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stratum

stratum

/ˈstɹætəm/
noun
an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
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This allows for evaluation of the exposure-outcome association within each stratum of the confounder.

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conundrum

conundrum

/kəˈnəndɹəm/
noun
a confusing question or a difficult problem
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This conundrum is called the Twins Paradox, and I'll explain the solution to it in my next video.

It’s a tricky situation altogether, and a real ethical conundrum.

There is no better exemplification of the conundrum posed by Arnold than the Boot Monument.

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addendum

addendum

/əˈdɛndəm/
noun
a section of additional material that is usually added at the end of a book
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If you sign the addendum and you're there, you're in the sequel.

And one addendum I want to put in here about Justice Marshall--

But then the next day, they added the addendum that she was in labor while walking the runway.

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bacterium

bacterium

/bækˈtɪɹiəm/
noun
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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So inside the bacterium there isn’t a lot of oxygen, but a lot of carbon dioxide.

The bacterium has a lot of outsides, while the whale has a lot of insides.

The oxygen our bacterium needs would never reach the inside before it would run out of oxygen.

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emporium

emporium

/ˌɛmˈpɔɹiəm/
noun
a large retail store selling various goods, or a particular type of goods
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It's like a creepy doll emporium.

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wampum

wampum

/ˈwɑmpəm/
noun
small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency
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And he sent us down a wampum as a traditional request for us to visit them.

And non-indians made wampum belts.

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pendulum

pendulum

/ˈpɛndʒəɫəm/
noun
a device with a long thin bar and a weight at the end that swings side to side to keep a clock working
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Say, a simple pendulum.

OK I think it's gonna act like the pendulum.

And when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, it will go back.

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proscenium

proscenium

/pɹəsˈiːniəm/
noun
the wall separating the audience and the stage in a theater hall, including the arch on its top

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oakum

oakum

/ˈoʊkəm/
noun
loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships

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datum

datum

/ˈdætəm/, /ˈdeɪtəm/
noun
an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
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So this is your datum.

Does that become your datum?

And as with datum, there isn't really a regular plural form for criteria.

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compendium

compendium

/kəmˈpɛndiəm/
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a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
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A COMPENDIUM OF ADVICE FOR ASPIRING PICK-UP ARTISTS IN 1st-CENTURY A.D. JUDAEA.

Bring your favorite Mythical moments and characters to life with the Mythical Coloring Book, a wild compendium of fantastical illustrations.

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opprobrium

opprobrium

/əˈpɹoʊbɹiəm/
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a state of extreme dishonor

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fulcrum

fulcrum

/ˈfʊɫkɹəm/
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the pivot about which a lever turns
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Every lever consists of three main components: the effort arm, the resistance arm, and the fulcrum.

It's got a 10 inch fulcrum distance there, one inch of movement.

And that something is called a fulcrum.

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cranium

cranium

/ˈkɹeɪˌniəm/
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(anatomy) the bone structure that surrounds and protects the brain
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It was pretty small, but that little cranium was the only piece left of this animal.

But the cranium that had captured the artist’s imagination didn’t come from a fire-breathing reptile.

These include, say, the joints between the bones that make up your cranium.

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effluvium

effluvium

/ɛflˈuːviəm/
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a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)

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millennium

millennium

/məˈɫɛniəm/
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a period of 1000 years, usually calculated from the year of the birth of Jesus Christ
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But as agriculture took off over the next few millennia, some people began consuming milk.

These had already been used in China for two millennia.

A worldview popularized millennia ago by my nemesis, Aristotle.

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moratorium

moratorium

/ˌmɔɹəˈtɔɹiəm/
noun
suspension of an ongoing activity
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Lawmakers include a measure to extend the moratorium on evictions.

Congress must first implement a national moratorium on the use of the technology.

A national moratorium on evicting renters during the pandemic will stay in effect for now.

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encomium

encomium

/ɛnˈkɔˌmɪəm/
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a formal expression of praise

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asylum

asylum

/əˈsaɪɫəm/
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a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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According to international law, if you arrive at the border seeking asylum, you are legally allowed a hearing.

They have a legal right to seek asylum.

So I came to see what asylum in Guatemala looks like.

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nostrum

nostrum

/nˈɑːstɹəm/
noun
patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable

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