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  1. swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb(noun)

    an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

    pulverization, donkeywork, pulverisation, wonk, plodding, grind, mill, dweeb, drudgery, swot

  2. nerd(noun)

    an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession

    dweeb, wonk, grind, swot


  1. nerd(noun)

    propeller head, loser, goober, geek, dweeb, dork, doofus, dag, twerp

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  1. Greta Thunberg:

    I actually enjoy it, i am a nerd.

  2. Kristen Bell:

    Its not the 80s where you have to have the popular girl and then the nerd who gets the guy. Its not that anymore and Im really grateful for that, it opens up a lot of opportunities for everyone to play and pretend, which is the most fun part.

  3. Joshua Green:

    They have a lot in common with the people who spend the most time on the Internet, the centrality of cats to the digital world is because they have a cultural connection to the people who live there. The fact is, cats are just better nerd pets.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The "Pi Moment" of this century is on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53, because Pi = 3.141592653. First 10 digits of Pi come together, in the same sequence, at that precise moment, on March 14 this year, at 9:26:53. You don't have to be a Nerd to celebrate "Pi Moment".....but sometimes it helps!

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    El "momento pi" de este siglo es el 3/14/15 a 9:26:53, porque pi = 3.141592653. Primeros 10 dígitos de pi se unen, en el mismo orden, en ese preciso momento, el 14 de marzo de este año, en 9:26:53. Usted no tiene que ser un nerd para celebrar "momento pi" ..... pero a veces le ayuda!

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