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::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
::: clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
::: frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
::: maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
::: argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
::: reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors