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interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
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
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
buccaneer - pirate