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The practice of providing admissions or hiring advantage to applicants with conservative political or religious beliefs in an effort to achieve "intellectual diversity" in educational institutions.
Law Student A: "John Yoo's war crimes memoranda read like Colbert satire. How is that hack teaching at Boalt?"

Law Student B: "Conservative action can work wonders for an academic career."
by Richard Epstein January 28, 2011
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Jul 12 Word of the Day
The horrible moment when you realise that you have accidentally done something very slightly wrong which has very bad (usually embarassing) implications for you. This is typically the moment of realisation that you just sent a dirty text message to a close member of family, typically your mother, rather than the intended recipient.
Message: "i'm free this afternoon so come over and fuck me senseless, my parents will be out all day"
Recipient: Mum
Message Sent
- Onosecond occurs here -
by Jimmed September 26, 2006
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