counterweights

plural of counterweight
as in offsets
a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective hard work can often be a counterweight to modest intelligence

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“Counterweights.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/counterweights. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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