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  1. Nov 2020
    1. attorney

      An attorney is a lawyer. Attorneys sue people, defend people, and serve as experts on the law.

    2. rogue

      When going rogue was first used it had a fairly specific meaning of 'behaving in an erratic or dangerous fashion. ' The expression today is more likely to be used to indicate that someone is displaying some degree of independence or failing to follow an expected script.

    3. thwarted

      Thwarted describes something that didn't work out, like your thwarted plan to relax at home — a friend just called to ask you to help find her runaway dog

    4. gerrymandered

      Some politicians change the boundaries of their voting districts in order to benefit themselves or their political party. To manipulate the boundaries like this — often viewed as unfair — is to gerrymander.

    5. prerogative

      A prerogative is someone's special right or privilege. As Bobby Brown once sang, "I don't need permission / Make my own decisions / That's my prerogative."