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adjective pessimistic pronunciation in American English /ˌpesəˈmɪstɪk/
  1. thinking that the worst thing will happen in every situation
    a pessimistic assessment of the overall situation
    pessimistic about: Doctors are pessimistic about his chances of making a full recovery.

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 pessimistic pronunciation in American English /ˌpesəˈmɪstɪkli/ adverb


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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