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Noun
A disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (pros)
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“The biggest con of this strategy is that it requires an extended shutdown of operations.”
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An instance of deceiving or tricking someone
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“This man has pulled off the greatest con in our country's history!”
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A criminal, especially one serving a sentence of imprisonment
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“Merritt is now just another con serving time for his misdeeds.”
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A manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
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An incentive that helps bring about a desired state or result
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The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification
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A large meeting or conference, especially of members of a political party or a particular profession or group
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Something used to catch or trap someone or something
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One's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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“Gray is also being charged with developing a scheme to con the couple out of their retirement fund.”
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To deceive or fool someone
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“I con him into thinking I've got connections with a fixer.”
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To learn by heart, or commit to memory
“And to con by rote is to commit to memory by an operation of mind similar to the turning of a wheel.”
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(rare) To study or examine carefully, especially in order to gain knowledge of
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“The hawk rested on a crag of the gorge and conned the terrain with a fierce and frowning eye.”
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To tell a lie or something that is untrue
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To navigate or pilot a vehicle or vessel
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To cajole or convince someone with flattery
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To acquire new information or skill
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To study intensively over a short period of time just before an examination
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To acquire knowledge on an issue
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Quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of
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To (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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Adjective
That is diametrically opposed to something
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Preposition
In opposition to
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