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poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
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
ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
scanty - meager; insufficient
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife