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    an event or factor that creates a contradiction or difficulty in a piece of reasoning

    Studies assessing changes in dopamine release during chronic neuroleptic treatment ... have been inconsistent. This may be due to methodological differences between studies, the invasive nature of these procedures, or other confounds.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/03/2013

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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