The search for fundamental truths/ The family tree

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a person who studies physics or whose job is connected with physics
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physicist
a difficult problem that can only be understood if all the different influences are considered:
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equation
Managing the economy is a complex equation of controlling inflation and reducing unemployment.
a situation that has no hope of making progress:
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dead end
Negotiators have reached a dead end in their attempts to find a peaceful solution.
to go past something by being a greater amount or degree:
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overtake
Our US sales have now overtaken our sales in Europe.
to support someone or something:
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lend your support
I have lent my support to his plan for a private referendum.
not clear and difficult to understand or see:
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obscure
Official policy has changed, for reasons that remain obscure.
a doubt or feeling of not being able to agree with or accept something completely:
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reservation
doubt
Workers and employees shared deep reservations about the wisdom of the government's plans for the industry.
to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually:
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undermine
Criticism just undermines their confidence.
to be the main or most important result of something:
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boil down to
What it all boils down to is a lack of communication.
a product that develops from another more important product:
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spin-off
The research has had spin-offs in the development of medical equipment.
a long search for something that is difficult to find, or an attempt to achieve something difficult:
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quest
Nothing will stop them in their quest for truth
unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way:
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peculiar
It's peculiar that they didn't tell us they were going away.
a person who lives alone and apart from society
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hermit
very thin, or easily broken or destroyed:
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flimsy
thin
You won't be warm enough in that flimsy dress.
suddenly filled with strong feelings of shock and worry:
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aghast
He looked at her aghast

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