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concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious