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::: 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
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
::: distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
::: disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
::: emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
::: isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
::: homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm