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  1. Cynics

    a sect of Greek philosophers, disciples of Antisthenes, who was a disciple of Socrates, but carried away with him only part of Socrates' teaching and enforced that as if it were the whole, dropped all regard for humanity and the universal reason, and taught that "virtue lay wholly in the avoidance of evil, and those desires and greeds that bind us to enjoyments," so that his disciples were called the "Capuchins of the Old World." These in time went further than their master, and conceived a contempt for everything that was not self-derived; they derived their name from the gymnasium in Athens, where their master taught.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cynics in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cynics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. President Barack Obama:

    I hope we can work together this year on some bipartisan priorities like criminal justice reform and helping people who are battling prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse. So who knows? We might surprise the cynics again.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Over the past six years, the pundits have pointed out more than once that my presidency has not delivered on this vision, but I still think the cynics are wrong.

  3. Nigel Green:

    Financial traditionalists view cryptocurrencies the way traditional stores used to view online retailers, crypto cynics are using this current wave of volatility to knock digital currencies. Whether it is Bitcoin, or any of the current generation of coins, or not, cryptocurrencies are here to stay.

  4. Michael Aron:

    The Yemeni cynics who criticize everything the other side does even if it is positive and who say the UN are naive seem to be saying the only solution is perpetual war in Yemen.

  5. Kimano M. Edwards:

    A life dedicated to service is impervious to cynics and immune to regret.

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    someone who takes the place of another person
    • A. dependable
    • B. alternate
    • C. reassuring
    • D. greedy

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