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  • 101Definitions of mathematics — Mathematics has no generally accepted definition. Different schools of thought, particularly in philosophy, have put forth radically different definitions. All are controversial. Contents 1 Survey of leading definitions 1.1 Early definitions 1.2… …

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  • 102Mick Mannock — Edward Mannock Nickname Mick Born May 24, 1887 …

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  • 103Orlando Bridgeman (RAF officer) — Orlando Clive Bridgeman Nickname Bridget Born 1898 Donnington, Shropshire, England Died 21 December 1931 London, England …

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  • 104workmanlike — work‧man‧like [ˈwɜːkmənlaɪk ǁ ˈwɜːrk ] adjective a workmanlike piece of work has been done in a careful, skilful way: • All work is to be executed in a workmanlike manner, in accordance with the relevant drawings and specifications. * * *… …

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  • 105diplomacy — noun 1 managing international relations ADJECTIVE ▪ careful, shrewd ▪ clever, deft, effective, skilful/skillful ▪ It will take deft diplomacy to sustain the fragile momentum …

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  • 106close — close1 W1S1 [kləuz US klouz] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shut)¦ 2¦(move parts together)¦ 3¦(shut for period of time)¦ 4¦(stop operating)¦ 5¦(end)¦ 6 close an account 7¦(in money markets)¦ 8 close a deal/sale/contract etc 9¦(offer finishes)¦ …

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  • 107deft — [deft] adj written [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: daft] 1.) a deft movement is skilful, and often quick ▪ He sketched her with quick, deft strokes. ▪ deft footwork 2.) skilful at doing something ▪ his deft chairmanship of the company >deftly adv… …

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  • 108footwork — foot|work [ˈfutwə:k US wə:rk] n [U] 1.) skilful use of your feet when dancing or playing a sport good/neat/fancy etc footwork ▪ The England keeper revealed some fancy footwork in the victory over Nottingham Forest. 2.) skilful methods that you… …

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  • 109ham-fisted — ham fist|ed [ˌhæm ˈfıstıd] adj also .ham handed informal 1.) not at all skilful or careful in the way that you deal with people = ↑inept ▪ They made several ham fisted attempts to spy on her. 2.) not at all skilful with your hands = ↑clumsy …

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  • 110handicraft — hand|i|craft [ˈhændikra:ft US kræft] n also craft [C usually plural] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: handcraft handicraft (10 21 centuries), on the model of handiwork] 1.) an activity such as sewing or making baskets, in which you use your hands in a… …

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  • 111inept — in|ept [ıˈnept] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: inepte, from Latin ineptus, from aptus; APT] not good at doing something ≠ ↑capable, skilful ↑skilful ▪ inept leadership ▪ He was criticized for his inept handling of the problem.… …

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  • 112manoeuvre — ma|noeu|vre1 BrE maneuver AmE [məˈnu:və US ər] n 1.) a skilful or careful movement that you make, for example in order to avoid something or go through a narrow space ▪ A careful driver will often stop talking before carrying out a complex… …

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  • 113sleight of hand — [ˌslaıt əv ˈhænd] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: sleight skill, trick (13 20 centuries) from Old Norse slœgth, from slœgr; SLY] 1.) the use of quick and skilful movements with your hands when doing a magic trick, so that people cannot understand …

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  • 114clever — adjective (cleverer, cleverest) 1》 quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas.     ↘skilful; adroit. 2》 [with negative] Brit. informal healthy or well: I didn t feel too clever. Phrases too clever by half informal annoyingly proud of… …

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  • 115pretty — adjective (prettier, prettiest) 1》 attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful. 2》 informal used ironically to express displeasure: he led me a pretty dance. adverb informal to a moderately high degree; fairly. noun (plural… …

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  • 116trick — noun 1》 a cunning or skilful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone.     ↘a mischievous practical joke.     ↘a skilful act performed for entertainment.     ↘an illusion: a trick of the light.     ↘[as modifier] intended to mystify or …

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  • 117ace — 1 noun (C) 1 a playing card with a single spot on it, which usually has the highest value in a game: the ace of hearts 2 have an ace up your sleeve to have a secret advantage which could help you to win or be successful 3 hold all the aces to… …

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  • 118close — 1 verb 1 SHUT (I, T) to shut something so that there is no longer a space or hole, or to become shut in this way: Ann closed her book and stood up. | close a door/window/gate: Would you mind if I closed the window? | close the… …

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  • 119deft — adjective 1 a deft movement is skilful, and often quick: With one deft movement, she flipped the pancake over. 2 skilful at doing something: a deft political operator deftly adverb deftness noun (U) …

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  • 120great — /greIt/ adjective VERY GOOD 1 spoken a) very good; excellent: We had a great time at the fair. | You can come after all? Great! | It s great to see you again! b) used when you really think that something is not good, satisfactory or enjoyable at… …

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