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::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: belligerent - quarrelsome
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
::: wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
::: exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
::: incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
::: languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless