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  • 61Sneaking — Sneak Sneak (sn[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneaked} (sn[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneaking}.] [OE. sniken, AS. sn[=i]can to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. sn[=i]kja to hanker after.] 1. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to… …

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  • 62Subservience — Sub*serv i*ence, Subserviency Sub*serv i*en*cy, n. The quality or state of being subservient; instrumental fitness or use; hence, willingness to serve another s purposes; in a derogatory sense, servility. [1913 Webster] The body wherein appears… …

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  • 63Subserviency — Subservience Sub*serv i*ence, Subserviency Sub*serv i*en*cy, n. The quality or state of being subservient; instrumental fitness or use; hence, willingness to serve another s purposes; in a derogatory sense, servility. [1913 Webster] The body… …

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  • 64Sycophancy — Syc o*phan*cy, n. [Cf. L. sycophantia deceit, Gr. ? false accusation.] The character or characteristic of a sycophant. Hence: [1913 Webster] (a) False accusation; calumniation; talebearing. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] (b) Obsequious flattery; …

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  • 65Vernility — Ver*nil i*ty, n. [L. vernilitas.] Fawning or obsequious behavior; servility. [R.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 66brownnose — transitive verb Etymology: from the implication that servility is equivalent to having one s nose in the anus of the person from whom advancement is sought Date: circa 1939 to ingratiate oneself with ; curry favor with • brownnose noun •… …

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  • 67parasite — noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin parasitus, from Greek parasitos, from para + sitos grain, food Date: 1539 1. a person who exploits the hospitality of the rich and earns welcome by flattery 2. an organism living in, with, or on another… …

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  • 68servile — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French servil, from Latin servilis, from servus slave Date: 15th century 1. of or befitting a slave or a menial position 2. meanly or cravenly submissive ; abject Synonyms: see subservient •… …

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  • 69subservience — noun Date: circa 1676 1. a subservient or subordinate place or function 2. obsequious servility …

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  • 70subservient — adjective Etymology: Latin subservient , subserviens, present participle of subservire Date: circa 1626 1. useful in an inferior capacity ; subordinate 2. serving to promote some end 3. obsequiously submissive ; truckling • subserviently adverb …

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  • 71crawl — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse krafla Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to move slowly in a prone position without or as if without the use of limbs < the snake crawled into its hole > 2. to move or progress slowly or&#8230; …

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  • 72cringe — I. intransitive verb (cringed; cringing) Etymology: Middle English crengen; akin to Old English cringan to yield, Middle High German krank weak Date: 13th century 1. to draw in or contract one s muscles involuntarily (as from cold or pain) 2. to&#8230; …

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  • 73fawn — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English faunen, from Old English fagnian to rejoice, from fægen, fagan glad more at fain Date: 13th century 1. to show affection used especially of a dog 2. to court favor by a cringing or flattering manner&#8230; …

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  • 74mean — I. verb (meant; meaning) Etymology: Middle English menen, from Old English mǣnan; akin to Old High German meinen to have in mind, Old Church Slavic měniti to mention Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to have in the mind as a purpose …

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  • 75Aleister Crowley — Crowley in 1906 Born Edward Alexander Crowley 12 October 1875(1875 10 12) Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England …

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  • 76African American — African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa.cite web |url=http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01 5.pdf |first=Jesse |last=McKinnon&#8230; …

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  • 77Boris Yeltsin — Yeltsin redirects here. For other uses, see Yeltsin (disambiguation). Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin Борис Николаевич Ельцин 1st President of the Russian Federation In office 25 December 1991&#160;– …

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  • 78Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 19th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE image caption = G.W.F. Hegel name = Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel birth = August 27, 1770 (Stuttgart, Germany) death = death date and&#8230; …

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  • 79Raymond Chandler — For the current Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army, see Raymond F. Chandler. Raymond Chandler Born July 23, 1888(1888 07 23) Chicago, Illinois, United States Died …

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  • 80Georg Forster — Infobox Scientist name = Georg Forster box width = image size =150px caption =Portrait of Georg Forster at age 26, by J. H. W. Tischbein, 1781 birth date = November 27 1754 birth place = Nassenhuben, Poland death date = January 10 1794 death&#8230; …

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