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an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

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The Wonk of the Year celebration included a discussion with Mrs.
These goals come into conflict when some students are constantly disruptive; the policy wonk must preach patience to the father who wants the class disrupter out.
Karl Rove is no economist but is a policy wonk of the first order and understands the details of the issues.
Any road, Monsieur Wonk was going to put a spell on my Writing Wizard, the Microsoft thingy which puts a file like what you have written on to a disc for you.
Highlights from the Missouri Wonk economic impact study:
It wasn't perfect - the silly Willy Wonk a voice adopted by Marc Warren to play the villain Teatime grated like Nigella on piece rate.
In case you're alarmed,dear reader, a wonk is not a misspelled word but a term used for the young, bright and often fresh uni versity graduates who gravitate towards New Labour).
Even more interesting, for a policy wonk, employment statistics showed this sector had grown by 34 percent over the last decade, compared with 4.
Faint-hearted readers should be warned: This is a book by a policy wonk, for policy wonks, and you have to be interested in refundable tax credits to make it from cover to cover.
WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ForceNine Consulting, a leading telecommunications industry consulting firm, announces the addition of a monthly technology segment on "The Wireless Wonk," its Internet news show for the wireless industry.
IN FEBRUARY, COLUMBIA University's Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) released the policy wonk equivalent of a Girls Gone Wild spring break video.
Looking to surprise the tech wonk, frequent flier, or garage entrepreneur on your holiday list?
Young couples are not getting married because an average wedding costs pounds 20,000, and they can't pay, according to a policy wonk.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- ForceNine Consulting, a leading telecommunications industry consulting firm, announced it has begun production of an Internet news show for the wireless industry named "The Wireless Wonk.
A few, like Woodrow Wilson and Adlai Stevenson, have been professorial, though many more (usually unsuccessful) candidates have been a closely related type: the wonk, a character often nominated in recent years by the Democratic Party.