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plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
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
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind