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Counterposing

A slang term for the practice of an employee avoiding work by using jargon or vague statements to confuse and outsmart management.
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Shapira falsely counterposes settlement ("by virtue of labor") to force ("by dint of conquest").
Here he counterposes recent work in modal logic by David Lewis and D.
With a good deal of finesse, and taking as his point of departure a detailed study of the important turn-of-the-century thinker, Hassan El Attar, Gran counterposes Ahl Al Hadith and Ahl Al Kalam.
Nonetheless, Gioni counterposes it against the failed museal models that are still the mainstay of our institutions today.
Ward helpfully counterposes the league's dependence on traditional, fairly conservative Catholic family theology and its strong challenge to the male-dominated medical profession.
Smith counterposes the feminine, textured vision of the amateur writer and traveler.
Power Yoga is a flowing series of poses and counterposes that, according to the author, will stimulate, strengthen, stretch, twist, focus and balance every gland, organ, vessel, muscle, joint and bone in the body.
Waldman counterposes the policy machinations with the Monica machinations in a successful bit of novelistic gimmickry.
For good measure, he arbitrarily counterposes their security against Rushdie's royalties.
To sociologists' surveys on workers' "class consciousness" and structural theorists' assumptions about their "class interests," Sugiman counterposes a more dynamic concept of female workers' "gendered strategies.
To the vast scale of Buttynsky's imagery--ship-breaking yards, wastelands of strip mines, and the remnants of uranium tailings--Brandenburg counterposes a smaller one.
He sketches out and then counterposes what he regards as the two overarching tendencies in postwar American foreign policy.