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Solvent

Able to pay all debts.

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Solvency

The ability of a company to meet its financial obligations.

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Ancillary

Providing necessary support to the primary activities of an organization.

Example: "the main factory and its ancillary plants."

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Pluralist

Metaphysical, pragmatist view that there is more than one way to conceptualize the world and it's content.

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Axiom

- A premise or starting point of reasoning.

- a premise so evident as to be accepted as true without controversy.

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Caveat

A stipulation

A condition attached to an agreement.

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Autonomy

Independence or freedom

Self-governing ("autonomous")

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Homogeneous

Of the same or like kind

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Arrears

Overdue debt, liability, or obligation.

An account is "in arrears" if one or more payments are missed.

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Viscosity

Degree of heaviness, density

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Providence

The force by which God creates and controls things.

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Glut

Over-supply

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Verbiage

Use of many words without necessity, or with little sense. Wordiness.

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Rhetoric

- The art of expressive speech or discourse.
- skillful use of speech

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Lexicon

The vocabulary of a particular person. (field, social class, etc)

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Intemperate

Unrestrained, unbridled

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Alliteration

Repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more consecutive words.

- "panicking paranoia"

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Rout

An overwhelming defeat.

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Median

Relating to the middle.

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Faith

Confidence or trust in a person or thing.

Belief that is not based on proof.

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Alpha

Having the highest rank in the dominance hierarchy.

Most powerful or aggressive.

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Omega

The last in a series.

The end.

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Mitigate

To lessen.

Make less severe.

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Appropriation

An act of a legislature allowing money from the treasury to be paid for a specific use.

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Legislature

The branch of govt empowered to make laws (congress) separate from the executive and judicial branches.

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Subsidy

Monetary aid from a govt to a private industrial undertaking, a charity organization, etc.

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Refugee

A person who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country. As in a time of political upheaval or war.

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Circumvent

To bypass.
To go around.