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  • 81easy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. comfortable, restful, indolent, unconcerned, untroubled; free, unembarrassed, careless, smooth, unconstrained, natural, graceful; effortless (see facility); mild, gentle, indulgent; tractable,… …

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  • 82soft — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. supple, pliant; faint, low; kind, lenient; easy. See softness, faintness, leniency, facility. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Pliable] Syn. malleable, pliant, elastic; see flexible 1 . 2. [Soft to the… …

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  • 83indulgent — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. permissive, tolerant, easygoing, fond; see kind , lenient . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. immoderate, extravagant, excessive, *weak, intemperate, pampering, *babying, splurging, lenient, overpermissive. III (Roget s… …

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  • 84Bankruptcy Tourism — Moving to a country with more lenient insolvency laws in order to clear one’s debts. Writing for The Times of London, Helen Nugent reported on an increase in the number of foreigners seeking to declare themselves bankrupt in England: Among the… …

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  • 85lenity — [len′ətē] n. [OFr lenité < L lenitas < lenis, mild: see LENIENT] 1. the quality or condition of being lenient; mildness; gentleness; mercifulness 2. pl. lenities a lenient act SYN. MERCY …

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  • 86mildness — noun 1. good weather with comfortable temperatures • Syn: ↑clemency • Derivationally related forms: ↑clement (for: ↑clemency), ↑mild • Hypernyms: ↑good w …

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  • 87AGUNAH — (Heb. עֲגוּנָה; lit. tied, cf. Ruth 1:13), married woman who for whatsoever reason is separated from her husband and cannot remarry, either because she cannot obtain a divorce from him (see divorce ), or because it is unknown whether he is still… …

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  • 88BET HILLEL AND BET SHAMMAI — BET HILLEL AND BET SHAMMAI, two schools of exposition of the Oral Law, named after hillel and shammai who lived at the end of the first century B.C.E. and the beginning of the first century C.E. These two schools existed from the time of these… …

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  • 89HALAKHAH — DEFINITION The word halakhah (from the root halakh, to go ), the legal side of Judaism (as distinct from aggadah, the name given to the nonlegal material, particularly of the rabbinic literature), embraces personal, social, national, and… …

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  • 90ḤUMRA — (Aramaic חֻמְרָא severity or sternness ), a legal term in talmudic and halakhic literature applied to the stricter and more severe of two possible rulings in doubtful cases of ritual law and observance. The opposite of ḥumra is kulla (קֻלָּא),… …

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  • 91ISSERLES, MOSES BEN ISRAEL — (1525 or 1530–1572), Polish rabbi and codifier, one of the great halakhic authorities. His full family name, Isserel Lazarus was shortened to Isserles, but he is usually referred to as the Rema (acronym of Rabbi Moses Isserles). Isserles was born …

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  • 92PURITY AND IMPURITY, RITUAL — (Heb. וְטָהֳרָה טֻמְאָה, tumah ve toharah), a symbolic system according to which a pure person or object is qualified for contact with the Temple and related sancta (holy objects and spaces) while an impure person or object is disqualified from… …

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  • 93SABBATICAL YEAR AND JUBILEE — (Heb. שְׁמִטָּה, shemittah; יוֹבֵל, yovel). According to the Bible, during the seventh year all land had to be fallow and debts were to be remitted (Ex. 23:10–11; Lev. 25:1–7, 18–22; Deut. 15:1–11). The close of seven sabbatical cycles instituted …

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  • 94Charitable — Char i*ta*ble, a. [F. See {Charity}.] 1. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind. [1913 Webster] Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . . . . . I will speak to thee. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on …

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  • 95Lenity — Len i*ty ( t[y^]), n. [L. lenitas, fr. lenis soft, mild: cf. OF. lenit[ e]. See {Lenient}.] The state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or disposition; gentleness of treatment; softness; tenderness; clemency; opposed to {severity}… …

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  • 96leniency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1753 1. the quality or state of being lenient 2. a lenient disposition or practice Synonyms: see mercy …

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  • 97Pope Pius XII — Pius XII Papacy began 2 March 1939 Papacy ended 9 October 1958 ( 1000000000000001900000019 years, 10000000000000221000000221 days) Predecessor …

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  • 98Treaty of Versailles — otheruses4|the Treaty of Versailles of 28 June 1919, at the end of World War I|other uses|Treaty of Versailles (disambiguation) Infobox Treaty name = Treaty of Versailles long name = Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and… …

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  • 99Ukrainian language — Infobox Language name=Ukrainian nativename=українська мова ukrayins ka mova pronunciation= [ukrɑˈjinʲsʲkɑ ˈmɔʋɑ] states=See article speakers=39 million|rank=26 Spoken in= Ukraine, Moldova, Vojvodina, USA, Brazil, Portugal. familycolor=Indo… …

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  • 100Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord — Charles de Talleyrand Périgord Talleyrand by Pierre Paul Prud hon 1st Prime Minister of France In office 9 July 1815 – 26 Sept …

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