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1. Polycentrism
• Polycentrism is the principle of organization of a region around several political, social or financial centres. Examples of polycentric cities include the Ruhr area in Germany, Stoke-on-Trent in the UK and the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States. These “cities” have no single centre, but several.
• A country is said to be polycentric if its population is distributed almost evenly among several centres in different parts of the country.
• The term polycentrism was extended and used for a system with several centres, as unity in diversity (politology, architecture, city planning).

2. Purportedly
• As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so.
Usage: The photos purportedly show Alia with a lover.

3. Comity
• Politeness or mutual courtesy
• In law, comity is “a practice among different political entities” involving the “mutual recognition of legislative, executive, and judicial acts.”
Usage: An example of comity is when a classroom of children are all happily involved in a project.

4. Savvy
• Shrewdness and practical knowledge.
• Ability to make good judgements.
Usage: The corporate finance bankers lacked the necessary political savvy.

5. Ire
• Anger
Usage: The amendment provoked the ire of the nation.
Synonyms: Rage, fury, wrath, hot temper, outrage, temper.

6. Gargantuan
• Enormous
Usage: A gargantuan appetite.
• The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel is a pentalogy of novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais, which tells of the adventures of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.

7. Visceral
• Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect.
Usage: The voters’ visceral fear of change.

8. Furore
• An outbreak of public anger or excitement.
Usage: The verdict raised a furore over the role of courtroom psychiatry.

9. Contravention
• In many civil law countries a contravention is a non-criminal offense, similar to an infraction or civil penalty in common law countries.
Usage: Not every instance of outsourcing will involve a contravention of this law.

10. Neoliberalism
• Neoliberalism or neo-liberalism is the 20th-century resurgence of 19th-century ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism and free market capitalism.

11. Self-avowed
• Openly acknowledged or declared by oneself.
Usage: A self-avowed sports junkie.

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