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stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
noose - loop formed in a rope
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
omnipresent - universally present; ubiquitous
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock