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  • 61base — base1 [bās] n. [ME < OFr bas < L basis,BASIS] 1. the thing or part on which something rests; lowest part or bottom; foundation 2. the fundamental or main part, as of a plan, organization, system, theory, etc. 3. the principal or essential… …

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  • 62dirty dog — noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible only a rotter would do that kill the rat throw the bum out you cowardly little pukes! the British call a contemptible person a git • Syn: ↑rotter, ↑ …

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  • 63git — n. Brit. sl. a silly or contemptible person. Etymology: var. of GET n. * * * I. (|)git, usu id.+V dialect variant of get II. ˈgit noun ( …

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  • 64WITNESS — (Heb. עֵד, one that has personal knowledge of an event or a fact. The evidence of at least two witnesses was required for convicting the accused (Num. 35:30; Deut. 17:6; 19:15; cf. I Kings 21:10, 13). Commercial transactions of importance took… …

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  • 65Foolish — Fool ish, a. 1. Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise. [1913 Webster] I am a very foolish fond old man. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Such as a fool would do;… …

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  • 66Insignificant — In sig*nif i*cant, a. 1. Not significant; void of signification, sense, or import; meaningless; as, insignificant words. [1913 Webster] 2. Having no weight or effect; answering no purpose; unimportant; valueless; futile. [1913 Webster] Laws must… …

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  • 67low-down — lowdown low down , low down low down a. of the most contemptible kind; contemptible; mean; base; vile; of people or the actions of people; as, a lowdown sneak thief. Syn: abject, base, despicable, low, lowdown, miserable, vile. [WordNet 1.5 +… …

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  • 68lowdown — low down , low down low down a. of the most contemptible kind; contemptible; mean; base; vile; of people or the actions of people; as, a lowdown sneak thief. Syn: abject, base, despicable, low, lowdown, miserable, vile. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC] 2.… …

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  • 69Mean — (m[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Meaner} (m[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Meanest}.] [OE. mene, AS. m[=ae]ne wicked; akin to m[=a]n, a., wicked, n., wickedness, OS. m[=e]n wickedness, OHG. mein, G. meineid perjury, Icel. mein harm, hurt, and perh. to AS.… …

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  • 70Meaner — Mean Mean (m[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Meaner} (m[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Meanest}.] [OE. mene, AS. m[=ae]ne wicked; akin to m[=a]n, a., wicked, n., wickedness, OS. m[=e]n wickedness, OHG. mein, G. meineid perjury, Icel. mein harm, hurt, and perh. to AS …

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  • 71Meanest — Mean Mean (m[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Meaner} (m[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Meanest}.] [OE. mene, AS. m[=ae]ne wicked; akin to m[=a]n, a., wicked, n., wickedness, OS. m[=e]n wickedness, OHG. mein, G. meineid perjury, Icel. mein harm, hurt, and perh. to AS …

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  • 72Paltrier — paltry pal try (p[add]l tr[y^]), a. [Compar. {Paltrier} (p[add]l tr[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Paltriest}.] [Cf. Prov. E. paltry refuse, rubbish, LG. palterig ragged, palte, palter, a rag, a tatter, Dan. pialt, Sw. palta, pl. paltor.] Mean; vile;… …

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  • 73Paltriest — paltry pal try (p[add]l tr[y^]), a. [Compar. {Paltrier} (p[add]l tr[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Paltriest}.] [Cf. Prov. E. paltry refuse, rubbish, LG. palterig ragged, palte, palter, a rag, a tatter, Dan. pialt, Sw. palta, pl. paltor.] Mean; vile;… …

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  • 74paltry — pal try (p[add]l tr[y^]), a. [Compar. {Paltrier} (p[add]l tr[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Paltriest}.] [Cf. Prov. E. paltry refuse, rubbish, LG. palterig ragged, palte, palter, a rag, a tatter, Dan. pialt, Sw. palta, pl. paltor.] Mean; vile; worthless;… …

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  • 75Pitiful — Pit i*ful, a. 1. Full of pity; tender hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic. [1913 Webster] The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. James v. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion. [1913 Webster] A… …

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  • 76Pitifully — Pitiful Pit i*ful, a. 1. Full of pity; tender hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic. [1913 Webster] The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. James v. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion. [1913… …

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  • 77Pitifulness — Pitiful Pit i*ful, a. 1. Full of pity; tender hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic. [1913 Webster] The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. James v. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion. [1913… …

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  • 78scorn — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French escharne, escar, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German scern jest Date: 13th century 1. open dislike and disrespect or derision often mixed with indignation 2. an expression of contempt… …

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  • 79scurvy — I. noun Etymology: 2scurvy Date: circa 1565 a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C and characterized by spongy gums, loosening of the teeth, and a bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes II. adjective Etymology: scurf Date: 1579 arousing… …

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  • 80Jedwabne pogrom — The Jedwabne pogrom (pronounced [jɛdˈvabnɛ]) of July 1941 during German occupation of Poland, was a massacre (pogrom) of at least 340[1] Polish Jews of all ages. These are the official findings of the Institute of National Remembrance, confirmed… …

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