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repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
forebears - (forbears) ancestors