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Afrikaans

Afrikaans

/ˈæfɹɪkˌɑːnz/
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one of the official languages of South Africa with a west Germanic root, which is also spoken in Namibia

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countenance

countenance

/ˈkaʊntənəns/
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someone's face or facial expression
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"He just had this faceless countenance almost and you were waging war with this inanimate being.

It was this dislocation that Romanticism refused to countenance.

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resemblance

resemblance

/ɹiˈzɛmbɫəns/, /ɹɪˈzɛmbɫəns/
noun
similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
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And I think you can see the resemblance.

I mean, can't you see the resemblance?!

I just want to emphasize that any resemblance between the Greco Roman and Norse mythologies are mostly coincidental.

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deviance

deviance

/ˈdiviəns/
noun
deviate behavior
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To understand where deviance comes from, we have to go back to the three major sociological paradigms.

Way back in episode 5, we touched on Emile Durkheim’s structural-functionalist approach to deviance.

His basic insight was that, since deviance is found in every society, it must serve some function.

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semblance

semblance

/ˈsɛmbɫəns/
noun
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
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How do you get a piece of that pie and still maintain a semblance of dignity?

It should have the semblance of a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Do they have any semblance of guilt?

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reliance

reliance

/ɹiˈɫaɪəns/, /ɹɪˈɫaɪəns/
noun
certainty based on past experience
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Which Volvo said results in part from heavy reliance on crash test dummies modelled on men's bodies.

And nowhere has it surged more than in the U.S. where reliance on free market forces has been strongest.

Scott Solomon: That could lead to an increased reliance on C-sections for childbirth for people living in space.

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seance

seance

/ˈseɪɑns/
noun
a meeting of spiritualists
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Seances became common in the mid 19th century.

One example of this is having a seance.

I would try burning sage or holding a seance.

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continuance

continuance

/kənˈtɪnjuəns/
noun
the act of continuing an activity without interruption

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obeisance

obeisance

/oʊˈbeɪsəns/
noun
the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person

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pittance

pittance

/ˈpɪtəns/
noun
an inadequate payment
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Working up to 14 hours a day for a pittance.

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assurance

assurance

/əˈʃʊɹəns/
noun
a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
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Giving false assurances is the worst thing one can do.

Because we're going to need the assurances that we can have challengers as well as incumbents.

He assured -- he gave you assurance to keep pushing forward.

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sustenance

sustenance

/ˈsəstənəns/
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a source of materials to nourish the body
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You're a nomad, squatting for shelter, and foraging for sustenance.

And it is sustenance for both artist and audience.

It doesn't deal with sort of empowering citizens and providing them sustenance.

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hindrance

hindrance

/ˈhɪndɹəns/
noun
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
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The main hindrance to his plans, was the meddling Fuhrer himself.

Let's talk about the unique hindrances that maybe new home buyers might face.

And to them, ice is not a hindrance.

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predominance

predominance

/pɹɪˈdɑmənəns/
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the quality of being more noticeable than anything else

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vengeance

vengeance

/ˈvɛndʒəns/
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the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
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And he was warning vengeance for Republicans who did not take his side in objecting to these results.

Again, satisfying ones ambition and ones vengeance makes you a great reality TV contestant

Even the Furies, the demonic goddesses of vengeance, wept.

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redundance

redundance

/ɹɪdˈʌndəns/
noun
the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

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nuance

nuance

/ˈnuɑns/
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a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
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And there's a whole underground of different nuances

Actually there's a lot of nuance to who hates who.

It is a nuance, obviously.

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parlance

parlance

/ˈpɑɹɫəns/
noun
a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
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Or, in relativity parlance, position is relative.

Or, in relativity parlance, distances are absolute.

To put things in the vulgar common parlance, I needed a job.

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ambiance

ambiance

/ˈæmbiəns/
noun
a particular environment or surrounding influence
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They make an ambiance.

Because she knows that a meal isn't really about the food or the wine or the ambiance.

It's not ambience, very quiet YouTubers that I listen to for ambiance.

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abeyance

abeyance

/əˈbeɪəns/
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temporary cessation or suspension
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And McConnell holds his leverage in abeyance for moments of maximum impact.

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