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archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
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
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
distend - expand; swell out
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch