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spit and acquit

spit and acquit  n.— «Defendants charged with low-level drug offenses under existing statutes can have their charges dismissed if they participate in drug treatment programs or undergo court supervision. But under the district attorney’s...

self-embedding

self-embedding  n.— «Health officials in Chicago are warning about a growing trend among teenagers who inflict pain on themselves by inserting foreign objects under their skin. The practice, called “self embedding,” is similar...

digital cliff

digital cliff  n.— «Whitsett goes on to explain the unique challenges that affect many rural residents. “According to the FCC, the strength of a digital signal depends on terrain, distance from the transmitters and the reception...

God spot

God spot  n.— «That conflicts not only with the limbic-system theory but also with earlier reports of a so-called God Spot that derived partly from work conducted on epileptics. These reports suggested that religiosity originates...

sexsomnia

sexsomnia  n.— «Awakened by the jostling of a half-naked man on top of her after a late-night party in 2003, a Toronto woman was immediately struck by the look on his face. Her assailant appeared neither threatening nor caught in the act...

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