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noun     flashback pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a very clear memory of something unpleasant or painful that happened in the past
    1. a.
      a sudden very clear memory of something that you experienced while under the influence of a drug

      an LSD flashback

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] cinema, literature a part of a book, film, or play that tells you what happened during an earlier time


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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