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Malinger

v. shirk

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Mannered

adj. styled; pretentious

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Manumit

v. release from slavery

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Marshal

v. to gather together

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Martial

adj. warlike

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Martinet

n. a person who believes in strict discipline

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Maudlin

adj. sad; sentimental; inclined to weep

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Maverick

n. loner

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Mawkish

adj. falsely sentimental

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Menagerie

n. collection of animals

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Quibblers

n. one who argues trivial matters

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Querulous

adj. always complaining

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Quarry

n. something that is hunted

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Qualm

n. hesitation or fear

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Quaff

v. drink down quickly

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Pyrrhic

adj. won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile to the victor

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Pyromania

n. compulsion to start fires

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Pyre

n. ceremonial fire

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Putsch

n. a violent attempt to overthrow a government

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Putative

adj.generally considered or reputed to be

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Turbid

adj. murky and muddy

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Tumid

adj. swollen; pompous and bombastic

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Tumescence

n. swollen or becoming swollen; pompous or pretentious

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Trundled

v. move or cause to move slowly and heavily

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Trudge

v. to walk slowly with heavy steps

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Triage

v. to assign degrees of urgency to

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Trenchant

adj. vigorous or incisive in expression or style

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Transmute

v. to change in form, nature, or substance

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Transmogrify

v. to transform

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Transgress

v. commit a sin