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maverick
an indipendent minded person who does not conform or adhere to rules.
Ross Perot is a maverick who opposed both Democrats and Republicans in the 1992 U.S. presidential election.
psyche
soul,mantal state;soul.
psychologists believe that the human psyche is governed by basic needs for food and love.
boycott
to refuse to use or buy something as an act of protest.
A boycott of grapes hesped migrant workers to unionize.
panorama
a clear view over a wide area.
The view from a hilltop in Carmel, California, was a breath taking panorama of the Pacific Ocean.
spartan
laking in comfort;requiring self-discipline.
his spartan routine included walking tem miles each day.
renowned
famouse; well regarded.
repeatedly;becames famous.
Jamaica is renowned for its beautiful beaches and pleasant climate.
gargantuan
huge;immense.
Steve's gargantuan breakfast consisted of a three-pound steak and a dozen eggs.
psychosomatic
psych(mind;soul)soma(bady)
referring to physical disorders that are caused by the mind.
Pet ownership can reduce psychosomatic symptoms caused by stress,such as high blood pressure.
odyssey
a long and adventurous journey.
people have made odyssey to the United States in overcrowded, dangerous boats.
vital
referring to life.
the doctor measured her pulse, blood pressure,and other vital sings.
pseudonym
assumed name; pen name
Norma Jean Mortenson performed under the pseudonym of Marilyn Monroe
chauvinism
prejudiced devotion to a group or country.
Jim's chauvinism was evident from the dozens of "Buy American" bumper stickers on his Chevy pickup
pandemonium
choes, wild disorder, and niose
pandemonium broke out whin people realized they were trapped inside the burning building.
vivacious
lively;full of spirit.
No pictur could capture the vivacious spirit of the high school cheerleader.
martial
refferring to war or soldiers.
dressed in armor and carryin a sword, the knight had a splendid martial appearance
quixotic
noble, but not practical; having unreachable idealistic.
Scott spent three years in a quixotic effort to block the construction of a high-rise in a historic neighborhood