[speng-gler; German shpeng-gluhr]
Related formsSpeng·le·ri·an [speng-gleer-ee-uh n, shpeng-] /spɛŋˈglɪər i ən, ʃpɛŋ-/, noun, adjective
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  1. Oswald (ˈɔsvalt). 1880–1936, German philosopher of history, noted for The Decline of the West (1918–22), which argues that civilizations go through natural cycles of growth and decay
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