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pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
indissoluble - permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively