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{adj: Skinnerian} of or relating to B. F. Skinner or his behaviorist psychology



{adj: arduous, straining, strenuous} taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
"his final, straining burst of speed"
"a strenuous task"
"your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

{adj: cultural, ethnic, ethnical} denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
"influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
"ethnic food"

{adj: dastard, dastardly} treacherously cowardly
"the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt

{adj: diacritic, diacritical} capable of distinguishing
"students having superior diacritic powers"
"the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel

{adj: fanciful, imaginary, imagined, notional} not based on fact; dubious
"the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
"a small child's imaginary friends"
"her imagined fame"
"to create a notional world for oneself"

{adj: fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident} of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')

{adj: involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary} not subject to the control of the will
"involuntary manslaughter"
"involuntary servitude"
"an involuntary shudder"
"It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy
<-> voluntary

{adj: motiveless, unprovoked, wanton} occurring without motivation or provocation
"motiveless malignity"
"unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt

{adj: mounted} decorated with applied ornamentation; often used in combination
"the trim brass-mounted carbine of the ranger"- F.V.W.Mason

{adj: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened} lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
"the old woman's shriveled skin"
"he looked shriveled and ill"
"a shrunken old man"
"a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
"he did well despite his withered arm"
"a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

{adj: temporal} not eternal
"temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

{adj: veridical, real} coinciding with reality
"perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson

{adv: inversely, reciprocally} in an inverse or contrary manner
"inversely related"
"wavelength and frequency are, of course, related reciprocally"- F.A.Geldard

{n: Appleton layer, F layer, F region} the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission

{n: Banting, F. G. Banting, Sir Frederick Grant Banting} Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)

{n: Best, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best} Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

{n: Cody, William F. Cody, William Frederick Cody, Buffalo Bill, Buffalo Bill Cody} United States showman famous for his Wild West Show (1846-1917)

{n: Curl, Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.} American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)

{n: F, letter f} the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald} United States novelist (1896-1940)

{n: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, F.I.S.C.} a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies

{n: Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, JFK, President Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy} 35th President of the United States; established the Peace Corps; assassinated in Dallas (1917-1963)

{n: Klinefelter, Harry F. Klinefelter, Harry Fitch Kleinfelter} United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)

{n: Macleod, John Macleod, John James Rickard Macleod} Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)

{n: Mobius, August F. Mobius, August Ferdinand Mobius} German mathematician responsible for the Mobius strip (1790-1868)

{n: Morse, Samuel Morse, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese Morse} United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)

{n: New Deal} the economic policy of F. D. Roosevelt

{n: Oswald, Lee Harvey Oswald} United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)

{n: Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, F. D. Roosevelt, President Roosevelt, President Franklin Roosevelt, FDR} 32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the great depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)

{n: Skinner, Fred Skinner, B. F. Skinner, Burrhus Frederic Skinner} United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)

{n: Skinnerian} a follower of the theories or methods of B. F. Skinner

{n: Stone, Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone} United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)

{n: Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone} United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)

{n: Wild West Show, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show} a spectacular show organized in 1883 by William F. Cody that featured horseback riding and marksmanship on a large scale; toured the United States and Europe

{n: argument} a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable

{n: bass clef, F clef} a clef that puts the F below middle C on the fourth line of a staff

{n: basset horn} a tenor clarinet; pitched in the key of F below the B-flat clarinet

{n: body temperature, blood heat} temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health

{n: degree Fahrenheit, F} a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature

{n: dependent variable} (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends in the independent variable; if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable

{n: farad, F} the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates

{n: fluorine, F, atomic number 9} a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite

{n: focal ratio, f number, stop number, speed} the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system

{n: hot spring, thermal spring} a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above

{n: indefinite integral} the set of functions F(x) + C, where C is any real number, such that F(x) is the integral of f(x)

{n: infamy, opprobrium} a state of extreme dishonor
"a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt
"the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"
<-> fame

{n: integral} the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)

{n: inverse function} the function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x

{n: linear operator} an operator that obeys the distributive law: A(f+g) = Af + Ag (where f and g are function)

{n: penicillin F} the first form of penicillin that was isolated in Great Britain

{n: space} one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
"the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"

{v: echo, recall} call to mind
"His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

{v: ensile} store in a silo
"ensile f fodder for the cows"


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