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[self-guhv-ernd, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈgʌv ərnd, ˈsɛlf-/
governed by itself or having self-government, as a state or community; independent.
self-regulating; self-determining.
exercising self-restraint or self-control.


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  • Self-gratification

    [self-grat-uh-fi-key-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act of pleasing or satisfying oneself, especially the gratifying of one’s own impulses, needs, or desires.

  • Self-guard

    verb (used with object) 1. to keep safe from harm or danger; protect; watch over: to guard the ruler. 2. to keep under close watch in order to prevent escape, misconduct, etc.: to guard a prisoner. 3. to keep under control or restraint as a matter of caution or prudence: to guard one’s temper. 4. […]

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    adjective 1. accompanied by a guide: a guided tour. 2. supervised or controlled: a guided beam.

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