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answered Adjective to describe someone who is knowledgeable, resolute, and calm
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comment Does the etymology of the word “government” mean “to control the mind”?
It seems to me that both are correct, but not in the sense you (or the conspiracy theorists) are thinking. Evidence suggests that it comes from Latin "mens" meaning "mind" but came to be used as "a general adverbial suffix" (en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mens#Latin). Etymologically speaking, it might help to frame it as "a group that is of a mind/disposition to govern/lead" rather than "a group that controls minds".
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accepted A Word that means “to adapt or improve, to conform to a higher standard”?
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comment A Word that means “to adapt or improve, to conform to a higher standard”?
Compliance is the closest I could come up with, too. It doesn't necessarily suggest an improvement, and unfortunately it tends to imply that the goal is to align with some predetermined set of rules, which is not really what I'm going for.. but I haven't been able to come up with anything better myself.
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asked A Word that means “to adapt or improve, to conform to a higher standard”?