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flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
crone - hag; ugly old woman
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
finale - conclusion; concluding part
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work