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straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end