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divestiture
1. the act of divesting.
2. the state of being divested.
3. something, as property or investments, that has been divested: to reexamine the company's acquisitions and divestitures.
literati
persons of scholarly or literary attainments; intellectuals.
hapless
unfortunate
descry
1. to see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy: The lookout descried land.
2. to discover; perceive; detect.
miscreant
depraved, villainous, or base
minatory
menacing, threatening
viscid
having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous
dereliction
negligence
muffler
scarf
inchoate
also can mean amorphous
summarily
in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway.
indecorous
not decorous; violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety; unseemly
cloture
a method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken on the question
coterie
1. a group of people who associate closely.
2. an exclusive group; clique.
imposture
the action or practice of imposing fraudulently upon others
cogitate
to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem.
ferrous
of or containing iron, esp. in the bivalent state
fledge
1. to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly.
2. to furnish with or as if with feathers or plumage.
3. to provide (an arrow) with feathers.
fusillade
1. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything
reportorial
1. of or pertaining to a reporter.
2. of, noting, or characteristic of a report:
statuary
statues collectively
parquetry
mosaic work of wood used for floors, wainscoting, etc.; marquetry
erasability
1. to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.; efface.
2. to eliminate completely
indelible
1. making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like: indelible ink.
2. that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like
sedulous
1. diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous.
2. persistently or carefully maintained
sycophant
a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite
grandstand
to conduct oneself or perform showily or ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers: The senator doesn't hesitate to grandstand if it makes her point.
racketeer
n. A person who commits crimes such as extortion, loansharking, bribery, and obstruction of justice in furtherance of illegal business activities
sybarite
a person devoted to luxury and pleasure
awash
Nautical.
covered with water.
washing about; tossed about by the waves.
covered, filled, or crowded