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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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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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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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    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 –…

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Fin: a flattened appendage on various parts of the body of many aquatic vertebrates and some invertebrates, including fish and cetaceans, used for propelling, steering, and balancing. To resist the illusion, there is only one thing you can do: you must learn to mistrust your impressions of the length of lines when fins are attached to them.…

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Agony – extreme physical or mental suffering. shuttering – close the shutters of (a window or building). As someone who has felt, first-hand, the agony of shuttering the doors of his startup, I feel Paul’s pain. But I want to focus on what Branson, a self-made billionaire, who is more often right than wrong, said about ride-sharing…

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Proliferating – increase rapidly in numbers; multiply. Numerical simulation of chain reactions within computers initiated a chain reaction among computers, with machines and codes proliferating as explosively as the phenomena they were designed to help us understand.   In Turkish: Proliferating – çoğalmak, sayıların hızla artışı Bilgisayarların içindeki zincirleme reaksiyonların sayısal simülasyonu bilgisayarlar arasında zincirleme reaksiyonu, bizim anlamanıza yardımcı…

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Discern – perceive or recognize (something). Rotting – decompose Gazelle – a small slender antelope that typically has curved horns and a yellowish-brown coat with white underparts, found in open country in Africa and Asia. Carcass – the dead body of an animal. Ability to discern the feelings of others also protected us in a very specific way: ‘your…

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Evolve – develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form. Amid – surrounded by; in the middle of. Gradual – taking place or progressing slowly or by degrees. Abrupt – sudden and unexpected. We humans evolved to survive amid the gradual, predictable changes of the natural world, but now our livelihoods are threatened by abrupt, unpredictable…

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Scorn – feel or express contempt or derision for, despise Insurgency – rebellion, riot It sounds as if smart, highly educated people will be scorned in the coming economy – but that is not necessarily the case. Success will come through ‘recognizing the physical, cognitive, and social influences on a civilian population targeted by an insurgency’. In…