Frustration

Science / Astrology / Frustration: An alternate term for Abscission. See abscission.

Symbolic Character

Entertainment / Literature / Symbolic Character: Symbolic characters are characters whose primary literary function is symbolic, even though the character may retain normal or realistic qualities. For instance, in Ellison's Invisible Man, the charac MORE

Inflected Infinitive

Entertainment / Literature / Inflected Infinitive: In Old English, an infinitive with declension endings attached and used as a noun--a source of much frustration to graduate students trying to translate Anglo-Saxon texts. MORE

Burnout

Business / Finance / Burnout: Depletion of a tax shelter's benefits. In the context of mortgage backed securities it refers to the percentage of the pool that has prepaid their mortgage. MORE

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