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  • 81 Slow reading — is the intentional reduction in the speed of reading, carried out to increase comprehension or pleasure. The concept appears to have originated in the study of philosophy and literature as a technique to more fully comprehend and appreciate a… …

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  • 82 John Preston (clergyman) — John Preston D.D. (1587 1628) was an English puritan minister of the church, and master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.UpbringingJohn Preston was the son of Thomas Preston, a farmer, was born at Upper Heyford in the parish of Bugbrook,… …

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  • 83 Donald C. Paup — (born 1939) is a former American badminton player who won national and international titles from the mid 1960s to the early 1980s.[1] Primarily a doubles specialist, he was known for his quick racket and tactical astuteness. He was ranked first… …

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  • 84 Paul Whetnall — is a former world class badminton player from England who won national and international titles between 1968 and 1980. His play was notable for its shot making accuracy and tactical astuteness. In his most successful season, 1975 1976, Whetnall… …

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  • 85 James H. Young — (1860 1921) was an African American politician in North Carolina.Young was born in 1860 near Henderson, North Carolina to a slave woman and a prominent white man. Educated at Shaw University, Young was hired to work in the office of Colonel J. J …

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  • 86 Bandid Jaiyen — is a former badminton player who won numerous Thai national titles and also excelled internationally between the late 1960 s and the early 1980 s. Thailand s leading singles player for a decade, the diminutive Jaiyen performed exceptionally well… …

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  • 87 urban planning — n. the study or profession dealing with the growth and functioning of cities and towns, including environmental concerns, zoning, the infrastructure, etc. urban planner n. * * * Programs pursued as a means of improving the urban environment and… …

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  • 88 astute — astutely, adv. astuteness, n. /euh stooht , euh styooht /, adj. 1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis. 2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts. [1605… …

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  • 89 John XXIII — (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) 1881 1963, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1958 63. * * * orig. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli born Nov. 25, 1881, Sotto il Monte, Italy died June 3, 1963, Rome Pope (1958–63). He studied theology in Rome, was ordained a priest in …

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  • 90 perspicacity — /perr spi kas i tee/, n. 1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration. 2. Archaic. keen vision. [1540 50; earlier perspicacite < LL perspicacitas sharpness of sight, equiv. to perspicaci (s. of perspicax sharp… …

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  • 91 policy — policy1 /pol euh see/, n., pl. policies. 1. a definite course of action adopted for the sake of expediency, facility, etc.: We have a new company policy. 2. a course of action adopted and pursued by a government, ruler, political party, etc.: our …

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  • 92 wit — wit1 /wit/, n. 1. the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. 2. speech or writing showing such perception and expression. 3. a person having or noted for such perception… …

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  • 93 Borgia, Cesare — later duc de Valentinois born с 1475/76, probably Rome died 1507, near Viana, Spain Italian military leader, illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, and brother of Lucrezia Borgia. He was made archbishop of Valencia (1492) and cardinal (1493).… …

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  • 94 Jackson, Andrew — born March 15, 1767, Waxhaws region, S.C. died June 8, 1845, the Hermitage, near Nashville, Tenn., U.S. Seventh president of the U.S. (1829–37). He fought briefly in the American Revolution near his frontier home, where his family was killed in… …

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  • 95 Yuan Shikai — or Yüan Shih kai born Sept. 16, 1859, Xiangcheng, Henan province, China died June 6, 1916, Beijing Chinese army leader and first president of the Republic of China (1912–16). He began his military career serving in Korea in the 1880s. In 1885 he… …

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  • 96 Bailey, James A — ▪ American circus impresario original name  James Anthony McGinnes  born July 4, 1847, Detroit died April 11, 1906, Mt. Vernon, New York, U.S.       U.S. impresario credited with the great success of the Barnum & Bailey Circus.       As a boy,… …

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  • 97 Farnese, Alessandro, duke of Parma and Piacenza — ▪ regent of The Netherlands Introduction Italian in full  Alessandro Farnese, duca di Parma e Piacenza  born Aug. 27, 1545, Rome [Italy] died Dec. 3, 1592, Arras, France  regent of the Netherlands (1578–92) for Philip II, the Habsburg king of… …

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  • 98 Nilus Of Ancyra, Saint — ▪ Greek abbot also called  Nilus The Ascetic   died c. 430, , Ancyra, Galatia; feast day November 12       Greek Byzantine abbot and author of extensive ascetical literature that influenced both Eastern and Western monasticism. He also… …

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  • 99 Thai literature —       body of writings of the Thai (Siamese) people, historically fostered by the kings, who themselves often produced outstanding literary works.       The earliest literature, that of the Sukhothai period (13th to mid 14th century), survives… …

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  • 100 X Club — ▪ British science organization       private scientific dining club of Victorian London, remarkable for the power that its nine members exerted on the scientific and cultural climate of late 19th century England.       Dining clubs were common in …

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