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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a person who looks at what is happening in society and picks up and describes the latest trends

    Diary of a trendspotter

    Paris fashion week autumn 2008 Sunday best

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    Cacharel are named after a duck local to the Camargue so it's appropriate that for their 50th birthday show design duo Eley Kishimoto went back to their roots with a bird-themed show.

    Kate Carter, trendspotter extraordinaire, started her day at Cacharel noting a certain nautical look teamed with bird prints.

    Submitted by Pedro from Peru on 04/11/2009


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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