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disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
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)
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion