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scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
conundrum - riddle; difficult problem
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
incident - event; event that causes a crisis
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal