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avarice - greediness for wealth
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
falter - hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
sanguinary - bloody; with much bloodshed
azure - sky blue
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.