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equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one