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  • 61 Education of the Blind — • Includes statistics and history Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Education of the Blind     Education of the Blind      …

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  • 62 Black Hawk War (1865–1872) — Black Hawk War Part of the Ute Wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars An Ute warrior and his bride in 1874, photograph by John K. Hill …

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  • 63 broken — past part of break Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. broken …

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  • 64 discursive — I (analytical) adjective a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, analytic, argumentative, deductive, dialectic, disquisitional, epagogic, inductive, inferential, interpretative, logical, ratiocinative, ratiocinatory, rational, rationalistic,… …

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  • 65 random — I adjective accidental, aimless, blind, casual, chance, cursory, designless, desultory, done without reason, fortuitous, haphazard, immethodical, incidental, indiscriminate, irregular, orderless, promiscuous, purposeless, stray, unaimed,… …

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  • 66 unconnected — I adjective absonant, alien, apart, broken, collateral, desultory, detached, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous, disengaged, disjoined, disjunctive, disparate, distinct, disunited, divided, foreign, gratuitous, inapposite, incongruous,… …

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  • 67 insult — [16] The sult of insult comes from a word that meant ‘jump’. Its source was Latin insultāre ‘jump on’, a compound verb based on saltāre ‘jump’. This was a derivative of salīre ‘jump’, source in one way or another of English assail, assault,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 68 cursory — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. hasty, superficial. See haste. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. superficial, quick, slight, desultory; see careless 1 , superficial . See Synonym Study at superficial . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

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  • 69 discursive — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. wandering, rambling, desultory, digressive. See deviation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. rambling, desultory, digressive; see verbose . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. rambling, digressive,… …

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  • 70 Changeableness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Changeableness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 changeableness changeableness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 mutability mutability inconstancy Sgm: N 1 versatility versatility mobility Sgm: N 1 instability instability unstable e …

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  • 71 Agitation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Irregular motion. < N PARAG:Agitation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 agitation agitation stir tremor shake ripple jog jolt jar jerk shock succussion trepidation quiver …

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  • 72 salient — [16] Salient is one of a large number of English words that go back ultimately to Latin salīre ‘jump’. Others include assail, assault, desultory, insult, sally, sauté, and also salacious [17], which goes back to Latin salāx ‘given to leaping on… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 73 insult — [16] The sult of insult comes from a word that meant ‘jump’. Its source was Latin insultāre ‘jump on’, a compound verb based on saltāre ‘jump’. This was a derivative of salīre ‘jump’, source in one way or another of English assail, assault,… …

    Word origins

  • 74 salient — [16] Salient is one of a large number of English words that go back ultimately to Latin salīre ‘jump’. Others include assail, assault, desultory, insult, sally, sauté, and also salacious [17], which goes back to Latin salāx ‘given to leaping on… …

    Word origins

  • 75 random — [ran′dəm] n. [ME randoun < OFr randon, violence, speed (in a randon, violently) < randir, to run violently < Frank * rant, a running, akin to OHG rinnan, to RUN] impetuous and haphazard movement: now only in at random, without careful… …

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  • 76 confused — adj. 1. same as {confounded}; as, bewildered and confused. Syn: at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, mazed, mixed up. [WordNet 1.5] 2. lacking orderly continuity. Syn: disconnected, disjointed, disordered, disorganized, desultory,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 77 Desultorily — Des ul*to*ri*ly, adv. In a desultory manner; without method; loosely; immethodically. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 78 Desultoriness — Des ul*to*ri*ness, n. The quality of being desultory or without order or method; unconnectedness. [1913 Webster] The seeming desultoriness of my method. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 79 Desultorious — Des ul*to ri*ous, a. Desultory. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 80 Dilettanteism — Dil et*tan te*ism, n. The state or quality of being a dilettante; the desultory pursuit of art, science, or literature. [1913 Webster] …

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