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English vocabulary II.

The plenum of the scientific world’s henchmen likes to abjure irrelevant questions and their exegesis of scientific texts pertains to the thesis; there is no pettifogging or flexuous analysis that stretches across the livelong article. Empirical studies bespeak proof, they say, but according to some, they bandy about a surplus of information that would test even the most adamantine of academicians. Most of us are lucky if we understand half of what is written, let alone grasp a viva voce presentation. Of course, most of us would never be part of a conclave of scientists, therefore chiselling our brain may not be needed on a high level.

It is perhaps not in the least ad rem that some scientists still carry hircine beards reminiscent of the fashion of past centuries.

English vocabulary I.

An author can be a real pachyderm, non-responding to any critique,
even though their style, despite its copiousness may need some
sprucing up. An exemplary morceau of a failed oeuvre is “The
tramontane expedition”, which, in spite of the unquestionable duende
of the first chapters turns into an extratemporaneous display of heavy