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maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism