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prudential (proo-DEN-shuhl) adjective
1. Of or relating to prudence.
2. Exercising good judgment, common sense, forethought, caution, etc.
[From Middle English prudence, from Middle French, from Latin prudentia, contraction of providentia, from provident-, the present participle stem of providere (to provide). The words improvise, provide, provident, proviso, purvey, all derive from the same root.]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"When every artless bosom throbs with truth, Untaught by worldly wisdom how to feign And check each impulse with prudential rein." George Gordon Byron; Childish Recollections.
Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)
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