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parsimonious

: very unwilling to spend money

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confrontational

adj from confrontation

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assertive

1 :  disposed to or characterized by bold or confident statements and behavior 2 :  having a strong or distinctive flavor or aroma

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gratification

1 :  reward, recompense; especially :  gratuity 2 :  the act of gratifying :  the state of being gratified 3 :  a source of satisfaction or pleasure

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stratified

1 :  to form, deposit, or arrange in strata 2a :  to divide or arrange into classes, castes, or social strata b :  to divide into a series of graded statuses

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Confucian Asia

South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Somalia, Djibouti, Comoros and Mauritania are geographically part of Sub-Saharan Africa, but also part of the Arab world. It contrasts with North Africa, which is considered a part of the Arab world.

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Nordic Europe

a region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic which consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and their associated territories, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Svalbard and Åland Islands. In English, "Scandinavia"
is sometimes used as a synonym for the Nordic countries (often
excluding Greenland), but that term more properly refers only to
Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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Germanic Europe

Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg ,Belgium

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aptitude

1 a :  inclination, tendency b :  a natural ability :  talent 2 :  capacity for learning 3 :  general suitability :  aptness

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covary

to exhibit covariation - correlated variation of two or more variables

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colloquial

1 :  of or relating to conversation :  conversational 2 a :  used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation; also :  unacceptably informal b :  using conversational style

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impede

to slow the movement, progress, or action of (someone or something)

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autocratic

1 :  of, relating to, or being an autocracy :  absolute 2 :  characteristic of or resembling an autocrat :  despotic

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malevolent

having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person

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asocial

:  not social: as a :  rejecting or lacking the capacity for social interaction b :  antisocial

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cognizant

knowledgeable of something especially through personal experience; also :  mindful.He is cognizant of his duties as a father.

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consortium

: a group of people, companies, etc., that agree to work together

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induce


: to cause (someone or something) to do something: to cause (something) to happen or existmedical
: to give (a pregnant woman) special medicine in order to make her give
birth : to cause (labor or birth) to begin by giving special drugs to a
pregnant woman

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squelch

to stop (something) from continuing by doing or saying something

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elite

: the people who have the most wealth and status in a society : the most successful or powerful group of people

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reverence

honor or respect that is felt for or shown to (someone or something) - Her poems are treated with reverence by other poets.Their religion has a deep reverence for nature.

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deference

:  respect and esteem due a superior or an elder; also :  affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes — in deference to :  in consideration of

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omnipotence

:  the quality or state of being omnipotent 2 :  an agency or force of unlimited power

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benign

1 :  of a gentle disposition :  gracious 2 a :  showing kindness and gentleness b :  favorable, wholesome 3 a :  of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life; especially :  not becoming cancerous b :  having no significant effect :  harmless

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demarcate

to show the limits or edges of (something)

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competitive arena

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prominence

: the state of being important, well-known, or noticeable : the state of being prominent

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resonate

: to continue to produce a loud, clear, deep sound for a long time: to have particular meaning or importance for someone : to affect or appeal to someone in a personal or emotional way

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parable

a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson; especially : one of the stories told by Jesus Christ and recorded in the Bible

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nuance

1 :  a subtle distinction or variation 2 :  a subtle quality :  nicety 3 :  sensibility to, awareness of, or ability to express delicate shadings (as of meaning, feeling, or value)

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emanate

to come out from a source

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worldly

: of or relating to the human world and ordinary life rather than to religious or spiritual matters: having a lot of practical experience and knowledge about life and the world