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::: ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem
::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: 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
::: obsidian - black volcanic rock
::: affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
::: forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
::: dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
::: tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars