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skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction