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query - inquiry; question; V.
espionage - spying
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
curtail - shorten; reduce
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
artifacts - object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman