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::: dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
::: philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
::: actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
::: genre - particular variety of art or literature
::: knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
::: thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
::: deft - neat; skillful
::: formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
::: trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry