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    a woman who is not considered to behave according to the moral or social standards accepted by most people

    Around, around, they waltzed and wound;Some wheeled in smirking pairs;With the mincing step of a demirepSome sidled up the stairs:And with subtle sneer, and fawing leer,Each helped us at our prayers.("The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde, 1897)

    Submitted by Nikolai from Russian Federation on 01/03/2011


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

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

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