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Affinity

Affinity

            -a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something.

"I probably would rate it as a 1, but I have an affinity for the transformer robots."

Similar example:

  • He had a special affinity with horses.
  • He has an affinity for fine food.
  • There is a close affinity between Italian and Spanish
  • She seems to have a natural affinity with water
  • I felt a great affinity with the people of the highland.
  • Humans have a special affinity for dolphins.

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Defamation

Defamation

      - harming a person’s reputation by saying or writing things that are not true

"Johnny Depp wins his defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard as the jury awards the actor $15 million in compensatory and punitive damages."

Similar example:

  • She sued him for defamation
  • The newspaper was sued for defamation after publishing lies about a celebrity. 
  • It was a pure case of defamation because the athlete had never abused his wife.
  • The school bully was known for committing acts of defamation by spreading false stories about her targets

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Nomadic

Nomadic

-living the life of a nomad; wandering. Nomadic people (or nomads) are people who move from one place to another, instead of living in one place.

"In Mongolia the population is essentially nomadic, its wealth consisting in herds of horned cattle, sheep, horses and camels."

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  • China’s exposure to Buddhism from India in the early centuries of the first millennium had a lot to do with how India was perceived in contrast to the nomadic tribes on its frontiers.
  • Others are hunters and fishermen and are nomadic in habit.

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Intrigue

Intrigue

- very interesting because of being unusual or mysterious. / Arousing one's curiosity or interest; fascinating

"She has a really intriguing personality."

Similar example:

  • The royal palace was filled with intrigue.
  • This is a novel of intrigue.
  • I found the story rather intriguing.

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Speculation

Speculation

- the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.

"Most of the scientific community believes that, at the moment, cryonics is just speculation."

similar example:

  • there has been widespread speculation that he plans to quit
  • He dismissed their theories as mere speculation.
  • The book is just a lot of idle speculation about the future.
  • Her speculations leave many questions unanswered.
  • He lost everything in foolish land speculation.

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Plagiarism

Plagiarism

- the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

“What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.” — William Ralph Inge

Similar example:

  • there were accusations of plagiarism
  • The journal accused the professor of plagiarism.
  • Now he's in real trouble. He's accused of plagiarism.

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