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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
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
artifacts - object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
calamity - disaster; misery
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
uproar - noisy confusion