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1‘the equilibrium of the economy’
balance, symmetry, equipoise, parity, equality, evenness
archaic counterpoise, equipollence
2‘he was hardly ever shaken from his equilibrium by the excesses of criminals’
composure, calmness, calm, equanimity, collectedness, sangfroid, coolness
steadiness, stability, level-headedness, cool-headedness, imperturbability, poise, presence of mind
self-possession, self-control, self-command
impassiveness, impassivity, unexcitability, placidity, placidness, tranquillity, serenity
informal cool, unflappability
rare ataraxy, ataraxia
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