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shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead