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::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
::: virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
::: atypical - not normal; not typical
::: putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
::: plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
::: finite - limited
::: brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
::: 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
::: depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value