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tacky

[′tak·ē]
(materials)

tacky dry, tacky

1. That stage in the drying of an adhesive at which the volatile constituents have evaporated or been absorbed sufficiently so as to leave the adhesive in a desired condition of tackiness.
2. That stage in the drying of a paint at which the film appears sticky when lightly touched with the finger.
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Male idol groups from the talent agency, Johnny & Associates, such as Johnny's Junior, Arashi, Kat-Tun, and Tackey & Tsubasa are very popular in Thailand, and young Thais organize "fan clubs" to exchange information and organize activities (The Nation 2003).
In studies examining the effects of embedded cultural stereotypes in the supervisory evaluation process of women and ethnic minorities, Tackey (2001) and Helms and Piper (1994) concluded that biased and nonsupported perceptions of workers' attributes affected the evaluation process.