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    in an online conversation, to repeatedly ask a person questions or make comments which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

    I keep quiet for a number of reasons, but it's primarily out of fear. Fear of uttering an opinion only to be sea lioned into circular debates that feel engineered more to exhaust than to enlighten.

    Submitted by Kerry on 25/08/2015
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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