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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 09:39:00

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an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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