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hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
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
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
dignitary - person of high rank or position
callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced