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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
::: imprecation - curse; swearword
::: arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
::: importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
::: ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
::: besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
::: dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
::: squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
::: ligneous - like wood
::: obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy