Alter Ego

Entertainment / Literature / Alter Ego: A literary character or narrator who is a thinly disguised representation of the author, poet, or playwright creating a work. Some scholars suggest that J. Alfred Prufrock is an alter ego for T. S. Eliot in 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,' or that the wizard Prospero giving up his magic in The Tempest is an alter ego of Shakespeare saying farewell to the magic of the stage. Contrast with persona.

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Alter Verb Synonyms: change, revise, modify, vary, transform, adjust, adapt, convert, remodel
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Negotiated Commission

Business / Finance / Negotiated Commission: An unfixed broker's commission that is determined through negotiation, depending on the specifics of the trades performed. MORE

Negotiated Certificate Of Deposit

Business / Finance / Negotiated Certificate Of Deposit: A large-denomination CD, generally $1MM or more, that can be sold but cannot be cashed in before maturity. MORE

Negotiable-Order-Of-Withdrawal Account

Business / Taxes / Negotiable-Order-Of-Withdrawal Account: A negotiable-order-of-withdrawal (NOW) account is an interest-bearing checking account that pays interest on the balance, usually at a rate comparable to a money market account. You may be required to MORE

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