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industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
imprecation - curse; swearword
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
abscond - depart secretly and hide
coalition - partnership; league; union of separate political parties