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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
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
mingle - mix together in close association
nuptial - of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
confound - confuse; puzzle
sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person