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  • 161nirvana — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit nirvāṇa, literally, act of extinguishing, from nis out + vāti it blows more at wind Date: 1801 1. the final beatitude that transcends suffering, karma, and samsara and is sought especially in… …

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  • 162sour grapes — noun plural Etymology: from the fable ascribed to Aesop of the fox who after finding himself unable to reach some grapes he had desired disparaged them as sour Date: 1760 disparagement of something that has proven unattainable < his criticisms&#8230; …

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  • 163desire — I. verb (desired; desiring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French desirer, from Latin desiderare, from de + sider , sidus heavenly body Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to long or hope for ; exhibit or feel desire for < desire succe …

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  • 164perfect — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English parfit, from Anglo French, from Latin perfectus, from past participle of perficere to carry out, perfect, from per thoroughly + facere to make, do more at do Date: 14th century 1. a. being entirely without&#8230; …

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  • 165pine — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīn, from Latin pinus; probably akin to Greek pitys pine Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous&#8230; …

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  • 166wish — I. verb Etymology: Middle English wisshen, from Old English wȳscan; akin to Old High German wunsken to wish, Sanskrit vāñchati he wishes, vanoti he strives for more at win Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to have a desire for (as&#8230; …

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  • 167Anthropology — This article is about the social science. For other uses, see Anthropology (disambiguation). Anthropology Fields Archaeology Biological an …

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  • 168Optical aberration — v · d · e Optical aberration …

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  • 169Bodhidharma — Bodhidharma, woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, 1887 …

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  • 170Grigori Rasputin — Infobox Person name = Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin image size = 200px caption = Grigori Rasputin birth name = birth date = birth date|1869|1|22 birth place = Pokrovskoye, Siberia death date = death date and age|1916|12|29|1869|1|22 death place =&#8230; …

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  • 171Hans Christian Andersen — Infobox Writer name = Hans Christian Andersen birthdate = birth date|1805|4|2|mf=y birthplace = Odense, Denmark deathdate = death date and age|1875|8|4|1805|4|2|mf=y deathplace = Copenhagen, Denmark occupation = novelist, short story writer,&#8230; …

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  • 172Humphrey Bogart — Infobox actor name = Humphrey Bogart imagesize = 200px caption = Photographed by Yousuf Karsh, 1946 birthname = Humphrey DeForest Bogart birthdate = birth date|1899|12|25 birthplace = New York City, New York, U.S. deathdate = death date and&#8230; …

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  • 173John Calvin — Barcelona, Spain (1554) Born Jean Cauvin 10 July 1509(1509 07 10) Noyon, Picardy, Kingdom of France …

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  • 174Laser — For other uses, see Laser (disambiguation). United States Air Force laser experiment …

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  • 175Ludwig van Beethoven — ( English IPAEng|ˈlʊdvɪg væn ˈbeɪtoʊvən; IPA de|ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːthoːfn, 16 December 1770 [Beethoven was baptized on 17 December; his date of birth usually given as 16 December is not known with certainty, but is inferred from circumstantial&#8230; …

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  • 176Luigi Pirandello — Infobox Writer name = Luigi Pirandello birthdate = birth date|1867|6|28|mf=y birthplace = Agrigento, Sicily, Italy deathdate = death date and age|1936|12|10|1867|6|28|mf=y deathplace = Bosio, Rome, Italy occupation = dramatist, author nationality …

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  • 177Mary Shelley — Richard Rothwell s por …

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  • 178Naomi Wolf — Wolf at the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival. Born Naomi Wolf November 12, 1962 (1962 11 12) (age&#160;49) San Francisco …

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  • 179Novel — For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Novell. New novels in a Oldenburg bookshop, February 2009 …

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  • 180Psychology — (from Greek gr. ψῡχή, psȳkhē , breath, life, soul ; and gr. λογία, logia ) is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. Psychologists study such phenomena as perception, cognition, emotion …

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