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  • 1 aloof — [[t]əlu͟ːf[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (disapproval) Someone who is aloof is not very friendly and does not like to spend time with other people. He seemed aloof and detached. Syn: distant Derived words: aloofness N UNCOUNT He had an air… …

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  • 2 Maximilian Voloshin — Maximilian Alexandrovich Kirienko Voloshin Maximilan Voloshin Born 1877 Kiev, present Ukraine Died 1932 Koktebel in Southern Eastern Crimea …

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  • 3 Konstantin Pobedonostsev — Konstantin Pobedonostsev. Konstantin Petrovich Pobyedonostsyev (Константин Петрович Победоносцев in Russian) (May 21, 1827 – March 23, 1907) was a Russian jurist, statesman, and adviser to three Tsars.[1] Usually regarded as a prime… …

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  • 4 Mungo Park (explorer) — For other uses, see Mungo Park (disambiguation). Mungo Park Mungo Park (explorer) Born …

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  • 5 Michał Kalecki — Keynesian economics Born 22 June 1899(1899 06 22) Łódź, Poland …

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  • 6 Moses Botarel — was a Spanish scholar who lived in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. He was a pupil of Jacob Sefardi (the Spaniard), who instructed him in the Kabbala. Moses studied medicine and philosophy; the latter, he regarded as a divine science which …

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  • 7 National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations — The National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) is a common platform of various groups and individuals committed to the cause of human rights in India. Contents 1 Encounter killings 2 Resolutions 3 NCHRO’s call for vigilant… …

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  • 8 Maksimilián Voloshin — Nombre completo Maksimilián Aleksándrovich Kirienko Voloshin Nacimiento 16 de mayo de 1877 …

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  • 9 The Carmelite Order —     The Carmelite Order     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Carmelite Order     One of the mendicant orders.     Origin     The date of the foundation of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been under discussion from the fourteenth century to …

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  • 10 Dance —    Found in Judg. 21:21, 23; Ps. 30:11; 149:3; 150:4; Jer. 31:4, 13, etc., as the translation of hul, which points to the whirling motion of Oriental sacred dances. It is the rendering of a word (rakad ) which means to skip or leap for joy, in… …

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  • 11 NAKA KANSUKE — (1885–1965)    Naka Kansuke was an author and poet from Tokyo. He studied Japanese literature at Tokyo University under Natsume Soseki, who recommended that Naka publish his memoir like novel Gin no saji (1913–14; tr. The Silver Spoon, 1956) in… …

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  • 12 abstinence — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. abstaining, abstention, abstemiousness, temperance, forbearance, denial, self denial, self control, self restraint, continence, fasting, frugality, abnegation, renunciation, avoidance, sobriety, desistance, austerity,… …

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  • 13 abstinence — n. 1. Abstaining, refraining, keeping aloof, avoidance. 2. Abstemiousness, soberness, temperance, moderation, non indulgence, self restraint, self denial …

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  • 14 sulky — [sul′kē] adj. sulkier, sulkiest [prob. < OE solcen (in comp.), idle, sluggish, pp. of seolcan, to become slack < IE base * selĝ , to let go, let loose > Sans sarjati, (he) releases] 1. showing resentment or dissatisfaction by petulant or …

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  • 15 France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …

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  • 16 international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 17 India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …

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  • 18 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 19 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 20 Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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