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Still, with much of the world relying on the United States to lead the fight against violent extremism, Boys said there likely will be no more than what he calls “tinkering” and wrist slapping, and the intelligence gathering will largely continue.
What does "still" mean in this sentence? And what is "tinkering" ? What is "wrist slapping"?

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    Still - probably means "even though" or "despite that"

    Tinkering is changing small things, maybe that don't need changing.

    A wrist slapping is an minor punishment

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