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sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
expos - \'e public revelation of something discreditable
recreant - disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight