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Word: filibuster

Definition: block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter


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::: contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
::: eulogistic - praising; full of eulogy
::: wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
::: supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
::: garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
::: dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
::: stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
::: ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
::: quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
::: prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone