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::: pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
::: haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
::: peerless - having no equal; incomparable
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
::: doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
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::: waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack