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  • 1 compliment — com|pli|ment1 [ˈkɔmplımənt US ˈka:m ] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: Italian, from Spanish cumplimiento, from cumplir; COMPLY] 1.) a remark that shows you admire someone or something ▪ Being compared to Abba is a great compliment. ▪ Rob… …

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  • 2 The Secret Adversary — infobox Book | name = The Secret Adversary title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the first UK edition author = Agatha Christie cover artist = Ernest Akers country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre …

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  • 3 adulation — n. Flattery, cajolery, honeyed words, flummery, excessive praise, extravagant compliment, fulsome praise, over laudation, blandishment, blandiloquence, fawning, sycophancy, incense …

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  • 4 tourner — [ turne ] v. <conjug. : 1> • 980; lat. tornare « façonner au tour, tourner » I ♦ V. tr. 1 ♦ (mil. XIIIe) Façonner au tour (2.). Tourner le buis, l ivoire. (XVIe) Fig. Agencer, arranger (les mots) d une certaine manière, selon un certain… …

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  • 5 praise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. commendation, acclaim, approval, applause; eulogy; homage; benediction, thanksgiving, grace. v. t. acclaim, approve, commend, extol, eulogize, applaud; glorify, laud. See approbation, gratitude. Ant …

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  • 6 Stylistic device — In literature and writing, a stylistic device is the use of any of a variety of techniques to give an auxiliary meaning, idea, or feeling to the literal or written. Figurative Language MetaphorA metaphor is a comparison used to add descriptive… …

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  • 7 English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …

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  • 8 servir — [ sɛrvir ] v. tr. <conjug. : 14> • Xe; lat. servire « être esclave, être soumis, dévoué à » I ♦ V. tr. dir. A ♦ (Compl. personne) 1 ♦ S acquitter de certaines obligations ou de certaines tâches envers (qqn auquel on obéit, une collectivité) …

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  • 9 fête — (fê t ) s. f. 1°   Jour consacré à des actes de religion ; cérémonies par lesquelles on célèbre ce jour. •   Les trois grandes fêtes de l année, savoir celle des Azymes, celle des Semaines et celle des Tabernacles, SACI Bible, Paralip. II, VIII,… …

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  • 10 History of fashion design — The first fashion designer who was not merely a dressmaker was (Charles Frederick Worth) (1826–1895). Before the former draper set up his maison couture fashion house in Paris, fashion creation and inspiration was handled by largely unknown… …

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  • 11 science fiction — a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation in its plot, setting, theme, etc. [1925 30] * * * Fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals, or more… …

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  • 12 Prayer-Books — • A collection of forms of prayer intended for private devotion, and in so far distinct from the service books which contain the liturgical formularies used in public worship. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prayer Books      …

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  • 13 tourner — (tour né) v. a. 1°   Façonner au tour. 2°   Fig. par comparaison avec la façon d un tour, arranger d une certaine manière les mots et les pensées. 3°   Détacher en spirale l écorce d un fruit. 4°   Mouvoir en rond, circulairement. 5°   D une… …

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  • 14 Hyperbole — Hy*per bo*le, n. [L., fr. Gr?, prop., an overshooting, excess, fr. Gr. ? to throw over or beyond; ype r over + ? to throw. See {Hyper }, {Parable}, and cf. {Hyperbola}.] (Rhet.) A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident… …

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  • 15 History of painting — The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre historic humans, and spans all cultures. The history of painting represents a continuous, though disrupted, tradition from Antiquity. Across cultures, and spanning continents and… …

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  • 16 Daniel Webster — For other people named Daniel Webster, see Daniel Webster (disambiguation). Daniel Webster 14th and 19th United States Secretary of State In office …

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  • 17 Madonna (entertainer) — Madonna …

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  • 18 Christina Aguilera — This article is about the singer and actress. For her album, see Christina Aguilera (album). For Thailand singer, see Christina Aguilar. Christina Aguilera …

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  • 19 Thomas Hope (1769–1831) — Henry Thomas Hope (30 August 1769 ndash; 3 February 1830/1831), was a British author, philosopher and art collector, best known for his novel Anastasius, a work which many experts considered a rival to the writings of Lord Byron.The eldest son of …

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  • 20 List of United States Presidential names — contains lists of nicknames, name origins, and the first, middle, and last names of each President of the United States. Most of the nicknames listed are political, such as Tricky Dick , which belonged to Richard Nixon, initialisms like T.R.… …

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