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Language or jargon specific to a particular group or profession
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“This was not a constructed language, but a secret vocabulary, a cant or argot in the linguist's term, which uses the grammar and syntax of English as well as most of its core vocabulary.”
Hypocritical, sanctimonious or deceptive talk or behavior
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“In the purest form, realism holds that ideology has little impact on state behavior but is rather a cloak to disguise the pursuit of real interests in the cant of religious or secular philosophy or rhetoric.”
A slope or tilt
“You can adjust the cant to your preference for strong side carry, or set the rig up for cross draw if you're working out of a car for long periods.”
Meaningless talk or activity, typically designed to trick someone or conceal the truth of a situation
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A word drawn from, or imitative of, technical jargon
A brief downward slope followed by an upward one
A concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of large numbers of people
A direction diagonal to the weave of a fabric
To have or cause to have a slanting or oblique position
“This is easier than might be imagined, as a slight move of the hanging weight will cant the beam considerably.”
To utter with a musical or prolonged note(s) or tone(s)
Having, or running in, a slanted or oblique direction
“Towards the back was a nobleman who sat, annotating a book, at a table placed askew, opposite a cant wall pierced by a large window.”
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