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::: sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
::: prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
::: petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
::: orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
::: hermitage - home of a hermit
::: implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
::: devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach