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

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Filling out the ranks of women wonks is a multi-faceted problem that will involve solving other big issues, such as recruiting more women into elected office.
After the 2004 elections, the Democrats decided to eschew policy wonks and political strategists and take their cues from some professionals with real populist acumen: Berkeley linguists.
For any political wonks reading, who may be venturing up to the cobbled streets of Manchester today for the Labour Party conference, keep an eye out for one Welsh MP.
ENERGY POLICY WONKS OF THE RECENT PAST ONCE fantasized of federal tax hikes driving gas prices as high as $4 or $5 a gallon.
Don't let the policy wonks start throwing statutory and regulatory requirements at you.
More that 250 researchers, students, and policy wonks gathered in Montreal in June for the second annual NanoForum Canada.
And, unlike this time, when only the wonks were paying attention, the whole world will be watching.
This one will be a spinoff of The National Interest, a quarterly for foreign policy wonks founded by founding neocon Irving Kristol, father of William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard.
Some scenes seem intended to solicit knowing nods from diehard Juche wonks in the audience, who will get a kick out of seeing the origin story of the "Women's Association.
The book, written for a target audience of policy wonks, promises in its subtitle to show government leaders how to get results "in an age of permanent fiscal crisis.
Along about the 1960s, however, CFR policy wonks began a campaign to deprecate the word and the concept, associating it with anarchy.
THE future for our fishing industry is job losses, according to the policy wonks of Downing Street.
The relatively small size of the Pacific island countries and territories means that they are often overlooked when the pundits and policy wonks develop their grand strategic visions.
For McQueen and other theoretically minded artists, as for military wonks, it boils down to a question of economy and strategy.