Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Outcome (noun) 
something brought about by a cause
This outcome is a reflection of strong sense of solidarity within the corporate peasant
community, also apparent in the tendency for almost every man to remain within his
village over his lifetime.

Outdated (adjective) 
to make or become no longer in use; of a style or method formerly in style
Several outdated theories about the cause of autism have been proven to be false. 

Outflow (noun) 
the act of being in a state of motion, as air moving away from something
The strength of the rain cooled outflow from the mountain storms is critical to
downstream mesoscale convective system development.

Outlaw (noun) 
one that is unconventional or rebellious ;  a lawless person or a fugitive from the law 
Gov. Bill Richardson scheduled a news conference Tuesday to detail how the state will aid
an investigation launched by Lincoln County, where the Old West outlaw made a
dramatic escape from custody 122 years ago.

Outpost (noun) 
a security detachment thrown out by a main body of troops to protect it from enemy 
surprise; an outlying or frontier settlement
In addition to its African possessions, Carthage held a number of outposts on the Spanish

Outreach (adjective) 
reaching out or extending 
The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) is the scientific research unit within
the Collections and Research Department of the National Air and Space Museum,
Smithsonian Institution. CEPS performs original research and outreach activities on
topics covering planetary science, terrestrial geophysics, and the remote sensing of
environmental change. 

Outset (noun) 
beginning, start
From the outset, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a missionary

Outstrip (verb) 
to be greater or better than
Even though the train is not the preferred method of transportation in the United States,
in Europe it can compete with the airlines and cars, and in some cases even outstrip
them, as the most popular way to travel from one country to another.

Outwardly (adverb)
toward or on the outside; in regard to external appearance or action
Some people with mental disorders have a tendency toward self–persecution, self–
sabotage, and even violence (both self–inflicted and outwardly directed). 

Outweigh (verb) 
to make up for the defects of
The evolutionary selective advantages for language must have been very large to
outweigh such a disadvantage.

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