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pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
choreography - art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil