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arbitrary
used in Do You Speak American?

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based on chance or impulse (rather than upon reasoning, consistent rules, or a proper sense of fairness)
  • The Danish scholar Otto Jespersen believed this resistance to arbitrary authority arose from deeply rooted ideas of freedom.
    one — The Language Wars (25% in)
  • Intersexual—A term adopted for people born with genitalia neither male nor female, as part of a movement to prevent surgical alteration to a gender arbitrarily decided by a doctor.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (87% in)

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