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self·con·trol

self-control

 
pronunciation:
self kn trol
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part of speech: noun
definition: control of one's feelings or behavior.
It takes self-control for me not to yell when I'm angry.
similar words:
balance, calm, composure, equilibrium, patience, steadiness, will
derivations: self-controlled (adj.), self-controlling (adj.)
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