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  • swank — Synonyms and related words: Babylonian, Corinthian, airs, awe inspiring, awful, barbaric, bounce, brave show, braw, chic, chichi, classy, clothes conscious, cock, cosmopolitan, dapper, dashing, deluxe, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • PRIDE — noun affectation, affected manner, affectedness, airs, boastfulness, braggadocio, braggartism, cockiness, condescension, coxcombry, dandyism, egoism, egotism, foppishness, haughtiness, hubris, immodesty, lordliness, narcissism, pomposity,… …   Law dictionary

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  • international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …   Universalium

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