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::: felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
::: effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
::: 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
::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
::: arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
::: menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
::: scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
::: ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
::: amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement