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  • n. A person from North Korea or of North Korean descent.
  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to North Korea, the North Korean people or the North Korean language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Korean from North Korea
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of North Korea or its people or their culture


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  • Despite its backing for the missile defense system, the Obama administration has proposed scaling back the number of interceptors to be placed in Alaska from 40 to 26, arguing the lower number would be sufficient to match near-term North Korean missile capabilities.

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  • Two years ago he called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il a tyrannical dictator, to which North Korea labeled Bolton human scum.

    CNN Transcript Mar 7, 2005

  • It doesn't indicate, for example, how the goods were identified as North Korean and how they were transported to Dalian, in northeastern China across the Yellow Sea from North Korea.

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  • Mullen, in his visit to Iraq, on Monday called North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is "a very unpredictable guy," the Associated Press reported.

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  • Oddly enough, that was precisely the time that the notion of North Korean hawks and doves first began popping up in Pyongyang-watching circles.

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  • Other evidence includes photos of a man identified as a North Korean nuclear expert in Syria.

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  • Bolton called North Korean leader Kim Jong Il a “tyrannical dictator” of a country where “life is a hellish nightmare.”

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  • U.S. Undersecretary of S.ate John Bolton today in S.oul dispensed with the diplomatic niceties and said the days of blackmail are over and called North Korean leader Kim Jong Il a tyrannical dictator.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2003


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