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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
collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
altercation - noisy quarrel
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
cache - hiding place; V.
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
repartee - quick clever reply
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.