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synonyms for wonk

  • geek
  • nerd
  • bookworm
  • brain
  • dweeb
  • grind
  • grub
  • greasy grind
  • poindexter
  • swotter
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Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is coming off some good weeks of press coverage in which reporters trumpeted his plan for homelessness uncritically and presented him as a low-key policy wonk.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: FEE CAPS LIKE SAN DIEGO’S ARE DOORDASH’S NEW TARGETSARA LIBBYJULY 23, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
A few tax wonks predicted that workers who were most likely to struggle financially in old age wouldn’t open the accounts because they couldn’t afford to save.
LORD OF THE ROTHS: HOW TECH MOGUL PETER THIEL TURNED A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS INTO A $5 BILLION TAX-FREE PIGGY BANKBY JUSTIN ELLIOTT, PATRICIA CALLAHAN AND JAMES BANDLERJUNE 24, 2021PROPUBLICA
Think tanks and nonprofits have published research, and policy wonks have discussed it at conferences.
THE CLIMATE REAL ESTATE BUBBLE: IS THE U.S. ON THE VERGE OF ANOTHER FINANCIAL CRISIS?GRAPHICS BY EMILY BARONEAPRIL 19, 2021TIME
Known as a “health care wonk,” Becerra was an original co-sponsor of the Affordable Care Act.
XAVIER BECERRA IS THE VICTIM OF THE RIGHT’S DISTORTION OF CATHOLICISMDUNCAN HOSIEMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Policy wonks can talk about history and cite all the studies they want, but for some people, this is not remotely theoretical.
CONGRESS IS CONSIDERING 2 PLANS TO GET MORE MONEY TO PARENTS. HERE'S HOW EACH WOULD WORKBELINDA LUSCOMBEFEBRUARY 12, 2021TIME
Shackelford was known for being “part tech geek, part journalist and part policy wonk,” said her longtime friend Barb Rosewicz, the director of Fiscal 50, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts.
TIFFANY SHACKELFORD, 46, WAS KNOWN AS A UNIQUE, FUN ‘FORCE’ TO FRIENDS, FAMILYDANA HEDGPETHFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The notes are moderately high-pitched and resemble "wonk-wonk-wonk."
NEOTROPICAL HYLID FROGS, GENUS SMILISCAWILLIAM E. DUELLMAN
It was called the Wank (pronounced Wonk) and was an Armenian monastery, half farm, half stronghold.
A PRISONER IN TURKEYJOHN STILL
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