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licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
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
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for