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makeshift
acting as an interim and temporary measure (e.g, row of chairs as _ bed)
pinnacle
the most successful point; the culmination (e.g, _ of his career)
flaneur
a man who saunters around observing society.
flummoxed
bewildered or perplexed (e.g, _ and speechless)
burden
a load, typically a heavy one; something that is exacting, oppressive, or difficult to bear (e.g, _ of responsibility)
distortion
the action of giving a misleading account or impression (e.g, media _ of the facts)
corrugated
(of a material or surface) shaped into a series of parallel ridges and grooves so as to give added rigidity and strength (e.g, _ cardboard)
dire
extremely serious or urgent (e.g, _ consequences)
tend; tend (to)
care for or look after; give one's attention to (e.g, she _ed the plants on the roof)
gag(ging) order
(law) a judge's directive forbidding the public disclosure of information on a particular matter (e.g, judge imposed a _)
goad (to/into/about)
provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction (e.g, _ him into a fight)
sojourn
stay somewhere temporarily (e.g, _ around the corner to smoke).
lunge
a sudden forward thrust of the body, typically with an arm outstretched to attack someone or seize something (e.g, she made a _ for his wrist)
exiguous
very small in size or amount (e.g, my _ income)
eponymous
(of a person) giving their name to something; (of a thing) named after a particular person or group. (e.g, _ hero of the novel)
feeble
lacking strength of character; failing to convince or impress (e.g, _ excuse)
confer (upon/on)
grant (a title, degree, benefit, or right) (e.g, The Parliament _red powers on the Minister)
slacken
to make or become looser; reduce or decrease in speed or intensity (e.g, pace never _s)
pivotal
of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else (e.g, Japan's _ role in the economy)
subscribe (to)
express or feel agreement with (an idea or proposal) (e.g, _ to the view)