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chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
lateral - of or coming from the side