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KALEIDOSCOPE

tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful

The meaning of the word kaleidoscope is tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful.

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rescindrepeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
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discrepancylack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
plebeiancommon; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
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