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::: haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
::: bucolic - rustic; pastoral
::: posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
::: encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
::: optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
::: hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
::: dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn