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Is there a term describing someone who kids himself?

I would like to find a term, if it exists, to describe an individual who kids himself. Specifically, the term is to describe someone who does something that is obviously self-deceiving in some sense.
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How to call the chairs whose back will bend backwards when you rest against it?

I am sorry if my description is not clear enough. You know there are certain office chairs (unless the wooden chairs or steel folded chair) whose back can bend backwards when you lean against them. Is ...
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Galois Theory — an implied genitive or not genitive at all?

In the field of mathematics there are many concepts named after certain individuals: the Pythagoras's theorem, Galois theory, Hilbert space and so forth. In my native tongue of Finnish the person's ...
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Member Countries & Member States

Today I want to ask if the two terms "member country" and "member state", in an international organisation, are the same and thus can be swapped for each other when we want to avoid repetition while ...
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What is the soft part of the palm called in English?

What is the soft part of the palm called in English? I don't know the name even in my native language, so I cannot look it up in the dictionary.
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Name for the state of being 5, 10, 57 etc years old

I wanted to know if there is a noun stating the following: "state of being 10, 27, etc years old." For example, consider the sentences "He is 10 years old and because of that, he is happy." I want to ...
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Concrete nouns cannot be modified by abstract ones [closed]

Concrete nouns cannot be modified by abstract ones. I cannot understand this sentence. It does not mean that I cannot understand the meaning of this sentence, rather I cannot understand what it ...