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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
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
detonation - explosion
mischance - ill luck
sleek - smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle