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    leaving out a repeated syllable in a word, for example saying 'itinery' instead of 'itinerary'

    Anglaland has two 'la' syllables side by side, but haplology has reduced them to one and given us the name England.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/04/2013


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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