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Bleak: (of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements. Synonyms: bare, exposed, desolate, stark, desert, lunar, open, empty, windswept, treeless Unravel: undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads). Climate scientists offer a similarly bleak view, fearing that Trump will quickly unravel President Barack Obama’s legacy and that “the world, then, may have…

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  trotting: (with reference to a horse or other quadruped) proceed or cause to proceed at a pace faster than a walk, lifting each diagonal pair of legs alternately. Synonyms: run, jog. If it notices that your goal was to go running every morning at 5am but then notices that you never start trotting until 7am…

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  plausibility: probability, possibility, likelihood, chance, odds The evaluation of plausibility and coherence does not suggest an answer to the probability question. plausibility: olasılık, makul olma, akla yakınlık Akla yakınlık ve tutarlılık değerlendirilmesi olasılık sorusu için bir cevap önermez. You can share it!!

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arbitrary: based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system. rationing: allow each person to have only a fixed amount of (a particular commodity). ploy: a cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage.     Anchoring effects explain why, for example, arbitrary rationing is an effective marketing ploy.…

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By now you should be convinced that anchoring effects-sometimes due to priming, sometimes to insufficient adjustment-are everywhere. The psychological mechanisms that produce anchoring make us far more suggest-people who are willing and able to exploit our gullibility. gullibility – credulousness In Turkish: gullibility – saflık Şimdiye kadar çapa etkilerinin- bazen ateşleme, bazen yetersiz düzeltmeler nedeniyle-her…

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Only much later did men encase their legs in a single bifurcated garment, trousers. For women the legs were enveloped in long skirts, with no bifurcated garment of any kind worn until the mid nineteenth century. The gender division of dress was thus much more pronounced than in Near Eastern dress, with garments of entirely…

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An intention to answer one question evoke another, which was not only superfluous but actually detrimental to the main task. superfluous: unnecessary, especially through being more than enough. detrimental: tending to cause harm. In Turkish: detrimental :zararlı superfluous: gereğinden fazla, fazla, bol bol Bir soruyu cevaplama niyeti sadece fazla değil ama ana görev için zararlı…

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The tendency to like (or dislike) everything about a person including things you have not observed – is known as the halo effect. You meet a woman named Joan at a party and find her personable and easy to talk to. Now her name comes up as someone who could be asked to contribute to…

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The exertion of self-control is depleting and unpleasant. Unlike cognitive load, ego depletion is at least in part a loss of motivation. Exertion: physical or mental effort. To deplete : use up the supply or resources of.     In Turkish: To deplete :tüketmek, kurutmak, boşaltmak, azaltma Exertion: emek, çaba, gayret, sarfetme, zahmet Kendini kontrol etme çabası tüketci ve sıkıcı.…

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    Stifle – restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion). Stamina – the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.   In a typical demonstration, participants who are instructed to stifle their emotional reaction to an emotionally charged film will later perform poorly on a test of physical stamina –…