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adjective     secondhand pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    owned or used by someone else before you

    secondhand books/clothing

  2. 2
    heard from someone who was not directly involved in a situation

    We haven’t seen Joyce since the accident. All our information is secondhand.

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     secondhand pronunciation in American English

We only learned about her divorce secondhand.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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