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Definitionobtain (come into the possession of something)
- what's wrong with a man becoming intelligent and wanting to acquire knowledge and understanding of the world around him?2 -- April (97% in)
acquire = come into possession
- ...separate folder, but from time to time i feel it necessary to put down my moods and my thoughts out of sheer habit. i find the calculus of intelligence to be a fascinating study. here is the place for the application of all the knowledge i have acquired. in a sense it's the "problem i've been concerned with all my life. may 31 dr. strauss thinks i'm working too hard. dr. nemur says i'm trying to cram a lifetime of research and thought into a few weeks. i know i should rest, but i'm...3 -- May (96% in)
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