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wriggle
move by twisting or turning quickly
wriggle out
avoid, evade, escape
looming
describing something important or threatening that is likely to happen (not ominous)
ominous
suggesting that something bad is likely to happen (not looming)
lack
shortage, not having enough
slice
a part (of something)
hold back
to stop something from progressing or developing as it should
overhaul
to repair something so that every part of it works effectively
tetchy
easily upset and angry
wedge
a piece of wood, plastic, or other material that is thin at one end and wider at the other and is pressed into a space to hold something in place
champion (verb)
to support, to defend (beliefs, political aims)
drive a wedge between
damage the good relationship between
usher
lead someone politely somewhere
usher in
to cause important changes to start happening
tug-of-war
a situation in which two people or groups try in a very determined way to get something that they want
the upper hand
the position of control or advantage
weary
feel tired or bored
glad to see the back of
to be rid of
hold out for
to not accept an offer because you want a better one
forge
to make or produce something, especially with some difficulty