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wit

1. the talent or quality of using unexpected associations between contrasting or disparate words or ideas to make a clever humorous effect
2. speech or writing showing this quality
3. a person possessing, showing, or noted for such an ability, esp in repartee
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Most recently, Wist served as group treasurer for Telenor ASA, a position he has held since 2012.
The available data commences from 2001 as it was from this time that enabling students were provided with a student number allowing for centralisation of electronic enrolment records and finishes at 2011 after which no further enrolments in WIST or LIFT were taken.
We're not going to agree on everything," Wist said.
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Wist also recollects the filming of a group of naked women who immerse themselves in a small pool and vents his frustration at having had to work in such poor lighting conditions.
Some strategies that teachers can use inside their classroom to promote effective reading skills are: DISSECT for decoding words, WIST for decoding words, FITS for remembering vocabulary words, LINCS for vocabulary learning, ASK IT for comprehension improvement, and RAP for recalling main ideas (Lebzelter & Nowacek, 1999).
Al kregen de Indische romans uit het fin de siecle van de literaire kritiek alle aandacht, in de Nederlandse literatuurgeschiedenis wist men er geen weg mee.
Graham Smith vvGosdenm ayp rovidet wist Totally agree with Mark Brown (Monday Jury).
GG Jan Pieterszoon Coen benoemde hem meteen tot boekhouder, hoewel hij wist van Van Diemens verleden, en in 1624 al werd hij benoemd tot Raad van Indie, de hoogste functie na die van GG in Batavia.
In the midst of the houses, their house has been destroyed, in the midst of the houses wist ilbiyat bethum harban wist ilbiyut They will protest its destruction when the crowd passes by yisku ilharaba lamma iljamc yifut In the midst of their place, their house has been destroyed, in the midst of their place wist ilbakan ya bethum harban wist ilbakan They will protest to the crowd when it appears yisku iljamc lamma yitban (Lamenters Balabil and Aliya from al-c Aiyaiysa, qtd.
The bulging seam problem is definitely owner created and such owner has to pay for a new tube assembly-while not ever forgetting to lock the inner tube within it via the long-practiced, highly complex and physically demanding I wist of the locking cap between thumb and forefinger.
But whether they swept, smoothly fleet, The long savannahs of the blue; Or whether, Thunder-driven, They clanged his chariot 'thwart a heaven, Plashy with flying lightnings round the spurn o' their feet: Fear wist not to evade as Love wist to pursue.