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dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism