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shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety