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pernicious : having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way. prone: likely to or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something, typically something regrettable or unwelcome. Hindsight bias has pernicious effects on the evaluations of decision makers. Consider low-risk surgical intervention in which an unpredictable accident occurred that caused the patient’s…

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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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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…