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linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
swindler - cheater
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
imperturbable - unshakably calm; placid
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
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant