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blandishment - flattery
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology