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::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: 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
::: monotony - sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; ADJ. monotonous; CF. monotone
::: consonance - harmony; agreement
::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
::: subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
::: penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
::: premonitory - serving to warn
::: gnarled - twisted