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::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
::: shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
::: equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
::: abominate - loathe; hate
::: cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
::: pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
::: ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
::: paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash