a puzzle or problem whose solution requires great ingenuity.
a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston. Contemporary Examples The Original Power Couple Edith B. Gelles April 18, 2009 Did She Murder Before? Wendy Murphy February 15, 2010 Historical Examples Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife […]
a member of a brain trust; an important but usually unofficial adviser.
to cause (someone) to undergo brainwashing. the process of brainwashing. a subjection to brainwashing. Contemporary Examples The Art of ‘Mr. Brainwash’ Anthony Haden-Guest February 17, 2010 The Art of ‘Mr. Brainwash’ Anthony Haden-Guest February 17, 2010 The Art of ‘Mr. Brainwash’ Anthony Haden-Guest February 17, 2010 Historical Examples I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon Richard […]
a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, especially through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques. any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, especially one based on repetition or confusion: brainwashing by TV commercials. an instance of subjecting or being subjected to such techniques: efforts to halt the brainwashing […]