Okay it's back but I will post more than one word a day.

constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison

cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)

pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted

bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of

drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee

usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use

maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm

mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair

- make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair

peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy

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