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distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
viand - food; CF. live
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
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
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
farce - broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted