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complicate

Biology folded on itself
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

complicate

[′käm·plə‚kāt]
(invertebrate zoology)
Folded lengthwise several times, as applied to insect wings.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"There is something now that valorizes the rewriting of history." A generation reared in schools that ignored our history but for the week or month each year when black history is delivered, recycled and prepackaged, we know we must seek and complicate our own stories if we are to replace majority perceptions that erase the individuality instilled by fully formed and feeling minds.
trade status might make some Christians back home feel better, but it would complicate the lives of those seeking to win converts in the field.
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The half-year age conventions complicate retirement plan operation because they require employers to track dates other than birth dates.