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::: curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
::: suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
::: rampart - defensive mound of earth
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
::: meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
::: graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
::: tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
::: 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
::: barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie