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    India’s scientific academies may prefer to be silent on most issues of importance, but individual Indian scientists are an outspoken lot — they have contributed to the public debate on a variety of issues, ranging from nuclear weapons in the late 1990s to genetically modified crops more recently.

    What Does "lot" mean here? Does it mean there are a lot of outspoken people?

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    Default Re: outspoken lot

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    India’s scientific academies may prefer to be silent on most issues of importance, but individual Indian scientists are an outspoken lot — they have contributed to the public debate on a variety of issues, ranging from nuclear weapons in the late 1990s to genetically modified crops more recently.

    What Does "lot" mean here? Does it mean there are a lot of outspoken people?
    They are a group of people who are unreserved in expressing their opinion.

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