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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
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
oatmeal - crushed oats used for making porridge
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
concomitant - that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
cistern - reservoir or water tank
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement