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Heated and prolonged public dissension over an issue
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“In a new book likely to rekindle fierce controversy, psychologist Robert Plomin argues that genes largely shape our personalities.”
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A difference or variance of opinion on an issue
“In the 19th century, there was a great controversy on the question of how old the Earth was.”
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A display of unnecessary or excessive excitement, activity, or interest
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A state of (typically public) dissatisfaction, disturbance, or agitation
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A dangerous situation
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A doubt about the truth or validity of something
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A child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires
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The state or quality of being controversial
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A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something
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Celebrated case
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A topic in dispute, or up for debate
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