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::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
::: resurrect - revive
::: hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
::: descry - catch sight of (something distant)
::: numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
::: 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
::: pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
::: staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause