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gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.