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Pent-up Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    pent-up adj : characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions; "her severe upbringing had left her inhibited"; "a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease"; "their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions"; "repressed rage turned his face scarlet" [syn: repressed]

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  • Here’s why lining up for an iPhone 6 will be less of a nightmare this year
    Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch this year is shaping up to be the company’s biggest iPhone debut of all time. Years of pent-up demand for iPhones with significantly larger displays led up to Apple’s big reveal on Tuesday. While nothing shown off during the company’s press conference came as a surprise, fans went crazy when Apple finally confirme Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • Yellen's View on Slack Labor Market Muddied by Pent-Up Wage Deflation
    Yellen, speaking at the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week, again cited low wage growth as evidence that the labor market is weaker than the 6.2 percent unemployment rate suggests and that interest rates should therefore stay low. Among them is a phenomenon dubbed "pent-up wage deflation" by researchers at the San Francisco Fe Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • Hatzius Sees Little Pent-Up U.S. Wage Deflation Yellen Cited
    The thesis, dubbed “pent-up wage deflation” by researchers at the San Francisco Fed, holds that wages didn’t fall enough during the past recession because employers refrained from cutting pay in order to maintain employee morale. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'

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