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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    fiction, usually published online, based around a same-sex sexual relationship between two existing characters who are not sexually linked in the original works, for example Captain Kirk and Mr Spock from Star Trek

    It's not always easy to find read-worthy slash fiction on the net.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/07/2014


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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