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  • 41 Absurd — Ab*surd ([a^]b*s[^u]rd ), a. [L. absurdus harsh sounding; ab + (prob) a derivative fr. a root svar to sound; not connected with surd: cf. F. absurde. See {Syringe}.] Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; …

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  • 42 Beck v. Eiland-Hall — WIPO headquarters in Geneva Court World Intellectual Property Organization Full case name Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. and Glenn Beck v. Isaac Eiland Hall …

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  • 43 absurd — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, foolish, silly, laughable, crazy, irrational, senseless, pointless, meaningless, nonsensical, illogical, unreasonable, self contradictory, impossible, implausible, outlandish,… …

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  • 44 absurd — adjective what an absurd idea! Syn: preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, risible, idiotic, stupid, foolish, silly, inane, imbecilic, insane, harebrained, cockamamie; unreasonable, irrational, illogical …

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  • 45 foolish — 1 *simple, silly, fatuous, asinine Analogous words: idiotic, imbecilic, moronic (see corresponding nouns at FOOL) Contrasted words: intelligent, clever, quick witted, bright, smart 2 Foolish, silly, absurd, preposterous, as applied to a person,… …

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  • 46 Captain Underpants — The first Captain Underpants book. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey is a series of American children s books about two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, and the aptly named superhero they accidentally create by hypnotizing their… …

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  • 47 I, Ludicrous — is a two piece popular music ensemble formed in London in 1985 by John Procter (b. 1957) and David Rippingale ( Will Hung ) (b. 1956). The band sprang to notoriety at the end of 1987 when their debut flexi release ( Preposterous Tales ) reached… …

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  • 48 Stipulatio — was the basic form of contract in Roman law. It was made in the format of question and answer. The precise nature of the contract was disputed, as can be seen below.CapacityIn order to contract parties must have intellectus (understanding) and… …

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  • 49 absurd — absurdly, adv. absurdness, n. /ab serrd , zerrd /, adj. 1. utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false: an absurd explanation. n. 2. the quality or condition of existing …

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  • 50 cockeyed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cross eyed, strabismic; slang, drunk (see drinking), twisted. See vision, distortion. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Tilted] Syn. crooked, awry, askew, twisted; see crooked 1 , oblique 1 . 2. [Foolish]… …

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  • 51 ridiculous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. laughable, absurd, preposterous. See absurdity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ludicrous, absurd, laughable; see absurd , funny 1 . See Synonym Study at absurd . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.… …

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  • 52 unreasonable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. irrational, illogical, absurd, senseless, preposterous, ridiculous; immoderate, excessive, extravagant, exorbitant; stubborn, obstinate. See folly, imagination, changeableness, dearness. II (Roget s …

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  • 53 absurd — ab•surd [[t]æbˈsɜrd, ˈzɜrd[/t]] adj. 1) utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false 2) cvb the absurd, the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and… …

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  • 54 ri|dic´u|lous|ness — ri|dic|u|lous «rih DIHK yuh luhs», adjective. deserving ridicule; absurd; laughable: »It would be ridiculous to walk backward all the time. ╂[< Latin rīdiculōsus < rīdiculus < rīdēre to laugh] –ri|dic´u|lous|ly, adverb.… …

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  • 55 ri|dic´u|lous|ly — ri|dic|u|lous «rih DIHK yuh luhs», adjective. deserving ridicule; absurd; laughable: »It would be ridiculous to walk backward all the time. ╂[< Latin rīdiculōsus < rīdiculus < rīdēre to laugh] –ri|dic´u|lous|ly, adverb.… …

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  • 56 ri|dic|u|lous — «rih DIHK yuh luhs», adjective. deserving ridicule; absurd; laughable: »It would be ridiculous to walk backward all the time. ╂[< Latin rīdiculōsus < rīdiculus < rīdēre to laugh] –ri|dic´u|lous|ly, adverb. –ri|dic´u|lous|ness, noun.… …

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  • 57 A Midsummer Night's Dream — This article is about Shakespeare s play. For other uses, see A Midsummer Night s Dream (disambiguation). A Midsummer Night s Dream act IV, scene I. Engraving from a painting by Henry Fuseli, published 1796. A Midsummer Night s Dream is a play… …

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  • 58 Dav Pilkey — Sue Denim redirects here. For the member of Robots in Disguise, see Sue Denim (musician). Dav Pilkey Born David Pilkey March 4, 1966 (1966 03 04) (age 45) Cleveland, Ohio Pen name Sue Denim, George Beard, Harold Hutchins Occupation …

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  • 59 Jascha Heifetz — Infobox musical artist Name = Jascha Heifetz Background = non vocal instrumentalist Born = birth date|1901|2|2 flagicon|LTU Vilna, Lithuania, Russian Empire Died = death date and age|1987|12|10|1901|2|2 Los Angeles, California, USA Instrument =… …

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  • 60 Stefano Infessura — (c. 1435 ndash; c. 1500) was an Italian humanist historian and lawyer. He is remembered through his antipapal Diary of the City of Rome , a gossipy chronicle of events at Rome. He was in a position to hear everything that circulated in informed… …

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