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opposition

Etymology: L, opponere, to oppose
the relation between the thumb and the other digits of the hand for the purpose of grasping objects between the thumb and fingers.

opposition

The ability to move the thumb into contact with the other fingers across the palm of the hand.
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Physicians may treat ADHD patients with comorbid oppositional defiant disorder more frequently because their symptoms profile is more severe," stated Donal Minihan, MVB, Ph.
One can only bemoan the failure of the FIS to formulate oppositional strategies that would have pushed for political reforms in a peaceful fashion.
An article in popular daily newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm Saturday claimed a number of revolutionary figures have established an oppositional government in Germany with the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to the left-wing oppositional leader, Tsvetanov should be dismissed for failing to properly organize last week's nuclear energy referendum in the country, allowing heavy discrepancies in the voters' lists.
An adjustment for developmental delay, which was identified in 276 children, significantly reduced the odds of oppositional behavior or attention and activity problems, but there was still a strong association between these problems and daytime wetting.
Thomas takes an appropriately broad view of his subject, including in his definition of protest "all liberal, left-liberal, social democratic, or socialist organizations, coalitions and individuals engaged in oppositional activity outside the parliamentary process that took a critical stance toward the parliamentary system, parliamentary parties, or government policy," while stopping short of terrorist strategy and armed acts (p.
Only the wisps of smoke rising from an incense holder refer explicitly to a culture (perhaps oppositional, at least youthful) beyond luxe, calme, et volupte, or ennui, its constant shadow.
A dancer in white demonstrates the oppositional pull of Hanya Holm's technique, one arm pressing down as she springs off the ground.
David Gays book is the first study of its kind: an intensive analysis of oppositional readings and interpretations of Scripture on the eve of, during and soon after the Restoration in England.
Bambara's 99 cent anthology creates space for what Griffin calls the "chorus and conflict" of oppositional voices across the question of black women's responses to the discours es of black nationalism and feminism.
I think you'll see the Democrats be a more oppositional party--on vouchers, where we seem to be winning, on trying to get a fairer tax cut, on trade, where there will be a more coherent opposition to deals that don't protect workers and the environment--now that Clinton is gone.