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nepotism

nepotism

/ˈnɛpəˌtɪzəm/
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favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
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Trump's nepotism and corruption were fat targets.

The current President has redefined nepotism.

Unfortunately, even the military hierarchy is not insulated from nepotism.

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realism

realism

/ˈɹiəɫɪzm/
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a literary or artistic style that gives a lifelike representation of people, events, and objects
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But, you don’t have to dig very deep into moral realism before you run into trouble.

But still, most people you know including yourself are committed to some form of moral realism.

That's where the realism stops.

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aphorism

aphorism

/ˈæfɝˌɪzəm/
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a concise and memorable expression that contains a general truth or principle
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That's a aphorism for ODing.

In pop-culture, references to Bob Ross and his aphorisms are everywhere.

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pessimism

pessimism

/ˈpɛsəˌmɪzəm/
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the negative quality of having doubts about the future and expect the worst possible outcomes
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And so during the financial crisis when there was maximum pessimism, we were buying our favored names.

So it seems that people may be genetically susceptible to pessimism.

Optimism and pessimism is what happens after the problem.

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mannerism

mannerism

/ˈmænɝˌɪzəm/
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a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
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He often wrote down their physical descriptions and mannerisms, and wrote stories about them.

The person may have unusual mannerisms.

So what you do is you match the other person's posture and mannerism.

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truism

truism

/ˈtɹuɪzəm/
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a self-evident truth or axiomatic statement that does not worth mentioning, used as a literary device
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Well, the idea goes back to a truism that we’ve talked about before:

Although this truism may be a myth of the 20th/21st century.

It's a truism that is hard to act upon if you're an investor.

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americanism

americanism

/əˈmɛɹɪkəˌnɪzəm/
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a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens
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Right, it's like- - It's excessive Americanism.

And it was basically that all Americans assimilated into a kind of civic religion that was Americanism.

But for those who already suspected Chaplin of anti-Americanism, this was fuel for the fire.

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altruism

altruism

/ˈæɫtɹuˌɪzəm/
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the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
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Cook's altruism even applies to his future financial plans.

It's actually mostly a book about altruism, snuggling if you wish to put it that way.

Altruism has two main evolutionary roots.

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plagiarism

plagiarism

/ˈpɫeɪdʒɝˌɪzəm/
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the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
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The filmmakers were then sued for plagiarism by a prominent moon landing truther named Bill Casing.

Well I'm going to argue that the reason is not plagiarism.

Now we're talking about practice here, not plagiarism.

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ventriloquist

ventriloquist

/vɛntɹˈɪləkwˌɪst/
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a performer who projects the voice into a wooden dummy
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Reading 24 Peter was a ventriloquist.

I keep thinking it's like ventriloquist or it is like a new edge.

Don't tell anybody about the ventriloquist dummy we're ahead of you.

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zeitgeist

zeitgeist

/ˈtsaɪtˌɡaɪst/
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the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation
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He could go left and chase the political zeitgeist of the base.

But in these spaces, in these interruptions, priests like Kashi not only are informed by the zeitgeist.

I think every President does try to capture the zeitgeist of the nation.

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fatalist

fatalist

/ˈfeɪtəɫɪst/
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anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
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I'm a fatalist.

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lobbyist

lobbyist

/ˈɫɑbiəst/
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someone who attempts to persuade politicians to agree or disagree with a law being made or changed
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and I work as a lobbyist.

Lobbyists need to be the most trustworthy people.

Lobbyists play a major role in American policymaking.

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masochist

masochist

/ˈmæsəkɪst/
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someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
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It's like I'm a masochist.

And masochists never ask for help.

Well, at least the masochist enjoyed it the entire time.

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numismatist

numismatist

/nuˈmɪsməˌtɪst/
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a collector and student of money (and coins in particular)

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oculist

oculist

/ˈɔkjuˌɫɪst/
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a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses

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euthanasia

euthanasia

/ˌjuθəˈneɪʒə/, /ˌjuθəˈneɪʒjə/
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the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
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She was an advocate of euthanasia, and she chose chloroform over cancer, committing suicide in 1935.

But there are other cases of euthanasia to consider as well those known as voluntary euthanasia.

Today we talked about abortions in cases of fetal abnormality, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

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hernia

hernia

/ˈhɝniə/
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a condition in which part of an organ squeezes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place
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We're talking about belly-button hernias.

You develop a hernia.

When I was recovering from my hernia surgery, fun fact, I had an inguinal hernia.

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hysteria

hysteria

/hɪˈstɛɹiə/
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great excitement, anger, or fear that makes someone unable to control their emotions, and as a result, they start laughing, crying, etc.
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Taking advantage of the hysteria, Adams pushed through the Alien and Sedition Acts.

I’m not somebody who’s really prone to general mass hysteria.

There were other quick fixes for hysteria, too.

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mania

mania

/ˈmeɪniə/
noun
mental condition that causes extreme and unusual changes in one's energy level, mood, or emotions
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Perhaps the granddaddy of all bubbles was Dutch tulip mania in the 1630s.

Some patients experience mania only rarely, but when they do, it can be destructive.

The introduction of steam boats set off a mania for canal building.

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