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::: hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
::: ramification - branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
::: 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
::: malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
::: tribunal - court of justice
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
::: arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
::: malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
::: impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety