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militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
composure - mental calmness