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1    begetter, father, guardian, mother, procreator, progenitor, sire  
2    architect, author, cause, creator, forerunner, origin, originator, prototype, root, source, wellspring  
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pare, parentage, partner, part

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exp.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
n.
game of power inside a company's board or management team
[Leg.];[Bus.]
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
child care provided by foster parents
n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
n.
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
[Psych.]
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
n.
A directory is a book which gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.

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