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  • 1 Eager — Ea ger, a. [OE. egre sharp, sour, eager, OF. agre, aigre, F. aigre, fr. L. acer sharp, sour, spirited, zealous; akin to Gr. ? highest, extreme, Skr. a?ra point; fr. a root signifying to be sharp. Cf. {Acrid}, {Edge}.] 1. Sharp; sour; acid. [Obs.] …

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  • 2 Muhammad — For other persons named Muhammad, see Muhammad (name). For other uses, see Muhammad (disambiguation). Prophet Muhammad Prophet, Messenger, Apostle, Witness, Bearer of Good Tidings, Warne …

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  • 3 Jehovah's Witnesses — Jehovah s Witnesses …

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  • 4 Óscar Romero — The Most Reverend  Óscar Romero Archbishop of San Salvador See San Salvador Enthroned 23 Febr …

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  • 5 Torah study — is the study by Jewish people of the Torah, Hebrew Bible, Talmud, responsa, rabbinic literature and similar works, all of which are Judaism s religious texts. Ideally within Judaism it is done for the purpose of the mitzvah ( commandment ) of… …

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  • 6 Battle of Auldearn — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Auldearn caption= partof=Wars of the Three Kingdoms date=May 9 1645 place=Auldearn, Nairn result=Royalist Victory combatant1=Royalist Irish and Highland Scots combatant2=Scots Covenanters… …

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  • 7 Churl — Churl, n. [AS. ceorl a freeman of the lowest rank, man, husband; akin to D. karel, kerel, G. kerl, Dan. & Sw. karl, Icel. karl, and to the E. proper name Charles (orig., man, male), and perh. to Skr. j[=a]ra lover. Cf. {Carl}, {Charles s Wain}.]… …

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  • 8 Impatience — Im*pa tience . [OE. impacience, F. impatience, fr. L. impatientia.] The quality of being impatient; lack of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit;… …

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  • 9 Insatiability — In*sa tia*bil i*ty, n., [L. insatiabilitas; cf. F. insatiabilite.] The state or quality of being insatiable; insatiableness. [1913 Webster] Eagerness for increase of possession deluges the soul, and we sink into the gulfs of insatiability.… …

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  • 10 Newfangly — New fan gly, adv. In a newfangled manner; with eagerness for novelty. [Obs.] Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 Ravening — Rav en*ing, n. Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion. Luke xi. 39. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Sight-seeing — Sight see ing, n. The act of seeing sights; eagerness for novelties or curiosities. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 Stockjobber — Stock job ber, n. [Stock + job.] One who speculates in stocks for gain; one whose occupation is to buy and sell stocks. In England a jobber acts as an intermediary between brokers. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 adventurous — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. disposed to seek adventure or to cope with the new and unknown < an adventurous explorer > b. innovative < an adventurous artistic style > 2. characterized by unknown dangers and risks < …

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  • 15 gentleman — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English gentilman Date: 12th century 1. a. a man of noble or gentle birth b. a man belonging to the landed gentry c. (1) a man who combines gentle birth or rank with chivalrous qualities (2) a man… …

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  • 16 joint-stock company — noun Date: 1776 a company or association consisting of individuals organized to conduct a business for gain and having a joint stock of capital represented by shares owned individually by the members and transferable without the consent of the… …

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  • 17 professionalism — noun Date: 1856 1. the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person 2. the following of a profession (as athletics) for gain or livelihood …

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  • 18 leverage — I. noun Date: 1830 1. the action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it 2. power, effectiveness < trying to gain more political leverage > 3. the use of credit to enhance one s speculative capacity II. transitive verb ( aged; aging) …

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  • 19 professional — I. adjective Date: 1606 1. a. of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession b. engaged in one of the learned professions c. (1) characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2) exhibiting a courteous,… …

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  • 20 stake — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English staca; akin to Middle Low German stake pole, and perhaps to Latin tignum beam Date: before 12th century 1. a pointed piece of wood or other material driven or to be driven into the ground as a… …

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