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"Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's
 own opinion."

"Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but
 not well enough to lend to."

"Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to

"Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of
 weather we are having."

"Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen."

"Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another."

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