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(noun) a literary term coined by Alexander Pope to describe to describe amusingly failed attempts at sublimity (an effect of anticlimax created by an unintentional lapse in mood from the sublime to the trivial or ridiculous); adj is "bathetic"

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Dishwasher safety is the perfect bathetic note for Hohn to strike about these rubber duckies

—p.4 The Information Essay (2) by n+1
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Dishwasher safety is the perfect bathetic note for Hohn to strike about these rubber duckies

—p.4 The Information Essay (2) by n+1
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(adjective) mournful / (adjective) exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful / (adjective) dismal

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Your local café’s barista may literally depend on Bon Iver’s reedy lugubriousness to palliate a dreary job as you depend on coffee

—p.12 Wall of Sound (6) missing author
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Your local café’s barista may literally depend on Bon Iver’s reedy lugubriousness to palliate a dreary job as you depend on coffee

—p.12 Wall of Sound (6) missing author
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(noun) the act of renouncing or rejecting something; self-denial

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One radical option remains: abnegation — some “Great Refusal” to obey the obscure social injunction that condemns us to a lifetime of listening

—p.13 Wall of Sound (6) missing author
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One radical option remains: abnegation — some “Great Refusal” to obey the obscure social injunction that condemns us to a lifetime of listening

—p.13 Wall of Sound (6) missing author
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(verb) to renounce upon oath / (verb) to reject solemnly / (verb) to abstain from; avoid

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the country had abjured all available weapons for combating recession

—p.57 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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the country had abjured all available weapons for combating recession

—p.57 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly (plural: encomia). as the adjective encomiastic, means bestowing praise, eulogistic, laudatory

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Encomia to these neoliberalizing achievements were the stuff of virtually all Argentina coverage in the English-language business press of the ’90s.

—p.57 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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Encomia to these neoliberalizing achievements were the stuff of virtually all Argentina coverage in the English-language business press of the ’90s.

—p.57 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax

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Three years earlier his second wife, Eva Perón, a former actress and an impassioned champion of the working class, had succumbed to cancer and been apotheosized as a martyr of the laboring poor.

—p.62 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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Three years earlier his second wife, Eva Perón, a former actress and an impassioned champion of the working class, had succumbed to cancer and been apotheosized as a martyr of the laboring poor.

—p.62 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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(noun) evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement; equivocation / (noun) desertion of a cause, position, party, or faith

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No doubt almost any consistent economic policy and stable form of government would have served Argentina better between World War II and the Falklands debacle than constant, bloody tergiversation

i can't believe this is a word holy shit

—p.64 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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No doubt almost any consistent economic policy and stable form of government would have served Argentina better between World War II and the Falklands debacle than constant, bloody tergiversation

i can't believe this is a word holy shit

—p.64 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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when a word or phrase has multiple meanings (from Greek)

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translating one of Prynne’s poems involves committing to particular definitions of words that are intentionally polysemic

—p.89 That Room in Cambridge (73) by Emily Witt
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translating one of Prynne’s poems involves committing to particular definitions of words that are intentionally polysemic

—p.89 That Room in Cambridge (73) by Emily Witt
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(adjective) habitually complaining / (adjective) fretful whining

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a sort of querulous complicity composed of friendship, gratitude, and interest

—p.105 Making Reality Unacceptable (101) by Luc Boltanski
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a sort of querulous complicity composed of friendship, gratitude, and interest

—p.105 Making Reality Unacceptable (101) by Luc Boltanski
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(noun) a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body / (noun) a stitch made with a suture / (noun) the act or process of sewing with sutures / (noun) a uniting of parts / (noun) the seam or seamlike line along which two things or parts are sewed or united / (noun) the line of union in an immovable articulation (as between the bones of the skull) / (noun) such an articulation / (noun) a furrow at the junction of adjacent bodily parts / (noun) a line of dehiscence (as on a fruit) / (verb) to unite, close, or secure with sutures / (noun) a suture extending across the skull between the parietal and frontal bones

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With me he’s sutured the gap in his civilian life.

pretty

—p.137 Ryan Went to Afghanistan (119) missing author
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With me he’s sutured the gap in his civilian life.

pretty

—p.137 Ryan Went to Afghanistan (119) missing author
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