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fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route