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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
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
::: precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
::: draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
::: imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
::: leonine - like a lion
::: condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
::: nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous