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misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
empirical - based on experience
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
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
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor