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::: criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
::: deleterious - harmful
::: ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
::: sentimental - swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
::: haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
::: denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
::: kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
::: reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement