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as in offset
a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective the happiness brought by a new baby was a timely counterpoise to the grief occasioned by a death in the family

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“Counterpoise.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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