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  1. knee-jerknoun

    patellar reflex, kneejerk reflex

  2. knee-jerkadjective

    Automatic, spontaneous, easily predictable

    He gave a knee-jerk response.

    kneejerk reflex, patellar reflex

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  1. Brad McMillan:

    There was a knee-jerk reaction to the Trump Jr emails, but it's a not a problem today, so the reaction was overstated.

  2. Steve Tomsic:

    I think when people think about competition, they sort of, their knee jerk reaction is to think,' well all we need is two or three talking heads to go head to head with ours.' The business is much bigger than that.

  3. Director Chris Rogers:

    We've been planning for some time to look at the pay rates because we think it's really important our team share in the success of our business, it's not a knee-jerk reaction.

  4. Marlon Kimpson:

    This will not be done in a knee-jerk fashion, i'm going to be in focus groups with business leaders and talking to constituents. The massacre opened up an opportunity but to build a super majority will require a lot of work.

  5. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox:

    We must also make it abundantly clear that Utah is a place that welcomes everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or any other background, it is who we are, and it may be easy to lose sight of that during a knee-jerk debate.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pettish
    • B. agreeable
    • C. pestilent
    • D. plaguey

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