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learned

  

      adj  
1    having great knowledge or erudition  
2    involving or characterized by scholarship  
3    prenominal   a title applied in referring to a member of the legal profession, esp. to a barrister  
my learned friend     
  learnedly      adv  
  learnedness      n  


learned helplessness  
      n   the act of giving up trying as a result of consistent failure to be rewarded in life, thought to be a cause of depression  
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adj.
low; cheap, dirty, sluttish (as behavior and/or look)
n.
young woman who adopts a unconventional behavior and look
term largely used in the 20's to describe women who acted contrary to what was commonly expected by going out, drinking, smoking, dancing, wearing make-up etc.
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.

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