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equinox
Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.
facetious
Playfully jocular; humorous
filibuster
An instance of the use of this delaying tactic
hegemony
The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.
hypotenuse
The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
Euro
The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries
fatuous
Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.
gamete
A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes
hemoglobin
The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates
impeach
To make an accusation against
evanescent
Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
feckless
Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective
gauche
Lacking social polish; tactless.
homogeneous
Of the same or similar nature or kind
incognito
With one's identity disguised or concealed
expurgate
To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.
fiduciary
Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another
gerrymander
To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections
hubris
Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance
incontrovertible
Impossible to dispute; unquestionable: