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dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
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
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
solvent - able to pay all debts; N. solvency
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features