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as in offset
a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective charitable giving is usually a good counterbalance to the self-indulgent commercialism of the Christmas season

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“Counterbalance.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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