noun
the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
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We call it Latin America because, you know, European hegemony in naming things.

This continued under Pericles who was eager to keep increasing the hegemony of Athens over the Delian League.

And there's a feeling from Mr. Putin, apparently, that this is American hegemony:

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parity

parity

/ˈpɛɹəti/
noun
(physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system
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And everytime this happens, the next person in line will switch the parity they expect to see.

and it's also writing what are known as parity bits.

But we are not running parity in a conventional sense here.

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refinery

refinery

/ɹɪˈfaɪnɝi/
noun
an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance
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We moved on to oil refineries and chemical factories, learning about the unit operations behind them.

So we needed refineries, which were basically giant chemical plants.

PATRICK MCGUIRE: I'm here outside of the Shell Oil refinery, which is one of the largest refineries in the Chemical Valley.

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sobriety

sobriety

/səˈbɹaɪəti/
noun
the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
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Moments later, Brooks will also consent to a series of sobriety tests.

STEPHANIE SY: Like Brandt, not everyone will choose the path of sobriety.

It's pretty much like calling New Year's Eve sobriety night.

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casualty

casualty

/ˈkæʒəɫti/, /ˈkæʒəwəɫti/, /ˈkæʒwəɫti/
noun
someone who is killed or wounded during a war or an accident
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And you are not a casualty of anything. -

He's playing the role of a wounded Marine during a simulated casualty evacuation.

Narrator: Drill instructors designate recruits as casualties if they fail to conceal themselves during their approach.

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masonry

masonry

/ˈmeɪsənɹi/
noun
Freemasons collectively
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So I joined masonry for a few reasons.

But the weight of the extra masonry made that side sink even deeper.

If you're a teller or if you work in masonry, sometimes you can wear down your fingerprints.

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quandary

quandary

/ˈkwɑndɝi/, /ˈkwɑndɹi/
noun
a state of being perplexed or uncertain about how to proceed in a difficult situation
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Quandaries like this come up all the time when you consider the divine attributes.

And we're left in a strange quandary.

Was Asimov simply studying the implications of a human conscience trapped in a moral quandary?

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