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compensation /ˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən/ n
  1. the act or process of making amends for something
  2. something given as reparation for loss, injury, etc; indemnity
  3. the attempt to conceal or offset one's shortcomings by the exaggerated exhibition of qualities regarded as desirable

ˌcompenˈsational adj

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