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::: penitent - repentant; N.
::: bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
::: 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
::: cogent - convincing
::: phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
::: interpolate - insert between
::: obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
::: metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
::: thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
::: sentimental - swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments