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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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The witting insider with malicious intent is a true detriment to our goal of Dominance across the maritime domain and represents a clear and present danger to the security of our Nation.
Tech companies own, gather, use, and trade data on users, and sometimes become witting or unwitting parties to repression - taking down websites or social media accounts mislabeled by others as spam or allegedly abusive.
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Paget admits her work is "American-centric since the NSA is the prism through which this history is told" (ix) and that she was a "witting" (4) NSA-CIA insider.
Witting said the owner's personal details in the database are never shared.
Without the lawyer's witting or unwitting collusion, a large part or most of these mortgage problems would have been avoided as, had the buyer become aware of these obstacles, he or she would simply not have bought the property.
A high number of homosexuals also report having negative parental relationships, most especially after disclosure (Alanko, Santtila, Witting, Varjonen, Jern, Johansson, et al., 2009).
In a study performed by Witting et al., sensitivity and specificity of room-air pulse oximetry (with Sp[O.sub.2]>96%) in detecting moderate hypercapnia (PaC[O.sub.2]>50) in patients admitted to emergency ward were 96% and 39%, respectively.
Non-championship, Intermediates: 1 Scott Witting (Sherco) 22, 2 Jenson Little (Gas Gas) 59, 3 Philip Whitehead (Beta) 70.
He told MPs the criticism came from "plain old Islamaphobia, either witting or unwitting".