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Dignity (n):

): the importance and value that a person has, that makes other people respect them or makes them respect themselves

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Wisdom (n):
 The wisdom of the general public

the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments

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Intimate (adj)

[ PERSONAL]: having, or being likely to cause, a very close friendship or personal or sexual relationship

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To partake

[ TAKE PART]: to become involved with or take part in sth

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Deep-seated (adj):

strongly felt or believed and very difficult to change or get rid of

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To unify

to bring together; combine

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To water sth down

[IDEA]: to deliberately make an idea or opinion less extreme, usually so that other people will accept it

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Heavyweight (cn):

a person or thing that is important or serious and that other people notice

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To face the music :
 The bank faces the music over a multimillion-dollar laundering scandal

: to accept criticism or punishment for sth you have done

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Reckless (adj):
 reckless financial advice

doing sth dangerous and not worrying about the risks and the possible results

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suspicious (adj)
 find it highly suspicious

feeling doubt or no trust in someone or sth

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malfeasance (n):
 malfeasance or a commercial motive

an example of dishonest and illegal behaviour, especially by a person in authority

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to honour
 honouring a hero of the …

[RESPECT]: to show great respect for someone or sth, especially in public

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to dodge (v):

to avoid sth unpleasant

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terminally (adv):
 found dodging life insurance payments to terminally ill people

very serious; in a way that will lead to death

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fallout (UN)

[UNPLEASANT RESULT]: the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event

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ruthless (adj):

not thinking or worrying about any pain caused to others; cruel

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belated (adj):

coming later than expected

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belatedly

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to dread:

to feel extremely worried or frightened about sth that is going to happen or that might happen