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equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
omniscient - all-knowing
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude