Trifles

  • 161fewtrils — noun plural Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1750 dialect England things of little value ; trifles …

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  • 162fussbudget — noun Date: circa 1904 one who fusses or is fussy especially about trifles • fussbudgety adjective …

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  • 163futile — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin futilis brittle, pointless, probably from fu (akin to fundere to pour) more at found Date: circa 1555 1. serving no useful purpose ; completely ineffective < efforts to&#8230; …

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  • 164intricate — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin intricatus, past participle of intricare to entangle, from in + tricae trifles, complications Date: 15th century 1. having many complexly interrelating parts or elements ; complicated < intricate&#8230; …

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  • 165minutia — noun (plural minutiae) Etymology: Latin minutiae trifles, details, from plural of minutia smallness, from minutus Date: 1782 a minute or minor detail usually used in plural …

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  • 166nugatory — adjective Etymology: Latin nugatorius, from nugari to trifle, from nugae trifles Date: 1603 1. of little or no consequence ; trifling, inconsequential 2. having no force ; inoperative Synonyms: see vain …

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  • 167peddle — verb (peddled; peddling) Etymology: back formation from peddler, from Middle English pedlere, alteration of pedder peddler Date: 1532 intransitive verb 1. to travel about with wares for sale; broadly sell 2. to be busy with trifles ; piddle …

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  • 168pettifogger — noun Etymology: probably from petty + obsolete English fogger pettifogger Date: 1576 1. a lawyer whose methods are petty, underhanded, or disreputable ; shyster 2. one given to quibbling over trifles • pettifogging adjective or noun •&#8230; …

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  • 169de minimis non curat lex — foreign term Etymology: Latin the law takes no account of trifles …

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  • 170nugae — foreign term Etymology: Latin trifles …

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  • 171fool — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French fol, from Late Latin follis, from Latin, bellows, bag; akin to Old High German bolla blister, balg bag more at belly Date: 13th century 1. a person lacking in judgment or prudence 2. a. a&#8230; …

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  • 172fritter — I. noun Etymology: Middle English fritour, from Anglo French friture, from Vulgar Latin *frictura, from Latin frictus, past participle of frigere to roast Date: 14th century a small mass of fried or sautéed batter often containing fruit or meat&#8230; …

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  • 173nonsense — I. noun Date: 1614 1. a. words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas b. (1) language, conduct, or an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense (2) an instance of absurd action 2. a. things of no importance or value&#8230; …

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  • 174trick — I. noun Etymology: Middle English trikke, from Anglo French *trik, from trikier to deceive, cheat, from Vulgar Latin *triccare, alteration of Latin tricari to behave evasively, shuffle, from tricae complications, trifles Date: 15th century 1. a.&#8230; …

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  • 175trifle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English trufle, trifle, from Anglo French trufle, triffle fraud, trick, nonsense Date: 14th century 1. something of little value, substance, or importance 2. a dessert typically consisting of plain or sponge cake often&#8230; …

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  • 176trouble — I. verb (troubled; troubling) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French trubler, from Vulgar Latin *turbulare, from *turbulus agitated, alteration of Latin turbulentus more at turbulent Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to agitate&#8230; …

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  • 177Честертон Гилберт Кит — Честертон (Chesterton) Гилберт Кит (29.5.1874, Лондон, ‒ 14.6.1936, Беконсфилд), английский писатель и мыслитель. Один из крупнейших представителей детективной литературы. С 1900 постоянно сотрудничал в газетах и журналах либерального направления …

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  • 178Честертон — (Chesterton)         Гилберт Кит (29.5.1874, Лондон, 14.6.1936, Беконсфилд), английский писатель и мыслитель. Один из крупнейших представителей детективной литературы (См. Детективная литература). С 1900 постоянно сотрудничал в газетах и журналах …

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  • 179Aegean civilization — is a general term for the Bronze Age civilizations of Greece and the Aegean. There are in fact three distinct but communicating and interacting geographic regions covered by this term: Crete, the Cyclades and the Greek mainland. Crete is&#8230; …

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  • 180Benjamin Franklin — Infobox Governor name=Benjamin Franklin width=180px height=220px caption=1777 Jean Baptiste Greuze portrait of Franklin. order=6th President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania office= term start=October 18, 1785 term end=December 1 …

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