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British pronunciation of 

surgical

view main entry for surgical adjective  /ˈsɜː(r)dʒɪk(ə)l/
British English pronunciation: surgical
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surgically

  adverb
British English pronunciation: surgically
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gaslight

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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