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veer - change in direction; swerve
vying - contending; CF. vie
sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera