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::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
::: sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
::: aegis - shield; protection; defense
::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
::: tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
::: ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
::: osseous - made of bone; bony
::: outlook - point of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook
::: 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