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Noun
A shortcoming, imperfection, or lack
“Regular vision check-ups can show a defect or a weakness that can usually be sorted if worked on.”
Verb
Abandon one's country or cause in favour of an opposing one
“In 1989, Zuyev was granted asylum in the USA after defecting from the Soviet Union in a MiG 29 and landing in Turkey.”
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