OUTLIER: someone who stands apart from others of his or her group

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This political season has given rise to the use of any number of words that have a “fresh” meaning to them.  Among those words is the term outlier.  It’s not a new word, having been around since the 1600’s having been used to describe stones that have been quarried buy not used.  They lie around […]

NIGGLE: to criticize, especially constantly or repeatedly, in a peevish or petty way; carp:

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A niggle has a number of variable meanings.   It can be something as simple as a persistence of attention to an insignificant issue.  Or it can be to work ineffectively.   In soccer (or international football) a niggle is an injury, hopefully a small one. But the definition I have chosen to pursue today is that […]