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embolizationthe process by which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by a material mass

oleaginousmarked by an offensively ingratiating manner or quality

pansexualsexual desire or attraction…not limited to a particular gender identity or sexual orientation

symbiotean organism living in symbiosis

Seenerddefined for English-language learners

was such anerdin college that she spent Saturday nights at the library

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, is lurking as is 21-year old Aaron Wise, who showed his tenacity by holing a chip shot on the final hole a moment after a swing and miss from thick rough beside the green.

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Arizona Republics Clay Thompson delighted readers with daily Q&A, irreverent humor,

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, one part cinephiles, and a dollop of hip-hop scene-sters.

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and newbies will likely agree that Fey and the creative team have done right by her source material. 1.

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But the impending March 31 closure of Meltdown Comics and its backroom comedy venue, the Nerdmelt Showroom, has hit L.A.s

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Dork, when used to refer to a socially awkward or inept person, is a relatively recent word: our records indicate that it first appeared in writing in the 1960s. Two of its synonyms in this sense are likewise of fairly recent vintage.Nerd(typically used of a studious species of dork) dates from the 1950s; it was coined by Dr. Seuss in his 1950 bookIf I Ran the Zoo, although not in the sense that we use today.Geekbecame synonymous withnerdin the 1950s. Prior to this, the word referred to, among other things, a carnival performer who would bite the head off a live chicken, or other small animal, as part of an act.

perhaps fromnerd, a creature in the childrens bookIf I Ran the Zoo(1950) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)

egghead,geek,highbrow,intellectual,longhair;

anti-intellectual,lowbrow,philistine;

blockhead,dolt,dope,dumbbell,dummy,dunce,fathead,half-wit,imbecile,moron,nitwit,pinhead,simpleton;

brain,genius,intellect,thinker,whiz,wizard;

:a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish clothes, hair, etc.

:a person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, etc.

a person who is socially awkward, unattractive, or not fashionable

a person who is extremely interested in technical or intellectual subjects

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