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::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
::: perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
::: cache - hiding place; V.
::: sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
::: authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive