from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An assessment to determine if one's circumstances or expectations conform to reality.
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- n. a check or review to make sure something is consistent, reasonable, etc.
- n. a wake-up call, reminder
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- n. an occasion on which one is reminded of the nature of things in the real world
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