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shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
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
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum