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  • 161Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

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  • 162California and Mexico — ▪ Primary Source       On December 7, 1847, in his third annual message to Congress, which is reprinted here in part, President James K. Polk reiterated the minimal territorial objectives for which the United States had originally gone to war… …

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  • 163infirm — Weak or feeble because of old age or disease. [L. in firmus, fr. in neg. + firmus, strong] * * * in·firm in fərm adj of poor or deteriorated vitality esp feeble from age * * * in·firm (in firmґ) weak; feeble, as from disease or old age …

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  • 164History of psychiatric institutions — Social alienation was one of the main themes in Francisco Goya s masterpieces, such as The Madhouse (above). The story of the rise of the lunatic asylum and its gradual transformation into, and eventual replacement by, the modern psychiatric… …

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  • 165Syracuse State School — Syracuse State Idiot Asylum on Wilbur Avenue in Syracuse, New York about 1855 The Syracuse State School was a residential facility in Syracuse, New York for mentally disabled children and adults. Founded in 1851 in Albany, New York as the New… …

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  • 166attempt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ successful ▪ abortive, botched, failed, fruitless, futile, ill fated, misguided, unsuccessful …

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  • 167wishy-washy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. washed out, anemic, colorless; weak kneed or willed, spineless, irresolute, feeble, vacillating. See insipidity, weakness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Watery] Syn. insipid, thin, diluted, weak,… …

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  • 168infirm — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Sick] Syn. decrepit, ill, anemic; see sick . 2. [Weak] Syn. delicate, faint, decrepit, feeble; see weak 1 , 2 . See Synonym Study at weak . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. weak, feeble, sick, faint, shaky, fragile,… …

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  • 169foible — (n.) 1640s, weak point of a sword blade (contrasted to forte), from Fr. foible (n.), from obsolete foible (adj.) weak, from O.Fr. foible feeble, dissimilated from L. flebilis (see FEEBLE (Cf. feeble)). Extended sense of weak point of character is …

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  • 170imbecile — (adj.) 1540s, imbecille weak, feeble (especially in reference to the body), from M.Fr. imbecile (15c.), from L. imbecillus weak, feeble (see IMBECILITY (Cf. imbecility)). Sense shifted to mental weakness from mid 18c. As a noun, feeble minded… …

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  • 171moron — (n.) 1910, medical Latin, from Greek (Attic) moron, neuter of moros foolish, dull, sluggish, stupid, probably cognate with Skt. murah idiotic. Latin morus foolish is a loan word from Greek. Adopted by the American Association for the Study of the …

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  • 172Mental Retardation —    (See also Autism.)    Mental retardation (MR) was once in the province of psychiatry, but even though the diagnosis continues to be included in DSM, the condition has now largely passed into the hands of pediatrics. MR is defined by three… …

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  • 173poor — I. a. 1. Indigent, needy, necessitous, pinched, straitened. 2. Penniless, moneyless, impecunious, destitute, distressed, poverty stricken, seedy, reduced, short of money, out of money, without a penny, out of pocket, out of cash, out at the… …

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  • 174weak — adj 1. frail, fragile, breakable, delicate; unstable, unsteady, unsubstantial; flimsy, jerry built, gimcrack, rickety, ramshackle, dilapidated, falling apart or down, tumble down, decayed, rotten. 2. feeble, puny, nonmuscular, nonathletic,… …

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  • 175ἀφαυρά — ἀφαυρός feeble neut nom/voc/acc pl ἀφαυρά̱ , ἀφαυρός feeble fem nom/voc/acc dual ἀφαυρά̱ , ἀφαυρός feeble fem nom/voc sg (attic doric aeolic) …

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  • 176ἀφαυρότερον — ἀφαυρός feeble adverbial comp ἀφαυρός feeble masc acc comp sg ἀφαυρός feeble neut nom/voc/acc comp sg …

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  • 177weak — [adj1] not strong anemic, debilitated, decrepit, delicate, effete, enervated, exhausted, faint, feeble, flaccid, flimsy, forceless, fragile, frail, hesitant, impuissant, infirm, insubstantial, irresolute, lackadaisical*, languid, languorous, limp …

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  • 178debile — adjective lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality a feeble old woman her body looked sapless • Syn: ↑decrepit, ↑feeble, ↑infirm, ↑rickety, ↑sapless, ↑weak, ↑ …

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  • 179sapless — adjective 1. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality a feeble old woman her body looked sapless • Syn: ↑decrepit, ↑debile, ↑feeble, ↑infirm, ↑rickety, ↑weak, ↑ …

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  • 180soft — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (of a substance, material, etc.) lacking hardness or firmness; yielding to pressure; easily cut. 2 (of cloth etc.) having a smooth surface or texture; not rough or coarse. 3 (of air etc.) mellow, mild, balmy; not… …

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