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::: culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
::: surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
::: append - attach
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
::: debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
::: saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
::: bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
::: stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss